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by runway23
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's head of customer experience gets the boot.
Replies: 24
Views: 4780

Re: BA's head of customer experience gets the boot.

TC957 wrote:
If Norwegian oil industry traffic was that lucrative how come SK have never flown OSL - IAH ?


SK flew SVG-IAH, the oil business is mostly in SVG not OSL. So yes lucrative, just SK was unlucky with the timing of said flight.

BA getting out of SVG makes little sense from a network perspective.

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by runway23
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 315
Views: 55009

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Does anyone know what is going on with HB-JCA ?

The aircraft in the last 3 days has diverted twice to ZRH, Sunday on GVA-LHR and yesterday on GVA-NCE. In both cases the aircraft diverted when the initial decent to destination should have started.

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by runway23
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Swiss to launch LCY-JFK?
Replies: 27
Views: 9926

Re: Rumour: Swiss to launch LCY-JFK?

The AF Flight between LHR-LAX actually did start in Paris with a stopover in London so does not count. It was basically a freedom flight. I mentioned IB only as a hypothetical example. Could actually have said, for example, IB from LGW to Havana. No, the AF LHR-LAX actually routed CDG-LAX-LHR-LAX-C...

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by runway23
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 65 ZRH JFK diverts to CDG
Replies: 3
Views: 1558

Re: AA 65 ZRH JFK diverts to CDG

According to posts on twitter, fumes filled the cabin and some pax and crew felt dizzy.

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by runway23
Mon May 29, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss receives first CS300 aircraft
Replies: 22
Views: 4882

Re: Swiss receives first CS300 aircraft

morrisond wrote:
That surely can be stretched more - I think it would perfect in a 149 Seat CS500 version!


Wouldn't be perfect for SWISS, considering the CS300 seats 145 in their configuration.

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by runway23
Mon May 29, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1591
Views: 142407

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Swiss' first CS300 arriving at GVA: https://imagr.eu/up/btOnK_DA2iE9zXgAAEe9n.jpg https://twitter.com/swissspotter/status/868528903589171212 That was at Zurich. HB-JCA hasn't been to Geneva yet. Supposedly it is being painted (stickered) into a special Western Switzerland livery. The first commerci...

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by runway23
Sat May 27, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1591
Views: 142407

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

The Swiss CS300 will depart to Geneva tomorrow (27th). Very neat. I'm booked on a Swiss CS300 GVA-LHR in July; would it be fair to expect that I will probably be flying on that air frame? The next CS300 for SWISS does not even appear to be in final assembly yet, so most likely their first CS300 is ...

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by runway23
Fri May 26, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1591
Views: 142407

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Jetsouth wrote:
Delivery of the first CS300 to SWISS to occur tomorrow: May 26th.


26th or 27th ? Is it being delivered to ZRH or GVA ?

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by runway23
Sun May 21, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 315
Views: 55009

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Etihad Regional is ending the GVA-ZRH route. Last flight will be Sunday May 28th, 2017. The main reasons for this route was to feed their respective AUH flights, in particular since EY has reduced their GVA/AUH to 5 weekly. Could this mean that EY will increase the GVA/AUH route to daily again or w...

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by runway23
Fri May 12, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 315
Views: 55009

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

It seems that HB-IXT will make it's last scheduled flight on the 15th. GDS' still show last LX RJ100 flight to be ZRH-LCY on 14AUG17. Seems weird that LX will maintain a fleet of 2 RJ100s for 3 more months, I'd have thought the CS1/CS3 deliveries would have meant the last flight for the RJ100s woul...

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by runway23
Tue May 09, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 315
Views: 55009

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Just as an example, would a double daily GVA-AMS-GVA work with the C-series considering the competition of easyJet & KLM on this route? KL has 5 daily with EMB or 737 and easyJet has ??? daily ops with 319/320? I would definitely say no. KL has in fact 6 daily flights and EZS between 2 and 4, s...

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by runway23
Tue May 09, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 315
Views: 55009

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

A new Virtual airline called Powdair have announced 5 new routes from Sion starting this December, with 3 more routes to announce. London Luton will be 5 weekly Bristol will be 3 weekly Edinburgh, Hamburg and Manchester will be 2 weekly each Rumours that the last 3 routes are Brussels, London South...

