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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: 1488
Views: 103086

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: 2254

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: 1488
Views: 103086

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: 369
Views: 31594

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: 369
Views: 31594

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: 369
Views: 31594

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: 369
Views: 31594

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: 369
Views: 31594

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: 369
Views: 31594

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: 163
Views: 17465

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: 163
Views: 17465

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: 9999

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: 9465

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: 9465

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: 9465

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: 9465

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: 10311

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: 5467

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: 1816

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: 10186

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: 1488
Views: 103086

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: 8038

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: 8106

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: 504
Views: 49269

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: 208
Views: 34731

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: 208
Views: 34731

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: 1488
Views: 103086

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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by runway23
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS opens bases outside Scandinavia and establishes new company in Ireland
Replies: 51
Views: 7355

Re: SAS opens bases outside Scandinavia and establishes new company in Ireland

Bostrom wrote:
TheGeordielad wrote:
Where will they have bases in Which Cities?


I guess Heathrow with 19 daily return flights makes the most sense.


So SAS has no desire to expand operations from Spain or UK ? This base and new AOC is purely to get crew costs down ?

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by runway23
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS A319 Purportedly Criminally Sabotaged in GVA
Replies: 21
Views: 7550

Re: SWISS A319 Purportedly Criminally Sabotaged in GVA

Interesting that they have gone to a criminal investigation. A couple hydraulic connectors being disconnected could be a mistake from mechanics replacing a brake and not reconnecting everything. I would look for maintenance errors first before going to criminal investigation. Apparently they deemed...

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by runway23
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS A319 Purportedly Criminally Sabotaged in GVA
Replies: 21
Views: 7550

SWISS A319 Purportedly Criminally Sabotaged in GVA

Geneva newspaper Tribune de Genève are reporting that yesterday a SWISS A319, HB-IPU, was purportedly criminally sabotaged during the night. The aircraft was supposed to operate yesterday's (31 January 2017) LX1120 GVA-MUC, scheduled to depart at 0610. During pre-flight checks, the aircraft displaye...

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by runway23
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: James Hogan CEO EY to go
Replies: 61
Views: 8653

Re: James Hogan CEO EY to go

dtw2hyd wrote:

He couldn't revive already failed airlines, but EY didn't spend $$Billions either.


The amount of cash EY poured down the AB drain is staggering and yes in billions... AZ has also been extremely costly.

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by runway23
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: James Hogan CEO EY to go
Replies: 61
Views: 8653

Re: James Hogan CEO EY to go?

[threeid][/threeid] We should give Mr Hogan some credit. According to Bloomberg, he turned EY into a large airline: Hogan took the helm at Etihad in 2006 and has transformed the airline from a local operator with 22 planes into a global force boasting a 122-strong fleet, 178 orders and 26,000 employ...

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by runway23
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF launches eight new seasonal flights from CDG, NCE, TLS and BOD
Replies: 8
Views: 2942

Re: AF launches eight new seasonal flights from CDG, NCE, TLS and BOD

I might be imagining things, but didn't NCE-ATH/TLV and TLS-MLA already exist in a very recent past ?

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by runway23
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: James Hogan CEO EY to go
Replies: 61
Views: 8653

Re: James Hogan (EY CEO) Fired

The Etihad strategy of buying failing European airlines in an attempt to turn them around has serious echoes of the Swissair "Hunter Strategy" under Philippe Bruggisser which was responsible in large part for the losses that would lead to the airline's ultimate demise. The decision to inv...

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by runway23
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Newark via Athens from 12MAR17
Replies: 126
Views: 23250

Re: Emirates Announces Newark via Athens from 12MAR17

KTPAFlyer wrote:
Now let's see when they start ZRH-MEX :stirthepot:


You'll be waiting a very long time for ZRH-MEX. Switzerland granted UAE carriers rights to MEX only from GVA not ZRH.

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by runway23
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CCO Julia Haywood is out
Replies: 52
Views: 9412

Re: UA CCO Julia Haywood is out

I've never had a high opinion of consultants in the US airline arena. In a large organization as United they typically do work that was already done or come up with asinine marketing insights that are in dozens of industry publications. To mention nothing of the exorbitant amount they charge. Looks...

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by runway23
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit
Replies: 194
Views: 15470

Re: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit

Switzerland has air traffic rights within the EU like being a EU member state. (It is not) Why should the UK not be able to get some similar status after Brexit? Plus Ryanair could start something like easyJet Switzerland if continental traffic rights are needed. No, Switzerland has not. AFAIK they...

