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by Metjetceo
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16528

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

He has been fundraising for quite a while. I remember seeing his promo video over a year ago. The plan is go go J31 to 737 to larger narrowbodies...if I am not mistaken. His original videos did not use the term Sharia, it was spun as an anti no frills airline (but not full service). Essentially a co...

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by Metjetceo
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran Liveried AC With International Registration
Replies: 19
Views: 3668

Re: Air Tran Liveried AC With International Registration

By proving there were frames with EI registrations you are not helping my case. Ha ha

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by Metjetceo
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran Liveried AC With International Registration
Replies: 19
Views: 3668

Air Tran Liveried AC With International Registration

My father and I were talking about Ryan Holdings and I had to explain to him that was not O’Learys Ryanair. He then proceeded to ask who owned the Air Tran registered planes with an EI registration. To my knowledge they had Valujet registrations (though never flew the MD-80s), used Ryan Holding A320...

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by Metjetceo
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 & MD-12: Why did one make it and the other did not
Replies: 24
Views: 5498

Re: A380 & MD-12: Why did one make it and the other did not

I may be wrong, but I think timing played a key role too. I believe the A380 is only able to fly the distances that it does, because of components and engines that were far from existence at the time that the MD12 was considered. The A380 even with its composites had to spend a significant amount of...

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by Metjetceo
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA
Replies: 273
Views: 8344

Re: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA

Delta has facilities all over the country and could stop hiring in ATL and hire in other locations without blinking an eye. I agree very short sighted, and I bet cities like CVG would gladly give Delta incentives. Every airline is going to go where incentives are. That's easier said than done consi...

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by Metjetceo
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA
Replies: 273
Views: 8344

Re: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA

Delta has facilities all over the country and could stop hiring in ATL and hire in other locations without blinking an eye.
I agree very short sighted, and I bet cities like CVG would gladly give Delta incentives.

Every airline is going to go where incentives are.

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by Metjetceo
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 71
Views: 18874

Re: French Blue to change its name

I have a letter that the sent to Air Azul (not Neeleman's Azul) but a company that was starting in the US back in 2012/2013. WIthin it their attorneys state that their success and name entitles them to own all things BLUE (Azul means Blue) within the US's Aviation community. Not sure how far this go...

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by Metjetceo
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC
Replies: 52
Views: 10129

Re: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC

One thing I would add. I used to fly Flair to/from the oil fields for work and they do a pretty good job. Assuming that O&G workers represent a decent portion of the market they are targeting(Particularly with expendable income) they already have brand awareness. I think anyone that use to go to...

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by Metjetceo
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Afriqiyah planes damaged after Tripoli Airport attack
Replies: 19
Views: 6864

Re: Afriqiyah planes damaged after Tripoli Airport attack

This company has to be the most unlucky carrier in the world. If I am not mistaken this happened to most of their fleet about 5 years ago too.

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by Metjetceo
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favourite plane?
Replies: 24
Views: 1026

Re: What is your favourite plane?

Turbo Prop - Q400 (WestJet Encore)
Regional - Embraer E175
Narrow Body - Airbus A319 (Love the newer DL refurbished models)
Wide Body - Airbus A330-300

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by Metjetceo
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)
Replies: 59
Views: 10884

Re: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)

Doesnt Porter use them to Orlando?

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by Metjetceo
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Island Air to Cease Operations
Replies: 183
Views: 22281

Island Air Ceases Operations 11/10

Per their Facebook Page Island Air is ceasing operations at the end of November 10.

Sad to see them go. I loved their Dash 8s (when they had them) and thought they did a great job catering to the locals.

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by Metjetceo
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Island Air to Cease Operations
Replies: 183
Views: 22281

Re: Island Air files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

They are heavily used by the locals. Every time I have flown them the FAs know many of the passengers by name. I do miss their Dash 8s and think the changing of AC type (2 changes) had to impact their books. I really enjoy their service, but those increased costs and the adding of Ohana had to have ...

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by Metjetceo
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't Ryanair chartering ACMI airlines?
Replies: 11
Views: 2605

Re: Why isn't Ryanair chartering ACMI airlines?

ACMI likely is more expensive than the total revenue they collect for their flights. Just my guess. Its probably cheaper to cancel flights and pay the fines I saw in an article yesterday than to charter and ACMI which has the airline operating the ACMI's margin in there. Remember the hourly cost of ...

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by Metjetceo
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Selling Airline Tickets
Replies: 11
Views: 2010

Re: Selling Airline Tickets

The selling of the tickets are sold as a Part 380 Operator. It is governed by the DOT and not the FAA as the FAA has authority over the carrier you contract out for flights. Complete details can be found on the USDOT site under Part 380. They are right, as there are very specific rules you have to f...

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by Metjetceo
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the amount $$$ to start an airline?
Replies: 11
Views: 1749

Re: What is the amount $$$ to start an airline?

