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by 1989worstyear
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 217218

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I believe, the impact for the big US and EU carriers will be limited. It has to be feared, that the whole global and later in many/most countries also the domestic travel will decrease or (as already seen) between some countries. shut down. So your question; the global traffic will shrink in the ne...

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by 1989worstyear
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebody capital now that China suspended
Replies: 43
Views: 7104

Re: Widebody capital now that China suspended

TMccrury wrote:
A friend of mine is an FO for DL and flies the A350. He said since the cancellations to China, flights are slim pickings and you take what you can get.


Are any of the 350's used for TATL?

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by 1989worstyear
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebody capital now that China suspended
Replies: 43
Views: 7104

Re: Widebody capital now that China suspended

I doubt they can add all that capacity back in this last minute. Also, adding extra flight to Asia as a whole is going to be a great disaster. Demand to rest of Asia is also down due to angst about the region. Japan I believe have the second most number of cases at the moment. The entire Asia is in...

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by 1989worstyear
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 178650

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Confirmed cases are now increasing at a rate factor of 1.21, death rates at 1.17. If the current factors is maintained, these are the forecasted numbers of cases in China alone: February 7th 50.000 confirmed cases February 14th 200.000 confirmed cases February 24th 1.000.000 confirmed cases Februar...

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by 1989worstyear
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 178650

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Confirmed cases are now increasing at a rate factor of 1.21, death rates at 1.17. If the current factors is maintained, these are the forecasted numbers of cases in China alone: February 7th 50.000 confirmed cases February 14th 200.000 confirmed cases February 24th 1.000.000 confirmed cases Februar...

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by 1989worstyear
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 217218

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

The Homeland Security deputy secretary, who is a member of the White House task force on the coronavirus, said incoming flights from China will be limited to just seven airports — SFO, LAX, ORD, JFK, SEA, ATL & HNL— beginning Sunday. With the US3 suspending of all their China flights starting n...

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by 1989worstyear
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: speculation given a "what if"
Replies: 11
Views: 1657

Re: speculation given a "what if"

B757 sales dried up back then, hence why Boeing stop their production. They didn't stop producing it because they choose to, but because they are forced to. Back then, A321 doesn't have the same popularity or performance as it is today. If you look at the delivery of A321. It started to reach more ...

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by 1989worstyear
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 178650

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

China should be held financially liable for the Coronavirus outbreak. They had plenty opportunity after the SARS outbreak to SHUTDOWN all UNSANITARY food markets in China and clean up their act. Instead, China did NOTHING. And here we are: ANOTHER viral outbreak. It's quite clear their food safety ...

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by 1989worstyear
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus redesigns A350 control panel to resist liquid spillage
Replies: 169
Views: 31580

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

:boggled:

Surely the OEM's must use some kind of drip protection in the center pedestals.

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by 1989worstyear
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 217218

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

In this type of situation, if there are no flights, what would one do if their visa is about to expire? Do they let it expire and stay illegally? It is easy, the police will come, catch him and put him immediately into the next plane to China... :rotfl: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Something completely differ...

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by 1989worstyear
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 217218

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

One thing I've been wondering is where are all of the retired aircraft resulting from this mess going to end up?

A lot of the desert storage in the US is taken up by grounded MAX's I would imagine.

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by 1989worstyear
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 217218

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Too put things in perspective: In the U.S: "The CDC estimates there have been at least 15 million flu illnesses and more than 8,200 deaths so far this flu season.” https://weather.com/health/cold-flu/news/2020-01-28-flu-more-deadly-than-coronavirus I don't think that's really a useful perspect...

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by 1989worstyear
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 217218

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - disruptions, consequences

Staying on the topic of Japan, the virus outbreak is already causing major disruptions. Tokyo (CNN) — The phone lines at Kamome, a Tokyo-based travel agency that specializes in tours for Chinese travelers, haven't stopped buzzing for the last three days. On Sunday, China announced a ban on outbound...

