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by eg777er
Fri Aug 12, 2005 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All BA T4 Check-ins Suspended!
Replies: 185
Views: 15466

RE: All BA T4 Check-ins Suspended!

Does Newcastle have enough space in addition to the regularly scheduled nightstoppers?

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by eg777er
Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A340 Accident - Spoilers Were Not Up, Just Saw On TV
Replies: 49
Views: 18066

AF A340 Accident - Spoilers Were Not Up, Just Saw On TV

Do spoilers actually have any slowing effect? As I understand it they are used to kill lift...

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by eg777er
Mon Aug 01, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Future For The A330?
Replies: 37
Views: 9004

RE: What Future For The A330?

What about....can the A333, and turn the A332 into a "light-weight" version for short haul, medium density services? Derate engines, remove the ancillary fuel tanks etc? So, the A358 becomes kind of like a A332-ER in reverse, with the base 332 being reduced to an -SR type aircaft? Sorry if this soun...

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by eg777er
Tue Jul 12, 2005 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM And The A330
Replies: 59
Views: 10308

RE: KLM And The A330

No, Cathay only operates 'A' market versions of both the 772 and the 773 (i.e. non-ER). The 772 are a bit of a wierd aircraft - they operate them <acronym title="Bahrain (Manama) - International (Muharraq) (BAH / OBBI), Bahrain">BAH</acronym>-<acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok Interna...

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by eg777er
Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Rare One - Etihad B767-341ER: AUH-BAH (+Pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 14002

RE: A Rare One - Etihad B767-341ER: AUH-BAH (+Pics)

Nice to see a report on BAH - I grew up there (parents have lived there since 1989.)

What did you think of the airport/city?

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by eg777er
Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380: Mach 0.89 In Service?
Replies: 23
Views: 16228

RE: A380: Mach 0.89 In Service?

Actually if you read the rest of the article there's some interesting information about the "heritage" of the wing. It appears that the knowledge transferred during the design process is done so over a much longer time frame than is perhaps acknowledged. <i>Three original wing designs were considere...

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by eg777er
Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380: Mach 0.89 In Service?
Replies: 23
Views: 16228

A380: Mach 0.89 In Service?

Whilst reading this excellent article at <a href="http://www.flightinternational.com/Articles/2005/06/14/Navigation/180/199071/Creating+A+Titan.html" target=_blank>http://www.flightinternational.com/A...n/180/199071/Creating+A+Titan.html</a> I came across this quote: <i>Overall, Ogilvie says, “the 7...

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by eg777er
Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757 With UA/BA Style "Suite Seats"?
Replies: 13
Views: 3857

RE: 757 With UA/BA Style "Suite Seats"?

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by eg777er
Fri Jun 17, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1983 BCal Advert - Hilarious!
Replies: 12
Views: 2673

RE: 1983 BCal Advert - Hilarious!

There's a shorter version too. <i>"I've flown all around this great big world, and I've flown with all kinds of girls. But I can't wait to get back to Gatwick, to the cutest girls in the world... I wish they all could be Caledonian, I wish they all could be Caledonian, I wish they all could be Caled...

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by eg777er
Sun Jun 05, 2005 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus' A340-600 Demonstrator (F-WWCA)
Replies: 3
Views: 4853

Airbus' A340-600 Demonstrator (F-WWCA)

In the past, Airbus A340-642, F-WW<acronym title="Air China">CA</acronym>, was the only A340-600 without the overwing exit - being the test airframe. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/787446/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/ope...

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by eg777er
Tue May 24, 2005 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 First Flight Documentary On TLC Tonight
Replies: 23
Views: 10208

RE: A380 First Flight Documentary On TLC Tonight

I agree the cockpit-chatter was the best bit of the program (always is in my view). When they were slowing down after the high-speed run: "Small failures on 1 & 2 as usual." "At least no ___king alarms this time...." And the whole "are they punching each other back there" when they were trying to ge...

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by eg777er
Sat May 21, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Post Some Of Your Non-av Photos!
Replies: 76
Views: 5125

RE: Post Some Of Your Non-av Photos!

<img src="http://www.temanga.com/gallery/newyork/newyork-Images/1.jpg" width="480" height="640" border=0> No comment. <img src="http://www.temanga.com/gallery/newyork/newyork-Images/5.jpg" width="480" height="640" border=0> Eric Morillo on the decks at Spirit, NYC. <img src="http://www.temanga.com/g...

