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by mwhcvt
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 91
Views: 14402

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

I don't get why Airbus hasn't tried putting out contracts in the EU for euro - alternatives to components they get from the US. Not just because of Iran, but also because of the uncertainty unfolding in global relations. Conceivably there could be certification issues given that 40% or so component...

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by mwhcvt
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: air ferries question
Replies: 2
Views: 847

Re: air ferries question

Another reason against such a dedicated aircraft these days beyond the aforementioned items is the modern wide body aircraft can take most personal vehicles into the cargo holds on car pallets, where as in the 50’s you just didn’t have that option..

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by mwhcvt
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets: HNA Bailout
Replies: 52
Views: 6610

Re: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets

There’s something I cannot help but find mildly amusing, for the last couple of decades there’s been quite a bit made about the use of 8 in aircraft names for the appeal this would have for luck in Far East/Chinese cultures, yet however non of the programmes from that part of the world feature an 8 ...

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by mwhcvt
Wed May 30, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1000th 737 for Southwest
Replies: 9
Views: 3542

Re: 1000th 737 for Southwest

Is that 1000th delivered from Boeing or does it include used 737s they've acquired over the years like the 10 ex-WS birds? AIRFLEETS covers the date of delivery to the airline from whatever source, be that direct from Boeing, from a lessor or other airline, I just selected to order the list in deli...

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by mwhcvt
Tue May 29, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1000th 737 for Southwest
Replies: 9
Views: 3542

Re: 1000th 737 for Southwest

It appears looking at the data from Airfleets that it would be an 800 series delivered on the 14th January this year registered as N8559Q This is based on them having opererated 1020 various family types over the the years and counting back from the most recently listed as delivered so I could be wr...

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by mwhcvt
Tue May 29, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates replacing full A380 landing gear sets
Replies: 21
Views: 6860

Re: Emirates replacing full A380 landing gear sets

It’s a scheduled MX item, used be amazed what gets routinely removed and replaced over the life of an airframe..I believe there do go back to the supplier to be refurbished and recertified for further use, like most things aviation they have a limited life certificate in the case of landing gear it ...

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by mwhcvt
Wed May 23, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6502

Re: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?

Boris probably wants access to the BA 772ER that has the wiring and modification in place for Royal tours. A private compartment could be fitted for Her Majesty, and the plane had the back cabin and Business Class section for the flunkeys and hangers-on. It's still flying with BA; one of the G-YMM*...

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by mwhcvt
Fri May 18, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding
Replies: 33
Views: 6221

Re: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding

I find it hard to believe that they would, if for no other reason than the negative press it could generate, as a general rule the UK royals are quite active in their efforts to minimise their impact on every day life of the general public, as is also the case with senior parliamentarians...you’ll n...

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by mwhcvt
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?
Replies: 68
Views: 8882

Re: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?

The CAA stats for 2017 show this for passenger numbers GLA MCO 98136 LGW SFB 39862 LGW MCO 826319 MAN SFB 48150 MAN MCO 479902 NCL SFB 23073 etc The most astonishing thing about that beyond the connectivity the Orlando area has to the UK, is that knowing this almost completely O&D PAX that mean...

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by mwhcvt
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?
Replies: 68
Views: 8882

Re: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?

The CAA stats for 2017 show this for passenger numbers BFS MCO 9176 BHX MCO 624 BHX SFB 16021 BRS SFB 11458 CWL MCO 1260 EDI SFB 2305 EMA SFB 10908 GLA SFB 21755 GLA MCO 98136 LGW SFB 39862 LGW MCO 826319 MAN SFB 48150 MAN MCO 479902 NCL SFB 23073 STN SFB 3462 STN MCO 28314 11 airports connected to...

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by mwhcvt
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's 5th freedom - Athens to Tel Aviv
Replies: 5
Views: 1571

Re: Alitalia's 5th freedom - Athens to Tel Aviv

Surely it’s not 5th freedom given the its one EU nation airline flying from another EU nation to a a destination and thus is covered under EU free trade agreements You almost got it right. Free trade agreements usually have nothing to do with traffic rights. Israel does have an open skies agreement...

