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by B8887
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliner Types Where Old Versions Outlast Newer Ones
Replies: 7
Views: 1298

Re: Airliner Types Where Old Versions Outlast Newer Ones

747-200 definitely.

The few 727s still in service are not actually the latest versions/variants. Anyone can confirm?.

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B8887

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by B8887
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to go double daily from STN
Replies: 49
Views: 7409

Re: EK to go double daily from STN

It's really impressive. 11 flights a day, most of them A380s.. Not bad. As for the endless debate about STN being "posh "enough or whatever, I'm sure it attracts its fair share of people from the financial community. Maybe not all of it, of course, but a steady share. Both FR and U2 have a...

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by B8887
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1694
Views: 326254

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I did not imply that.. I just said it looks good.. No big deal anyway.

Maybe they are in touch with the same graphic designer/ agency as their Star partners LH..

"Hey, are you dropping the yellow/golden colour too"?

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B8887

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by B8887
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do airlines do retro liveries?
Replies: 15
Views: 1412

Re: Why do airlines do retro liveries?

Airlines do retro liveries mostly for fun. Just as humankind has always had the reflex to decorate its surroundings (caves, walls, furniture), special markings are almost as old as aviation, just like for cars. Today retro liveries are of course also used to celebrate the company's heritage, and the...

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by B8887
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1694
Views: 326254

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I gotta say the current UA livery should be one of the easiest (and long overdue) livery to improve. It's just so awful..

Can't wait until April to see it..

The one posted by InnsbruckFlyer is a major improvement, I must say..

Regards

B8887

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by B8887
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?
Replies: 67
Views: 9872

Re: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?

Is there even a case in which a tech or medical diversion caused a serious diplomatic or security incident?.. I don't think there's even one actually. You'd probably need to go way back in time, but even then I'm not sure it ever happened.. Boredom usually becomes the worst part I think. Regards. B8...

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by B8887
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?
Replies: 67
Views: 9872

Re: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?

It's usually dealt with common sense. No different than the long-haulers which have to divert to a very sparsely populated location in Russia on a regular basis or the well documented cases which had to divert to Iran. Pax are kept on plane/sterile part of terminal/hotel until the replacement/soluti...

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by B8887
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations
Replies: 56
Views: 12450

Re: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations

FNC saw a 747 land as part of the then-new runway certification process.

I do not see QR flying there anytime soon though..

Good additions though. Seven is pretty significant.

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B8887

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by B8887
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?
Replies: 74
Views: 3943

Re: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?

LUX: 747-8F launch customer.

So they're here to stay basically.

Excellent to compare 747-400F and 8F noise levels, which are pretty large and noticeable.

Pretty busy cargo airport for those who don't know..

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B8887

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by B8887
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Middle Name in flight booking
Replies: 12
Views: 1299

Re: Middle Name in flight booking

I also have a long name; first name, plus three middles and the last. Never had any issues with airlines, although I sometimes get a comment from a bored official "pretty long name, huh" or something like that. I've had more confusion over this with telecoms and utilities for example, but ...

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by B8887
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 85
Views: 14860

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

I remember MH 370 very vividly as it was the week I started my new job. Makes for a good reference. I believe it will eventually be found, obviously. Most probably after we are not here, but still possibly before. It's not my favourite subject as I've always hated conspiracy theories, but rogue acti...

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by B8887
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra Europe 5th freedom & W/B flying?
Replies: 16
Views: 1889

Re: Intra Europe 5th freedom & W/B flying?

It's true. The changes of catching a widebody intraeurope are pretty slim. It's always been like that, compared to say, the US or Japan. A different market I suppose, maybe someone can provide a more detailed explanation.. Aside from the routes already mentioned, TK has been flying routinely 330s an...

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by B8887
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most overserved aviation market?
Replies: 17
Views: 2083

Re: What's the most overserved aviation market?

Good thread.

i would expect KWI-DXB to be up there...

A gazillion daily frequencies on widebodies.

It's pretty difficult to tell though. Mature markets like Europe and the US might also have some.

Domestic routes with multiple frequencies..

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B8887

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by B8887
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates launching to Porto
Replies: 32
Views: 7593

Re: Emirates launching to Porto

Excellent news.

