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by terrificturk
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 69
Views: 7192

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

Other companies are pushing their way to the worldstage, too. And beside the start-ups, more and more legacy companies are moving their German or European headquarters to Berlin to get close to the government of Europe’s wealthiest nation. Nike, eBay, Amazon and Pfizer are four of them. German insu...

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by terrificturk
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 69
Views: 7192

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

Remember too that from 1945 to 1991 Berlin wasn't the capital of the Federal Republic - until 1949 there wasn't one, and for the rest of the time it was Bonn. Meanwhile Frankfurt became and has remained Germany's de-facto economic "capital", while the unique limitations on air service int...

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by terrificturk
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)
Replies: 61
Views: 16090

Re: The end of the A380?

If you have to quote crooked aviation-clown S.Ahmad, you are lost from the very beginning.... :pessimist:

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by terrificturk
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 393806

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

KarelXWB wrote:
D-AING was delivered after D-AINH, so G becomes #8 from a delivery point of view.


Thank you ! that explains it.... so, D-AING was the one that had some technical issue which needed fixing. :checkmark:

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by terrificturk
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 393806

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Lufthansa #8 has been delivered. Airbus A320 -271N 7588 D-AING Lufthansa delivery 11sep17 XFW-SXF ex D-AUBG Erm.... considering the german inbred gift for details, precision and rule of physics, how come #8 is D-AING ? G is the seventh letter... it ought to be a H... so D-AINH would be #8, correct?...

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by terrificturk
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162396

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Monies from a state-owned entity to cover ongoing (obviously loss-making) operations is a subsidy. Monies to pay wages and social costs are a subsidy. These may not violate EU competition law (not my field of expertise) but anybody who is intellectually honest and has any formal education in libera...

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by terrificturk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162396

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Do you even know how a company works? Insolvent means that shareholders equity is already negative. Hence there is no liability towards shareholders to start with, no matter how much priority the new debt gets over shareholders. In fact, if the new debt gets higher priority than other creditors, it...

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by terrificturk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162396

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I said that aleady, from the sale of parts of AB to LH and U2. The Kfw loan hs high priority along wth the social security payments by the employees. Under German insolvency law the owners/shareholders are last in the Queue, they will get nothing. As to WITT, Transavia etc, they can open up bases i...

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by terrificturk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162396

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

More than IAG, Easyjet and Ryanair, I can see Wizzair in the East and Transavia in the West itching to gain market share in Germany. Not sure if Transavia wants to try another venture in Germany, their MUN base didn't go that well.. Transavia left MUC due to lack of slot availability, not because o...

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by terrificturk
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 393806

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

6904 for IndiGo (ex Qatar) has been ferried back to TLS from DRS in primer: https://xfw-spotter.blogspot.no/2016/03/a320-271n-qatar-airways-f-wwbe-a7-ajd.html MSN 6904 has been repainted at CHR. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4330/36069902911_c1346b3fcb_z.jpg IndiGo A320-271N msn 6904 by dn280tls ,...

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by terrificturk
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC
Replies: 108
Views: 14076

Re: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC

U2 going for a EU AOC was pretty much a given, the only question was which country they would choose. But there are other probable causes. For example: "According to the Austrian VAT Code, the supply, modification, re- pair, maintenance, chartering and hiring of aircraft that are deter- mined ...

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by terrificturk
Tue May 23, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on EU Black List
Replies: 4
Views: 2509

Re: Update on EU Black List

Hi to you all, Nigerian carrier MedView was added to the UK Black List: https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/modes/air/safety/air-ban/doc/list_en.pdf The route to London is not in danger, as operated by Air Atlanta's B747-400. Also other important carriers added: Air Zimbabwe, makin...

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by terrificturk
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next aircraft program at Bombardier
Replies: 156
Views: 24698

Re: Next aircraft program at Bombardier

The C-Series was inherited from Dornier? I've not heard that one before... Yeah. Its a load of rubbish I've seen spouted before. Basically the Dornier 728 was sorta-kinda-halfway similar to the CS100 in that it had a low wing, 2 underslung engines, similar cockpit windows and was around 3/4 the siz...

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by terrificturk
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next aircraft program at Bombardier
Replies: 156
Views: 24698

Re: Next aircraft program at Bombardier

The C-Series was inherited from Dornier? I've not heard that one before... Yeah. Its a load of rubbish I've seen spouted before. Basically the Dornier 728 was sorta-kinda-halfway similar to the CS100 in that it had a low wing, 2 underslung engines, similar cockpit windows and was around 3/4 the siz...

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by terrificturk
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next aircraft program at Bombardier
Replies: 156
Views: 24698

Re: Next aircraft program at Bombardier

Most if not all aircraft programs at BBD were inherited from historic planebuilders - DeHavilland, Lear, Canadair and most recently Dornier. To get the C-Series to market from the inherited blueprints and with new engines still cost approx. 5.5 bn dollars. And it hurt BBD much, as it is badly run in...

