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by eamondzhang
Thu May 10, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 111
Views: 15947

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

Having flown on both planes, no I disagree to the statement. 787 is simply noisier, but that's my view. And surely I know someone will bash me before I realise.

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Sun May 06, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group - Why not operating all different group airlines under a single brand name?
Replies: 37
Views: 5940

Re: LH Group

Search function is your good friend as this topic has been discussed multiple times. Europe is not the USA in this manner and love combining airlines under one brand.

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Sun May 06, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?
Replies: 50
Views: 4909

Re: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?

But ANA can also let passengers connect at YYZ to US transborder which then relieves ORD. When they're sharing the revenue (or read, joint venture) with UA but not AC? No it's not as simple as "relieves ORD" when ORD is already some of their worse-performing NA routes. At least ORD is cer...

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by eamondzhang
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 202
Views: 41092

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018

na wrote:
https://de.flightaware.com/live/flight/HSTJH

HS-TJH has not flown for 5 weeks. Is this the third Thai 77E to be wfu and scrapped?

-TJH ia a 772A not 77E.

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 199
Views: 31565

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

http://theqantassource.com/qantas-b737- ... tenance-4/

Michael
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Looks like -VXN has been fitted with Wi-Fi.

http://theqantassource.com/qantas-b737- ... tenance-4/

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54416

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

last I checked Australia does not allow foreign owned carriers to operate international flights out of Australia..... Huh? Since when were SQ/CX/TG/MH/EK/NZ/CZ/MU/EK/EY/QR etc Australian owned carriers? I think they're all operating international flights out of Australia as we speak... :sarcastic: ...

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by eamondzhang
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Airlines receives preliminary approval, Air China to hold 51%
Replies: 12
Views: 1826

Re: Beijing Airlines receives preliminary approval, Air China to hold 51%

The need to have Beijing Airlines is to have a presence at the new Daxing Airport (or whatever name it will have) without the need to have Air China going on its own. This is political question rather than any aviation-related question. Air China was planning to acquire Beijing Capital Airlines (JD...

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by eamondzhang
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Airlines receives preliminary approval, Air China to hold 51%
Replies: 12
Views: 1826

Re: Beijing Airlines receives preliminary approval, Air China to hold 51%

The need to have Beijing Airlines is to have a presence at the new Daxing Airport (or whatever name it will have) without the need to have Air China going on its own. This is political question rather than any aviation-related question. Air China was planning to acquire Beijing Capital Airlines (JD/...

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by eamondzhang
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cadet Academy
Replies: 16
Views: 2786

Re: AA Cadet Academy

Sounds like a good move to them especially with the loan. I assume anyone admitted by the program will be guaranteed a space in one of the regionals; as such the students at least knows they'll be able to repay the loan while also being guaranteed a job to fly. AA will also have a constant flow of p...

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by eamondzhang
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM wet-leases a 747.
Replies: 83
Views: 15854

Re: LATAM wet-leases a 747.

It will be 788 until further notice I believe Using 787 on SCL - AKL / SYD is a disaster waiting to happen. Really no place to land anywhere if something goes wrong (engine/batteries/etc). I will not set foot on a two-holer on Deep South Pacific routes. Don’t think LA is alone in this regard, NZ op...

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by eamondzhang
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54416

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Without allowing this to takeover this thread, we've been through all this before: 1) Cathay has maxed out the slots it has and is upgrading services to larger aircraft. This somewhat negates what they are saying because they've been able to significantly increase capacity despite being at the bila...

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by eamondzhang
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54416

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

QF network changes include https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-international-network-update/ Mostly makes sense except SYD-DFW - lack of aircraft anyone? Or maybe they're planning BNE-DFW? Australia and Hong Kong are negotiating free trade agreement. Open-sky agreement maybe par...

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by eamondzhang
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54416

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Cathay would go 3 daily to PER but the Australian Government and QF won't allow it. I believe they go 2 daily for part of the year, or used to be able to.... How about a bit of accuracy rather than mud slinging? QF has no input into the decision to allow/not allow foreign airline services in to Aus...

