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Post by Desert Rat » 13 Aug 2019, 09:12

Passenger wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 08:43
From the Air Antwerp topic:
Desert Rat wrote:
11 Aug 2019, 15:37
...
I'm not going on the fuel performance of this very old aircraft, with today focus on fuel savings, ecology, global warming and all, that would be the last nail on the coffin.
You want the North Sea to rise? ....Fly the F50!
Although aviation only signs for 3% of the global CO² emissions, an airline has entered the top-10 of Europe's most polluting companies (source: the EU ETS). The first nine European pollutors are coal-driven power plants. But pollutor number ten is an airline with headquarters in Dublin (and it's not Aer Lingus).
Hence, you think RYR wants sea level to raise right?
It's not a bad idea though...
A bit like you hero DT in the states, who promotes the use of plastic straw....
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Re: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)

Post by Passenger » 13 Aug 2019, 12:49

Desert Rat wrote:
13 Aug 2019, 09:12
Passenger wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 08:43
From the Air Antwerp topic:
Desert Rat wrote:
11 Aug 2019, 15:37
...
I'm not going on the fuel performance of this very old aircraft, with today focus on fuel savings, ecology, global warming and all, that would be the last nail on the coffin.
You want the North Sea to rise? ....Fly the F50!
Although aviation only signs for 3% of the global CO² emissions, an airline has entered the top-10 of Europe's most polluting companies (source: the EU ETS). The first nine European pollutors are coal-driven power plants. But pollutor number ten is an airline with headquarters in Dublin (and it's not Aer Lingus).
Hence, you think RYR wants sea level to raise right?
It's not a bad idea though...
A bit like you hero DT in the states, who promotes plastic straw, you are a joke man...
I didn't brought up the North Sea level rise: you did. You linked the old Air Antwerp F50 to global warming and the sea level. So I only replied that it's a bad idea to do so because aviation only signs for 3% of all CO² emissions (going up to 5% in 2040, when we keep the same growth).

But if / when you link aviation to global warning, Desert Rat, then do it correct please: not the old Air Antwerp with its F50, but Ryanair with its recent 737-800's is to be blamed.

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Post by Passenger » 13 Aug 2019, 14:18

Saturday 21st Sept 2019: MUAC OPEN DAY (Eurocontrol Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre)
Have you ever wondered what the job of an air traffic controller entails, or what an ATC centre looks like, or maybe even thought about becoming an air traffic controller yourself?

Now is your chance to get to know the answers to all your questions because EUROCONTROL's Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) is organising an Open Day on Saturday 21 September 2019 for those young people who are interested in air traffic control.

During the Open Day you will get a guided tour of the centre, see where the air traffic controllers work, receive their training and spend their break times. You will also meet active air traffic controllers and student controllers, as well as our experts who can tell you more about what you need to become an air traffic controller and what other types of jobs and traineeship opportunities MUAC offers.

Please note that you need to pre-register for this event. Registration can only be done via this form and it is on a first come, first served basis. Only people aged between 17 and 24 years who are nationals of one of the 41 EUROCONTROL Member States may register. A valid photo ID must be presented on arrival. The entire event will be in English language, so a good level of English is required. Participants must arrange and pay for their own travel and/or accommodation, EUROCONTROL cannot cover or reimburse any expenses. Please note that this is a "No parents" event, parents or other relatives will not be admitted. Visitors will be distributed into groups and groups will start between 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. In this registration form, you can sign up for your preferred starting time (if places are still available). The program lasts approximately 3 hours for each group.
More info and registration form:
http://cloud.smc.eurocontrol.int/MUAC_O ... 1September

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Post by luchtzak » 14 Aug 2019, 10:23

That was close!

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Post by Homo Aeroportus » 15 Aug 2019, 10:38

OO-SFD was undergoing Mx at Hangar 41 yesterday and was towed into position at the B Pier this morning prior to her service to YYZ as SN551.
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I suppose the brake rider's name is Jos ... ;)

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Post by Passenger » 16 Aug 2019, 12:22

Protests at Hong Kong - and the involvement of Cathay Pacific - lead to two resignations at the airline: CEO Rupert Hogg and CCO Paul Loo (CCO = chief customer and commercial officer)

BBC News: ...Paul Hogg said "These have been challenging weeks for the airline and it is right that Paul and I take responsibility as leaders of the company"...

