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by seahawk
Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER "might Open In Late 2013; 6-8 Flights Per Day"
Replies: 14
Views: 6897

RE: BER "might Open In Late 2013; 6-8 Flights Per Day"

Problem is that neither the goverment of Berlin nor the goverment of Brandenburg have any politcal intention to keep Tegel open. In fact they both promised their voters that Tegel will close the day BER will open. Surely you could change this, but not in any reasonable timeframe and not without comp...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER "might Open In Late 2013; 6-8 Flights Per Day"
Replies: 14
Views: 6897

RE: BER "might Open In Late 2013; 6-8 Flights Per Day"

The law is clear. The day the first lfight starts at the new airport Tegel must close. Keeping Tegel open is not legal possible. If this means flights to and from Berlin will have to be reduced, so be it.

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by seahawk
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG AGM: Walsh Calls IB Situation Critical
Replies: 206
Views: 30219

RE: IAG AGM: Walsh Calls IB Situation Critical

IB has so many prolbem.s Today the South American carriers offer a better product than Iberia. LATAM, Avianca and Copa are all strong and well connected. If I had to choose between <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> from <acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / E...

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Eyeing DL For 777-9X Order?
Replies: 78
Views: 16519

RE: Boeing Eyeing DL For 777-9X Order?

When more A350 and 787 are in service, their might be an interesting market for used A330.

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG AGM: Walsh Calls IB Situation Critical
Replies: 206
Views: 30219

RE: IAG AGM: Walsh Calls IB Situation Critical

Well, the question is what the future should be. Using Iberia Express to feed the long haul flights is not going to work, as the service is too bad, even comapred to the new Germanwings. Then they operate to Germany, but even have a German website and their english one is bad. try finding out if the...

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUS To Request Easing Of Slot Restrictions
Replies: 19
Views: 2895

RE: DUS To Request Easing Of Slot Restrictions

I found a way better article explaining the planing of the airport. <a href="http://www.derwesten.de/wr/staedte/duesseldorf/flughafen-duesseldorf-will-mehr-starts-und-landungen-id8089686.html" target="_blank">http://www.derwesten.de/wr/staedte/d...tarts-und-landungen-id8089686.html</a> It is only 50...

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUS To Request Easing Of Slot Restrictions
Replies: 19
Views: 2895

RE: DUS To Request Easing Of Slot Restrictions

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PanHAM" class="quote" target="_blank">PanHAM</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>the current government got a black eye trying ...

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUS To Request Easing Of Slot Restrictions
Replies: 19
Views: 2895

RE: DUS To Request Easing Of Slot Restrictions

I am realistic. The confirmation fo the Angerland treaty is recent and I fail to see any political desire in NRW to push that move forward given the current government.

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy:We Have An A350 Model To Compete With 787-10
Replies: 36
Views: 18235

RE: Leahy:We Have An A350 Model To Compete With 787-10

That is interesting when we consider what LH said about their future replacement for A343/744/A346.

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUS To Request Easing Of Slot Restrictions
Replies: 19
Views: 2895

RE: DUS To Request Easing Of Slot Restrictions

Will be bitterly fought against by the people living in the approach and all cities affected by it. Won´t go through. The Angerland treaty is still valid and it allows only a single runway use. A wet dream by the airport - nothing more.

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 Lovers "Beware"
Replies: 168
Views: 39526

RE: A340 Lovers "Beware"

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/OldAeroGuy" class="quote" target="_blank">OldAeroGuy</a> (<a href="#163" class="quote">Reply 163</a>):<br/><i>Yes, if you like reading 12 year o...

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 Lovers "Beware"
Replies: 168
Views: 39526

RE: A340 Lovers "Beware"

First off all the problem is not so much about the aircraft, it describes something that can hit any aircraft, should the market change more quickly than expected. The 748 and the A388 are other prime contenders to see such problems. On the A346, it is not a bad aircrat per se, if you can use it on ...

