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by kelvin933
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 84
Views: 8781

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

The MTOW increase for the A330NEO would also benefit any future frames built as tankers and freighters. Both use the A332/338 fuselage. The current freighter and MRTT use the A332 as the base, one would assume that going forward the A338 would be the fuselage used for a future freighter and MRTT va...

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by kelvin933
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair future strategy
Replies: 13
Views: 1819

Re: Icelandair future strategy

jetero wrote:
TerminalD wrote:
Buy WOW. End of strategy.


Ding ding ding!

That does not work. the Competition Authority will never allow that.
You realize that FI + WW control over 80% of the seats offered and passengers carried out of KEF

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by kelvin933
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80771

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Because of hurricane Irma, Wow air has issued a travel advisory.: Passengers on WW132 (MIA-KEF) on Thursday 7.9.2017 are requested to arrive early at MIA airport since the airport is very crowded. check-in will open early (12:00 local time) Flights WW131 (KEF-MIA) on Friday 8.9.2017 and WW132 (MIA-K...

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by kelvin933
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX
Replies: 14
Views: 2060

Re: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX

FI already flew 6X per week from PDX this summer, so that's not new. Maybe they meant daily in 2018? According to the S17 schedule there were only 5x weekly filghts S17 FI665 KEF1715 – 1815PDX 75W x57 FI664 PDX1540 – 0615+1KEF 75W x16 No flights KEF-PDX on Fridays and Sundays and no flights PDX-KEF...

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by kelvin933
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80771

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

KEF in August 2017. Traffic August '17 was 1,081,409 passengers, a 20.9% increase from August '16. This is the second month that KEF has more than one million passengers going through in a single month. Jan-Aug '17 traffic stands at 5,954,761 passengers which is a 32.5% increase from the same period...

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by kelvin933
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX
Replies: 14
Views: 2060

Re: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX

FI already flew 6X per week from PDX this summer, so that's not new. Maybe they meant daily in 2018? According to the S17 schedule there were only 5x weekly filghts S17 FI665 KEF1715 – 1815PDX 75W x57 FI664 PDX1540 – 0615+1KEF 75W x16 No flights KEF-PDX on Fridays and Sundays and no flights PDX-KEF...

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by kelvin933
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI starting 767 to SEA?
Replies: 19
Views: 2906

Re: FI starting 767 to SEA?

Not to hijack the thread, but where does FI send the 767 other than LHR? Seems like a perfect fit for MCO and TPA during peak season. For S17 KEF-JFK, KEF_MSP, KEF-IAD and KEF-BOS where supposed to be the 763 routes to USA but apparently the demand on KEF-BOS was to great to be handled by a single ...

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by kelvin933
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iceladairs, TPA inaugural service will be with........
Replies: 16
Views: 3555

Re: Iceladairs, TPA inaugural service will be with........

canyonblue17 wrote:
What date is it set to arrive? I don't mind crossing the state for a good shot.

First flight KEF-TPA FI885 Sept 6 scheduled to arrive at 21:00

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by kelvin933
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1
Replies: 206
Views: 41370

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

KarelXWB wrote:
Yes JA22MJ is back in the air. That was a quick engine fix.

Did they fix the engine or just swap engines ?

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by kelvin933
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80771

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Any news about Norwegian's possible long haul launch from Helsinki? Freely translated: "Coming to Helsinki is still in our [long haul] plan. So far we haven't had the needed capacity to start operations. I consider the possible launch to likely happen in 2018." http://www.lentoposti.fi/uu...

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by kelvin933
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air suspending Montreal?
Replies: 7
Views: 1524

Re: WOW Air suspending Montreal?

I went on WOW website I did a reseach for YUL - KEF on july 2018 and I don't work. I tried with a different airport (BWI) with the same date and it work so I think WOW Air is suspending flights from Montreal. Wow is changing their connection banks in May 2018 (additional connection banks) some curr...

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by kelvin933
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 152
Views: 18806

Re: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!

AIRTRANSAT767 wrote:
Is there enough Icelandic population?

In 2016 12% of the passengers on flights out of KEF were resident in Iceland, this year it is certainly lower with 35% passenger growth in the first 7 months of 2017.

