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by B777LRF
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman says Boeing “not getting it” on 737MAX, 787
Replies: 125
Views: 20904

Re: EK Chairman says Boeing “not getting it” on 737MAX, 787

The best way forward for Boeing would be to de-list their stock, getting out of the grips of short-sighted Wall Street vultures and their perpetual desire for ever improving quarterlies. Secondly they need to recognise that they're an engineering company first, second and last. Their mission should ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 17034

Re: Airbus A220 sales campaign thread 2021

There's literally only one market which presently works, sort of, and that's the Chinese domestic one. If any orders are coming in 2021, there's your most likely source. I've no idea which Chinese carriers, if any, might benefit from taking the A220. In the end the aircraft may prove to be either to...

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by B777LRF
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 74
Views: 11336

Re: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs

Beethoven - 7th symphony, Opus 92 - II. Allegretto
Beethoven - 5th piano, Opus 73 'Emperor' – II. Adagio un poco moto
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
Billy Joel - Downeaster Alexa
Aretha Franklin - Natural Woman

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by B777LRF
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do the Democrats win in 2022/24?
Replies: 61
Views: 2351

Re: How do the Democrats win in 2022/24?

Can we please have just a couple of days devoid of US politics?

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by B777LRF
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: King toppled from throne by gender-neutral card deck
Replies: 22
Views: 1880

Re: King toppled from throne by gender-neutral card deck

Well, if a woman marries a king she becomes a queen. But if man marries a queen he doesn't become a king but rather a "prince consort".

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by B777LRF
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: North Pole / South Pole / Antarctica Routes?
Replies: 17
Views: 2734

Re: North Pole / South Pole / Antarctica Routes?

I'm pretty sure there's a rule banning scheduled passenger flights from venturing further south than 60S. As such, any route from Australia to S. America will be taking a somewhat longer routing to avoid breaking that rule.

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by B777LRF
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copenhagen: 50 Years of Growth Lost in 10 Months
Replies: 10
Views: 3206

Re: 50 Years of Growth Lost in 10 Months

Copenhagen was already plagued with overtourism for a few years, and I do wonder why anyone would like to go back to that. Copenhagen was neither plagued nor burdened with over tourism. Back in 2019 I had a job in downtown Copenhagen and, sure, there were quite a lot of tourists. But it was nowhere...

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by B777LRF
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 42025

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

All these suggestions of which airlines may have a need for a batch of 787s is academic at best, but in the current environment it's more theoretical. Very few, if any, airlines currently have a need to increase their fleets or have the money to do fleet replacements. As the aircraft are owned by le...

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by B777LRF
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 120
Views: 24691

Re: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread - 2021

sevenair wrote:
Where do things stand with LGW shorthaul?


Presser says they will concentrate on the Nordic market, so it's probably safe to assume bases outside of the Nordics will be closed. LGW will, I assume, continue being served out of the Nordics (ARN, BGO, CPH, HEL, OSL).

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by B777LRF
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copenhagen: 50 Years of Growth Lost in 10 Months
Replies: 10
Views: 3206

Copenhagen: 50 Years of Growth Lost in 10 Months

The numbers are staggering; in 2020 CPH was back to the passenger numbers of 1970. That's 50 years of growth wiped out in a period of 10 months, and is evidence of the gruelling impact Covid-19 has had on aviation. https://check-in.dk/cph-tabte-50-aars-trafikfremgang-paa-blot-10-maaneder/ (LInk in D...

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by B777LRF
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White House Spox Says Trump “Most Masculine President Ever”
Replies: 31
Views: 1570

Re: White House Spox Says Trump “Most Masculine President Ever”

Kiwirob wrote:
So if there was a most masculine president who would it be?


Idi Amin springs to mind. Amateur boxer, Sergeant Major, Dictator, father of countless illegitimate children and feeder of alligators with live humans. All pretty manly, if occasionally antisocial, acts.

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by B777LRF
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account
Replies: 208
Views: 9067

Re: Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account

It is of particular interest to observe Trumpists saying the next 4 years will be tough on Biden, because of what the Democrats did to Trump. They must have the attention span of a gold fish, having seemingly forgotten how the Republicans treated Obama for 8 years.

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by B777LRF
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account
Replies: 208
Views: 9067

Re: Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account

Twitter and Facebook should start banning everyone from the GOP. Taking away peoples' rights is only going to incite the crazies more. If you want to work on stopping so much division this isn't a good move. Having a social media account is a privilege, not a right. Same as having a drivers license...

