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by mercure1
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 11221

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

It seems to me this American pastor was either an unwitting dupe or in worst case a real CIA agent even. The fact that he had communications with coup plotters including wishing them better luck next time in addition to his frequent self-admitted trips to areas near Syrian border and contact with kn...

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by mercure1
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alitalia unfair competition?
Replies: 19
Views: 2939

Re: Is Alitalia unfair competition?

Per ICAO nearly 60 percent of global airlines have state participation. I see no required mandate for profit, and airlines serve as a variety of national roles from being a form of infrastructure, means to help develop nations, foster tourism and commerce, providing employment and know how to being ...

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by mercure1
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 12 hour connection in EZE
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: 12 hour connection in EZE

Indeed leave the airport and go visit the city. Or at very least go rest at a hotel nearby.

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by mercure1
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lira collapses as Erdogan tells Turks: They have 'their dollars,' we have 'our god'
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: Lira collapses as Erdogan tells Turks: They have 'their dollars,' we have 'our god'

Honestly any stand off will likely raise Erdogans support. The West wants puppet regimes to push around and Erdogan (and hopefully Turkish people) will no longer play the part. Turks are very nationalistic and if the ill advised coup is any indication people will pour to the streets to support their...

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by mercure1
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 11221

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

I believe European holiday traffic is back to previously high levels. Turkey is a cheap and friendly holiday destination. A weak Lira will make it even more attractive. :checkmark: Yes tourism in 2018 seems to be headed for a record high. Foreign arrivals up 28.5% versus 2017, and well on way to be...

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by mercure1
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 11221

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

I am not so sure that a weak Lira helps TK. It is true that the foreign currency they earn will be worth more in Lira. However, their non-Lira expenses (landing fees in other nations, leases and fuel) will go up considerably. Also Turkish originating traffic will decline and it is unclear that ther...

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by mercure1
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 11221

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

TK and Turkey will be fine.

They have long history of external or internal shocks and are probably one of the most resilient nations I have ever witnessed. Meanwhile, TK has been very smartly led and profitable several decades now having built a strong balance sheet and global airline brand.

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by mercure1
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?
Replies: 14
Views: 2102

Re: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?

KLM was a significantly smaller airline. Also KL at the time was in many ways struggling after posting ongoing losses and likely too small to survive against other big carriers and rapid growth of LCCs in Europe. AF offered KL sharehoders €784 million for the company and formed a group holding with ...

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by mercure1
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST
Replies: 25
Views: 7141

RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST

https://youtu.be/pBG62FkKHYk

Photos
http://www.airporthaber.com/havacilik-h ... arpti.html
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Another ground accident.

Taxiing RAM 787 struck the APU section of parked TK 777 at IST.

Below video and photos.

Video
https://youtu.be/pBG62FkKHYk

Photos
http://www.airporthaber.com/havacilik-h ... arpti.html

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by mercure1
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 4750

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

Near term?

I seriously doubt it with the current makeup of the Lebanese government and potential security ramifications.

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by mercure1
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC COO potential new AF-KLM boss
Replies: 28
Views: 4260

Re: AC COO potential new AF-KLM boss

Really? Every big company in France is state controlled? France society has a very ingrained pedigree system for development of leadership both in private and public sector. In general, a small pool of graduates from a couple of schools lead industry and government. In additional the fact that Fren...

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by mercure1
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC COO potential new AF-KLM boss
Replies: 28
Views: 4260

Re: AC COO potential new AF-KLM boss

French state has absolutely a big part in the selection of new CEO for AFKL. One does not become the head of major company in France without the nod of Elysee Palace.

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by mercure1
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taiwan - plans to hit back against the PRC
Replies: 19
Views: 3965

Re: Taiwan - plans to hit back against the PRC

If Taiwan is stupid enough to make airlines chose between them and PRC, they will soon end up with reduced air service much akin the token of largely irrelevant nations that recognize Taiwan versus PRC.

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by mercure1
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 107
Views: 8883

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

TK management on several occasions have said a weak TL helps the airline as it has larger foreign currency revenue base, while larger TL cost base. Also as posted in investor updates, TK has long also had currency hedge that runs for 2-3 years so it can help maintain more stable exchange rate regard...

