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by tsv
18 Mar 2019, 11:30
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Any Commercial Impact on MC21 due to MAX issues
Replies: 4
Views: 4024

Re: Any Commercial Impact on MC21 due to MAX issues

Almost two years after the first flight of the MC21 and only two more prototypes came out of the factory, this is a strong indication of serious problems I'm not sure if you are suggesting problems with the production rate or with the Aircraft? As far as I am aware the delivery of the 4 Aircraft fo...
by tsv
16 Mar 2019, 01:53
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Any Commercial Impact on MC21 due to MAX issues
Replies: 4
Views: 4024

Any Commercial Impact on MC21 due to MAX issues

Just wondering what UAC Management in Russia are making of the 737 MAX issues? IMO the biggest disincentive to buying Russian Aircraft is the poor after sales support and service. But a secondary reason is that Russian Aircraft are perceived to be less safe than Boeing and Airbus. A third problem is...
by tsv
10 Mar 2019, 11:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 272
Views: 32011

Re: Crashes and serious incidents/accidents in 2019

Some are calling for 737 MAX to be grounded. Don't think this will happen yet but will certainly happen if the issue proves to be related to the issue that caused the Lion Air Crash.

In the meantime for me if it's Boeing I ain't going.
by tsv
03 Jan 2019, 14:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Aeromexico signs letter of Intent for 100 Superjets
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: Aeromexico signs letter of Intent for 100 Superjets

Sorry Guys, there was a story published but the link has been removed. Neither Sukhoi nor Aeromexico have published any announcements on their websites. So something us up, the Journalist went to print too early or the deal has either been scuttled or postponed. I'm a big fan of the Superjet but giv...
by tsv
03 Jan 2019, 10:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Aeromexico signs letter of Intent for 100 Superjets
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Aeromexico signs letter of Intent for 100 Superjets

Given the Support issues experienced by Brussels Airlines & Interjet among others this is a rather surprising order but congrats to Sukhoi. Hopefully the order comes to fruition and is big enough to allow Sukhoi to set up a decent Support Network. A few more orders of this magnitude will allow the A...
by tsv
04 Jun 2017, 05:36
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Hilarious War between Canada and Boeing
Replies: 2
Views: 1748

Re: Hilarious War between Canada and Boeing

I didn't hear about that one but they did whinge about subsidies to Airbus which only suceeded in reciprocal action which highlighted the level of subsidies they received; http://www.airbus.com/presscentre/pressreleases/press-release-detail/detail/wto-delivers-knockout-blow-to-boeings-record-breakin...
by tsv
03 Jun 2017, 14:52
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Hilarious War between Canada and Boeing
Replies: 2
Views: 1748

Hilarious War between Canada and Boeing

Boeing has complained about Bombardier selling the C Series below cost price. Nothing surprising about that, US Companies always sook when they don't get their own way, despite being the greatest manipulators of trade in history. Boeing in particular are being extremely hypocritical because they hav...
by tsv
28 Dec 2016, 14:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Russian military plane with 92 on board disappears moments after take off from Sochi
Replies: 34
Views: 4722

Re: Russian military plane with 92 on board disappears moments after take off from Sochi

Passenger wrote: So perhaps the "U-turn" was a 180° whilst going down.
Perhaps. But there was a planned U-Turn in their flight plan.
by tsv
28 Dec 2016, 06:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Russian military plane with 92 on board disappears moments after take off from Sochi
Replies: 34
Views: 4722

Re: Russian military plane with 92 on board disappears moments after take off from Sochi

Well there you go. Could be the flaps were either not set to the correct position by the Pilots or there was a technical issue that stopped them moving into position. Bit surprised really, the debris field seemed to be so large that I figured it must have been a mid air break up. I would never say t...
by tsv
27 Dec 2016, 23:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Russian military plane with 92 on board disappears moments after take off from Sochi
Replies: 34
Views: 4722

Re: Russian military plane with 92 on board disappears moments after take off from Sochi

Would be interesting to know what Cargo was on board.

This was a Military Aircraft heading to a conflict zone so I guess there is a good chance it had some Military Cargo on board.