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by B777LRF
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If airlines named routes like trains used to
Replies: 24
Views: 2501

Re: If airlines named routes like trains used to

Anywhere in EU to IBZ: The Ecstacy Express
DXB-KIH: The Night Fighter

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by B777LRF
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So far, which year is worst?
Replies: 54
Views: 4079

Re: So far, which year is worst?

People generally have a very poor grasp of history, and are likely to portray events happening in their lifetime as "the worst" or "the best". A Danish newsoutlet published a story today on the very topic of "worst year ever", and unsurprisingly 2020 doesn't make the cu...

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by B777LRF
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?
Replies: 108
Views: 7694

Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sterling Airways
Cimber Air
Maersk Air
Conair of Scandinavia
Helicopter Service AB

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by B777LRF
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Other country's anthems
Replies: 64
Views: 33463

Re: Other country's anthems

Whilst the German unification was undoubtedly long over due and brought great progress, freedom and democracy to a once oppressed part of the world, it sadly also spelled the end for what is, without a shadow of doubt, the most beautiful national anthem ever; Auferstanden aus Ruinen. https://www.you...

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by B777LRF
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burger Wars!
Replies: 88
Views: 3901

Re: Burger Wars!

Burgers from the big chains usually leaves me cold and dissatisfied. BK used to do some rather good burgers, but over time quality has plunged. McD is more consistent, but then again it's not that hard to be consistently shitty. Carl's JR is acceptable, but really nothing to write home about. So if ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emma Watson "Done with Hollywood."
Replies: 31
Views: 2599

Re: Emma Watson "Done with Hollywood."

A well phrased reply, DSN, and you seem to have some insight into that sordid industry. But your tirade leaves out one very important fact, namely choice. The desolate mother living in the slums didn't chose to live there; the person contracting a debilitating illness did not chose so and; the unemp...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everyone's worst type of hangover
Replies: 31
Views: 1836

Re: Everyone's worst type of hangover

My worst experience involves aviation, go figure! Was jumpseating back from Dubai to Brussels, where I would have a few hours before grabbing another jumpseat to Lagos. So far, so innocent. As it turned out, the flight from DXB had a crew of 2 and 7 passengers, self included, each of which (the pass...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emma Watson "Done with Hollywood."
Replies: 31
Views: 2599

Re: Emma Watson "Done with Hollywood."

Let's not get carried away. Moviestars gets paid obscene amounts of money for getting 20+ chances in every scene to pretend they're someone else. Real acting takes place on a stage in front of a live audience, and requires real and tangible talent. Having 20 or more attempts to get a single scene ri...

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by B777LRF
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can airlines re-purpose new biz seats onto smaller a/c?
Replies: 21
Views: 3826

Re: Can airlines re-purpose new biz seats onto smaller a/c?

How can a seat cost 100.000 $ ? In aviation terms, that's not far off 'peanuts' territory. I've just reviewed an order we placed with a parts supplier, and it's eyewatering expensive. These are engine parts, but still, 75K for a surge control valve is a fair amount of money. Or how about an engine ...

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by B777LRF
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snowstorm in the Northeast
Replies: 11
Views: 772

Re: Snowstorm in the Northeast

'The Northeast' of what? Nigeria? Saudi Arabia? Thailand? Anywhere where this would be even remotely interesting or unusual this time of year?

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by B777LRF
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 vaccine transport flights.
Replies: 93
Views: 16804

Re: COVID-19 vaccine transport flights.

I think integrators are also using commercial airlines though right? Yes, it happens on a daily basis. One example is freight which, for whatever reason, failed to connect to the integrators flight gets transported on a passenger airline, which usually departs later in the morning. Hmm it seems lik...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 vaccine transport flights.
Replies: 93
Views: 16804

Re: COVID-19 vaccine transport flights.

Are we expecting most vaccine to be transported by commercial airlines in belly capacity or will it be dominated by dedicated freighter airlines? Are couriers like UPS, Fedex better equip to handle vaccines in general etc? The vast majority will be carried by cargo carriers and integrators. Integra...

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by B777LRF
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Upper Deck Boeing 747-400BCF
Replies: 36
Views: 5066

Re: Upper Deck Boeing 747-400BCF

Most -400BCF have a bulkhead installed roughly half-way down the upper-deck, which still leaves plenty of room for a galley, 6 seats and a sleeping area at the aft end. Using the upper-deck for cargo is a non-starter, for the simple fact said cargo would have to be hand carried up a very, very steep...

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by B777LRF
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Tunnel in Faore Islands Opening Soon
Replies: 34
Views: 1956

Re: New Tunnel in Faore Islands Opening Soon

I live in Denmark, the colonial power ruling the Faroe Islands (tongue firmly planted in cheek). There hasn't been a single word mentioned on the news about this. Given that around 50% of the tourists visiting the Faroe Islands are from Denmark, think it's fair to say this tunnel will not be a touri...