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by runway23
Mon May 08, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 315
Views: 55009

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

HB-JMM is planned to leave for EGDX / St. Athan on may 10th for storage/parting out. HB-JMM left already this morning (08.05) as well as HB-IYQ. Next one to leave is HB-IJX. HB-IJX hasn't flown an LX commercial flight for a while, so de-facto pretty much already out of the fleet. Only 3 RJ-100s lef...

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by runway23
Sun May 07, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 315
Views: 55009

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Regarding scheduling of LX flights at GVA, one also has to remember that LX does AFAIK not maintain a pilot base there. Sure, there might be some LX flight crew living in western Switzerland that primarily fly out of GVA. But for the most part, pilots must get to GVA from ZRH first. This surely add...

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by runway23
Sun May 07, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 315
Views: 55009

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

I quite agree with your comments with LX local management and their scheduling department, I just wonder how much fredom they have when it comes down to decision making ? As for the reduced frequencies, I understand that they had to optimize their aircraft utilisation to achieve their goal set in &...

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by runway23
Sun May 07, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 315
Views: 55009

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Thank you for this breakdown of enplaned passengers. 2 figures strike me: total number of passengers GVA/LON ( excluding LCY/SEN/STN ) is nearly up to 1 100 000 passengers which is remarkable compared with ZRH passenger ( although only LHR makes it into the top 15 at ZRH ). The second figure that a...

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by runway23
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 11418

Re: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines

TerminalD wrote:
Is this part of their customer service initiative? LOL. Fewer ways to reaccomodate passengers. GREAT!

If AA drops QR then it will be really big given BA's ownership stake by QR.


AA can't drop a QR interline, they are both in oneworld.

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by runway23
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to RTM
Replies: 41
Views: 11892

Re: Rumor: United to RTM

Well, you can select Rotterdam in the search engine on the United website. Although no fares show up for October, November or December this might be a indication that there is more to it then we might think at this moment... http://i.imgur.com/Uxo2SH1.png The same thing happens if you put any airpo...

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by runway23
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GVA may have to slow growth
Replies: 28
Views: 3359

Re: GVA may have to slow growth

This could provide a reasonable second runway solution without knocking entire villages. In a majority of use configurations, you would probably end up with decreased human noise exposure (especially compared to current runway 23 approaches). http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/717030gvav3.png Is ther...

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by runway23
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GVA may have to slow growth
Replies: 28
Views: 3359

Re: GVA may have to slow growth

A revolution? A bit dramatic don't you think? More like some Swiss Francs and a generation actually; people don't live to be 1,000 years old. But even that is not relevant to the topic because as already stated it looks like that village would be untouched. With all due respect, please go and read ...

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by runway23
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Swiss C Series- sudden change of aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 2991

Re: Swiss C Series- sudden change of aircraft

One CS100 and EMB 190 is based in GVA now and an A319 and an Avro have migrated back to ZRH. Within the last few days? Seems odd that it would have moved so close in, not even a months notice, let alone a week. Swiss moves flights around quite often at short notice. That said, could very well be th...

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by runway23
Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Swiss C Series- sudden change of aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 2991

Re: Swiss C Series- sudden change of aircraft

You can always call Swiss and ask "hey, I booked these flights for this reason and now this reason doesn't hold true – can I change flights?" They might say yes. Per their terms a change of aircraft isn't a valid reason and Swiss isn't a very flexible carrier to begin with. That said, CS1...

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by runway23
Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Swiss C Series- sudden change of aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 2991

Re: Swiss C Series- sudden change of aircraft

One CS100 and EMB 190 is based in GVA now and an A319 and an Avro have migrated back to ZRH.

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by runway23
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1591
Views: 142407

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

I am guessing they figured out that they only need 10 to service LCY. And then yes, the CS100 is sort of hard to justify when the marginal cost to go to CS300 is not that high and they gain 20 more pax with the same amount of crew. The probably only need to fill a fraction (3-5 seats I'm guessing) ...

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by runway23
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to base further 5 A350s at Munich
Replies: 8
Views: 2345

Re: Lufthansa to base further 5 A350s at Munich

How many 330s/340s are currently based at MUC ? Eventually, could the entire 350 order go to MUC (and perhaps whats left of it at DUS) ?

