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by incitatus
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?
Replies: 96
Views: 10094

Re: how long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?

I think the 3 large USA carriers (maybe 4 with WN) have systematically set up sufficient barriers to entry through lobbying the govt that it makes it very hard to even start an airline, much less have access to gates or slots at desirable airports. Can you describe these barriers of entry that are ...

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Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service
Replies: 50
Views: 5346

Re: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service

Is this a positive thing for the Disney brand? What are they thinking?

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Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cseries orders for 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 53096

Re: Cseries orders for 2017

Amiga500 wrote:

[6x CS100 @ 130 seats = 780 seats, 4x -8max @ 200 seats = 800 seats. So more or less equal seats.]


8 x EMB-190 E2 = 800 seats and more departures with even better yield. In addition to that, the airline only has to use 2 flight attendants on the E190 instead of 3.

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Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LIS as intermediate stop in 60s, 70s, and 80s
Replies: 26
Views: 4037

Re: LIS as intermediate stop in 60s, 70s, and 80s

KLM had a long history flying between Lisbon and Brazil. It inaugurated service in October 1946:AMS-LIS-DKR-NAT-GIG-MVD. I do not have exactly the date it went nonstop to Brazil, but in the mid-80s the stop in LIS still existed. KLM played an important role in linking Brazil and Portugal - TAP only ...

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Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to grow a small international airport in Central Europe?
Replies: 54
Views: 6378

Re: How to grow a small international airport in Central Europe?

Luxury airports...? Luxury airports don't serve commercial airlines! Airlines like Ryanair work in routes that have either end: 1. A large pool of people looking for affordable travel, 2. A tourist attraction people want to fly to. If Brno can't quite make it to either list, then the best bet is to ...

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Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed
Replies: 91
Views: 20344

Re: First glimpses of Emirates new First class

MaverickM11 wrote:
Like SQ and EY F, it will be 'uge with bloggers, mile redemptions, and 'influencers'...someone might even pay for it one time!


Come on! You are just spoiling the fun. :rotfl:

Let everyone believe this is as viable as Ryanair.

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by incitatus
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 807
Views: 103578

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

SomebodyInTLS wrote:
That is quite the statement to being throwing out there as fact.

AFAIK Emirates' 615-seat A380s have the *best* CASM around!


Better than a 550-seat 77W?

CASM comparisons make no sense absent some sort of density parameter.

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Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 14945

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

(...) In 1978, my airline had 128 seats on a 727-200. (...) I just flew LGA-DFW over the weekend. The guy across the aisle from me apparently hadn't bathed in days, he smelled so bad. he played a movie on his cell phone with no earphones making everybody around him uncomfortable. At least when air ...

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by incitatus
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots
Replies: 97
Views: 11199

Re: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots

There will never be 1 pilot airliners. A 1 pilot airliner would have to be designed to safely function with 0 pilots, in the case of incapacitation. If it can safely function with 0 pilots, they'll do it with 0, not 1. (...). You sound quite confident. Do you work with artificial intelligence? A 1-...

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Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots
Replies: 97
Views: 11199

Re: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots

mikejepp wrote:
(...) Or increase pay?


Just that word of caution on what you wish for. Expensive pilots opens the door to more automation in the cockpit using artificial intelligence, leading to 1-pilot cockpits, and eventually to fully automated aircraft cockpits.

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Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA trial of mainline in New England
Replies: 15
Views: 2576

Re: AA trial of mainline in New England

I have been wanting to ask this question but it wasn’t worth a new thread: does AA fly premium bed seat aircraft transcontinental from places like Philly or Boston, etc? I never fly AA and I am curious about their premium transcontinental flights. I have heard they have a great premium service from...

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Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada
Replies: 48
Views: 4428

Re: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada

(...) You can't claim loss of business on markets that you don't even care to serve. Air Canada can claim that. Whether the claim is fair is a different story. Through interline agreements Air Canada can serve markets it does not fly to, selling tickets in routings that are predominant Air Canada. ...

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by incitatus
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada
Replies: 48
Views: 4428

Re: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada

More countries should do a Canada and clip the wings of the ME3. If the ME3 were allowed pseudo-free access to the Canadian market like in India / Australia, we would never see the likes of AC succeed on the likes of YYZ/YVR-DEL, among other routes. This is not a black and white issue. The countrie...

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Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers "Who Just Met", Join Mile High Club, Get Arrested on DL
Replies: 59
Views: 12342

Re: Passengers "Who Just Met", Join Mile High Club, Get Arrested on DL

(...) I know that's not what you're referring to, but I'd argue a large truck is just as, if not more, dangerous than a gun. (...) I am not particularly anti-gun but you are breaking new ground with this argument. Aircraft should be banned. Don't we all know about 9-11? They killed almost 3,000 peo...

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Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X
Replies: 149
Views: 23994

Re: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X

One area that ANZ beats the Middle East carriers in that ANZ announces the future far far far in advance!! And the ME3 are pretty good at that game. I am impressed! Oddly, most airlines like to keep their long-term network plans highly secret.

