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by CRJ900
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-900: Cabin Air lacks force, why?
Replies: 16
Views: 1920

Re: 737-900: Cabin Air lacks force, why?

Last night I was lead FA on a B737-800 flying a full house LPA-OSL. Halfway enroute a guy became quite drunk and began farting profusely, stinking down half the cabin and many pax loudly complained as the useless gasper vents on the BSI hardly release any air. The pilots switched to fresh air only t...

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by CRJ900
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air outlines CS300 routes
Replies: 7
Views: 2037

Re: Korean Air outlines CS300 routes

I think these short flights are mainly for "crew familiarisation and training" involving pilots, cabin crew, line maintenance and ground staff. It's a new aircraft type in their fleet and that requires quite a lot of practice runs before sending the aircraft on longer flights. Looking forw...

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by CRJ900
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 15640

Re: DY Pulls out of BDL

Surprised they drop the route for good. A winter suspension would be good business sense, as weather is crap and most people want warm destinations. Won't be surprised if they return as summer-only destination. Meanwhile, the MAX 8 works great on longer European destinations, like HEL-TFS, ARN-DXB e...

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by CRJ900
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA considers removing ATR 72s, Bombardier CRJ-1000s from its fleet as early as this year
Replies: 4
Views: 2897

Re: GA considers removing ATR 72s, Bombardier CRJ-1000s from its fleet as early as this year

One CRJ1000, PK-GRC, has disappeared from the fleet overview on FR24 - has it been retired from service? IIRC, GA owns six CRK and leases 12 from NAC. Is it cheaper to retire the owned frames now and fly the leased ones until leases expire, return them and that's it? Could the owned CRK be traded in...

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by CRJ900
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are DL's 69-seat CR7 doing after reconfig?
Replies: 9
Views: 2322

Re: How are DL's 69-seat CR7 doing after reconfig?

I guess DL has reconfigured all 82 CRJ700 by now into the 69-seat layout, where an additional four Y seats were added by pushing the aft lavatory into the aft cargo hold. Does the reduced aft cargo hold still have room for all baggage on all flights or do they have to actively keep the CR7 away fro...

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by CRJ900
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are DL's 69-seat CR7 doing after reconfig?
Replies: 9
Views: 2322

How are DL's 69-seat CR7 doing after reconfig?

I guess DL has reconfigured all 82 CRJ700 by now into the 69-seat layout, where an additional four Y seats were added by pushing the aft lavatory into the aft cargo hold. Does the reduced aft cargo hold still have room for all baggage on all flights or do they have to actively keep the CR7 away from...

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by CRJ900
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13835

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Air Caraïbes has three A350-1000 coming in 2020, each with a whopping 439 seats :O

That may entice Thomas Cook, TUI, Condor etc to order a few for heavy charter destinations...

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by CRJ900
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: great article about flight attendants and the 60ft rule
Replies: 28
Views: 7386

Re: great article about flight attendants and the 60ft rule

And yet, several airlines DID deactivate their 747 overwing doors. I think BA, AerLingus, and maybe KLM??? On some airframes, typically the classics. I don't know of any -400 that had a deactivated overwing exit door. I think CX deactivated the overwing doors as well on some of their B742 or B743s?...

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by CRJ900
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are 777s always this loud?
Replies: 47
Views: 7489

Re: Are 777s always this loud?

I always assumed it was because the 777 engines are huge and produces a lot of thrust, therefore they make more noise. All other aircraft have smaller engines with less thrust which rumbles less... or is that overly simplified on my part? :)

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by CRJ900
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to add A330neo, defers 737 MAX order
Replies: 11
Views: 3652

Re: Garuda to add A330neo, defers 737 MAX order

So they'll have only one MAX 8 flying for two years before they resume deliveries...?

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by CRJ900
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 71
Views: 11184

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

Most non-reclining slimline seats are pre-reclined 2-3 inches or a few degrees, so you are not sitting totally upright anyway.

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by CRJ900
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 71
Views: 11184

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

Will BA go for 230-240 seats in their new A321NEO?

Acro, the UK aircraft seat manufacturer claim their super-slim seat offers 31-inch-pitch-feel even when the seats are spaced at 28 inches. Are BA going for those? Jet2 is the biggest user of those seats, I believe...

