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by dcajet
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chile:10 bomb threats in 24 hrs to LATAM and SKY flights.
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: Chile: 10 bomb threats in 24 hrs to LATAM and SKY flights.

Hi dcajet. Don't take for granted all the things available in Tweeter. Not a single news channel, news paper, radio network with any single report about this, so 99,9 per cent of chance this is fake news. There is no chance of having more than one bomb threat to aircraft in Chile and not being in t...

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by dcajet
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chile:10 bomb threats in 24 hrs to LATAM and SKY flights.
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Chile:10 bomb threats in 24 hrs to LATAM and SKY flights.

Ten bomb threats to LATAM Chile and Sky flights over the course of 24 hours - including a LA LIM-SCL, a LA MDZ-SCL and a SKY SCL-ROS flights. Someone with a lot of time in his/her hands or are there any special situations going on such as contract negotiations, etc? https://twitter.com/jlarroulet/st...

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by dcajet
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 64
Views: 5978

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

And your'e right about the aesthetics. I was spotting at LHR since I was little (since LAP days!) and always loved seeing the 320Bs and Cs of flip knows how many airlines. Except the BOAC, Air India & QF 400 series which you could always hear coming before they got to the Queens Building by the...

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by dcajet
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 64
Views: 5978

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

Does anyone know if American and TWA (and Pan Am for that matter) upgraded the cabins late in the 707’s career similar to the “widebody” cabins Boeing offered on the 727 in the 70’s that took styling cues from the 747? . Pan Am did not update their 707s with the wide body look cabins. American did....

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by dcajet
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man falls to his death from an MD80 taking off from CCS
Replies: 18
Views: 5752

Man falls to his death from an MD80 taking off from CCS

http://www.ntn24america.com/america-lat ... etia-95581
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Very sad news from Venezuela: a man was found dead on the runway at Maiquetia, having fallen from a LASER Airlines MD80 that was taking off to Merida.

http://www.ntn24america.com/america-lat ... etia-95581

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by dcajet
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 64
Views: 5978

60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

Exactly 60 years ago, August 15, 1958, Pan Am took the first delivery of the first US commercial jet, N709PA, Clipper Tradewind (aka America), and the world of aviation was never the same again!

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by dcajet
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 43
Views: 4978

Re: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia

So, BNE or PER, mining industry shared with Chile.. No way it will be PER. Geography do not allow PER-South America to be feasible as it overflies all of Australia east coast. On the long run they should look at doing: daily SCL-MEL LA 789 2 daily SCL-SYD (789 from LA and QF complementing services,...

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by dcajet
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 43
Views: 4978

Re: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia

Hey guys, The Brazilian speculation is new to me but it's definitely an untapped market. The extra Melbourne flights are no surprise as I believe that the Melbourne-South America market is booming. One little note slightly associated with this topic : Aerolineas Argentinas is supposedly looking at ...

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by dcajet
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 43
Views: 4978

Re: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia

Hi DCAJet , slightly off topic, but do you have any info about the fleet status at LA re the RR engine issues? Did some of the inactive Dreamliners returned to service recentely? And what happened to the second 777 that was coming to cover the 789? Is it flying for LA already? Thanks in advance. Rg...

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by dcajet
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 43
Views: 4978

Re: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia

Short answer: not with any meaningful pax/cargo load.

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by dcajet
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October
Replies: 22
Views: 2825

Re: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October

So according to your theory then, a scientist could not lecture on the moon as he/she doesn't live there. And we are not trying to lecture each other, we are exchanging different opinions. And I will remind you that your country is my country too. Living elsewhere does not mean I have given up on my...

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by dcajet
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October
Replies: 22
Views: 2825

Re: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October

Actually, I go to Argentina quite often for work reasons so I know can do without your apocalyptic vision. Lets regroup back next year after the elections and we can check data once again. if the reach december sure. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Sorry. Could not help it. Don't confuse your own wishes wi...

