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by vahancrazy
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?
Replies: 71
Views: 13331

Re: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?

If the segment is really 4000 to 5000 frames you have to ask why it is taking so long to close the business case. there is a business case but you need to assess it carefully other way you might loose the biggest part of the market. It is my understanding that boeings need to balance at least: - ra...

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by vahancrazy
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?
Replies: 71
Views: 13331

Re: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?

If the segment is really 4000 to 5000 frames you have to ask why it is taking so long to close the business case. there is a business case but you need to assess it carefully other way you might loose the biggest part of the market. It is my understanding that boeings need to balance at least: - ra...

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by vahancrazy
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?
Replies: 54
Views: 11307

Re: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?

Today's news, as usual during Summer times Fridays, a lot of transportation strikes. Air Italy employees also are striking, beside ENAV's and trains personnel. http://www.rainews.it/dl/rainews/articoli/sciopero-trasporti-treni-aerei-bus-metro-a-rischio-f1ddc795-6612-4330-834d-72a3673de4fb.html That...

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by vahancrazy
Mon May 28, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?
Replies: 71
Views: 13331

Re: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?

I think a better definition (other than narrow and wide body) is single aisle and twin aisle. it is my impression that the two definitions are identical: narrow body = single aisle wide body = twin aisle ...at least, I never read/heard anything different from this. please, let me know if I am wrong!

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by vahancrazy
Mon May 28, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?
Replies: 76
Views: 10066

Re: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?

I believe there is still a law on the books that non-military air craft cannot emit a sonic boom over mainland USA. If you take out your potentially largest markets, the economics get very hard to justify. while this might be true (I don't know), I am not sure whether the USA to be the largest mark...

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by vahancrazy
Fri May 25, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 661
Views: 165281

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

It's so frustrating to read how miserable Alitalia (and whole Italy) situation is... such situation really drains out all my words. 10 books could be written on how the high majority of Italians are not suited for management positions because they will try to still money, to grant top working posit...

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by vahancrazy
Fri May 25, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 661
Views: 165281

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

It's so frustrating to read how miserable Alitalia (and whole Italy) situation is... such situation really drains out all my words. 10 books could be written on how the high majority of Italians are not suited for management positions because they will try to still money, to grant top working positi...

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by vahancrazy
Fri May 25, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 72
Views: 13224

Re: A310 - too early?

If you wonder about it just considering the amount of units sold, I easily say no. Airbus was young and the airline industry was much smaller. Even more, the B767 was already available. If you wonder from a pure tech point of view like I often heard about L-1011, I hope someone with more knowledge w...

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by vahancrazy
Thu May 03, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nuclear powered aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 4449

Re: Nuclear powered aircraft?

that reminds me of a time I was boarding an EN flight FRA-VRN some years ago. On the seat behind me a guy was trying to look cool with a girl and he said that the Concorde was stopped from flying because it was unsafe due to his nuclear powered engines. ...unfortunately I forgot the other interestin...

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by vahancrazy
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will new standing-up airplane seat design take off?
Replies: 9
Views: 2462

Re: Will new standing-up airplane seat design take off?

If you can meet "seat" safety requirment, you have a chance. Then you might be able to pack an A321 in a CS300 if you can give the airplane larger (or more) exits to guarantee everyone can be out within 90sec in such a dense configuration. Considering 2h up in a train is ridiculous, I woul...

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by vahancrazy
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight duration classifications
Replies: 28
Views: 2915

Re: Flight duration classifications

If this is a "what if" thread, from an European point of view, I would consider: 0-1h ultra Short 1-3h Short (high majority of routes within Europe) 3-8h Medium (anything where you cannot have a full night rest considering the varous flight phases, etc) 8-13h Long (most of long haul routes...

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by vahancrazy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 64
Views: 14365

Re: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

Wow! I am surprised that it is so simple and still so good!

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by vahancrazy
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways seeks increased presence in China via mainland airline deals to keep pace with European rivals
Replies: 28
Views: 4425

Re: British Airways seeks increased presence in China via mainland airline deals to keep pace with European rivals

Wouldn't AY provide easier increase in capacity to China via HEL? Also they could work out an agreement for strong codeshare on transfers Great Britain - Finland.
Please, apologise if I am ignorant and something like that already exists

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by vahancrazy
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2502
Views: 311856

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

As much as I like the idea of the MOM, until Boeing release news, it is only free speculation. Imho, this thread works fine as a good sandbox for us enthusiasts. I only say it will be a twin with wings similar to 787 (no folding due to competition on shorter range missions). Not sure whether 7ab or ...

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by vahancrazy
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs
Replies: 94
Views: 14059

Re: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs

rutankrd wrote:
Vahancrazy that IS already a coefficient of the current to use ikramerica soft curfew concept that exists today.


Thanks you for informing! :)

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by vahancrazy
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs
Replies: 94
Views: 14059

Re: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs

Imho, the curfew should be dB based: If an aircraft model is too noisy, it cannot operate from 23 to 6.

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by vahancrazy
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?
Replies: 51
Views: 12032

Re: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?

