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21st Jun 2019, 04:24
Replies: 106
Views: 36,657
Posted By Groaner

More likely is a hybrid approach first, with a...

More likely is a hybrid approach first, with a remote pilot.

Because we already have that, with military drones. I'm unaware of their failure rate, but I'd imagine it would be improving as...
30th Jul 2018, 23:52
Replies: 24
Views: 12,943
Posted By Groaner

Are there *any* pronounceable (to a...

Are there *any* pronounceable (to a non-Icelander) Icelandic volcano names?
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jul 2018, 07:15
Replies: 3,193
Views: 310,607
Posted By Groaner

Being reported in various newspapers: ...

Being reported in various newspapers:

Officers think several Russians were involved in the attempted murder of the former double agent and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury and are looking for more...
3rd Jan 2018, 00:24
Replies: 16
Views: 7,364
Posted By Groaner

An interesting article about the ship: ...

An interesting article about the ship:

https://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21733399-swarm-submarine-drones-will-scour-depths-plane-fantastical-ship
31st Oct 2017, 01:25
Replies: 33
Views: 21,204
Posted By Groaner

A good one gone too early.

A good one gone too early.
4th Oct 2017, 02:09
Replies: 49
Views: 23,613
Posted By Groaner

Interesting, no-one has got it yet. The real...

Interesting, no-one has got it yet.

The real reason for the QF/EK alliance (from the QF point of view) is... the FF program. A fabulously profitable business almost invisible to the outside world,...
28th Aug 2014, 00:06
Replies: 77
Views: 11,319
Posted By Groaner

Complete ignorance here, so please go easy. ...

Complete ignorance here, so please go easy.

I note that the press conference stated that the F14s are the exact same aircraft used on US carriers.

Is flying Oz Hornets off US carriers...
30th May 2013, 06:52
Replies: 102
Views: 33,222
Posted By Groaner

I believe some of the largest trains in the world...

I believe some of the largest trains in the world are now completely driverless.

Fortescue railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortescue_railway)

Technology...
18th Oct 2012, 07:43
Replies: 107
Views: 17,308
Posted By Groaner

Umm, the federal government? Rio Tinto? BHP?...

Umm, the federal government? Rio Tinto? BHP? Most/all Perth junior mining companies?
14th Jun 2012, 00:43
Replies: 68
Views: 8,595
Posted By Groaner

Careful...

Umm, you can get in trouble with this. If you say "X is a paedophile" (or, say, "Airline Y is unsafe"), and then later (in court...) claim it was just your unqualified opinion, I suspect you'll be...
14th Jun 2012, 00:35
Replies: 217
Views: 51,562
Posted By Groaner

Yes, it's been published

Violent air traffic controllers threaten passenger safety | Global Travel Media (http://www.eglobaltravelmedia.com.au/airline/violent-air-traffic-controllers-threaten-passenger-safety.html)
...
30th May 2012, 00:59
Replies: 237
Views: 104,728
Posted By Groaner

News reports saying that Air NZ just bought a lot...

News reports saying that Air NZ just bought a lot of VA shares...
12th Mar 2012, 06:37
Replies: 198
Views: 24,550
Posted By Groaner

It means that the PM could appoint you or me as a...

It means that the PM could appoint you or me as a minister today, but we've got three months to either get elected or appointed to parliament. Which portfolio do you want?
3rd Jan 2012, 03:41
Replies: 72
Views: 24,859
Posted By Groaner

Not usually true. Finance leases (where the...

Not usually true. Finance leases (where the airline still technically and practically "owns" the aircraft) often use an SPV (special-purpose vehicle) in a tax- (or other-) advantaged country - often...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Dec 2011, 06:15
Replies: 30
Views: 4,245
Posted By Groaner

Interesting thought, generally radical new...

Interesting thought, generally radical new solutions start at the bottom and migrate up. As mentioned, cruise missiles and then UAVs have complete automation, is it really out of the question for...
28th Nov 2011, 02:40
Replies: 136
Views: 35,067
Posted By Groaner

Devils advocate (who happened to be an airline...

Devils advocate (who happened to be an airline manager) would say, if the pilot body is coming to them with a proposal to improve productivity by 22%, then the DA might well say (in this order):
...
15th Nov 2011, 01:03
Replies: 298
Views: 91,191
Posted By Groaner

Everything else being equal (rarely is, of...

Everything else being equal (rarely is, of course), an airline would use a more fuel-efficient aircraft in the role with highest utilisation (hours per day). That way they get the biggest economic...
14th Nov 2011, 01:32
Replies: 46
Views: 8,202
Posted By Groaner

Fed Sec, you might want to stick to IR. If the...

Fed Sec, you might want to stick to IR. If the Board decided to share it with the investors, then you might be a little stuffed for replacement or expansion aircraft and other assets... not sure you...
11th Oct 2011, 02:37
Replies: 175
Views: 38,080
Posted By Groaner

Typo? How about "collision"?

Typo? How about "collision"?
1st Sep 2011, 01:59
Replies: 160
Views: 56,178
Posted By Groaner

Unusual utilisation?

Average of 13-minute flight time. Or maybe it's block time, in which case DXB is amazingly efficient.

A lot of training flights?:rolleyes: Sim broken?
31st Aug 2011, 01:02
Replies: 18
Views: 4,335
Posted By Groaner

Love it! Except of course wrong. Maybe they are...

Love it! Except of course wrong. Maybe they are working on an A380 as I write.
27th Jul 2011, 05:56
Replies: 99
Views: 29,585
Posted By Groaner

Ansett NZ had to get divested by Ansett Airlines...

Ansett NZ had to get divested by Ansett Airlines because Ansett was being taken over by AirNZ, which would therefore have had a domestic monopoly. TPA bought it and ran it as an Ansett-Airlines...
26th Jul 2011, 01:35
Replies: 99
Views: 29,585
Posted By Groaner

OK, I'll bite. Jetconnect (the operation, I...

OK, I'll bite.

Jetconnect (the operation, I assume people are more interested in that than the shell company registrations?) was originally an AWAS wet-lease operation for Qantas (in other words,...
24th Jul 2011, 13:10
Replies: 99
Views: 29,585
Posted By Groaner

Jetconnect was NOT set up by Geoff Dixon. ...

Jetconnect was NOT set up by Geoff Dixon.

Not even by Qantas.

Just trying to correct the record...
21st Jul 2011, 00:54
Replies: 229
Views: 43,350
Posted By Groaner

Not sure I'd agree with number 17. Hedging...

Not sure I'd agree with number 17.

Hedging can be, but should not be, gambling. In fact, properly used, it is reducing risk.

Regardless (and I have no idea what happened with the hedging...
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