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by mercure1
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane Crash Near SNA
Replies: 26
Views: 4046

Re: Small Plane Crash Near SNA

C414 has 2hr range with full load and IFR reserves. But that assumes good fuel management.
Looks like flight flew at 11k, why so low.
My guess is fuel starvation 5 miles short, then loss of control trying to stretch glide it home.
RIP

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by mercure1
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline recommendation from SAT to NRT
Replies: 31
Views: 750

Re: Airline recommendation from SAT to NRT

If Tokyo was my destination, I would also opt for HND. From NRT basically what you have is a 1-hour Narita Express train to central Tokyo (Tokyo station) and then a bus/taxi from there to your hotel. Train also runs only every 30minutes so you might have to wait. Otherwise, there are buses to variou...

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by mercure1
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 164
Views: 49405

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Until Metro to the new airport is finished people actually going to Istanbul are screwed. Considering a very tiny number of people use the metro today to IST (the numbers which were recently posted in Turkish Aviation thread), I don't see the difference really. Bulk of customers chose to arrive in ...

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by mercure1
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK planning to fly to EWR and CUN
Replies: 23
Views: 4290

Re: TK planning to fly to EWR and CUN

I imagine just like other vacation markets (Seychelles, Maldives, Cuba, Phuket, Bali, etc) serviced by TK, they will carry a contingent of Turks and passengers connecting from across the network via IST. On EWR, its probably a good option to capture traffic from broader NJ and into PA for example. T...

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by mercure1
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 164
Views: 49405

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

It will be quite a sight to see as thousands of pieces of equipment are relocated between airports. I well remember news video of HKG airport move.

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by mercure1
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet
Replies: 36
Views: 4656

Re: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet

Smart and different. Tie in with lego certainly something unique.

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by mercure1
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 107
Views: 8883

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

LAXintl wrote:
o Transition to new airport will be "historic milestone". Will give TK an "utterly new dimension"


Thank you for the summary.

I agree the new airport will indeed be a historic milestone for the airlines development and provide an immense springboard for years to come.

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by mercure1
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330 regional in the US
Replies: 103
Views: 13030

Re: Airbus a330 regional in the US

Some of you should read the 1980s book by well respected then SAS CEO Jan Carlzon where he made the very good case of how flying smaller planes with higher frequency in then the relatively new era of hubs and spokes was far more profitable path to pursue. In addition, there have been many other stud...

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by mercure1
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 169666

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

In testimony to Senate Minister of Infrastructure, Danilo Toninelli stated government has received interest from 3 parties for sale of AZ. 1. LH Group 2. Easyjet, Air France and eCerberus jointly 3. Wizz Air https://it.reuters.com/article/topNews/idITKBN1KL2EM-OITTP Minister confirms airline will re...

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by mercure1
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways (TG) confirms intent to return to the US
Replies: 179
Views: 20718

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

They must want to reverse their restructuring plans and see how fast they can burn Baht. This sounds very much like a prestige ego trip. As we know filing a plane to Thailand is not an issue, its going to be earning enough money doing it from largely leisure and ethnic traffic. Economics of US-Thail...

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by mercure1
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 17834

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2017

https://www.dailysabah.com/business/201 ... o-catering
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English story regarding TK-SATS catering.

If an agreement is finalized, SATS say it expects to invest USD$120 million in the new airport facility.

https://www.dailysabah.com/business/201 ... o-catering

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by mercure1
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers vs The World
Replies: 36
Views: 2816

Re: US Carriers vs The World

I have long wondered about this. I don't know, maybe its a cultural issue? But agree, viewing and having experienced US crews they just seem sloppy. From poor uniform standards to seeming uninterested service ethos. They just don't seem to have that discipline or snappiness of being sharp and willin...

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by mercure1
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 176
Views: 30079

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

Will this saga never end?
SAA will always have some sort of loan or debt to pay off, which seemingly the government must now cover.

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by mercure1
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embattled SAA dumping more routes.....
Replies: 20
Views: 9077

Re: Embattled SAA dumping more routes.....

Media says Libreville, Cotonou and Douala service end in January 2018.

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by mercure1
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 63
Views: 13605

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

IB have now opened a series of new long-haul flights to LAX and SFO in one direction, and NRT and PVG in the other, somewhat inconsistent with this. LAX is not new. They returned to LAX a route IB historically serviced in 1980/1990s in 2011, way before EI was in the IAG picture. Also remember North...

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by mercure1
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 90246

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

Then OEM that can meet the delivery time frame DL wants at the best price will win. Would be silly for DL to somehow penalize Boeing.

