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by Motorhussy
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 112
Views: 9200

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

Kia ora, has CX started flying the A359 into AKL yet? I’m on a CDG flight with them via HKG next Saturday and am hoping it’ll be the new plane and the new Y+ Only over a year ago, they they are back to 2 daily from today for the summer peak with a 77W on the afternoon flight. CHC seasonal starts to...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 112
Views: 9200

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

Kia ora, has CX started flying the A359 into AKL yet? I’m on a CDG flight with them via HKG next Saturday and am hoping it’ll be the new plane and the new Y+

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by Motorhussy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 82831

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

I know one person who has flown on an A380. I know a handful of people who have flown on a 777 including myself. I know a TON of people who have flown on a 747. This is the USA I live in. Besides the countries that are overpopulated and filled with 90+ percent of its population in poverty(China, In...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed
Replies: 101
Views: 24930

Re: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed

Given their competition, it seems unreasonable to expect J-class passengers to choose them if they’re flying a triple-7.

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by Motorhussy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 369
Views: 23128

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

Very sorry to read of sunrisevalley’s death, a valuable and enjoyable contributor to this forum. Vale.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 28017

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Gasman wrote:
When we say "premium config" 789s, we're just talking more Y+/J seats right? There is nothing more "premium" about the product itself?


Yes that's correct, a more premium heavy configuration.

The new NZ J-class configuration and time-frame has not been confirmed TTBOMK.

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by Motorhussy
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 24300

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

If SQ go direct, WLG will likely loose the CBR run altogether. I hope this doesn't happen.

I also don't want to pay to have the runway extended beyond current safety requirements.

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by Motorhussy
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 151
Views: 20761

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

According to the article below, TK is also looking for up to 40 A359. http://www.boursorama.com/actualites/turkish-airlines-negocie-l-achat-de-40-airbus-a350-900-357e35b0c20ff492766435300975ebde That is very interesting. Does not specify exactly which 787 or A350 models will be selected in the fina...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 24300

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

@DobboDobbo

I think it signifies a continuation of the long-haul non-stop policy (except for LHR) previously articulated as Pacific rim. The difference is that aircraft performance has extended the non-stop commercial reality beyond this.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways mulls widebody fleet renewal options
Replies: 44
Views: 11857

Re: Fiji Airways mulls widebody fleet renewal options

Why would they go second-hand A330's (as others have suggested) when the wide-body market is so slow ATM and manufacturers are very flexible when it comes to cutting deals.

Anyhow, this is future-casting by the airline at best. Their current A330 fleet will be with them for sometime to come.

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by Motorhussy
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to refurbish cabins of 14 A380s
Replies: 33
Views: 12198

Re: SQ to refurbish cabins of 14 A380s

ManchesterMAN wrote:
It is my understanding that it will be a single aisle configuration upstairs with 1-1 seating like EY.


Wow that gives them a lot of real estate to work with. This should be impressive.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to refurbish cabins of 14 A380s
Replies: 33
Views: 12198

Re: SQ to refurbish cabins of 14 A380s

With the suites in First going from 12 to six, and probably moving upstairs, it'll be in interesting to see if they go two rows of 1-1-1.

Great news that SQ are endorsing the A380, passengers' favourite long-hauler, and refreshing it with new cabins.

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by Motorhussy
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 17112

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

PA515 wrote:
Air Tahiti is operating a Bora Bora - Aitutaki on 27 Jul 2017 (today) and an Aitutaki - Bora Bora on 07 Aug 2017.
Expect it will be an ATR72-600 with ADS-B.
PA515


Surely this is a charter or somesuch?

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by Motorhussy
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)
Replies: 176
Views: 26245

Re: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)

Sounds to me like AA is looking at fleet consolidation. The A359 would be great for TPAC routes from all over the USA and from California to the South Pacific but they already have the less capable but comparable 789 in the fleet with more on order. So rather than take a new aircraft that doesn't of...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus beefs up A350-1000, A350-900
Replies: 108
Views: 23899

Re: Airbus beefs up A350-1000, A350-900

...providing a real alternative to B777-9. It will be interesting see how orders go in the next few years. Yes, I think it'll be interesting to see how many airlines find the 779, and 778 for that matter, just too much aeroplane for the services they need them for. The performance and lighter weigh...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus beefs up A350-1000, A350-900
Replies: 108
Views: 23899

Re: Airbus beefs up A350-1000, A350-900

Really hope Airbus can make the right offer - delivery time, finance, maintenance, training etc - to Air New Zealand when it comes to the RFP for replacing the 77E and 77W fleet. The performance of the the A359 would make AKL-NYC a no-brainer, and would make AKL-GRU possible too.