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by CRJ900
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)
Replies: 17
Views: 1632

Re: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)

The A321LR can easily make it between Dubai and London. The 737-8 and CS300 would probably not be profitable due to both of them requiring very low density cabins to make the trip westbound. The MAX 8 is already flying DXB-ARN with 189 pax nonstop without issues with DY. The CS300 can realistically...

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by CRJ900
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona
Replies: 71
Views: 9651

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona

Why aren't the A332 and A343 good enough any more? They can't possibly use twice as much fuel as other aircraft?

The B789 is also a very expensive aircraft and the backlog is massive, so I can't really see that as a realistic option either if AR is short on money.

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by CRJ900
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s
Replies: 105
Views: 15105

Re: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s

This increases maximum seating to 172[/quote] I think what you're missing here is that the -700 maximum seating at 149 would be what, 30"? A MAX7 at max seating of 172 seats would be what, 28"? I think where the debate for us would be (and like I said, I'd like your take) is whether the fu...

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by CRJ900
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s
Replies: 105
Views: 15105

Re: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s

The ICAO codes for the Max Family are B37M, B38M and B39M, respectively, for the MAX-7, MAX-8 and MAX-9. I expect the 737-10 will be the B38X. While that may be true, airlines may not necessarily use that.Both American and Southwest, for example, use 7M8 as their identifier for their Max 8s. 7M7, 7...

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by CRJ900
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s
Replies: 105
Views: 15105

Re: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s

I agree... though I think I remember being told the MAX7 would actually hold more than 150 (once Boeing added the additional overwing exit on each side)... after the fuselage stretch. I forget what it was now.[/quote] With four overwing exits, the MAX 7 can take 172 pax at 28-29 inch pitch, with tw...

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by CRJ900
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces UFO order for 6+6 CRJ900’s
Replies: 26
Views: 6069

Re: Bombardier announces UFO order for 6+6 CRJ900’s

Could it be Adria Airways replacing their current CRJ900 fleet? There was speculation that Adria would take the SSJ100, but it would be cheaper to order new CRJ900 which they are familiar with. Leases on current aircraft are coming to an end, IIRC, from 2018. Although the aircraft are not old (7-10 ...

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by CRJ900
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Sales & Production Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 1727

Re: Bombardier Sales & Production Thread

An undisclosed customer has a placed an order for up to 12 CRJ-900s: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/customer-orders-up-to-twelve-bombardier-crj900-aircraft-2243927.htm Nice bit of news about the CRJ900. Now that everyone is densifying their aircraft (90-seat Q400, 240-seat A321, 188-seat ...

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by CRJ900
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet taking former Air Berlin A321s
Replies: 14
Views: 6719

Re: easyJet taking former Air Berlin A321s

Me thinks they are taking the aircraft as "training aircraft" so they have fresh experience when the A321neos start arriving.

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by CRJ900
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air takes delivery of first CS300 aircraft
Replies: 35
Views: 10280

Re: Korean Air takes delivery of first CS300 aircraft

Why didn't they put F in? Also if the config above is true, then it's quite the spacious config! I don't know why no First, but here is the seat layout map. http://www.koreanair.com/global/en/traveling/aircraft-info/details.html?fleetCode=cs300 It is a 36 inch pitch in Premium Economy and 32 inch i...

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by CRJ900
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1857
Views: 242375

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Korean Air confirmed it will receive its first CS300 aircraft on Friday. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kal-bombardier/korean-air-to-receive-first-bombardier-c-series-jet-on-friday-after-engine-delays-idUSKBN1EE0CB Yay, looking forward to videos on youtube of Korean's CS300 :D The article says ...

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by CRJ900
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000
Replies: 77
Views: 21212

Re: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000

Great news, lucky pax. The A359 has been a great aircraft from the start, so expectations are high for big sis A35K. Airbus probably learned a lot from the B77W's incredible success and is aiming for making the A35K equally impressive and then some. The A35K will be a replacement for A340-600, B772/...

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by CRJ900
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New B737 TATL flight : Paris to St Pierre
Replies: 44
Views: 8722

Re: New B737 TATL flight : Paris to St Pierre

How cool, hope the route will be successfull.

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by CRJ900
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 216
Views: 46775

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

The -9 is indeed not very disruptive. It's the same length as the -900 and not much more than a simple stretch of the -8. The fact that they're allowing switches from -9 to -10 shows that they really don't have much invested in keeping it around, and it gives them something bigger than the -8 to se...

