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by J
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing 747: It just keeps going and going...
Replies: 56
Views: 9557

Re: Boeing 747: It just keeps going and going...

B ring O ver A merican C ash Was the slang name of the airline during the time the UK welcomed hard currency to beef up their economy. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the predecessor company BOAC has repainted one of their 747's in the classic livery with Speedbird tail. Article, photogr...
by J
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 231
Views: 37282

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

...at replacing them with the 787X.
What are this 787X of which you speak?
Oops. Fat fingered. Meant 777X.
by J
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 231
Views: 37282

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

As Verbal said:
The hits just keep on coming.
The following article says Qatar will retire their A380s when they reach 10 years of age (starting in 2024) and is "looking" at replacing them with the 787X. Not much of a resale market!

https://simpleflying.com/qatar-airways-a380-retirement/
by J
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 231
Views: 37282

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

RIP A380 Maybe Verbal has some explaining to do? Note this article was written a few days ago before Airbus cancelled the A380 (and Emirates cancelled an order of 42 A350's and 10 777x's) Has The Boeing 777X Killed The Airbus A380? * * * There are multiple reasons the A380 has failed, from problems...
by J
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 231
Views: 37282

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

The following article cannot be pasted but the headline is Airbus to give update on A380 Shutdown Plans The article states that the Airbus Board meets on February 13 and that barring a sudden breakthrough in the negotiations between Emirates and Rolls Royce, an announcement about terminating the pla...
by J
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Total Kenya Airways E190 Ground Disaster
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Total Kenya Airways E190 Ground Disaster

With photographs - damaged engine cowling, ripped fuselage, smashed air stairs, dislocated radome, etc. etc. etc. Two Planes Collide At Nairobi Airport – No Injuries Reported Excerpt: "... on the evening of February 8th, there was a routine maintenance check being done for the engines on the E190s....
by J
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: TWA Hotel Soon to Open at JFK
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: TWA Hotel Soon to Open at JFK

JFK's TWA Hotel is Now Taking Reservations Note it appears some rooms will not have runway views so book accordingly. Think of it as the hottest hotel opening in New York this year. The TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport will begin taking reservations on Valentine’s Day a...
by J
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing 747: It just keeps going and going...
Replies: 56
Views: 9557

Re: Boeing 747: It just keeps going and going...

The 747 first flew on 9 February 1969 a few months before Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Since the post above 4 more 747-F orders have been placed with Volga-Dnepr and British Airways has announced they will repaint one of their 747-400's in retro livery. Here is an article discussing its future pro...
by J
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Bombardier C-Series: the latest problems
Replies: 8
Views: 775

Re: Bombardier C-Series: the latest problems

We flew on the new Delta Airbus jet, which Boeing tried to keep out of the US, to see if it lives up to the hype. Here's the verdict. So you wade through maybe 50 photographs and learn that it has 3 X 2 seating in the main cabin (except for a missing seat by a window exit - sort of like the missing...
by J
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 231
Views: 37282

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

In response to Verbal's non sequitur on GLARE here are some comments from INTERNET experts: Glare is a multilayer sandwich of alumining and glass/resin, which is all well and good, but one of the things you have to plan for is can your material handle the current density of a lightening strike? What...
by J
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 757 troubles. the latest news
Replies: 35
Views: 3215

Re: 757 troubles. the latest news

Boeing’s Decision of the Decade: Does It Build the 797? Airbus says it can expand the A321 or some may want its A330 NEO - the Boeing design could be a lot more advanced. Excerpt “Every single other Boeing jet has been pretty much a guaranteed home run, even if it wasn’t clear at the time,” said ae...
by J
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Ottawa bus wreck
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Ottawa bus wreck

Who do we blame? The driver? The scientific engineers who built the overhang? The engineers that suggested the bus for the route? Greedy executives who chose a more efficient bus in spite of the risk that a driver might forget a station-specific procedure? We need more regulations! You need to add ...
by J
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Ottawa bus wreck
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Ottawa bus wreck

The following article includes additional photographs that show the tall bus stuck the overhead canopy causing severe damage to the upper deck. The accident occurred along Ottawa Transit's Transitway (no private vehicles). I've ridden it several times and the busses move along pretty quickly as thee...
by J
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing
Replies: 30
Views: 2340

Re: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing

Here is a short video of a ground test of the GE9X engine on the 747 test aircraft. A new sound is coming.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akdv87P ... e=youtu.be
by J
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Bombardier C-Series: the latest problems
Replies: 8
Views: 775

Re: Bombardier C-Series: the latest problems

The following article is somewhat light on facts suggesting the A220 could have as much impact as the 787 because it is wider and quieter. Wider and quieter than what? A Metroliner? The RJs? What about the Embraer (Dornier) E jets? Airbus A220 Is The New 'It' Plane, And It Could Be As Game-Changing ...
by J
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Drunk 'hooligan' on Russian flight restrained after behaving inappropriately
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Drunk 'hooligan' on Russian flight restrained after behaving inappropriately

Because of the source I'll just summarize that a passenger on an S7 flight from Bangkok to Novosibirsk boarded the plan in a sober state but kept drinking although cautioned by the cabin crew and even the pilot who warned they might have to land in China or Mongolia. The passenger refused to coopera...
by J
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Lion Air Flight 610
Replies: 52
Views: 1947

Re: Lion Air Flight 610

The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of the Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX that crashed in the Java Sea in October was recovered by Indonesian Navy divers Jan. 14. Divers discovered the CVR buried under 26 feet of mud in the Java sea, according to an update on the search published by the Indonesian Navy’s info...
by J
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: WWII Commemorative Flyover To Be Held In 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 79

WWII Commemorative Flyover To Be Held In 2020

Around 100 vintage warbirds in 24 historically sequenced formations are expected to participate in next year’s second Arsenal of Democracy Flyover, the event planning committee announced this week. The flyover, which is being held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Eur...
by J
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Jet Fuel Hoax
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Jet Fuel Hoax

Now we know that airplanes run on compressed air only. Tell everyone planes actually run on chemtrails. What is depressing is there are numerous videos talking about this BS. One person notes how small wings are and says there is no way a plane could hold so much fuel there. https://www.youtube.com...
by J
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 231
Views: 37282

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

Birmingham Cross Winds and Serene Emirates A380 landing after an FlyBe Embraer and A320 abort YouTube "... However, pilots on board the Emirates A380 arriving from Dubai, position the aircraft an angle to deal with the winds and gently land the giant superjumbo safely, creating an avalanche of rever...
by J
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing
Replies: 30
Views: 2340

Re: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing

The biggest jet engines ever seen are set to roar on Boeing’s 777X Article with photos including many of Boeing personnel. The biggest jet engines ever seen are now hanging from the longest wings on any Boeing plane. Ahead of the new 777X jet’s rollout next month, Boeing offered a first look at the...
by J
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Bombardier C-Series: the latest problems
Replies: 8
Views: 775

Re: Bombardier C-Series: the latest problems

Jet Blue and Moxie order Bombardier C Series Jets The latest airline venture by JetBlue founder David Neeleman, provisionally named Moxy, has signed a fixed order for 60 A220-300 aircraft, Airbus has announced. At the same time, JetBlue has placed firm orders for 60 A220-300 aircraft This choice of...
by J
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Want to Learn About Jets?
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Want to Learn About Jets?

This one is particularly interesting - it discusses FOD around test engines, why older engines are used for industrial purposes and fuel controls.

https://youtu.be/1TtRtOQzeB8

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