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by seahawk
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France: Airbus A380 Not A Good Fit For Network
Replies: 250
Views: 61357

RE: Air France: Airbus A380 Not A Good Fit For Network

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PlaneInsomniac" class="quote" target="_blank">PlaneInsomniac</a> (<a href="#98" class="quote">Reply 98</a>):<br/><i>That is true. However, if th...

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by seahawk
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France: Airbus A380 Not A Good Fit For Network
Replies: 250
Views: 61357

RE: Air France: Airbus A380 Not A Good Fit For Network

cost per seat does not mean yield per seat.

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by seahawk
Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia's New Livery To Be Presented On Oct. 15th (Part 1)
Replies: 264
Views: 53918

Iberia's New Livery To Be Presented On Oct. 15th (Part 1)

Yes, an update of the current design would be good. The IB on the tail is iconic. Mayn carriers would be happy to have such a widely known tail logo. (and the new desing from last years looks way too much like Avianca)

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by seahawk
Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France: Airbus A380 Not A Good Fit For Network
Replies: 250
Views: 61357

RE: Air France: Airbus A380 Not A Good Fit For Network

Well it is not the fault of the plane, when an airline buys one or two sizes too large.

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by seahawk
Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia's New Livery To Be Presented On Oct. 15th (Part 1)
Replies: 264
Views: 53918

Iberia's New Livery To Be Presented On Oct. 15th (Part 1)

One wonders why they bring the livery that has been met with so much resistance when they thought about introducing it the first time. The IB on the tail has to stay. It is like LH dropping the Kranich.

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by seahawk
Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Brand And Livery For Thomas Cook
Replies: 49
Views: 22686

RE: New Brand And Livery For Thomas Cook

Now one could have used dark blue instead of the darker grey, but then I am happy about any piece of yellow coming back to Condor so I like it. Sunny heart is a good logo for a holiday carrier imho.

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by seahawk
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Restroom Size Equivalent To 11 Seats
Replies: 42
Views: 23944

RE: Ryanair Restroom Size Equivalent To 11 Seats

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/awacsooner" class="quote" target="_blank">awacsooner</a> (<a href="#33" class="quote">Reply 33</a>):<br/><i>I think a few of the posters failed ...

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by seahawk
Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Restroom Size Equivalent To 11 Seats
Replies: 42
Views: 23944

RE: Ryanair Restroom Size Equivalent To 11 Seats

One LAV should be enough. It alos means you carry less water and less waste water. Maybe one could also agree that one <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> fpr 75 pax is enough and the seat pitch can be reduced to 26-27". People want to fly for low prices, the governments should not s...

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by seahawk
Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Has Had Enough Of Dreamliner Nightmare
Replies: 294
Views: 59840

RE: Norwegian Has Had Enough Of Dreamliner Nightmare

I see no fault by Norwegian. They took airframes which should have been deliviered after the big teething problems are gone, they signed up for Boeing goldcare maintenance. So all in all the fault lies with Boeing, but I am not sure if it is a problem with the 787 or their goldcare service or a mix ...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Has Had Enough Of Dreamliner Nightmare
Replies: 294
Views: 59840

RE: Norwegian Has Had Enough Of Dreamliner Nightmare

Well the HiFly A340 could meet the schedule from Norwegian....

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Has Had Enough Of Dreamliner Nightmare
Replies: 294
Views: 59840

RE: Norwegian Has Had Enough Of Dreamliner Nightmare

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KarelXWB" class="quote" target="_blank">KarelXWB</a> (<a href="#46" class="quote">Reply 46</a>):<br/><i>You sure?</i></font></td></tr></table> B...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: D800 For Spotting And Airshows - A Good Idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 8273

RE: D800 For Spotting And Airshows - A Good Idea?

Well, I went for the D800 and the first spotting trip (just an normal airport) no airshow went very well. The <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> and metering system work perfectly. The colors and details of the files are stunning. And using the 1.2 crop mode that camera feels fast enough for a...

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by seahawk
Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Orders 34 B779s + 25 A359s Part 2
Replies: 125
Views: 27529

RE: Lufthansa Orders 34 B779s + 25 A359s Part 2

Especially LH was never a fortress for Boeing. LH was pushing for the 737, they ordered the 748i, the 707, 747. 727. 737, 757/767, 777 (for Swiss and LH Cargo).

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Orders 34 B779s + 25 A359s Part 1
Replies: 211
Views: 54870

Lufthansa Orders 34 B779s + 25 A359s Part 1

Considering that BER will probably already be running at max capacity in 2020 (or when it opens), I can not see many <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> longhaul flights from there. Maybe they drop the 2-3 routes from <acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (...

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by seahawk
Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Said To Buy B779 & A359 Aircraft Part 1
Replies: 260
Views: 56989

Lufthansa Said To Buy B779 & A359 Aircraft Part 1

That is the plan for the existing fleet, yet for a new purchase, it might be tempting to have the "old" number of seats again, just with the additional higher revenue of the premium eco.

