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by B8887
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N777UA- How much longer does she have?
Replies: 47
Views: 9355

Re: N777UA- How much longer does she have?

I agree. This particular plane is a piece of living history.
The Triple 7, and - I insist -the GE 90, changed the game for the better.

She will earn a well deserved place in a museum.

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C17 Buzzes Brisbane Skyline
Replies: 6
Views: 1378

C17 Buzzes Brisbane Skyline

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... ABuUGQW9Uk

Thoughts?

Regards..

B8887
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I did not see this posted.

It apparently happened on Sep 29th..

Check the link below, the sequence between 1:15 and 1:30 is particularly impressive...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... ABuUGQW9Uk

Thoughts?

Regards..

B8887

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by B8887
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?
Replies: 31
Views: 5177

Re: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?

Are the A330 Regional's and/or the 757s used for Transcontinental services in the US approved for ETOPS ops?... @BravoOne Quite interesting. Can interior furnishings have other influences over ETOPS, such as the kind of fabric in the seats and/or modules for meals or meal preparation for example?.. ...

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by B8887
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airports That Pipe VS Truck Their Fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 1564

Re: Airports That Pipe VS Truck Their Fuel

What about other airports in Germany, like NUE, HAM or DUS, do you have any idea?

Thx..

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airports That Pipe VS Truck Their Fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 1564

Airports That Pipe VS Truck Their Fuel

Hi.

Which airports pipe their fuel in? Let's maybe start with the majors in the US and Europe.. All of them?

Or partially? Do you have any info about your local airport?...

Thanks..

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 9896

Re: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?

I'm also in for the Constellation and/or the Stratocruiser duo, in terms of regular, scheduled, timetabled service..

I saw some timetables of that not long ago..

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal incredible expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 9600

Re: TAP Portugal incredible expansion

The point about the possibility of being a mini EK is a valid one though.. LIS is indeed a strategic location and it's a pity they do not take more advantages out of it. On the other hand, Portugal is not the UAE and there are more differences that may explain that. TP in the US is really surprising...

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by B8887
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal incredible expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 9600

Re: TAP Portugal incredible expansion

@Blerg

You are correct. The problem at LIS is space, and more specifically aircraft parking spaces.

It's almost a miracle the airport handles 26 million pax in such a tight environment.

Macau will not happen..

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?
Replies: 31
Views: 5177

Re: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?

Interesting question. Is it all about the maintenance program? (!) Is there some kind of physical or software difference? Like you can order a car ( say a VW ) and you have two states of tune of the same engine? How much does an ETOPS 737 cost over a "standard" 737? Thx... Regards B8887

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by B8887
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-900 is certified by EASA
Replies: 42
Views: 8723

Re: A330-900 is certified by EASA

Operating temperatures on ground, -55C to +55C, rather amazing...

I've checked other types certificates (777) and I can't seem to find the operating temps there.

Anyone has them at hand?

Thanks.

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B8887

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by B8887
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?
Replies: 46
Views: 5332

Re: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?

I'll put the question another way as I think this topic has not been covered that much. How does the cargo market differ from, say, the early 1990's before the e-commerce boom as we know it today? A lot? A little? I mean, passenger aviation is well covered on these forums, but cargo... Anything you ...

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by B8887
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come quads outlasted trijets?
Replies: 86
Views: 14293

Re: How come quads outlasted trijets?

Because the performance of twins made trijets themselves quickly obsolete as they are now.

I've started a thread many moons ago called "Not Enough Credit Given To The GE90?"... as I also think this is an interesting question.

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 90
Views: 14165

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

Apparently, Brazil is one of the top destinations for Israelis leaving military service, the others being India and Nepal. When I was in Israel, plenty of Brazilians everywhere, quite high yielding. I could see TLV working very well for TP. IAH? How come? I see YUL happening ages before that.. Regar...