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by mwhcvt
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's 5th freedom - Athens to Tel Aviv
Replies: 5
Views: 1571

Re: Alitalia's 5th freedom - Athens to Tel Aviv

Surely it’s not 5th freedom given the its one EU nation airline flying from another EU nation to a a destination and thus is covered under EU free trade agreements

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by mwhcvt
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 149
Views: 28518

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

I like the tail design and it’s replication on the engine it looks smart, the rest of it however looks atrocious, it’s poorly spaced, too complex and each element clashes with the others, that font looks awful...honestly just terrible

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by mwhcvt
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair fleet age
Replies: 20
Views: 3823

Re: Ryanair fleet age

Back in 2008 I flew to Palma de Mallorca from Stansted on EI-CSC, I think that this was one of Ryanair's first batch of 738's as it still had the Boeing 'eyebrows' and did not have the winglets compared to the aircraft on the return flight, I also remember that the cabin on CSC had the old style re...

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by mwhcvt
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 18030

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

I don’t see the LH Group being that interested right now given they are busy with the intergration of what is left of AB and project EuroWings LH could buy some 787s to replace the OS longhaul fleet for cheap! True but only if the lessors really need to liqudate some of the fleet, and I’m not sure ...

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by mwhcvt
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 18030

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

I wonder what the sentiment is within DY? Is there concern? My impression is that they act as though everything is on track, it's just a matter of reaching critical mass. Like any company they will act as though all is well right up until it isn’t (within regulatory framework), then there will be a...

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by mwhcvt
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 18030

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

It’s fast starting to look like who is going to be in the best position to make the most of their impending collapse, that said I’m guessing the vast majority of the desirable assets will be on finiance anyway so will depend very much on the financiers as to if areas get broken up, wound up and retu...

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by mwhcvt
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Siberia rains gold as plane loses its £265 million cargo of treasure during takeoff
Replies: 26
Views: 5551

Re: Siberia rains gold as plane loses its £265 million cargo of treasure during takeoff

I’ll volunteer for that FOD clean up, I’ll ensure all FOD is safely and securely disposed of well off field

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by mwhcvt
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour : Etihad may sell stake in Jet
Replies: 24
Views: 3678

Re: Rumour : Etihad may sell stake in Jet

Out of interest are there any rules on foreign ownership in India, or could a foreign owner take on the entire company? Foreign airlines are limited to 49% ownership. But foreign investors that aren't airlines can technically own up to 100%. Thanks for clearing that up for me, I could see IAG being...

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by mwhcvt
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spare aircraft on the spot
Replies: 35
Views: 4615

Re: Spare aircraft on the spot

It’s not so much a spare aircraft waiting it’s having a little bit of slack in the system, case in point your business associates flight was moved to the second aircraft, the PAX from aircraft 2 will get bumped to aircraft 3 and so on until such a time that aircraft 1 is fixed and now the PAX destin...

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by mwhcvt
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour : Etihad may sell stake in Jet
Replies: 24
Views: 3678

Re: Rumour : Etihad may sell stake in Jet

Out of interest are there any rules on foreign ownership in India, or could a foreign owner take on the entire company?

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by mwhcvt
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of EK MCO-LHR fifth freedom
Replies: 28
Views: 3613

Re: Possibility of EK MCO-LHR fifth freedom

Does any airline operate a 5th freedom flight out of LHR I would think it would it would be very cost prohibitive given your going to need double slots for a single connecting route, there would have to be some serious premium demand and ultimately if there’s was a route with such a degree of deman...

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by mwhcvt
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of EK MCO-LHR fifth freedom
Replies: 28
Views: 3613

Re: Possibility of EK MCO-LHR fifth freedom

Does any airline operate a 5th freedom flight out of LHR I would think it would it would be very cost prohibitive given your going to need double slots for a single connecting route, there would have to be some serious premium demand and ultimately if there’s was a route with such a degree of demand...

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by mwhcvt
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace 777 - what's the plan ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3216

Re: Air Peace 777 - what's the plan ?

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/photos/5NBVE.JPG


As liveries go I rather like that, looks like it’s going fast just sat there on the ramp
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Mumrik wrote:
Seems like the first plane has been painted.