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by Motorhussy
Thu May 25, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad celebrates delivery of its 10th Airbus A380
Replies: 7
Views: 2107

Re: Etihad celebrates delivery of its 10th Airbus A380 - All new products

So yes, the same hard product as the first nine A380's.

Does EY not have sufficient US rights to fly the behemoth to any points there?

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by Motorhussy
Tue May 16, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B787-10 Routes
Replies: 31
Views: 9921

Re: British Airways B787-10 Routes

Arion640 wrote:
If the 77E can do it then the 7810 should be able too as well.


The 787-10's range is a couple of hundred kilometres less than that of the 777-200ER.

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by Motorhussy
Sun May 07, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA
Replies: 88
Views: 12423

Re: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA

I've been on an NZ flight seated next to a man who took up some of the space I'd paid for. I stood for a moment before sitting down to catch the eye of a crew member. The fantastic - as usual - Air NZ staff member understood the look in my eye and soon came over to say 'If you'd prefer sir, there's ...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kingfisher Vijay Mallya arrested in London
Replies: 27
Views: 6583

Re: Kingfisher Vijay Mallya arrested in London

The seemingly high-profile and glamorous airline industry was his undoing. He did alright with booze and sport.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4304
Views: 1429636

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

The issues that CX is having with the J-class cabin seats, is this affecting the ongoing new production run?

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by Motorhussy
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 225
Views: 20249

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017

There are 4 main paying types in shorthaul business: 1) Actual businessmen who need space to do some work. 2) Wealthy who don't care about spending an extra $700 or so. 3) Large/tall pax who for comfort reasons need the extra space. 4) Businessmen who have it in their contract/work policy to travel...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 120957

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

So this doctor had to be in hospital the next day, which is why he refused to leave the flight. He was within his legal rights to refuse as he was already aboard the flight he'd paid for. He should have been the last on the list to have been removed due to being a medical professional, along with mi...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 169321

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

As others have said, if QF are looking beyond SYD-LHR & SYD-JFK and include other Australian cities in the mix, then BNE/MEL-LHR should also be considered, plus the (to be) existing PER-LHR - then surely the A350 would have the advantage. The extra capacity of the 778 may not be needed and might...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brazil receives first A330, to launch MIA
Replies: 22
Views: 3195

Re: Avianca Brazil receives first A330, to launch MIA

That's a good looking premium class. I hope they manage to get a good share of the business market.

Is it a new build?

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by Motorhussy
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 19506

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017

PA515 wrote:
KE used to scare me.


Yes it was not that long ago when both Korean and China Airlines were both quite different airlines with significantly different safety records than today.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop
Replies: 54
Views: 10009

Re: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop

the article doesn't say, but did the test flight LCY-JFK carry any kind of meaningful load? The (obvious) thought here is that if the C-Series can hop the pond with a business class only configuration, then this seems to be a major win over the current 1-stop A318 ops at BA. Sandyb123 Part of the m...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 45
Views: 11309

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
DTW-Asia, LAX-Asia/Oceania, SEA-Asia (although the A339 has a potential role there) and ATL-Asia.


I remember when they were ordered with Airbus and a senior DL Planning manager said exactly the above, with the A339 said to be serving Europe and further South America, and North Asia from SeaTac.

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by Motorhussy
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines and Turboprops
Replies: 85
Views: 11632

Re: Hawaiian Airlines and Turboprops

lightsaber wrote:
Perfectly suited? Lightsaber


It's difficult to get across a-tongue-in-a-cheek sometimes but I'd hoped my "Surely the Chinese would like to get a foothold in the US market" and the "appears perfectly suited" would convey it.

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by Motorhussy
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the A350-1000 live up to Airbus’s expectations?
Replies: 158
Views: 38109

Re: Can the A350-1000 live up to Airbus’s expectations?

For airlines looking to replace their 10-abreast 77E fleets, and which may investigating incremental capacity growth, the A35K will be the best option available. Fore premium airlines in the future who will be replacing their 9-abreast 77W fleets, the A35K will be a perfect option. For airlines with...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines and Turboprops
Replies: 85
Views: 11632

Re: Hawaiian Airlines and Turboprops

Surely the Chinese would like to get a foothold in the US market with the Comac ARJ21 which appears perfectly suited for the 50th state and as a 717 replacement (which it pretty much is). https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fa/COMAC_ARJ21_Gu.jpg Also, it would make sense to have some AT...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 45
Views: 11309

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

A350's will be used for DTW and ATL to Asia, and LAX to the Pacific and Asia. There will of course be shorter-haul familiarisation flights before the full schedule kicks in.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ increases service to EZE
Replies: 46
Views: 4773

Re: NZ increases service to EZE

Also, just checked on NZ's website on bookings to other South American cities...

