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by KarelXWB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 960
Views: 57486

Re: Airbus envisions harmonising CSeries with A320

I’m curious about what Airbus could do to being the two models closer to each other. I can’t say I’m qualified enough to make an educated guess, but I get the impression that the two planes are really quite different. Would harmonizing the two models involve drastic design changes like, for example...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 654
Views: 182858

Re: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread

Weather forecast for tomorrow is not looking good.

Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. Chance of rain 60%. Thunderstorms: 20%.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 960
Views: 57486

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Donald Trump is a Boeing shareholder. If anything, that would be motivation enough. Money is king for Mr.Trump. https://mobile.twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/291964245602607105?lang=en .@Boeing stock went way down because of 787- so I just bought stock in @Boeing- great company! He also wanted ...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3818
Views: 1231864

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

As part of ongoing improvements, MSN 1 has been equipped with a new 50cm higher winglet.

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AIB525WB new winglet 18/10/2017 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 960
Views: 57486

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

The most interesting thing is what Bombardier's endgame in all of this? The CSeries under the Bombardier is history. Are they going to sell off the CRJ/Q400 for pocket change? I guess BBD can go back to its business jet roots but that market also seems smaller than in past decades. Bombardier tried...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 960
Views: 57486

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I don't think he's shocked, I think he's performing for the cameras/microphones. Of course he's not shocked. Still, I think he has a point: Indeed, and that's the exact thing JL is missing -- it has nothing to do with logic, it has everything to do with ideology. People will lobby for job creation ...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 960
Views: 57486

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

John Leahy has some words to share: “I always said it was a cute little airplane, and it is,” Leahy said. “I always knew that going up against Boeing and Airbus and that they didn’t have a support network, they didn’t have much of a commercial organization, it was going to be difficult to really get...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 78
Views: 15570

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

sixtyseven wrote:
Were there passengers on that flight?


About 200 passengers were aboard that flight.

The pilot has been suspended and an investigation has been launched.

Investigation launched into Air Berlin pilot’s 'farewell flyover'

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by KarelXWB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Media Day
Replies: 65
Views: 7612

Re: Delta A350 Media Day

https://twitter.com/e_russell/status/920637457128919042
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DL will deploy the A350 to AMS.

Delta will begin A350 service between Detroit and @Schiphol in March 2018, says Bastian. #DeltaA350Day


https://twitter.com/e_russell/status/920637457128919042

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by KarelXWB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 1257
Views: 205787

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

MSN 1815 has been delivered.

Airbus A330 -343 1815 B-8362 China Southern delivery 18oct17 TLS-CAN ex F-WWKT


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B-8362 Airbus A330 China Southern by Eurospot 1 Million views in 1 year, Thanks, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widerøe set E190-E2 entry into service date
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Re: Widerøe set E190-E2 entry into service date

Press release: http://newsroom.aviator.aero/embraer-announces-delivery-of-the-first-e190-e2-in-april-of-2018/ Embraer confirmed today April of 2018 as the delivery date of the first E190-E2 to Widerøe, the aircraft’s launch operator. The announcement was made at a press briefing in Athens, Greece, d...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2249
Views: 304125

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

MSN 7710 LH #9 is parked at the delivery centre with its final registration. Should be delivered shortly.

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A320 Neo Lufthansa D-AINI msn7710 F-WWTO by theo franchi, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBerlin to Leave Oneworld
Replies: 14
Views: 3344

Re: AirBerlin to Leave Oneworld

As Air Berlin will cease to exist at the end of October, the outcome if its oneworld membership is quite obvious.

Thread locked.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 960
Views: 57486

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

The A320s wing hasn't been changed for 30 years. It is outdated, and will need to be replaced sooner or later. It is only a matter of time before the MC-21 and C919 start becoming serious competitors , and Boeing may even launch a clean-sheet 737 replacement at some point. If Airbus is to avoid suf...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 960
Views: 57486

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I am convinced Boeing will now try to get a similar tariff ruling for Airbus products as well. It would only result in a trade war, with the result that Europe will slam similar import duties on Boeing products. Just look at the customer base Boeing has in Europe; ain't gonna happen. As unhinged as...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 113
Views: 14819