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by eamondzhang
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SZX: a Tier 2 airport in a Tier 1 city ... and HU's future
Replies: 24
Views: 2883

Re: SZX: a Tier 2 airport in a Tier 1 city ... and HU's future

Firstly SZX is home hub for CZ AND ZH, taking up the vast majority of domestic routes and international ones. Disagree that "SZX is home hub for CZ". CZ's home hub is CAN. SZX is one of many domestic focus cities for CZ. http://www.csair.com/en/about/gongsijianjie/index.shtml https://en.w...

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by eamondzhang
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SZX: a Tier 2 airport in a Tier 1 city ... and HU's future
Replies: 24
Views: 2883

Re: SZX: a Tier 2 airport in a Tier 1 city ... and HU's future

Yet, Shenzhen is a Tier 1 city, and Chengdu and Kunming are not. Slots may open at Beijing-Capital, but CA and Star Alliance will remain there... substantial competition. http://english.cri.cn/12394/2016/07/30/3521s936025.htm ("The statement did not mention whether Hainan Airlines, the country...

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by eamondzhang
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between cities of same name.
Replies: 30
Views: 2621

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Not in English though, but Matsuyama in Japanese character is exactly the same as TSA (Songshan) in Chinese character; and CI flew between the two cities before, although it was a charter. Not sure if the flight still exists though. Apparently CI even did some sort of celebration for the flight: htt...

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by eamondzhang
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hainan Airlines not 5 Star
Replies: 26
Views: 2054

Re: Hainan Airlines not 5 Star

It's widely known within HNA that Skytrax's CEO, Edward Plaisted, is being treated like an emperor by the group's leaders and can basically travel anywhere for free (plus accommodation, meal & transfer). All on HNA's expenses. And this extends to his entire family, not just himself. Try and figu...

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by eamondzhang
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SZX: a Tier 2 airport in a Tier 1 city ... and HU's future
Replies: 24
Views: 2883

Re: SZX: a Tier 2 airport in a Tier 1 city ... and HU's future

I'm not quite sure where you'd get the point and combine with HU's future. Keep in mind HU's largest hub right now is PEK and will be PEK for the foreseeable future (they're not moving to the new airport). With CZ and a lot of fellow heading south, there will be quite a few slots up for grab. Indeed...

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by eamondzhang
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT
Replies: 43
Views: 5111

Re: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT

Does MU have any spare PVG allocations to start this service? I think the bilateral is fully maxed out, except there might be 2 spare slots on the US side (none on the China side). Here's MU's currently weekly flights to the US: PVG-HNL 6x PVG-ORD 5x PVG-LAX 14x PVG-JFK 14x PVG-SFO 7x NKG-LAX 3x TA...

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by eamondzhang
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT
Replies: 43
Views: 5111

Re: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT

Looks like one of the mainland Chinese carriers (believed to be MU) has in principle accepted the offer and will seek to launch a service to ONT. Where will China Eastern get the slots from? The bilateral slot allocation is fully maxed out on both sides, so MU will have to cut some other frequency ...

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by eamondzhang
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54416

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Things about to get very messy at Melbourne, numerous Go-Arounds due to thick fog It's not too bad down the southeast, but I guess things at the airport must be messy. SQ237 is going to ADL as I speak, persumely due to long holding time. Michael It's clearing now, just ongoing delays. Issue is Melb...

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by eamondzhang
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54416

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

log0008 wrote:
Things about to get very messy at Melbourne, numerous Go-Arounds due to thick fog

It's not too bad down the southeast, but I guess things at the airport must be messy. SQ237 is going to ADL as I speak, persumely due to long holding time.

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3 flights, 4 states in one day
Replies: 28
Views: 1277

Re: 3 flights, 4 states in one day

Not the sort of going interstate in the USA, but I've flown GIG-GRU-CDG-HND-SHA/PVG-MEL within 72 hour timeframe (given the fact that I've got three flights each at >10hr; GRU-CDG and CDG-HND was 12hr each and PVG-MEL was a 11hr-ish flight). Four continents in one go :duck: I bet I was also insane t...

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by eamondzhang
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH A350 or 747-8i
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: LH A350 or 747-8i

I may be the minority here, but I've been onto too many upper deck flights of 747 (admittedly all -400) and personally I absolutely hate it. You can't basically see a damn apart from the concrete ground out there, and I don't think I'm too tall (177cm or roughly 5 feet 10 inch). Personally I would t...

