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by Natflyer
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR Chicago route a failure?
Replies: 37
Views: 6391

Re: WOW AIR Chicago route a failure?

Re: 2 Aug SFO flight: TF-GAY A333 appears to have a gap in its flying when it should / could have operated the SFO flight. It arrived at KEF from LAX at 1335 on 2 Aug (on time), and then stayed there until it departed to LAX at 1745 on 3 Aug (on time). The gap appears to be the missing SFO rotation...

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by Natflyer
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR Chicago route a failure?
Replies: 37
Views: 6391

WOW AIR Chicago route a failure?

WOW AIR cancelled its ORD flight on August 2nd and also today AUG 4th. Additionally they planned their ORD operations with a 1:15 ground time. I have been looking at most of their flights and AFAIK they have never spent less than 2 hours on-ground which seems minimum for International operations at ...

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by Natflyer
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Etihad Flight Loads -- Non Rev Travel
Replies: 18
Views: 2459

Re: Etihad Flight Loads -- Non Rev Travel

"Staff Traveller" is a great app for this purpose.

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by Natflyer
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW pulls out of Cork
Replies: 6
Views: 1954

Re: WOW pulls out of Cork

Hardly surprising...more here. http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/wow-air-axes-cork-to-iceland-flights-after-just-five-months-455975.html WOW air has not issued any financial reports this year. As a private company they do not have to, but the silence is deafening as they have been happy enough to...

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by Natflyer
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is 747 dying?
Replies: 59
Views: 9712

Re: Is 747 dying?

Yeah, and with fuel prices on the steep rise Not really. http://www.globalpetrolprices.com/benchmark/ http://www.infomine.com/investment/metal-prices/crude-oil/5-year/ SAS is keeping theirs for a few more years due to the low prices. They aren't planning to phase them out until 2019, when the lease...

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by Natflyer
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's old DC-8 fleet questions
Replies: 111
Views: 9252

Re: United's old DC-8 fleet questions

THANKS, beauty is always extremely subjective! And I had no idea that PanAm had them. What routes did PanAm use them on? Could they make it to deep South America? But, truly, what were the positives of the DC-8? What were her performance specs and what could she do? Was the DC-8 often used on TATL ...

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by Natflyer
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian at BDL: What's the main goal?
Replies: 43
Views: 5842

Re: Norwegian at BDL: What's the main goal?

hibtastic wrote:
June load factor for EDI-BDL was 80% based on the restricted capacity of 150 on the 738s. Total pax for June (given the flights started on the 11th) was 1436.


Sooo they flew an average of 120 pax pr flight EDI-BDL. That is really going to turn their fortunes around...

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by Natflyer
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 20143

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

There is no picket line to cross, they don't work for Norwegian. D8 hires 3rd country nationals through a bogus employment agency in Singapore. The 737 routes from SWF and PVD are being flown by US pilots. Norwegian got a waiver from the IAA to allow FAA type rated pilots to fly the IAA registered ...

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by Natflyer
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO completes A380 capable gate
Replies: 9
Views: 2067

Re: MCO completes A380 capable gate

Last time I flew into MCO, immigration was horrible. Really slow and poor service and only one flight arriving (around 9pm). They better improve that before bringing in an A380...

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by Natflyer
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 20143

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

Aviation isn't particularly difficult, but it is particularly unforgiving. High standards are in place at other carriers because a slip up isn't an accident, it's a tragedy. People who aren't pilots do not understand, and I wouldn't expect them to. You might be 6 feet from the flight deck, but you'...

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by Natflyer
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 20143

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

I saw a trip report on Youtube of the EDI-PVD flight and it is seriously weight limited to the extend that a lot of the pax have their own row of seats both sides of the isle. That might change with the MAX but that must be hurting bottom line. The 738 really is being stretched on these missions. S...

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by Natflyer
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing
Replies: 55
Views: 17096

Re: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing

There must be more to this story. I have had to climb to 10.000' ft with gear down (757) as the Wheel well fire warning was inop (procedure per the book). This means noise, a very slow climb, noise, a couple of tons extra fuel, noise, and vibration. And did I mention the noise?

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by Natflyer
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.
Replies: 41
Views: 7109

Re: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.

If you see a 737 in the OP, you need to see someone...

