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by bits44
18 Dec 2008, 21:09
Forum: The av24.be pub
Topic: The big trip
Replies: 3
Views: 1529

The big trip

Well it's that time of year once again, yep Christmas and New Year's The world is in pretty tough shape economically and the prospects for 2009 don't look too bright, The U.S. will have a new President and thankfully a whole new outlook on things after eight years of Bush. There will be many failure...
by bits44
17 Dec 2008, 13:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus tests blended Winglets
Replies: 4
Views: 1010

Airbus tests blended Winglets

A very nice looking addition to the Airbus 320:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/fligh ... iatio.html
by bits44
16 Dec 2008, 18:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Pilot's desperate last moves
Replies: 4
Views: 1230

Re: Pilot's desperate last moves

Topdressing refers to application of insecticides, fertilizers, etc, etc by low flying aircraft, or as more commonly known " Cropdusting "
by bits44
11 Dec 2008, 20:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 Delayed An Additional 6 Months.
Replies: 16
Views: 2295

Re: Boeing 787 Delayed An Additional 6 Months.

As bad as the news appears to be on the surface, it may be a blessing in disguise for a lot of players in this waiting game. Boeing knows there are many airlines in trouble, the delay will give them some breathing room in the form of an unofficial deferral of orders without losing delivery slots or ...
by bits44
10 Dec 2008, 14:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Here we go again - Boeing - Airbus - USAF tanker
Replies: 6
Views: 1304

Re: Here we go again - Boeing - Airbus - USAF tanker

The fact that Jon brought this to light in his article is not really relevant, it's the fact that Airbus published it. The publication of alleged "Boeing Proprietary" information in an Airbus document could affect Northrop Grumman's attempt to rebid - with Airbus parent EADS as a partner -...
by bits44
10 Dec 2008, 05:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Good news for Boeing
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: Good news for Boeing

I think they may have meant that Virgin is taking their options, at least thats what I've heard through the rumour mill. :geek:
by bits44
09 Dec 2008, 04:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Good news for Boeing
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Good news for Boeing

After one lengthy strike and narrowly averting another, Boeing got some good news today from Sir Richard!

http://www.easier.com/view/Travel/Fligh ... 20791.html
by bits44
03 Dec 2008, 02:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BA is in merger talks with Qantas
Replies: 12
Views: 2269

Re: Qantas / BA merger in the works ??????

Oops didn't see that one down there!

As for Iberia, you're right that one has been bandied about for ages, however this round might be the icing on the cake, I'd look for some kind of agreement before the end of the year! :roll:

nudge nudge wink wink say no more! :!:
by bits44
02 Dec 2008, 21:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BA is in merger talks with Qantas
Replies: 12
Views: 2269

Qantas / BA merger in the works ??????

This would make sense in today's market conditions:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpres ... fg4FZaiNRQ



BA is also reported to be in talks with Iberia regarding a possible merger as well.
by bits44
02 Dec 2008, 02:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: IATA press release 27/11/2008: Traffic Decline Continues
Replies: 2
Views: 13869

Re: IATA press release 27/11/2008: Traffic Decline Continues

Lufthansa has suffered the same fate many carriers are going through, resulting in grounding of some aircraft.

http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssIndu ... 6720081201
by bits44
28 Nov 2008, 05:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Will the 787 fly?
Replies: 19
Views: 4564

Re: Will the 787 fly?

I was just wondering where all these facts are coming from, according to certification tests conducted by Boeing, the 787 was subjected to 150% of the maximum pressure it would ever encounter, and passed with no leaks. Does anyone have facts to support these claims, or are they just speculation and ...
by bits44
21 Nov 2008, 19:00
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Stormy weather
Replies: 12
Views: 1952

Re: Stormy weather

How to determine what all the hieroglyphics mean:

http://www.met.tamu.edu/class/metar/metar-pg6.html
by bits44
19 Nov 2008, 02:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A380 receives it's first Airworthiness Directive
Replies: 1
Views: 907

A380 receives it's first Airworthiness Directive

The Trent engined versions have had an AD issued for turbine blade cracking:

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/20 ... check.html
by bits44
17 Nov 2008, 21:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: twin engine Grumman Goose down in British Columbia - 7 dead
Replies: 2
Views: 1062

Re: twin engine Grunman Goose down in British Columbia - 7 dead

We should fix the title, it's a Grumman Goose not a Grunman. The Accident occurred during marginal VFR conditions and in the area concerned there was Marine fog present. I fly in B.C. a lot and weather conditions during winter months change extremely rapidly, the pilots for Pacific Coastal also fly ...
by bits44
16 Nov 2008, 22:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia: rebirth after near bankruptcy
Replies: 156
Views: 34109

Re: Alitalia: the end is near

Is it not time for common sense and intelligence to come into play! The Pilots and Air Crew and their union are going to bring Italy to a standstill, they obviously have no regard for the traveling public, no consideration for other Alitalia employee's and are concerned about one thing and one thing...
by bits44
05 Nov 2008, 19:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus to suspend production of A400M
Replies: 16
Views: 3816

Re: Airbus to suspend production of A400M

Well for this once I'm supporting Bits44. Can we please respect words for what they mean? To suspend = to suspend (Nl. "opschorten") To stop = to stop (Nl. "beëindigen, stopzetten") His message and his sources were clear enough, for those willing to read. No need to compare to o...