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by eg777er
Fri May 20, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Airlines Profitable - US Airlines Not: Why?
Replies: 35
Views: 5578

RE: Euro Airlines Profitable - US Airlines Not: Why?

Plenty of competition in Europe. Mention a major city-pair, and they'll be at leads 2 'majors' and several low-cost boys to choose from.

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by eg777er
Tue May 17, 2005 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Evac Test
Replies: 83
Views: 14381

RE: A380 Evac Test

I'm reminded of the Billy Connoly sketch:

Ladies and Gentlemen, when we hit the water at 200mph calmly remove your lifejacket from its container and place it.....

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by eg777er
Tue May 17, 2005 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Company *can* Make An SST Now?
Replies: 9
Views: 3032

RE: Which Company *can* Make An SST Now?

A key part of any future supersonic aircraft would be the engines, I'd say Rolls Royce have the greatest experience in this regard, with the Olympus 593 which is still the most efficient engine at Mach 2.0....past or present. Also, the <acronym title="Syrian Arab Airlines">RB</acronym>-545 "Swallow"...

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by eg777er
Sun May 15, 2005 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways - $3 Billion Profit?
Replies: 18
Views: 3319

RE: British Airways - $3 Billion Profit?

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by eg777er
Sat May 14, 2005 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways - $3 Billion Profit?
Replies: 18
Views: 3319

British Airways - $3 Billion Profit?

If you look closely at British Airways' latest results, they declared a full year profit of £400 million (approx.) <b>However</b>, in the same time, they reduced the debt on their balance sheet by £1.2 billion. Does this mean that if they hadn't done this, they could have declared a £1.6 billion / $...

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by eg777er
Wed Apr 27, 2005 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-rev Stories
Replies: 75
Views: 8744

RE: Non-rev Stories

American Airlines dropping pillows for "weight" reasons has to be the most ridiculous cost-saving measure I've ever heard. When you factor in restrictive working practices, massive pension liabilities, high fuel costs, heavily unionised staff, low load factors, a fare-war with nimbler, more efficien...

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by eg777er
Mon Apr 25, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Have An IPod?
Replies: 57
Views: 2855

RE: Do You Have An IPod?

My first iPod was a <acronym title="Atlant-Soyuz Airlines (Russian Federation)">3G</acronym> 20GB with the scroll wheel. Loved it, but the battery wasn't so good. It got stolen out of my kitchen window (I live on the second floor!) late one night by some thieving twat of a burglar. My second, and cu...

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by eg777er
Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Full Moon Parties In Thailand
Replies: 13
Views: 2540

RE: Full Moon Parties In Thailand

Yes consider this thread squeezed! I went to KPG last summer to meet up with some friends who had ended up there on the tail end of their Asian tour. At the age of 22, I wanted to see what everyone was raving about when I was 18 and couldn't go. It was interesting for the experience, but I wouldn't ...

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by eg777er
Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-rev Stories
Replies: 75
Views: 8744

RE: Non-rev Stories

Some of my good ones: Standing-by for BA001 in October 2003 - had to wait for ages in the Concorde Room at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> <acronym title="Transeast Airlines (Latvia)">T4</acronym> before they announced my name right before boarding. Got ...

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by eg777er
Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 Will Not Remove Congestion At LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 11111

RE: The A380 Will Not Remove Congestion At LHR

No, it's not going to be 'astonishing'. Airbus have committed to making the A380 no more impactful on aircraft behind it than the 747. To do this, they've had to do clever things with the wing, which is one of the reasons for the weight problem, but if the aircaft performs as designed it will be abl...

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by eg777er
Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Brits Really Hate Blair?
Replies: 64
Views: 2655

RE: Do Brits Really Hate Blair?

The UK is a pluralist democracy, not a majority. Therefore, the party with the largest number of seats in parliament wins, even if it doesn't have an overall majority. However, in practice, a government requires a <i>working majority</i> in order to get its legislation through parliament. I.e. if a ...

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by eg777er
Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of NCL Airport?
Replies: 35
Views: 4704

RE: The Future Of NCL Airport?

The runway isn't needed for big twins and their good power-to-weight ratios (the A330 positioning down to <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> practically jumps off the runway but even full to <acronym title="Orlando - Sanford (Central Flor...