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/photos/5NBVE.JPG


As liveries go I rather like that, looks like it’s going fast just sat there on the ramp

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by mwhcvt
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 361
Views: 40953

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Maybe someone could point me in the direction to the answer as looking and cannot find it but just how big is the Prime Air fleet now and how many are expected to be added to the fleet over this year?

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by mwhcvt
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Mobile - Production/delivery thread - 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Final delivery of the year, #53: Airbus A321 -211 7973 N332DN Delta Air Lines delivery 27dec17 BFM-MSP ex F-WZMZ Future production slots as follows: - MSN 8012 - A320-232 - Spirit Airlines (N653NK, F-WZMB) - MSN 8036 - A321-211 - Delta Air Lines (N335DN, F-WZMC) - MSN 8047 - A321-231 - Spirit Airli...

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by mwhcvt
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 166
Views: 33278

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

This might be a stupid question but I assume because this is an internal project and would only be used by Airbus crews it will not go though a full flight test program? I’m guessing it will fly under some experimental certificate?

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by mwhcvt
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivers the 50th plane built in US
Replies: 9
Views: 3184

Re: Airbus delivers the 50th plane built in US

Tianjin: first to 50th 1 year 11 month ~10 days. Mobile: first to 50th 1 year 7 month ~10 days. I think that tells us that Airbus learnt a few lessons with the opening of the China FAL that they were able to incorporate into the opening and ramp up of the USA FAL But both are impressive the truly i...

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by mwhcvt
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retiring a Type while Some are still on order
Replies: 12
Views: 4383

Re: Retiring a Type while Some are still on order

One example I believe BA retired some 757 before there last 757s were delivered

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by mwhcvt
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA sacks cabin crew for drunken behaviour
Replies: 15
Views: 6293

Re: BA sacks cabin crew for drunken behaviour

I suspect this has very little to do with the fact they were drinking well on the lay over but has everything to with the face complaints were received, these crew will not have been sacked for the drinking, but for bringing the company into disrepute, and that will get you the sack pretty much at a...

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by mwhcvt
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA "Dreamflight" charity flight replacement aircraft.
Replies: 3
Views: 1631

Re: BA "Dreamflight" charity flight replacement aircraft.

At a guess once the 744 leaves the fleet it will become either a 77W or 35J performing the route I dont see them using an 388 simple because there isn’t the capacity in the 388 fleet to leave one sat in Florida for a week like they do with the current 744 as all the crew work as additional caregiver...

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by mwhcvt
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 'Dove' A319s finally getting repainted
Replies: 30
Views: 7840

Re: BA 'Dove' A319s finally getting repainted

(Puts on flameproof suit) I wish BA would come up with either a new livery or refresh the current one. The current livery looked awesome with the "World Tails" 20 years ago, now it would be great to see a change. They are nearly complete with the currently livery refresh, that includes ad...

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by mwhcvt
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlander 10 has crashed
Replies: 3
Views: 4998

Re: Airlander 10 has crashed

The boys and girls of the AAIB sure are having a busy weekend in the Home Counties hopefully as suggested damage has been minimised by the auto deflation feature and it looks worse than it actually is

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by mwhcvt
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many daily flights are their between these two city pairs???
Replies: 9
Views: 1947

Re: How many daily flights are their between these two city pairs???

I think 3 x CX 77W 1 x BA 77W 1 x BA 388 and the VS 330 all land at LHR with two hours in the morning from memory a massive number of seats all in a rush

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by mwhcvt
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are some IATA Airport codes named after the city/locale, while others after the Airport name?
Replies: 11
Views: 2045

Re: Why are some IATA Airport codes named after the city/locale, while others after the Airport name?

I’m sure I’ve read in the past but not sure how much truth if any there is to it that in the early days of DXB the management/owners/leaders tried to convince DUB to sell them the right to use that code, as I say this might be some complete BS another that I’ve always like as it’s just perfect is th...

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by mwhcvt
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Will OneWorld Fill The AirBerlin Void?
Replies: 50
Views: 10032

Re: How Will OneWorld Fill The AirBerlin Void?

I honestly think it's only a matter of time before IAG go after Wizz, I've believed this for a long time VY covers Western Europe well and Wizz covers Eastern Europe well with remarkably little overlap, they have almost identical fleet statergies so you could merge the two airlines And create a pan-...