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by CRJ900
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace UA's 777-200A Aircraft?
Replies: 72
Views: 15301

Re: What Will Replace UA's 777-200A Aircraft?

ANA and JAL use the B788 and B789 on domestic routes in Japan, 60-90-minute flights, if they find them suitable for that, you'd think that 2-4-hour flights LAX-ORD-MIA etc would be quite good too... ANA, IIRC, has 395 seats in their domestic B789. The fuel tanks are never full, I guess, but aircraft...

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by CRJ900
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines studying A350-1000 and 777X for non stop flights to the US
Replies: 14
Views: 3583

Re: Vietnam Airlines studying A350-1000 and 777X for non stop flights to the US

Great to see the A350-1000 being mentioned, we hear very little about this aircraft. Would VN ask Airbus for the 316 tonne version?

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by CRJ900
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different Winglets on CRJs
Replies: 14
Views: 2436

Re: Different Winglets on CRJs

As wrongwayup wrote, the new winglets came in 2005 as one of several improvements with the Enhanced Performance Package (EPP). Mesa is the only operator of CR9 with the CR7 winglet. Macedonian had one aircraft but that was scrapped several years ago. The EPP launched the -LR version with MTOW 38,330...

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by CRJ900
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YHZ Possible new Europe routes
Replies: 27
Views: 4834

Re: YHZ Possible new Europe routes

Could YHZ be a new KEF, with AC/Rouge/WestJet/AirTransat flying B7M8/9/10 and A321 Europe-YHZ-North America? Perhaps with offering stop-over in Halifax for a night or two. I visited Halifax in 2008 and thought it was a very nice city, I assume it has developed even more since then. We then took the ...

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by CRJ900
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural
Replies: 74
Views: 13210

Re: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural

I wrote a full report on the flight including plenty of pictures on Airways: https://airwaysmag.com/special-flights/full-review-onboard-american-airlines-first-boeing-737-max-flight-photos/ Nice report. Are the rear toilets on the back wall, SmartFlex-style or in the usual place - albeit slimmer? D...

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by CRJ900
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jet2 EDI-VIE on 31 year-old 737 - Really pleasant surprise!
Replies: 9
Views: 5256

Re: Jet2 EDI-VIE on 31 year-old 737 - Really pleasant surprise!

Great report and nice to see the venerable B737-300 still gracing the skies over Europe and in such nice shape too :) Those Acro seats are just hilarious but they obviously are better than they look - surprised Ryanair aren't using those... I only read favourable reports on Jet2, sounds like they ha...

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by CRJ900
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding
Replies: 32
Views: 5824

Re: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding

Happens all the time on my airline, mostly from crew travelling on staff tickets, always something sealed from the duty free shop - chocolate, biscuits, candy etc - always appreciated by everyone, and yes - the pilots get it too and they happily munch away. Reply 16 by planesarecool is a very good a...

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by CRJ900
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action
Replies: 100
Views: 27453

Re: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action

Ryanair sells scratch cards? What are these, lottery tickets? I've now heard everything! Who would buy such a thing aboard an aircraft? Scratch cards are sold by the thousands onboard Thomas Cook aircraft. I flew with them on charter flights a few months ago and passengers were crazy about buying t...

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by CRJ900
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tunisair in for A330neo, C-Series
Replies: 15
Views: 6144

Re: Tunisair in for A330neo, C-Series

Tunisair took over Sevenair/Tuninter's 88-seat CRJ900 some years ago, that aircraft is flying its wings off as Tuninter Express, so Tunisair is familiar with Bombardier and has probably been briefed well on the CSeries. 2-3 CS100 might be a good replacement for the CR9 - a bit more capacity and more...

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by CRJ900
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of UA's 777's are older than their 747's?
Replies: 29
Views: 4484

Re: How many of UA's 777's are older than their 747's?

XAM2175 wrote:
Remember the very very big elephant in the hanger with the 747 too - fuel tank inerting.


Does this apply to all operators of the B744? Is BA implementing this then?

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by CRJ900
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)
Replies: 56
Views: 9397

Re: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)

In Norway, Widerøe has their longest flight Bergen-Tromsø at 665nm / 1250km, blocked at 2hrs25mins on the Q400. They have even used the -300 when loads are light. FR24 has shown flights close to 3 hours when the winds are nasty. It's a popular route and will be upgauged to the factory-fresh E190-E2 ...

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by CRJ900
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?
Replies: 52
Views: 5426

Re: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?