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by dcajet
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 43
Views: 4978

LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia

Effective Jan 2, 2019 LATAM will increase its flights to MEL from 3x to 5x week.

LA805 SCL 12:45 MEL 17:30+1 13456 789
LA804 MEL 20:10 SCL 19:05 24567 789

Flights are timed to offer immediate connections to/fr EZE & GRU.

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by dcajet
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October
Replies: 22
Views: 2825

Re: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October

Actually, I go to Argentina quite often for work reasons so I know can do without your apocalyptic vision. Lets regroup back next year after the elections and we can check data once again.

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by dcajet
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October
Replies: 22
Views: 2825

Re: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October

I agree and Dissagree. They are reluctant yes, but the union model dietrich try to impose is unviable. One union for all employees is unviable. Pilots and Ground engineers are very specific jobs to be represented by someone who is not from that line of work. Different jobs, different economic situa...

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by dcajet
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October
Replies: 22
Views: 2825

Re: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October

Norwegian Argentina has received its ICAO callsign: Noruega (rather uninspiring....)

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by dcajet
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 252
Views: 45963

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

One of Aeromexico´s landings. This one is a ERJ-145 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh6Bc6j1zU4&feature=share Perhaps I am missing something, but how is this relevant to the discussion? It is important to the discussion because AM assigns their regional jets to crews that are young and without ...

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by dcajet
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October
Replies: 22
Views: 2825

Re: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October

flybynight wrote:
Oslo to Buenos Aires...that would be a first! I assume there will be a tie-in back to Europe somewhere. I'd guess Madrid.


They hold the authority, same for ARN and CPH. SK used to fly to EZE many moons ago!

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by dcajet
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October
Replies: 22
Views: 2825

Re: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October

Which would be the next long haul destinations? I am sure EZE-MAD would be a blast. MAD-EZE is now up five daily and prices are rarely cheap. Huge market with high average fare. Come November it will go up to 6x daily when IB adds 3rd daily flight on selected days. I would put my chips on EZE-BCN o...

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by dcajet
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October
Replies: 22
Views: 2825

Re: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October

Didn't they plan to operate from EPA? or have they given up for the time being seeing how much work that station needs? I believe it was mentioned, but they never committed to it. Considering the place is a work in progress, they are smart to stay away from it until the enhancements are in place. J...

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by dcajet
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 252
Views: 45963

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh6Bc6j ... ture=share


Perhaps I am missing something, but how is this relevant to the discussion?
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AR385 wrote:
One of Aeromexico´s landings. This one is a ERJ-145


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh6Bc6j ... ture=share


Perhaps I am missing something, but how is this relevant to the discussion?

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by dcajet
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Andes 738 birdstrike today at IGR
Replies: 6
Views: 859

Re: Andes 738 birdstrike today at IGR

So have established the birds' insurance underwriters. Bye bye Birdie.

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by dcajet
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian has applied for a Brazilian operating license
Replies: 25
Views: 5011

Re: Norwegian has applied for a Brazilian operating license

It's been mentioned to me by a colleague at work that the Buneos Aires route might be on its way out of Gatwick sooner rather than later. Despite the high passenger loads on each flight, Norwegian aren't covering their costs on this particular route due to the low ticket prices on offer etc. The fl...

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by dcajet
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October
Replies: 22
Views: 2825

Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October

Although no date has been officially confirmed yet, sources from the airline's Vicente Lopez (a suburb of Buenos Aires) HQ confirm the plan is to start operations by late October from both COR and AEP/EZE to SLA, MDZ, BRC, IGR & USH, initially with 2 738s with 3 more added in November/December. ...

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by dcajet
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Andes 738 birdstrike today at IGR
Replies: 6
Views: 859

Re: Andes 738 birdstrike today at IGR

Yeah, but that one was back in June - this one happened today. Not sure why AVH is only publishing that one today. Maybe the JIAAC only made it public now? Ah... gotcha. Just kind of assumed it would have been today/yesterday given how they usually publish Incidents It is certainly quite the coinci...