An explosion from an accident in the Cargo Bay is probably more likely than an intentional bombing by a Terrorist.
by tsv
27 Dec 2016, 14:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Russian military plane with 92 on board disappears moments after take off from Sochi
Replies: 34
Views: 4722

Re: Russian military plane with 92 on board disappears moments after take off from Sochi

It was found only 1.5km off the Coast but (according to the flight chart posted on another site) it had been much further off the Coast than that, probably at least 10km. It had already performed the U-turn and was heading back towards the shoreline before setting a south easterly course towards the...
by tsv
27 Dec 2016, 09:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Russian military plane with 92 on board disappears moments after take off from Sochi
Replies: 34
Views: 4722

Re: Russian military plane with 92 on board disappears moments after take off from Sochi

Fuselage and Black Box have been found. I assume the condition of the fuselage will tell them straight away if the Aircraft broke up before impact. If some Passengers had Life Jackets on that would probably rule out a bomb - unless it just blew a hole in one area of the Aircraft and Passengers in ot...
by tsv
26 Dec 2016, 10:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Russian military plane with 92 on board disappears moments after take off from Sochi
Replies: 34
Views: 4722

Re: Russian military plane with 92 on board disappears moments after take off from Sochi

Seems like the debris field is quite large. http://tass.com/defense/922397 Given the crash occurred relatively close to the shore I am surprised they have not found the main part of the Aircraft yet. There is also a video, supposedly taken near the Airport, which shows an explosion - https://www.you...
by tsv
06 Dec 2015, 15:21
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Mid Air Refueling
Replies: 7
Views: 3504

Re: Mid Air Refueling

Yeah I agree that the Airlines will not rush into this for the reasons you have mentioned. But I also think it will eventually happen. And certainly I am talking about Tankers stationed mid-point on long routes. Specifically about 6 Stations around the world strategically located. For example Qantas...
by tsv
06 Dec 2015, 12:28
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Mid Air Refueling
Replies: 7
Views: 3504

Mid Air Refueling

Will Airliners ever be refuelled in Mid-Air? Potentially this could add a lot of range and also reduce costs be negating the need to carry as much fuel which obviously requires more fuel. Presumably the major problems are the amount of fuel required to refuel and Airliner and the safety of the refue...
by tsv
05 Nov 2015, 14:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Metrojet Airbus A321 - Kolavia EI-ETJ: plane crash Egypt
Replies: 74
Views: 18759

Re: Metrojet Airbus A321 - Kolavia EI-ETJ: plane crash Egypt

Security is far to be optimal. In Europes I think this is more or less Ok but in some country, just to take an example in Kinshasa for example, the baggage are screen but nobody in front of the screen, if you go through the x ray, and it's ringing, no body check you, there are plenty of air port in...
by tsv
12 Sep 2015, 00:55
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Cairo Air Transport Company
Replies: 0
Views: 1026

Cairo Air Transport Company

Can anyone find anything out about this Airline? They are operating SU-EAF, a TU-204-120 with Rolls Royce Engines. Looks like they leased it Aghan Ariana Airlines recently to do Charter flights from Afghanistan and the UAE to Jeddah. There were 4 other similar aircraft, for memory 2 were freighters ...
by tsv
03 Aug 2015, 13:41
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Possible route Seoul - Brussels by Asiana ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3983

Re: Possible route Seoul - Brussels by Asiana ?

If a Cessna 172 had the range it might work. Bigger aircraft will struggle.....
by tsv
03 Aug 2015, 13:36
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: A Russian aviation icon in Florianópolis
Replies: 1
Views: 1368

Re: A Russian aviation icon in Florianópolis

Has there even been a Cooler Aircraft Built? Just awesome!
by tsv
24 Dec 2014, 15:47
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Aeroflot was recognized as the world’s most punctual airline
Replies: 4
Views: 1924

Re: Aeroflot was recognized as the world’s most punctual airline

Well BA may be famous - but certainly not for punctuality. So no prizes for beating BA (at least from me) but being the most punctual in the World is a fine effort & congrats to them.

Would have thought you would have needed at least 98% of flights to arrive within 15 mins to get that award though...