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by runway23
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1591
Views: 142407

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

I am guessing they figured out that they only need 10 to service LCY. And then yes, the CS100 is sort of hard to justify when the marginal cost to go to CS300 is not that high and they gain 20 more pax with the same amount of crew. The probably only need to fill a fraction (3-5 seats I'm guessing) ...

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by runway23
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 37738

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

bergkampsticket wrote:
Interesting this is targeting airlines rather than departure cities/countries. I take it none of the airlines concerned fly the same route in competition with a US carrier who the rule wouldn't apply to.


If the UAE is on the list, then EK on MXP-JFK will be a route shared with US carriers.

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by runway23
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 37738

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

bennett123 wrote:
Frankly I would be amazed if El Al are affected.


I don't think they will be. But it would be a perfect way to say "hey this isn't another muslim ban."

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by runway23
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 37738

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Assuming the articles are correct and that there are 13 airlines: Already confirmed: Royal Jordanian Rumoured: Saudia Extremely Likely: PIA, Kuwait, RAM, Uzbekistan, AZAL Likely: Turkish, Ethiopian Possible: Qatar, Emirates, Etihad, Air India Unlikely: El Al Questionable: Air Algérie, Tunisair (thes...

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by runway23
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 37738

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Has the DHS made an announcement, or is it just Fox News. Here's Guardian on the story. Apparently the airlines are just being informed so not official release yet. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/mar/20/us-forbids-devices-larger-cell-phones-flights-13-countries That same article says RJ ...

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by runway23
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 37738

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

This is a bigger deal than RJ. Stay tuned. Jon Ostrower says 13 airlines. I wonder if this rule only targets carriers from certain (religious) countries what the response will be and whether it will similarly be seen as discrimination, or whether a concrete and imminent threat was picked up. Could ...

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by runway23
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 37738

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

richcandy wrote:
lesfalls wrote:
Why is this rule being implemented on their YUL flights?

Guess no flying RJ for me anytime soon :(.


Is the DTW and YUL service the same flight?


Yes, flight continues on from YUL to DTW. Probably linked to that, or Canada is also enforcing similar rules. Seems too early to tell.

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by runway23
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 184
Views: 22192

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C7Hps0bXQAAqRUS.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C7Hps0uX0AAzAUK.jpg https://twitter.com/AirlineFlyer/status/842711569205252096 Nobody has mentioned these are exactly the same seats IB have on their A330 fleet. So basically, IB are just removing business from these aircra...

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by runway23
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 184
Views: 22192

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

http://www.lavanguardia.com/r/GODO/LV/p4/WebSite/2017/03/17/Recortada/img_djuarez_20170317-112033_imagenes_lv_otras_fuentes_whatsapp_image_2017-03-17_at_111450-kATE--656x369@LaVanguardia-Web.jpeg Who came up with such a hideous uniform and livery? Just seeing WW wearing it is cringeworthy. IAG are ...

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by runway23
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia board approves revised business plan
Replies: 52
Views: 10289

Re: Alitalia board approves revised business plan

Alitalia has just announced the board has approved a new business plan. http://corporate.alitalia.it/en/media/press-releases-sai/2017-03-15b.html Rome, 15 March 2017 - Alitalia’s Board of Directors today approved the airline’s turnaround business plan which includes a range of radical and necessary...

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by runway23
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be big or go home: Ryanair adds more than 200 routes for W17
Replies: 63
Views: 9827

Re: Be big or go home: Ryanair adds more than 200 routes for W17

Ryanair will also announce some more new routes from Amsterdam. Announcement to be made this afternoon.

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by runway23
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be big or go home: Ryanair adds more than 200 routes for W17
Replies: 63
Views: 9827

Re: Be big or go home: Ryanair adds more than 200 routes for W17

Of course there is still some capacity available, but it is limited and mostly at times which airlines are not very interested in. IMO, FR flights would simply increase competition in an already rather saturated market, which would mean adding extra movements and nuisances until one of the competit...

