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by dcajet
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's
Replies: 25
Views: 3002

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's

An ex- AR one? Or other 747?

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by dcajet
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's
Replies: 25
Views: 3002

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's

Yeap. That was her. Interesting that even when carrying US troops. it flew the Argentinian flag. When she was first delivered, she had JT9D engines with different nacelles,but these were changed to the regular JT9D ones shortly after. Here she is seen at LHR in 1979 with the original engines as deli...

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by dcajet
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's
Replies: 25
Views: 3002

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's

One 747 (LV-MLO) went to Flying Tigers until 1990, flying troops for the US Armed Forces. It always kept its LV-registry. A caveat to that is Federal Express merged Flying Tigers later in 1989 so LV-MLO may well have worn the small Federal Express sticker behind the cockpit windows while it was car...

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by dcajet
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's
Replies: 25
Views: 3002

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's

I really like this video of an AR 742 taking off from Rio Gallegos (technical stop) on its way to Auckland and Sydney. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqxLe8OPwvE I vaguely recall that in the '90s AR had two 747 flights into MIA. One was nonstop MIA-EZE and one was MIA-GRU-EZE (with 5th freedom rig...

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by dcajet
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt
Replies: 33
Views: 6676

Re: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt

Back in 2016 an Avianca A330 flying from LIM to EZE had the same situation, if i'm not mistaken it happened around the same area as the AR incident. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/passengers-terror-massive-turbulence-hits-8127936 The AV incident happened over NW Argentina, above the provi...

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by dcajet
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon take over 4 Air France Europe destinations S19
Replies: 35
Views: 7070

Re: Joon take over 4 Air France Europe destinations S19

I appreciate that BA has a similar (unbranded) arrangement with it's Worldwide vs. Mixed Fleet crewing operation. Is Joon the same idea as this, but just in branded form? WIthout exposing their customers to brand segmentation. Brilliant - if not for the small fact that the poor Mixed Fleet folks ha...

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by dcajet
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF swapping A380 and B77W for LAX flights
Replies: 7
Views: 4228

Re: AF swapping A380 and B77W for LAX flights

Wishing AF could replace the A380s with B748s. And why would AF do that? Replace a superior plane, with a derivative of a 60s design? And one that only 3 pax carrying airlines bothered to order. The 380 may be a tad too large for AF's network but you don't throw the baby out with the bathwater and ...

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by dcajet
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolíneas Estelar (Venezuela) to launch CCS-FCO
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

Re: Aerolíneas Estelar (Venezuela) to launch CCS-FCO

How very sad.. one way ticket out. Fares are so high prorbably profitable to fly back empty! A lot of them are wealthy Venezuelans that use Madrid (and Miami) as a way to keep their money away from the Venezuelan regime (purchasing properties, investing in companies, etc). For instance Sambil is a ...

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by dcajet
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolíneas Estelar (Venezuela) to launch CCS-FCO
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

Re: Aerolíneas Estelar (Venezuela) to launch CCS-FCO

There was a sizable Italian immigrant community in Venezuela, many (and its descendants) have returned back to Italy escaping from the crisis in Venezuela. This flight will cater to them, same as Estelar already does at EZE, MAD & SCL, using HiFly equipment.

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by dcajet
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Iberia's A346 fleet
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

Question about Iberia's A346 fleet

Anyone on here know how many of the 16 (or 17) A340-600 on Iberia's fleet have been converted to offer the new Premium Economy?

Thanks,

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by dcajet
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed
Replies: 50
Views: 6984

Re: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed

737 MAX 9.

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by dcajet
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed
Replies: 50
Views: 6984

Re: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed

Revised destination list (EZE added) and beginning dates for COPA's MAX 9 debut in deep South America:

SCL: December 6th
EZE: December 7th
COR: December 8th
VVI: December 10th

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by dcajet
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt
Replies: 33
Views: 6676

Re: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt

Argentina's JIAAC has classified the event as "Serious incident due to encounter with severe turbulence over northern Sena Madureira, Brazil. Cat: WSTRW (Windshear or thunderstorm - Flight into windshear or thunderstorm.)."

