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by gatibosgru
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th
Replies: 50
Views: 8004

Re: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th

What a stunning bird! The current Airbus line-up is def a great looking one! I still prefer the old winglets, but I'm sure these will grow on me.

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by gatibosgru
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2913

Re: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018

toxtethogrady wrote:
EddieDude wrote:
GRU-BOS on JJ is a bit surprising


Or perhaps not. Big Portuguese market in New England. It's the reason the Cape Verde airlines are there.


Also, about 60,000 Brazilians live in Mass. Not the highest yielding crowd, but definitely enough to fill a 763.

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by gatibosgru
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2913

Re: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018

As for TAM getting the end of the stick with the 767s, I totally disagree! If those were run down old aircrafts, I would agree but what LAN has sent was actually very good nearly new aircraft with loads of life still to replace ageing tired A332-200 which had already left their best days behind. Wh...

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by gatibosgru
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad 787-9 possible new routes
Replies: 17
Views: 1959

Re: Etihad 787-9 possible new routes

I am biased, but I always expected to see EY at Logan, but not sure there's room for the ME3 + TK here. The 789 would be the perfect aircraft for it though.

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by gatibosgru
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented
Replies: 60
Views: 6812

Re: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented

CRMCPILOT31 wrote:
Why not make it an electronic menu using the PTVs instead of wasting paper and people damaging those menu cards.......


Now this would be an even better approach. I believe all DLs long haul aircrafts have PTVs, no?

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by gatibosgru
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and JetBlue Codeshare?
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Re: Norwegian and JetBlue Codeshare?

Would offer great connections from BOS/JFK/FLL/MCO and others. Would greatly benefit Norwegian pax!

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by gatibosgru
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented
Replies: 60
Views: 6812

Re: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented

Cynicism aside, props to DL for thinking of us poor Y folk. Might not be the most groundbreaking change, but anything added to Y is a nice surprise.

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by gatibosgru
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Media Day
Replies: 71
Views: 8469

Re: Delta A350 Media Day

LAXLHR wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
I really dislike the blue Delta uses on economy seats. It could be the worst shade possible.



It's that cheap AMERICAN look, to make the y passengers feel like peasants.


I know what you meant, but this made me lol :bigthumbsup:

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by gatibosgru
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Media Day
Replies: 71
Views: 8469

Re: Delta A350 Media Day

Varsity1 wrote:
I really dislike the blue Delta uses on economy seats. It could be the worst shade possible.


I have to agree. It looks so off on the beautiful A350 cabin. They should have kept the same blue as is on Delta One, but I understand why there's a distinction.

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by gatibosgru
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2913

Re: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018

All I've ever wanted in life was a BOS-GRU flight (hence my username). But I think any aircraft they bring would be too much. I guess maybe a 763 could do it? My guess is 4 weekly 767. That's only 92000 seats a year. Add in AA frequent flier base, B6 interline, connections to deep South America, an...

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by gatibosgru
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1291
Views: 132801

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Wow, truly a treat that we get GRU -BOS. It'll be nice saying goodbye to AA951 and not having to connect through JFK!

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by gatibosgru
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2913

Re: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018

All I've ever wanted in life was a BOS-GRU flight (hence my username). But I think any aircraft they bring would be too much. I guess maybe a 763 could do it?

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by gatibosgru
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evelop A350 to feature 432 seats
Replies: 20
Views: 5716

Re: Evelop A350 to feature 432 seats

That is a lot of people on a A350.

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by gatibosgru
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long will it take for Delta Air Lines to catch up with American Airlines?
Replies: 29
Views: 4832

Re: How long will it take for Delta Air Line to catch up with American Airlines?

klm617 wrote:
gunnerman wrote:
Let me state a fact: bigger often means worse customer service. Trying to be the biggest when you are already huge is more to do with ego than sound business decision making.



It doesn't get much worse than Delta as far as the legacies go.


You must not fly UA/AA often then.

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by gatibosgru
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brasil to fly to Rome
Replies: 9
Views: 2038

Re: LATAM Brasil to fly to Rome

phbfa wrote:
gatibosgru wrote:
Is AZ daily to GRU? Nice to see this on JJ metal again!


I believe JJ never served Rome before, the "new" Varig did.


You're absolutely right, my apologies! JJ only operates MXP, RG was the one that flew to FCO.

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by gatibosgru
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brasil to fly to Rome
Replies: 9
Views: 2038

Re: LATAM Brasil to fly to Rome

Is AZ daily to GRU? Nice to see this on JJ metal again!

