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5th Nov 2020, 22:19
Replies: 29
Views: 5,857
Posted By kiwi grey

A "KC-38" based on the highest gross weight...

A "KC-38" based on the highest gross weight A330-800 blended with the nose-gear bulge,cargo door & cabin floor from the A330-200F, and incorporating the military features of the A332 MRTT would...
19th Oct 2020, 02:07
Replies: 33
Views: 6,353
Posted By kiwi grey

From the car-park on Te Mata Peak (elevation...

From the car-park on Te Mata Peak (elevation ~400m, near Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, NZ), I have on an exceptionally clear day been able to see both Mt Ruapehu and Mt Taranaki.
Mt Taranaki is on...
24th Sep 2020, 05:15
Replies: 37
Views: 23,745
Posted By kiwi grey

Airbus wing design and manufacture

I would expect the new Airbus wing factory to be in Poland, and the new design centre probably to be in Spain, but maybe France or possibly Germany.
The factory location will depend on local labour...
12th Sep 2020, 01:44
Replies: 96
Views: 10,463
Posted By kiwi grey

Royal Navy officers didn’t have ‘service numbers'

This was indeed true from at least the 1930s until 1966.
My father was commissioned in 1938, having joined BRNC Dartmouth in 1934 (age 14), and retired from the RN in 1966. His records have his...
24th Aug 2020, 23:10
Replies: 23
Views: 16,499
Posted By kiwi grey

Smilin_Ed I think it would be fairer to say...

Smilin_Ed

I think it would be fairer to say that EASA "accepted the FAA sign off on the MAX"
That was because they believed that the FAA had done a good job. Now they know Boeing led the FAA by...
19th Aug 2020, 02:16
Replies: 97
Views: 26,913
Posted By kiwi grey

The government may need to provide some air-side...

The government may need to provide some air-side accommodation for isolation of aircrew. Non-AirNZ crew would go there for their layovers, AirNZ crew would stay there during a rostered period, then...
17th Aug 2020, 23:23
Replies: 2,203
Views: 309,696
Posted By kiwi grey

Let's put some flesh and skin on this beast ...

Let's put some flesh and skin on this beast

You are proposing to sentence all the elderly of Australia to indefinite confinement in their rest homes, with no chance of discharge other than in a...
15th Aug 2020, 00:38
Replies: 46
Views: 5,040
Posted By kiwi grey

My father was an Observer in 1772 squadron FAA,...

My father was an Observer in 1772 squadron FAA, embarked on Indefatigable, flying in Fireflies (Dad was the only "RN" officer in the squadron, all the others were RNVR / War Service officers).
His...
9th Aug 2020, 02:30
Replies: 136
Views: 34,790
Posted By kiwi grey

If so, it looks like it's been replaced by a span...

If so, it looks like it's been replaced by a span of ABC (Aerial Bundled Conductor): three individually insulated phases twisted into a single bundle with a weather-resistant insulative outside...
2nd Aug 2020, 03:57
Replies: 69
Views: 13,147
Posted By kiwi grey

Actually, no SBAS is the present, not the...

Actually, no
SBAS is the present, not the future ... in North America, in Europe and in Japan
Why the hell Australia and NZ didn't do a deal with Japan when they put up their WAAS / EGNOS...
1st Aug 2020, 05:23
Replies: 507
Views: 202,893
Posted By kiwi grey

According to comment on Leeham News...

According to comment on Leeham News (https://leehamnews.com/2020/07/29/boeings-second-quarter-of-2020-cutting-production-as-revenue-halves-due-to-max-grounding-and-covid-19/), it's actually much...
31st Jul 2020, 03:58
Replies: 29
Views: 6,234
Posted By kiwi grey

It's currently being seriously considered that a...

It's currently being seriously considered that a "Pacific Islands Bubble" should use Hamilton as the NZ terminus.
Although fitted out for International services, Hamilton currently has none, so...
17th Jul 2020, 05:11
Replies: 6,035
Views: 1,672,665
Posted By kiwi grey

Could you expand on that a little?

Could you expand on that a little?
1st Jul 2020, 02:52
Replies: 3
Views: 1,616
Posted By kiwi grey

Yes It's just starting to dawn on NZ businesses...

Yes
It's just starting to dawn on NZ businesses based around international tourism that, by and large, they don't have a business anymore, and have no prospect of having one for at least another...
13th Jun 2020, 00:06
Replies: 507
Views: 202,893
Posted By kiwi grey

According to Jon Ostrower (here: Boeing's 737 Max...

According to Jon Ostrower (here: Boeing's 737 Max software done, but regulators plot more changes after jet's return...
28th May 2020, 06:18
Replies: 13
Views: 4,998
Posted By kiwi grey

There were complaints here in NZ about the...

There were complaints here in NZ about the government charging "extortionate" fees of $NZ5,500 to get on a repatriation flight, I think from India.
A couple of weeks ago, the government did a giant...
25th May 2020, 04:27
Replies: 208
Views: 36,374
Posted By kiwi grey

You guys have it all wrong. Chinese policy is...

You guys have it all wrong.
Chinese policy is not "expansionist" it is "restorative"
For a long time the Chinese people were held back from their proper place in the world by the superior...
25th May 2020, 03:51
Replies: 1,977
Views: 1,589,243
Posted By kiwi grey

I think GS-Alpha is trying to point out that for...

I think GS-Alpha is trying to point out that for some airlines at least, it costs nothing extra to have a pilot actually commit aviation, because they are paying them for (many) more hours than the...
24th May 2020, 03:04
Replies: 36
Views: 7,659
Posted By kiwi grey

I think most airport owners would argue that such...

I think most airport owners would argue that such measures would make it commercially impossible to operate their airport.
Retail space rental is, I think after car park fees, where they make their...
15th May 2020, 02:22
Replies: 40
Views: 20,492
Posted By kiwi grey

There are five versions of the B737MAX: ...

There are five versions of the B737MAX:

B737-7: hardly any ordered, may sink without trace in the marketplace, it's a shortened -8
B737-8: the bread-and-butter main big-selling model, fairly...
5th May 2020, 23:59
Replies: 390
Views: 250,559
Posted By kiwi grey

Also the reason the weapons bay was moved from...

Also the reason the weapons bay was moved from the original design forward of the wings to its current aft position.
5th May 2020, 22:56
Replies: 47
Views: 14,778
Posted By kiwi grey

Dominic Gates and his team absolutely deserved...

Dominic Gates and his team absolutely deserved this recognition, they did an absolutely brilliant job, at the beginning in the face of much scepticism from the rest of the aviation world
1st May 2020, 01:14
Replies: 1,285
Views: 493,060
Posted By kiwi grey

Yes, until there's a vaccine: so until March -...

Yes, until there's a vaccine: so until March - June 2021
Maybe some of the Pacific Islands might come in - Cooks Is, Tonga, Western Samoa, possibly Fiji
:-(
30th Apr 2020, 03:05
Replies: 634
Views: 556,386
Posted By kiwi grey

Short-term cheap package holiday travel: indeed...

Short-term cheap package holiday travel: indeed gone
Business conferences and the like: as above, dead as the dodo
Long-term holiday travel - say 3 months plus: still viable, these folks will...
17th Apr 2020, 23:42
Replies: 38
Views: 18,971
Posted By kiwi grey

Yes and no. My own country of NZ was planning...

Yes and no.
My own country of NZ was planning on several million international tourists this year, and is now expecting virtually none. A whole swathe of tourist-dependant industry - hotels, camping...
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