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2013 Airbus - EADS Orders Part 2
Replies: 149
Views: 51343

RE: Paris Air Show 2013 Airbus - Eads Orders Part 2

<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="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>AirAsia picks CFM's Leap-1A and CFM56-5Bs ...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Considers Early 747-400 Replacement
Replies: 291
Views: 60717

RE: Lufthansa Considers Early 747-400 Replacement

I personally think LH will be one of launch customers of the 777X. I can see them go 778, 779 + 787-1000. This way they would get the most influence on the final product.

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 172484

KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

Or used 767s tanker converted by Israeli companies.

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera For Planespotting - D600 Or D7100?
Replies: 12
Views: 12842

RE: Camera For Planespotting - D600 Or D7100?

I would say D7100 If the 70-300 works fine with the D5100 it will work equally fine with the D7100. With the D600 you lose reach. Secondly the <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> in the D7100 is better. It has the high-end 51 point <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>, the D600 has the old ...

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Airlines Planning 10 Abreast In Y On The A350?
Replies: 34
Views: 9494

RE: Any Airlines Planning 10 Abreast In Y On The A350?

Consider that by the time the first XWBs will enter service most carriers will offer a premium eco product.

So imho it will be

10 seats - eco
9 seats - premium eco
and then biz

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Considers Early 747-400 Replacement
Replies: 291
Views: 60717

RE: Lufthansa Considers Early 747-400 Replacement

Yes, the 777X instead of some 748s seems likely. Yet I do not expect them to go all 777X. I would not be surprised if the addition is a 787-950 (a 1000 with reduced gross weight and engine power). This version could appeal to not only LH.

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Airlines Planning 10 Abreast In Y On The A350?
Replies: 34
Views: 9494

RE: Any Airlines Planning 10 Abreast In Y On The A350?

I believe most airlines will go 10 abreast with the XWB in eco.

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Looking For A330 Replacements
Replies: 24
Views: 13398

RE: MH Looking For A330 Replacements

MH has stated that they plan to keep on taking aircraft in a steady rythm. So that they never again come to a point in which they have a completely old subfleet for one market segment.

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Considers Early 747-400 Replacement
Replies: 291
Views: 60717

RE: Lufthansa Considers Early 747-400 Replacement

748 repalcement seems a long way off in the future. First they need to look at the remaining 744, A343 and A346. (A333 later) For the requirement they could go A350 or 787/777X. Both options have advantages, as a common fleet with the A350 and as a wider range of capacity available with the 787/777X...

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Considers Early 747-400 Replacement
Replies: 291
Views: 60717

RE: Lufthansa Considers Early 747-400 Replacement

I would agree that a split buy is likely.The 789 could be a great tool to replace the A343 with the 777X replacing A346 and 744. In the end I would not be surprised if the order goes to the manufacturer who is willing to make a version of its plane that is optimized for <acronym title="Lufthansa (Ge...

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by seahawk
Fri May 24, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Complete Lack Of Branding Strategy!
Replies: 144
Views: 14626

RE: United's Complete Lack Of Branding Strategy!

Liveries are overrated in this forum. If they want to improve the brand, they need to improve the product. that means get a homogeneous cabin product for the long haul fleet, get the 2 airlines merged into one by setting one standard service level, improve the website. A flashy new livery does nothi...

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by seahawk
Thu May 23, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need For New 19-40 Seater Aircraft?
Replies: 61
Views: 22504

Need For New 19-40 Seater Aircraft?

Do228 is too small. On the other hand I wonder if AA could not do with the ATR 42-600.

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by seahawk
Tue May 21, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China´s Extremely Outdated Livery
Replies: 108
Views: 36812

RE: Air China´s Extremely Outdated Livery

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/na" class="quote" target="_blank">na</a> (<a href="#96" class="quote">Reply 96</a>):<br/><i>No, very ignorant and unaware that businesslike also...

