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by seahawk
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:08 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="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>Of course not and I never suggested it did. ...

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by seahawk
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:00 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

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Stitch" class="quote" target="_blank">Stitch</a> (<a href="#206" class="quote">Reply 206</a>):<br/><i>If the device is designed to survive under...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:51 pm
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

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rcair1" class="quote" target="_blank">rcair1</a> (<a href="#190" class="quote">Reply 190</a>):<br/><i>Huh? What is the connection. This is like ...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B787 ELT Disable / Removal. Can They Still Fly!
Replies: 34
Views: 16744

RE: B787 ELT Disable / Removal. Can They Still Fly!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FlyingSicilian" class="quote" target="_blank">FlyingSicilian</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>This ELT is in over 6,000 airc...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:18 pm
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="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>Yes, and last I checked the same cost basis,...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B787 ELT Disable / Removal. Can They Still Fly!
Replies: 34
Views: 16744

RE: B787 ELT Disable / Removal. Can They Still Fly!

Hmm, interesting. I wonder why the AD is limited to the 787 and not valid for all planes that use a Honeywell ELT of the same type.

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by seahawk
Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:21 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

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JoeCanuck" class="quote" target="_blank">JoeCanuck</a> (<a href="#108" class="quote">Reply 108</a>):<br/><i>I call <acronym title="British Inter...

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by seahawk
Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:18 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="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>For which the German government looks to be ...

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:39 pm
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

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Speedbored" class="quote" target="_blank">Speedbored</a> (<a href="#49" class="quote">Reply 49</a>):<br/><i>With the information available to me...

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:11 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

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Speedbored" class="quote" target="_blank">Speedbored</a> (<a href="#41" class="quote">Reply 41</a>):<br/><i>The ELT is only required to prevent ...

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:33 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

But if a fire sock is enough to contain a laptop battery, I wonder how the ELT (which must withstand 1100° for 2 minutes and still work) managed to cause a fire that was able to spread in an area made of fire retardent or resistent materials.

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Italy Approves F-35 Purchase
Replies: 31
Views: 7756

RE: Italy Approves F-35 Purchase

It is easy to say "we should buy XYZ" if you know you do not have the money anyway.

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:48 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

I am not sure if we can be sure that the ELT started the fire. Obviously the battery can be a source of flamable material to keep a fire going, but is it strong enough to work through its containment and then ignite flame resistant materials? This would the third battery containment failure in the 7...

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:40 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

It must be some kind of special bad luck, when on a new auirplane you get thermal events on 3 different batteries in 3 different incidents.

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 5
Replies: 324
Views: 51957

RE: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 5

Somehow that looks to simple. That is the third battery in the 787 experiencing a thermal event. The first event after many years and thousands of units have been installed in other planes. As an isolated event, I would say bad luck, but 3 times the same kind of bad luck, hard to buy into that.

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 5
Replies: 324
Views: 51957

RE: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 5

The only clear fact from the article seems to be, that there is serious damage in upper rear fuselage.

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Government Orders External Review Of CH-148
Replies: 83
Views: 21697

RE: Government Orders External Review Of CH-148

When Canada drops the S-92, it will win in VXX-2.

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Makes 3rd Runway Proposal
Replies: 164
Views: 23007

RE: Heathrow Makes 3rd Runway Proposal

giving up water reservoirs is never a good idea. Especially as I failed to notice anything about replacing them.

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 5
Replies: 324
Views: 51957

RE: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 5

We will see. Maybe we will all be surprised how easily they can patch up the damage. There is way to few data available to the public to draw any conclusions at the moment.

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by seahawk
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 5
Replies: 324
Views: 51957

RE: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 5

Yet, how does the ELT emit enough energy to set fire retardent material on fire? It is limited in place and available energy. A fire started there should not spread.

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by seahawk
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 4
Replies: 322
Views: 77458

RE: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 4

An ELT battery failure? Now that would be rare and to be honest the damage seems a little large for that. It must have spread, which does not sound good for the fire protection systems. Retardent materials should avoid exactly that.

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 4
Replies: 322
Views: 77458

RE: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 4

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/XT6Wagon" class="quote" target="_blank">XT6Wagon</a> (<a href="#142" class="quote">Reply 142</a>):<br/><i>Paint will smoke as it burns off a hot...

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by seahawk
Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 4
Replies: 322
Views: 77458

RE: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 4

There are 3 questions at the moment. Where did the fire start? What did cause the fire? Why was it able to spread? All 3 need to be answered. Most interesting thing will be to see if the hull can be repaired. Considering that Carbon FRP already loses 20% of its strength when being heated to over 200...

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by seahawk
Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 3
Replies: 300
Views: 78584

RE: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 3

The first grounding did not come after the first event. It needed another similar event to cause the grounding. Currently it is a unique event. So there is no need for a fleet wide grounding, unless a similar event happens or the investigation shows a connection to the previous failures in the elect...

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by seahawk
Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 3
Replies: 300
Views: 78584

RE: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 3

It would be great if it was some machine in the galley, I fear it was something in the electrical system for the APU. Will be interesting to see if the batteries are ok, or if the containment just worked, yet the APU battery might be toast and if it is what caused the problem. I hope it was a coffee...

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow
Replies: 254
Views: 78266

RE: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow

Yet, what electric device could draw power, with the plane switched off.

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow
Replies: 254
Views: 78266

RE: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow

Could be the first hull loss. Hope it was just a galley fire, but if they do not find an obvious reason, it is another fault in the electrical system. Not good.

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 787 Dreamliner: A Dream For Passengers?
Replies: 18
Views: 10555

Boeing 787 Dreamliner: A Dream For Passengers?

That sounds like teething problems, normal for any new type.

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would A 797 Look Like?
Replies: 83
Views: 25217

RE: What Would A 797 Look Like?