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Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?
Replies: 119
Views: 15597

Re: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?

Point-to-point long-haul is close to an oxymoron. It has to be a market between two large metro areas, or between a large metro area and a leisure destination, served by an airline that has no hub at either end. It is as common as a golden lion monkey.

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Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE
Replies: 43
Views: 11169

Re: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE

UA for sure got the timing right. Argentina is on a strong recovery path.

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by incitatus
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10th Anniversary of the A380
Replies: 57
Views: 6748

Re: 10th Anniversary of the A380

Awesome aircraft, except it does not sell in large numbers.

Interesting to add the 747 and A380 in operation from the chart Revelation posted. From 2007 to 2017, the number of both types in operation went from 650 to 450. Want to give it a linear trend? By 2027 there will be 250 A380s in operation.

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Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and TLV
Replies: 31
Views: 5451

Re: AA and TLV

(...) You may enjoy connecting to TLV from PHL, but the O and D obviously wasnt there. Evidently airlines do not cut profitable routes, so this one had to be losing money. PHL-TLV might not have high fares, but certainly it had to be popular with New Jersey travelers for whom driving to Newark or t...

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Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting an A346 at LHR
Replies: 7
Views: 3599

Re: Spotting an A346 at LHR

There is a regular schedule for the IB A346. It lands at about 5 pm and leaves at 6:30 pm.

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Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Airbus working on new Sharklets for A350
Replies: 124
Views: 25646

Re: Leeham: Airbus working on new Sharklets for A350

This is the time for ULH. Every modest improvement matters. If Airbus works out a better A350, it will be competitive with the 778 in range.

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Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service
Replies: 53
Views: 11574

Re: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service

Maybe Emirates has slack capacity and figured out a way to place into LHR for the holiday season.

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Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus seeks to cut repayments to government from controversial 'launch investment' for new jets
Replies: 101
Views: 7134

Re: Airbus seeks to cut repayments to government from controversial 'launch investment' for new jets

Flip it around and be a shareholder of the creditor. Which is along the lines of the point I am trying to make. There are two problems with the folks arguing for Airbus in this thread. The first one is that they might think creditors getting the shaft to the benefit of shareholders is Ok. That is n...

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Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus seeks to cut repayments to government from controversial 'launch investment' for new jets
Replies: 101
Views: 7134

Re: Airbus seeks to cut repayments to government from controversial 'launch investment' for new jets

Airbus is a corporation right? Airbus has a obligation to its stock holders, by increasing profits. If Airbus is trying to reduce royalty payments so more of the money can go toward the stockholders, I do not see a problem with this( though I have no idea why Airbus would agree to such a weird arra...

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by incitatus
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates eyes second daily DXB-AKL
Replies: 25
Views: 4868

Re: ~~

(...) The other factors which give EK a strong platform with which to add capacity to AKL, include: - Brand recognition, having been the only ME3 player in the market for ~15 years, and sponsoring Team New Zealand - Continued ability to source domestic feed in New Zealand by interlining with JQ at ...

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by incitatus
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service between India and China
Replies: 32
Views: 4246

Re: Air service between India and China

China-India is a young market. It was only in 2003 that China Eastern started serving India. Prior to that there was very little or no service on Non-Chinese, Non-Indian carriers using 5th freedom rights.

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Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 7M8 DFW-ANC
Replies: 42
Views: 8848

Re: AA 7M8 DFW-ANC

Chugach wrote:
Not really a huge deal. There are/have been similar 737 stage lengths to ANC. This will be the first of many scheduled MAX flights to Alaska.



Not quite sure any flight attendants will sign up for this flight.

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by incitatus
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?
Replies: 109
Views: 16069

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

I agree the A319 isn't going anywhere.... or going nowhere that is. Its comparative efficiency is limited to high-performance take-off requirements or long, thin routes 3000 to 3700 miles. It will never sell in any significant numbers and I expect the NEO order book for it to thin out a bit. Any air...

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by incitatus
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 60
Views: 11093

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

The MAT is a historical landmark. It is cute. But in airport terms, let's face the reality: It is a dump. A historical landmark in New York City.... now try to hang on a wall a 5" in x 7" in sign or photo. Good luck with that, it will take months of approvals and concerned citizens saying ...

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by incitatus
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4601

Re: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018

As for TAM getting the end of the stick with the 767s, I totally disagree! If those were run down old aircrafts, I would agree but what LAN has sent was actually very good nearly new aircraft with loads of life still to replace ageing tired A332-200 which had already left their best days behind. Wh...

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Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented
Replies: 60
Views: 7817

Re: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented

Even if these are small items, kudos to Delta for doing it. The hype is entertaining!

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by incitatus
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116630

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

(...) The second manufacturer/government relationship that needs highlighting relates to this fantasy notion that somehow Boeing can "make BBD a better offer" The Quebec Government has already approved the Airbus deal The UK Government has already approved the Airbus deal The Canadian gov...