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by B777LRF
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should China pay reparations for the economic damage from the virus ?
Replies: 120
Views: 4805

Re: Should China pay reparations for the economic damage from the virus ?

Will the US pay reparations for foisting the 2008 GFC on the world?

That was rhetorical question, in case you wondered, and one just as inane as the headline of this thread.

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by B777LRF
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer aiming at the P2F conversion market with the E-190 model
Replies: 20
Views: 3169

Re: Embraer aiming at the P2F conversion market with the E-190 model

With the unique cros section, what size of interline-able containers would this even use? Serious question, can this fit pallets? If yes, a good size market, if no, bummer, a niche market. Lightsaber Ps, 2nd question, if it can fit pallets, can it fut in double length pallets. I could see charterin...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 279
Views: 15827

Re: Political Position (Guns)

I've had my time on the soapbox, and suffer from no illusions anything I write here will have anyone change their minds. Further discussions on the topic will only be going around in circles, and I've never been much of a circus fan.

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's back! F1 2020 Season
Replies: 295
Views: 33600

Re: It's back! F1 2020 Season

Fantastic win for Checo, well done and fully deserved having fought his way back up from 18th following the first lap shunt. A shunt where Leclerc showed, once again, he can't be trusted and Verstappen did much the same. Applying power that far off the black bit in an effort not to lose too much tim...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 279
Views: 15827

Re: Political Position (Guns)

Guns in private ownership shall be a well a tightly regulated exception, subject to rigorous controls, steep penalties for abuse and regulated to the highest possible level. In practice that will mean you'll need a license, hold insurance and be prepared to be audited at regular and unannounced inte...

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by B777LRF
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair orders 75 Boeing 737 MAX 8-200s
Replies: 110
Views: 21960

Re: Ryanair 75 MAX deal to close imminently

The future is not looking good for legacies that were dependant on business travel. It will never return to pre 2020 levels. Not when companies have now gone all in on digital communication. 1. LCCs attract their fair share of business travel as well 2. Legacy carriers attract their fair share of l...

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by B777LRF
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favourite Music Videos
Replies: 55
Views: 3040

Re: Favourite Music Videos

Chris Isaac: Wicked Games

Why, you ask? Helena Christensen, that's why.

George Michael: Freedom!

Why, you ask? Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford and Tatjana Patitz, that's why.

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by B777LRF
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tunnel Planned Between Denmark and Germany
Replies: 60
Views: 3792

Re: Tunnel Planned Between Denmark and Germany

The distances in Denmark are indeed relatively short, but it's still a 4-5 hour drive from Copenhagen to Aalborg. A drive of that length wouldn't bother me in the least, I've done triple that often enough, but for others it's too long and/or too expensive to drive. Busses are a cheap alternative, ju...

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by B777LRF
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tunnel Planned Between Denmark and Germany
Replies: 60
Views: 3792

Re: Tunnel Planned Between Denmark and Germany

We are about to have a triangle copenhaagen guthenburg stockholm where train is or will become the first option. I see that with corporate policy "flygskam" avoiding air soon hamburg berlin will be a logical extension on this triangle. Funny way of spelling Copenhagen and Gothenburg; if y...

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by B777LRF
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tunnel Planned Between Denmark and Germany
Replies: 60
Views: 3792

Re: Tunnel Planned Between Denmark and Germany

It'll be a combined car and rail tunnel. The reason the ferries will continue is because it will cost 494 DKK / 702 NOK / 66 EUR one way for a car (prices to be adjusted for inflation). The ferry today for a car on a return ticket costs 299 DKK / 424 NOK / 40 EUR. Incorrect. The EUR 40 price for a ...

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by B777LRF
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Diego Maradona has died with age of 60
Replies: 42
Views: 2485

Re: Diego Maradona has died with age of 60

Frankly I couldn't give two fifths of frack all if the English likes or loathes Diego Armando Maradona. To the rest of the football loving world he will always be remembered as one of the greatest, and perhaps the greatest. Not for his antics off the pitch, not for the times he played somewhat less ...

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by B777LRF
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tunnel Planned Between Denmark and Germany
Replies: 60
Views: 3792

Re: Tunnel Planned Between Denmark and Germany

Oregon bridge? I think you meant to say "Øresund". But impressive as that bridge / tunnel combination is, it's not the biggest one in Denmark. That's the Great Belt bridge which, at one point, held the accolades for the longest suspension bridge in the world. Also happens to be the tallest...