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by dcajet
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Andes 738 birdstrike today at IGR
Replies: 6
Views: 859

Re: Andes 738 birdstrike today at IGR

Yeah, but that one was back in June - this one happened today. Not sure why AVH is only publishing that one today. Maybe the JIAAC only made it public now?

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by dcajet
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Andes 738 birdstrike today at IGR
Replies: 6
Views: 859

Andes 738 birdstrike today at IGR

OY570 AEP-IGR LV-HKZ.737-800.

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by dcajet
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew
Replies: 24
Views: 7158

Re: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew

Isn't Jet under a serious financial crisis? While certainly one can't attribute this mishap to that, being told the company only has cash for so many months must not create the best environment in the cockpit.

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by dcajet
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 26932

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
I flew into SCL back in 2013 and there were 3 AA 767s parked on te taxiway with the doors open.


There are 4 AA 777s at EZE every evening, and 5 on selected high season evenings Beginning this south.ern summer, an AA 787-9 will join them (LAX-EZE).

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by dcajet
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is COPA going next in the US?
Replies: 66
Views: 5745

Re: Where is COPA going next in the US?

I don't think UA ever flew between DEN and PTY. UA DEN-PTY 7x weekly with 73G was in service from December 2014 till September 2015. It did operate later as seasonal service from December 2015 to February 2016; twice a week. Finally, CM PTY-DEN 4x weekly with 738 started in December 2017 and UA DEN...

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by dcajet
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is COPA going next in the US?
Replies: 66
Views: 5745

Re: Where is COPA going next in the US?

axiom wrote:
What's the latest with UA and CM? In the past CM has avoided UA hubs. Is that relationship preempting an entry into Houston? DEN was quite a remarkable add at the time -- didn't CM pick it up after UA dropped it?


I don't think UA ever flew between DEN and PTY.

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by dcajet
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 63
Views: 13602

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

With the major political crisis going on in Nicaragua, is Iberia still planning to launch flights to Managua on Oct. 1st?

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by dcajet
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina deregulated today its domestic air market
Replies: 9
Views: 1268

Re: Argentina deregulated today its domestic air market

Twelve hours into the new marketplace, AR/AU report 770% more tickets sold than under the previous, regulated environment. LATAM has also joined the price offers with miles as well: certain domestic sectors can be had for 900 (nine hundred) miles.

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by dcajet
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina deregulated today its domestic air market
Replies: 9
Views: 1268

Re: Argentina deregulated today its domestic air market

Flybondi is offering O/W tickets for $199/US$7.

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by dcajet
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina deregulated today its domestic air market
Replies: 9
Views: 1268

Argentina deregulated today its domestic air market

At 00:01 this morning (August 1st) Argentina completely liberalized its domestic air market. At 00:30 ART (GMT-3) all airline sites (AR/AU, LA, F0, A0 and OY) are either collapsed or experiencing high volume delays. Deals can be had for as little as AR$400/US$14 for basic, no luggage-included fares.

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by dcajet
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is COPA going next in the US?
Replies: 66
Views: 5745

Re: Where is COPA going next in the US?

With the MAX, I could see SEA, which is shorter than EZE to PUJ, which is flown on the MAX. This would likely require an AS codeshare for feed. I know the OP says USA, but also possible is YVR (which is 15 nmi longer than EZE to PUJ)...the idea being for YVR being to capture Asia traffic trying to ...

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by dcajet
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to enter the GRU-EZE route
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: Avianca to enter the GRU-EZE route

Now would also be the time to determine when/how O6 and Avianca Brasil will finally merger with AV Holdings and inform about its longer term plan for A0 in Argentina. They ALSO need to finalize the UA joint-venture negotiations and announce how they intend to work together. At least in Argentina th...

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by dcajet
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIr Europa will first deploy its 787-9s to Buenos Aires EZE
Replies: 12
Views: 2357

Re: AIr Europa will first deploy its 787-9s to Buenos Aires EZE

EddieDude wrote:
Nice upgauge. Seems to me 333 seats is a bit dense for a two class 789. Is J 2-2-2?