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by eg777er
Wed Mar 02, 2005 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting News About The A380 First Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 25584

RE: Interesting News About The A380 First Flight

Sorry, of course I meant 4L. Unless you want pilot puree  Smile  Smile

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by eg777er
Tue Mar 01, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting News About The A380 First Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 25584

RE: Interesting News About The A380 First Flight

777 first flight crew flew in orange jumpsuits, helmets, door 1L was rigged to blow and they had parachutes on board.

It's all in Karl Sabbagh's book...21st Century Jet.

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by eg777er
Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air - Any Developements?
Replies: 17
Views: 3149

RE: Gulf Air - Any Developements?

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by eg777er
Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air - Any Developements?
Replies: 17
Views: 3149

RE: Gulf Air - Any Developements?

Inflight service gets worse and worse. On-time performance gets worse and worse. Fares keep on plummeting, yields appalling (£1299 to fly <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Austra...

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by eg777er
Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Official 777-200LR Rollout Thread!
Replies: 282
Views: 36451

RE: The Official 777-200LR Rollout Thread!

Um.....has anyone noticed that Boeing can't spell "brakes"!?

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by eg777er
Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Official 777-200LR Rollout Thread!
Replies: 282
Views: 36451

RE: The Official 777-200LR Rollout Thread!

BBC News 24 (yes, that fanatically pro-European, anti-American etc. etc.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> ) have just run a very good little segment on the launch of the 777-200LR. The new aircraft looks fab in its livery, and they did a very intelligent round-up of th...

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by eg777er
Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Livery. Accepted By The British Majority?
Replies: 91
Views: 10369

RE: BA's Livery. Accepted By The British Majority?

The Landor livery aimed to reassure a traditional home market (with the to Fly to Serve regal crest) and also inspire faith in <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s ability to correctly operate highly advanced machinery (the avant-gard Speedwing). The fact that it looked like a design for ...

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by eg777er
Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 In The US - An Interesting Analysis
Replies: 66
Views: 11528

RE: A380 In The US - An Interesting Analysis

<b>BoeingBus</b>, Heathrow will be 'ready', in the sense that there will be a number of gates at Terminal 3 (for <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym>, <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> and <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym>)...

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by eg777er
Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French And British Soldiers
Replies: 27
Views: 2450

RE: French And British Soldiers

My school was http://www.wellington-college.berks.sch.uk, the national monument to the Iron Duke himself....and, we of Blucher house, used to joke to everyone that without us, they'd be speaking French!

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by eg777er
Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 In The US - An Interesting Analysis
Replies: 66
Views: 11528

RE: A380 In The US - An Interesting Analysis

You can guarantee that if the A380 were built in Seattle every pork-barrel redneck politician would be borrowing money like crazy to be able to cater for it. "Not invented here." The syndrome that killed Concorde, is raising its ugly thread again. The difference is, the A380 will succeed without the...

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by eg777er
Fri Feb 11, 2005 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing....747 Advanced Launch Prospects Look Good.
Replies: 151
Views: 15924

RE: Boeing....747 Advanced Launch Prospects Look Good.

If you put more weight (above cabin amenities, fuse stretch) onto the existing wing, it'll be too noisy and won't meet QC2 at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> - so bang goes your <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, <acronym title="Singapore Air...

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by eg777er
Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brtain: The World Leader In Aviation
Replies: 33
Views: 5544

Brtain: The World Leader In Aviation

We've got two of the best airlines in the world: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/771136/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/771136/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/6/3/1/771136.jpg" ALT="Click...

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by eg777er
Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dubai To Build New Mega-Airport For 370 A380
Replies: 95
Views: 16528

Dubai To Build New Mega-Airport For 370 A380

Whoever made the point about a long-haul hub such as Singapore or Dubai getting very busy with 747s only about 3 times a day, in comparison to shorthaul hubs like <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> or <acro...

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by eg777er
Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why So Few A340-200 Orders?
Replies: 76
Views: 9847

RE: Why So Few A340-200 Orders?

The way I understand it, almost as soon as the A340-200 entered service, Airbus announced the A340-313X which can carry many more people the same distance.

Also, didn't an A340-200 fly Orly - Auckland - Orly once?