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by eamondzhang
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 195
Views: 30053

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

OTOH, did the buyer of SAS's 2 slotpairs they sold last year (but holding onto until 2020) ever get named? Word is it's AA but I don't know if that was firmed up. It was apparently HU who used the slot to launch a few flights to CSX, together with a few of its subsidiaries (JD, GS). Michael Are you...

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by eamondzhang
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 195
Views: 30053

Re: Jetblue E190 Decision and Europe news

lowfareair wrote:
OTOH, did the buyer of SAS's 2 slotpairs they sold last year (but holding onto until 2020) ever get named? Word is it's AA but I don't know if that was firmed up.

It was apparently HU who used the slot to launch a few flights to CSX, together with a few of its subsidiaries (JD, GS).

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54416

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-temasek-holdings-hna-group-airlines-e/exclusive-singapores-temasek-interested-in-buying-into-hnas-hong-kong-airlines-source-idUSKBN1HO0IX Interesting potential here. SQ are reportedly doing due diligence on HNA with a view in taking a significant though not majori...

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by eamondzhang
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France resumes Taipei-Paris route after 20-year hiatus
Replies: 9
Views: 3121

Re: Air France resumes Taipei-Paris route after 20-year hiatus

To be honest going via PRC airspace has been done for ages, even with BR and CI on their return trip from Europe. It's just they have to go via Hong Kong airspace, rather than handling directly between the PRC and Taiwan.

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q1 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 6010

Re: United post Q1 earnings

l87e wrote:
Surprised by the rising yields in the Atlantic like with Delta...
What was behind the rise in Pacific seat miles since 2017? IAH-SYD? Thought they dropped routes in China and Guam.

And LAX-SIN; plus the introduction of 77W.

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 199
Views: 31565

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

DeltaB717 wrote:
Nothing has changed with QOH... I'm confused as to what exactly the question is?

The question was this:

I didn't see QOH being repainted, while QF789's update states:
qf789 wrote:
Dash 8 - Q400

VH-QOH (74Y) QantasLink Silveroo Livery (Breast Cancer Awareness )


So was QOH repainted?

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China CA1350 suspected hijack - 15/4
Replies: 10
Views: 20150

Re: Air China CA1350 suspected hijack - 15/4

I wouldn't call it a hijacking unless they got into the cockpit. That being said, I'm surprised after 9/11 passengers would put up with an idiot with a knife and not just knock the guy out. Because from the current posts it seems that most passengers don't/didn't know what had happened except being...

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by eamondzhang
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China CA1350 suspected hijack - 15/4
Replies: 10
Views: 20150

Air China CA1350 suspected hijack - 15/4

Word's coming out that this morning, CA1350 Changsha - Beijing (opby A321 B-6555) was hijacked. The hijacker brought a knife onboard and hijacked the purser.

The plane has diverted to Zhengzhou. More news to come.

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 199
Views: 31565

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Spotted -QOH on 8 Apr and the plane was still in 2007 title & tail with the breast cancer awareness livery, the kangaroo still had the arm :duck: - has something been changed?

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS ending Boston?
Replies: 14
Views: 2760

Re: SAS ending Boston?

One of the A343s (LN-RKP) is being retired this winter and won't be replaced until Q2 2019 (by their newly-ordered A333). Obviously something has to be given up since they normally stretch their long-haul fleet.

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54416

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Thanks, just to add I have just heard that there is talk that SA will switch PER from A340’s to A330’s, not sure when this would take effect though I have seen recently a couple of SAA flights into perth which were A330s Surely the A340s are getting a bit past it anyways That was about a month ago,...

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by eamondzhang
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Russia Air Service Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: China—Russia Air Service Thread

For PEK-SVO, CA runs 7x weekly A333 flights, HU 3x weekly A333 flights plus 3 additional frequencies during July, Aug, and SU operates 7x weekly B77W flights, 7x weekly A333 flights SU is even 2x daily A333 Jun-Oct (+1x daily 77W). And CA is adding 7x A333 during the summer season (Jun-Oct), making...

