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by PanHAM
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK
Replies: 117
Views: 17737

Re: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK

We had this discussion some time ago.. Hust do the math, 120 K p.a. would not even be neough to fill a 77W, besides that this number of potential passengers could never be attracted fully to fly EK. For many reasons, starting with departure times. Evem with some feed provided by Easyjet it would not...

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by PanHAM
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa CEO Spohr changes his stance on Berlin, wants TXL to be kept open...
Replies: 69
Views: 12052

Re: Lufthansa CEO Spohr changes his stance on Berlin, wants TXL to be kept open...

Without any argumenation the facts are that a BER with the infamous T1 plus the T2 complex on the northern side,, formerly known as SXF,, will not be sufficient to handle the traffic not only of the future. It won't be able to cope with today* s figures. Furthermore, a single Airport BER has the mov...

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by PanHAM
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Speedlimit on the autobahn?
Replies: 73
Views: 4620

Re: Speedlimit on the autobahn?

I like the term "leafmunchers". A good Translation would be "Salatblattverwerter". The older I get the more lucky I feel that I picked the right time Slot to live in a wonderful Country where People could enjoy themselves and has a lot of personal freedom. The leafmunchers cannot...

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by PanHAM
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa CEO Spohr changes his stance on Berlin, wants TXL to be kept open...
Replies: 69
Views: 12052

Re: Lufthansa CEO Spohr changes his stance on Berlin, wants TXL to be kept open...

Nobody wants additional air traffic in Germany, so if growth can not happen, this is good. I am a real Person and I do want that the aviation industry gets the needed infrastructure so that they can handle the growth. Growth will happen as lomg as People are free to make their own travel decisions....

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by PanHAM
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restrictions on Iranian Airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 4322

Re: Restrictions on Iranian Airlines

The sellers of aviation fuel in Hamburg decide not to sell fuel to IR. The German Government cannot force them to sell a kg of Kerosene. Rezaliating the same way would cut one of the few life lines. However of the US Government hreates a German carrier because they buy fuel from an Iranian vendor, t...

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by PanHAM
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?
Replies: 95
Views: 13811

Re: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?

that would have given a whole new meaning to the term "drop off some passengers."

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by PanHAM
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350
Replies: 49
Views: 6205

Re: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350

The Mexican 787 is one of the terrible Teens. That means asking for Trouble. A 346 would not be economical in VIP use either. Considering that These aircraft remain in the fleet for 20 years and more. IMHO the 332 or 333 would be the best choice and the time is right. The present government would ma...

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by PanHAM
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350
Replies: 49
Views: 6205

Re: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350

From the various press information about the embarrasing delay I understand that there was a back up Crew with the second A340 available - But the timed out as well due to the lengjt of the route The real logistic Problem is that th customers (except the Military) are based in Berlin whereas the fle...

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by PanHAM
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board
Replies: 58
Views: 8949

Re: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board

I can only recommend to send human organs for Transplantation by on board courier. I have seen more than once that These couriers even jump the passport control lines to save minutes.

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by PanHAM
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: cargo cooling
Replies: 7
Views: 1842

Re: cargo cooling

well, horses are usually main deck cargo-

A well used method to cool down smaller items is dry ice. . Never load dry ice in the same compartment jolding live animals.

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by PanHAM
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routing of non-stop flights Europe-Hong Kong during the 1980s
Replies: 59
Views: 10326

Re: Routing of non-stop flights Europe-Hong Kong during the 1980s

yes, for the simple reason that there was always an intermediary stop in a third between LON and HKG. But I said "de facto" as well.

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by PanHAM
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Christmas song
Replies: 32
Views: 1453

Re: Worst Christmas snog

Personalyy actualy my favorite but I agree that it could actually qualify for worst sond as well is

GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER


Walking home from our house Christmas eve. Well, Granny drank too much eggnogg.