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by eg777er
Sat Feb 05, 2005 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 772LR Finally Gets Its Own Official Launch Website
Replies: 20
Views: 7835

RE: 772LR Finally Gets Its Own Official Launch Website

Do Boeing still have a policy of not doing flying displays at airshows when Airbus are present, as they can't compete for "wow" factor?  Big grin

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by eg777er
Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moving To New York From London For 3 Mths: Advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 4076

RE: Moving To New York From London For 3 Mths: Adv

Thanks very much for the advice, guys. <i>Good luck getting a US mobile carrier to just sell you a prepaid SIM without a phone to go with it.</i> This worries me, as this is what I'll want to do. I've already got three mobiles, I don't really need another one! Plus, I've got a <a href="http://www.cl...

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by eg777er
Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moving To New York From London For 3 Mths: Advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 4076

Moving To New York From London For 3 Mths: Advice?

Hi Well, looks like I'm going to be moving to New York in April to work for 3 months. The company are sorting out accommodation (Midtown, hurrah!) but one or two things I was wondering: 1. Mobile phone....does the US 'do' pre-pay? Can I get a number and call credits just for 3 months? I've got a tri...

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by eg777er
Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific New Routes & Growth
Replies: 84
Views: 18611

RE: Cathay Pacific New Routes & Growth

With regards to the A340-300 on short routes, surely they are simply using an aircraft that would otherwise be parked for the day to gain some revenue? Consider the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> flights that arrive <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG ...

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by eg777er
Tue Jan 18, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380: Great New Footage From French TV
Replies: 10
Views: 19287

RE: A380: Great New Footage From French TV

Hmmm.....how many champagne-sipping passengers could you get in an SR-71?

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by eg777er
Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380: Great New Footage From French TV
Replies: 10
Views: 19287

A380: Great New Footage From French TV

Hi If you go to www.france2.fr and click on the 'video news' section, and then connect to the 17.Jan 20H bulletin (8pm today) about 9 minutes in to the clip there is some great footage of the A380, including some of people learning to fly in the simulator. Those massive <acronym title="Louis Trichar...

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by eg777er
Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747Adv: Dead Before It Starts?
Replies: 24
Views: 8910

RE: 747Adv: Dead Before It Starts?

Aren't the 7E7's engines bleedless? Therefore they'd require an entire redesign of the aircraft's electrical system?

(After all, this was one of the reasons why Boeing said they couldn't be used on the A330  Big grin )

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by eg777er
Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747Adv: Dead Before It Starts?
Replies: 24
Views: 8910

RE: 747Adv: Dead Before It Starts?

But surely if you do that with the existing wing you'll not meet performance claims? The simple fact is that current 747s have a hard time meeting QC4 (The <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> ones don't) and if you add weight (ie fuse extensions) you make it heavier and no...

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by eg777er
Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747Adv: Dead Before It Starts?
Replies: 24
Views: 8910

747Adv: Dead Before It Starts?

Seeing as we're in the throes of having lots of "A380: Terror Target"-type posts, how about: <b><i>"In order for the 747Adv to meet London's QC4 noise standards, which the A380 already meets, it will be necessary to get rid of the 747-400s triple-slotted flaps, therefore requiring a totally new wing...

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by eg777er
Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Breakeven - 250 Planes
Replies: 83
Views: 11102

RE: A380 Breakeven - 250 Planes

Indeed it will......BAA reckon 1 in 8 movements by 2010 at LHR will be A380s.

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by eg777er
Sat Jan 15, 2005 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-BUSH?
Replies: 63
Views: 12770

RE: G-BUSH?

Actually <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> are quite intelligent with their regs. New Airbuses - G-EU** - made in the E.U. 777s - G-ZZZ* looks like 7 777s - G-VII* roman for 7 is VII 777s - G-YMM* roman for 2000 is <acronym title="SAM (Colombia)">MM</acronym>, so Year 2000, when they wer...

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by eg777er
Sat Jan 15, 2005 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Breakeven - 250 Planes
Replies: 83
Views: 11102

RE: A380 Breakeven - 250 Planes

Sorry flt1871, but do you know anything about the airline industry outside your own borders? Restricting Heathrow to long-haul and Gatwick to short-haul would be insane. An enormous amount of Heathrow's traffic is European and UK Domestic transfer and O&D. That's why the third runway will be short f...

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