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by mercure1
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 12076

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

Why switch in Vienna and incur cost like hotels? I am sure TK can change on the Turkish end be it ADB or GZT.

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by mercure1
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 805
Views: 195900

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Air France considers joining Delta with ownership stake in Alitalia https://www.ttgitalia.com/stories/trasporti/149029_air_france_e_il_vecchio_progetto/ https://www.lastampa.it/2019/01/16/economia/air-france-punta-a-entrare-in-alitalia-allo-studio-unalleanza-con-delta-AgiuLe3o0knoDWaSL3ftTM/premium....

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by mercure1
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan fails IATA safety audit; codesharing suspended
Replies: 3
Views: 2264

Sri Lankan fails IATA safety audit; codesharing suspended

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has not renewed SriLankan Airlines’ registration for 2018-2019 under its Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), prompting several foreign operators to suspend code-sharing with the beleaguered national carrier until it complies with IATA strictures. SriLa...

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by mercure1
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed
Replies: 700
Views: 81618

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

Does anyone have any clarity on what work responsibilities will go where now?
Will sales/marketing be out of Chicago. Who assume engineering/design responsibilities etc.??

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by mercure1
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German airport security staff strike, 1000+ flights cancelled
Replies: 14
Views: 4000

German airport security staff strike, 1000+ flights cancelled

Airport security personnel went on strike for the second time this week, this time affecting airports in Cologne, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart. The strike at Stuttgart airport began at 3:00 a.m. local time on Thursday while the strikes at the Cologne/Bonn and Dusseldorf airports began at midnight. Munic...

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by mercure1
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 321
Views: 51707

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

Not exactly sure what the go forward business case for the airline is for any prospective purchaser.

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by mercure1
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XL Airways to acquire A330NEO, offer premium cabin
Replies: 2
Views: 1701

XL Airways to acquire A330NEO, offer premium cabin

News from owners of XL Airways that they plan to reconfigure existing A330-200/300 fleet with a premium product offering. They also have "ordered" (via leasing company?) a pair of A330-900NEOs for delivery in 2020. With new NEO will be able to offer routes such as Paris-China routes. http:...

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by mercure1
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK starting MEX and CUN
Replies: 48
Views: 7031

Re: TK starting MEX and CUN

And you know that they are doing well on their other flights in Latin America? HAV-CCS is not doing well (that flight has more sinister motives). And Turks have no beaches nearer by than Cancún?? As for Mexico-Middle East / C.I.S. traffic: what is the yield x volume? Havana portion certainly is. It...

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by mercure1
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK starting MEX and CUN
Replies: 48
Views: 7031

Re: TK starting MEX and CUN

Yes this is posted already in the excellent Turkish aviation thread with additional details. So it’s finally gonna happen at last. Due to minimal ties and a plethora of other connecting options, this is unlikely to be a popular or busy route for a long time though, however 3-4 weekly should work. TK...

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by mercure1
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lviv, Ukraine is closed as a THY B-737 skidded off the runway
Replies: 16
Views: 5280

Re: Lviv, Ukraine is closed as a THY B-737 skidded off the runway

All is fine, nothing to see here.
Just one of the hundreds of regular excursions across the industry.
Also no need to turn this into a TK thing.

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by mercure1
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 5863

Re: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston

RAM does sell CMN-Europe from the USA and I know its niche,small, etc but boy do they have West Africa well covered. B6 helps as always but recent occurrences in Morocco unfortunately will not. That map hardly indicative of realistic connections. AT hardly offers much frequency which makes most con...

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by mercure1
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore lessor orders eight ATR-72
Replies: 5
Views: 1273

Re: Singapore lessor orders eight ATR-72

Yes over 1,500 delivered and over 300 backlog on the books

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by mercure1
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore lessor orders eight ATR-72
Replies: 5
Views: 1273

Singapore lessor orders eight ATR-72

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 0s-454756/
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Singapore-based lessor Avation has exercised options for eight ATR 72-600s, scheduled for delivery between 2020 and 2022.

Avation already manages 16 in-service ATRs at seven airlines.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 0s-454756/

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by mercure1
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 12076

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

Why has KLM reduced from 3 to 2 and now 1 daily frequency to IST? They operate the 737, mainly the smallest -700 (some days the -800), while TK, PC and KK together serve 10 flights in total of which 4 wide bodies. I often fly this route with KL and its always packed so I wonder why they reduced to ...

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by mercure1
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 12076

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

Happy 2019 to all.

Looks like this will be a big year for aviation in Turkey. The new Istanbul airport, continued growth at TK and PC, record tourism predicted, the second runway at SAW, etc.

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by mercure1
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 90
Views: 37403

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

Chop chop.

Two of many more to come. Folks at Tarbes will be busy with A380s in coming years.