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by 1989worstyear
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 21614

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

It’s the same pitch as their other domestic first class folks. I think it’s just the one angle. It’s weird that delta hasn’t put an official statement out or more details. The current pitch is tight, tighter than almost every other US operator except AA’s Oasis. Nearly every first class current sea...

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by 1989worstyear
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 217218

Re: SFO-PEK/PVG Chinese loads appear to drop

Goodbye to all of the 757's and 767's.

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by 1989worstyear
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 157148

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

Odd - I imagine the cost of keeping a bunch of 1990 era higher-time birds around, even if used for charters, would be expensive. Delta already has the pilots, cabin crew, gate agents, rampers who are familiar with 76's the real cost to them of keeping them around is whatever the cost to reconfigure...

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by 1989worstyear
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300ER stored?
Replies: 50
Views: 13584

Re: Delta 767-300ER stored?

N171DN is in for a heavy check Holy moly - this on top of learning that the 76T's (built 2000-01) will be the first to go. Unless they got an extremely good offer from some cargo operation for the 76T's, I don't see why it would make more sense putting well-used 171DN through another HMV instead of...

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by 1989worstyear
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 154696

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

Boeing is building too much capability into their widebody airplanes to favor the extreme of the range envelope imho. This has to be one of the most incorrect comments i have ever seen. Airbus A350-1000 - 8700nm A350-900 - 8250nm A330-900 - 7200nm A330-800 - 8150nm A380 - 8000nm Boeing 777-9 - 7285...

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by 1989worstyear
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 157148

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

Apparently according to the pilots, the 76Ts are/were going to have the rest bunks removed (because the A339 fleet is taking over the longest routes), and then the airplanes were going to be reconfigured with updated cabins (and I think fewer J seats). Now, given the expense of all that work, they ...

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by 1989worstyear
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 194862

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

with the same cockpit, same crew rating and same systems. Not in my opinion. Calhoun said that the NMA development has been reset and that they are considering redesigning the F/CTL logic. Long story short: that could mean Boeing will use FBW with at least the same level of FBW that Airbus uses, an...

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by 1989worstyear
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 157148

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

Aren't the Gulf Air 763s and the 76Ts one and the same? Any notes on the timeline for conversion/parking? No, the GF 763s were converted to 76Zs when they installed the flat bed J seats- they are configured 26J/200Y and Y+. The GF ones are ships 1501-1506 and two of them have been retired already. ...

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by 1989worstyear
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 178650

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I read something about China banning all international "tour group" bookings, I was not sure if that meant going into china, out of china, or both and if this wording is meant to exclude business travellers. It's new news and I'll wait for clarification because if its true that they're ba...

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by 1989worstyear
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 178650

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

In a speech today by Xi they discussed blocking tours to/from Beijing. Additonally ground transport in Beijing will be blocked too. So Beijing will possible have a lockdown as well. source: AFP/RTHK: https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1504840-20200125.htm Cathay Pacific has also given all bo...

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by 1989worstyear
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover
Replies: 136
Views: 21098

Re: Updated: PGL (LOT) Selected as Strategic Investor for Condor

I didn’t see this one coming. I fully expect the Aviation (former Air Berlin AOC) fleet and Balearics fleet to come to LOT, or at least part of it. I could also see more expansion of Condor in Eastern Europe, especially in Hungary and Poland, as an established leisure brand. As for fleeting, I see ...

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by 1989worstyear
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 194862

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Yes. I don't get why people think EICAS/ECAM is so revolutionary. People including myself think that because the ECAM saves time in an emergency because a checklist for a problem will show up immediately if there is a problem, and the ECAM has timers for the AGENTS and ENG MASTER switches. People r...

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by 1989worstyear
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 194862

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

What about a clean-sheet design with different variants from the size of a A220-100 to a A321 (or even a 757-3) That plane exists. It's the A320 series. You're basically asking them to build a better A320 than the A320 - which is fine and laudable, but by the time you got it in the air, Airbus woul...