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/cath ... otest-row/

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-49367949

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Post by sn26567 » 17 Aug 2019, 15:11

Rwandair plans to begin flights to Brazil, after the signing of a cooperation framework agreement relating to air transport between Rwanda and Brazil.

Really? They are very ambitious, or they have deep (government) pockets!
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Post by jan_olieslagers » 18 Aug 2019, 20:36

A new Belgian record! https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2019/08/18 ... uw-record/

I had hoped they'd used a C130 to jump from, or even VLM - oops, Antwerp Airlines! - and their new old F50 :) but no, it was from two Cessna's - disappointment! Though it must have been quite an accomplishment for all these jumpers to join, from two separate droppings.

Also surprising the importance given to the jumpers' gender/sex. Wasn't that politically incorrect, these days :mrgreen: ?

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Post by Homo Aeroportus » 18 Aug 2019, 21:15

jan_olieslagers wrote:
18 Aug 2019, 20:36
A new Belgian record! https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2019/08/18 ... uw-record/

I had hoped they'd used a C130 to jump from, or even VLM - oops, Antwerp Airlines! - and their new old F50 :) but no, it was from two Cessna's - disappointment! Though it must have been quite an accomplishment for all these jumpers to join, from two separate droppings.

Also surprising the importance given to the jumpers' gender/sex. Wasn't that politically incorrect, these days :mrgreen: ?
Indeed and in these days and times I wouldn't be surprised that some may react to having these ladies referred to as "Cessna droppings".
:lol:

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Post by jan_olieslagers » 18 Aug 2019, 21:18

:) :) :) as quick as ever - and as much to the point too! Much appreciated, dear fellow!

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jan_olieslagers wrote:
18 Aug 2019, 20:36
A new Belgian record! https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2019/08/18 ... uw-record/

I had hoped they'd used a C130 to jump from, or even VLM - oops, Antwerp Airlines! - and their new old F50 :) but no, it was from two Cessna's - disappointment! Though it must have been quite an accomplishment for all these jumpers to join, from two separate droppings.

Also surprising the importance given to the jumpers' gender/sex. Wasn't that politically incorrect, these days :mrgreen: ?
And VRT was kind enough to also publish an English version :)

https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/en/2019/08/18 ... ng-record/
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Post by Homo Aeroportus » 20 Aug 2019, 13:12

Strap in.

Sigmet for Severe Turbulence at high altitude all over EBBU FIR today.

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Post by Homo Aeroportus » 20 Aug 2019, 13:30

Real windy up there.

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Thanks to windy.com

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Post by Passenger » 20 Aug 2019, 18:05

Transavia (NL) (KLM-Group) will firmly announce to their passengers that is forbitten to take pictures and/or movies from crew and/or fellow passengers, unless with explicit agreement from them. Transavia NL will add that passengers must ensure that no other passengers or crew are recognizable when they post onboard photo's or videos on social media.

(source: Dutch media)

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Post by sn26567 » 21 Aug 2019, 23:13

Another French airline has problems. After Aigle Azur last week, XL Airways France to meet with shareholders to discuss the situation of the company, as negotiations are underway with two buyers. The carrier is also discussing recapitalisation, as more than €20 million is needed for winter 2019/20.
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Post by TLspotting » 22 Aug 2019, 21:52

Flybondi - Argentina, sponsoring now the Argentinian Soccer Superliga.

Qantas, to operate 3 test flights for "Project Sunrise", project to launch direct routes to LHR and JFK from SYD.

CAA Nepal suspends AOC of Simrik Airlines over safety issues.
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Post by Passenger » 24 Aug 2019, 12:06

On Friday 23th August, 5H-TCH = one of Air Tanzania's two A220-300's has been impounded at JNB Johannesburg Airport, after injunction by the Gauteng (Jo'burg) High Court.

Source, with some background:
https://www.thecitizen.co.tz/news/Air-T ... index.html

Aircraft involved:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/5h-tch

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Post by luchtzak » 24 Aug 2019, 14:28

Emirates Airline Airbus A380 (A6-EOP) seriously damaged during a maintenance mishap.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/emir ... ce-mishap/
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