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by Richard28
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell
Replies: 20
Views: 1295

Re: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell

He has 750m euro of shares to buy back and if he can convince British shareholders to sell their shares now rather than in a firesale later then that helps with his share buyback. A share buyback is one option, however it would require Ryanair to come up with the funds to purchase back the shares b...

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by Richard28
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell
Replies: 20
Views: 1295

Re: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell

BrianDromey wrote:
The London listing may make a difference for easyJet, I’m not sure.


It will not.

Companies can pretty much decide where they list their shares in the world, some list in the London, some in New York, Frankfurt, Paris etc some elsewhere. Some even list on multiple exchanges.

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by Richard28
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell
Replies: 20
Views: 1295

Re: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell

If the going gets tough there’s no way EU27 will let that EasyJet Austria thing work , it’s clearly just a flag of convenience for an alien airline I'm sure easyJet's legal team are happy with this, and Austria will have been chosen as it helps meet its needs. In any event, as I posted above, easyJ...

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by Richard28
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell
Replies: 20
Views: 1295

Re: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are leaving the EU and will remain part of Europe. IAG and easyJet have a plan and are largely Brexit proof. Butt hurt O’Leary is just making his mouth go instead of working constructively on a plan. I have zero sympathy for the man although ...

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by Richard28
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 58
Views: 10362

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

CobaltScar wrote:
This is going to be a real danger to the Euro based LCCs that are flying trans Atlantic (Norwegian)


Although Norwegian also have plenty of A321LR's on order too.

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by Richard28
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 787's
Replies: 62
Views: 12521

Re: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 7

qf789 wrote:
Yes according the following article it says Qsuites are being rolled out on both 777 and A350 fleet


It says the Qsuites are now rolling out on the A350's (i.e. coming off the production line) but does not mention retrofit time frame (whereas it says the 77W's will be done in one and a half years).

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by Richard28
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 787's
Replies: 62
Views: 12521

Re: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 7

No mention on the retrofit plans for the A359 fleet... I assume that this is in the pipeline too, as the product does fit on the A350...?

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by Richard28
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Unveil Special 'Thank You' Livery on Re-Instated A340-600
Replies: 39
Views: 11728

Re: Virgin Atlantic Unveil Special 'Thank You' Livery on Re-Instated A340-600

I'm sure VNAP will be doing lots of JFK runs - the 45 UC seats will be needed and better than the 31 on the 789's to compete with BA's hi-J 86J 744's on JFK flights. I agree On the short JFK runs the disadvantage of lower fuel efficiency (compared to the A333s and B789s) will also be less of a fina...

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by Richard28
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 157
Views: 19908

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

Would this non stop flight save significant money in terms of aircraft cycles and utilisation? If the flight was 20hrs SYD-LHR and the same on return could the route be operated with 2 aircraft rather than 3? With a cover aircraft for the fleet for maintenance? There is more or the cost of a flight...

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by Richard28
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 157
Views: 19908

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

Can't recall a single incident in history where an airline purchased a C-market (or even longer-haul in general) aircraft based on how well it does on regional hops during downtime from its primary mission.... very little reason to believe that this time would be different. I was referring in my re...

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by Richard28
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 157
Views: 19908

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

Imagine a fleet of 778 configured in a standard QF layout. One day they’re off to London (might need to block a few seats in economy, no big deal) then the next day they’re flying back and forward to LAX and HKG as a larger capacity 787 and long term replacement for the A380. Whilst the 778 might b...

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by Richard28
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forward Bookings on Qantas PER-LHR exceeding expectations
Replies: 71
Views: 16808

Re: Forward Bookings on Qantas PER-LHR exceeding expectations

If they wanted to do so with multiple classes, then they'd be far better of taking an A359ULR or 778. Indeed, SIN-EWR is already planned by SQ on the A359ULR which is slightly longer than IST-SYD (not sure how winds/routing would affect things though). B778 will also of course do very well on such ...

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by Richard28
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 332
Views: 57038

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

bmacleod wrote:
If more A380s are really needed sure but what about the 779?


Its not impossible, but with 787-10, A35K and possibly now additional A380 frames, it would be difficult to see the 779 in BA's fleet.