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by mercure1
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO Peter Bellew leaves MAS, to re-join FR
Replies: 23
Views: 7341

Re: CEO Peter Bellew leaves MAS, to re-join FR

They need to find a competent Malay. Outsiders will always be handicapped in dealing with and understanding government and social issues.

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by mercure1
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 169666

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

http://www.air-journal.fr/2017-10-17-al ... 89068.html
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French media says Norwegian and a Chinese enterprise (HNA?) were bidders also

http://www.air-journal.fr/2017-10-17-al ... 89068.html

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by mercure1
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE CEO arrested on misappropriation of company funds.
Replies: 17
Views: 4880

Re: KE CEO arrested on misappropriation of company funds.

Korean law enforcement seems to be quite busy these days rooting out corruption in the nations chaebols.

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by mercure1
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 169666

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

At some point European competition authorities need to look at LH and its market influence. Having ownership of so many airlines in Europe could be problematic and anti-consumer one day.

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by mercure1
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 12054

Re: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019

NZ321 wrote:
What about CA? So we can expect the existing facility to continue or does everything shift over? Or do we get a split with Skyteam at one airport and other airlines continuing at Beijing Capital?


PEK continues operation.

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by mercure1
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21259

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

Bizjet division might have some value to someone.
I think the legacy commercial business is largely on life support with a trickle of orders, while C-series surely is bleeding cash heavily for the company.

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by mercure1
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 169666

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Paying even EUR €1bil annually to keep AZ alive is a small price to pay for Italian state. In comparison this year Italian taxpayers paid €17 bil to restructure two failing banks. Frankly, they should just renationalize AZ similar to the many other state enterprises in Italy and be done with it. No ...

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by mercure1
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 17834

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2017

Majority of A330-300s are not equipped with fuel jettison capability. Equipping planes with fuel jettison capability adds both cost and weight. The weight of the added plumbing and pumps can instead be used for things like payload, or simply reduced fuel burn.

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by mercure1
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 169666

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Alitalia will never die... Would be governmental suicide in Italy.

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by mercure1
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?
Replies: 110
Views: 19504

Re: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?

Why did JetBlue even end up on Long Beach to start with?

Certainly back in 2001 it could have commenced service at LAX as its Los Angeles home, and over time expanded this presence.

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by mercure1
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 58403

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Like I said before, this will likely take down many people and some will could even end up in jail.

Should be fun to watch the dominos fall.

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by mercure1
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines mulls sale to another airline
Replies: 25
Views: 5021

Re: Malaysia Airlines mulls sale to another airline

Delta in US certainly seems active in buying into airlines. Maybe a combined deal with AFKL for a share of MH?

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by mercure1
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: AZAL to order 4 additional 787s
Replies: 3
Views: 1286

Re: Report: AZAL to order 4 additional 787s

Sounds like Boeing 787 sales team working earning a nice annual bonus.

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by mercure1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways confirms 737MAX-10 order
Replies: 7
Views: 2618

Jet Airways confirms 737MAX-10 order

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-jet- ... SKBN1CG1VO


9W becomes second Indian Airline to select MAX-10 following SpiceJet order at Paris Air Show of 40 frames.
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75 firm plus 75 options

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-jet- ... SKBN1CG1VO


9W becomes second Indian Airline to select MAX-10 following SpiceJet order at Paris Air Show of 40 frames.

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by mercure1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35126

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

If anything, I think all Bastian is doing is signaling Delta will not cover the cost of any tariff, not that there will not be any tariffs. It rather delay planes than incur added expenses itself.

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by mercure1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirCalin orders A330NEO + A320NEO
Replies: 36
Views: 6491

Re: AirCalin orders A330NEO + A320NEO

http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-re ... 0neos.html

They opted for PW GTF part of order.
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Order finally firmed up.

http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-re ... 0neos.html

They opted for PW GTF part of order.

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by mercure1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout
Replies: 66
Views: 11580

Re: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout

First this was hardly secret - it well was known and publicized at the time. Here are some stories from 2016 making clear Boeing was a participant in Monarch recapitalization. http://news.sky.com/story/boeing-flies-to-monarchs-rescue-with-restructured-fleet-deal-10609656 http://www.cityam.com/251023...

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by mercure1
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 17834

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2017

TK has both the A321NEO and 737MAX on order.

First of 92 A321NEO will arrive in 2018.

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