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by seahawk
Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Said To Buy B779 & A359 Aircraft Part 1
Replies: 260
Views: 56989

Lufthansa Said To Buy B779 & A359 Aircraft Part 1

When you look at the pax capacity, do not forget that LH, will add a premium economy in the future. So they need a little more room for the same number of seats, compared to their current layout.

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: D7100 Vs D7000
Replies: 2
Views: 4254

RE: D7100 Vs D7000

D7100. Af is way better and ISO quality is also better . Per pixel the sensor are more or less equal, but the D7100 has 50% more pixels so the down sampled image from a D7100 will look better.

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by seahawk
Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: It's Official: The D7100 Destroys The 70D
Replies: 59
Views: 10923

RE: It's Official: The D7100 Destroys The 70D

Have you seen the laughable buffer of the D7100? This camera destroys nothing. We Nikon shooter envy the Canon shooters for the 70D and more so for the 7dII.

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by seahawk
Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: D800 For Spotting And Airshows - A Good Idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 8273

D800 For Spotting And Airshows - A Good Idea?

I would like to know from users who already went for a D800, what their experience is. Do you miss the crop factor of APS-C, do you miss the FPS of a D700 or D300?

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The A340 Have An Afterlife As A Freighter?
Replies: 66
Views: 18592

RE: Will The A340 Have An Afterlife As A Freighter?

I think there are too many 767s and 777 (even A330) on the market to make the A340 conversion viable.

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH To Place 50+ Widebody Order Within A Month
Replies: 98
Views: 33585

RE: LH To Place 50+ Widebody Order Within A Month

I still think their 20 747-8 options will turn into 777X orders + X additional 777X.

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The A340 Have An Afterlife As A Freighter?
Replies: 66
Views: 18592

RE: Will The A340 Have An Afterlife As A Freighter?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sassiciai" class="quote" target="_blank">sassiciai</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>I wonder how you define a dinosaur, mi...

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The A340 Have An Afterlife As A Freighter?
Replies: 66
Views: 18592

RE: Will The A340 Have An Afterlife As A Freighter?

4 engine planes are dinsosuars of the sky.

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAN Being Ousted From AEP
Replies: 103
Views: 18285

LAN Being Ousted From AEP

Good move by Argentina. Protecting the national airlines from international capital.

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by seahawk
Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH To Place 50+ Widebody Order Within A Month
Replies: 98
Views: 33585

LH To Place 50+ Widebody Order Within A Month

The regional A350 could have been an important step towards the A350 order for LH. I expect A350s + 777X (at least replacing those 748i options they still hold)

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by seahawk
Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA: Faulty Wiring On 787 Engine Fire Extinguishrs
Replies: 184
Views: 33914

RE: ANA: Faulty Wiring On 787 Engine Fire Extinguishrs

Probably they checked the bottles while the plane was in the dock for cabin up-dates. Or they replaced the bottles and the wrong warning light went on when removing a bottle.

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by seahawk
Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Ordering 62 A320s For Vueling
Replies: 52
Views: 17783

RE: IAG Ordering 62 A320s For Vueling

Which would not be bad. Considering that Iberia means Iberia Express today.

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by seahawk
Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Trying To Silence Social Media
Replies: 45
Views: 16870

RE: Ryanair Trying To Silence Social Media

This line of thinking has made some basic service more expensive in other areas.

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by seahawk
Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CL415 Airtanker Drops On Highway Crash
Replies: 20
Views: 10299

RE: CL415 Airtanker Drops On Highway Crash

Water drop makes sense to stop the fire spreading. It is all about limitating the potential for the fire to grow. Soacked gras with foam on it won´t ignite as easily as dry gras near a road.

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by seahawk
Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Trying To Silence Social Media
Replies: 45
Views: 16870

RE: Ryanair Trying To Silence Social Media

Ryanair gets bashed for everything they do lately. Some things should be discussed, some can be discussed but other, like this, are ridiculous. Every brand tries to protect their public image. Every airline shuts down internet site using their intellectual property.

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by seahawk
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Problems With India's Mig-21
Replies: 22
Views: 8204

RE: Problems With India's Mig-21

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TripleDelta" class="quote" target="_blank">TripleDelta</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>Actually, pilots say it's quite easy...

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by seahawk
Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would DL Get New Livery Soon?
Replies: 96
Views: 14153

RE: Would DL Get New Livery Soon?

A retro 717 would be sweet though.

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Problems With India's Mig-21
Replies: 22
Views: 8204

RE: Problems With India's Mig-21

The MiG-21 is not easy to fly, the inlet design is problematic for bird strikes, the planes and especially the engines are old (and mostly flown more hours than designed for).