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by kelvin933
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Widebody Plan
Replies: 32
Views: 8478

Re: Icelandair Widebody Plan

https://www.flightradar24.com/ANA1965/e9edcae

Yes the northern lights charter season has started
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AirbusOnly wrote:
There is just an ANA B-777 approaching Iceland...charter flight?

https://www.flightradar24.com/ANA1965/e9edcae

Yes the northern lights charter season has started

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by kelvin933
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Widebody Plan
Replies: 32
Views: 8478

Re: Icelandair Widebody Plan

Surely a KEF-NRT route would do well, as has been mentioned there's been occasional charters already plus cargo would do great with Japan's seafood demand. With electronic goods coming the other way. A scheduled KEF-NRT route would need a bilateral which currently does not exist and it would also n...

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by kelvin933
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 958
Views: 110886

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

After looking at Saga Class on Icelandair (I keep wanting to type Icelandic), I think it may find a decent market in CLE. It's close to the European version of premium economy or US domestic first class (big but not lie-flat seat plus food) than it is to a true international business class, but it'...

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by kelvin933
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Widebody Plan
Replies: 32
Views: 8478

Re: Icelandair Widebody Plan

Well, you cannot separate this topic from Iceland´s fish export business. Any new plane would have to be fish friendly. Maybe they will try the 787 for a while and make sure the fish like it. Remember Icelandair is all about fish cargo in the belly, passengers are the cherry on the cake. :) A.net s...

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by kelvin933
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's happening lately at SAN?
Replies: 561
Views: 72216

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Yahnih wrote:
Sorry for being a noob... what is AAG if it's not AA??

Air Alaska Group

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by kelvin933
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 24495

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Somoa Airways will start flights to AKL from November http://australianaviation.com.au/2017/08/samoa-airways-to-take-off-in-november-with-leased-boeing-737/ Hmmm, with a 737 leased from Icelandair. Last time I checked, they had no 737s apart from some MAXs on order. Actually Loftleidir Icelandic wh...

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by kelvin933
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 152
Views: 18806

Re: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!

With both WW and FI having CLE online now, which will start BUD first? With the fare levels they usually offer, they could be a formidable competition to both AA's new PHL-BUD and LO's new BUD-JFK and BUD-ORD flights. With Wizz already flying BUD-KEF and the fact that KEF-BUD-KEF is impossible in t...

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by kelvin933
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 152
Views: 18806

Re: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!

lesfalls wrote:
kelvin933 wrote:
lesfalls wrote:
With who and from where? Do you mean Wow?

Yes Wow air daily KEF-STN next spring (date unavailable)

Interesting. Why STN over adding more to LGW ? What are the times for the flight?

More details on KEF-STN flights
Begins 25 Apr 2018 frequency daily

KEF-STN 12:05-16:15
STN-KEF 17:20-19:30

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by kelvin933
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS UK division routes?
Replies: 7
Views: 1261

Re: SAS UK division routes?

JumboMaiden wrote:
SAS subsidiary(?) based at LHR is recruiting (A320) crew to start in December 2017
Are they planning to operate new routes to non Scandinavian places?

Beware SAS may have figured out how to get into the UK zero hour contracts for flight crew that FR has been using on their routes to Scandinavia.

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by kelvin933
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 152
Views: 18806

Re: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!

lesfalls wrote:
kelvin933 wrote:
lesfalls wrote:
With who and from where? Do you mean Wow?

Yes Wow air daily KEF-STN next spring (date unavailable)

Interesting. Why STN over adding more to LGW ? What are the times for the flight?

I figure the same as KEF-LGW. Remember STN is not slot controlled and it has no night curfew.

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by kelvin933
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 152
Views: 18806

Re: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!

lesfalls wrote:
User001 wrote:
Also announced London Stansted from 25th April on the other side of the pond.

With who and from where? Do you mean Wow?

Yes Wow air daily KEF-STN next spring (date unavailable)

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by kelvin933
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 152
Views: 18806

Re: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!

Robert1010 wrote:
Wow, that is really unusual, does any other city have both Iceland carriers with flts?

