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by SQ22
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some unions representing FR pilots in Europe are announcing strikes
Replies: 18
Views: 2237

Re: MoL and the Unions, a poisened relationship.......

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ryan ... SKBN1E614F

So we can expect strikes in Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Germany.
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Here is a link on that subject from Reuters.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ryan ... SKBN1E614F

So we can expect strikes in Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Germany.

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by SQ22
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1799
Views: 221732

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

It was announced today that Aeromexico is taking over some of Delta's order of 75 jets. I would imagine that some of the ones they are taking over are the ones currently under assembly. Delta probably will not start taking the jets until either the tariff issue is resolved, or Bombardier starts man...

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by SQ22
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH moving more A380s to MUC
Replies: 14
Views: 6476

Re: LH moving more A380s to MUC

FRA has night time curfews and Munich does not, right or wrong? If so, I can see strengthening MUC and place holding FRA as hubs. Which gives you more operational freedom? Between midnight and 5:00 am there is a curfew for passenger aircraft in MUC with some limitations before and thereafter. https...

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by SQ22
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 55099

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

I highly suspect it's LH (Group). If the pilot deal goes through (currently in ballot), they need to expand the KTV flying (overall), while it's partly shrinking, as the 4U part is moved to EW. So they need aircraft. Also the number kind of makes sense. It could be the 30 options and the one ntu by...

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by SQ22
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines considering BRU-DEL
Replies: 10
Views: 2665

Re: Brussels Airlines considering BRU-DEL

How many long haul planes does SN have? They only serve a small amount of destinations with there widebodies, which is North America, Africa, and India. Would a flight to DEL need a new aircraft or would SN have the fleet to do so? Also, SN has some pretty old A330's. I think some are over 20 years...

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by SQ22
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Airbus address the A350's future weight problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 3420

Re: How will Airbus address the A350's future weight problem?

astuteman wrote:
The A350 does NOT have a weight problem that either of those frames does not equally have.


Well said and at this point thread will be locked before we have another useless B vs. A discussion.

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by SQ22
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could anything save the 747?
Replies: 61
Views: 13002

Re: Could anything save the 747?

The question is, what does a passenger 747-8i offer (and that airlines are looking for) that a 777X doesn’t? The answer, really, is nothing. There is very little that it offers that a 77W doesn’t offer, and the cost difference is too much for too little extra to be worth it. When LH ordered the 777...

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by SQ22
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300/A310 v 767
Replies: 83
Views: 13848

Re: A300/A310 v 767

You did a good job highlighting the strengths of the A310. There must be some reasons why the 767 was more popular than the A310. What do you think they are? I don't think it was that Airbus focused on the A330 since the A300/A310 matched 767 engine performance and engine upgrades were the bulk of ...

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by SQ22
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon A320 emerged from paint
Replies: 53
Views: 10375

Re: First Joon A320 emerged from paint

This is a bit off topic, but today in the morning when I was waiting to baord my flight in TXL I was watching the boarding of the AF A321 flight on the very next gate. There were more than a few German's boarding this flight. AF is quite stong in TXL. I can assure you Berlin is very attractive for m...

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by SQ22
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2389
Views: 364353

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Regarding the new door configuration of the A321neo: In addition to these cabin features on the main deck, the A321 “ACF” model also brings more flexibility in the ‘underfloor’ cargo area where a third “Auxiliary Centre Tank” (ACT) can now be installed. Previously, the A321 offered the provision fo...

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by SQ22
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2389
Views: 364353

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

The L2 door was to near the engine and never used for boarding. Depending on the airline and airport. I've boarded Lufthansa's A321 through L2 sevaral times http://lufthansaflyer.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Lufthansa_LH_A321_D-AISR_FRA_Frankfurt.jpg Thanks for the photo, not every j...

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by SQ22
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News about new World Airways (ULCC start up)
Replies: 30
Views: 4440

News about new World Airways (ULCC start up)

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I have created a new thread on this topic, please do not kick old threads.

Link to previous thread:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1359797

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by SQ22
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 455
Views: 65146

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

I have moved the thread about future A350 routes into this thread.

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by SQ22
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of CLT terminal expansion
Replies: 33
Views: 1167

Status of CLT terminal expansion

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I have created a new thread on that topic.

Please do not make any posts in threads which have been without any posts for longer than six months.

Link to the old thread:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=595679

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by SQ22
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Aviation Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 11001

Re: AIrbus A320 (C/N 8009) possibly going to Iran Air

Feel that this should have its own thread, instead of being on the Iran aviation thread. I read on Aviation Iran's twitter page that the aircraft is going to IR. Credit to the spotter who has found out about this. His twitter is @TLSWatch . Here is the link: https://twitter.com/aviationirancom/stat...

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by SQ22
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of CityJet
Replies: 8
Views: 2843

Re: The future of CityJet

I read that they were ending their operation for AF by end of October, but it looks like this has changed and they continue to operate at least some routes for AF.

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by SQ22
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Airlift 2.0 starts with 747s, A340s, A330s, 767s - and: Lufthansa presents Berlin-strategy
Replies: 44
Views: 13444

Re: Berlin Airlift 2.0 starts with 747s, A340s, A330s, 767s - and: Lufthansa presents Berlin-strategy

Today Lufthansa starts its Berlin Airlift 2.0: FRA-TXL with A340-300, from november 747-400; MUC-TXL with A340-600; ZRH-TXL with Swiss A330-300; VIE-TXL with Austrian Airlines 767. Planning with this equipment on daily basis. Intermediate increase of seats with heavy equipment due to need. Regular ...

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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: 101
Views: 11673

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: 957
Views: 150930

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1376707
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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:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1376707

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by SQ22
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1824
Views: 291082

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: 1824
Views: 291082

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: 42971

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: 957
Views: 150930

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: 957
Views: 150930

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: 957
Views: 150930

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: 56355

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: 19
Views: 3971

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: 18
Views: 4468

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: 382
Views: 76680

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: 493
Views: 120465

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: 493
Views: 120465

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1376363

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:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1376363

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
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 493
Views: 120465

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-alit ... SKBN1CL191
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Here it is another, updated, article:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-alit ... SKBN1CL191

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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: 1095

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:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1374685

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by SQ22
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now more A380s than passenger 747s
Replies: 76
Views: 14468

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: 254
Views: 54527

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: 254
Views: 54527

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: 751
Views: 222656

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: 254
Views: 54527

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: 268
Views: 38541

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: 254
Views: 54527

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: 72
Views: 23901

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: 254
Views: 54527

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: 493
Views: 120465

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: 13684

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: 570

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: 790

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: 863

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: 4696

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: 6317

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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