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by mercure1
Sun May 26, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 122
Views: 24491

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

Pretty embarrassing loss for Rolls Royce.

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by mercure1
Fri May 24, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways CEO resigns
Replies: 10
Views: 2630

Re: Kenya Airways CEO resigns

I guess he will take his Polish team with him. Unions should be pleased.

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by mercure1
Thu May 23, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 25
Views: 5133

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

Seems Garuda does not know if they are coming or going with such frequent changes.

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by mercure1
Wed May 22, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 221
Views: 20205

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Yes it was such a success that as a reporter asked the CEO, Airbus is unable to pay back €600mil in German loans for the program.

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by mercure1
Tue May 21, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV
Replies: 53
Views: 6665

Re: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV

So what happens with remainder of the JV if Chile rejects the venture entirely or atleast enforces strict remedies?

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by mercure1
Mon May 20, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 15456

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

Airbus NEO production is continuing to run late. Only two weeks ago LH said they would be receiving some 2019 frames in 2020. Same happening at many airlines.

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by mercure1
Mon May 20, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China - EU agree on new aviation agreement
Replies: 6
Views: 1577

Re: China - EU agree on new aviation agreement

European Commission has been pushing hard on these horizontal agreements acting on a mandate from member states with the desire of amending all existing bilateral ASAs in the context of a single EU one with third countries instead. Good to see China now included in such broader agreement supplanting...

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by mercure1
Sun May 19, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of medivac certification onboard TN 789’s
Replies: 40
Views: 5950

Re: TN issues with the 789..

But French Polynesia's population is 300,000, comparable to Iceland. And not all of Iceland live in Reykjavík either. You miss the point. Services in PPT are largely geared for its own population size (134,000) not to support entire FP (~280,000). There are local facilities in the various archipela...

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by mercure1
Sun May 19, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of medivac certification onboard TN 789’s
Replies: 40
Views: 5950

Re: TN issues with the 789..

Maybe people do not realize, but the comparison to Iceland is a poor one as Iceland is a single island. French Polynesia is made up of about 60 populated islands spread out over large distances. Papeete population is merely 135,000 versus 340,000 in Iceland, to service are sized accordingly and more...

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by mercure1
Sat May 18, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La compagnie a321 start date
Replies: 19
Views: 5961

Re: La compagnie a321 start date

Aircraft will be flying around France over next week on crew training and certification.

Here is itinerary:

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by mercure1
Thu May 16, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 7271

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

Very nice. Thank you

Will review and maybe revert with questions.

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by mercure1
Tue May 14, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 100
Views: 19550

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

Analyst at Malaysia's largest bank Maybank calls for MAS and SIA to merge https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2019/05/10/mas-and-sia-should-merge-says-analyst/ https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/malaysia-airlines-and-singapore-airlines-should-merge-says-maybank-aviation-analyst For...

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by mercure1
Tue May 14, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda forced to reduce domestic ticket prices 20% per Gov't
Replies: 39
Views: 5980

Re: Garuda forced to reduce domestic ticket prices 20% per Gov't

https://jakartaglobe.id/context/govt-to ... 16-percent
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Government lowering airfare cap on by 16 percent as airlines have not budged on lowering prices themselves which has harmed consumers and hospitality sector.

https://jakartaglobe.id/context/govt-to ... 16-percent

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by mercure1
Tue May 14, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR
Replies: 117
Views: 16881

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

https://mainichi.jp/articles/20190514/k ... 20/051000c
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First routes:

Narita to Bangkok and Seoul with target launch March 2020.

Both markets selected due high demand and low pricing which pushed mainline operations into red in the market.

First longhaul market planned in 2021 to North America.

https://mainichi.jp/articles/20190514/k ... 20/051000c

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by mercure1
Mon May 13, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US carrier flights to IST
Replies: 20
Views: 3415

Re: US carrier flights to IST

Atlwarrior wrote:
I often wonder will any of the big 3, one day do a codeshare with Turkish Air.


United already does. TK is part of Star.

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by mercure1
Mon May 13, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings
Replies: 37
Views: 6833

Re: Brussels Airlines narrowbody fleet to be rebranded as Eurowings

Then they should paint every Lufthansa's short haul fleet to the Eurowings livery, and Swiss, Austrian, etc... Why only SN ? Maybe you missed it, but SN is part of Eurowings already. They were integrated in 2018 following LH Group decision to fully acquire SN in 2016. LX, OS are separate airlines, ...

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by mercure1
Mon May 13, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings
Replies: 37
Views: 6833

Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings

LH Group will rebrand narrowbody aircraft from Brussels Airlines in the Eurowings livery as a result of the integration of the Belgian Lufthansa subsidiary into the Eurowings Group progresses. According to the spokeswoman, the reason for the unification is to develop Eurowings into a "leading p...

