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by JetBuddy
Sat May 27, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Parking garage under construction collapses at EIN.
Replies: 9
Views: 1950

Re: Parking garage under construction collapses at EIN.

Hopefully nobody was injured.

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by JetBuddy
Wed May 24, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?
Replies: 38
Views: 3333

Re: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?

Most technology has gone through an exponential process the last 50 years, except aviation. It's basically the same as 50 years ago - with incremental improvements in engine technology. This makes it very difficult to predict the future of aviation. The year 2067 seems very far into the future. I th...

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by JetBuddy
Wed May 24, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 491
Views: 64191

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

SpaceX wheeled out the first refurbished Dragon capsule. Will be launched on the upcoming CRS-11 mission, currently scheduled for June 1. Was refurbishing the Dragon capsules part of the plan from the beginning, or is this something that is expected to save even more money? I wonder how much work g...

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by JetBuddy
Mon May 22, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to go double daily A380 to BHX from 29 October 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2276

Re: Emirates to go double daily A380 to BHX from 29 October 2017

JAAlbert wrote:
Is Emirates able to fill two 380s regularly? What makes BHX so popular a destination?


Lots of diaspora from Pakistan and India I would guess.

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by JetBuddy
Sun May 21, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?
Replies: 114
Views: 17925

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

The CS300 is a perfect MD-88 replacement, and with CS100 in the orderbooks already it would be a great fit. Don't know if they could be delivered fast enough, but the Boeing and Airbus orderbooks are pretty much packed as well. There's a rumor this will be MAX 10, so who knows. Maybe a split order.

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by JetBuddy
Wed May 17, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air
Replies: 59
Views: 11068

Re: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air

Congrats Boeing and Malindo/Batik Air. Nice looking aircraft for sure.

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by JetBuddy
Wed May 17, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Saying goodbye to Cassini and the Saturn system
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: Saying goodbye to Cassini and the Saturn system

No doubt Cassini has been a resounding success! The data and images gathered are pure gold, and we've learned so much about Saturn and it's moons. Hopefully we will send another mission to Saturn's moons Enceladus and Titan that can detect life forms in the near future.

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by JetBuddy
Tue May 16, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 229
Views: 25644

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

http://www.icelandair.us/vatnajokull/
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Icelandair has painted another special livery on one of their 757s. It's called "Vatnajökull" and looks really nice!

http://www.icelandair.us/vatnajokull/

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by JetBuddy
Tue May 16, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets
Replies: 185
Views: 13516

Re: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets

Fascinating and at the same time somewhat creepy. Reminds me of 80s sci-fi movies (Robocop and the likes). What's the devolopment time for this, around 10 years? Imagine where they will be in another 10 years. Might well be interesting for Mars exploration and eventual colonization. I know right! B...

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by JetBuddy
Tue May 16, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 491
Views: 64191

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Congrats SpaceX with another successful mission! Interesting to watch how far east the first stage went compared to the missions where it lands again.

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by JetBuddy
Mon May 15, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flashlight in carry-on bag?
Replies: 12
Views: 1166

Re: Flashlight in carry-on bag?

A flashlight is easy to identify on the x-ray machine, a tube of toothpaste contains organic material which could be anything.

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by JetBuddy
Mon May 15, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets
Replies: 185
Views: 13516

Re: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets

I noticed something funny today. We spend millions of dollars on this... They'll do much better on Mars than the actual donkeys, don't you think? Considering the're both breathing oxygen, probably not. ;) Now an electric version... True! This one will do better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7xv...

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by JetBuddy
Mon May 15, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS to upgrade A300 cockpits
Replies: 42
Views: 8644

Re: UPS to upgrade A300 cockpits

Looks great, very similar to the Honeywell upgrade to the 757/767s. These aircraft will fly for many more years I believe.

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by JetBuddy
Sun May 14, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets
Replies: 185
Views: 13516

Re: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets

Oroka wrote:
I noticed something funny today. We spend millions of dollars on this...


They'll do much better on Mars than the actual donkeys, don't you think?