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by B8887
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Turkish Airlines could start flying to Australia in 2019 with B787-9
Replies: 80
Views: 10682

Re: Turkish Airlines to Australia in 2019 with B787-9

Interesting, this puts it on par with the ME3 on the one-stop-close-to-Europe route.. With the new airport coming online basically now, they can maybe attract a fair share of the premium market on the Kangaroo.. Would the TK product be attractive to this public who would want to avoid DXB or fly som...

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by B8887
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?
Replies: 46
Views: 5332

Re: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?

Thank you for your answers so far.. Secure documents? Didn't know about that one.. For example? Contracts?.. One thing I find curious is the lack of info about this issue. We know how many millions of passengers are flown each year down to the very last one and almost nothing about this. I still do ...

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by B8887
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?
Replies: 46
Views: 5332

What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?

It's pretty much self explanatory. Which kind of cargo do freight planes carry the most? For example those rows of tails at Memphis or Cologne? Foodstuffs? Smartphones? Microwaves? Clothing? I would say by number of items (small or lighweight items may be carried on large numbers) and by tonnage. Ar...

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by B8887
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?
Replies: 70
Views: 7623

Re: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?

From top of my mind, LIS (full to the brims), PEK, SYD (almost), (SHA), I was going to say ATL, but already mentioned (what's exactly the situation there?)...

Probably more elsewhere..

Please correct or comment if necessary.

Thanks..

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12816

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

EK still uses remote stands at DXB for some flights. Quite a different experience from the air conditioned terminal....

Not sure about Fly Dubai. Does QR use remote stands at DOH?

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year
Replies: 19
Views: 3610

TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year

https://www.dn.pt/lusa/interior/pmeua-c ... 51127.html

Regards.

B8887
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Portuguese PM is in the United States and made the announcement there.

No info on frequencies.

https://www.dn.pt/lusa/interior/pmeua-c ... 51127.html

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares
Replies: 45
Views: 10742

Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares

Highlights: Ex SQ Aircraft. No buyer after negotiations with BA, Iran Air and Hifly Engines are still fine and will be sold back to RR. Work will be done at Tarbes, France. http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-eco/2018/06/05/97002-20180605FILWWW00143-deux-a380-vendus-en-pieces-detachees.php Regards. B8887

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by B8887
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2522
Views: 180135

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Yes, the return of the Airliners.net Blue to the forums is welcome. I am still very cautiously optimistic that a.net can be saved. A few comments. As Viscount 724 briefly spoke about it, the return of the old small drop down menu at the top right of the forums so you can jump quickly from forum to f...

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by B8887
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Stop the complaining about the upgraded site... please!
Replies: 47
Views: 5254

Re: Stop the complaining about the upgraded site... please!

JetMatt. A.net was with me almost daily for the last 10 years. A.net, and the AV Herald for that matter, was an unofficial source for major media outlets around the world for debate about aviation. A.net was fun, informative, a trusted platform where posters and photographers were proud to post and ...

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by B8887
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 30778

Re: New Site.

I suppose it's the end of an era. The new site just looks and feels just like thousands of other sites on the Internet ranging from cat care tips to pine tree appreciation.

At least PLEASE BRING BACK THE BLUE BACKGROUND, PLEASE.

Good picture quality though.

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Longhaul:Attracting Business Passengers?
Replies: 15
Views: 5799

Norwegian Longhaul:Attracting Business Passengers?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pe%40rson" class="quote" target="_blank">Pe@rson</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Around 27 million a year at the mo. </i></...

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by B8887
Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 31 Years Later, We Found Eastern 980 Black Box
Replies: 32
Views: 24545

31 Years Later, We Found Eastern 980 Black Box

Cool story.

Pardon my ignorance, but are they going to send the tapes to the NTSB?

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could The Average Joe Buy An Airliner
Replies: 47
Views: 8981

RE: Could The Average Joe Buy An Airliner

Well, it turns out that indeed Boeing does not seem to have a 1-800 number, but you might want to try one of these, and I am sure they will direct you to the adequate sales department... <a href="http://www.boeing.com/contact-us.page" target="_blank">http://www.boeing.com/contact-us.page</a> Regards...