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by mercure1
Mon May 13, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US carrier flights to IST
Replies: 20
Views: 3415

Re: US carrier flights to IST

Turkish carriers tend to run circles around their competitors. European carriers similarly have trimmed or entirely pulled out of Istanbul market themselves. And I would say things like security, or economy are largely not the issue as foreign arrivals into Turkey continue to set annual records. As ...

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by mercure1
Sun May 12, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35
Replies: 51
Views: 4331

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

Its not a matter of Turkey playing both sides. Fact is Turkey whether anyone likes it or not has troubled neighbors, yet needs to find a way to get along with them. As a former Turkish foreign minister said few years back explained, Turkey tries to follow a "Policy of Zero Problems with our Nei...

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by mercure1
Sun May 12, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thailand seeks new ICAO safety audit, hope to regain U.S Cat-1 safety rating
Replies: 25
Views: 2848

Thailand seeks new ICAO safety audit, hope to regain U.S Cat-1 safety rating

ICAO plans a follow up audit of Thailand on a number of previously identified safety concerns. The latest audit comes as Thailand seeks to accelerate efforts to address a variety of oversight and other shortcomings in a bid to restore its Category 1 safety rating with the U.S. Federal Aviation Admi...

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by mercure1
Sat May 11, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does KE/DL not have a 7-9am ICN-SIN flight!?
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

Re: Why does KE/DL not have a 7-9am ICN-SIN flight!?

Seems OPer is wrong. As posted by others KE does not offer early morning services to several other large SE Asian capitals, not just SIN. Must not work with the KE hub bank waves, or simply lack the demand to warrant such service. And yes, what terrible timings on that DL flight arriving into ICN at...

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by mercure1
Sat May 11, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site not secure
Replies: 45
Views: 2609

Re: Site not secure

Not sure why its so hard to properly lock down a website to ensure the safety of participants.

:scratchchin:

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by mercure1
Mon May 06, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order
Replies: 42
Views: 7146

Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order

Russian regional carrier Yamal Airlines said on Monday it was cancelling its planned purchase of 10 Sukhoi Superjet 100s. Yamal announced its decision hours after Russia's transport minister said there was no reason to ground the domestically produced aircraft despite the incident on Sunday which k...

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by mercure1
Mon May 06, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 100
Views: 19550

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

Cant complain that the PM is not brutally honest

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by mercure1
Mon May 06, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet drops 8 routes, focus more on South America
Replies: 11
Views: 2948

Re: Interjet drops 8 routes, focus more on South America

Interjet needs to focus on becoming a proper LCC and hopefully the new CEO and make the transition. Running A320 with mere 150 seats is not a recipe to make money on peanut fares. Look at how JetBlue learned it needed to densify its A320 over the years.

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by mercure1
Sun May 05, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 799
Views: 130700

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Looks like they might have turned it into the wind to have the flames blow backwards and it looks like engine #2 is still putting out thrust based on the flame patterns?
yikes

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by mercure1
Sun May 05, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La compagnie a321 start date
Replies: 19
Views: 5961

Re: La compagnie a321 start date

I've seen a lot of really low fares on EWR-NCE been advertised. I really hope they can keep this going past this season. NYC could use more airlines like this. I'd take J on La Compagnie over Y or W on legacies any day of the week. Route is seasonal ending in Oct. There has historically been strong...

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by mercure1
Thu May 02, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS-JAL seek to establish JV
Replies: 5
Views: 2186

Re: MAS-JAL seek to establish JV

Wonder if JAL would be interested in investing in MAS should government indeed divest.

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by mercure1
Thu May 02, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to start JFK from Oct 31
Replies: 51
Views: 8801

Re: Kenya Airways to start JFK from Oct 31

A total prestige route.

Hopefully when things get so costly they will have the will to end the adventure.

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by mercure1
Wed May 01, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air drops first-class on 27 routes
Replies: 21
Views: 5774

Re: Korean Air drops first-class on 27 routes

In many ways Asia was the last large vestige where F class was common, but increasingly its being removed as well. From SQ A350ULRs with no F class, MH rebranding its A350 F as a business, CX with non F class 77Ws on longhaul, etc. It seems with business class being so good, the need or business jus...

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by mercure1
Wed May 01, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11607

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

It's only a single skirmish in a long battle.

The 3rd runway is an incredibly destructive project and will surely lose support as time goes on making it politically, economically and environmentally unviable.

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by mercure1
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 321neo routes
Replies: 53
Views: 9677

Re: Delta 321neo routes

321neo would be good at any airport with dept runway performance challenges. The 737-900ER is not a good rwy performance aircraft.