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by Natflyer
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cities that could see narrowbody longhaul flights with A321neo/B737MAX
Replies: 62
Views: 9477

Re: Cities that could see narrowbody longhaul flights with A321neo/B737MAX

Helsinki is quite potential. Norwegian has around 40 destinations from HEL. A321neo and B737 MAX could reach cities in Northern India, Central Asia and Western Far East. Also Northeastern US, Eastern Canada and Northern Africa is reachable. A321neoLR could reach US cities such as New York, Chicago,...

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by Natflyer
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU court rules age 65 rule 'legal'.
Replies: 18
Views: 3771

Re: EU court rules age 65 rule 'legal'.

Looks like Europe just got hit with the USA's Age 65 via a court ruling. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-05/airlines-can-ground-pilots-at-65-court-says-in-lufthansa-case Did'nt bother to read the bloomberg article did you? It was a pilot claiming the age limit is discriminatory and ...

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by Natflyer
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained
Replies: 87
Views: 9448

Re: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained

I guess the lady never thought her purse was on the heavy side? I know my wife would'nt notice if I put a brick into one of her gargantuan purses (aka black holes)...

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by Natflyer
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could MIA become a global gateway?
Replies: 51
Views: 5118

Re: Could MIA become a global gateway?

And no US airport will become an international transit hub while every transit passenger has to clear Immigration and Customs just to catch a connecting flight, say LHR-MIA-LIM. Why bother?

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by Natflyer
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 353
Views: 50209

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

I have no idea about the tipping, but elevators and stabilizers should be more EFFECTIVE on a longer frame. What I am really interested in is how the new MLG will affect field performance. There, I fixed that for you. The -10 does have higher MLW than the -9. Not by much, but still. I have not flow...

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by Natflyer
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA cancels CRJ flights from PHX due to extreme heat
Replies: 29
Views: 8980

Re: Regional airliners and heat...

Well,AFAIK mainly certified to a lower maximum operating temperature. But having endured the crap air conditioning in some of these things, I for one do not want to come anywhere near 100F or higher temps.

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by Natflyer
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF
Replies: 60
Views: 7126

Re: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF

by738 wrote:
aemoreira1981 wrote:
The first 738 flight had to have about 40 seats blocked. Would as 7M8 have needed to have those seats blocked?

No


Not 40, but probably some

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by Natflyer
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 584
Views: 76734

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

With a potential smaller lower lobe for LD3-45s, are we looking at the resurrection of the double bubble fuselage?

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by Natflyer
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW NOW
Replies: 10
Views: 2487

Re: WOW NOW

WOW AIR of Iceland just got her 10th Airbus 321 with the Registration TF-NOW, just landed at KEF Inbound from TLS. Next plane will be TF-SKY, A 321N/WL. They now have a fleet of 3 x A 320 (one NEO), 10 x Airbus 321 and 3 x A 330. Compared to Iceland Air: they are operating a fleet of 21 Boeing 757 ...

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by Natflyer
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are those A321LR routes economically viable?
Replies: 29
Views: 5375

Re: Are those A321LR routes economically viable?

A lot of wishful thinking here on anet regarding the A321LR and the MAXes. Having been involved in extensive evaluations of all of those some of this really looks silly. Real world evaluations take significant time and are never based on any manufacturers marketing stuff. Couple of things we found o...

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by Natflyer
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair in talks with Boeing regarding the 737MAX10
Replies: 29
Views: 6383

Re: Ryanair in talks with Boeing regarding the 737MAX10

Given that nothing firm exists about the aircraft, I think the latter seems more likely. Since the final product hasn't even been firmed up yet, I don't think Ryanair will order it, yet. The 737-10 could still turn into something that Ryanair just isn't interested in. The 737-10 is expected to be l...

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by Natflyer
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Emergency Landing at TLH
Replies: 30
Views: 5008

Re: United Emergency Landing at TLH

b747400erf wrote:
A lot of smaller news networks use bots to write articles.


So this bot is named Erin Lisch?

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by Natflyer
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF
Replies: 60
Views: 7126

Re: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF

Norwegian is reducing payload on the -800 by 39 pax, 4000 kgs give or take. The MAX is not going to better the NG by that amount. Perhaps burning 1600-1800 kgs less going across. The higher MTOW is almost eaten up by the higher OEW. So, a 160-170 pax payload is what is reasonable for the MAX to carr...