Re: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement

Bump. In addition to the settlement, two security officers have been fired, and another one resigned: Three of the Chicago law enforcement officers involved in dragging a Louisville doctor off a United Airlines’ flight in April are no longer on the job, officials revealed Tuesday. Chicago’s Inspecto...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1421
Views: 154582

Re: A380 Production Thread Part 19

A little trip down memory lane: MSN 167 entered final assembly in early 2014. https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2854/13564863674_6ee6b35136_c.jpg Tail Fin msn167 1/4/2014 by A380_TLS_A350 , on Flickr https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2900/14411512615_315975cf26_c.jpg MSN167 A380 Skymark by DigitalAirliner...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1421
Views: 154582

Re: A380 Production Thread Part 19

MSN 167 ex-Skymark first & ferry flight to XFW today. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4466/37725813022_4a47c0701a_c.jpg First flight msn167 F-WWSN 17/10/2017 by A380_TLS_A350 , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4499/37709266766_23a069ee7b_c.jpg Ferry flight msn167 F-WWSN 17/10/2017 by A380...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 29261

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

Following news of Airbus participation and pending government tariff on the planes, Delta COO Gil West said the delivery schedule of the plane was still “something of a question mark.” Delta says Bombardier CSeries delivery schedule unclear http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bombardier-airbus-cserie...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1
Replies: 979
Views: 159970

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

BOAC1966 wrote:
Is QR still using leased equipment from JJ?


That would be correct.

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 960
Views: 57486

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Boeing’s Bombardier Fight Blows Up in Its Face Boeing thought it was picking on a pipsqueak. Instead it has drawn its biggest rival to the fight. Airbus EADSY -0.31% ’ surprise deal announced late Monday to take control of Bombardier’s CSeries jet program is a coup for the European aerospace giant....

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings
Replies: 14
Views: 2633

Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings

Didn't see this one coming: This morning, some top brass of Lufthansa were visiting Brussels Airlines headquarters. A first surprising decision came out of this meeting in the early afternoon: Brussels Airlines would get two Airbus A340 aircraft to be operated on long-haul routes on behalf of Eurowi...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 654
Views: 182858

Re: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread

MSN 1795 just completed a high speed RTO.

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 465
Views: 63018

Re: A400M Update

Next delivery:

Airbus A400M -180 58 ZM416 Royal Air Force delivery 17oct17 SVQ-BZZ ex A4M058

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO Peter Bellew leaves MAS, to re-join FR
Replies: 17
Views: 3300

Re: CEO Peter Bellew leaves MAS, to re-join FR

Peter Bellew will help FR fixing the pilot issues: Malaysia Airlines CEO Peter Bellew is leaving after just over a year in charge to return to Ryanair as chief operations officer to tackle the pilot shortages that has resulted in it cancelling more than 20,000 flights over the winter season. The mov...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 291
Views: 66529

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Its longest flight to date. The first prototype MC-21-300 aircraft of Irkut Corp, Russia flew from the Irkutsk Aviation Plant to the Flight Research Institute in Zhukovsky near Moscow today covering a distance of 4500 km at an altitude of 10,000 meters non-stop for six hours. This was the first long...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 960
Views: 57486

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/16/news/companies/airbus-buys-majority-stake-bombardier-cseries/index.html " The pair has been in talks since August, said Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders, who said the arrangement wasn't motivated by Boeing's suit. Airbus and Bombardier attempted a link up in 2015, bu...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 960
Views: 57486

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Airbus-Bombardier deal expected to jumpstart CSeries jet sales in Asia - analysts Airbus SE’s (AIR.PA) deal for a majority stake in Bombardier Inc’s (BBDb.TO) CSeries jet programme is expected to jumpstart sales of the Canadian aircraft in Asia, analysts said. “Interest in the CSeries has been low ...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO Peter Bellew leaves MAS, to re-join FR
Replies: 17
Views: 3300

CEO Peter Bellew leaves MAS, to re-join FR

Malaysia Airlines is getting another chief executive. Malaysia Airlines CEO Peter Bellew re-joining @ryanair as COO. Had indicated last month he wouldn't, despite being seen at Ryanair HQ Bellew in @Ryanair comeback: Peter Bellew leaves CEO job at Malaysia Airlines to re-join LCC as Chief Ops Office...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 960
Views: 57486

