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by ikolkyo
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747F at FL450?!
Replies: 16
Views: 2810

Re: B747F at FL450?!

MileHFL400 wrote:
On the same subject i often see quite a few B787's up at FL430, is this good for fuel burn?


Higher cruise usually equals better fuel burn.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Embraer E195-E2 takes shape
Replies: 69
Views: 7309

Re: E195-E2 Rollout today

Man, it'd be nice to have spotters down hub Embraer and up in Mirabel to get some good tracking of CSeries and Ejets.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 257
Views: 50202

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Looking good, especially the fully painted winglet. I wish WN would do the same.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and the A340-500?
Replies: 36
Views: 7076

Re: Air Canada and the A340-500?

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
steveinbc wrote:
Noise wrote:
Did the A340-500 ever fly YVR-SYD?

No. The YYZ-YVR-SYD service has always been operated by a B772.


You might want to reconsider it... The first 77L only arrived two years later.




An A343 on YVR-SYD? I wonder how heavy the weight restriction was, couldn't have been that bad.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bae / Avro RJ NEO?
Replies: 15
Views: 753

Re: Bae / Avro RJ NEO?

Yeah not happening, CSeries will destroy this aircraft.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peruvian Airlines 737-300 Off runway at Jauja Airport
Replies: 20
Views: 4299

Peruvian Airlines 737-300 Off runway at Jauja Airport

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Sounds like everyone is OK according to local media, take a look at this video.

Video Link: https://twitter.com/AlexandraHorler/sta ... 5783634945

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737-300 OB-2036-P

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by ikolkyo
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NGs Without winglets and/or Still With Eyebrow Windows
Replies: 28
Views: 4456

Re: 737NGs Without winglets and/or Still With Eyebrow Windows

I try to keep extensive records of both winglet and eyebrow status of the 737NG fleet, so I will share the data I have in these areas: Lacking winglets -- All 69 737-600 aircraft, of which at least 9 have already been scrapped 148 737-700, with 14 being E-7 Wedgetail aircraft, and a further 32 havi...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Boeing replace the 737 with a fresh new a/c design?
Replies: 55
Views: 7306

Re: When will Boeing replace the 737 with a fresh new a/c design?

I think the situation is not the same as in the nineties. Airbus took over and in the next ten years CSeries, E2, Comac and Irkut will claim some marketshare in the 100-220 seats segment too. https://blogs.thomsonreuters.com/answerson/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2016/05/airbus-boeing-graphic.png Com...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Boeing replace the 737 with a fresh new a/c design?
Replies: 55
Views: 7306

Re: When will Boeing replace the 737 with a fresh new a/c design?

keesje wrote:
I think the tails look better than the orders. Just 420 on order (analyst say 325); 200 for Lionair (solid?) 100 for United and 120 for 10 other smaller customers.


Since when are TUI, AC, Turkish, Westjet, ALC and Aeromexico small customers? Half of them are new customers for the -900ER/-9

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by ikolkyo
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Boeing replace the 737 with a fresh new a/c design?
Replies: 55
Views: 7306

Re: When will Boeing replace the 737 with a fresh new a/c design?

I think the general vibe is that the MAX will tide Boeing over, until technology further improves enough to justify an all-new airframe. I expect them to get started in the middle of the next decade, with delivery around 2030-2035. The NG lasted far longer than the -3/4/5 did, and about as long (if...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil tribe gets compensation for plane crash over Amazon forest (GOL 1907)
Replies: 23
Views: 1874

Re: Brazil tribe gets compensation for plane crash over Amazon forest (GOL 1907)

Yeah GOL shouldn't be paying this, should be whoever was operated that Legacy.

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by ikolkyo
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 298
Views: 12284

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Doesn't anyone think that the LH 744 on FRA-DTW is a vote of confidence for the Detroit market? It's quite a large capacity bump (premium too)! @KLM617: You can fly LH to FRA direct from DTW and get even better service than what KLM offers! If it was a 747-8 then yes I would see it as an upgrade bu...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop
Replies: 54
Views: 9190

Re: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop

the article doesn't say, but did the test flight LCY-JFK carry any kind of meaningful load? The (obvious) thought here is that if the C-Series can hop the pond with a business class only configuration, then this seems to be a major win over the current 1-stop A318 ops at BA. Sandyb123 Flew with a p...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most incredible Airline turnarounds?
Replies: 47
Views: 6972

Re: Most incredible Airline turnarounds?