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by JetBuddy
Thu May 11, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier: CSeries engines require upgrades
Replies: 17
Views: 5456

Re: Bombardier: CSeries engines require upgrades

I don't think this problem will affect the CSeries program as much as it did the A320neo. The reason is that they know what the problem is, they have a solution, production of CSeries is much slower than of the Airbus, and delivered frames is also much lower. Bombardier has delivered 10 CSeries as o...

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by JetBuddy
Thu May 11, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 157
Views: 17491

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

I don't agree with those saying a 4300nm range target would be sufficient. When spending this amount of cash on a larger, more efficient new wing design, it would be silly not to go for at 5000nm or more. The A321LR is said to fly 4200nm on paper, realistic range due to routing and weather is probab...

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by JetBuddy
Thu May 11, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets
Replies: 185
Views: 13516

Re: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets

SpaceX plans on sending 2 Red Dragon missions to Mars in the 2020 launch window. In addition to these two missions, NASA, ESA and CNSA are all sending rovers to Mars the same year. Exciting times! https://www.inverse.com/article/31431-spacex-two-dragon-spacecraft-mars-2020-nasa-jim-green https://ars...

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by JetBuddy
Wed May 10, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 157
Views: 17491

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

The A321-neo-plus-plus is reputed to have A) out of autoclave CFRP wings B) 105t MTOW C) the same engines as the MOM/797 according to Jon Ostrowers twitter To me this looks like a 230 pax two class narrowbody (270 pax single class ULCC) probably with a range of about 4600nm in a two class configura...

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by JetBuddy
Tue May 09, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada And The Fwsar
Replies: 90
Views: 33905

Re: Canada And The Fwsar

https://www.skiesmag.com/news/exclusive ... challenge/
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Leonardo challenges the decision to aquire the Airbus C295W in the courts.

https://www.skiesmag.com/news/exclusive ... challenge/

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by JetBuddy
Tue May 09, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest aircraft variant still in production today
Replies: 22
Views: 4723

Re: Oldest aircraft variant still in production today

Airbus A320 was launched in 1984, production began in 86. This was the -100 model, the first production -200 entered service in 1988 I believe. So that's 29 years. Need to decide how to define a variant. Just the name, number, certificate or what, given all the continuous improvements going on. I g...

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by JetBuddy
Tue May 09, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 157
Views: 17491

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

One little detail from the article is that Airbus is also considering an all new single-aisle family to enter market by 2030: One industry strategist said Airbus would at least study the option of waiting for Boeing to show its hand in the middle of the market and then accelerating development of an...

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by JetBuddy
Tue May 09, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest aircraft variant still in production today
Replies: 22
Views: 4723

Re: Oldest aircraft variant still in production today

What about the 767-200? The 767-200 had it's first flight in September '81 and entered service in September '82, so that's 35 years. But I don't believe the -200 is still in production or on offer? The -300ER had it's first flight in October '86 and entered service in 88, so that's 29 years.. same ...

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by JetBuddy
Tue May 09, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest aircraft variant still in production today
Replies: 22
Views: 4723

Re: Oldest aircraft variant still in production today

Airbus A320 was launched in 1984, production began in 86. This was the -100 model, the first production -200 entered service in 1988 I believe. So that's 29 years.

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by JetBuddy
Tue May 09, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 157
Views: 17491

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

Just as many of us have expected. An A321neo with a new wing would be very smart. And open the door for a simple stretch to an A322 later on.

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by JetBuddy
Tue May 09, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to start Stockholm - Miami
Replies: 24
Views: 4609

Re: SAS to start Stockholm - Miami

I would think that DY has a lot of connections for their OSL flights. Maybe SK is the same case at CPH and ARN is just O&D? SK is a legacy carrier and a Star Alliance founding member. They have connections on both sides of the Atlantic, contrary to DY. OSL, CPH and ARN are all SK hubs with grea...

