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  • ombugge
    started a topic Aviation news stories

    Aviation news stories

    Couldn't find suitable thread to place this one: http://flightaware.com/squawks/view/...s_For_Take_Off

    If we had a place for plain stupidity it could have fitted there.

  • pakarang
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    Old story by now, but Widerøe Airlines of Norway will soon receive their jets - replacing some of their propeller-planes.

    https://airwaysmag.com/industry/firs...elivered-2018/

    MIAMI — Brazilian manufacturer, Embraer, announced the delivery of its first E190-E2 in April 2018. Widerøe, the largest regional carrier operating in the Nordic countries, is the launch customer to receive the newest, upgraded version of the prosperous E-Jet family of aircraft.
    Brazilian manufacturer, Embraer, announced the delivery of the first Embraer E190-E2 for April 2018. Widerøe will be the first to operate the aircraft.

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  • pakarang
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    What flying was like in the 60's - an enjoyable look back in this youtube video shot on board Pan American Airways.... Boeing 707 Jet Clipper!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaXZ8Nisyjo

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  • pakarang
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    Singapore Aviation Authority and Singapore Changi Airport Authority wants to find an airline to start a direct route between Singapore and Oslo (Norway)...

    https://www.nrk.no/norge/singapore-v...slo-1.13858285

    According to them, Singapore had strong bonds with Norway with around 2000 Norwegians living and working in Singapore. Additionally, a new route like this will be a giant asset when it comes to transport of fresh seafood from Norway (something Thai Airways is currently making great profits of with their TG955 from Oslo to Bangkok).

    Both budget carriers and "normal carriers" are sought.

    The most probable solution is to give such a route to their national carrier, Singapore Airlines, which will also receive a lot of new A350XWB aircrafts over the next years. Singapore Airlines already flies both to Stockholm and Copenhagen at the moment.

    Another option is Norwegian which already stops by Singapore from London. Norwegian has already been granted a landing slot for a Singapore - Oslo and Singapore - Copenhagen. The reason why Norwegian has not opened the route yet is that they are not allowed to fly the corridor over Russia.

    A airline agreement of 1956 between the Scandinavian countries and Russia, gives only ONE company access to the "Sibirian corridor", and that is SAS.

    Budget carrier SCOOT is also a possible alternative for a route like this.

    When it comes to Norwegian AVINOR, they hopes to make a deal with Singapore Airlines.

    Personally, I would love to see Singapore Airlines open a route between Oslo and Singapore with an Airbus 350XWB.


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  • ombugge
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    For those with interests in both Aviation and the Arctic, here is some news to enjoy: https://www.arcticnow.com/arctic-new...ctic-aircraft/

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  • pakarang
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    Two recommended "stories" from airwaysmag.com

    First one about the business class on a Finnair A330-300 and the second story about the Pan Am experience:

    https://airwaysmag.com/traveler/the-...usiness-class/

    https://airwaysmag.com/avgeek/best-o...am-experience/

    Reading about the Pan Am experience, I'm so happy to have flown with Pan Am before they went out of business... that was back in July of 1987 between Oslo and Miami, roundtrip. Clipper Mandarin was the name of the aircraft - as far as I remember, it was a B747-100SP.... (could be wrong off course).

    According to plane spotters.net, there was no B747 by the name Clipper Madarin... it was the name on a Douglas DC8.... so my memory is at fault here.

    I would love to hear if any of you others here have ever flown with Pan Am and what you remember?
    “Good evening Ladies and Gentleman, in just a few moments we’ll begin boarding Pan Am Flight 120. Our aircraft tonight is a Boeing 747 with the tail number N747PA. It is the very first 747 off the assembly line, and it is named Clipper Juan T. Trippe after the CEO and Founder of Pan Am.”

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  • pakarang
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    Not sure you all agree with my point of view, but I won't be flying with any of those three carriers any time soon.

    http://www.captainsvoyage.com/its-a-...inance-in.html

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  • ombugge
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    It had to happen: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...d=pm_world_pop
    It has become a sport to stand in the blast zone apparently.
    Is this the first fatality??

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  • pakarang
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    That is about the BIGGEST and most-bad-looking contrail I have EVER seen in real, on video or in picture!

    WAOW!

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  • ombugge
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    Enough to scare the sh*t out of anyone: http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/143061/p...ulaert-fenomen
    Of course the pilot had seen the oncoming plane on his radar miles away and probably talked to the other pilot as well.

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  • pilotdane
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    Many airlines have applied for super long routes since fuel prices have dropped but Singapore Airlines has held off actually re-initating this record setting route. It still remains to be seen whether or not the routes are profitable. But, it is very hard to make money when carrying the fuel for such a long flight. When flying 7'000+ miles passengers or cargo have to be left behind to carry the fuel needed for the trip. Personally I think 5 to 6'000 miles is the current economic limit for long haul passenger flights. The aircraft are capable of flying further but doing it profitably is a different monster.

  • ombugge
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    It is reality. SIA is back flying SIN- SFO v.v. direct: http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/20...us-the-jet-lag
    Or at least booking starts in 3 days, with first flight scheduled for 23. Oct. 2016.
    Sleep soundly, no jet lags is the promise.

    PS> Pilotdane is right, the rout will be flown with twin engine A-350-900s: http://www.a350xwb.com/delivery/singapore-airlines/

  • ombugge
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    This may not be "aviation news" just yet, but the Wright brothers didn't fly very far or very high initially either: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...s/2881450.html

    Looks like there is a cable attached, as least during the first few tests. Don't know if that is power cable, control cable, or something else. Any suggestion(s)?

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  • pilotdane
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    Singapore to Los Angeles is easy but Singapore to New York just boggles my mind. It does not seem that long ago that flights had to go through Honolulu, Anchorage or Narita to make that trip. I'm betting that any aircraft in the future will do it with two engines.

  • ombugge
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    Singapore Airline is mulling re-starting their longest flights; Singapore to New York and Singapore to Los Angeles direct, with a flying time of 18 hrs.
    They used to fly these routes with A340s, but it was discontinued due to high fuel load needed and high fuel prices. Although the cost of fuel is lower at present, it is not economically viable with the air crafts presently available. They are now flying these routes via Moscow and Tokyo respectively.

    SIA is challenging Boeing and Airbus to come up with a new, or improved air craft to enable them to reopen the routes: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...n/1893520.html

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