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by pune
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 26112

Re: Air India Bidding

For e.g. UK did privatization of its Railways 40 years back, just this year, they re-nationalized, why? Because most of the routes economically didn't make money and were not on time. And there were enough studies that proved that other countries in Europe had better train systems and cost less. UK...

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by pune
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 26112

Re: Air India Bidding

Most of the examples quoted are those done by NDA. And here in is my point - the agenda. I'm sure the other side will say the opposite. If you look through all of this, you'll see systemic mismanagement and constant government interference, either directly or through layers and layers of red tape. ...

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by pune
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 26112

Re: Air India Bidding

That is the farthest statement from a fact. Any data or evidence to support your claim? Fully paid 777s-12.7yrs, 319s(12.7 yrs) and 321s(12.4 yrs) SLB 788s-6.7yrs. Leased A320NEO-3.4yrs, Unless your definition of revamp is to replace GENx 788s with RR 787s and LEAP NEOs with GTF NEOs, scrap reliabl...

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by pune
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster
Replies: 78
Views: 4274

Re: 10 Years Since Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster

Dillution vs. actual amount of radiation would be the keywords here. You mention neither. For that to matter or share, the Goverment of Japan needs to share those numbers in public domain. What I found out was this - https://edition.cnn.com/2020/10/24/asia/japan-fukushima-waste-ocean-intl-scli/inde...

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by pune
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 26112

Re: Air India Bidding

@dtw2hyd, thank you for sharing the above. @Antarius - the whole song and dance today is privatization. Let's look at what Sucheta Dalal has to say on the topic. FWIW, she has been a whistleblower of quite a few scams including the 1992 scam and the stamp paper scam among others. - https://www.money...

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by pune
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 11136

Re: Ship happens - Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

Source please ? https://www.gard.no/web/updates/content/52970/pilotage-law Kiwirob, you gave him the source in your first post. It might have not been in the form of a link, but it was the source. Can you explain how? I went back to his original post but it didn't give any more hints . The last one...

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by pune
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 26112

Re: Air India Bidding

dtw2hyd wrote:
AI will redo cabins with public funds before sale date for the right buyer, just like it paid off 77Ws well before finance term end, while struggling to pay salaries.


People have short memories. The same was done for Mumbai airport before privatization as well.

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by pune
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster
Replies: 78
Views: 4274

Re: 10 Years Since Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster

My understanding is that radioactive discharge into water are deemed acceptable after being sufficiently diluted. The Japanese government have been planning for release of water that have been processed to release most radioactive substance, but still contain Tritium, into the ocean According to th...

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by pune
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 11136

Re: Ship happens - Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

yup Liability:Pursuant to the Egyptian Maritime Code No. 8 of 1990 (Art. 279) as well as rulings of the Supreme Court in Egypt, the responsibility for pilotage operation in port and in the Suez Canal lies entirely with the Master of the guided vessel even in case of the pilot's error. Source please ?

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by pune
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster
Replies: 78
Views: 4274

Re: 10 Years Since Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster

I want to clarify something I posted. Japanese officials now estimate the cost of the cleanup at $78 billion. About no one believes that and the true figure may be $200 to $300 billion. The 3 melt down reactors are still to 'hot' to do much, much of the technology to do the cleanup does not yet exi...

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by pune
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 19503

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

I can't believe I missed it. Somehow saw this on my youtube recommendations and had to share with you guys. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQIqYb8d5-I I think most of his views are on the notch. Especially that the industry may take upto 5 years to recover. In such a scenario, probably more than ha...

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by pune
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster
Replies: 78
Views: 4274

Re: 10 Years Since Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster

I am pretty sure the fifty people was the minimal amount of workers remain on site when evacuation order was being placed, not that they have died Not they remained but 'they chose to remain' there is a difference there mate. And none of them got even the hazard pay - https://www.bbc.com/news/busin...

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by pune
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster
Replies: 78
Views: 4274

Re: 10 Years Since Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster

And adding to above, the radiation effects https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation_effects_from_the_Fukushima_Daiichi_nuclear_disaster I don't really get it why people still insist it is all good when similar things have happened in UK. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sellafield Can anybody tell me of...

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by pune
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster
Replies: 78
Views: 4274

Re: 10 Years Since Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster

And what would you say to this, from the same webpage, how can you say zero when bodies were found ? Over 20 workers had been injured by 18 March, including one who was exposed to a large amount of ionizing radiation when the worker tried to vent vapour from a valve of the containment building.[1] T...

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by pune
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster
Replies: 78
Views: 4274

Re: 10 Years Since Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukushima_50 . The actuall number was more but these were the workers from TEPCO. In the movie, they had shown that some of them have died, even on the wikipedia page it shares some info. not all. For e.g. on the wiki page it says that "Team leader Masao Yoshida di...

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by pune
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson: Women in the Military BAD!
Replies: 27
Views: 2230

Re: Tucker Carlson: Women in the Military BAD!

This is not new, but I am trying to get a link to a story which was shared by an American commando (lady) and she had shared both about her injuries, her stress and her juniors. It was really a remarkable thread and quite a bit long. If somebody does chance upon that article, please share here and ...