Could it be that most people living in countries with little LCC competition find local carriers to have a fair enough product at a fair enough price? The non-LCC airlines in Europe have collectively several hundred million passengers every year - they wouldn't have that if their air fares were &quo...

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by CRJ900
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss to fly ZRH-EZE
Replies: 14
Views: 2967

Re: Edelweiss to fly ZRH-EZE

Nice long layover for Edelweiss crew then. I keep hearing Buenos Aires is such a great city to visit. Lucky crews :)

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by CRJ900
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta or United order Airbus A320neo family aircraft?
Replies: 60
Views: 13511

Re: Will Delta or United order Airbus A320neo family aircraft?

UA will need to replace their ps planes. At present, the lack of 752s seems to be augmented well enough with the 777As, but at some point they'll need to either mod some 738/9s Aren't the premium seats the most important feature in the PS concept? If so, why not just install the same premium produc...

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by CRJ900
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Vietnam - flaps set to takeoff position upon engine shut down?
Replies: 15
Views: 2754

Re: Vietnam - flaps set to takeoff position upon engine shut down?

Perhaps humidity plays a factor in the VN vs AA manual... Vietnam being hot and humid while PHX is hot and dry?

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by CRJ900
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Derelict CS100s at CYMX
Replies: 24
Views: 8955

Re: Derelict CS100s at CYMX

BBD should rent them out to prospective buyers for three months or so. 125 seats, standard lavs and galleys, BBD supplies pilots and sponsors type conversion for cabin crew. "Here, try these four aircraft on suitable routes for three months and see how great they are. If happy, order as many as...

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by CRJ900
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 20889

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

I like the black engines, kind of gives the aircraft big balls - appropriate for pushing the limits on B737 flying (TATL and such) :) The seat maps shows Space-Flex setup in the back - tiny galley and two lavatories on the back wall plus a larger galley unit forward of door 2R. Did the FA union have...

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by CRJ900
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 59482

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

But if it's a large airline needing to replace 50-60 aircraft why not go for LOI for a firm order of 61 aircraft straight away instead of 31+30...? 31+30 means the last 30 may never be more than options and quietly expire. Perhaps a smaller airline got a more favourable deal by ordering big but with...

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by CRJ900
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 59482

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

Exciting - let the wild speculation begin :)

Could LH Group have converted 30 options, gotten one free and taken 30 new options?

The 125-seat CS100 would be perfect for SAS as B736 replacement. Lots of tricky small airports in Scandinavia where the sprightly performance of the CS100 will be perfect.

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by CRJ900
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320
Replies: 91
Views: 22322

Re: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320

Wouldn't easyJet's A319s have a lot of cycles? They do at least 8-10 flights every day. Or does high cycle count make them cheaper to acquire?

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by CRJ900
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet shifts 737 MAX 9 order to MAX 10
Replies: 56
Views: 8803

Re: WestJet shifts 737 MAX 9 order to MAX 10

The table shows that all 13 B736 will stay in the fleet until 2027 - that's impressive. They must have found a route structure they are economical on.

What are their plans with the MAX 7? Will it be a 150-seat trans-Atlantic bird? Or will they squeeze in 172 seats, which is the new 7 max seat count?

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by CRJ900
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Ryanair switch some of their Max8 order to the Max10?
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: Will Ryanair switch some of their Max8 order to the Max10?

If pilots are quitting in large numbers and they want to fly to congested airports with limited slots they'll have to, eventually. One additional FA per flight is not a big deal - an extra pair of hands to increase sales on board, will pay for itself. WizzAir will be powerful with their 235-240-seat...

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by CRJ900
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Broken Toilets the Cause of JetBlue's Chronically Delayed Flights?
Replies: 64
Views: 9663

Re: Are Broken Toilets the Cause of JetBlue's Chronically Delayed Flights?

Is this because they are retrofitting the SpaceFlex in older aircraft with different wiring etc below the floor?

Haven't heard that factory-fresh aircraft with SpaceFlex have issues.

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by CRJ900
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1857
Views: 242375

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

I wonder what SWISS, airBaltic and Korean Air think about the Airbus/BBD CSeries partnership and if they are discussing the aircraft's future with them...

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by CRJ900
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More cost cuts at Garuda - may ditch F Class
Replies: 19
Views: 3440

Re: More cost cuts at Garuda - may ditch F Class

Have they removed F from their CRJ1000 too?

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