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by SQ22
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus seeks to cut repayments to government from controversial 'launch investment' for new jets
Replies: 22
Views: 2186

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

While Boeing is paying record dividends to its stockholders Airbus wants to renegotiate it's payments on previous launch aid. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/10/21/airbus-seeks-cut-repayments-government-controversial-launch/ What has a record dividends by Boeing got to do with this? And wh...

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by SQ22
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 851
Views: 121940

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

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You have mentioned it a couple of times but what do you mean by 'island'?

Do you mean 'Ireland' as in the country?


We have a separate thread about it:

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by SQ22
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1513
Views: 236894

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Apologies if I am being dense, but how many total used Airbus narrowbodies is United taking and when are they all due to be flying revenue flights? All of these used Airbus aircraft are coming from China, correct? I read somewhere that United is considering AirBerlin A319/20s? Is that a serious rum...

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by SQ22
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1513
Views: 236894

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Seattle Business Journal seems to think United could be getting a sweetheart 767 deal as a stopgap to keep them from going to Airbus until the 797 is designed. https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2017/10/19/boeing-767-production-increase-everett-united.html Pretty far fetched to me. I think th...

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by SQ22
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 39495

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

Hawaiian CEO confirms that they are looking elsewhere https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/hawaiian-seeking-a330-800neo-alternatives-ceo-442337/ We should highlight the following: "We think it is a good time now to be looking at alternatives," and Dunkerley did not mention specific ...

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by SQ22
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 851
Views: 121940

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

Here is an article in english: http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-air-berlin-lufthansa/air-berlin-carve-up-talks-to-continue-over-weekend-idUKKBN1CP1OY?il=0 According to this article LH confirmed to remain a major customer for the maintenance unit after being sold, so this is actually good news for a ...

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by SQ22
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 851
Views: 121940

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

There has been no announcement. I have merged the U2 and AB agreement to be announced Friday thread into this one. According to German media talks are going to continue, but they are no longer exclusive between U2 and AB. Furthermore talks for AB maintenance unit are ongoing. http://www.handelsblatt...

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by SQ22
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 851
Views: 121940

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

According to Reuters talks between U2 and AB about U2 taking over 25 aircraft are in its final stages and we can expect announcement by tomorrow. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-air-berlin-easyjet/air-berlin-and-easyjet-said-to-announce-deal-on-friday-reports-idUSKBN1CO23B German version has a bi...

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by SQ22
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 209
Views: 55404

Re: DL outlines A350 routes

Please keep out your personal issues of this thread and use pm if there is anything which needs to be discussed.

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by SQ22
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Market for B-727 type Aircraft 4 Short Runways
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: A Market for B-727 type Aircraft 4 Short Runways

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2006-07-31- ... age-to-GOL

I would expect that solved the problem.
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Well, you can always get your 737NG with SFP kit.

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2006-07-31- ... age-to-GOL

I would expect that solved the problem.

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by SQ22
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings
Replies: 14
Views: 2787

Re: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings

Hopefully LH will be able to oversee their complicated pilot situation. At least for the customer it stays simple, seeing only LH and EW, so from a marketing perspective there seems to be no problem. We have classic LH mainline. Then the A 340s operated by Cityline under LH brand. EW operated by AB...

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by SQ22
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?
Replies: 191
Views: 31709

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

Like what other posters said, I think it's definitely not a sure thing yet. Delta is a buyer that is well-known to be price-sensitve. If Boeing offers a killer-price which Airbus is not willing to match, it will be a no brainer for DL. But with all the recent top-up orders for A321CEOs, the momentu...

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by SQ22
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 443
Views: 102084

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Besides LH Group, 6 other bids received for AZ. EasyJet confirmed as one. Administrators plan to review them through April. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/289920/easyjet-and-lufthansa-make-alitalia-bids http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/report-lufthansa-preparing-alitalia-bid-st...

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by SQ22
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 443
Views: 102084

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

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I think it would be way too early to lock the thread, so for the time being it will remain open.
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Please continue to discuss LH offer here:

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I think it would be way too early to lock the thread, so for the time being it will remain open.

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by SQ22
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will the 797 be lauched?
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: When will the 797 be lauched?

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As there is nothing more to say about the launch, thread will be locked.