Question from an absolute newbie for this matter. Thus, please, apologise if it sounds stupid.
Given the Helicopter was not too many days in the water and the landing was more or less a controlled one, can it be recovered or directly write-off?

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by vahancrazy
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 415
Views: 72425

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

Since many years have passed. Can we assume the cause will be known only if: 1) the plane water-landed and then submerged; or 2) an engine or other large parts of the airplane are found and show an explosion/decompression I am not familiar but would be surprised if the black boxes can be recovered a...

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by vahancrazy
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?
Replies: 51
Views: 12032

Re: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?

hei, I have no knowledge of helicopters and try to use common sense which in such cases can easily be wrong. However, three things that I cannot understand and seems utterly absurds: - to have such seat belt for non-trained travellers.... roller coasters or rally cars have easier and still safe opti...

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by vahancrazy
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - What is plan B?
Replies: 90
Views: 7917

Re: LHR - What is plan B?

It is quite sad to see how UK wasted at least 30y to seriously start expanding LHR. At this pace the third runway will be ready after 2030 and it will still be not enough to maxime LHR potential. Therfore, I would say LHR will keep attracting even more O&D and loosing billions in revenues from a...

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by vahancrazy
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit
Replies: 59
Views: 7262

Re: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit

If Ryanair knows that they might not be able to legally operate a flight but they have good chances to do it, they are doing good: they inform the customer of the potential problem. Period. If the flight is canceled for such reason , it will be up to Ryanair whether to play nice or ignore the custom...

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by vahancrazy
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac ARJ21 visits Europe
Replies: 33
Views: 4845

Re: Comac ARJ21 visits Europe

WIederling wrote:

is the ARJ21 in Europe for a sales campaign or something different like testing or other?


They are testing if it can fly!

...Just an airliners enthusiast joke :)

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by vahancrazy
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow due in UK from mid-week.
Replies: 87
Views: 11538

Re: Snow due in UK from mid-week.

You do realize that your link says that the UK is often included in definitions of Northern Europe, right? ;-) In terms of physical geography, the UK is Northern. However, from a political, economic, and cultural perspective, it has long been related to Western European powers. Both definitions mak...

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by vahancrazy
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow due in UK from mid-week.
Replies: 87
Views: 11538

Re: Snow due in UK from mid-week.

The whole of the United Kingdom is in Northern Europe. I think that you need to scrub up on your geography as your definition of Central and Northern Europe is a bit strange! AhAh that's fair. I got curious and Googled "Northern Europe". Per Wikipedia, UK is not Northern Europe but Wester...

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by vahancrazy
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow due in UK from mid-week.
Replies: 87
Views: 11538

Re: Snow due in UK from mid-week.

No doubt Q the usual chaos. Like much of Northern Europe, significant snow is forecast from mid-week on. Plenty of warning from the forecasters. Will be interesting to see how the various airports cope with it. Get ready LHR / LGW especially ! Finland is in Northern Europe but we do not experience ...

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by vahancrazy
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow due in UK from mid-week.
Replies: 87
Views: 11538

Re: Snow due in UK from mid-week.

No doubt Q the usual chaos. Like much of Northern Europe, significant snow is forecast from mid-week on. Plenty of warning from the forecasters. Will be interesting to see how the various airports cope with it. Get ready LHR / LGW especially ! Finland is in Northern Europe but we do not experience ...

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by vahancrazy
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR
Replies: 46
Views: 8082

Re: Batir Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR

AirbusA322 wrote:
Going to be a very successful machine in this part of the world as it enables Asia-Australia direct and Asia-China direct.

Lion can now operate Bali to nearly every Aussie city with it.


Excusme? China is in Asia!

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by vahancrazy
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2502
Views: 311856

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

I read articles that both A and B have been researching adding an engine( both gas and electric) behind the tail that results in 12-14 % reduction in fuel costs. Given the fact that there is not now a suitable engine availability for the typical twin configuration would this 3 engine concept be via...

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by vahancrazy
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair plans to replace its aging narrowbody fleet
Replies: 47
Views: 12552

Re: Finnair plans to replace its aging narrowbody fleet

I would say CS100, CS300, A320neo, A321neo.
They need some smaller narrowbody and biggers one too.

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by vahancrazy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?
Replies: 57
Views: 3585

Re: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?

I am quite negative. I do not think people can be educated enough to prevent the case. Therefore, only way to avoid people taking trolleys / hand luggage is to prohibit them onboard (if you are happy to store all the Li-on batteries downstairs). Average Joe could possibly even accept it, businessmen...

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by vahancrazy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?
Replies: 57
Views: 3585

Re: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?

Its beyond me how people can value more things that can be bought than things that can't, like your health, your life etc..I have been to 2 evacuations in 40 years of flying and even taking off the shoes to jump into the slides is a "problem" for some people....jeeezzz TRB that's intresti...