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by mercure1
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site not secure
Replies: 45
Views: 2609

Re: Site not secure

Entirely Not-Secure connection continues while using both Chrome and Safari.

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by mercure1
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 18489

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

I am surprised that nobody mentioned this yet but according to sources, Sun Express has leased a B747 Jumbo!!! The first 747 for commercial ops in Turkish history? They are to start operations next week, between Antalya and German destinations. Such short term ACMI leases have occured over the year...

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by mercure1
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 18489

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

Omani LCC SalamAir launching service to Istanbul and Trabzon. SAW begins July 3rd and seasonal TZX begins July 1st. Looks like it will be another busy year for Arabs visiting Turkey. On another site saw that Jazeera Airways launching SAW on June 15th. They will also be serving Bodrum seasonally thi...

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by mercure1
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Finnair Got It Wrong in China
Replies: 13
Views: 5759

How Finnair Got It Wrong in China

After announcing the company slipped into a loss in Q1 (€48.5 million), interesting insight in how Finnair miscalculated in China a key market for the carrier by targeting individual travelers instead of the historic travel agent and group travel. Finnair’s plans to take a greater slice out of the g...

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by mercure1
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble
Replies: 127
Views: 38095

Re: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble

Also, wondering if their SFO crash plays into their financial woes? I still can’t get over the fact they crashed a perfectly good working airplane in broad daylight in excellent weather. And then seemed to blame Boeing rather than use it as an opportunity to correct glaring training issues. I would...

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by mercure1
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 660
Views: 163036

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Many airports are not level.
For instance at Madrid where I am doing a project, the field elevation varies by 120 feet from runway to runway, with some having a significant slope.
Also since ground was leveled at IST, over the years the land will surely settle more over time.

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by mercure1
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 18489

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

TK access to Xiamen and Xian would be interesting and give them a unique market advantage for connections. Xian (home to the Terracotta Army) is only serviced by Finnair seasonally, while Xiamen only has KLM as European carrier. I wonder if TK will also gain additional frequencies to PVG and PEK also?

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by mercure1
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK's MEX flight question
Replies: 7
Views: 2741

Re: TK's MEX flight question

TK advertises Cancun in France, similar it does to other beach markets like Havana, Male, Seychelles, Phuket etc.

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by mercure1
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda forced to reduce domestic ticket prices 20% per Gov't
Replies: 39
Views: 5980

Re: Garuda forced to reduce domestic ticket prices 20% per Gov't

http://www.ttgasia.com/2019/04/02/indon ... -airfares/
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Indonesia travel agent association complains airfares remain too high and consumer need lower prices

http://www.ttgasia.com/2019/04/02/indon ... -airfares/

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by mercure1
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site not secure
Replies: 45
Views: 2609

Re: Site not secure

www.airliners.net entered and navigate around.
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Any update on this?

Certainly cant be too hard to secure a website in 2019?

Site continues to default to non secure when www.airliners.net entered and navigate around.

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by mercure1
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does WN actually care about the 797?
Replies: 36
Views: 5058

Re: Does WN actually care about the 797?

with the natural progression growth of SWA and rising cost structure, it would not be beyond some wild dream to suspect they would order a new/more efficient jet in the next 5-15yrs that can carry 199 pax and operate from main focus cities (MDW, DAL, HOU) with a true range of 2500-3000nm.

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 18540

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2019

According to anna.aero, TK is now Europes largest flag carrier Turkish Airlines is set to grow its seat capacity by 1.6% in Q2 2019, with this growth pushing it ever so slightly ahead of fellow Star Alliance member Lufthansa to become Europe’s leading flag carrier. The news comes as the airline prep...

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Chairman Ousted
Replies: 20
Views: 4576

Korean Air Chairman Ousted

More drama in Korea. Not only did Asiana lose its CEO this week, but Korean Air Chairman Cho Yang-ho was ousted from the boardroom of the country's largest airline on Wednesday and forced to resign as its chief executive as more than a third of shareholders opposed his re-election due to pending cha...

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian faces anti-corruption review over irregular financial issues; CEO to be terminated
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Royal Jordanian faces anti-corruption review over irregular financial issues; CEO to be terminated

Royal Jordanian to be investigated by anti-corruption regulators over the national carrier’s financial dealings. Specifically, the airline’s aircraft purchase, sale and operating lease agreements in addition to a number of irregular financial and administrative issues are under review along with att...

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Macau government seeks competition, lifts Air Macau's 25-year exclusivity
Replies: 22
Views: 5437

Re: Macau government seeks competition, lifts Air Macau's 25-year exclusivity

https://www.scmp.com/business/companies ... rier-throw
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AirAsia confirms interesting in acquiring rights to setup business in Macau.

https://www.scmp.com/business/companies ... rier-throw

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