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by seahawk
Tue May 21, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China´s Extremely Outdated Livery
Replies: 108
Views: 36812

RE: Air China´s Extremely Outdated Livery

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/na" class="quote" target="_blank">na</a> (<a href="#91" class="quote">Reply 91</a>):<br/><i>If your "classic" look is great, fine. But <acronym ...

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by seahawk
Tue May 21, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China´s Extremely Outdated Livery
Replies: 108
Views: 36812

RE: Air China´s Extremely Outdated Livery

I personally like their classic livery. Not being trendy is a value itself in todays world.

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by seahawk
Wed May 15, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not Enough Customers For A380
Replies: 168
Views: 41246

RE: Not Enough Customers For A380

VLA has a future, but currently there are few routes which justifiy such a large plane and are slot limited so that it is no option to have a second flight instead of one flight with a VLA. The current crisis has helped that, as the passenger growths has been below what was epxected, but in the end ...

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by seahawk
Mon May 13, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Not Happy With Maintenance Made In China
Replies: 65
Views: 23046

RE: AF Pilots Not Happy With Maintenance Made In China

I wonder what the AF crew and engineers did, before taking back the plane coming out of the check? Never tried the radios or the toilets in the test flight ?

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by seahawk
Wed May 08, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Plans To Order 50 777-8/9x
Replies: 30
Views: 21448

RE: Qatar Plans To Order 50 777-8/9x

The 77X might just be a little too much for some airlines and imho its biggest impact will hit the 748, which will be made obsolete.

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by seahawk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If 787 'fix' Is Short-lived: How Bad For Boeing?
Replies: 58
Views: 17671

RE: If 787 'fix' Is Short-lived: How Bad For Boeing?

It is unlikely that we will ever see a similar thermal event. The new containment box is solid and reminds me of other containment designs used for storage of flammable liquids used in industrial production or storage applications. As the FAA already pointed out, the ETOPS certification could be inf...

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by seahawk
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Upload Queue, Picture Does Not Appear In Thumbnail
Replies: 145
Views: 13688

RE: Upload Queue, Picture Does Not Appear In Thumbnail

I had a photo in the queue that disappeared. It had not been accpeted and it is also not listed as rejected or still in the queue.

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by seahawk
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There A Market For A 90 Seat Turboprop?
Replies: 100
Views: 22802

RE: Is There A Market For A 90 Seat Turboprop?

Passengers migt prefer a jet, but only few would pay extra to fly in a jet and in the end the first thing people compare when looking for a flight is the ticket price.

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by seahawk
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Former USN Chief Suggests DOD Should Cancel F-35A
Replies: 57
Views: 8781

RE: Former USN Chief Suggests DOD Should Cancel F-35A

The question is if the expensive F-35B will ever operate from rough FOBs. The engine downwash is way stronger than that of the Harrier, the RAM coatings won´t like the dust and small stones hitting it.

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by seahawk
Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There A Market For A 90 Seat Turboprop?
Replies: 100
Views: 22802

RE: Is There A Market For A 90 Seat Turboprop?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KD5MDK" class="quote" target="_blank">KD5MDK</a> (<a href="#62" class="quote">Reply 62</a>):<br/><i>I'm curious why 90 seat and not 99. It seems...

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by seahawk
Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Will Order 787 Or A350 In September
Replies: 64
Views: 26839

RE: Lufthansa Will Order 787 Or A350 In September

LH likes to be launch customer, as they can influence the design that way. So 787-1000 and 777X seem more likely to me than A350.

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by seahawk
Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CFO Defies Unions: "We're Prepared To Fight"
Replies: 123
Views: 13069

RE: LH CFO Defies Unions: "We're Prepared To Fight"

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Aviaco" class="quote" target="_blank">Aviaco</a> (<a href="#106" class="quote">Reply 106</a>):<br/><i>The whole thread should be more focussed o...