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by PanHAM
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routing of non-stop flights Europe-Hong Kong during the 1980s
Replies: 59
Views: 10326

Re: Routing of non-stop flights Europe-Hong Kong during the 1980s

Before 1997, was a London to Hong Kong flight considered domestic? no well, de facto it was. BA operated RTW routes via HKG and I flew once JNB-SEZ-CMB-HKG in a 741, BA had full traffic rights to and from the Crown Colony.. Up until Soviet and Chinese air space was opened the southern detour was St...

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by PanHAM
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 89384

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

While the march was nice, nothing will stop Brexit now. I very much doubt that the ECJ says that a leaving member can cancel its article 50... The European Court of Justice has confirmed that GB could withdraw from "Brexit". The Attoirney General has said that the ECJ should confrm that i...

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by PanHAM
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President George H W Bush dead at 94
Replies: 54
Views: 3428

Re: President George H W Bush dead at 94

Without President Bush the German reunification might not have been possible and the World might be different today. The three men that took the Chance did it right and convinced the other participants to join into the 4 plus two negotiations. They wrote history. Germany owes a lot to President Bush...

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by PanHAM
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-130 as a commercial freighter
Replies: 53
Views: 9927

Re: C-130 as a commercial freighter :-(

The arguments why the C-130/L100 was never a real Commercial success have all been said. In my many years as a freight forwarder I remember only one charter which could, at that time in the 70s, only the C130 could have done the Job. That was the ships spare consignment with a case weighing 13500 kg...

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by PanHAM
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 97
Views: 20752

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

Same as many here I am sad that this beautiful plane will never fly again, But for Mr. Spohr and the board members it was sinply no other choice.

Once ot became obvious that this was no longer a commercially viable undertaking they had to Close the Project.

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by PanHAM
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN
Replies: 65
Views: 8375

Re: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN

The second A340 was at TXL butt hey simply had no Crew for that flight. . The Ministr of Defense should put 2 x A350 on the wish list. We have to increase our defense spening anyhow to please The Donald.

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by PanHAM
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO: information about future fleet plans (777X, 787, A350)
Replies: 68
Views: 15785

Re: Interview with LH CEO: information about future fleet plans (777X, 787, A350)

What he also said is that they are shifting larger aircraft to MUC which has terminal capacity and smaller aorcraft to FRA which has runway but no terminal capacity- ZRH is saturated as well and VIE offers growth. Interesting Statement which every politician in Hesse and Bavaria should take notice of.

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by PanHAM
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?
Replies: 127
Views: 11040

Re: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?

kitplane01 wrote: "And the Concorde did have a freighter variant .. but it only sold to Air India and South African Airways so most people have never heard of it." some people forget to use the sarcasm smilies... :duck: However the TU-144 was used as a small package freighter (mail) befor...

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by PanHAM
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbahn
Replies: 11
Views: 2783

Re: Airbahn

It would not even work in Germany, for a number of reasons. Similarity with DB who owns rights to bahn.de or other Name combinations with bahn would kill that Project.

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by PanHAM
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: cargo cooling
Replies: 7
Views: 1842

Re: cargo cooling

you want to kill them? Live Tropical fish should have it warm and cozy, same as cats and Dogs. Cooling makes sense for Dogs however in Tropical Areas.. then there are types of cargo such as foodstuff or medicines whoch Need temperature guided Transport. In "cooltainers" In the US they shi...

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by PanHAM
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: cargo cooling
Replies: 7
Views: 1842

Re: cargo cooling

you want to kill them? Live Tropical fish should have it warm and cozy, same as cats and Dogs. Cooling makes sense for Dogs however in Tropical Areas..
then there are types of cargo such as foodstuff or medicines whoch Need temperature guided Transport. In "cooltainers"

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by PanHAM
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot ejection in cargo aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 5100

Re: Pilot ejection in cargo aircraft?

The air cargo industry has a System that prevents DGR shipments to get loaded unchecked, Unfortunetaley, the Integrators cut out the freight forwarder who knows his customer and the Kind of shipments they have.