Although not the capital, the Porto region is pretty important economically and demographically, with, indeed, a dense manufacturing and industry network that may play well with the cargo side of things..

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B8887

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by B8887
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest domestic flights in the world
Replies: 37
Views: 4997

Re: Longest domestic flights in the world

LHR-HKG in the not too distant past. Were passengers on this flights treated exactly like they were flying up to EDI or MAN, or were they any extra checks at either end? I never took the AF flights, and although I know it's a fully domestic flight, is there any kind of additional/extra passport chec...

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by B8887
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB to launch flights to Paris-Vatry (XCR)
Replies: 45
Views: 7338

Re: IB to launch flights to Paris-Vatry (XCR)

I've been posting less and less because I don't want to pick arguments, but just to conclude. Sorry about the inconvenience. I just added the populations of the major cities within a 1 1/2 hour drive from XCR. Reims, Troyea, Vitry, St Dizier etc..t's over 500 000 people. Not bad. Maybe 40 or 50 soul...

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by B8887
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB to launch flights to Paris-Vatry (XCR)
Replies: 45
Views: 7338

Re: IB to launch flights to Paris-Vatry (XCR)

.. Interesting. I've always thought that XCR is well located and accessible. I know for a fact many people in the neighboring countries and France itself would use it if interesting. People already drive easily 1 1/2 hour to reach CRL and other LCC airports around. Plus onward connections in MAD.. C...

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by B8887
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates (EK) lack of expansion in recent years
Replies: 82
Views: 12693

Re: Emirates (EK) lack of expansion in recent years

No problem SQ317. I've honestly thought about that too (moving all the other carriers to DWC), but didn't want to mention it. You know what I think? That may even not be necessary. But in the event that it would? Would the likes of AF, BA, VS, KE, etc, etc, agree to move there? If I was one of them,...

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by B8887
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates (EK) lack of expansion in recent years
Replies: 82
Views: 12693

Re: Emirates (EK) lack of expansion in recent years

@edealinfo. You just took a good option on the four most useless posts of the month. I'll answer,- respectfully -as so well put by you- about my post. It's not. You can spell it both ways, and I've heard it and saw it both ways throughout the ages. Even if it wasn't, nobody would care, but you. Rega...

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by B8887
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates (EK) lack of expansion in recent years
Replies: 82
Views: 12693

Re: Emirates (EK) lack of expansion in recent years

Thanks for the stats SQ317.. That pretty much kills DWC in the foreseeable future, no??.. I mean, just do the maths. 24 hour ops, expansion to 118 M. Movements have flattened. They still have room to grow at DXB without bothering too much on infrastructure investment. Even with some natural growth i...

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by B8887
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates (EK) lack of expansion in recent years
Replies: 82
Views: 12693

Re: Emirates (EK) lack of expansion in recent years

It's pretty interesting, but I think they may have reached "cruise mode" and are fine with it. They already fly 10 A380s a day to LON, for example, and in Europe save for a few adjustments here and there, growth may have peaked. Just a comment about China. The sheer size of the population ...

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by B8887
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9
Replies: 77
Views: 14967

Re: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9

The interview is pretty extensive. A few stats that he mentions. 40 pc of TN's traffic originates in the US. LAX is "easily" their biggest market of those 40. 20 pc of pax are local French Polynesia residents. The rest as I understand it is mostly Paris. He sounds really cautious. If it do...

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by B8887
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9
Replies: 77
Views: 14967

Re: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9

This is very interesting. A few thoughts. The kind of traffic it attracts is not high yielding. It's very high yielding. One word. Honeymooners. The kind of people and the circumstances that specifically want to avoid that unpleasant lounge in LAX. And they're prepared to pay for it. Routing? Very c...

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by B8887
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde economics vs. 787/A330/777/A321LR
Replies: 48
Views: 6938

Re: Concorde economics vs. 787/A330/777/A321LR

Concorde was actually meant, and in the end it was, economically viable for airlines, and it was originally designed to be produced in larger numbers. What killed it were the oil shocks of the early 70's. "Economics" and "Concorde" placed not far from in each other is a fairly hu...

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by B8887
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World's Busiest Airports 1990
Replies: 9
Views: 3809

Re: World's Busiest Airports 1990

Actually I thought about starting a thread about this recently.