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by runway23
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit
Replies: 194
Views: 15470

Re: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit

Nobody has mentioned it but here's the list of domestic routes FR fly in the UK: STN-LDY, STN-GLA, STN-EDI, LPL-LDY, LGW-BFS. A grand total of 5 routes, 3 of which to Northern Ireland. So no it doesn't make sense to setup an AOC for 5 routes of which 3 might fall into an exception (if one is granted...

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by runway23
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL SEA Domestic Expansion (again)
Replies: 194
Views: 29693

Re: DL SEA Domestic Expansion (again)

The one thing about the DL of today as opposed to the DL of 10 years ago is that if a route isn't a money maker, they will kill it. If SEA was a total money loser like some would like to believe, DL would not continue to add routes like they are; 5 consecutive years now. It has taken a few years fo...

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by runway23
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1488
Views: 103086

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

Swiss' first CS300 should go into revenue service in October. https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/818033592970317825 SWISS plans Bombardier CSeries CS300 first revenue flight on 09OCT17 I think that is LX being conservative. All announcements they have made have pointed towards Q2 and CS300s ba...

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by runway23
Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZ to start daily ATH-TLV S17
Replies: 21
Views: 5435

Re: AZ to start daily ATH-TLV S17

As if AZ doesn´t have other problems... Or is this the first step to becomning a pan-european airline? Which I doubt btw. I guess the airplane will be routed FCO-ATH-TLV-ATH-FCO so they don´t need to open a base and station crew in ATH or TLV. It's routed FCO 1425 - TLV 1845-1945 ATH 2155-(N.S.)073...

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by runway23
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should/could Virgin Atlantic and Flybe merge?
Replies: 20
Views: 3819

Re: Should/could Virgin Atlantic and Flybe merge?

Here's a thought. Why do people assume VS would be the surviving entity? DL paid SQ £250 million for the 49% stake, valuing VS at £500m. How much is FlyBE worth? Market cap is £90 million at the moment. Yes you might assume VS would be the surviving/acquiring entity but could BE actually do a rever...

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by runway23
Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to open a long haul base in Geneva? Swiss authorities are holding back
Replies: 44
Views: 9916

Re: Emirates to open a long haul base in Geneva? Swiss authorities are holding back

I notice that of EK's 124 777-300ERs only 35 of them (28%) are outfitted for Dubai-U.S. flying. They could use some of their higher-density versions out of GVA, I think. More likely the opposite. EK will continue to send its lowest density (ie premium heavy) aircraft to Geneva, not the other way ar...

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by runway23
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 120451

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

The female first officer Do you have a source for your statement that the FO was female and freshly trained? David[/quote] It's been widely reported in the press that the FO was Sissy Arias, a very attractive FO... : http://www.clarin.com/deportes/Tragedia-Chapecoense-Sissy-Arias-periodista_0_16960...

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by runway23
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1488
Views: 103086

Re: CSeries - Flight Test And Production (Part 12)

rbrunner wrote:
I presume that the 4th is going to be delivered to LX within the next few days and that the 5th will be rolled out tomorrow, so the delivery will happen early next year. Does that sound right?


Why would a 2016 delivery for the 5th one not be possible ?

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by runway23
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Suspends IAH-MUC
Replies: 41
Views: 9192

Re: United Suspends IAH-MUC

LAXdude1023 wrote:
There are no business ties between Houston and Switzerland. That would have been a nonstarter.


There are oil ties in Geneva not Zurich, which wouldn't help a potential IAH-ZRH route.

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by runway23
Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is easyJet strategy to become a real mess in the future?
Replies: 53
Views: 9175

Re: Is easyJet strategy to become a real mess in the future?

So from summer, easyJet will have an astonishing 3 routes from all of Belgium: BRU to Bordeaux, Naples and Nice. Ryanair has already 16 routes from BRU and about 80 (!!!) destinations from Charleroi. And Norwegian and Transavia are not even in the Belgian market. So basically easyJet has completely...

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by runway23
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airberlin 3Q losses mount
Replies: 15
Views: 3579

Re: Airberlin 3Q losses mount

If you can't make a profit during the summer when there are low oil prices then what is left to hope for ?

This joke of a badly managed airline needs to stop being given life support once and for all.

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by runway23
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH interested in A321LR
Replies: 42
Views: 7857

Re: LH interested in A321LR

Middle east and Africa perhaps? Doesn't the A321NEO have enough range for that? At least northern Africa. It should be able to make most of West Africa and pretty much the entire Middle East and parts of the Eastern North America. A 321NEO would be perfect for Brussels Airlines, Swiss or Austrian.

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by runway23
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to create new airline in 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 8765

Re: AF to create new airline in 2017

Wonder if it wouldn't be a good idea to resurrect an old popular brand for this airline - UTA ?

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