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by mercure1
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S DHS: Manila airport fails to meet ICAO security requirements
Replies: 20
Views: 5310

Re: U.S DHS: Manila airport fails to meet ICAO security requirements

We cant say this comes as a shock.

Operationally MNL is a mess and when security officials themselves are implicated in things like the well publicized bullet scam you hardly know who you can trust.

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by mercure1
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/AY/BA/IB apply to have EI fully included in Atlantic JBA ATI
Replies: 40
Views: 5650

Re: AA/AY/BA/IB apply to have EI fully included in Atlantic JBA ATI

Yes certainly not a shock. What I dont like about these JVs is that instead of airlines pricing independently creating many potential options for the client, with JV pricing tends to be more similar and inline with each other. The competitive dynamic has changed for the worse in many situations. Let...

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by mercure1
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 144
Views: 19187

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

Slots sales, or what is often referred to as the "gray market" as seen at Heathrow is a rarity. Matter of fact its illegal in most of the world as slots simply do not belong to airlines but belong to agencies that manage them. There is also ample history that slot sales hurt competition by...

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by mercure1
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarom could leave SkyTeam
Replies: 22
Views: 4236

Tarom could leave SkyTeam

Tarom management says they could leave the Skyteam alliance if talks over the carriers membership do not produce positive results. RO claims membership in Skyteam which they joined in 2010, has created disadvantages for the airline including high fees and has not resulted in enough offsetting benefi...

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by mercure1
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA basketball game canceled due to charter pilot not wanting to land in rain
Replies: 44
Views: 7746

Re: NCAA basketball game canceled due to charter pilot not wanting to land in rain

Based on this flight https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N841HK/history/20181207/1930Z/KSFB/KBED the bird was N841HK, a 17yo E145LR that started its life as a Crossair 145. Normal 85% wind airway distance on BED-CLL during DEC is over 1850nm. The normal useful range of a E145LR w/ ~30 pax and normal...

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by mercure1
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Bolsonaro Approved Boeing/Embraer Commercial Aircraft Takeover
Replies: 79
Views: 21026

Re: Unconfirmed: Boeing and Embraer announce merger

http://atwonline.com/manufacturers/embr ... v-approval
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Embraer and Brazil’s government plan to challenge a Brazilian court order that prevents the company and Boeing from finalizing their proposed commercial-aircraft joint venture (JV)

http://atwonline.com/manufacturers/embr ... v-approval

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by mercure1
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Privatair files for insolvency
Replies: 14
Views: 6333

Re: Privatair files for insolvency

LH announced they will utilize one of their own A319s and serve the Pune route via Bau until January 31st.

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by mercure1
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike
Replies: 59
Views: 9384

Re: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike

Its been building up for a long time, so cant say its a shock.
Back in November, they balloted to approve a strike over the Christmas holiday and here we are.

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by mercure1
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Way ZRH-SAN Outside of Edelweiss AIr
Replies: 11
Views: 863

Re: Best Way ZRH-SAN Outside of Edelweiss AIr

First, this trip MUST end at SAN. I've done enough long-distance traveling to/from LAX, and while I might have no problem departing from LAX, at the end of a big international trip, it's much more comforting to see Balboa Park than Century City. The trip AFTER this one (2020) I am hoping to depart ...

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by mercure1
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Bolsonaro Approved Boeing/Embraer Commercial Aircraft Takeover
Replies: 79
Views: 21026

Re: Unconfirmed: Boeing and Embraer announce merger

Odd thing is the incoming government has been supportive of the deal so long as the defense portion of Embraer remains in Brazilian hands.

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by mercure1
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Privatair files for insolvency
Replies: 14
Views: 6333

Re: Rumour: Privatair bankruptcy?

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... insolvency
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Privatair Germany and Switzerland have filed for insolvency

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... insolvency

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by mercure1
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy announces LAX & SFO
Replies: 53
Views: 9423

Re: Air Italy announces LAX & SFO

When are they due to receive 787s?

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by mercure1
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA mulling move to LHR T5
Replies: 81
Views: 13245

Re: AA mulling move to LHR T5

I dont recall the number, but at one of the IAG investor events it was mentioned that the AA JV provided the group several million incremental passengers. I presume much of this is at LHR onto what was historically loss making European services. So it would also certainly benefit BA by getting as co...

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by mercure1
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK - Canada agree on post Brexit Air Service Agreement
Replies: 17
Views: 3760

Re: UK - Canada agree on post Brexit Air Service Agreement

Good. Ignore all the doom and gloom airlines were worried about. It seems pretty clear future UK air service deals will be virtual carbon copies of existing rights.

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by mercure1
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 63710

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

While U.S. equity firm, Indigo has legal residence in Ireland as well.