We won´t see any new design until future noise limitations are decided. Because those will decide the feaseability of open-rotor design engines. If noise limitations do not get much stricter open-rotor can be done, if engines need to be quieter, open-rotor is dead.

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor New Widebody Order - When?
Replies: 32
Views: 8373

RE: Condor New Widebody Order - When?

The chairman of Condor said, that their current 767 fleet works pretty well for them. Afaik they recently added more 767s to have a little more reserve when there is a technical problem on one plane. The 767 are up-graded with winglets, they get new cabins and they seem to work well on the routes Co...

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official Phantom Phlyout In Germany
Replies: 16
Views: 7152

RE: Official Phantom Phlyout In Germany

Bring the F-4 back.  

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Considers Early 747-400 Replacement
Replies: 291
Views: 60717

RE: Lufthansa Considers Early 747-400 Replacement

<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="#259" class="quote">Reply 259</a>):<br/><i>I still think a 777-9X is too big as A...

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by seahawk
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Considers Early 747-400 Replacement
Replies: 291
Views: 60717

RE: Lufthansa Considers Early 747-400 Replacement

<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="#244" class="quote">Reply 244</a>):<br/><i>It could, but what bothers me is this:...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How would an Airbus have reacted in SFO crash?
Replies: 50
Views: 14329

How would an Airbus have reacted in SFO crash?

Engines at idle, low and slow - the Airbus engines would not spool up any faster.

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could A Shrunk Version Of The 787 Be Attractive?
Replies: 64
Views: 14023

RE: Could A Shrunk Version Of The 787 Be Attractive?

A reduced MTOW version of he 788 will fit this role. A shrink rarely works. The basic structure is too heavy, os that in the end it makes little operational difference, if you fly the shrink with a 85% load factor or the longer version with the same number of pax at a 75-80% load factor, as the oper...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Airbus Have An A350-1100 Up Its Sleeves?
Replies: 52
Views: 21878

RE: Does Airbus Have An A350-1100 Up Its Sleeves?

If they need a new wing, it won´t be worth the effort. A 4m longer fuselage should work though.

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA B787s To Have Y+ And 3-3-3 Y Seating
Replies: 74
Views: 26540

RE: ANA B787s To Have Y+ And 3-3-3 Y Seating

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Stitch" class="quote" target="_blank">Stitch</a> (<a href="#62" class="quote">Reply 62</a>):<br/><i>Not possible. At 3+4+3 with 17.2" seats, the...

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 Success Since 787 Launch
Replies: 200
Views: 38487

RE: A330 Success Since 787 Launch

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/trex8" class="quote" target="_blank">trex8</a> (<a href="#147" class="quote">Reply 147</a>):<br/><i>As long as they are making A332Fs they will ...

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA B787s To Have Y+ And 3-3-3 Y Seating
Replies: 74
Views: 26540

RE: ANA B787s To Have Y+ And 3-3-3 Y Seating

I hope airlines will try 3-4-3 in Y on the 787. It is the best way to fight rising fuel prices and still keep fares down.

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official Phantom Phlyout In Germany
Replies: 16
Views: 7152

RE: Official Phantom Phlyout In Germany

37+01 will be a gate guard at Wittmund. And btw on the Phinal Display the pulled 8.5g with the F-4s.

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by seahawk
Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 Success Since 787 Launch
Replies: 200
Views: 38487

RE: A330 Success Since 787 Launch

295 pax is the designed 3 class layout for the A333. 256 for the A332. Seems to fit nicely below the A359/A3510.

[Edited 2013-07-02 22:27:48]

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by seahawk
Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 Success Since 787 Launch
Replies: 200
Views: 38487

RE: A330 Success Since 787 Launch

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/panais" class="quote" target="_blank">panais</a> (<a href="#91" class="quote">Reply 91</a>):<br/><i>There is not going to be an A330NEO. The A35...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: GD A-12A Mock-Up Saved
Replies: 10
Views: 6108

RE: GD A-12A Mock-Up Saved

A-12 was designed to repalce the A-6 not the F-14.

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 Success Since 787 Launch
Replies: 200
Views: 38487

RE: A330 Success Since 787 Launch

It is one more sign for a A330NEO. It seems like 787 and A350 are over engineered range wise for many customers. The tried and tested A330 would still be a cheaper and viable option for shorter routes and especially for high density medium range routes.

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 172484

KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cargotanker" class="quote" target="_blank">cargotanker</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i> I don't think the IAI 767 has a b...

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Considers Early 747-400 Replacement
Replies: 291
Views: 60717

RE: Lufthansa Considers Early 747-400 Replacement

777X might replace A346s, not A343. There must be something smaller in line too.

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Considers Early 747-400 Replacement
Replies: 291
Views: 60717

RE: Lufthansa Considers Early 747-400 Replacement

Yes, it looks like 777X and 787-1000 will be the choice of LH.

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia Unions Claim IB To Cease LHR Operation
Replies: 147
Views: 28963

RE: Iberia Unions Claim IB To Cease LHR Operation

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jfk777" class="quote" target="_blank">jfk777</a> (<a href="#52" class="quote">Reply 52</a>):<br/><i>Iberia is getting it from all sides, The str...

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO Upset He Must Match Other Carriers' Standards
Replies: 79
Views: 25374

RE: LH CEO Upset He Must Match Other Carriers' Standards

I do not see much wrong with his statement. He just says that you can not aks the premium over a normal biz seat, that you would need to ask based on the new seats allowing for less seats to be installed in the same space. And that this is not good for the airlines.

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia Unions Claim IB To Cease LHR Operation
Replies: 147
Views: 28963

Iberia Unions Claim IB To Cease LHR Operation

Would be a logical move to improve service quality on this major feeder route to LHR.

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