The US3 were in pretty deep awhile back if I remember correctly, things seem to be churning now for them.

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by ikolkyo
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1491
Views: 104573

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

It looks like FTV2 is completing a simulation of an LCY to NYC trip https://www.flightradar24.com/BBA502/cd9250b Was configured with similar payload of 40 business class seats, 8 more than BA's A318. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C7yW_LxWkAIxqjh.jpg Source: https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/8457...

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by ikolkyo
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 1699
Views: 126627

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Was posted a few days ago.

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by ikolkyo
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 1758
Views: 124172

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

I really wonder how the next new engine from a Pratt gets perceived..

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by ikolkyo
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 244
Views: 19700

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

That one inch really doesn't apply the VX since their Economy seats are 17.7in.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta or United order Airbus A320neo family aircraft?
Replies: 27
Views: 5482

Re: Will Delta or United order Airbus A320neo family aircraft?

DL doesn't order new planes; they have to be at least 15 years old and have gone thru 3 airlines for them even to consider adding to their fleet. United only orders Boeing's so that should answer your question. All jokes aside, that pretty much is the truth to airplane orders for both carriers. Oth...

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by ikolkyo
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 68
Views: 18369

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

They like sitting on orders for air shows, especially Paris.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-10 to claw back market share in 2018-2025 period
Replies: 45
Views: 8360

Re: Boeing 737-10 to claw back market share in 2018-2025 period

MileHFL400 wrote:
I noticed a B737-8ERX, is that an official Boeing product?


Was just a concept and Keesje just pulled that picture from the article, highly doubt it happens.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 257
Views: 50202

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Can someone enlighten me why Southwest will take delivery of at least 9 737 MAX aircraft before putting them into service? I have never heard this before, airline tend to put expensive aircraft into service immediately. I believe it has something to do with the Pilot contracts, WN wanted to operate...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 257
Views: 50202

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Just saw this - Courtesy of RoutesOnline - Southwest Airlines on Thursday 16MAR17 opened reservation for its new Boeing 737MAX 8 (IATA Code: 7M8), set to enter operations on 01OCT17. Initially, the airline will put 9 aircraft into revenue service on 01OCT17, and for the first week the MAX 8 will se...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 1758
Views: 124172

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

Wonder what they were patching up on that thing.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1491
Views: 104573

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

Some odd paint on that aircraft, wonder why they never bothered to paint the fuselage..

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by ikolkyo
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 381
Views: 32783

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

ME3 getting hit big time, wonder how long this will last.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 164
Views: 17827

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

Hello there. First post for me. Why is BCN-EZE 'awfully long' for an A332? In terms of passengers comfort? Each aircraft has a range of which it can fly on one tank of fuel. For the A332, this range is not much further than the distance between Barcelona and Buenos Aires. To add to that, heavier ai...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 257
Views: 50202

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

hibtastic wrote:
...and still no DY/D8 MAXs yet?



Very interesting how non have rolled out, any talk of when we should see the first one? Also interested in knowing when Batik Air Malaysia is expected to receive theirs.

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by ikolkyo
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest outlines initial 737 MAX operations
Replies: 11
Views: 3236

Re: Southwest outlines initial 737 MAX operations

carlokiii wrote:
So, are the 737 Max planes coded as 7M7/8/9 for IATA officially? And B7M7/8/9 for ICAO or still the same as the NG series?

I might have missed the announcement.


It's literally in the topic post, 7M/7/8/9

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by ikolkyo
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 257
Views: 50202

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

A little odd that there are so many when ops don't begin until October Quite strange indeed. First delivery remains scheduled for July, it looks like Southwest will build up a large 737 MAX fleet before putting the aircraft into service. Is WN still retiring 737 Classics prior to starting service? ...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 257
Views: 50202

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

A little odd that there are so many when ops don't begin until October

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by ikolkyo
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cseries orders for 2017
Replies: 123
Views: 27783

Re: Cseries orders for 2017

Now if only production could get rolling.