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by 1989worstyear
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 194862

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

That is quite a statement Calhoun made. Boeing has spent a lot of time (from what we have heard, anyway) on the NMA engineering and business case, just to now say it's back to square one? Seriously? Wow. If this means Boeing is getting serious about building a 21st century single-aisle, I say "...

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by 1989worstyear
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 217218

Re: Wuhan airport close due to virus outbreak

Looks like NH and JL will be retiring the 767's early. :(

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by 1989worstyear
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 178650

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Andddd death toll just rose to 6. I wonder if the mutation I was worried about happened. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-pneumonia-cases-toll/death-toll-from-coronavirus-outbreak-in-chinas-wuhan-rises-to-six-state-tv-idUSKBN1ZK0X1?il=0 Taiwan reports first confirmed infection: https...

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by 1989worstyear
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying for fun is "as deadly as a gun" ... ???
Replies: 28
Views: 3191

Re: Flying for fun is "as deadly as a gun" ... ???

Aviation contributes only 5% of global CO2 emissions and aircraft are becoming more efficient with each generation. Last thing I heard it was 2%, although that was from an unverified source so it might be wrong. Anyway, there are other things that pollute far more than aviation. For example shippin...

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by 1989worstyear
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Boeing’s Responsibility in a Deadly Crash ‘Got Buried’
Replies: 52
Views: 9299

Re: How Boeing’s Responsibility in a Deadly Crash ‘Got Buried’

We really need to design a plane with a minimum safety factor of 2.0, than can stop missiles, perform a 10g landing while not exceeding 2 g on any passenger, has the controls to prevent stalls or tail strikes, and sufficient automation that pilots are not needed. Further, any accident is to compens...

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by 1989worstyear
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 178650

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

SARS was stopped. Also, considering the seafood market outbreak caught attention like it did, It's seemingly causing more severe illness than the 4 common and less severe human coronaviruses. This one has genes tracing back to bat coronaviruses like MERS and SARS. These have genes that tend to caus...

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by 1989worstyear
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What could replace Delta's SNA - ATL 757 flights?
Replies: 32
Views: 5788

Re: What could replace Delta's SNA - ATL 757 flights?

FedEx is retiring their A300’s. Maybe Delta could buy those and ship passengers in boxes? The A300 still flies into SNA the last time I looked. On a more serious note, someone could look at some performance charts and tell us if the A320 or 737 whatever could make the distance with a 5000’ runway. ...

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by 1989worstyear
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Staff emails claim Boeing 777X simulator ‘shares Max problem’
Replies: 17
Views: 9808

Re: Staff emails claim Boeing 777X simulator ‘shares Max problem’

While most of the MAX reporting has been good (and eye opening), this isn't even worth TP for Cornholio.

Not even a single mention of the simulators being the subject of the messages or the 777 already being FBW (making MCAS a moot point).

Just par the course of the UK rag media I'm afraid.

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by 1989worstyear
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What could replace Delta's SNA - ATL 757 flights?
Replies: 32
Views: 5788

Re: What could replace Delta's SNA - ATL 757 flights?

Delta has been flying 757-200s between SNA and ATL since 1987. With these aircraft getting up there in age, they won't be around forever to fly in and out of this unique airport. I think the 739ER and A321 would both be too heavy, plus the 737 and 738 would be downsizes. Although the A220-100 could...

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by 1989worstyear
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rouge 1602 YUL-FLL diverted to Montreal Jan. 18th
Replies: 4
Views: 862

Re: Rouge 1602 YUL-FLL diverted to Montreal Jan. 18th

Must be weather. 15cm of snow in the area this weekend.

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by 1989worstyear
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rouge 1602 YUL-FLL diverted to Montreal Jan. 18th
Replies: 4
Views: 862

Re: Rouge 1602 YUL-FLL diverted to Montreal Jan. 18th

Probably mechanical (1982 type design).

:stirthepot:


No seriously, this is one of the newer ones in the A319/763 fleet. Medical?

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by 1989worstyear
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 178650

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Looks like SARS again. Goodbye JAL and ANA 767 fleets.