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by B8887
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could The Average Joe Buy An Airliner
Replies: 47
Views: 8981

RE: Could The Average Joe Buy An Airliner

Yes, you can buy an airliner if you are average Joe, however, there are a few points worth pointing out: -buying a 45 to 300M USD airliner is not exactly like walking to your local Ford leadership and driving out in a F-150, as there are not many Boeing or Airbus dealerships around. It will typicall...

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by B8887
Mon May 30, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latam Suspends CCS
Replies: 30
Views: 10860

RE: Latam Suspends CCS

@lightsaber I think the country is run by a mafia. "Isolation" is a word I see often in the headlines about it. Leaders in Venezuela are behaving in the same way N. Korean leaders do. They are obsessive, compulsive, neurotic and paranoid. The only population that suffers is theirs. Regards. B8887

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by B8887
Mon May 30, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latam Suspends CCS
Replies: 30
Views: 10860

RE: Latam Suspends CCS

Honestly, I think that country might seriously want to start to think about asking for outside help. For the astronomical crime rate alone, some kind of peacekeeping force might come in hand. They have problems of their own making that only affect themselves.

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Sat May 28, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS Expansion Plans: New Terminal / New Runway
Replies: 33
Views: 13169

RE: AMS Expansion Plans: New Terminal / New Runway

Which orientation would this new runway have?...

How many new "jetbridged" parking positions would the new terminal add?...

Thx...

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Tue May 24, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China Receives Its First 787
Replies: 37
Views: 9240

RE: Air China Receives Its First 787

I have to say those interior shots do not look particularly fashionable. Elegant and classic on the outside though.

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Mon May 23, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches ACJ350 XWB
Replies: 23
Views: 13032

RE: Airbus Launches ACJ350 XWB

What a cool aircraft to have... Can't wait to see the different liveries on that. I suppose a few oligarchs, plus a few Middle Eastern customers mixed with a few leasing companies, might be interested...

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair To Leave Hahn For Luxembourg?
Replies: 28
Views: 7833

RE: Ryanair To Leave Hahn For Luxembourg?

Although it's not impossible to reach <acronym title="Frankfurt - Hahn (HHN / EDFH), Germany">HHN</acronym>, getting there is a real pain in the backside as there is no motorway from <acronym title="Luxembourg (- Findel) (LUX / ELLX), Luxembourg">LUX</acronym>.. Scenic if you do it once, seasickness...

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by B8887
Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Receives First A320neo, Becomes Launch Operator
Replies: 158
Views: 37256

RE: LH Receives First A320neo, Becomes Launch Operator

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KarelXWB" class="quote" target="_blank">KarelXWB</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>will receive a total of 52 new airc...

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by B8887
Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decision On A350-1100 In 2016; If 380 Neo EIS 2025
Replies: 240
Views: 24633

Decision On A350-1100 In 2016; If 380 Neo EIS 2025

Link in French: <a href="http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-eco/2016/01/12/97002-20160112FILWWW00276-airbus-decision-sur-un-nouvel-a350-en-2016.php" target="_blank">http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-eco/201...ion-sur-un-nouvel-a350-en-2016.php</a> Judging by the tone of the quote about the A350-1100, it may lo...

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by B8887
Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prague: Hainan, China Eastern & Sichuan
Replies: 10
Views: 3994

RE: Prague: Hainan, China Eastern & Sichuan

Tour operators. These flights are almost certainly offered in coordination with Chinese travel agencies. Chinese tourism in Europe is increasing at a very fast rate, and the Chinese almost never travel independently. Passengers on these flights will in all likelihood do a tour of Central Europe, vis...

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by B8887
Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supersonic TU-144 In A Russian Backyard ...
Replies: 18
Views: 13003

RE: Supersonic TU-144 In A Russian Backyard ...

"Slightly" off topic, but I think it's relevant, the first and the most well known test pilot of the Concorde, André Turcat, has passed away today, aged 94. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a hr...