Please also see ongoing discussion here:

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by SQ22
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now more A380s than passenger 747s
Replies: 58
Views: 10496

Re: Now more A380s than passenger 747s

Please stay on topic otherwise thread will be locked.

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by SQ22
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 253
Views: 53210

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

Well the current focus of MAB is North Asia (China, Korea and Japan) and that market is perfect for the A330-900. However CEO Bellew did note at the 787-9 MoU signing that MH was considering restarting terminated services to AMS, CDG and LAX as well as new services to SFO and JFK. AMS and CDG seem ...

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by SQ22
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 253
Views: 53210

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

Let us not also forget that the six A350-900s incoming are leased frames designed specifically to replace the A380-800 services to LHR. I expect the engines are under RR TotalCare maintenance contracts and would not be surprised if the airframes are covered by non-MAB maintenance contracts, as well...

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by SQ22
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 673
Views: 187708

Re: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread

Please stay on topic, feel free to open a new thread on future capabilities and necessary fixes to achieve that.

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by SQ22
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 253
Views: 53210

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

flee wrote:
With regards to the B787-9 MoU, I have no idea where it will fit in but I suspect it will have some impact on the order for their A330-300 replacements.


I fully agree with you and thats why I have my doubt why they would need both 787 and NEO.

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by SQ22
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 215
Views: 26650

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

Nobody can deny that the development is bad for the customer, however any party was free to overbid LH for the AB ops. Short term yes, medium to long term other carriers have the possibility to open up new domestic routes. I know airports like DUS are having issues with free slots, but in this very...

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by SQ22
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 253
Views: 53210

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

I agree. It offers unrivalled comfort in economy and no noticeable difference in Business to the 787. It won't do routes of the length the 787-9 can do but then the A350 can do that and MH already have A350 on order with delivery imminent. I can see the NEO getting a solid footing in the Malaysia-N...

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by SQ22
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10
Replies: 71
Views: 22043

Re: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10

I have not seen any official seatmap of the 787-10 for SQ besides mentioning the new regional C class. Was it confirmed that they will be 9 abreast in Y? I know this is just cabin talk but when I flew SIN-AMS on A359 I was asking the flight manager about the A359 and his opinion about it. He said gr...

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by SQ22
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 253
Views: 53210

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

The linked story in the post above by ap305 makes clear, why MH leased the six A330 from Air Berlin - to buy time. The last sentence is interesting. Bellew also said the proposed longer-range version of the A330neo could be “an interesting aircraft”. Well an MOU is just an MOU and no firm order. Le...

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by SQ22
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 443
Views: 102084

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Looks like we're back to square one with this new bridge loan. The government will likely acknowledge no company wanted to take AZ as a whole and launch a new sale offer to delay any decision until after the elections in spring. I feel like a cynic, but that "loan" shows that AZ won't be ...

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by SQ22
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s
Replies: 88
Views: 13334

Re: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s

Did they order with APU or just Prop-Brake? I hope they ordered APU, after learning how the prop brake works I am no fan of it Is empire not a major operator? Genuine question. It's hard to qualify it because they are currently the only U.S. operator of ATRs with a fleet of 21 total ATRs. 9K is ope...

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by SQ22
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Land - or better not...?
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Re: Land - or better not...?

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Double thread, please see:

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by SQ22
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A350 at DFW
Replies: 1
Views: 737

Re: Qatar A350 at DFW

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Topic already being discussed here:

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by SQ22
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA adds TPE-VIE nonstop
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: EVA adds TPE-VIE nonstop

As mentioned above topic was already discussed in the linked thread. Feel free to continue your discussion there.

Thread will be locked.

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by SQ22
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion
Replies: 16
Views: 4592

Re: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion

Rome, Berlin and Amsterdam might get (re) connected. SYD, MIA.. BER? Before they ever operate BER they are joining NH at DUS. This route had been operated in the past. Even MUC would be a better option before BER. BER is leisure oriented and as far I can understand that is not the target audience J...

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by SQ22
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members?
Replies: 59
Views: 4779

How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members. Follow U2's lead?

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I have created a new thread on that topic and moved the posts accordingly. Please do not post in old threads which are inactive for more than six months.

Here is the link to the old thread:

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by SQ22
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Aviation Thread 1
Replies: 619
Views: 18271

Re: German Aviation Thread 1

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by SQ22
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Aviation Thread - Part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: German Aviation Thread - Part 2

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I have merged parts 1, 2 and 3. Title has been changed accordingly.