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by 1989worstyear
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 1871 EWR-LAX return to EWR due to flames from engine
Replies: 12
Views: 3511

Re: UA 1871 EWR-LAX return to EWR due to flames from engine

Scarebus34 wrote:
It was a compressor stall. They are fairly common.


The news is already milking it, as there's nothing else going on in the world right now :bored:

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by 1989worstyear
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA retires first 777
Replies: 58
Views: 18486

Re: BA retires first 777

TBH This is no different than airlines replacing 742s with 744s (or 744s with 748s in the case of literally one airline) Big difference between a 742 and 744 though. All the -200/-300 series 777's are very similar. Correct but the bulk of new order 777s for BA are 779s. They only have 4 77Ws on ord...

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by 1989worstyear
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA retires first 777
Replies: 58
Views: 18486

Re: BA retires first 777

Retiring end of line B777s while still having new ones on order. There's not enough new stuff in my world ! TBH This is no different than airlines replacing 742s with 744s (or 744s with 748s in the case of literally one airline) Big difference between a 742 and 744 though. All the -200/-300 series ...

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by 1989worstyear
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA retires first 777
Replies: 58
Views: 18486

Re: BA retires first 777

:cry:

Makes me sad to see 777's from the Seattle Music Era go. They were Boeing's first modern aircraft.

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by 1989worstyear
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 109 (B767-300) Emergency Return to Madrid
Replies: 7
Views: 4731

Re: Delta 109 (B767-300) Emergency Return to Madrid

So.... everything is still in one piece right?

If so, meh.

Just waiting for the usual Simpleton Flying and Daily Heil stories about passengers tweeting "we're all going to die" and the usual comments about all 1200 767's being built in 1982.

F-M-L :banghead: :banghead:

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by 1989worstyear
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 80 kg (175 lbs) of coke found on B744F, crew arrested
Replies: 35
Views: 10474

Re: 80 kg (175 lbs) of coke found on B744F, crew arrested

When some other Dutch MD11s went for heavy maintenance to China there were several cases of coke being found behind cabin panels. As they flew a lot of Caribbean routes this was hidden and never picked up in Amsterdam. The planes apparently flew around with coke for a long time. I’m pretty sure it ...

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by 1989worstyear
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 74184

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

What exactly are they replacing? Some of the current BA A320's are around 20, but couldn't they be ESG'd instead?

Even a 30 year old A320 is fuel efficient and state of the art, that's why they're hardly retired.

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by 1989worstyear
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 197955

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

... No, I can assure you it isn't any less complex. Oh, and the kernel is certified for safety-critical use just as it's certified for PCI-DSS and it's certified for use in mainframes for financial transactions. It's far more robust and fault-tolerant than Linux. IBM's Z mainframes no longer run Li...

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by 1989worstyear
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Neil Peart Has Died. Drummer for Rush.
Replies: 28
Views: 1343

Re: The Great Neil Peart Has Died. Drummer for Rush.

:cry:

I think I might dust off the Moog.

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by 1989worstyear
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 197955

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

The total cost to Boeing though will be a lot more than just the $$$s (" designed by clowns who are managed by monkeys " comes to mind). This was the latest blurb to come out and it's a catchy phrase that was plastered all over the news media. The flying public will remember this because ...

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by 1989worstyear
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 66255

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it’s United. They have 767-300s that start turning 30 next year.....they need to be replaced now. They also have 757s that start turning 30 this year and they need to be replaced now. If you take all Polaris 767s and the 767-400 fleet plus the 7 aircraft that are d...

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by 1989worstyear
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 was a good year for Airbus. 2020 will be even better.
Replies: 53
Views: 8209

Re: 2019 was a good year for Airbus. 2020 will be even better.

First of all, thanks to the mods for allowing me to post again. I hope this post doesn't put me in hot water immediately. I happened to have lunch here in DC last week with a group and one of those invited was visiting from Toulouse. While I cannot comment on specifics here, I have it on good autho...

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