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by pune
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix
Replies: 39
Views: 2149

Re: Netflix

It should be illegal for tv series to have more than one season. ;) I just finished Designated Survivor (watched it since Christmas) and seasons 2 & 3 were just unbearable garbage. I guess it all depends on your interests. For e.g. I have watched all Star Trek from the Originals till the latest...

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by pune
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix
Replies: 39
Views: 2149

Re: Netflix

I saw the Deutschland franchise, couldn't get enough of it, all the three 83, 86 and 89 are cool. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4445154/ It talks about East Germany period from 1983 to 1989 which no other series to my knowledge has shared. Was a hit in Germany for sure. And it told me lot of things ...

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by pune
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India Farmer Protests
Replies: 41
Views: 2943

Re: India Farmer Protests

Also some more facts, jobs have been becoming unavailable. In fact, just couple of days the GOI has shared pearls of wisdom, they had said Physics, Chemistry and Maths are not needed for Engineering. While I don't want to share mainstream news, I am however going to share Faye D'Souza talk on the sa...

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by pune
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India Farmer Protests
Replies: 41
Views: 2943

Re: India Farmer Protests

This is a bit of a long read but explains what all went wrong in Bihar APMC - https://vivekkaul.com/2021/03/03/bihars-apmc-story-does-not-inspire-much-confidence/ There are many questions with the way the farm laws themselves have been constructed. For e.g. there is now no limit how much a corporate...

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by pune
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson: Women in the Military BAD!
Replies: 27
Views: 2230

Re: Tucker Carlson: Women in the Military BAD!

This is not new, but I am trying to get a link to a story which was shared by an American commando (lady) and she had shared both about her injuries, her stress and her juniors. It was really a remarkable thread and quite a bit long. If somebody does chance upon that article, please share here and w...

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by pune
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix
Replies: 39
Views: 2149

Re: Netflix

I saw the Deutschland franchise, couldn't get enough of it, all the three 83, 86 and 89 are cool. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4445154/ It talks about East Germany period from 1983 to 1989 which no other series to my knowledge has shared. Was a hit in Germany for sure. And it told me lot of things w...

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by pune
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster
Replies: 78
Views: 4274

Re: 10 Years Since Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster

Isn't it one of the problem faced by nuclear power? As in, in nuckear accident like the Fukushima one, no one have been affected in the way like being exposed to nuclear bomb. Meanwhile, when nuclear bomb hit Japan, the clean up was quick and doesn't leave much trace on the land after reconstructio...

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by pune
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster
Replies: 78
Views: 4274

Re: 10 Years Since Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster

It seems nobody saw Fukushima 50 here, the movie more or less tells what happened in Fukushima. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9318772/ If people see that, then I am guessing lot of misunderstanding would be cleared up, i.e. if people are not into trolling or whatever. And just sharing the tales of Hi...

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by pune
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 19503

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

The last thing India needs is another domestic airline, especially the market still not at pre-Covid levels. With Jet 2.0 still struggling to launch, plus a variety of small operators already flying or expanding, Indian market cannot absorb any more new airlines, unless one of the existing goes ban...

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by pune
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 19503

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

As if the nut cases nationally were not enough for our embarassment we have an international embarassment this time ! I wish we had a system of kicking such pax out of the plane airborne..Hope he rotts in jail for 10 or so years. https://m.timesofindia.com/world/europe/air-france-flight-made-emerge...

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by pune
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 19503

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

As if the nut cases nationally were not enough for our embarassment we have an international embarassment this time ! I wish we had a system of kicking such pax out of the plane airborne..Hope he rotts in jail for 10 or so years. https://m.timesofindia.com/world/europe/air-france-flight-made-emerge...

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by pune
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 19503

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Such cases will always be there. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/europe/air-france-flight-made-emergency-landing-in-bulgaria-over-disruptive-passenger/articleshow/81367425.cms I primarily use desktop hence sharing the above if somebody uses desktop too, I don't enjoy the mobile UI. We don'...

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by pune
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 19503

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

By road, Solapur is around 12 hrs. from Pune so a mid-way means 6 hrs. while Navi Mumbai is 4-5 hrs. Solapur is not 12 hours from Pune. Distance is about 250 km or 4-5 hours away. Navi Mumbai is not 4-5 hours but just about 2.5 hours from Pune (125 km). I am just sharing from memory, the last time ...

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by pune
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 19503

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

I don't mean an airport between Pune and Solapur, but building the new Pune airport on the Solapur side of Pune (SE side), but still close to Pune city and serving primarily Pune only. I am assuming that land is cheaper on that side of Pune. Solapur already has a small airport which is sufficient f...

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by pune
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 19503

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

I agree with the assessment shared by @FligtReporter . @hohd I had forgotten the navi mumbai construction at all. The only economic sense to have an airport as shared would be between Pune and Solapur as a sort of mid-way but then I don't know how it would work. By road, Solapur is around 12 hrs. fr...

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by pune
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 19503

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Congratulations from Pune. Had to look up Raj on IATA to find out it's Rajkot. Gujarat. What I am confused by is your statement twice, is there land given for the greenfield airport and construction is yet to start or what. Yes. The land is already marked. Majority of the land is wasteland owned by...