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by PanHAM
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?
Replies: 174
Views: 10964

Re: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?

It is the old game that can be reduced to one sentence:

We know he's a bastard, but he is OUR bastard.

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by PanHAM
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wide body freighter operation within Europe
Replies: 17
Views: 2657

Re: Wide body freighter operation within Europe

Aerologic is a JV between LHCargo and DHL.. As both operate from diffferent hubs aircraft must be positioned. If those positioning flights carry freight Needs Insiders to confirm. Trucking takes about 4 to 6 jours to cover the distance, For flights within Germany, many are blocked for freight but th...

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by PanHAM
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Passengers Asked to Pay Cash For 787 Repair in PEK
Replies: 49
Views: 12638

Re: LOT Passengers Asked to Pay Cash For 787 Repair in PEK

No Money no shirty, old Chinese wisdom

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by PanHAM
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot ejection in cargo aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 5100

Re: Pilot ejection in cargo aircraft?

I ride as a passenger on FedEx and UPS frequently. I would be a little upset if the flight crew ejected leaving me and the other 3 passengers in the back with all of the cargo in a now pilotless aircraft. and the last one said "no worries mates, we are getting help". sorry I could not res...

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by PanHAM
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dulles - 'Airport 1975'
Replies: 18
Views: 3501

Re: Dulles - 'Airport 1975'

Montrea Mirabel had them too and the building looked like the one at Dulles as well.

That was always a pITA, it could take 20 minutes or more till that bloody thiung started moving,. Most People could have walked the distance back and firth in that time.

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by PanHAM
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wide body freighter operation within Europe
Replies: 17
Views: 2657

Re: Wide body freighter operation within Europe

Air Cargo is so diversified, there are no simple answers. French Wine does not grow around Paris, Kyon is the better loading place for that. Or Vatry in the Champagne Region. Pharmaceuticals may Need cooling and flowers are perishables, among many other items. The mentioned flight might have Merchan...

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by PanHAM
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wide body freighter operation within Europe
Replies: 17
Views: 2657

Re: Wide body freighter operation within Europe

Trucking adds time to the total trasit time, that may be up to 24 hours. CX won't release their customer Details but we can assume that there are customers who want a 6 hour cut-offf time. Or, check the Routings on some CV or LH flights, you will find in-and outbound additional stops at a Euroean ai...

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by PanHAM
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 241
Views: 41543

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

Berlin and Brandenburg with their socialist governments do what socialists are good at,, the Administration of self created deficiency.. On top of that they are unable to adapt to changed situations. They still basically work with passenger and flight development statistics based on the mid 90s. TXL...

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by PanHAM
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 241
Views: 41543

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

I thought so. Tis leaves one speechless. How can you, as a professional engineer, build somethng like that without questioning the plan?But even if, they had years to correct that hazard.

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by PanHAM
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 241
Views: 41543

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

Well, what is the government other than politically ideologized? The Berlin and Brandenbiurg state governments have to be taken into account for this FUBAR. Starting with famous Wowereit and his successors in Office have done Little to nothing to solve this mess. The only Administration that can be ...

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by PanHAM
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 90
Views: 7632

Re: Tax on kerosine

Qqote from ScottB Perhaps the Dutch also ought to consider outlawing the air shipment of tulips and other agricultural products given the outrageous amount of emissions produced end of Quote Growing flowers in Kenia or Columbia is more enviromentally friendly than growing flowers in a glass house in...

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by PanHAM
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 90
Views: 7632

Re: Tax on kerosine

That is all nice and Dandy but unilateral Taxation would make a working System go broke within months.And again, parliaments have no right to tax outside national boundaries, So why do you want to kill a working System? IATA and ICAO provide valuable Services for the industry, aviation Needs just 2 ...

