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Raja Clavata

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About Raja Clavata

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  • Birthday 06/02/1970

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    The Swamps of Essex
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    All 3 sports (hunting, fishing and shoting)<br />Used to breed snakes and geckos

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  1. Glad to see the mighty Cockerel still stood proud 🙂
  2. Public perception. There's a counterfeit industry too I believe.
  3. I think they did in the early models with a mix of both. The RR Trent 800 did have one incident in a 777 where both engines failed. Later 777 are all running GE engines I believe.
  4. I agree, but: ------------------------------ In the case of the exploding 777 engines, the recurring problem does not come out of the blue. It’s well known that as aircraft and engines age, their mechanical parts are subjected to repeated stresses and strains that can lead to microscopic cracks that grow over time. To prevent these from turning into fractures that could destroy a part and endanger an aircraft, the FAA mandates periodic inspection. **** & Whitney operates a facility in East Hartford, Connecticut, that examines PW-4000 fan blades using what’s known as non-destructi
  5. Apparently they don't look at historical data either, series of similar failures on this aircraft model / engine specific to individual turbines causing "uncontained" failures. Never mind JLR, pray Telsa never get into "flying cars"!
  6. Safety Authority trumps everything else across all sectors in our company.
  7. Is this from the similar mindset of those who wanted otters reintroduced literally everywhere? Similar to a faction of the RSPB brigade who want otters introduced into lakes in Kent to stop angling on the reserves without considering that once the otters eat all the fish they then turn to the birds? Cousins of the nut-jobs who want Lynx re-introduced citing the only key metric of success being that the Lynx breed and their population / range extends. You really have to wonder sometimes...
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    Are Boeing on a self destruct mission? There's the high profile issue with the 737 Max 8, now the P&W issue on the 777. To the casual observer that's surely bad enough but if you look a bit deeper you can see they have two major issues with assembly of the 787 Dreamliner. It's almost like they lost the recipe on how to build aircraft. Anyone have any deep insight into all this?
  9. I think the fact there’s been nothing like it since highlights how remarkable Concorde was. Agree on the vaccine too. Indeed. Very smart PhDs dedicate their working lives to that kind of math.
  10. If only we had a media framework which was aligned with national interest and development, I wasn't around for the first moon landings but I know the coverage, wonder and splendour of it all triggered a new generation of scientists and engineers who all dreamt for bigger and better things for our future. Part of the issue is that films and computer games have stretched sci-fi so far that some people have lost sight of the real current technological boundary of mankind, this combined with a lot of people not even knowing what they don't know leads to a proportion of the public thinking the
  11. Amazing technological feat, I’m very confident they will find signs of life there and either way the information will be shared transparently. The one thing I was really disappointed with was the relatively light coverage of this on the news, given all the current doom and gloom and repetitive news it was a great opportunity to engage the public and maybe trigger a few youngsters to get interested in high tech.
  12. Thanks for making my morning.
  13. Objectively the Jag is a better can, not opinion, fact. I definitely concur on not buying French cars and the sentiment of buying British / Commonwealth where possible. Whilst Jaguar is owned by Tata they are responsible for a huge number of jobs in the U.K. directly and indirectly. I’m biased though as I’ve done quite well professionally working with / for them.
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