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by runway23
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be big or go home: Ryanair adds more than 200 routes for W17
Replies: 63
Views: 9827

Re: Be big or go home: Ryanair adds more than 200 routes for W17

I was told about 10 years ago by a member of GVA airport authorities that they had been approached by FR about basing 6-8 aircraft here. This was refused mainly because there were no overnight parking facilities at the time. I can immagine that with the limited runway and ramp capacity, they prefer...

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by runway23
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be big or go home: Ryanair adds more than 200 routes for W17
Replies: 63
Views: 9827

Re: Be big or go home: Ryanair adds more than 200 routes for W17

I assume most of the places they don't fly to is because landing fees are just too high for their business model. Case of CPH; they only started operating there when CPH Go opened. Or maybe because there is too much competition for a tiny market, case for Iceland (WOW, Icelandair, Easyjet) while be...

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by runway23
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Homeless taking over Atlanta's airport
Replies: 35
Views: 10479

Re: Homeless taking over Atlanta's airport

Paris is, however, is the worst I've experienced anywhere on this planet. This is something I've never really understood about France - they have such a welfare-state way of thinking, yet there is a *huge* subculture of "no papers" guys living rough over there. I'm quite a socialist guy m...

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by runway23
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea: 28 aircraft, 250 routes, 4.3 million passengers... what now?
Replies: 23
Views: 5635

Re: Volotea: 28 aircraft, 250 routes, 4.3 million passengers... what now?

Consider for a second, that IAG might not want to buy them, unless and until - they view them as a threat. As is, Volotea has tremendous capacity for growth. Consider the U.K. for a moment - Volotea only flies to Southampton, and seasonally. WHAT? Ireland, only seasonal to Cork. German, only season...

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by runway23
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's changes/updates for summer '17
Replies: 4
Views: 1875

Re: Air Canada's changes/updates for summer '17

Linked below are the updates for FRA and GVA. I notice that for the latter they again have different hours than during winter, but also different than last summer. The eastward flight is now scheduled to depart and arrive 30 minutes earlier while the westward one will depart and arrive 20 minutes e...

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by runway23
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"
Replies: 92
Views: 10498

Re: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"

Norwegian's 737Max's have a significant amount of time where nothing is scheduled, would be hard to imagine they don't schedule some additional within Europe between the morning arrival and mid-afternoon departures to/from the US. Will be interesting to watch and see if EI/IAG react with new routes ...

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by runway23
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1591
Views: 142407

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

That's interesting, finally the expected LCY certification is coming. Swiss is going to be the first to take advantage of that. The testing was originally planned for November 2016: Bombardier to validate CS100 at London City 'in coming weeks' [FlightGlobal - OCT16 . Can't come early enough for Swi...

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by runway23
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada: CS300 will be an excellent performer
Replies: 27
Views: 8249

Re: Air Canada: CS300 wil be an excellent performer

It will. See more non-YYZ routes to major cities, connecting YYZ with smaller secondary markets in the US, and a lot more. Currently, AC flies a bunch of E175s and CRJ700/900s a good distance across the border, watch some of those routes be up gauged. Plus, theres a current 20 frame difference betw...

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by runway23
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet announcement in Montreal
Replies: 43
Views: 8251

Re: WestJet announcement in Montreal

Well airlineroute.net seem to have let the cat out of the bag early here: YUL-YHZ 2x daily, Q400 - eff 15 Mar YUL-YQB 4x daily, Q400 - eff 15 Jun YUL-BOS 2x daily, Q400 - eff 15 Oct YUL-YYC from 2 to 3x daily (weekdays) 737, eff 01 May YUL-YVR from 1 to 2x daily 737, eff 01 May Perhaps some were exp...

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by runway23
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 72625

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

They'd have been better doing nothing and keeping the existing livery.

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by runway23
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 315
Views: 55009

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

First Swiss CS-300 flight scheduled seems to be GVA-LHR LX352 on May 15.

A number of GVA based routes have also now been loaded as CS1 or CS3 for the upcoming summer timetable.

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by runway23
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 315
Views: 55009

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

What is the delivery schedule for the CS100/300 ? This months inflight magazine has 6 CS100s listed so HB-JBF should EIS before month end.

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by runway23
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1591
Views: 142407

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Anyone know when the first CS300 for LX is supposed to come out of the FAL ?

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