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by dcajet
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt
Replies: 33
Views: 6676

Re: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt

That weather map is almost five hours after the incident. It probably looks somewhat similar to the time of the incident, but the cell they've circled at avherald is almost certainly not the same cell the airplane encountered. Just so nobody attempts to overlay the flight path on that. Here's the w...

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by dcajet
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MCO-GRU ending?
Replies: 85
Views: 8862

Re: Delta MCO-GRU ending?

I had no idea that Delta was doing so poorly in GRU. The cancellation of MCO-GRU should not be seen as a confirmation that the whole Delta operation in GRU (or GIG) is doing poorly. ATL flights do well; not sure about JFK or DTW. The latter seems right-sized frequency-wise, just at 3x w. MCO-GRU is...

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by dcajet
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt
Replies: 33
Views: 6676

Re: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt

LV-FNK is currently at Hangar #4 at AR's EZE maintenance base, while Argentina's JIAAC conducts its investigations. It will then be released to the airline for repairs, etc.

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by dcajet
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's
Replies: 25
Views: 3002

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's

I'm sure AR flew their 747s to Caracas in the late 80s/early 90s. I believe the route was EZE-CCS-MIA-CCS-EZE CCS was flown with the 747 around the early 80s, right after the Falklands conflict when AR had surplus capacity. One 747 (LV-MLO) went to Flying Tigers until 1990, flying troops for the US...

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by dcajet
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt
Replies: 33
Views: 6676

Re: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt

What was the weather radar map in that area at the time? I wonder if they penetrated a thunderstorm cell. That area is well known for convective activity so it wouldn't surprise me if they did get too close or inadvertently went through a storm cell. AR 1303 was enroute at FL390 about 90nm north of...

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by dcajet
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's
Replies: 25
Views: 3002

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's

EZE-LIM-MEX-LAX was active for quite some years. I remember AR's 747s being regular visitors at MEX. In 92, we flew LAX-MEX on an AM MD-80. The AR 747 was at TBIT as we were. We departed earlier, and of course, when we arrived in MEX, the 747 had already been there for quite some time. It amazed me...

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by dcajet
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's
Replies: 25
Views: 3002

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's

Hi there ! I was reading an extraordinary old press article ( sorry, only in Spanish ) and some issues raised my curiosity . My question is, where in Europe flew those AR 747´s during the 70´and 80´s ? I know some destinations were MAD and ZRH, but did they go anywhere else? Thanks ! https://www.ga...

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by dcajet
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt
Replies: 33
Views: 6676

Re: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt

These type of deals are a hidden phobia of mine, turbulence in general makes me uncomfortable but this on another level and no doubt it will get the attention of even the most seasoned flyers. Yes, but this is very unusual. This is probably even beyond "severe" and into "extreme"...

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by dcajet
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt
Replies: 33
Views: 6676

Re: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt

cschleic wrote:
Interesting that there's the oxygen mask in the galley even though no crew seats there. Is that typical?


Yes; in case crew is working at the galley during a decompression, same case for the lavatories.

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by dcajet
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt
Replies: 33
Views: 6676

Re: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt

Correction: event happened near Rio Branco. over Brazil.

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LV-FNK is AOG for a few days until checks and repairs can be done. A/C was due to return to MIA at 23:00 ART (UTC-3) but LV-FNJ will instead do the flight.

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by dcajet
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt
Replies: 33
Views: 6676

Re: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt

Few more pics from LV-FNK after the incident: https://i.postimg.cc/Pxxn85LL/Dp1-DLu-AWw-AIS7za.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/8k7s21yP/Dp1-DLu-XWo-AEx6ab.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/9XszVvSP/Dp1-DLu-CWk-AAp-TVZ.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/0jSkby3Y/Dp1-DLt6-Xc-AAs-UM7.jpg

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by dcajet
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt
Replies: 33
Views: 6676

Re: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt

Picture from the cabin shortly after the incident:

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Aerolineas Argentinas communication on the incident:

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by dcajet
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 13229

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Back during the 80s, Aeroflot stopped using one of the Sheratons in Buenos Aires (they shared rooms there -2 per room). In 1988, SU rented a house in the suburbs for their crews while on layover. A dodgy character by the name of Ivan used to shadow them at all times.

