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by J
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 186
Views: 22945

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

Breaker's Yard Beckons for Airbus A380 If New Homes Aren't Found Excerpt: Airbus SE’s A380 superjumbo faces the ignominy of being broken up for spare parts if second-hand operators for the oldest jets can’t be found in coming months. The double-deckers could be “parted out” to recover engines and o...
by J
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: St Maarten (SXM) tomfoolery
Replies: 31
Views: 1100

Re: St Maarten (SXM) tomfoolery

And it was only a 737. Perhaps a larger plane would have safely blown her farther back and onto the soft sand.
by J
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: A 330 Shaking Like Washing Machine
Replies: 10
Views: 212

A 330 Shaking Like Washing Machine

Looks like an Air Asia A330 tossed a turbine blade in its number 1 engine after taking off from Perth to Kuala Lampur. The crew diverted back to Perth with the wind-milling engine shaking all the while. An investigation is underway after a passenger plane started violently shaking in mid-air. A susp...
by J
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 757 troubles. the latest news
Replies: 19
Views: 872

Re: 757 troubles. the latest news

Paris Air Show: Boeing exec gives some detail on possible ‘797’ design Another article said the plane was expected to have a 5,200 nm range - that would eliminate the need to stop for fuel when facing stronger Atlantic headwinds. Since Boeing is going to run out of 700 numbers after their next airc...
by J
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Paris - Boeing Porn
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Paris - Boeing Porn

787-10 and 737 Max flights. Boeing just announced plans for the 737 Max 10 ( 230 passengers - 240 orders from 10 customers). Now they have to start thinking about a new 757. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmefnkTvWIw Airbus has announced a sale of 100 A320 NEOs and new winglets for the A380 to cut ...
by J
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 186
Views: 22945

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

Recent news coverage suggests Emirates is toying with the idea of a 20-plane order and that Airbus will slow production if they dohn't see any new orders soon. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-07/emirates-said-in-talks-over-deal-for-20-airbus-a380-superjumbos Then there is this. A380 ...
by J
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Grisly Beheaded UAL 757 Now Children’s Museum Trophy
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Grisly Beheaded UAL 757 Now Children’s Museum Trophy

Boeing 757 cockpit to land at EdVenture in Columbia COLUMBIA, SC — Columbia children’s museum, EdVenture, is getting a new look on the outside, thanks to a grant from NASA and the new exhibit “Flight.” A Boeing 757 cockpit will be installed on the second-story outside wall overlooking the Columbia C...
by J
Tue May 23, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: More Reason for Less A-380
Replies: 13
Views: 1034

Re: More Reason for Less A-380

The following article has drawings of possible bedroom / office combinations. With Singapore sending several of their relatively-young A380's back to the lessor it continues to be hard to sell new ones. The Airbus A380 has officially found a new lease on life as an ultraluxurious private jet. http:/...
by J
Fri May 19, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: London City first in UK to get remote air traffic control
Replies: 1
Views: 99

London City first in UK to get remote air traffic control

But how will the tower operators aim their lamp signals at approaching aircraft with radio failure? London City is to become the first UK airport to replace its air traffic control tower with a remotely operated digital system. Instead of sitting in a tower overlooking the runway, controllers will b...
by J
Wed May 10, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Ejected families, dead rabbits, dragged doctors.
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Ejected families, dead rabbits, dragged doctors.

United, Delta, United, Spirit, Southwest (and maybe a few more). Now this. Of course the forward part of the plane had already unloaded and many overhead bins are empty so I doubt the plane was taxing. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/05/10/caught-video-fistfight-erupts-southwest-jet-...
by J
Thu May 04, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Even cheaper composites on the way, or the new competition?
Replies: 13
Views: 664

Re: Even cheaper composites on the way, or the new competition?

China's First Jet to Rival Boeing Is Helped by U.S. Technology (Includes a couple of photos including side stick cockpit arrangement) Out of more than 1,000 flights scheduled to take off or land at Shanghai’s vast Pudong International Airport on Friday, one marks the beginning of a new era in the a...
by J
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Photos of Flying Tigers Serving Charlotte
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Photos of Flying Tigers Serving Charlotte

interesting article recopied from 1978 with photos of a DC8 and 747-245F in the days before Fed Ex.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/retro-charlotte/article145487529.html
by J
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 777 Down?
Replies: 125
Views: 9873

Re: 777 Down?