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by ikolkyo
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only one ship left to search for MH370
Replies: 57
Views: 8419

Re: Only one ship left to search for MH370

Because the plane never meant to be found. The Malaysian government know where the plane is. Look, are you telling me now that an unknown aircraft can fly into different countries without military concern???? That means technically, I could fly over Malaysian airspace right now without being interc...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Medium Sized 4-engine aircraft
Replies: 36
Views: 3036

Re: Medium Sized 4-engine aircraft

Not happening, with the time it would take to build a clean sheet plane (Few years) an engine could also be developed in that time span.

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by ikolkyo
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51352

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

The big seller was the 767-300ER which is definitely not MOM. What makes it not a MOM aircraft? UA wants this new aircraft to replace it and the 757 and I bet DL and AA wouldn't mind either. UA's 763s seat 214, DL's seat 211-226 pax depending on configuration and AA's seat 209 pax. In my opinion th...

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by ikolkyo
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India asks pilots to not take controlled rest over Europe.
Replies: 39
Views: 10866

Re: Air India asks pilots to not take controlled rest over Europe.

This has just gotten way off topic, the Indian defense force on here needs to take it down a notch. Criticizing AI, which is basically the norm these days because of the thugs they do. Is NOT insulting India or the people.

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by ikolkyo
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?
Replies: 81
Views: 7155

Re: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?

Lord how many MOM threads does there need to be? We should just have 1 Boeing and 1 Airbus thread.

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by ikolkyo
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 At Delta Museum On Permanent Display
Replies: 6
Views: 2487

Re: 747-400 At Delta Museum On Permanently Display

Would have been cool to see the 747 in the NWA Bowling shoe livery, but it is the Delta Museum I guess....

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by ikolkyo
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions of SQ 773
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Re: Questions of SQ 773

If they have already retrofitted some aircraft, why would they not continue doing that?

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by ikolkyo
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 range?
Replies: 20
Views: 5468

Re: boeing 797 range

is there any problem if the MoM would have a bigger range, for examplle the same range of the 788? Uh yeah.... If airlines really want that kind of range they would just order the 788. MOM needs to be optimized for this 4500-5000nm strange length. BUT WOULDn´t the MoM be smaller than the 788? At th...

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by ikolkyo
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 range?
Replies: 20
Views: 5468

Re: boeing 797 range

LPSHobby wrote:
is there any problem if the MoM would have a bigger range, for examplle the same range of the 788?


Uh yeah.... If airlines really want that kind of range they would just order the 788. MOM needs to be optimized for this 4500-5000nm strange length.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1491
Views: 104573

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

So is the limiting factor just the engines currently? Production is moving a long very slowly...

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by ikolkyo
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns
Replies: 54
Views: 11789

Re: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns

CSeries is a logical replacement in my book, optimized and efficient for its capacity range. Plus engine commonality with the A320neo.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38837

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

I think UA having ruled out the A330-900 is an over interpretation of the quote in the flight global article. The quote is " Levy points to the size of the A330-900, which Airbus says can carry 287 passengers in a three-class configuration, compared to the 767s as an issue." size being an...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38837

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

120 797s + 60 777-9 + 320 737MAX - proudly all Boeing Yes, they should get rid of all A320s and Rolls powered aircraft ASAP. And those A350s were never going to be delivered anyway. I never fully understood why United had to shop abroad while superior aircraft are available domestically. Seriously,...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the problem for United to replace the 763 with 788?
Replies: 53
Views: 8435

Re: What is the problem for United to replace the 763 with 788?

mjoelnir wrote:
If the 787-8/9 would be viable replacement for the 767 at UA, than the A330neo would be too. Both pose the same problem increased size.


A330neo would be a brand new type unlike the 787.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would you regard the A330neo a success?
Replies: 68
Views: 8150

Re: Would you regard the A330neo a success?

Am I the only one, who has the feeling, that the A330neo is actually that, what the A350 should have been in first place? Before Airbus switched to the XWB-concept, they promoted actually an A330 with new engines and new carbon wings (and some other minor changes) as A350: http://i.imgur.com/igP0H4...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51352

Re: Maybe Boeing is too late already for United Airlines.

I have the feeling that if Boeing keeps launching concepts (737-10, 2-3-2 MoM) with promises an aerospace student can calculate ain't gonna happen and keeps talking about 767 sized aircraft and ignore the 200-220 seat 3500NM space, things could move rapidly. United needs something for transcon soon...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.
Replies: 66
Views: 9683

Re: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.

Might as well toss this into one of the MOM threads.

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