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by seahawk
Sun Jul 04, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 22238

Re: Euros 2020 thread

England vs. Italy for the final with England winning!

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 168453

Re: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

It is not an order it is a cancellation. UA ordered 70 A321neos. That is an indisputable fact, even if it is accompanied by a cancellation (which there is no indication it is). Do you have evidence the A359 order was cancelled? I was just pointing out that a cancellation can be reported at a differ...

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 168453

Re: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

It is not an order it is a cancellation.

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 29, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 22238

Re: Euros 2020 thread

A very deserved defeat for Germany.

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 29, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 22238

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Go 3 Lions!

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 168453

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

Order has been offically announced -150 737 Max 10 -50 737 MAX 8 -70 A321neo https://hub.united.com/united-adds-270-boeing-and-airbus-aircraft-to-fleet-largest-order-in-airline-s-history-and-biggest-by-a-single-carrier-in-a-decade-2653586391.html I m intrigued by this from the United link: "th...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 891
Views: 204672

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Normally I would agree, but we have seen similar behaviour with the 737MAX and also on the 787 production line with quality control being handled very loosely. So we have seen this corner cutting in the development teams but also on the running production line, which imho means that it is not a pro...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 891
Views: 204672

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Seems like some unfair generalizations are being made. In my experience you can find plenty of mid level managers that have the same traits as you say upper management has, after all that's where upper managers come from. Technical work is very demanding, if you don't stay fully engaged you lose yo...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 891
Views: 204672

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

My conclusion is that it is not a executive problem but actually a middle management problem stemming from the low oversight that was granted for so long. What should happen is actually that the execs either cull the middle management/highest engineering level and replace it with fresh faces or res...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 891
Views: 204672

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

I think it is a bit harsh to criticize management for the setbacks of the 777X. What they definitely lack is transparency but the issue (from what I understand) is that the goal posts were shifted due to the MAX fiasco. The 777X was in development before the MAX crashes, all the processes and desig...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 28, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 891
Views: 204672

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

This is where it went wrong, 2014 : https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702303948104579534233968514184 Boeing was bruised by the 787 development drama and caught off guard by the NEO's runaway success and 777 customer's A350 desertions. Congress, FAA, Boeing and its supply chain where working...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 891
Views: 204672

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

In turning down the 777X for TIA readiness, the FAA also cited a finding that the supplier of the avionics provided “inadequate peer review” in a safety analysis “resulting in inconsistencies … and incorrect reuse of 787 data.” If the FAA catches this, it must have been blindingly obvious and the c...

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 220
Views: 23152

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

Obviously make a MRTT -800 is not hard from the airframe point of view, but you would need to re-certify the plane for all receivers.

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 22238

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Will the Easy for the UK.

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stealth is very important
Replies: 56
Views: 6240

Re: Stealth is very important

If you are outnumbered 8:1 and facing a near-peer enemy, it really does not matter.

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stealth is very important
Replies: 56
Views: 6240

Re: Stealth is very important

Would you all agree with this? If not, which part do you disagree with? 1) Many missions do not require stealth, and are best done without paying the cost of stealth. Examples: ground attack and patrol. 2) If it's a deep penetration raid into a serious air defense system, or a head-to-head BVR air ...

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 398
Views: 71017

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

Probably the elegant way to buy nothing.

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air New Livery
Replies: 79
Views: 15080

Re: Kalitta Air New Livery

Why do you give a freighter a livery? Plain white would do, especially if you do many wetleases.

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stealth is very important
Replies: 56
Views: 6240

Re: Stealth is very important

Not 2, as any advantages in signal processing will not change the difference between a stealthy and a non stealthy target.

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 with new wing, landing gear potential
Replies: 88
Views: 20429

Re: 737 with new wing, landing gear potential

Why would htey do this, when the -10 just had it´s first flight? The MAX has many succesful years ahead of it. It depends on how you measure successful. If you look at the numbers in isolation, as in selling an airframe and making money of it, the 737MAX can be successful, but you need to write of ...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 220
Views: 23152

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

Why add another type anyway. Just follow up with more KC-46s and be done with it.

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stealth is very important
Replies: 56
Views: 6240

Re: Stealth is very important

4 it is. Against F-35 the types you mentions are just targets.

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 with new wing, landing gear potential
Replies: 88
Views: 20429

Re: 737 with new wing, landing gear potential

Why would htey do this, when the -10 just had it´s first flight? The MAX has many succesful years ahead of it.

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 271396

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

You do not need the same fuselage diameter for that either. If planed for a robotic line can do varsious fuselage diameters without extra costs.

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Fate of N984TW (Last MD80 Produced)
Replies: 18
Views: 9168

Re: The Fate of N984TW (Last MD80 Produced)

UA444 wrote:
Still curious why this and others hasn’t gotten interest from cargo carriers yet. Some of DL’s have.


Because we have a feedstock of 737NGs and A321s.

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 271396

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

I think that is just wrong. The accountants also drooled about the idea of an A380-1000, which would allow you to fly the same number of pax as 4 747s with only 2 A380s. Half the crews, half the flights, and probably less than half the fuel consumption - what is not to like about it? They failed whe...

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 271396

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

The strategic decision was never hard. If Boeing is not outright lying, the 737-8 is competitive and making them money. The 787 is dominating the A330. So the outlook is that they should be okay in any tender up to 737-8 size. Suffering with the 737-9 and 737-10 and winning with the 787. Doing a new...