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by gatibosgru
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic grounds CSeries fleet
Replies: 37
Views: 12777

Re: airBaltic grounds CSeries fleet

Pratt is not having a great year

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by gatibosgru
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And now......main line fights back, taking on LCCs
Replies: 25
Views: 6324

Re: And now......main line fights back, taking on LCCs

That's pretty great, wish I had gotten one of those VR boxed from KL!

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by gatibosgru
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: LATAM to return to SFO
Replies: 39
Views: 5382

Re: Rumour: LATAM to return to SFO

AA serves GRU-LAX almost daily. Nonstops drive premium yields. GRU-SFO is by far the largest market between US and Brazil that has no nonstop service. There is a mix of financial services and tech traffic that will use a nonstop and pay extra for it. What are you basing the assertion that SFO is by...

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by gatibosgru
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3832
Views: 1235101

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

When is the first A35J supposed to be delivered? Is QR still the launch customer?

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by gatibosgru
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st
Replies: 63
Views: 12612

Re: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st

Congrats to WN and the MAX program!

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by gatibosgru
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43369

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

I feel sorry for Bombardier. Its pretty standard practice for any new manufacturer to offer extreme discounts to break into a new market. Once you build up a customer base and a good reputation then you can increase prices and make a profit. I'm Australian and our government would not do something ...

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by gatibosgru
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43369

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

130 739Er orders over last few years is not chicken feed What???? Have you not seen the huge 737-900 order by delta that has already statersd being delivered? Both of you are making the same mistake. The initial order for 100 aircraft was 6 years ago. 6 years! Let's stop pretending like it was yest...

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by gatibosgru
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.
Replies: 120
Views: 14688

Re: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.

The idea that the airlines should always have been charging you for a carryon is ridiculous and it IS NOT what consumers "have always wanted." Yes, it is. Every single consumer who purchases a ticket on Allegiant, Frontier or Spirit - and I'm sure that hundreds if not thousands have in li...

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by gatibosgru
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.
Replies: 120
Views: 14688

Re: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.

Super80Fan wrote:
I booked a flight on AA today, LGA-CLT-DAB. The basic economy fare was $100. The main cabin fare was $101. I laughed.


Found the same on UA from BOS-FLL. $2 difference which was pretty comical.

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by gatibosgru
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide
Replies: 41
Views: 5324

Re: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide

Indy wrote:
Apparently if your phone sucks like mine (Moto X Pure), you won't be texting with WiFi :-( I guess your phone has to support WiFi calling.


Moto X Pure is a great phone, I miss mine dearly! But as others have stated, iMessage is one of multiple other services supported.

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by gatibosgru
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Brazil-Northeast international routes
Replies: 13
Views: 1742

Re: Future of Brazil-Northeast international routes

globalcabotage wrote:
If AA can’t make it work from MIA, forget about any other US route, even NYC.


FLL has big potential too, as does MCO.

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by gatibosgru
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A350 visits DEN
Replies: 36
Views: 7650

Re: DL A350 visits DEN

DL's livery looks great on anything! Their A350 is just stunning.

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by gatibosgru
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 1257
Views: 205908

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

fabian9 wrote:
fabian9 wrote:
A340 MSN1 is currently test flying.


Pictures of the flight:
https://www.flightradar24.com/blog/flying-the-blade-airbus-flight-lab-a340/


How interesting!

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by gatibosgru
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Portuguese Renaissance
Replies: 20
Views: 3355

Re: The Portuguese Renaissance

airbazar wrote:
gatibosgru wrote:
TP has some NEOs coming soon, would be a great aircraft for PVD-LIS.

If you mean A321's, I agree but probably from/to the Azores instead of LIS. Either way I fully expect to see TPs A321's at both PVD and BDL.


Sorry, should have specified I meant the A321NEOs.

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by gatibosgru
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Portuguese Renaissance
Replies: 20
Views: 3355

Re: The Portuguese Renaissance

PVD757 wrote:
Anyone think Norwegian would consider PVD to LIS and/or OPO?


TP has some NEOs coming soon, would be a great aircraft for PVD-LIS.

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by gatibosgru
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus in better position than Boeing?
Replies: 38
Views: 4950

Re: Airbus in better position than Boeing?

Here go hell come :stirthepot:

I think both manufacturers are in great and advantageous positions at the moment with little competition, even amongst themselves.

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by gatibosgru
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Portuguese Renaissance
Replies: 20
Views: 3355

The Portuguese Renaissance

Seems like N. American and European airlines have been adding flights/frequency/capacity to Portugal a lot lately. Why is the sudden boom? Which missing links in Europe and N. America are still to be had? Any chance of seeing any Transatlantic service from FNC? Can we also see new S. America routes ...