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by vahancrazy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport (EGLC/LCY) closed due to unexploded WW2 bomb (11 Feb '18)
Replies: 32
Views: 5674

Re: London City Airport (EGLC/LCY) closed due to unexploded WW2 bomb (11 Feb '18)

That cases are pretty common also in quite some towns of Northern Italy... I would suppose this is the case for most of Europe. Really, it is not a news for us Europeans! (but it is for everyone else)

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by vahancrazy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205794

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I am just an civil airline industry geek. and must say... sorry guys, I must repeat it. The more I see the new livery, the more I love it. The previous one it seemed old since the 90s when I first saw it. From my personal point of view it never was appealing. FB page and website updates look good as...

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by vahancrazy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205794

Re: LH introduces revised livery

To me this is better then the previous one, BUT today I saw an LH over me after taking off... a narrowbody and from the distance the tail was large like 1cm or even less. I was 100% sure of the airline thanks to the tail.
I am not sure that with the new colour I would be as sure as I was today.

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by vahancrazy
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 41884

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

The A321LR sounds successo for Aer Lingus on TATL.
But, what about Finnair and flights to Asia? Are there enough intresting new market?
Just to make a call, HEL-BOM is at 3683nm per GC and it was a forme destination.

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by vahancrazy
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205794

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I never liked LH livery. This one... maybe a little better but not sure how much.
However, If they want to be a premium brand, this livery is better then the previous one (imho).

P.S. as Eurowhite some how they still beat AF

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by vahancrazy
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?
Replies: 87
Views: 5875

Re: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?

I would say FRA is just a bit better od AMS due to distances.
Then... I don't find CDG too customer friendly and I managed to always avoid LHR.
Btw, MUC is the best and MAD is good too.

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by vahancrazy
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines in need of a new or revised livery
Replies: 103
Views: 8170

Re: Airlines in need of a new or revised livery

Ryanair to me does not need a new livery. It is unique in Europe and it does not look dated.... actually, I find it ageless

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by vahancrazy
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group is standardizing its Airbus A320 fleet
Replies: 15
Views: 5642

Re: Lufthansa Group is standardizing its Airbus A320 fleet

Interesting how supposedly Eurowings and the fancy Swiss will have the same configuration. I guess that’s just Europe... The Big destinations in Europe are within 2h and you can reach most of Europe in less then 3h.... that means there is not such a need for more then a basic seat. Other factor are...

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by vahancrazy
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205794

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Ive just come across this mock up of the ‘new’ livery :cry: https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180125/9458e83cc1add8b4f033610638455864.jpg EK413 this is still a boring eurowhite... please, colour the engines and put there a nice logo! not the best I have seen in this thread, but definitely Lufthansa!

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by vahancrazy
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205794

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

LH526 wrote:
Image


As much as I dislike Eurowhite colour scheme, I must say that something like this blank and white only colour would seem an improvement from current livery (yellow+blue+greysh+white)!

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by vahancrazy
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 661
Views: 165281

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Latest is that AF have pulled out. My hope is that U2 do the same and pull out. It is too much work between this and TXL. Surely it's better business sense to let it implode and pick up the pieces? If the Italians are happy to bankroll them then let them. State aid rules are very selectively penali...

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by vahancrazy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 181
Views: 36771

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

BREECH wrote:
freakyrat wrote:
From the Boeing 737-700 on up the overwing exits are hinged to open upward.

Any justification for that from Boeing?


IIRC, hanging door is quicker to open. Thus, allows for a faster passengers exit and consequently higher number of maximum passengers capacity onboard.

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by vahancrazy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 661
Views: 165281

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Latest is that AF have pulled out. My hope is that U2 do the same and pull out. It is too much work between this and TXL. Surely it's better business sense to let it implode and pick up the pieces? If the Italians are happy to bankroll them then let them. State aid rules are very selectively penali...

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by vahancrazy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205794

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

If it is a minor change, imho, they will just remove they grey from the belly.... maybe also adjust logo size on the tail.

BTW, it seems I am in the minority on this forum because I like the wavey lines like KL and UA.

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by vahancrazy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 7424

Re: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?

It is always a matter of fuel saving and cost: if the Power provided during the needed time + the saving on fuel is greater then the cost of operating a traditional twin, it will happen. Unfortunately, next to this variabile cost, you should add the purchase price and maintenance cost for the electr...

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by vahancrazy
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 539
Views: 40179

Re: Air India Privatization by June

my popcorns are ready! Who will be the first to be privatised: AZ or AI?

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by vahancrazy
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 661
Views: 165281

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

I will believe it only when AF-KL and/our U2 becomes Alitalia management. Until that moment, Italians can do any Italian games and change their mind.

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by vahancrazy
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news
Replies: 136
Views: 19474

Re: French routes news

Actually France is 3rd European country by area: 1st Russia (European side), 2nd Ucraine, 3rd France.

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by vahancrazy
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRU-PTY-HND with a 787-9 possible?
Replies: 51
Views: 4899

Re: GRU-PTY-HND with a 787-9 possible?

LIM by Latam should make more sense then PTY: IIRC, Perú has sort of ties with Japan.
However with MEX and YYZ already existing options I do not see much opportunities (Plus EU3, ME3+TK and if you like the transit experience US3)

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