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by terrificturk
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519203

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

As per Airbus CEO, the cabin equipment is "under control". We are clearly seeing some result: MSN 91 entered cabin fit around half of January and has just rolled out to the flight line. Outstanding work has also decreased significantly: MSN 107 and 109 spend about 1 week in one of those t...

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by terrificturk
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519203

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 65 has been ferried to XFW this morning to perform the A350-1000 evacuation trials. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/f-wlxv/#c83c68e I find it interesting that Boeing can get an exemption on the entire 787 with regard to evacuation tests, but Airbus cant get one for an A350 derivativ...

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by terrificturk
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Green" airports
Replies: 26
Views: 2571

Re: "Green" airports

I think one of the forerunners of a green airport for some decades now was Munich Airport (MUC/EDDM) http://www.munich-airport.de Green Aspects include: a water recycling plant, waste recycling, fresh water monitoring, solar energy panels on roofs, active flora & fauna management, complete recyc...

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by terrificturk
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anatomy of a failure: a look back at Trump Shuttle
Replies: 13
Views: 3372

Re: Anatomy of a failure: a look back at Trump Shuttle

From the texts provided, he didn't 'sell' it, but the creditor banks took it from him along with a 100m USD bond... So, it is yet another business failure of Trumplthinskin, where he once again lied his way through, fooled his biz partners and basically had little to no clue what he was really doing...

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by terrificturk
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-148/AN-158 turboprop
Replies: 27
Views: 4225

Re: AN-148/AN-158 turboprop

Since the Do328 is mentioned here: The Do328 Turboprop was a bit ahead of its time but didnt get a bigger sibling to make a family. The Do328 jet was mainly done for the North Americam market and sold pretty well - as regional and as a VIP aircraft. Engineering was 90% finished with the larger sibli...

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by terrificturk
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Aerosucre is down
Replies: 155
Views: 208767

Re: 727 Aerosucre is down

looking at all the videos of previous take-offs with this aircraft and the fatal one, is it possible that the company skimped on MRO expenditure and hence the engines were way past their due (engine) shop date ? If so, they just wouldn't produce the relevant thrust needed for fully-laden take offs, ...

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by terrificturk
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 393806

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 11

downdata wrote:
[quote="Commercially i doubt the difference is big enough to be significant. A mismanaged airline could have the most efficient fleet possible and still borderlines on collapse (VA with 77W), whereas a well managed (compratibely speaking) airline can thrive even with gas guzzlers (QF with 747/A380)".


While the A380 may not be the most efficient plane out there, it is certainly a rather efficient plane given its size and range and far from being a 'gasguzzler'.... QF's 744s are quite a different story, however.

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by terrificturk
Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Economist on future of EK and A380
Replies: 12
Views: 2999

Re: Economist on future of EK and A380

Typical Economist article... the paper always wants to be everybody's darling. However, there are insights in industries it just does not have and never will. It is a good read, especially for those of the mainstream that merely require broad, superficial information. Personally, i never found anyth...

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by terrificturk
Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development of TRJet TRJ-328 & TRJ-628
Replies: 19
Views: 3816

Re: Development of TRJet TRJ-328 & TRJ-628

As far as I know, the basic design of the Dornier 328 is not altered that much. It is a ubiquitous high-wing plane that had very few mishaps due to its design or any other flaws, apart from being a loner without larger sibling (once known as 428) and perhaps some higher MRO costs due to it having ea...

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by terrificturk
Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: City Triangle 3: MHS Aviation Dornier 328 to Hamburg
Replies: 11
Views: 3554

Re: City Triangle 3: MHS Aviation Dornier 328 to Hamburg

thanks for the inputs... I would have guessed that HAM-LCY is considerably better than BRE-LCY... and yes, onboard service by SunAir is top !

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by terrificturk
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: City Triangle 3: MHS Aviation Dornier 328 to Hamburg
Replies: 11
Views: 3554

Re: City Triangle 3: MHS Aviation Dornier 328 to Hamburg

very nice report and wonderful photos... one side note, however: The flight is operated under SunAir of Scandinavia, incl. the crew and catering and all the rest of it. SunAir is the franchisee of BA, MHS just a sublessor of the actual aircraft. In the past they also supplied flight crew, but AFAIK ...

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by terrificturk
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 393806

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 11

Now with a painted tail fin: https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5062/30013266291_b7c37fa51e_z.jpg 320.251-NEO FRONTIER AIRLINES F-WWBT 7181 TO N302FR FLO THE FLAMINGO 03 10 16 TLS by L'AMI DU TARMAC , on Flickr Are the Frontier tails special aviation sticker foil (usually 3M) or actually detail...

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by terrificturk
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 393806

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 11

Frontier's second A320neo, "Flo Flamingo", got its engines installed. https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8054/28901446834_a3502200c4_z.jpg Frontier A320-251N msn 7181 by dn280tls , on Flickr Now with a painted tail fin: https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5062/30013266291_b7c37fa51e_z.jpg 320.251-NE...

