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Post by luchtzak » 18 Oct 2018, 19:09

A nice tribute to Patrick Lange, who won the Ironman at Hawaii for the second time and in a new course record, under 8 hours.

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Post by Passenger » 19 Oct 2018, 13:28

European Commission clears the acquisition of control over Avolon by ORIX Aviation Systems and Bohai
The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of joint control over Avolon by ORIX Aviation Systems ("OAS"), both of Ireland and by Bohai of China. Avolon is a subsidiary of Bohai and is active in aircraft leasing services. OAS is an investor aircraft and asset manager. It belongs to ORIX Corporation, a Japanese financial services group with a diverse portfolio of financial services. Bohai is a leasing group, which belongs to HNA Group, a Chinese conglomerate encompassing core divisions of aviation, holdings, capital, tourism and logistics. The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns as the companies' shares of the markets in which Avolon is active would remain limited. The transaction was examined under the simplified merger review procedure. More information is available on the Commission's competition website, in the public case register under the case number M.9103.
http://ec.europa.eu/competition/elojade ... e=2_M_9103

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Post by luchtzak » 24 Oct 2018, 20:37

Loss of separation between Malaysia Airlines Airbus A350 and a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 above London.

https://www.aviation24.be/airports/lond ... ve-london/

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Post by DIBO » 25 Oct 2018, 12:27

@EBAW/ANR: (minor) incident on the runway which is now blocked for all traffic

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DIBO wrote:
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@EBAW/ANR: (minor) incident on the runway which is now blocked for all traffic
What happened ?

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Post by DIBO » 25 Oct 2018, 13:01

Rejected take-off by a small plane and stuck on the rwy due to some technical issue. Problem solved and rwy open again. Was closed for half an hour max., only 1 training flight had to hold for a while, so almost no operational impact. The TUIFly E190 luckily landed just before the troublesome take off attempt.

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Post by KriVa » 26 Oct 2018, 19:01

So, a standard missed approach on a Qantas (note the lack of the letter U) flight is now World News?
Strange to not see every major airport mentioned on ABC’s World News feed every single day.
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Post by luchtzak » 27 Oct 2018, 01:32

KriVa wrote:
26 Oct 2018, 19:01
So, a standard missed approach on a Qantas (note the lack of the letter U) flight is now World News?
Strange to not see every major airport mentioned on ABC’s World News feed every single day.
The “news” is making headlines though ... 😂

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Post by jan_olieslagers » 27 Oct 2018, 07:50

note the lack of the letter U
¿what's wrong there?

Q ueensland
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Post by KriVa » 27 Oct 2018, 11:40

ABC wasn’t even able to get the name of the airline correct, if you check their tweet.
They may have changed it by now, I can’t be arsed to check, but it does paint a picture about them.
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Post by jan_olieslagers » 27 Oct 2018, 12:12

Ah, sorry, I read you the other way around. "sic!" is the usual expression, in such a case :)
But good to see I am not the only one to watch language and spelling with a critical eye...
And yes, we all know how reliable the media are, these days. Sad, very sad.

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Post by Passenger » 28 Oct 2018, 15:49

Caught on camera:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO-fI71ZuyI

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Post by Passenger » 02 Nov 2018, 16:13

California Pacific Airlines takes the sky - founded by 97-year old Ted Vallas:

https://skift.com/2018/11/02/california ... certainty/

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Post by Passenger » 06 Nov 2018, 21:10

Travel platform Skift.com has awarded its "2018 Travel Ad" to the SAS campaign "The Arrivals", part of their campaign "We are travellers":



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWUYf_zf2O0

https://www.flysas.com/wearetravelers/

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Post by Passenger » 07 Nov 2018, 10:30

New safety video Air New Zealand: "Kiwi Safety"



(for first-time-flyers, understanding all safety instructions isn't easy, me thinks)

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