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 17522

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

Well to be honest your side has made it easy by their own incompetence the past decade or so. I don't understand why posters get angry at other posters when it is their favourite OEM causing them the grief. As for your post, well we know the histories of the aircraft. You are trying to be clever to...

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 92
Views: 4827

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

Outside the medical professionals working with vulnerable persons, I think it is not the time to go after those unwilling to take a vaccine and the resources would be better spent on sending those shots to people desperately wanting to get vaccinated. Once we have offered a chance to get the shot to...

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 92
Views: 4827

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

And that means enough people on the global scale. 90% vaccinated in the USA and 5% in Africa, won´t help unless you restrict travel.

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 92
Views: 4827

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

And those variants will propagate anyway, as long we are not reaching a global herd immunity or as long as we do severely restrict travel.

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 92
Views: 4827

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

Would it not be easier to vaccinate the vulnerable and not force healthy and informed people to take the vaccine?

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 92
Views: 4827

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

And as far as I know the US has an ample supply of vaccines with no such limitations. Other countries do have a limited supply and limitations on the use of some vaccines.

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 92
Views: 4827

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

Houston Methodist has 22,000+ employees. Their HR department is likely 50 people or less. The type of analysis you're describing will never happen at an employer this large - it's costly and impractical given the situation. Well, it would be down to the employee to show why the vaccination is an un...

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 92
Views: 4827

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

Nobody is being forced to do anything. They can make a choice. 1) Get the vaccine 2) Get a different job. Methodist is the hospital where everyone wants to work. Good culture. Good pay. Good resources for patient care. You don't have a fundamental right to work there (or anywhere, really). If you w...

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 92
Views: 4827

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

Forcing people to take the vaccine is a crime imho. Nobody is being forced to do anything. They can make a choice. 1) Get the vaccine 2) Get a different job. Methodist is the hospital where everyone wants to work. Good culture. Good pay. Good resources for patient care. You don't have a fundamental...

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 17522

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

I think 40% marketshare might be optimistic this decade. On top of that price/ margin is essential. I agree and that's really the point. Boeing was losing market share even before the pandemic and the MAX debacle. I get all the arguments about the economics of a new airplane being prohibitive, but ...

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 92
Views: 4827

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

In this instance people are not being forced to take a vaccine. A medical faculty is acknowledging that the threat posed by SARS-coronavirus-2 can be mitigated by vaccination (the data to support this view are overwhemling) ergo if you want to work there you are obliged to mitigate threat you pose....

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt & Whitney - Future widebody engine?
Replies: 28
Views: 4417

Re: Pratt & Whitney - Future widebody engine?

Of course they'll bid, but there's only slightly more than a snowball's chance that that bid will be successful (and I'd argue) even considered on anything more than a superficial basis for fiscal responsibility, barring a default exclusivity. I think we will see. the GTF surely has changed the gen...

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 92
Views: 4827

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

Forcing people to take the vaccine is a crime imho. In this instance people are not being forced to take a vaccine. A medical faculty is acknowledging that the threat posed by SARS-coronavirus-2 can be mitigated by vaccination (the data to support this view are overwhemling) ergo if you want to wor...

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt & Whitney - Future widebody engine?
Replies: 28
Views: 4417

Re: Pratt & Whitney - Future widebody engine?

When Airbus or Boeing are looking for a new engine for a widebody, P&W will bid.

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 92
Views: 4827

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

Forcing people to take the vaccine is a crime imho.

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 17522

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

Boeing HAS to make the Max a winning program, it’s not just about restoring their good name but they need to buy time while new technologies mature, particularly engines This is going to be a few years, it would be senseless to start developing a clean sheet 737 replacement now without a step chang...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s
Replies: 51
Views: 7148

Re: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s

We see developments looking at piston engines up to around 2000HP, it makes sense that the turboprop/ open rotor then aims for the lower thrust turbofans.

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 168453

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

I wonder if this was that "big announcement" instead of that supersonic plane. Seems to me GE + Safran as CFM announcing a new open-rotor design for the mid-2030s will be much more disruptive to the airliner business than any supersonic plane will be. The engine industry is always the bes...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 17522

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

A conventional fuel burning tube with wings is a risky solution anyway,. Maybe the replacement to the 737 are 2 airplanes. One hybrid short range optimized plane and a larger medium to long range optimized plane using conventional engines? It looks like CFM thinks the same thing, with the smaller s...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 17522

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

A conventional fuel burning tube with wings is a risky solution anyway,. Maybe the replacement to the 737 are 2 airplanes. One hybrid short range optimized plane and a larger medium to long range optimized plane using conventional engines?

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 17522

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

As the competition is not more climate friendly or efficient, the 737 is just fine. And yes, a 737 won´t cut it in 2045, but neither would an A320.

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by seahawk
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped
Replies: 71
Views: 16738

Re: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped

“El ataque de los tomates asesinos”. Yes with a difference. This is (was) a rare example of a Boeing 707-400, complete with intact Conway engines, not a cannibalised leftover to which I would have no objection even myself. But it spoiled the scenery and the picture Germans want us to have about the...

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by seahawk
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped
Replies: 71
Views: 16738

Re: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped

It is just an old plane and not some valuable relic. Good that they finally scrap it.

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