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by Richard28
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 221
Views: 52561

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

Newbiepilot wrote:
FlyDubai and Malaysia putting a lay flat business in their 737MAX


Thanks for that - had not seen such seating on the 737 before!

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by Richard28
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 221
Views: 52561

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

The only clear advantage for the A321 is the use of cargo containers, as the 737 cannot match this if the customer prefers it. The wider A321 cabin could also be an advantage where the airline needs premium seating at the pointy end - I'm not sure the AA A321T or B6 Mint configurations would fit in...

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by Richard28
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 57996

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Will these new aircraft have the new winglets which airbus were pushing with the A380 plus version?

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by Richard28
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Afriqiyah planes damaged after Tripoli Airport attack
Replies: 19
Views: 6701

Re: Afriqiyah planes damaged after Tripoli Airport attack

The UN is as much to blame for it as the NATO coalition that bombed the country back to the stoneage on it's behalf. United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 was the starting point for the 2011 military intervention. The Arab Spring didn't quite turn out the way our naive leaders hoped. Very...

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by Richard28
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 85656

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

....It was supposed to increase capacity at hubs without using up more slots. .. Is there any analysis to support this? If 4(2 x Gates x 2 turnarounds x 180 pax each) narrowbodies can turnaround with the same amount of gate space and time of one A380 (1x525 pax) turn, 4 narrowbodies give more acces...

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by Richard28
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Afriqiyah planes damaged after Tripoli Airport attack
Replies: 19
Views: 6701

Re: Afriqiyah planes damaged after Tripoli Airport attack

Sorry the UN is sitting in the background taking it's medication and muttering, "Tut... Tut... Tut..." The UN is not the one to blame for this, certain countries bare the responsibility for getting Libya into this situation, but that's best left for a different discussion elsewhere. Alway...

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by Richard28
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft
Replies: 63
Views: 21887

Re: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft

Channex757 wrote:


Thanks for the summary and detail Channex757, appreciated :checkmark:

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by Richard28
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 85656

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Keeping the A380 going is first and foremost about keeping the maintenance and supply networks going and having the model available as long as there is a chance for an uptick in sales. As long as that chance is there then it would be stupid to write off all the millions and millions invested in inf...

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by Richard28
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 71
Views: 11251

Re: Airline with ‘poor door’ boarding now ditching reclining seats

I’ve no issue with these non reclining seats, given the tighter seat space, it actually makes sense. I don't either. Actually, for short hauls I think I prefer them, as it stops someone reclining their seat in front of me. For short hauls where you want to read a book this is actually a positive. H...

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by Richard28
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF
Replies: 54
Views: 15031

Re: Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF

So first the A350. Then the A330neo. And now this. So I guess the raccoon mask is going to eventually become standard across the entire Airbus fleet. I wonder what the C-Series would look like with it. Indeed, although I think in the case of the A321neo it is just the airbus house colours rather th...

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by Richard28
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-8i for HEL-SYD and HEL-MEL?
Replies: 31
Views: 8336

Re: B747-8i for HEL-SYD and HEL-MEL?

325i wrote:
The only effective route is Sydney via Singapore or via Dubai.


Bit confused on this.... Abu Dhabi, Doha, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur are also very effective routes to SYD from Europe.

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by Richard28
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5332

Re: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?

The A350 has and will get its share of orders but it is not a game changer and it will not dominate the upper end of the market like the 777W has for almost 20 years. This is the fascinating bit, Airbus think they have the sweet spot with the A350, and will dominate that sector. Boeing on the other...

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by Richard28
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 123
Views: 20087

Re: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

StTim wrote:
Because their design team thought their solution was the best compromise.


Its also based around the A330 which of course has a single fin, so from a view of parts commonality/integration and software/flight controls I would assume this is a lot simpler solution.

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by Richard28
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG wins Monarch slots at Gatwick
Replies: 70
Views: 24385

Re: IAG wins Monarch slots at Gatwick

Any update on when BA are going to announce which new routes they're going to operate from LGW? S18 starts at the end of March doesn't it? Only 2-3 months away so I would have thought they would need announce them soon so pax can book. good question and it appears BA have made some announcements in...