AR code-shares on flights between EZE and GRU, GIG, SCL, MVD and LIM but surprisingly (to me anyway) there are also code-shares with AC: between SCL-EZE; TK between GRU-EZE; AV between LIM-EZE, and; LA between GIG-EXE.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ increases service to EZE
Replies: 46
Views: 4773

Re: NZ increases service to EZE

And NZ still hasn't found an adequate feeder at EZE. This flight could run daily year-round... It will eventually. NZ is building up the service incrementally. And Buenos Aires/EZE (just behind Santiago/SCL) is one of the closest major cities and ports to New Zealand in South America. It also provi...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 70791

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

MSPNWA wrote:
Even the NEO is simply lipstick on a pig.


Except the A330 is not and never was a pig. Many passengers prefer the extra comfort of the wider seats and easier aisle access of the 'older' aircraft compared with the larger windows, superior cabin pressure and larger drop-down bins of the 787.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carriers with PE and Y configuration?
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: Carriers with PE and Y configuration?

It wouldn't surprise me to see Air New Zealand launch their A321neo with W and Y only.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines and the 787
Replies: 29
Views: 6948

Re: American Airlines and the 787

MileHFL400 wrote:
Does this mean a possible follow on order for more B77W's?


Given the timing and launch of the next-gen wide-bodies and the life stage of the 77W, I'd say it'd be more indicative of an A350-1000 order.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns
Replies: 117
Views: 33258

Re: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns

Love the use of the Green Sea Turtle in the 'Honu' livery. Great to see some Hawai'i wildlife on the jet. Guess it would have been too controversial to see the 'Kohola' or Humpback Whale on the jet in case it was seen as an anti-whaling statement but it too would have looked great. The Kohola's pect...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 19506

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017

All your arguments against Rio in terms of business volumes basically weigh twice as strongly against Buenos Aires, but at least Rio would have at least five times the tourist demand that Buenos Aires ever could. I think it's the wrong time for South America, and that Buenos Aires basically got the...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2281
Views: 339329

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

LAX772LR wrote:
787 actually has deceivingly high engine clearance, relative to some other widebodies.


Yes because of the arc of the wing... but as the original poster said...

travelhound wrote:
It looks like it's sitting pretty close to the ground, just like the 737!


Which it does.

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by Motorhussy
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 287
Views: 19940

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2017

On the subject of more long haul flights into the capital, I've always been fairly ambivalent to positive about them but recently have become a bit of a NIMBY (I live on the hills at the NW end of the runway). The 77E that SQ flies in are still quite novel and, being at almost daily, are not an issu...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX-AKL Performance Thus Far?
Replies: 43
Views: 9612

Re: AA LAX-AKL

coolian2 wrote:
Given AA has quietly seen off UA...


How do you work that one out? They fly different routes; UA AKL-SFO, AA AKL-LAX. AA competes with NZ and they're not going anywhere when it comes to LAX.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas LGBT Livery
Replies: 67
Views: 14348

Re: New Qantas LGBT Livery

Apologies, this was in response to another poster who said there was no logojet for a major US3, but there have been significant efforts.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 78978

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_affair


Did not know anything about this. Thank you.
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aerolimani wrote:
The Canadian public still remembers the Airbus scandal. Whether avoiding Airbus is intentional or not, it plays well to the public for AC to buy Boeing rather than Airbus. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_affair


Did not know anything about this. Thank you.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 78978

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Love the new livery, elegant and simple. Never liked the current one, made me feel cold to the bone to look at it.

Off topic but... has Airbus done something to piss off AC?

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by Motorhussy
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 78978

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Love the black eye-mask, looking very A350.

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by Motorhussy
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 69589

Re: Air Canada new livery?

I found this website that posts a proposal. I really like the proposed livery, even if eurowhite, it looks really classy. http://flaviomcarvalho.com/projects/air-canada-livery Very nice! Clean and smart. Totally agree... this is evolution with a bit of revolution. Heritage with edge! http://flaviom...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-9 <-> Airbus A330-900 Competition
Replies: 656
Views: 92263

Re: Boeing 787-9 <-> Airbus A330-900 Competition

Does the passenger comfort make a difference in revenue? So far nobody has proven this for economy class. Most passengers probably look for the cheapest air fare and don't research seats or anything. Yes and most of us here would probably do the same, however when there are competing airlines on a ...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185
Replies: 263
Views: 21901

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185

Anyone know whether the SQ flight in/out of WLG today was a different engined 777 or an A330? Saw the tail of a large twin engine fly out but couldn't identify in the dark. The engine sound was completely different than normal; not the usual bass rumble.

Regards
MH

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by Motorhussy
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Virgin Atlantics A330's useless?
Replies: 70
Views: 19969

Re: Are Virgin Atlantics A330's useless?

I'd be keeping my identity pretty safe if I were the OP, VS management may not be so fond of employees publicly airing this kind of conjecture.

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