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by mercure1
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hop! end ATR ops, consider merger with Transavia
Replies: 16
Views: 3478

Hop! end ATR ops, consider merger with Transavia

Its been announced by Hop! Air France boss Alain Malka will remove its 14 ATR-42/72 aircraft by summer 2020. 8 ATR will be removed in 2019, and remainder in 2020. Carrier will instead rely on all jet fleet focused on 50-70-100 seats using its 62 E145, CR7/E170 and CRK/E190 equipment. Also to further...

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by mercure1
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no CPH-JNB?
Replies: 21
Views: 4206

Re: Why no CPH-JNB?

Both SAA and SAS served the route back in the day. SAA dropped CPH in 1998.

Also for reference the biggest market in Scandinavia is not Copenhagem but Stockholm. CPH is largely dependent on transit, while ARN generate more local traffic.

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by mercure1
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK To Hire 1000 Pilots and 1600 Cabin Crew in 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 4234

Re: TK To Hire 1000 Pilots and 1600 Cabin Crew in 2019

Aren't these numbers a bit excessive for adding just 1 77F? https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1409069 :shakehead: Besides that recent 777F order, TK fleet is scheduled to grow by 36 frames in 2019 and 38 in 2020 per their Q3 investor update. The airline is growing so needs mor...

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by mercure1
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways (JP) signs LOI for 15 Superjets
Replies: 32
Views: 6704

Re: Adria Airways (JP) sings LOI for 15 Superjets

Adria is on verge of collapse and had to get EUR €4mil cash injection only last month and is now looking for another €4mil. This is in addition to €10mil committed in the last two years. Its seen its largest loss since 2012 and few weeks ago announced shrinking its route network.

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by mercure1
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XT to end scheduled commercial operations next year
Replies: 4
Views: 1560

Re: XT to end scheduled commercial operations next year

viewtopic.php?t=1407753
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This was posted a few weeks back.
Due continual loss making, fleet being moved to profitable Malaysia and Thai units.

>> viewtopic.php?t=1407753

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by mercure1
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong
Replies: 45
Views: 12062

Re: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong

Walloon region yesterday provided a loan of 4 million euros to the airline. This loan should allow it maintain its operations until "spring". https://www.air-journal.fr/2018-11-24-la-sogepa-valide-un-pret-de-4-millions-deuros-en-faveur-dair-belgium-5207600.html Airline also says it seeks t...

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by mercure1
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is EuroBerlin?
Replies: 5
Views: 1605

Re: What Is EuroBerlin?

Euroberlin was a joint airline between Air France and Lufthansa which serviced West Berlin prior to Germany's reunification in the 1980s using 737-300s making use of the Air France traffic rights to the divided city. It was shut down in 1994 after LH was able to serve Berlin itself.

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by mercure1
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46739

Re: Air France to halve its A380 fleet

For those wondering which tails are subject to return.

F-HPJB / D / E / G / J

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by mercure1
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF San Francisco Operations
Replies: 31
Views: 7287

Re: QF San Francisco Operations

For those that mention Haneda, I believe the A380 is not authorized at the airport. That was mentioned by ANA as the reason they needed to base their future 3 A380s at NRT as result.

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by mercure1
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46739

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

The translation of https://www.lesechos.fr/industrie-services/tourisme-transport/0600198467381-air-france-va-reduire-sa-flotte-dairbus-a380-2224287.php states that it is EUR 45M per frame. I believe the difference is entirely around cabin refit vs. also the heavy maintenance overhaul cost. In staff...

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by mercure1
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46739

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

Good riddance. Its been well know AF has always had difficulty making these craft fit within its network. Filing aircraft was not the issue, but AF with its expanding CDG hub waves has increasingly desired to add frequency, not gauge. The A380 arrived at AF after the world had changed. The order was...

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by mercure1
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish order additional 777 Freighters
Replies: 25
Views: 4715

Re: Turkish order additional 777 Freighters

flyingclrs727 wrote:
Would TK have the GE90 engines rated at 115 K Lbs to enable a common set of spares between their 77W and 77F fleets?


TK freighters have the GE90-110B1L. Its the same engine virtually entirely, just a rating/software difference to -115.

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by mercure1
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish order additional 777 Freighters
Replies: 25
Views: 4715

Re: Turkish order additional 777 Freighters

Its either error and flights are really operated by A330F, or its subleased capacity if indeed A310. As fleet list shows the former TK A310F have either been scrapped or stored for several years https://www.planespotters.net/production-list/search?fleet=Turkish-Airlines&manufacturer=Airbus&s...

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by mercure1
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 805
Views: 195900

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Bravo. An Italian solution as the government had stated was the desired outcome.

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by mercure1
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon take over 4 Air France Europe destinations S19
Replies: 40
Views: 9712

Re: Joon take over 4 Air France Europe destinations S19

So far - F-GUGR.

Not sure what the plan is because of Joon president previously said they actually sought to secure more larger frames - A321 to support A320s,

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