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by incitatus
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4601

Re: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018

Listen, while I respect your opinion, it seems you harbor some negative feelings towards the LAN takeover of TAM. Not to be arrogant, but that is ancient history. Time to move on. Some of us perceive the LAN takeover of TAM as a bad deal - ancient history or not. That is an objective discussion tha...

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by incitatus
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116630

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier and Embraer live under the same trade rules. Considering those rules, all of them are free to complain when they think a competitor is getting an unfair subsidy advantage. And have done so fairly frequently in the past. NONE of these four are wall flowers. We all know it.

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by incitatus
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116630

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Personally I think hell will freeze over first before Boeing even get a sniff of a deal with BBD. It's just not going to happen :shakehead: Rgds Why not? The value of the C-Series Program just increased dramatically. If Boeing ups the Airbus deal by putting several billion USD on the table, it is i...

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Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4601

Re: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018

Nothing is suggesting GRU-BOS will be nonstop. LATAM could hedge its bets by coordinating schedules from SCL, LIM and GRU at JFK and running JFK-BOS with a plane that would be parked at JFK otherwise. Not a great schedule, but the possibility of feeding from the three flights may be attractive. I th...

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Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116630

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I expect Boeing to come out and offer BBD a much better deal. And I expect that it is too late for any competing offers. There is no way that Airbus would have publicly announced this unless the contracts were already in place. The delay to completion will simply be down to completing the minute de...

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Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116630

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

This deal is far from sealed. There are multiple regulatory hurdles that will have to be cleared, but it will very likely get through it. If Airbus is getting an awesome deal, it is because BBD is not getting one. BBD was pressed against the wall and settled for it could get out of Airbus. I expect ...

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Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116630

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

dodoma wrote:

This is what capitalism is about. Under normal circumstances anyone can choose their business partners.


Absolutely not true. Hostile takeovers.

And what would be the reason for BBD to reject a Boeing counter-offer besides bad blood? There is none.

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by incitatus
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116630

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

What is the chance Boeing can assemble a counter offer? Airbus is for sure getting a sweet deal. BBD has an obligation to sell to the highest bidder.

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Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 616
Views: 135883

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

While it's right & proper to check all GP7200 engines just in case, considering the hours accumulated by them on the A380 without a major problem like this, I'd suggest this is very much an isolated incident. (...). If there is a similar incident in the near future, the chance this is not an is...

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by incitatus
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brasil to fly to Rome
Replies: 9
Views: 2104

Re: LATAM Brasil to fly to Rome

Encouraging move by JJ.

At its peak Varig had 9 flights per day to Europe. That was 15 years ago. With Rome, JJ will have 6 1/2.

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by incitatus
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to axe MEL-AKL and BNE-AKL from March 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 10390

Re: Emirates to axe MEL-AKL and BNE-AKL from March 2018

Al Baker at QR will be delighted about this - since entering the market, EK will have cut 75% of their capacity to AKL! (...) Al Baker may be to blame actually. Once QR started nonstop to AKL, the 1-stop services on Emirates became uncompetitive. Remember, most EK and QR customers are connecting in...

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Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement
Replies: 67
Views: 10903

Re: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement

TAP can only survive if it is financially prudent. There is very little chance for TAP to recoup the expense of a second wide-body fleet. That's not true for any business, ever. There is always opportunity to grow and expand and create demand. I am relatively unfamiliar with TAP, but I can think of...

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Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement
Replies: 67
Views: 10903

Re: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement

What is pointless is this broken record about the A330-800 will be dropped. The first frame is in production, their a pictures of those parts in production. Look at the A330 production and delivery thread post #578. TAP http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1345571&p=19868265&a...

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Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement
Replies: 67
Views: 10903

Re: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement

If TAP needs range sometime in the future, they could add a few A330-800. Problem is it looks more and more like Airbus will not make them. This whole topic seems pointless. TAP is a survivor - one of the few mid-size European carriers from the 1950s to still be around. For their size and network, ...

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Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?
Replies: 47
Views: 4727

Re: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?

MHG wrote:
This is the first post to actually name the truth.
(...)...


No way that is the truth - only if you are using alternative facts.

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Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?
Replies: 47
Views: 4727

Re: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?

It’s nothing about free trade or following WTO rules, they turn a blind eye to it whenever it suits the US. (...). That is not true at all! I have followed a few WTO cases where US was on the receiving end and lost. For example, in cotton subsidies against Brazil the US knew it was wrong. It persis...

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Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?
Replies: 47
Views: 4727

Re: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?

It is a great idea because Boeing will make 300 percent duty against cseries go away overnight to please their best customers. No harm done and everyone is happy except maybe for the lawyers at Boeing. Just like you are cooking up a wacky retaliation, so could the US if Canada comes up with such a ...

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by incitatus
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul adds two new destinations in Argentina: ROS and COR
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Azul adds two new destinations in Argentina: ROS and COR

The Argentinian recovery seems to be propelling a big increase in service to secondary cities in Brazil. Gol is adding one more frequency to EZE-REC, making it 3 x week. Gol initially added it for peak season only, but now decided to extended it indefinitely. Over the next peak season 16 airports in...

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