The key thing is getting an IATA classification so your flights are displayed in the GDS systems (Sabre, etc.). They tend to not be interested in displaying flights from operations that are not true air carriers GDS is démodé... http://www.travelweek.ca/news/british-a ... -bookings/ You may feel th...

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by Metjetceo
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the amount $$$ to start an airline?
Replies: 11
Views: 1749

Re: What is the amount $$$ to start an airline?

There are pros and cons going non asset based (leasing). The key thing is getting an IATA classification so your flights are displayed in the GDS systems (Sabre, etc.). They tend to not be interested in displaying flights from operations that are not true air carriers. Without them you will have to ...

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by Metjetceo
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Question
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: IAH Question

http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/ARAMCO.htm
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It appears to be Aramco Services (part of Saudi Aramco). Nice fleet if that is the case.
http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/ARAMCO.htm

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by Metjetceo
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Question
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: IAH Question

To clarify, it was on the service road approaching the Hardy Toll Road

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by Metjetceo
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Question
Replies: 3
Views: 547

IAH Question

Yesterday I was at IAH and on the way to my hotel saw a hanger with what looked like 1 737 and 2 ERJ 170s. The tails had a blue/green design on the tail.
Does anyone know what operator that is?

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by Metjetceo
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin
Replies: 114
Views: 15073

Re: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin

thekorean wrote:
a320fan wrote:
What Chicago airport is Norwegian going to use?


You think 787 can land at MDW?



It could at RFD.

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by Metjetceo
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Lifts Injunction, Travel Ban Now in Effect
Replies: 71
Views: 6387

Re: Supreme Court Lifts Injunction, Travel Ban Now in Effect

To clarify, it wont go into effect (per earlier memo prior to ruling) per the White House.

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by Metjetceo
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iron Maiden 2017 tour aircraft
Replies: 9
Views: 4609

Re: Iron Maiden 2017 tour aircraft

jlbmedia wrote:
I read an article a few months ago. If I remember correctly, It stated that this tour will use ground transportation. I will try to find the source.



I think your source was the most recent issue of Airliners Magazine.

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by Metjetceo
Fri May 19, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metropolitan Airways?
Replies: 57
Views: 7075

Re: Metropolitan Airways?

In my opinion, unless you have major funding (i.e. jetBlue startup funding), Part 380 is the way to go. No FAA approval, lower startup costs and you only have to file with the DOT

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by Metjetceo
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New carrier at ATW
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: New carrier at ATW

Saw in another post. It is AA to ORD effective July 5.

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by Metjetceo
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New carrier at ATW
Replies: 2
Views: 429

New carrier at ATW

Anyone know who the new carrier they are announcing for ATW is? News said Southwest or Spirit is their speculation, and I think they are wrong as Southwest wont get 6 full planes a day out of there (I think their min requirment for a new city) and NK seems to be focusing on larger city pairs. Allegi...

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by Metjetceo
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the most iconic route for an aircraft type?
Replies: 37
Views: 3066

Re: What is the most iconic route for an aircraft type?

any FR pair where one of the cities is a secondary airport = 737-800
up until last month AMS-SXM = 747

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by Metjetceo
Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta off taxiway in ATW
Replies: 51
Views: 10411

Re: Delta off taxiway in GRB

lavalampluva wrote:
My question is how were they going to deplane in the first place if they didn't have air stairs? Does ATW have jetways?



Yes they hav 5-6 gates with bridges. They are all ground level for RJs but they have them

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by Metjetceo
Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta off taxiway in ATW
Replies: 51
Views: 10411

Re: Delta off taxiway in GRB

As far as plane type the NFL requires at least a 76 so all Delta NFL charters are either a 767, 777 or A330 Unless this is a recent requirement I don't think its true. The Steelers rarely take a widebody, typically they use a 757 or A321. I don't think you are correct. Is there a way we can lookup ...

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by Metjetceo
Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta off taxiway in ATW
Replies: 51
Views: 10411

Re: Delta off taxiway in GRB

For all Packer games teams fly into ATW because the teams stay in the Radisson in downtown Appleton. Then on game day they fly out of GRB which is only 5 minutes from Lambeau. ATW and GRB are only a 25 minute drive from each other As far as plane type the NFL requires at least a 76 so all Delta NFL ...

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by Metjetceo
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Boeing 777 at BWI yesterday 11-19
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Re: AA Boeing 777 at BWI yesterday 11-19

Packers use Delta. Usually the A330 or 777. I think I saw a post on FB from the Packers showing them deplaning in Dulles.

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by Metjetceo
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Passenger Aircraft Motion Beacons
Replies: 9
Views: 2284

Re: Passenger Aircraft Motion Beacons

Thank you for the responses. I did not think about the aspects of the brakes or if the towbar disconnects as factors. I was thinking about the aspect of getting into and out of a remotely parked aircraft, but it makes sense. Thanks again.

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by Metjetceo
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Passenger Aircraft Motion Beacons
Replies: 9
Views: 2284

Passenger Aircraft Motion Beacons

I feel like I should know the answer to this question, but I dont. If a plane is being moved from a stand, or a hanger, to a gate and there is no crew (tug is hooking up and going) is there someone in the cockpit or can the tug access the motion beacon controls from the ground without having to go i...