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by Natflyer
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 26 Airlines Fail to Complete NCAA Certification Process in Nigeria
Replies: 12
Views: 2722

Re: 26 Airlines Fail to Complete NCAA Certification Process in Nigeria

And once again the narrow mindset of a certain nation shows itself...

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by Natflyer
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 26 Airlines Fail to Complete NCAA Certification Process in Nigeria
Replies: 12
Views: 2722

Re: 26 Airlines Fail to Complete NCAA Certification Process in Nigeria

Link/Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201706120034.html "Lagos — No fewer than 26 airlines have discontinued the process for the acquisition of the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) over stringent conditions set by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), it has been revealed." "...

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by Natflyer
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF
Replies: 60
Views: 7126

Re: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF

I think more uk destinations could be added.Possibly even Cork but that unlikely as it's quite close to both Shannon and Dublin. UK destinations I can see being added are MAN,BHX,GLA,CWF,NCL however could the MAX fly as far as AMS or HAM? No AMS and HAM are far out of economical range. SWF-LPA is w...

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by Natflyer
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air KEF-MIA with A 321 instead of A 333
Replies: 30
Views: 8161

Re: WOW Air KEF-MIA with A 321 instead of A 333

Well the FAA is really not different, FAR 121.161: Unless authorized by the Administrator, based on the character of the terrain, the kind of operation, or the performance of the airplane to be used, no certificate holder may operate two-engine or three-engine (except a three-engine turbine powered...

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by Natflyer
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air KEF-MIA with A 321 instead of A 333
Replies: 30
Views: 8161

Re: WOW Air KEF-MIA with A 321 instead of A 333

Well the FAA is really not different, FAR 121.161: Unless authorized by the Administrator, based on the character of the terrain, the kind of operation, or the performance of the airplane to be used, no certificate holder may operate two-engine or three-engine (except a three-engine turbine powered ...

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by Natflyer
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air KEF-MIA with A 321 instead of A 333
Replies: 30
Views: 8161

Re: WOW Air KEF-MIA with A 321 instead of A 333

As far as I know, WOW Air does not have an approved ETOPS program, so even if the A321s and A330s are ETOPS equipped, the airline can't operate them under ETOPS rules. I saw an article last year that they were close. On a side note, I am shocked that an airline without ETOPS would fly transatlantic...

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by Natflyer
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar AIrways to defer orders?
Replies: 23
Views: 6499

Re: Qatar AIrways to defer orders?

I had the feeling that Airbus and QR affair was a bit too much wishy washy. Did they really need to make them a first user for all the Neos and A350s? The EGO of Qatar President Plays the Major role here. Not so different with from another new elected Political President with not so different Habit...

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by Natflyer
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump announces plan to privatize Air Traffic Control
Replies: 71
Views: 10793

Re: Trump announces plan to privatize Air Traffic Control

The FAA should not run or operate anything. Just be a regulator. Of aircraft operators, airports and ATC providers. About time.

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by Natflyer
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 739max 2.0 Would the Max9 benefit by including the proposed Max10 initiatives?
Replies: 49
Views: 5444

Re: 739max 2.0 Would the Max9 benefit by including the proposed Max10 initiatives?

I think you need to fix something there. How many 2016s are there? Is it now 2016b?

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by Natflyer
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: why do people consider christians bad?
Replies: 70
Views: 4365

Re: why do people consider christians bad?

People who take fictional books WAY too seriously are the problem. Doesn't matter what book it is. Exactly. Sitting in AA First Class once, deadheading out of MIA an AA Captain in uniform got seated beside me. He had just flown a 777 into MIA. As soon as he was seated he pulled out a bible (You kno...

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by Natflyer
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 A321 diverts to GRR- smoke from carry on
Replies: 15
Views: 3565

Re: B6 A321 diverts to GRR- smoke from carry on

Lithium battery fire also took down Asiana #991, B744F. Quite posssibly also Egyptair 804 but the jury isa still out on that one. The DHS director needs to take note. You are mitigating one risk to create and even greater one. I think IATA knocked some sense into him. Also most of the aircraft flyi...