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by JetBuddy
Mon May 08, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: VIDEO: C17 descends 20,000ft in less than 1min
Replies: 14
Views: 4756

Re: VIDEO: C17 descends 20,000ft in less than 1min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo5DprrlEwo


Awesome video. :) Always interesting to watch the crew work like that.
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outbackair wrote:
I just found this multi-cam video of C-17 tactical approach that puts the two above to shame!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo5DprrlEwo


Awesome video. :) Always interesting to watch the crew work like that.

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by JetBuddy
Mon May 08, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: X37B Lands at Kennedy after 717 days aloft
Replies: 7
Views: 1882

Re: X37B Lands at Kennedy after 717 days aloft

Dutchy wrote:
Yes, the main question is, what is it? And what does it do up there?


That's what I'm wondering too. We know some things, but I don't know if it's accurate. 717 days in space is a lot. I wonder what the payload was.

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by JetBuddy
Sat May 06, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to start Stockholm - Miami
Replies: 24
Views: 4609

Re: SAS to start Stockholm - Miami

Does anyone know why MIA and BOS are being reduced in frequency by SAS next year? Are they preforming poorly? MIA used to be daily but from Novemeber will be going to 5x weekly and then 4-3 weekly next March and April. The CPH-BOS is upgraded from 737 to A330-300, frequency is reduced. The MIA rout...

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by JetBuddy
Fri May 05, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Irish subsidiary to begin flights in November
Replies: 13
Views: 4653

Re: SAS Irish subsidiary to begin flights in November

SAS has no choice but to adapt to the market. I don't like this development, but it's inevitable when the main competitor is Norwegian.

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by JetBuddy
Fri May 05, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 289
Views: 27878

Re: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread

Congrats Comac! Seems like it flies at least. I think this one has a bright future, at least in China. I doubt we'll see it in the US, but maybe Europe sometime in the future.

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by JetBuddy
Thu May 04, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing discussing 40-50 klbs MoM engines with OEM's
Replies: 63
Views: 7723

Re: RR bids on MOM engine, says BA will EIS MOM in 2025

Looks like this will be a very scalable engine design. They're also considering partnering with Pratt, but it might happen years down the line. "Stein said that the ultrafan and geared turbofan aren’t ultimately compatible designs. The Rolls engine is being developed with a thrust range of 25,0...

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by JetBuddy
Wed May 03, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 622
Views: 93372

Re: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10

The redesigned gear will not increase the ground clearance. The telescoping ability is to make the gear smaller once airborne, so it can fit in the existing gear bay. Maybe it telescopes out only during the take off run to reduce tail strike risk. The plane would weigh less then that when stationar...

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by JetBuddy
Tue May 02, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to start Stockholm - Miami
Replies: 24
Views: 4609

Re: SAS to start Stockholm - Miami

I believe MIA-OSL and MIA-CPH will be twice weekly each. CPH-BOS will be three weekly during winter, and four weekly during summer.

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by JetBuddy
Tue May 02, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets
Replies: 185
Views: 13516

Re: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets

Colonizing Mars and terraforming the planet will teach us a lot about how valuable and precious our own Earth is as well. And we will learn how to take care of our own planet in the process. I look at the Mars missions in two ways; not only making humankind interplanetary - but also learn how to fix...

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by JetBuddy
Tue May 02, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to start Stockholm - Miami
Replies: 24
Views: 4609

Re: SAS to start Stockholm - Miami

This is part of the rescheduling allowing upgrade from 737 to A330 on the CPH-BOS route as well. Good news for ARN.

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by JetBuddy
Tue May 02, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 229
Views: 25644

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Great news with the A330 upgrade. Better and more consistant passenger experience. And most likely cheaper for SAS if they can optimize some other routes to make this happen without bringing in another aircraft. SAS is saying the Americans are getting more and more aware of this route and it seems t...

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by JetBuddy
Mon May 01, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets
Replies: 185
Views: 13516

Re: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets

The latest TED talk with Elon Musk, discussing the Mars mission and other things. Elon said the Mars mission is 8-10 years away, although internal targets are even shorter. The payload capacity of the rocket is the same as putting a 747 at MTOW at the tip of the rocket. And he means the entire aircr...