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

From twitter: Phil Musser‏ ( Senior Vice President, Communications, Boeing ) @pmusser If @Airbus and @Bombardier think this deal will get them around the rules....#thinkagain 17.27 - 16. okt. 2017 Rainer Ohler‏ @roblagnac · ( Lawyer by training, today Head of Communications at Airbus ) 3 hours ago ...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 960
Views: 57486

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

- Because the CS500 could be sold as 150 seater to regional airlines and the A320NEO as 150-170 seater to mainline airlines. As CS300 already stretches to 160 seats in charter airline configuration, CS500 would clearly hold 170 to 180 seats in regional cabin configurations. That is A320 territory.

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1106
Views: 43077

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

From the press release:

Growing market for C Series results in second Final Assembly Line in Mobile, Alabama, serving U.S. customers


What a clever way to avoid the CSeries import tariff.

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 960
Views: 57486

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I'd say they found themselves a state-of-the-art successor to the A319 which has not been selling anymore ever since the NEO was launched . The NB aircraft market has moved into new brackets (just like the when the 737NG replaced the 737Classic and the 130 seater died). The future will be 100-170 s...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widerøe set E190-E2 entry into service date
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Widerøe set E190-E2 entry into service date

http://peterfox.no/airlines/verdensnyhe ... e2-jetfly/
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Launch customer Widerøe will introduce the Embraer E190-E2 in April 2018.

Aircraft will feature 114 seats and will be operates between BGO-TOS.

Article
http://peterfox.no/airlines/verdensnyhe ... e2-jetfly/

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's E2 Program after recent CSeries news
Replies: 29
Views: 3287

Re: Embraer's E2 Program after recent CSeries news

lightsaber wrote:
The orders for the E2-175 are conditional on a scope clause change I wouldn't bet on happening,


The scope clause only applies within the US. What is the E2-175 sales prospect outside the US?

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo to purchase 50 ATR72-600s, eyes regional market
Replies: 81
Views: 10035

Re: IndiGo to purchase 50 ATR72-600s, eyes regional market

First aircraft is almost ready for delivery.

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1st ATR 72-600 Indigo by Jujug Spotting, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 960
Views: 57486

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 6899763200
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Another important piece of information is that Airbus will buy the remaining shares by 2023:

The fine print on the deal is that by 2023 Airbus will buy out the remaining Bombardier and Quebec C Series shares.


https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 6899763200

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 960
Views: 57486

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I think that A319 stay and CS500 is coming. Those families complements each other and give smaller operators large scale options. They can stick in one family, to A320 family operator A319 gives low end option and to CS operator CS500 gives high end option. I'd say that Airbus has cleverly killed o...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 113
Views: 11509

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

So at the end of the day Bombardier didn't sell the entire CSeries program, just allowing a foreign company to take a major stake. Is Bombardier still looking for a buyer for the Q400 and CRJ lines? No deal imminent: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bombardier-airbus/bombardier-pursues-options-for-...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3818
Views: 1231864

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

MSN 149 DL #3 and MSN 155 CX #22 have rolled out to the flight line.

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by KarelXWB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 960
Views: 57486

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

The CS300 prototype has just arrived at the Airbus delivery centre. I guess there wil be a lot to celebrate today. Growing market for C Series results in second Final Assembly Line in Mobile, Alabama, serving U.S. customers And that's how Bombardier will avoid the 300% tariff. Airbus-Bombardier CSer...

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by KarelXWB
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3818
Views: 1231864

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Meanwhile MSN 63 sports its final registration (after just 1 CAF), perhaps delivery might follow soon. And behind we can see MSN 145 MK #1 with its final registration too. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4464/37690264696_12baf2ca7e_c.jpg Msn63 A7-ALO - Msn145 3B-NBP 16/10/2017 by A380_TLS_A350 , on F...

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by KarelXWB
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 215
Views: 26440

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

Revelation wrote:


As usual competitors like to complain, but fail to offer a better deal.

Let's face it, Lufthansa's offer was simply the best.

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by KarelXWB
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3818
Views: 1231864

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

https://fr24.com/AIB03NV/f399f52
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MSN 151 CI #9 is getting ready for its 3rd flight.

https://fr24.com/AIB03NV/f399f52

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