Does anyone know the busiest airports in the 1950's and 60's.?

I can't find the data...

ORD? Already?.. Or JFK?

Or even HND?..

Thanks.

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with service to all 6 LON airports?
Replies: 42
Views: 4059

Re: Airports with service to all 6 LON airports?

No one mentioned LIS yet. All but SEN...

I know some people who would not mind using SEN over Gatwick...

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B8887

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by B8887
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus considering A330NEO Regional
Replies: 95
Views: 16550

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus considering A330NEO Regional

Good question. Only Saudia bought it? The 797 isn't green lighted yet and I would be very cautious to say it will be. Bread and butters are called 737s and A32x series, not risky clean sheet designs. "Regional" by Chinese standards should mean feeder flights of less than 3/4 hours, I think...

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by B8887
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Republic E175 - moving passengers for weight and balance?
Replies: 21
Views: 2936

Re: Republic E175 - moving passengers for weight and balance?

Happened a few tines to me arguably a while ago..

On a 727 in the early 1990's and on some RJ's, possibly a Saab 340 and ERJ 145.

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B8887

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by B8887
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will be the impact of a 3rd runway on LHR slots?
Replies: 25
Views: 4697

Re: What will be the impact of a 3rd runway on LHR slots?

Excuse me, but what would the impact on the cost of the current slots be?

Goes up because airlines will pay a bigger premium for LHR? Goes down bcs more slots will be available?

But I agree, this is all a bit iffy and wheny (still)...

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Courier box flying on passenger seats
Replies: 19
Views: 4542

Re: Courier box flying on passenger seats

@stylo777

Is my memory right, or is it possible that I saw a large metal box "traveling" on a seat like a passenger, also many moons ago on my intra-european flights?.

(more than once)

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B8887

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by B8887
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 33968

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

Interesting that a day later and we still have no comments from the pilots? I'm intrigued what it was they were facing I am pretty sure they are needing some kind of psychological support now after their near-death-experience. Agreed. They will most likely have medical follow-up at least for the ne...

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by B8887
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 33968

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

It might explain the unusual vectors somewhat, but for those not in the know, the area around Lisbon can get surprisingly hilly, especially the north bank of the Tagus, as with Lisbon itself. The Alentejo around Beja, on the contrary, does have some rolling hills, but it's much flatter. Regards. B8887

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by B8887
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 33968

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

Does Portugal have a different system of incident reporting and investigation that's more public? I'm almost certain this event will be classified as an "accident", like others such as very severe turbulence, w/ or without damage (airframe and/or overhead bins for example), and will there...

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by B8887
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was the first plane with a crew rest area?
Replies: 7
Views: 3867

Re: What was the first plane with a crew rest area?

Yep, way before the jet age then.. Did the Stratocruiser have it?..

Since it's not specified, but military planes possibly beat civilian ones.

The B 52 has them, not sure about the B 36 and B 29, but it's very probable...

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B8887

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by B8887
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi out on one engine?
Replies: 65
Views: 6381

Re: Taxi out on one engine?

Just to add that I'm pretty sure I already saw an airline bragging about SET in an inflight magazine if I'm not mistaken. Not sure which one, possibly U2, and this was easily like 5 years ago, not 5 months ago. They even publish savings figures per fleet due to RETI. Correct. I separately saw the fi...

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by B8887
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Rolls-Royce plc be absorbed by Airbus in a near future ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5265

Re: Could Rolls-Royce plc be absorbed by Airbus in a near future ?

This will not happen. Although truly inseparable from one another, both benefit from each other being independent. Airframers like A and B are not metal tube makers. They make extremely high tech stuff that requires billions in R&D plus enormous production means. Same for RR in a completely othe...

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by B8887
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi out on one engine?
Replies: 65
Views: 6381

Re: Taxi out on one engine?

On my recent intra-european flights, single engine taxi in and out is becoming quite routine, almost a non-event. Much more frequent than say 5 or 10 years ago. I suppose cost and environmental considerations have a much bigger say than before.

Regards..

B8887

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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: 61
Views: 16356

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: 2643

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: 6475

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: 2201

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: 2201

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..

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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: 10516

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: 10047

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: 10047

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: 6475

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: 9212

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.

Regards..

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: 7630

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: 15246

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: 143
Views: 27483

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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