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by B777LRF
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA to sanction COMAC and AVIC?
Replies: 48
Views: 750

Re: USA to sanction COMAC and AVIC?

It also kills most of the Chinese carriers as they also need those 737 MAXes. Yeah, no, it doesn't. China won't be able kill the Max, merely put a massive dent in it and possibly remove any chance of it ever being a profitable program, just as the lack of Max won't kill Chinese carriers, merely pre...

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by B777LRF
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA to sanction COMAC and AVIC?
Replies: 48
Views: 750

Re: USA to sanction COMAC and AVIC?

I suppose that's one way of ensuring the 737 Max will never be certified for operation in China. The nation which holds by far the largest number of 737 Max orders and which will, in the not too distant future, become the biggest aviation market in the world. There's shooting yourself in the foot wi...

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by B777LRF
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Diego Maradona has died with age of 60
Replies: 42
Views: 2485

Re: Diego Maradona has died with age of 60

We can chose to remember him for the dark sides; the mafia connections, the coke and alcohol addiction, the tax evasions, the fall from grace. But we can also chose to remember him as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, football player to ever partake in the beautiful sport. He was the kind of...

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by B777LRF
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 vs. 748 revisited
Replies: 112
Views: 11342

Re: A380 vs. 748 revisited

The 748's also have a resale value due to P2F. That may tip some scales as well. You mean apart from the fact there as many P2F programs for the -8i as there is for the A380, and that with a feedstock of less than 50 frames the cost of converting -8i's is unlikely to make it a viable, let alone pro...

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by B777LRF
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: 747-8 to Freighter easy conversion possible?
Replies: 101
Views: 11889

Re: Question: 747-8 to Freighter easy conversion possible?

Though curious: is it all that common for loads to be prejudiced by that (lack of) 2ft clearance? I'd imagine that loaders/forwarders would package and load most shipments such that it wouldn't really matter, no? It is very common for freighters to run out of available volume before they run out of...

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by B777LRF
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: 747-8 to Freighter easy conversion possible?
Replies: 101
Views: 11889

Re: Question: 747-8 to Freighter easy conversion possible?

The extended upper-deck is also an issue, as it poses a height restriction on the main-deck. This is also the case on the -400SF, but on the -8 the upper-deck is even longer and therefore would affect more main-deck loading positions. But above all else, less than 50 frames is simply not enough to s...

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by B777LRF
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operation question B767-300F
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Re: Operation question B767-300F

The 767-300ERF might, and I do emphasise might, be the right aircraft for a given airline. But for another airline it might either be too much or too little. If you need to move around 50 tons for around 7-8 hours, it might be the best option. DHL, for instance, used it extensively on the North Atla...

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by B777LRF
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A KLM Boeing 747-400 has been hit by the wing tip of another aircraft in Amsterdam Schiphol
Replies: 30
Views: 7302

Re: A KLM Boeing 747-400 has been hit by the wing tip of another aircraft in Amsterdam Schiphol

In the US, wing walkers are absolutely required (by company policies) on ramp areas such as the maintenance ramp in this incident. The reason for that is to prevent PRECISELY what happened here. And yet, there is no statistical evidence to support the claim wing walkers reduce the number of inciden...

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by B777LRF
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A KLM Boeing 747-400 has been hit by the wing tip of another aircraft in Amsterdam Schiphol
Replies: 30
Views: 7302

Re: A KLM Boeing 747-400 has been hit by the wing tip of another aircraft in Amsterdam Schiphol

"On Sunday, a KLM 747 awaiting its final retirement at Amsterdam Schiphol airport had its nose dented by an Airbus A330 wing. The union says that towing incidents like these are because of too high a workload for airport ground staff.". Seriously? When traffic is down like 90%? Agreed. Th...

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by B777LRF
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER, cargo king, how does it compare to B787 and A350?
Replies: 21
Views: 3134

Re: Boeing 777-300ER, cargo king, how does it compare to B787 and A350?

dennypayne wrote:
Am I really to believe that rampers out there are all saying "OK guys let's get loading those structural ULDs" [emoji1]


Probably not, since ramp agents are not usually overtly pedantic. As such they refer to them as containers and pallets, anywhere outside the US that is.

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by B777LRF
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER, cargo king, how does it compare to B787 and A350?
Replies: 21
Views: 3134

Re: Boeing 777-300ER, cargo king, how does it compare to B787 and A350?

For passenger carriers, a considerable amount of cargo is shipped in cans. Indeed, but compared to how much is carried on pallets it's negligible. And please discontinue using the terms "cans". They are containers or, if you wish to be expertly pedantic, strutural ULDs. And pallets are no...

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