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by Metjetceo
Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada
Replies: 46
Views: 6682

Re: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada

Flair Air just needs to subsidize flights until oil turns around. I used to fly on their planes within the Shell and other networks out of Calgary, which I assume is their normal revenue stream.

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by Metjetceo
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Identifying Plane
Replies: 14
Views: 6122

RE: Help Identifying Plane

Is it possible that one of the Breast Cancer Awareness planes (not sure of all of them), similar to Delta's was there?

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by Metjetceo
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Startup Aims At 2017 Launch With CSeries
Replies: 31
Views: 9802

RE: Canadian Startup Aims At 2017 Launch With CSeries

It is a great presentation.

It is unfortunate that the cost of oil is down, as investors in cities like Fort St. John, Fort McMurray, Peace River may have an interest in this concept. There are reasons why Shell and others have full service terminals at the major airports.

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by Metjetceo
Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Starting An Airline Be Encouraged?
Replies: 30
Views: 3918

RE: Should Starting An Airline Be Encouraged?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetblueguy22" class="quote" target="_blank">jetblueguy22</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>I think it should be encouraged....

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by Metjetceo
Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Starting An Airline Be Encouraged?
Replies: 30
Views: 3918

RE: Should Starting An Airline Be Encouraged?

As someone that started a Part 380 it should not be discouraged, but even the most knowledgeable of individuals (including anyone in this forum) should take their financial need estimates and at least double them. I dont regret starting MetJet, but I wish that I held out for more financing...rather ...

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by Metjetceo
Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Hydraulic Pumps
Replies: 21
Views: 9575

A320 Hydraulic Pumps

Why would Airbus design the hydraulic pumps on the A320 in a manner that they are so loud within the cabin during departure and arrival, as opposed to other airliners where you dont hear them? I used to think it was a motor opening/closing the baggage doors.

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by Metjetceo
Sat May 10, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet's Trans-Atlantic Strategy?
Replies: 33
Views: 12920

RE: Westjet's Trans-Atlantic Strategy?

There was an article discussing this in Edmontons paper this past Tuesday

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by Metjetceo
Sat May 03, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U-2 Causes ATC Problems At LAX
Replies: 29
Views: 18851

RE: U-2 Causes ATC Problems At LAX

Since it was <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> it must have been the paparazzi owned <acronym title="easyJet (United Kingdom) and United Feeder Service (USA)">U2</acronym> with special cameras  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviati...

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by Metjetceo
Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline: Florida Express Jet
Replies: 108
Views: 24022

RE: New Airline: Florida Express Jet

I just received an email from them. They are an intra state 121. They don't have to post the stuff that part 380s have to disclose. I may be wrong but intra state means they are not subject to the financial scrutinizes that an interstate carrier undergoes

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by Metjetceo
Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next HA Domestic Service?
Replies: 26
Views: 4491

RE: Next HA Domestic Service?

Why not look at it this way... Apply the NEOs to the west coast markets...thus freeing up the A330s and 767s (as long as they are around) to serve markets that are further away. Perhaps increase frequency into <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> ...

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by Metjetceo
Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA, Interisland Flights, And The 717
Replies: 84
Views: 13873

RE: HA, Interisland Flights, And The 717

Why not an E175 or 190?

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by Metjetceo
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MetJet Ending Service
Replies: 22
Views: 6205

RE: MetJet Ending Service

Agreed. As I have said before Sun Country is a fantastic partner for a part 380

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by Metjetceo
Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MetJet Ending Service
Replies: 22
Views: 6205

RE: MetJet Ending Service

MetJets last flight just took off. GRB to MCO flight 8873 operated by N813SY

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by Metjetceo
Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MetJet Ending Service
Replies: 22
Views: 6205

RE: MetJet Ending Service

I'll stay on and once the dust settles do a deep dive on the operation with you guys. Until dust settles I just need to focus on our upset passengers. Thanks for the best wishes

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by Metjetceo
Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MetJet Ending Service
Replies: 22
Views: 6205

RE: MetJet Ending Service

Hi Guys, Thank you for being pretty understanding, and thank you for being understanding. I will tell you that I had been working on this for 10+years and today is literally the saddest day of my life. It would have been easy to hide today, but I was in the office and spoke to every passenger that c...

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by Metjetceo
Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Commercial Ever?
Replies: 45
Views: 7046

RE: Best Airline Commercial Ever?

British Airways 2012 To Fly To Serve is the best ever

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by Metjetceo
Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Establishment Airline Costs - Thoughts & Facts
Replies: 3
Views: 1816

RE: Establishment Airline Costs - Thoughts & Facts

The trick is to start 5 years out and backtrack. As far as ops costs there was a thread not too long ago that gave block hour costs by airline and type. Maybe someone can provide that link. Second, and this is just my opinion...if a fleet has lest than 10. I would charter/wet lease. Plus doing so al...

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