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by pune
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 19503

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

It is indeed sad Mr Pune...I know of that 737-700 Lufthansa flight,was one of the longest on that type aircraft I believe but I guess the proximity to BOM is proving to be a curse in further development of PNQ...the politicians are paying more attention to BOM or neglecting PNQ cause there's no &qu...

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by pune
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 19503

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Sadly agree with your views. You shouldn't have bothered trying to figure out the runway length. There was a time when Pune has straight Lufthansa flights to Germany but didn't get either people or whatever. It is like talking to dunderheads here. God knows when the situation will improve. There hav...

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by pune
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 19503

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

I agree Metro connectivity is a must to all airports..I'm glad my home base is connected with a metro..But I guess not all Indian airports are connected I can think of Delhi,Chennai and my base ..may be CCU don't know for sure..I'm sure BLR and HYD are not connected for sure which I think is a huge...

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by pune
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 19503

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

So have a new greenfield airport under construction approx 30 km of the city - but not sure if it would be ready in 3 years. Congratulations from Pune. Had to look up Raj on IATA to find out it's Rajkot. Gujarat. What I am confused by is your statement twice, is there land given for the greenfield ...

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by pune
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 19503

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Hello fellow Avgeeks, I hope all of you are doing well and are in the best of your health.So nice to be back after long time.Actually Im here to share my recent CAT IIIB experience at my own home base LKO. I was flying from Mumbai to Lucknow on IndiGo Airbus A321NX and luckily it were CAT IIIB cond...

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by pune
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 19503

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Hi Folks, Does anyone about this airline? https://twitter.com/_flyPOP/status/1357366131963670528?s=20 Is this some kind of ponzi scheme? I dont see any fleet owned by them. I actually came here to ask the same question - Although did see this which does seem that it does have some funds from the UK...

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by pune
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to partner with hydrogen aerospace startup
Replies: 32
Views: 3159

Re: British Airways to partner with hydrogen aerospace startup

There are and have been rumors of Tesla coming up electric airplane. While this is not new, but also something to keep an eye out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TZ85x_1SMs Now while it is speculation at this point, if they do consider it, they probably would be able to do it. Nobody knows about b...

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by pune
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 19560

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

This is actually more of a policy failure rather than anything else. If India wanted to, we could have had turboprops doing point-to-point drops. Hell, now in States they are looking at numerous options using electric aircraft and VTOL . Even with Turboprops like Q400 where you could sit 90 people a...

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by pune
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 19560

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

Just saw Soorarai Pottru (a sort of in-between Captain Gopinath life and other true stories) , it does show a bit of politics and the nastiness but doesn't go far enough. But I guess it was too much of me to expect that they will show why we are stuck, similar to how somebody shared that 400+ airstr...

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by pune
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 19560

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

I think most of the airlines and aviation would take quite sometime to recover. I do not know if much of Indigo staff would need to be cut back/cut off, maybe the planes could be leased back but even that may not be feasible as nobody is flying, all are in the same boat. The next year or two are cru...

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by pune
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 19560

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

UK reminds me more of 9W than the more successful airlines in India. The only successful airline in India is Indigo and may be Spice Jet to some extent. That is it. Not a single full service carrier has been successful in India so far. Vistara may be the first, and hope it succeeds but it needs lot...

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by pune
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 19560

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2Bjg6cxSSQ

While he covered the basics which probably most of us know, still was good :)
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One more point to Captain Mohan Ranganathan -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2Bjg6cxSSQ

While he covered the basics which probably most of us know, still was good :)

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by pune
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departure series and Boeing 737 Max
Replies: 0
Views: 640

Departure series and Boeing 737 Max

Hi all, Last week had binged on Departure - a mini-series on a fictional airplane and flight, flight 716 of Global Business Air (GBA) goes missing and how NTSIB investigator played by Archie Panjabi manages to bring the truth before people. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9252156/ Now I was looking at ...

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by pune
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 19560

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

hopefully DGCA does bring some positive policies rather than just extractive policies which help the industry stabilize in the short and medium term. Even boeing has predicted at least 4 years to get civil aviation to get to 2019 levels and till end of the decade no rosy picture. If you haven't obs...

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by pune
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 19560

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

Just binged on https://www.netflix.com/in/title/80990073 which had Kingfisher Airlines. One thing which stuck me is that none of the airlines which were started in 2005-6 apart from Indigo and to some extent Go Air most of them have folded up. To be honest, the only promising airline started in 200...

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by pune
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 93552

Re: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_flight_rules and this seems to be more about weather rather than anything else. Can somebody share/verify ?
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what is VFR market ? From what I could find on net, VFR stands for Visual Flight Rules in Civil Aviation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_flight_rules and this seems to be more about weather rather than anything else. Can somebody share/verify ?

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by pune
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 19560

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

Just binged on https://www.netflix.com/in/title/80990073 which had Kingfisher Airlines. One thing which stuck me is that none of the airlines which were started in 2005-6 apart from Indigo and to some extent Go Air most of them have folded up. Sadly, the docu-drama didn't explore into more detail th...

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