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by eamondzhang
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air China A332
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Re: Air China A332

According to planespotters, B-6451 was 283 (12/271) but was reconfigured in Sept. 2016 to 265 (18/247). https://m.planespotters.net/airframe/Airbus/A330/B-6541-Air-China/9YOpfMb B-6549 was also 283 (12/271) but was reconfigured in Nov 2016 to 265 (18/247). https://m.planespotters.net/airframe/Airbu...

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by eamondzhang
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ6 AKL-LAX returns to AKL 6 April
Replies: 24
Views: 4411

Re: NZ6 AKL-LAX returns to AKL 6 April

With QF467 and AF830 returning as well plus SN203 diverted, it's certainly an interesting period ;)

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps
Replies: 64
Views: 5122

Re: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps

Kashmon wrote:
and they wonder why Britain is declining
basic math is lost on this nation....

This should read basic logic thinking skills, IMHO.

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 9062

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

https://news.futunn.com/market/77079?src=3 Seems like only planes with Empty Weight between 15000kg and 45000kg would be affected? Yes that's correct. Boeing's data shows 737NG being in this category, but MAX is out. Not sure how they define the Empty Weight for each a/c type (it's Chinese Customs ...

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by eamondzhang
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 9062

China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

Thought the topic deserves its own thread. Please don't derail this thread. China just announced an 25% tariff against some of the USA-built aeroplane as part of a border trade war between the countries. The list levied tariff against aircraft, built by USA manufacturers, with an empty weight betwee...

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by eamondzhang
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern reopens A380 PEK-AMS bookings in S18
Replies: 3
Views: 1336

Re: China Southern reopens A380 PEK-AMS bookings in S18

It seems this is the only PEK-Europe service ever operated by A380. It may have been the only and first PEK-Europe service by CZ or even by a PEK-based carrier in general but Lufthansa flew (maybe still fly?) the A380 to PEK from FRA. Lufty's A380 now goes MUC-PEK. But yes they still do fly to PEK ...

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by eamondzhang
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HU 767 completes its last commercial flight
Replies: 7
Views: 2418

Re: HU 767 completes its last commercial flight

Thank you for sharing. Sad to see such a proud airplane starting to be retired in greater numbers. That being said - the B787/A330/A350 families are definitely more efficient. It'll be fine for a while. According to the 767 threads here, there were more in service at the end of 2017 than the beginn...

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by eamondzhang
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL 7653 RWY incursion yesterday @ EZE
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: GOL 7653 RWY incursion yesterday @ EZE

Ridiculous! Hope the Gol pilots get suspended and a major investigation comes. They could have killed dozens! Are you serious? This happens like every day. Runway incursion is definitely NOT a daily occurrence and, yes, it is a serious incident that could kill dozens. And dozens HAVE been killed be...

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by eamondzhang
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces its 2017 annual results
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Re: Air China announces its 2017 annual results

The results doesn't include Government subsidies and black-market kickbacks. Please elaborate the said black-market kickbacks with evidences to show. Government subsidies are published in the result, unlike what you've mentioned, and it's 2.479 Billion RMB in total. For your reference, MU's subsidi...

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by eamondzhang
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ announces new FCL and JCL products for 777-9
Replies: 10
Views: 2285

Re: SQ announces new FCL and JCL products for 777-9

Well, he got a point since the current 77W's First Class is different from the A380's one. I guess SQ wanted to keep this separation in order to maintain A380's flagship status.

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 92
Views: 10873

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

thekorean wrote:
ET is changing ADD-HKG-ICN to ADD-ICN-NRT so ICN should join the lost soon.

ICN doesn't have South America link anymore.

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuji Dream getting A330's ?
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: Fuji Dream getting A330's ?

itisi wrote:
Sure it's not Fiji?

Sounds about right, especially since someone posted before that Air Seychelles' A332 is going to FJ, and it's a RR engined bird which is identical to what FJ uses.

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania + EL AL clipped tails at Ben Gurion
Replies: 24
Views: 5686

Re: Germania + EL AL clipped tails at Ben Gurion

This will be a costly repair for the Germania a/c, if no a write-off. The whole tail fin looks done to me.

Aircraft is D-ABLB, a 9.7 year old former AB bird.

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to suspend ATR flights within Colombia
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Re: Avianca to suspend ATR flights within Colombia

I think someone in here also mentioned before that ATR fleet suffer from severe payload restrictions due to the high altitude while operating within Colombia?

Michael

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