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by PanHAM
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 90
Views: 7632

Re: Tax on kerosine

and for all you guys here who advocate Taxation on anything, take a deep breath on yet untaxed air and think about who pays the texes, It's us, the consumers. Taxes are costs and costs are handed down to the buyers of goods and services

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by PanHAM
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 90
Views: 7632

Re: Tax on kerosine

Perhaps a tax on all commercial aircaft over (say) 20 years old? That might be a better way.In London here there is to be an ULEZ ( ultra low emissions zone) in 2020 ish. All older cars failing this have to pay £12.50 a day to use their cars. It might be argued that it is plain wrong for BA to be u...

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by PanHAM
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 90
Views: 7632

Re: Tax on kerosine

Raising taxes is the sovereign right of an assembly of an elected government. . The right to raise taxes Ends at the borders of a Country, Airports are borders, hence there is no right to raise a kerosene tax. The same applies on VAT. Interestingly enough, if a Train ticket is bought for a journey f...

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by PanHAM
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Charters Between Turkey and Norway?
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

Re: Delta Charters Between Turkey and Norway?

There was a large NATO maneuver in Norway, several thousand staff had to be moved

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by PanHAM
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am European Ops
Replies: 53
Views: 6644

Re: Pan Am European Ops

Dan Air had BAC 1-11 as wll IIRC so did Laker and PA served Mediterranean routex. AF may have chartered 727 but I cannot rememner to have seen them in Berlin.

The IGS (Intra German Service) was unique, an Airline inside the airline

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by PanHAM
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am European Ops
Replies: 53
Views: 6644

Re: Pan Am European Ops

I would not call the 4 powers Agreement a loophole. The air corridors served as an Access to Berlin which became important in the days of the Blockade. Whuch started the first large scale air cargo Transport Event in the world. The mother of modern logistics.. The Russians got the lesson that the we...

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by PanHAM
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am European Ops
Replies: 53
Views: 6644

Re: Pan Am European Ops

Well, the BER ops was an Airline within the Airline. I the days before 1990 the sovereignty pver Berlin was with the Allied Forces.. Each had their own Airport, THF for the US, Gatow for the British and TXL for the French. TXL had a daily PA707 to JFK,and AF ad three daily Caravelle flights via DUS ...

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by PanHAM
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.
Replies: 25
Views: 2178

Re: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.

Had Merkel stepped down several years ago, statues would have been erected for her all over Germany. Now? Not so much... No, we had enough statues to last for the next 100 years. The last one OI can remember was the statue of Willy Brandt and the SPD is so ashamed of it that they hide it inside the...

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by PanHAM
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.
Replies: 25
Views: 2178

Re: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.

Schroder did not come from Mars, he flew in from Venus. :-) Never voted fr the guy but what came after him was far worse and totally incompetent and lacjing Charisma as well as the intellect to lead a Party. The old SPD does not deserve Nahles and neither Mr. 100% Schulz. But if they carry on like t...

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by PanHAM
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 7121

Re: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years

Well, the second artery will provide new Options for connectng the Airport and in Frankfurt a short cut west of the City will be a good Option. Connecting the MUC Airport with the HSR line to NUE will provide Options like eliminating flights between NUE and MUC. As has been done before with CGN FRA ...

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by PanHAM
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 7121

Re: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years

Whoever follows will have a big Agenda modernizing Germany. All big Projects here stumble through rocky roads or runways. The third runway has been through alll public Hearings and legal instances. Citizens has their Chance to participate and finally in 2015 IIRC the runway was approved. MUC could s...

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by PanHAM
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 7121

Re: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years

This was a state election, not a Referendum about the third runway. The third runway Project has the building right, they have passed successfully all legal steps. It is just put on hold. Flughafen München GmbH can Change ist legal structure from a GmbH (LLP) to AG (PLC), simply going public as Frap...

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by PanHAM
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 7121

Re: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years

FRA us my home Airport, I never Transfer here. But whatever extra charges there are, it's collected by the Airline with the total ticket charges and paid to Fraport.

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by PanHAM
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 7121

Re: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years

The COSTS at MUC are, according to LH, are 20% lower than at FRA kf you mean that. Besides transer at MUC is more efficient than at FRA

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