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by JetBuddy
Mon May 01, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Iran air fly to Gothenburg?
Replies: 14
Views: 3910

Re: Why does Iran air fly to Gothenburg?

Like amax1977 mentioned, there are a lot of immigrants in Sweden, especially Gothenburg. A big diaspora community.

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by JetBuddy
Mon May 01, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets
Replies: 185
Views: 13516

Re: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets

Solar panels will not easily power a bulldozer. A large solar array along with battery swapping tech, maybe. Energy is indeed a major problem. In the Mars Trilogy they don't hesitate to send autonomous nuclear reactors for that purpose. Before sending the colonizers (100 men and women if I remember...

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by JetBuddy
Mon May 01, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 491
Views: 64191

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Wow that was incredible. SpaceX never ceases to amaze me. There is even a clear view of the stage seperation and boostback burn from the ground cameras! It's amazing watching the 12 feet diameter, 100 feet tall first stage flying back to to the landing pad. This NRO satellite is not going deep into ...

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by JetBuddy
Mon May 01, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY set for Asian expansion: SIN-CDG/FCO/Scandinavia in 2 years
Replies: 27
Views: 3485

Re: DY set for Asian expansion: SIN-CDG/FCO/Scandinavia in 2 years

It's interesting how Norwegian has become all about long haul, their short/medium network is completely out of the spotlight. With the amount of 787s arriving, they have no choice but rapid expansion. I believe it's something like 2 787s per month. Will be exciting to see how these new routes pan out.

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by JetBuddy
Mon May 01, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newer Aeromexico uniform
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

Re: Newer Aeromexico uniform

I like both the women's uniforms and the men's uniforms. Looks classy and professional. Except the last women's uniform with the blouse which is not tucked in. Good for you Aeromexico!

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by JetBuddy
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/KE -- viability of ICN in light of North Korea
Replies: 27
Views: 4254

Re: DL/KE -- viability of ICN in light of North Korea

If this breaks into a full blown conflict, I'm pretty sure ICN will be closed and civilian traffic moved all the way to the south. Maybe to Busan (Gimhae International Airport PUS/RKPK), out of the way of the North Korean anti-aircraft systems. Both Seoul city and ICN is within range of conventional...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Q1 2017 -1,491.5NOK
Replies: 55
Views: 5911

Re: Norwegian Q1 2017 -1,491.5NOK

Problem is that with the huge capacity that they put on, especially on trans-atlantic routes, they push down prices hugely. I mean look at something like London - Boston. They're stimulating traffic with low fares but to do that, they need to dump into the market and sell at a loss. In other words:...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 213
Views: 26367

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Boeing should look in the mirror. Like others have said, they've dumped prices as well - even though it might not be covered by law as such. Playing dirty. I hope the CSeries succeeds and racks up hundreds of orders over the next few years.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Q1 2017 -1,491.5NOK
Replies: 55
Views: 5911

Re: Norwegian Q1 2017 -1,491.5NOK

I'm no fanboy of NO. However, as for destroying SAS - I remember Norwegian CEO saying they'd rather prefer having SAS alive and competing with them, than seeing SAS go down and having to compete with much more efficient Ryanair, or some such... I remember reading that as well. But the last few year...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 229
Views: 25644

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

18th Sept is when LGW-SEA starts, and they sell tickets OSL-LGW-SEA for those prices. You may be mixing these up? From what I can see OSL-SEA is not yet released/loaded. Neither did Norwegian say anything about start date and frequencies during today's show Also it will be with 787, as the 737-8MAX...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern buys 20 A350s
Replies: 26
Views: 6819

Re: China Southern buys 20 A350s

Congrats Airbus and China Southern!

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by JetBuddy
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 229
Views: 25644

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

OSL-SEA will be great! I know a lot of people have missed the SAS CPH-SEA flights. The frequency looks like 3/weekly going west, and 4/weekly going east. Start seems to be 18th of September this year. Congrats OSL! I'm so happy to see that OSL continues to get more and more TATL flights. Where did ...

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