In North America Toronto (YYZ) Montreal (YUL) Boston (BOS) Newark(EWR) and Chicago (ORD) all have both WW and FI

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by kelvin933
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI annouces CLE
Replies: 69
Views: 7755

Re: FI annouces CLE

With CLE, KEF will have non-stop flights to 24 destinations in North America. :shock: Really mind-blowing. 1. Anchorage 2. Baltimore 3. Boston 4. Cleveland 5. Denver 6. Chicago O'Hare 7. Los Angeles 8. Minneapolis 9. Miami 10. Newark 11. New York JFK 12. Orlando 13. Philadelphia 14. Pittsburgh 15. ...

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by kelvin933
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 444
Views: 41510

Re: BA's Next US Destination

I do wonder why BA is starting all these routes and AA isn't. I guess it might be slot related? Maybe AA has higher costs? Does AA fly any international TATL flights from non hubs? For the old AA hub cities, you would have thought they would have been more likely than BA to start the route. Even if...

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by kelvin933
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI annouces CLE
Replies: 69
Views: 7755

Re: FI annouces CLE

Good for CLE, but I don't think this stops them from pursuing a flight on a legacy carrier (BA, DL, AA, UA, etc) to one of the "big four" cities (LHR, CDG, FRA, AMS). How long is the connection time in KEF? I'm sure most business travels would rather connect in other of the bigger cities ...

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by kelvin933
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 958
Views: 110886

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

I was just looking at FI route map, impressed at first then a little disappointed! WW and FI have completely different routes besides London and Paris , FI doesn't even serve Dublin or Edinburgh but serves Aberdeen (which I like) they have 2 London airports , WW only LGW, thought maybe FI would hav...

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by kelvin933
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI annouces CLE
Replies: 69
Views: 7755

Re: FI annouces CLE

Does FI still have their one Dreamliner on order ?? Just out of interest...... The answer is yes, and it stays on order until it can be converted into something tangible. The problem is apparently very complicated legal covenants regarding the financing of that particular order. This complication h...

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by kelvin933
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI annouces CLE
Replies: 69
Views: 7755

Re: FI annouces CLE

Has Iceland's terminal been expanded yet or is what you see on Google Maps accurate? The Google maps image is outdated, the south building has been enlarged to better handle the bus gates. There has also been internal reconfiguration with the Icelandair Saga lounge moved and enlarged. There are now...

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by kelvin933
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 958
Views: 110886

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Robert1010 wrote:
Does FI have a codeshare with anyone?

Air Alaska and JetBlue in the US.
Finnair, SAS and Aeroflot in Europe.

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by kelvin933
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR (rumor)
Replies: 144
Views: 25199

Re: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR (rumor)

It's possible QF will pull a SQ by ordering the A350 & run back to Boeing to work out a sweeter deal swapping the A350's for B778/9's? Makes sense considering A350's would be far easy to offload to Boeing than A3Whales. EK413 When did Singapore swap 350s for 777s? It did not happen, he is talki...

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by kelvin933
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 168
Views: 33088

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

So what's the current status of the CFM International LEAP-1A engine production? I know there was an issue with a small number of LEAP-1B engines but so few 737 MAX 8's are in service that they did an engine swap with no effect on scheduling. I have this feeling that once CFM International ramps up...

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by kelvin933
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 63682

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

c933103 wrote:
One of the difference seems to be that it is the figure for all Superjet operators instead of just Interjet?

And that includes all the old Aeroflot hangar queens.

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by kelvin933
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chilean airline wet leases 757s from Icelandair to serve routes to... Venezuela
Replies: 37
Views: 7007

Re: Chilean airline wet leases 757s from Icelandair to serve routes to... Venezuela

LHRlocal wrote:
I thought Icelandair were short of frames and need extra lift?

Not during the winter season. And if the money is good they can acquire more 763 for the S18 season

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by kelvin933
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Regional CPAs
Replies: 24
Views: 3007

Re: United Regional CPAs

BC77008 wrote:
What is WLAN?

Wireless LAN synonym for WiFi

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by kelvin933
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chilean airline wet leases 757s from Icelandair to serve routes to... Venezuela
Replies: 37
Views: 7007

Re: Chilean airline wet leases 757s from Icelandair to serve routes to... Venezuela

Apparently what other airlines discard is LAW's treasure. Chile's LAW - Latin America Wings will wet lease 757s from Icelandair to be able to fly nonstop from SCL to CCS and eventually also fly from CCS to the USA, the latter in the context of an agreement with Venezuela's Estelar Airlines. LAW alr...

