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by vahancrazy
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 527
Views: 136088

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: 174
Views: 33545

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 Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 527
Views: 136088

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: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 66658

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: 7027

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
Replies: 78
Views: 5765

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 Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 527
Views: 136088

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: 46
Views: 6793

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: 4658

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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by vahancrazy
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snowfall affecting airports across Europe
Replies: 44
Views: 10155

Re: Snowfall hits Europa and the U.K.

Can someone, please, fix the title? UK is part of the European continent. Even more, in such weather related cases, all airports at least from LON to FRA are closely related.

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by vahancrazy
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When to use 2 jetways?
Replies: 20
Views: 5289

Re: When to use 2 jetways?

the system is wrong, what they need is 1 bridge on the front and 1 bridge on the far end back. 3 or 4 Gates in AMS have 2 jetways: one for door 1 or 2 the other for 3 or 4 (the forse after the wings). To my knowledge it's the only airport with such setting. The second jetway is completo because it ...

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by vahancrazy
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When to use 2 jetways?
Replies: 20
Views: 5289

Re: When to use 2 jetways?

As Cosyr, I have always been intrigued by this question but I lack the knowledge. Given that I assume impossibile the question to be due to staff onboard, I tend to suppose it is due by one or more of the following: physical space limitation, staff on the apron and to control the jetways, cost of e...

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by vahancrazy
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When to use 2 jetways?
Replies: 20
Views: 5289

Re: When to use 2 jetways?

As Cosyr, I have always been intrigued by this question but I lack the knowledge. Given that I assume impossibile the question to be due to staff onboard, I tend to suppose it is due by one or more of the following: physical space limitation, staff on the apron and to control the jetways, cost of ea...

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by vahancrazy
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?
Replies: 62
Views: 20851

Re: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?

CX has a OW member for better European connectivity: AY from HEL! Works perfectly for half of Europe... or even more! HEL is good for HKG to NW Europe and for Europe to North East Asia. But it's actually not that well placed to serve the majority of Europe to/from HKG GC Map of largest EU populatio...

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by vahancrazy
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?
Replies: 62
Views: 20851

Re: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?

Sorry for the slightly off-topic Selfishly I'd hate to see CX leave OW. They are a great carrier and add a lot to the alliance. That said, they don't really benefit as much as they would with partner hub(s) on the European continent rather than having to backtrack over LHR. CX has a OW member for be...

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by vahancrazy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CM 806 strange path today
Replies: 19
Views: 4762

Re: CM 806 strange path today

You’d get more traction if the thread were titled “CM806 flies the wrong direction, forced to divert.” hei, thanks for the feedback! :) Can I change it or I need an admin/mod to do it? Hello, I was on that flight. They told us that they have to divert because there was a storm at some point, and th...

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by vahancrazy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CM 806 strange path today
Replies: 19
Views: 4762

CM 806 strange path today

Hei folks, I am looking at Flight Radar right now and I noticed something I consider weird (and could not find reference in the forum). Today (16.11.2017) Copa flight CM 806 from Rosario (ROS) to PTY departed and headed towards Uruguay until the Atlantic Ocean, then, made an u-turn, passed over Rosa...

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by vahancrazy
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA
Replies: 33
Views: 6676

Re: LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA

Should the title be "LH group"? While LH mights tart these flights, I am quite confident they will be turned to EW.
If/While they are opereted by LH, will it be on a W shape like MUC-JFK-TXL-JFK-MUC?

sorry but my German is too poor and have no time to read the article.

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by vahancrazy
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair and Swiss - why MD-11 and not A340-300?
Replies: 19
Views: 7267

Re: Finnair and Swiss - why MD-11 and not A340-300?

Correct me if I am wrong, but it might also have been range related for Finnair. They needed an airplane capable of HEL-TYO. At least, this was the reason for previous DC-10 and I supposed they took the MD-11 for commonality/continuation reason. Also, they were Maddogs operator too.

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by vahancrazy
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Monday Day 1 in IATA?
Replies: 47
Views: 6679

Re: Why is Monday Day 1 in IATA?

it has been already said but I will repeat.
Monday is day 1 because saturday and sunday are the week-end, thus, they stay at the last spot! the first day after the week-end is monday: the week start on monday.

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by vahancrazy
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 10443

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

I am not an expert and do not work in the sector, I just love airliners, airlines and airports. Thus, please, consider this when reading/commenting my post. I recall a couple years ago, I was landing in severe fog conditions on an E195 by EN. While landing, the pilots informed to make sure all elect...

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