Yes, with a 51" pitch between seats. Economy offers 31" pitch. For comparison, their 788 has 22J 274Y= 296.

Dense indeed - and every day, full to the brim, on both directions.

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by dcajet
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIr Europa will first deploy its 787-9s to Buenos Aires EZE
Replies: 12
Views: 2357

AIr Europa will first deploy its 787-9s to Buenos Aires EZE

Buenos Aires will become the first destination on UX's network that will see the 787-9 in service, beginning March 1st. UX041 MAD2355 – 0845+1EZE 787 D UX042 EZE1330 – 0520+1MAD 787 D Configuration of the 787-9 will be J30Y303. Service operated in codeshare with AR and is being upgauged from the cur...

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by dcajet
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4932

Re: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018

All flights would have been possible with the 332 fleet. Indeed. But they are gone and the reason those 332s are gone is that LATAM had these almost brand new 767s available, so why keep two similar fleets operational? Made no sense and with the bonus that the passenger experience on the LATAM 767s...

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by dcajet
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4932

Re: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018

Just J/Y.h All these new JJ flights are made possible by the exodus of surplus 767s from LATAM's Chilean franchise that are finding their way to the Brazilian franchise. LATAM Chile is now an all 787 and A320 family operator on its pax services. All flights would have been possible with the 332 fle...

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by dcajet
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4932

Re: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018

Just J/Y.

All these new JJ flights are made possible by the exodus of surplus 767s from LATAM's Chilean franchise that are finding their way to the Brazilian franchise. LATAM Chile is now an all 787 and A320 family operator on its pax services.

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by dcajet
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 63
Views: 13602

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

bfitzflyer wrote:
Nice add for SFO. Rome and Moscow seem to be the biggest holes remaining in SFO transatlantic routes left.


I'd also add BRU - the EU capital - to the list. And very soon, Berlin, after AB's demise.

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by dcajet
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul sells 10 ATR-72-600s
Replies: 7
Views: 2305

Re: Azul sells 10 ATR-72-600s

winGl3t wrote:
Will this impact Azul's plans to develop an Uruguay airline with AT7?


Don't think so. The Azul Uruguay planes were, IIRC, coming from Toulouse. The ones being sold have been in service in Brazil for a while now.

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by dcajet
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH makes formal offer for parts of Alitalia
Replies: 41
Views: 8923

Re: LH makes formal offer for parts of Alitalia

The Italians would be crazy not to receive this offer with arms wide open. The Lufthansa Group has to be one of the few airline groups out there that has the track record of turning around basket cases (ahem, ahem LX). AZ in its present state is a failed business and LH could be the ticket to a brig...

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by dcajet
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul sells 10 ATR-72-600s
Replies: 7
Views: 2305

Re: Azul sells 10 ATR-72-600s

Will NAC operate these 10 ATR's themselves or offer them for lease to other airlines? What's the logic or advantage of selling practically new ATR72-600's for the same type but fresh from the manufacturer? Is the saving purely a reduced fleet of the ATR? I thought that leasing a brand new aircraft ...

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by dcajet
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana and their Il-96´s
Replies: 87
Views: 28099

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/cu-t1251

And on time to boot!
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After more than a year's absence, CU-T-1251 is back in regular, scheduled service.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/cu-t1251

And on time to boot!

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by dcajet
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBondi sets date to begin operations
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Re: FlyBondi sets date to begin operations

Here are the a/c details for the first four 738s for Flybondi: Boeing 737-800 msn 28071 LV-HFR; Boeing 737-86J/WL (1998), ex.SunExpress Boeing 737-800 msn 33029 LV-HFQ; Boeing 737-8BK/WL (2006), ex.Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-800 msn 33821 LV-HKS; Boeing 737-8AS/WL (2005), ex.Nok Air Boeing 737-800 ...

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