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Back to basics: airplanes

July 24, 2012

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I’ll put away politics and all the shit I’ve been writing about recently, and post about the really important things: airplanes! For a while now, I’ve been eyeing some planes that were missing from my collection (especially Russian planes), and I finally ordered a new batch of planes, some of which I’ve been looking for […]

Aviation references – Airbuzz and Gulliver

February 8, 2012

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Information from the aviation world is hard to find, or, at least, the good analyses are hard to find. Consequently, wanted to share two cool resources: 1. http://www.airbuzz.ro/ – a resource for aviation in Romania, in Romanian. 2. Gulliver – this is the travel blog on the Economist website. Some of the best analysis can be found here. For example, […]

Aviation hyenas, Malev bankruptcy and business efficiency

February 5, 2012

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This past week Malev, Hungary’s national carrier, ceased operations after 66 years of continuous service. The company had been plagued by debt, an ageing fleet and increased competition by low cost carriers. It had received a Government bailout, yet it could not turn its business around. A startling story, as it is the first European national flag carrier to simply halt […]

Wizzair – sau cum sa strici tot ce-ai cladit…

May 18, 2011

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Intr-un final, mi-au tras-o. Wizzair! Da, am intrat si eu in randul lumii. Prea le tineam eu partea. Un pic de context: zbor saptamana viitoare in Italia. Ca un bun cetatean, imi iau bilet de avion din timp, de la Cluj la Roma, dus-intors. Dar dupa ce-mi iau eu bilet (ce-i drept, stiam ca se […]

Boeing – bigger, better, the same(?)

March 21, 2011

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Back to one of my passions – aviation. Well, a few weeks ago Boeing launched the 747-8, its response to the A380. And yesterday, it had its maiden flight – see the story (with video and lots of pictures) at here It wasn’t really a response, rather than a reaction. OK, Airbus now has the […]

Airbus A350 XWB on the way!!! And updates on collection

January 19, 2011

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Just to brag, I am the proud owner of a new 1:200 scale model airplane – the Airbus A350 XWB. This is the newest commercial plane to fill the skies in the near future, so I’m very excited!!! In a few weeks I should have it in my possession and will post pictures. Oh, and […]

Monday fun on Jetblue

October 18, 2010

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A really fun commercial from Jetblue – one of the cool airlines…