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by kelvin933
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 643
Views: 84996

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

This article shows the German domestic flights: http://www.sueddeutsche.de/wirtschaft/air-berlin-allein-am-himmel-1.3630621 The 2nd graphic of this one shows the overall market share in Germany: http://www.airliners.de/die-folgen-air-berlin-insolvenz/42127 This one shows market share in DUS: http:/...

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by kelvin933
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 623
Views: 80771

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Wow air will replace the two A320CEO they have on lease from Avolon (CIT) with 2x A320NEO also leased from Avolon, the new A320NEOs will arrive in Q4 2018.

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by kelvin933
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series
Replies: 89
Views: 17297

Re: Delta C Series

Boeing778X wrote:
At what point can conversions to the CS300 occur?

Delta is commited to take 35 CS100 before converting to the CS300

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by kelvin933
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2183
Views: 280026

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

ikolkyo wrote:
How is A319neo testing going?

D-AVWA has flown 9 flights since flying resumed on Aug 2nd 2017
D-AVYW has not flown since July 10th 2017

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by kelvin933
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thompson Aero reveals new narrowbody lie flat Business Class
Replies: 26
Views: 5337

Re: Thompson Aero reveals new narrowbody lie flat Business Class

What is the bed length? It is hard to tell but they look on the shorter side. According to Aircraft Interiors International from March 2017 the bed length 78 inches, Australian Business Traveler states that the seat width is 21 inches and the seat pitch is 33 inches, so the bed length is a little s...

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by kelvin933
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LUX and low fare carriers.
Replies: 8
Views: 1463

Re: LUX and low fare carriers.

Talking about LCCs and Iceland, I am surprised that neither Icelandair nor WOW offer KEF-LUX. With no direct flights between the US and LUX, they should have a competitive advantage in that market. The reason is probably that FI knows more about the LUX-USA market than anybody else. When FI ran the...

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by kelvin933
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iceland air 767 300
Replies: 10
Views: 3334

Re: Iceland air 767 300

Maybe TF-FIB returning from Air Niugini to it's owner? It's also listed on the website of Loftleidir Iceland http://www.loftleidir.com/fleet/detail/item467201 . So maybe that's where it is going. A tiny observation on P2-PXW (former TF-FIB) is that it is actually owned by Aircastle. P2-PXV the othe...

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by kelvin933
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus talking additional A380 orders over with IAG, ANA and TG
Replies: 76
Views: 14515

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus talking additional A380 orders over with IAG, ANA and TG

With all the slot restrictions mentioned on almost every L H thread why is BA so reluctant? I understand premium customers value schedule over ac but how is BA managing the slot restrictions in the face of retiring 747's? As for IB I can't see it. Spain is not a business market and LA is not a cons...

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by kelvin933
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?
Replies: 86
Views: 18302

Re: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?

Will the A321 be able to cover some of the narrowbody East Coast-Europe flights? This could be beneficial for LCCs who want to break in to the transatlantic market. It seems this market is all mixed up right now, no one way to service. For example, IAD has six flights today to LHR. Every flight use...

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by kelvin933
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for KEF?
Replies: 40
Views: 4142

Re: What is next for KEF?

The actual rumors in Iceland are that WOW will start at least two new routes to Asia in 2018, KEF-DEL and KEF-PVG using the new A330-900.
Both routes should have reasonable connection times to the North America bank.

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by kelvin933
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 63682

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Before the wiki article dropped references to the MC-21-400 in May 2017 it stated the following: A larger 212-seat -400 version is taken under consideration. MC-21-400 Planned stretched model with up to 230 passengers. That is old info from 2011 https://www.ruaviation.com/news/2011/8/22/491/ http:/...

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by kelvin933
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 63682

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Is "240 passengers" the densest configuration supported by MC-21-400? Or is this the standard configuration? I saw an interview at https://www.aex.ru/docs/3/2017/7/17/2629/ that say MC-21-400 can sit 256 You should assume it is the densest configuration, the previous MC-21-400 design stud...

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by kelvin933
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 63682

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

1. Dmitry Rogozin told journalists that the planned in future version MC-21-400 will get a salon with a capacity of 240 passengers. Clarification on the dates of development and other characteristics yet. Is "240 passengers" the densest configuration supported by MC-21-400? Or is this the...

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