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by gatibosgru
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF (Joon) and KLM to serve Fortaleza, Brazil
Replies: 22
Views: 3310

Re: AF (Joon) and KLM to serve Fortaleza, Brazil

GOL's chief is especially interested in giving convenient access to Sao Paulo with CGH-FOR-Europe. That shows this is not just a play for inbound tourists to Ceara. I don't see 2 or 3 weekly flights from each carrier having much impact on the São Paulo market to Europe, there are already direct fli...

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by gatibosgru
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar orders additional 77W and 748F
Replies: 26
Views: 6570

Re: Qatar orders additional 77W and 748F

Slightly OT, but what is QR's average LF? They sure have a lot of aircrafts on the books.

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by gatibosgru
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season
Replies: 59
Views: 3797

Re: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season

How long is actually flying time on a MIA-RSW leg? Using the great circle mapper and the cruise speed of a CRJ, the most direct route would take only 11 minutes minus takeoff, landing, and taxi. Adding all that in, gate to gate could be as short as 25 minutes! By the time you check-in, go through T...

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by gatibosgru
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF (Joon) and KLM to serve Fortaleza, Brazil
Replies: 22
Views: 3310

Re: AF (Joon) and KLM to serve Fortaleza, Brazil

Wow, quite a win for FOR! So now they have LIS, AMS & CDG for European destinations. Surprised Air Europe hasn't tried it. There is also service from FOR to FRA on Condor and to MXP on Meridiana. A couple years ago I was in FCO and there was an Alitalia plane boarding for Forteleza. Not sure if...

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by gatibosgru
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season
Replies: 59
Views: 3797

Re: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season

How long is actually flying time on a MIA-RSW leg?

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by gatibosgru
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF (Joon) and KLM to serve Fortaleza, Brazil
Replies: 22
Views: 3310

Re: AF (Joon) and KLM to serve Fortaleza, Brazil

Could we see DL getting in on the fun with maybe FOR-MCO? Can a MAX do that (or even FLL/MIA) for that matter?

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by gatibosgru
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of LCC Subsidiary Joon
Replies: 160
Views: 18197

Re: Joon unveil fleet and destinations

Actually seems well thought out in terms of the concept (Airbnb partnership, Skylights, crowd-funded vacation planning, etc..) The practicality of it is TBD, but it'll be interesting. I found it really interesting that they called Joon a test bed. Pretty bold Agreed! More innovation than a lot of a...

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by gatibosgru
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF (Joon) and KLM to serve Fortaleza, Brazil
Replies: 22
Views: 3310

Re: AF (Joon) and KLM to serve Fortaleza, Brazil

Wow, quite a win for FOR! So now they have LIS, AMS & CDG for European destinations. Surprised Air Europe hasn't tried it.

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by gatibosgru
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 151
Views: 20381

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

ahmetdouas wrote:
The A330NEO is useless compared to the 787/350. Why order an 'old aircraft'?
What next, an A340NEO?


How in the world is the A330NEO old when it hasn't even flown yet? The age of a design does in no way render it "useless", as we can see by the healthy and consistent sales of the A330CEO.

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by gatibosgru
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 164
Views: 24809

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

Regretting booking 2 flights on Ryanair for November now, hope it doesn't ruin my trip -_-

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by gatibosgru
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 178
Views: 28416

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

Given our talk in the AA widebody thread, I see the A330 neo as an essential Airbus offering. The A350 gets all the publicity, because it is a more groundbreaking airplane. But the A330 neo will be superior over a wide range of possible assignments. In fact it is astonishing how good the A330 neo w...

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by gatibosgru
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brazil to start GRU-JFK service
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: Avianca Brazil to start GRU-JFK service

Wonder if AD is still thinking about JFK or they've completely dropped the idea.

Either way great for O6!

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by gatibosgru
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 99816

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Some people will blindly support the industry of/and their country and ignore common sense. This thread is a great example of it.

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by gatibosgru
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 11225

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

How do you say that? E2 jets: E75-E2: total 100 all for Skywest. I don't see where OO will fly these. E90-E2: total 68. 5 of these are doubtful. E95-E2: total 65 They haven't had an order since 2014 for the E95-E2 Jungle jets: Firm order backlog E90: 57 E195: 9 Sorry for specifically calling you ou...

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by gatibosgru
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 11225

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

They are totally dominating 80-120 seats. I don't know the orders for 190-195 E2, but I have the feeling they are ok against the CS100. How do you say that? E2 jets: E75-E2: total 100 all for Skywest. I don't see where OO will fly these. E90-E2: total 68. 5 of these are doubtful. E95-E2: total 65 T...

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by gatibosgru
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 11225

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

Would be nice to have new players in the market.

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