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by terrificturk
Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the Boeing NSA be a CSeries-sized 3+2 design with LD3-45 capability?
Replies: 50
Views: 8467

Re: Could the Boeing NSA be a CSeries-sized 3+2 design with LD3-45 capability?

If they were going that route, wouldn't they try to buy the C-Series rather than re-engineer a similar plane? in late 2001/early 2002, Boeing was after Fairchild Dornier, which had designed the original airplane - the Do728 & 928 - which it had sold to various customers already to the tune of 1...

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by terrificturk
Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1486
Views: 193561

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 24

MSN 229 EK #95 emerged from final assembly. So Airbus in all secrecy has developed those huge winglets for the A380 !? Is that now the new A380NEO with the 50% trip cost reduction?[/quote] you mean those wingfences ? They are the standard issue at Airbus for decades now... I think there is a compar...

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by terrificturk
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 393806

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 11

You can chose to believe that, but QR's issues on the A320NEO are not only GTF related and there are operating conditions (heat) that affect QR and not other operators which are an issue on the NEO. Indeed the relationship is very strained, that is why things are playing out on the press and the ca...

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by terrificturk
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoj Superjet 100 needs 8 manpower for pushback
Replies: 19
Views: 6125

Re: Sukhoj Superjet 100 needs 8 manpower for pushback

.... nice display of towbars... however, most airports in Europe push towbarless these days...

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by terrificturk
Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519203

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thank you Erebus for the photos comparing the two different designs... you can see immedaitely that the lower version (by Saft) is a European design: much more sturdy, much higher quality look and feel, covers on all external openings and plugs, cooling rip design on top... bravo ! Anyone doubting t...

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by terrificturk
Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 193
Views: 72009

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Airbus Orders

Phew.... thanks to VS and SRB for the actual order... this thread sounded more like Airbus Rumours than orders... :lol:

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by terrificturk
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG CEO: "Never Return To LAX",but Consider YVR/SEA
Replies: 71
Views: 22797

RE: TG CEO: "Never Return To LAX",but Consider YVR/SEA

unfortunately, the state-run or state-controlled airlines of Asia will never make money with local dumbarse ppl in charge. the likes of Thai, MAS, <acronym title="El Palomar (PAL / SADP), Argentina">PAL</acronym>, Garuda and others are simply too stupid and the ppl are chosen for political or family...

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by terrificturk
Tue May 03, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Officially Announces Premium Economy
Replies: 68
Views: 23712

RE: Delta Officially Announces Premium Economy

not sure if this has been mentioned before, but the Premium Eco cabins are usually priced in the range of the old school - full-flex Eco tariff, that ppl hardly chose nowadays... in my flying experience in Premium Eco, it was always around that bar. In reality, if a company books you a full-flex eco...

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by terrificturk
Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia May Reactivate 747s For A380 Cover
Replies: 20
Views: 17526

RE: Malaysia May Reactivate 747s For A380 Cover

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Flyingsottsman" class="quote" target="_blank">Flyingsottsman</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> e...

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by terrificturk
Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Rolls Out E190-E2 Prototype
Replies: 54
Views: 20219

RE: Embraer Rolls Out E190-E2 Prototype

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PPVRA" class="quote" target="_blank">PPVRA</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I reckon this is a mo...

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by terrificturk
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes That Never Had A Chance.
Replies: 125
Views: 28649

RE: Planes That Never Had A Chance.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Sooner787" class="quote" target="_blank">Sooner787</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> The C-Serie...

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by terrificturk
Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Can Comair Get The BA Livery So Wrong?
Replies: 57
Views: 22704

RE: How Can Comair Get The BA Livery So Wrong?

Oh... the Do328 is still such a cuutie aircraft... much underrated IMHO... but ok... what were we talking about ?

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by terrificturk
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF To Operate SSJ100
Replies: 27
Views: 18175

RE: AF To Operate SSJ100

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Wayfarer515" class="quote" target="_blank">Wayfarer515</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> many pp...

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by terrificturk
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG Outlines Initial A350 Operations
Replies: 36
Views: 14446

RE: TG Outlines Initial A350 Operations

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SKAirbus" class="quote" target="_blank">SKAirbus</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table border="0...

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by terrificturk
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd Daily EK A380 To Munich
Replies: 30
Views: 7342

RE: 3rd Daily EK A380 To Munich

FRA may be the No.1 airport and the city the No. 1 in banking but that is sadly where it ends for <acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>, unless you count No.1 in crimes per capita as an achievemnet too... Munich as a city and as a metropolitan r...

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by terrificturk
Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Not Interested In A380neo
Replies: 140
Views: 22738

RE: Etihad Not Interested In A380neo

I think the A380NEO will come - in the form of a stretched A380-900 and perhaps with 11 abreast in economy... Airbus has to develop the airframe as they have done with all other products - and as has Boeing: The parallels to the 747 story are still amazingly similar if not even congruent (ok, no A38...

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