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by dcajet
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt
Replies: 33
Views: 6676

AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt

Today's AR1303 A332 LV-FNK MIA-EZE hit severe turbulence en route with 10-15 hurt on arrival at EZE at 19:20 ART UTC-3. 15 out of 192 passengers on board were treated on arrival at the airport and 8 were sent to Buenos Aires Deutsches Hospital for further treatment. Official information from AR expe...

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by dcajet
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico axes MEX-BOS/PDX/IAD + MTY-LAS + GDL-SJC
Replies: 44
Views: 5556

Re: Aeromexico axes MEX-BOS/PDX/IAD + MTY-LAS + GDL-SJC

LAXintl wrote:
AM internally announced they will withdraw 3 E170s and 2 B737-700s this winter. This on top of 5 other 737 were returned this summer.(offset by 4 737MAX arrivals)..


Some of those previously returned 5 737-800s are going to Sun Country and were being refitted at RFD.

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by dcajet
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview (In English) with Norwegian Argentina's CEO: on expansion in the region, A321NEO LR long haul flying
Replies: 0
Views: 449

Interview (In English) with Norwegian Argentina's CEO: on expansion in the region, A321NEO LR long haul flying

Interview by Pablo Diaz, one of Argentina's most knowledgeable airline reporters. Mr. Ole Christian Melhus talks about how bookings are coming, how Argentina's current economic turbulence may work in favor of the airline, beginning operations at AEP first but with an eye on EZE soon, and two interes...

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by dcajet
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR Downgrades EZE-BOG just 3x Weekly.
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Re: AR Downgrades EZE-BOG just 3x Weekly.

Sorry for the question, what is AR's current frequency? 5x weekly on the A332? It seemed weird for me too. Flights from Colombia to Argentina are packed to the gills in and out every day with decent yields as non-stop BOG-EZE tickets are expensive. Aso, with LATAM stopping their 5x weekly service A...

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by dcajet
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Argentina took to the skies today
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: Norwegian Argentina took to the skies today

RobK wrote:
https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1402195


I opened both threads; I think actual operations deserve their own thread but if the moderators choose to merge them, it is fine with me.

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by dcajet
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR Downgrades EZE-BOG just 3x Weekly.
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Re: AR Downgrades EZE-BOG just 3x Weekly.

Not suprising due to Argentina's current situation after all. FAKE NEWS.... In fact, not even news at all. This is a planned cut only for the months of October and November, low season in Argentina, and has been on the distribution systems for months now. AR 1360/1 returns to its full schedule with...

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by dcajet
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Argentina took to the skies today
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Norwegian Argentina took to the skies today

Today marked the first day of commercial operations for Norwegian Argentina. Two rotations to COR and one to MDZ were operated, all from Buenos Aires AEP. Here are two videos from the first flight to COR and to MDZ, courtesy of Sir Chandler Blog. COR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-8SHtaKdg8 MDZ h...

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by dcajet
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Norwegian Long Haul flights
Replies: 33
Views: 4675

Re: Future Norwegian Long Haul flights

nascar1 wrote:
Next step for Norwegian should be launch routes from EZE such as BCN or MAD.


It appears they intend to first launch long haul with the A321NEO LR first, around Q4 2019. 787 flying would come after that.

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by dcajet
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian sets date to begin domestic operations in Argentina
Replies: 50
Views: 5345

Re: Norwegian sets date to begin domestic operations in Argentina

If AR had it's act together, there never would have been an opportunity for DY to set up shop. Just think about that. They basically allowed this to happen. Yes there were attempts to modernise. A few new A330s but they cut routes that should have been profitable.... that where picked up by other a...

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by dcajet
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian sets date to begin domestic operations in Argentina
Replies: 50
Views: 5345

Re: Norwegian sets date to begin domestic operations in Argentina

I don't think the emphasis right now is on connecting int'l/domestic/int'l traffic. AR/AU have pretty much got rid of that problem by developing a second domestic hub @ EZE. It seems DN is targeting the domestic traveler and AEP is the preferred airport for that traffic. They considered setting up b...