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by seahawk
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Could Limit 787 Range, Etops
Replies: 129
Views: 29925

RE: FAA Could Limit 787 Range, Etops

<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="#77" class="quote">Reply 77</a>):<br/><i>I'm sure the failure rate is lower because t...

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by seahawk
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CFO Defies Unions: "We're Prepared To Fight"
Replies: 123
Views: 13069

RE: LH CFO Defies Unions: "We're Prepared To Fight"

There is nothing much to discuss. LH can not drop costs to a level that would match the middle eastern carriers. Even if they are able to reduce costs this around, it would mainly increase pressure on other European airliners, not on the Gulf carriers.

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by seahawk
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH To Launch A Long Haul Low Cost Carrier?
Replies: 53
Views: 20387

RE: LH To Launch A Long Haul Low Cost Carrier?

Scoot could be an interesting partner.

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by seahawk
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Could Limit 787 Range, Etops
Replies: 129
Views: 29925

RE: FAA Could Limit 787 Range, Etops

<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="#67" class="quote">Reply 67</a>):<br/><i>If they're going to reduce the 787's ETOPS c...

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by seahawk
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CFO Defies Unions: "We're Prepared To Fight"
Replies: 123
Views: 13069

RE: LH CFO Defies Unions: "We're Prepared To Fight"

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PanHAM" class="quote" target="_blank">PanHAM</a> (<a href="#53" class="quote">Reply 53</a>):<br/><i>it is about <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germa...

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by seahawk
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CFO Defies Unions: "We're Prepared To Fight"
Replies: 123
Views: 13069

RE: LH CFO Defies Unions: "We're Prepared To Fight"

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PanHAM" class="quote" target="_blank">PanHAM</a> (<a href="#44" class="quote">Reply 44</a>):<br/><i>Right now <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany...

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by seahawk
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CFO Defies Unions: "We're Prepared To Fight"
Replies: 123
Views: 13069

RE: LH CFO Defies Unions: "We're Prepared To Fight"

It is good for the unions to know that they now must fight. And they should not compromise at all.

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by seahawk
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH To Launch A Long Haul Low Cost Carrier?
Replies: 53
Views: 20387

RE: LH To Launch A Long Haul Low Cost Carrier?

Low cost could also mean, lower operating costs. Think about an LH owned airline based in Asia.

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by seahawk
Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds B787: Part 13
Replies: 277
Views: 38051

RE: FAA Grounds B787: Part 13

An APU fire can be shut of by stopping the fuel supply and the fire extinguishers are effective. A Li-Ion battery melt down event, continues without external supply of flammable liquids, can not be extinguished by on-board systems and re-ignites on its own. Apart from that you also lose the APU when...

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by seahawk
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO: Boeing 787 Problems 'Regulatory Crap'
Replies: 108
Views: 25157

RE: Ryanair CEO: Boeing 787 Problems 'Regulatory Crap'

So I guess they got a really good price for those 737-800.

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by seahawk
Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Than 200 A320s Ceo+Neo For Lion Air Today!
Replies: 111
Views: 24679

RE: More Than 200 A320s Ceo+Neo For Lion Air Today!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lightsaber" class="quote" target="_blank">lightsaber</a> (<a href="#73" class="quote">Reply 73</a>):<br/><i>Ghad, three large NEO orders and no ...

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by seahawk
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Than 200 A320s Ceo+Neo For Lion Air Today!
Replies: 111
Views: 24679

RE: More Than 200 A320s Ceo+Neo For Lion Air Today!

The more interesting question will be the engine choice on those NEOs.

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by seahawk
Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Than 200 A320s Ceo+Neo For Lion Air Today!
Replies: 111
Views: 24679

RE: More Than 200 A320s Ceo+Neo For Lion Air Today!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/francoflier" class="quote" target="_blank">francoflier</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i> So, you're not only assuming that...

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