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737 Overruns Runway
Replies: 51
Views: 26205

RE: Lion Air 737 Overruns Runway

I can not see what the airline or piltos could have done to avoid this. Just another accident in Indonesia where the general safety is quite low.

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cancels DUS-MIA
Replies: 49
Views: 13401

RE: Lufthansa Cancels DUS-MIA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/vfw614" class="quote" target="_blank">vfw614</a> (<a href="#43" class="quote">Reply 43</a>):<br/><i>I think the whole <acronym title="Lufthansa ...

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by seahawk
Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cancels DUS-MIA
Replies: 49
Views: 13401

RE: Lufthansa Cancels DUS-MIA

The switch to <acronym title="Germanwings (Germany)">4U</acronym> was needed indeed, but now <acronym title="Germanwings (Germany)">4U</acronym> must be allowed to make it work. And making their concept work will not be possible when having to feed a micro hub. They will have to take a look at their...

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by seahawk
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cancels DUS-MIA
Replies: 49
Views: 13401

RE: Lufthansa Cancels DUS-MIA

the product is of lesser quality, although the biz class service is of a decent standard. The biggest problem I see however is for <acronym title="Germanwings (Germany)">4U</acronym> the need to operate a hub. Aircraft utilisation rates will suffer if they have to optimize their departure and arriva...

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by seahawk
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cancels DUS-MIA
Replies: 49
Views: 13401

RE: Lufthansa Cancels DUS-MIA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DUSint" class="quote" target="_blank">DUSint</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i>So you imply that <acronym title="Lufthansa ...

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by seahawk
Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cancels DUS-MIA
Replies: 49
Views: 13401

RE: Lufthansa Cancels DUS-MIA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DUSint" class="quote" target="_blank">DUSint</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>Well, Lufthansa serves Newark, Chicago, (Mia...

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by seahawk
Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cancels DUS-MIA
Replies: 49
Views: 13401

RE: Lufthansa Cancels DUS-MIA

Time to close the micro-hub at DUS now. 2 routes are hardly worth the effort.

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by seahawk
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Civil Aviation Impact Of JSF Demise
Replies: 5
Views: 2721

RE: Civil Aviation Impact Of JSF Demise

I am not sure boeing is out the fighter business. There recent track record of SH, P-8 and CH-46F is way better than Lockmarts.

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by seahawk
Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes The A350 So Efficient?
Replies: 101
Views: 26684

RE: What Makes The A350 So Efficient?

Depends on how you measure fuel burn. Per seat maybe they are better than the 787-8, overall maybe not. The 787-9 might be better already with the 787-10 taking the crown.

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair 66% Baggage Hike
Replies: 78
Views: 10781

RE: Ryanair 66% Baggage Hike

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SCQ83" class="quote" target="_blank">SCQ83</a> (<a href="#70" class="quote">Reply 70</a>):<br/><i>My experience with <acronym title="Ryanair (Ir...

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair 66% Baggage Hike
Replies: 78
Views: 10781

RE: Ryanair 66% Baggage Hike

And people think <acronym title="Ryanair (Ireland)">FR</acronym> is cheap, because they advertise a ticket price without any service. I would not object to an airline which reduces your fare by 10-20 Euros if elect to bring no luggage, but I reject the Ryanair strategy. - it just reduces the revenue...

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by seahawk
Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair 66% Baggage Hike
Replies: 78
Views: 10781

RE: Ryanair 66% Baggage Hike

The big problem is that with Ryanair practically every passenger uses the maximum size and weight for hand luggage, not so on the legacy carriers. The last flight from Weeze was awful ,as the luggage bins were full and every second passenger had his hand luggage stowed under the seat in front of him...

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by seahawk
Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair 66% Baggage Hike
Replies: 78
Views: 10781

RE: Ryanair 66% Baggage Hike

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/trent900" class="quote" target="_blank">trent900</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i>This is another issue in our eyes. To ce...

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by seahawk
Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair 66% Baggage Hike
Replies: 78
Views: 10781

RE: Ryanair 66% Baggage Hike

It is turning into a safety issue imho. It can not be a good idea to have increasingly heavy hand luggage in the overhead bins and all around the cabin, while fyling around with an empty luggage hold.

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by seahawk
Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So What Will The Rumored DLwide-body Order Be?
Replies: 108
Views: 26247

RE: So What Will The Rumored DLwide-body Order Be?

Delta is quite strange. They decide to take their ordered 787s later but conider placing a not so small order for old generation widebodies, that will arrive later than the first 787s could have arrived.

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Italy Approves F-35 Purchase
Replies: 31
Views: 7756

RE: Italy Approves F-35 Purchase

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BigJKU" class="quote" target="_blank">BigJKU</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i>Yes, which is exactly what comprises the US ...

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 6
Replies: 250
Views: 49781

RE: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 6

That is great news for the 787. Human error is unfortunate but no problem for the plane. And this finding explains all actions taken so far. I blame myself for being to scpetical with the 787.

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