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by Natflyer
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 99
Views: 23036

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

The nose section looks like an anteater. I hope they put a nose-dome on it if only to reduce drag...

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by Natflyer
Wed May 31, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Announces PVD-FDF/PTP - Replacing BOS
Replies: 23
Views: 3476

Re: D8 Announces PVD-FDF/PTP - Replacing BOS

Mortyman wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
Who is D8 ? -----------------------------


DY = Norwegian Air Shuttle
DU = Norwegian Long Haul
D8 = Norwegian Air International
DI = Norwegian Air UK
?? = Norwegian Air Argentina


AKA Norwegian Pyramid scheme...

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by Natflyer
Sat May 27, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the 767-400ER not more successful?
Replies: 26
Views: 7185

Re: Why was the 767-400ER not more successful?

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Stretch but same MTOW as the 763ER...if it had more MTOW for fuel, there may have been better sales.


Incorrect. B767-300ER MTOW (highest) 412,000lbs. B767-400ER MTOW 450,000lbs.

Don't post alternative facts here.

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by Natflyer
Sat May 27, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural PDX-LHR flight today
Replies: 32
Views: 6931

Re: Inaugural PDX-LHR flight toda

Business class $7,500 on Delta vs $2,700 on Icelandair. Coach $1,500 on DL vs $850 on FI. Same distance with 1-hour layover in Reykjavík. Delta might have to adjust some to comp ete, especially if Norwegian starts PDX-CDG. That one is very close, Only 5nm more distance. But it still has a stop in a...

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by Natflyer
Mon May 22, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SaudiGulf finally ready for takeoff
Replies: 12
Views: 2892

Re: SaudiGulf finally ready for takeoff

andrefranca wrote:
all the best for them, but when is Saudi arabia going to issue tourist visas???


Hopefully soon. Nothing beats Riyadh in July...

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by Natflyer
Sun May 21, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico 737 Tips Over Truck At LAX Injuring 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2847

Re: Aeromexico 737 Tips Over Truck At LAX Injuring 8

Well, simply put an airplane always has the right of way against vehicles. Did the truck just cut in front of the airplane? Happens way too often. I have had airport busses full of people cut in front of me taxiing a heavy jet.
Secondly, what idiot transports people in the back of a high lift truck?

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by Natflyer
Sat May 20, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral 77Ws withdrawn from use
Replies: 16
Views: 6191

Re: Air Austral 77Ws withdrawn from use

Misleading thread title. Fleet is being rolled over. Not parked.

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by Natflyer
Wed May 17, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is this 757 going?
Replies: 8
Views: 2377

Re: Where is this 757 going?

I ferried an empty 757 Combi from ANC-OKO (Yokota Air Base, Tokyo) back in December and we made it with plenty of room to spare. I think it was something like 8.5 hours and we were going westbound in winter, which didn't help. Our airplane also didn't have winglets. I'm guessing an even lighter air...

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by Natflyer
Tue May 16, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS to upgrade A300 cockpits
Replies: 42
Views: 9135

Re: UPS to upgrade A300 cockpits

The IS&S cockpit shown above added so much functionality for such a low price that financially it was a no-brainer. Committing to the Collins solution is a whole different financial story, although many pilots seem to prefer it because, among other things, it operates and displays in a more-fam...

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by Natflyer
Wed May 03, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jeddah Terminal opening in Summer 2018, impact on SV?
Replies: 14
Views: 2207

Re: New Jeddah Airport opening in Summer 2018, impact on SV?

More like a new terminal than a whole new airport...

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by Natflyer
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in desperate need of more gates
Replies: 102
Views: 14201

Re: Airports in desperate need of more gates

There's upgauging, and there's gate utilization. End gate-squating - turn them into CUTE gates. Compare passengers per day per date at LHR versus the airports mentioned by the OP. Well that's true of most US airports. However YYZ is 100% CUTE and is reaching its breaking point. Interim solution wou...

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by Natflyer
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera 738 off piste at Keflavik
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Primera 738 off piste at Keflavik

A Primera 737-800 went off the southern end of runway 19 (shortened) late this afternoon. No injuries reported, damage unknown. http://icelandmag.visir.is/article/developing-keflavik-airport-closed-after-plane-skids-runway-due-snow-ice First day of reduced length runway operations at KEF until mid-j...

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