New analysis reaffirms likely MH370 location (April 21, 2017) CANBERRA, Australia -- Analysis of a genuine Boeing 777 wing flap has reaffirmed experts’ opinion that a missing Malaysian airliner most likely crashed north of an abandoned search area in the Indian Ocean, officials said Friday. The $16...
by J
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: File Under "Who Cares?"
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: File Under "Who Cares?"

Here is another one. I didn't bother to watch the video. Singapore Airlines new Airbus A350 flies low over Perth WAS it worth the wait or was Singapore Airlines’ Airbus flyover on the Swan River the biggest anticlimax the city’s seen? Hundreds of aviation enthusiasts waited over an hour at Kings Par...
by J
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: JetPhoto Pre-Screening Thread...
Replies: 23
Views: 797

Re: JetPhoto Pre-Screening Thread...

I may still have a picture of the JAL 707 that landed in San Francisco Bay taken from my uncle's sailboat. I'll have to look.
by J
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 787 troubles, the latest news..
Replies: 1031
Views: 81906

Re: 787 troubles, the latest news..

Article includes photos of South Carolinian employees watching the flight. We've not heard from Verbal lately, maybe he moved down there? Boeing's newest, largest Dreamliner jet makes first test flight Boeing Co's (BA.N) newest and largest Dreamliner model, the 787-10, took off successfully on its f...
by J
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: File Under "Who Cares?"
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: File Under "Who Cares?"

Reporter Pól Ó Conghaile doesn't explain this shocking development. A380 in Dublin: Emirates postpones historic visit until further notice :o Emirates has postponed the planned stopover of an A380 in Dublin until further notice. The decision, which will be hugely disappointing for aviation fans, is ...
by J
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 787 troubles, the latest news..
Replies: 1031
Views: 81906

Re: 787 troubles, the latest news..

Boeing sets 31 March for 787-10 first flight Boeing will conduct first flight of the 787-10 on 31 March, subject to weather and other factors. The maiden flight will be operated by a 787-10 equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. The aircraft is also offered with General Electric GEnx powerpl...
by J
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: SIA 777 on fire...
Replies: 17
Views: 657

Re: SIA 777 on fire...

Cracked component, crew lapses cited in SIA 777 fire report A cracked component in the General Electric GE90 engine was behind a wing fire sustained aboard a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER on 27 June 2016. In its final report into the accident, in which none of the aircraft’s 241 passengers we...
by J
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A Hugely Important Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 662

Re: A Hugely Important Announcement

Congratulations Ike. Your many years of hard work have now paid off and we are happy for you.
by J
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Norwegian exceptionalism
Replies: 248
Views: 21759

Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Rabbi O'Genius wrote:Who could have doubted it?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-39325206

That makes me so sad :(
by J
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: The A380 Scarebus Saga Continues - Near Total Disaster
Replies: 13
Views: 1308

Re: The A380 Scarebus Saga Continues - Near Total Disaster

A380 wake suspected in Challenger loss-of-control event  | 08 March, 2017 | SOURCE: Flightglobal Pro | BY: David Kaminski-Morrow | London Investigators are considering the possibility that Airbus A380 wake turbulence might have contributed to a loss-of-control event that badly damaged a business ...
by J
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: St. Maartens Near Total Disaster
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: St. Maartens Near Total Disaster

You mean comments like,
"Pilot: "Did you see her Mike, the hot one in the Pink Bikini!!"
Copilot: "Damn, you're right, she's hot bro!! Let's find her tonight at the hotel!"
Pilot: "Hellz Yeah!"
Pilot: "Ok, better go around!"
by J
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 186
Views: 22945

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

It has to be pretty discouraging for Airbus. Exclusive: Airbus may ditch A380's grand staircase as sales tumble Airbus is considering doing away with one of the hallmarks of its A380 superjumbo, a "grand staircase" echoing the era of cruise ships, as it looks to revive sales of the world's...

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