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by dcajet
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian sets date to begin domestic operations in Argentina
Replies: 50
Views: 5345

Re: Norwegian sets date to begin domestic operations in Argentina

If AR had it's act together, there never would have been an opportunity for DY to set up shop. Just think about that. They basically allowed this to happen. Yes there were attempts to modernise. A few new A330s but they cut routes that should have been profitable.... that where picked up by other a...

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by dcajet
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Norwegian Long Haul flights
Replies: 33
Views: 4675

Re: Future Norwegian Long Haul flights

Intra-Americas routes with A321NEO LR based in Argentina, most likely to Ft Lauderdale, beginning Q4 2019.

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by dcajet
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 A321LR South America
Replies: 25
Views: 4050

Re: B6 A321LR South America

Based on Airbus published range for the A321NEO LR, EZE is within reach of FLL & MIA, and so are COR, ROS, MDZ or SCL. Watch this space with Norwegian Argentina - before they bring 787s to Argentina. https://i.postimg.cc/jSHyMkkd/Airbus.jpg Fascinating! Do you know whether Norwegian is already ...

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by dcajet
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 A321LR South America
Replies: 25
Views: 4050

Re: B6 A321LR South America

Based on Airbus published range for the A321NEO LR, EZE is within reach of FLL & MIA, and so are COR, ROS, MDZ or SCL. Watch this space with Norwegian Argentina - before they bring 787s to Argentina.

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by dcajet
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian sets date to begin domestic operations in Argentina
Replies: 50
Views: 5345

Re: Norwegian sets date to begin domestic operations in Argentina

LV-HQH is already at AEP, waiting for tomorrow's inaugural commercial services within Argentina.

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by dcajet
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV088 EZE-BOG returns to EZE with flaps problem
Replies: 0
Views: 343

AV088 EZE-BOG returns to EZE with flaps problem

AV088 EZE-BOG 787-8 N786AV with 200 paxs on board declared QRF earlier today not being able to retract flaps. A/C flew south to Punta Indio where it jettisoned fuel, landing without incident. Flight delayed 24 hours. Audio of communications between ATC and the plane can be heard on this link: https:...

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by dcajet
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the MD-11CF ever operated as a Combi
Replies: 33
Views: 5081

Re: Was the MD-11CF ever operated as a Combi

A bit off topic, specifically regarding MD11 combi operations. FCO-EZE was the longest non stop MD11 route operated by AZ. Given the MD11 issues with range, it was often the case that @FCO the plane was towed to the runway to save app. 700 kgs of fuel that would be needed on the way south to Argenti...

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by dcajet
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 All Business Seating?
Replies: 18
Views: 4619

Re: A220 All Business Seating?

http://www.flyody.com/
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Somebody already beat you to the idea. I really have no clue where they stand with the project but it all seems a bit nebulous.

http://www.flyody.com/

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by dcajet
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the MD-11CF ever operated as a Combi
Replies: 33
Views: 5081

Re: Was the MD-11CF ever operated as a Combi

So would seem that in Combi layout the last eight rows of seats would be removed. I wonder if KL ever considered the MD-11C? Like it seems to be the case with the MD-11, things left a bit to be desired and I believe AZ was the only airline that actually operated the pax/cargo combi version. I remem...

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by dcajet
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia A332 operating for LEVEL
Replies: 8
Views: 3111

Re: Iberia A332 operating for LEVEL

With the increased flying to EZE (9x w) even if dropping (as they do) LAX for the winter, plus the ex OAK soon to be SFO flights call for 3 frames at all times. No news yet as to where they will be sending the 4th frame. SCL or JFK were being mentioned as candidates. Subbing an IB A332 for LEVEL's ...

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by dcajet
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the MD-11CF ever operated as a Combi
Replies: 33
Views: 5081

Re: Was the MD-11CF ever operated as a Combi

Indeed they were! Used to operate on the MXP-EZE and MXP-GRU too in the early 90s.

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by dcajet
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina
Replies: 10
Views: 1414

Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Domestic flights within Argentina will start in March, according to JetSmart, on three routes from Buenos Aires El Palomar EPA. The airline is working on its Argentinian AOC (CESA in Spanish - Certificado de Operador de Servicios Aereos) in the meantine. The Chilean arm of JetSmart will start flying...

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