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by Richard28
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 123
Views: 20087

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2018

Wow! thanks for the update!

The tail section however looks a little odd - probably a consequence of not being fully painted yet?

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by Richard28
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-8i for HEL-SYD and HEL-MEL?
Replies: 31
Views: 8336

Re: B747-8i for HEL-SYD and HEL-MEL?

From a passenger perspective: Why would you travel 1 - 2 hours to HEL and then connect to this flight, 2 hours - even if possible year round both ways when you could fly to say Singapore or Hong Kong and stretch your legs halfway for a few hours. And the economics aren't there, these ULH needs to b...

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by Richard28
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow Airport: 3rd Runway & New Terminal Proposals
Replies: 26
Views: 6141

Re: London Heathrow Airport: 3rd Runway & New Terminal Proposals

it looks like the extended T5 would be built next to the existing one, however most of the gates would remain between the existing and the new runway, meaning a new shuttle train linking T5 with the new stands - similar to what we have at T5B and T5C today. Ultimately, I think T3 and T4 will be demo...

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by Richard28
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5332

Re: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?

I agree, the Airbus WB year has been disappointing for them, especially losing the EK order to the 787, which seems to have been a story that dominated much of this years discussions here. Also both Paris and Dubai airshows were not at all good publicity on the airbus WB front. Whether the comparati...

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by Richard28
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies for UK AOC due to Brexit
Replies: 23
Views: 3270

Re: Ryanair Applies for UK AOC due to Brexit

5 Domestic routes, the report seems to forget LDY-LPL and GLA, but I agree with what you are saying, it's odd. I think its all about risk management. The UK government is doing an incredibly poor job on Brexit negotiations with many industries including aviation still completely in the dark as to w...

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by Richard28
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Releases Brexit Aerospace Sector Report
Replies: 34
Views: 5042

Re: UK Releases Brexit Aerospace Sector Report

Egerton,

And I could easily quote from a pro EU website... where does that get us?

Am trying to keep this thread on topic of impact studies and uk aviation sector.... but seem to be failing.

This thread is heading for the non-aviation area I fear.....

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by Richard28
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Releases Brexit Aerospace Sector Report
Replies: 34
Views: 5042

Re: UK Releases Brexit Aerospace Sector Report

I worked in industry importing goods prior to EU customs union, we never had any problems at all. As to the free movement of people, Rolls Royce etc are perfectly able to bring staff in, providing they can justify why it is necessary, they already do this for non EU workers. A lot has changed in th...

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by Richard28
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Releases Brexit Aerospace Sector Report
Replies: 34
Views: 5042

Re: UK Releases Brexit Aerospace Sector Report

Terrific. Rather than discuss the impacts of Brexit on the UK aerospace sector and the "risk impact reports" which were meant to be in "excruciating detail" (David Davis's words) but are in fact more Wikipedia grade, lets instead cut and paste some paragraphs from a pro-Brexit w...

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by Richard28
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 380 stuck in JNB
Replies: 93
Views: 30612

Re: BA 380 stuck in JNB

The only A380 that flew any amount of time with an engine failure was a Qantas aircraft that returned to Singapore in a nearly unflyable condition. :old: The QF A380 had severed critical hydraulics and I'm pretty sure this one doesn't, otherwise it would definitely have made the news. Indeed, this ...

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by Richard28
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Releases Brexit Aerospace Sector Report
Replies: 34
Views: 5042

Re: UK Releases Brexit Aerospace Sector Report

You've quoted 3 bullet points from a report with over 90, the three being early on in the document and there to provide basic information to MP's who know nothing at all about aerospace. A typical commons committee will have MP's from all walks of life, most of whom will have zero experience of ind...

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by Richard28
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop multiple routes
Replies: 61
Views: 17882

Re: Etihad to drop multiple routes

I dont think EK would get much from a merger with EY. It would not add much in the way of routes, fleet simplicity would evaporate, and they would suddenly have the headache of two hubs... why would they bother? Um get rid of a local rather significant competitor? Agreed, but that would likely be t...