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by mwhcvt
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?
Replies: 126
Views: 27572

Re: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?

Yes it will, mainly as I believe the prototype has already been built/started certification and actually represents very little additional cost to certify it when put against the costs already paid out on the larger sisters in the family

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by mwhcvt
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?
Replies: 31
Views: 6842

Re: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?

Trouble is as already mentioned there really isn't all that many tangible assets to buy, the aircraft were all leased and have mostly if not completely been repossessed by the various leasing company's so that they can checked over and put on a new lease ASAP, Monarchs Engineering Side which is prof...

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by mwhcvt
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout
Replies: 66
Views: 11525

Re: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout

I very much doubt Airbus will have anything to say about this, a few years back when US was in trouble Airbus did the similar deal, providing a short term cash injection as part of a large refleet deal, same as a few years back in order to secure a deal with U2 to switch from 737 to 320 Airbus did a...

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by mwhcvt
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 22011

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

I was appalled to see the way they kind of dragged that poor man who had to jump for dear life. I hope he didn't sustain serious injuries because of that "help". I also expected a more immediate action against the fire itself. A paramedic friend once told me, that while it's best not to m...

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by mwhcvt
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG CEO: Level will have 13 aircraft by 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 6076

Re: IAG CEO: Level will have 13 aircraft by 2019

I wonder having just seen a post by FR24 about the fact that several AB A330 are currently en-route to LDE returning the lessor if this is not going to be a source for frames for this rapid growth?

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by mwhcvt
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private A350 ?
Replies: 20
Views: 5410

Re: Private A350 ?

Well, I don't believe money buys happiness. It can solve a lot life's problems but at the point you can afford a private A or B passenger jet, I would think that enriching the soul would be more effective. As Mr Spock once said "having is not nearly as pleasurable a thing as wanting, it's not ...

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by mwhcvt
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private A350 ?
Replies: 20
Views: 5410

Re: Private A350 ?

I wonder what it must be like to have enough money that you could buy a 787, A350 or 747-8 for your own personal use. Aside from the cost of the aircraft itself, the ongoing costs to maintain, staff, and fuel it along with landing fees. The "hedonistic Treadmill" knows no end! Must be ama...

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by mwhcvt
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private A350 ?
Replies: 20
Views: 5410

Re: Private A350 ?

It's worth remembering that the 787 is a smaller aircraft and thus possibly a little more attractive to the private jet market in the top end of the private market, where are the 350 family is comparable to the 777 and there are very few 777 active in the private market, I think fewer than 10 are us...

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by mwhcvt
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?
Replies: 97
Views: 39612

Re: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?

The thing is there's just not the demand for a shorter range or smaller wide body any more most operators of the type dumped it years ago in favour of NB class aircraft, which at a time when the A310 was popular in the PAX market were not as well developed Airlines would rather use a more capable ai...

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by mwhcvt
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Widebody Fleet Plans
Replies: 15
Views: 2731

Re: British Airways Widebody Fleet Plans

As noted about 767 are gone from next year, being replaced by A321 soon widebody will be a thing of the past for BA on short haul although you'll likely still see the occasional WB rotation using the LH fleet as fleet planning and requirements allow for it The 777 fleet will be flown till at least 3...

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by mwhcvt
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Alitalia to move LHR flights to STN
Replies: 39
Views: 9190

Re: Alitalia to move LHR flights to STN

Guessing soon there will be an announcement as to who they have sold their slot portfolio too

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by mwhcvt
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Legal means of changing birth date from 1989 to 1987
Replies: 56
Views: 2171

Re: Legal means of changing birth date from 1989 to 1987

This has to go down on record as one of the all time weirdest threads ever, got to say I'm intrigued

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by mwhcvt
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flight in trouble? G-VIIH
Replies: 36
Views: 9464

Re: BA flight in trouble? G-VIIH

What was the BNLY incident ? Engine failure after takeoff. http://avherald.com/h?article=4ade7515 Thanks for the link. Reading the comments attached to the article, there's a suggestion BA could ferry out another engine, underwing as a 'fifth' on the next 744 flight due in. Is that still practiced ...

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