Link to previous thread:

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Enjoy your discussion.

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by SQ22
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 99894

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

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Decision is out, please continue your discussion here:

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by SQ22
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO, SNA, SMF Score Highest in New JD Power Airport Satisfaction Survey
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: MCO, SNA, SMF Score Highest in New JD Power Airport Satisfaction Survey

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Topic is already being discussed.

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by SQ22
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 15090

Re: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88

I have merged a new thread into an older one covering the same topic. Enjoy your discussion.

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by SQ22
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela ceases flight operations
Replies: 22
Views: 3265

Re: Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela ceases flight operations

I have merged a new thread about this Topic into an older one. Enjoy your discussion.

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by SQ22
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Boeing taken the 737 too far?
Replies: 83
Views: 15730

Re: Has Boeing taken the 737 too far?

Please note that the cited article is almost one year old. I do not find the link, but there was a thread about it.

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by SQ22
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Approves Norwegian Air UK permits
Replies: 39
Views: 2931

Re: DOT Approves Norwegian Air UK permits

I have merged the new thread into the old one. Enjoy your discussion.

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by SQ22
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines mulls 787s, A350s, refutes 747-8i order, eyes China growth
Replies: 32
Views: 6502

Re: Turkish Airlines mulls 787s, A350s, refutes 747-8i order, eyes China growth

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Thread will for the time not be locked because there could be another order in the Pipeline as stated above.
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Please continue your discussion for the Boeing order here:

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Thread will for the time not be locked because there could be another order in the Pipeline as stated above.

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by SQ22
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2255
Views: 306688

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

And also to clarify before someone corrects. IAG have ordered both CFM and P&W for A320neo family aircraft. BA, IB and EI will have CFM and Vueling will take the P&W engines. Is this simply IAG hedging its bets, or is there a cost-effectiveness rationale? I think it's all to do with current...

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by SQ22
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incredible error by SF TV station reporting on OZ214
Replies: 2
Views: 1368

Re: Incredible error by SF TV station reporting on OZ214

Came across this recently. For all the examples of the media making unbelievable mistakes about aviation, this has to be the worst I've ever seen. https://deadspin.com/pranked-tv-station-reports-ho-lee-fuk-wi-tu-lo-as-758955806 You are several years late to the party, bub, but yeah, it was pretty r...

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by SQ22
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA has no spare ATR 42s... MKK/OGG INOP
Replies: 17
Views: 3493

Re: HA has no spare ATR 42s... MKK/OGG INOP

Speaking of their ATR's... Does anyone know anything about N807HC/N810HC/N811HC? All three are ATR72 freighters, but I can't find ANY info on them, if they've even been painted or flown since they've been acquired. Anyone able to shed any light? Aircraft details are available at planespotters.net o...

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by SQ22
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?
Replies: 87
Views: 10531

Re: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?

It's easy to slam those criticizing Hawaii as a destination, but proof is in the pudding. Why aren't there operators rushing to set this up? It's obvious the demand isn't there. It's not that Hawaii doesn't offer enough that's unique. It certainly does. But I would argue cost is a major deterrent. ...

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by SQ22
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3851
Views: 1243652

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

May I point out that this thread is titled "A350 Production and Delivery Thread." Please keep it on message. I was going to point out that there was a relationship to a350 production and delivery - right up until I read the post below yours. I wholeheartedly agree that sticking to the rea...

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by SQ22
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was so different about the early 787 Dreamliners?
Replies: 43
Views: 10428

Re: What was so different about the early 787 Dreamliners?

https://youtu.be/rvkEpstd9os


This documentation has been wideley discussed.

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anshabhi wrote:
This documentary might be of some help..
https://youtu.be/rvkEpstd9os


This documentation has been wideley discussed.

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by SQ22
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Cargo fleet???
Replies: 6
Views: 1939

Re: New Delta Cargo fleet???

Thread will be locked as it turned out Wikipedia was wrong.

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by SQ22
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baltia to lease 767-300ER
Replies: 67
Views: 13017

Re: Baltia to lease 767-300ER

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by SQ22
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Ex AR 73G For WN
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Another Ex AR 73G For WN

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Link to previous thread:

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