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by Richard28
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches London Stansted
Replies: 79
Views: 12908

Re: EK launches London Stansted

Why STN over Luton? What about leeds/bradford? Both Luton and Leeds Bradford lack of runway length. Luton has 2.162 meters, Leeds Bradford 2.250 meters. That's too little for a 777, let alone an A380. Stansted has a 3.049 meters runway, so that's much longer. For a flight to Dubai you really need t...

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by Richard28
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop multiple routes
Replies: 61
Views: 17882

Re: Etihad to drop multiple routes

I dont think EK would get much from a merger with EY. It would not add much in the way of routes, fleet simplicity would evaporate, and they would suddenly have the headache of two hubs... why would they bother?

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by Richard28
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches London Stansted
Replies: 79
Views: 12908

Re: EK launches London Stansted

Eh? All these airports make you walk through/past shops to an extent. A 1 minute detour round some shops in STN is not ideal, but hardly the end of the world either.... and for those close to STN it is certainly better to detour past some shops for a minute than an extra hour or so on the M25 to LHR...

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by Richard28
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air New London Luton Routes
Replies: 17
Views: 3500

Re: Wizz Air New London Luton Routes

Then maybe they should look into Southend. Southend is the only London airport that isn't slot-controlled, so they can easily move into there. Anyway, it's great to see Wizzair starting some flights within western Europe. I hope they'll continue to do that and start more, there's a lot to gain for ...

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by Richard28
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop multiple routes
Replies: 61
Views: 17882

Re: Etihad to drop multiple routes

Really wonder what on Earth EY is going to do with all their aircraft on order. They have 52x 787, 26x 777, 36x A32x and 62x A350 to be delivered. Some may be used for replacement (A32x, A330, 777) although EY's fleet is pretty young as it is. I predict that a fair proportion of those orders will e...

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by Richard28
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air New London Luton Routes
Replies: 17
Views: 3500

Re: Wizz Air New London Luton Routes

andymartin wrote:
Why Bari??


Could be that no other airlines serves Bari from LTN (BA and U2 serve it from LGW, with FR serving it from STN)

also its a bit of a hub for Wizz, being already served from 10 of its other destinations.

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by Richard28
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air New London Luton Routes
Replies: 17
Views: 3500

Re: Wizz Air New London Luton Routes

It is very interesting development I would say. My question is what is long term strategy for Wizz Air regarding LTN. For years they used LTN as destination gateway for London for all their Eastern European network. Now they have TLV, LCA, ATH, BRI, KEF - most of the destinations, I believe will be...

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by Richard28
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 380 stuck in JNB
Replies: 93
Views: 30612

Re: BA 380 stuck in JNB

http://fr24.com/ADB2341/fe01d2c
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An AN-124 has just passed over my head routing STN-JNB. New RR engine onboard for the BA A380 perhaps?

http://fr24.com/ADB2341/fe01d2c

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by Richard28
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delivery of Ryanair's B737 Max 8 200 ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1998

Re: Delivery of Ryanair's B737 Max 8 200 ???

http://www.boeing.com/assets/pdf/commer ... ochure.pdf
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According to the Boeing airport compatability brochure, the service entry of the 737-MAX 200 is the second quarter 2019.

http://www.boeing.com/assets/pdf/commer ... ochure.pdf

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by Richard28
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched
Replies: 69
Views: 16781

Re: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched

and meanwhile the A350's are being delivered with a first class cabin, which is likely not needed if the A380's are retained, as these will continue to fly the premium routes where there is F demand...

all a bit messy!

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by Richard28
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 190
Views: 55278

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

Anyone remember VS screwing MAN-MCO at the start by replacing a new A343 with a leased Martinair B763 then later Air Atlanta B742s? They’re still London centric alas. The B742's were previously VS owned aircraft, sold to Air Atlanta then leased back to provide the MAN services, so had full VS inter...

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by Richard28
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 183124

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

But I think the key is that it needs to be able to do both LHR SYD and SYD LHR year round, non stop with an occasional refuel. The next biggest requirement IMHO is the number of seats. It needs to be bigger than the 789 config they have. This is where the a350, amazing and beautiful as it is, falls...

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