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by B8887
Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Reveals Redesigned Cabin Interior
Replies: 37
Views: 15978

RE:

Karel, I think the new interior is the second photo in the article you posted, and the first photo on this one, which also has a pic of the new uniforms. <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/12080319/Ryanair-reveals-its-new-plane-interiors-and-theres-a-distinct-lack-of-yellow.html" ...

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by B8887
Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA To Buy Airbus A380 Jumbo Jets, Boost Hawaii?
Replies: 323
Views: 80567

ANA To Buy Airbus A380 Jumbo Jets, Boost Hawaii?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lightsaber" class="quote" target="_blank">lightsaber</a> (<a href="#54" class="quote">Reply 54</a>):<br/><i>Sadly, I must agree. This doesn't se...

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by B8887
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways S16 Operation Changes
Replies: 35
Views: 14293

RE: Qatar Airways S16 Operation Changes

Interesting stuff. Too bad no upgauge or more frequency for <acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsbroek (BRU / EBBR / EBMB), Belgium">BRU</acronym>. No major changes for major hubs such as LON or <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>. S...

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by B8887
Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Direct LCY–SDV Possible?
Replies: 16
Views: 5502

RE: Direct LCY–SDV Possible?

Two questions.

Does SDV have customs facilities? Domestic flights only?

Do biz jets fly LON-SDV on a regular basis?

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cool De Icing Video In Heavy Snow From OSL
Replies: 24
Views: 8976

RE: Cool De Icing Video In Heavy Snow From OSL

"Cool" is the right word for it. Great video.

Too bad no colored fluid these days. I haven't seen colored liquid for quite some time.

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX And BER Will Wait For EK Until 2020
Replies: 170
Views: 13194

RE: MEX And BER Will Wait For EK Until 2020

I think it's EK that will wait for BER and not the other way around. Would they consider SXF in the meantime?

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Upgrades Iraq To First Class. Really?
Replies: 19
Views: 5202

RE: EK Upgrades Iraq To First Class. Really?

This is not surprising. Unstable and/or poor countries fare some of the best yields in F/J in the industry. Sub-saharan traffic to countries such as Mali, Tchad, Niger, plus Angola, Afghanistan and others come to mind. Civilian contractors are paid large amounts of money just to work there and deman...

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by B8887
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Prompting The Low Cost Growth London-Paris?
Replies: 31
Views: 6468

RE: What's Prompting The Low Cost Growth London-Paris?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/andy33" class="quote" target="_blank">andy33</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>It is perfectly possible to drive from the U...

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by B8887
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Mexico City International Airport
Replies: 27
Views: 6000

RE: New Mexico City International Airport

It's just amazing how real that CGI is. It looks good to me, I must say. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/usflyer+msp" class="quote" target="_blank">usflyer msp</a> (<a href="#5...

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by B8887
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Zhengzhou And Yinchuan
Replies: 33
Views: 10423

RE: Emirates Announces Zhengzhou And Yinchuan

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pe%40rson" class="quote" target="_blank">Pe@rson</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Emirates Announces Zhengzhou And Yi...

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by B8887
Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There Room For Another Aircraft Company
Replies: 16
Views: 3004

RE: Is There Room For Another Aircraft Company

As a general reply to the thread title, I would say that there is, to a certain extent, room for more. We saw just in the last few weeks, MRJ's first flight and COMAC's ARJ21 enter service. Both have two wings and look more than capable of flying to me. Manufacturers that want want to challenge A an...

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by B8887
Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Seeking More LGW Services
Replies: 56
Views: 10035

RE: EK Seeking More LGW Services

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kdhurst380" class="quote" target="_blank">kdhurst380</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Stansted is a weird one, I'm not sure ...

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by B8887
Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Al Baker's KMIA Accident Theory
Replies: 38
Views: 18257

Al Baker's KMIA Accident Theory

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MMO" class="quote" target="_blank">MMO</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i> I am sure glad he's on the case!!!. </i></fo...

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