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by Alexdk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: According to Flightglobal fate of Gulf Air A220 order depends on 'agreements'
Replies: 69
Views: 17560

Re: Gulf Air to cancel C-Series order

Based on the list of customers, these orders seems to be very shaky: Commitment only: Air Arabia Jordan- 2 AtlasGlobal- 10 Falko Regional Aircraft- 20 flymojo- 20-> definitely goner....the airlines never started and their AOC expired on 30 May 2016 without any extension sought. Zhejiang Loong Airli...

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by Alexdk
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 104
Views: 12177

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

I think that a regional route is the route that can quite easily be done not by plane (by bus, train or car). Most of the routes that will be flown with 220-300 do not fall into this category. As for 220-100, the question is open.

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by Alexdk
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft
Replies: 60
Views: 11391

Re: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft

http://www.thisisinsider.com/aura-private-airline-first-class-experience-for-price-of-economy-2018-7 https://www.flyaura.com/ So this is beyond cool. I really hope they get off the ground and succeed. They certainly have the potential. LOL, thats not even news. Its just a paid blog-vertising articl...

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by Alexdk
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft
Replies: 60
Views: 11391

Re: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft

I think here and now, Jetsmarter is the closest thing. Jetsmarter is, though, international and essentially offers business jet pooling, while CRJ700 are not really business jets.

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by Alexdk
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emotional support animals
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Emotional support animals

Recently on I saw a couple taking their labrador to a business class cabin on a KLM Transatlantic flight. As I understand, virtually no airline in the world would allow such a large dog just as a cabin passenger. Indeed, that dog had a “support animal” lable. So I have a number of questions. Do I un...

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by Alexdk
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 4460

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=174795 This was already discussed before... :rotfl: I wasn't on here 16 years ago mate, but thanks for the link. I posted it for a laugh - Googled "Continental 767-300" and that A.net forum topic was the first or second find. Aeroflot and the...

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by Alexdk
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 4460

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

AntonioMartin wrote:
Probably Concorde had many rumored orders that amounted to zilch.

At least 14 Airlines, not counting AF and BA, had non-firm orders.

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by Alexdk
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 4460

Orders that didn’t happen

I am interested in discussing the rumors of airlines ordering some type of aircraft, which did not come into fruition (not even LOI, let alone firm order or actual delivery), or at most confirmed information about negotiations that lead to nothing. So no cancelled orders please.

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by Alexdk
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?
Replies: 63
Views: 7478

Re: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?

I think that it is also important to consider the age of the livery here. Some liveries look better than the old ones just because they provide fresh air after years of an old livery (like AA in my opinion). However, in the limit, after many years, their older livery will be well remembered much mor...

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by Alexdk
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing
Replies: 67
Views: 15293

Re: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing

This man was a Russian musician. He was seriously ill and the stench was caused by necrosis. Unfortunately, he had died on 25th in Portuguese hospital.

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by Alexdk
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest
Replies: 54
Views: 2963

Re: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest

The US Census uses Urban Areas (or Metropolitan Centers)versus Cities with all of the area having at least 1,000 persons per square mile. For example the Cities of Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue are all in one Metropolitan area of 3.7 million people. Seattle is the largest city, but it has only has ...

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by Alexdk
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest
Replies: 54
Views: 2963

Re: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest

As with many such questions on this site we get into two particular inane arguments: 1. “City” population based on municipal boundaries which is meaningless for determining air traffic and market size 2. Whether or not an airport is locaed within a city’s boundaries, also irrelevant So maybe we sho...

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by Alexdk
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest
Replies: 54
Views: 2963

Re: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest

Ok guys. I get your points about metropolitan areas. So nevertheless we have DUS for Germany, CAN for China, MIA for Florida which are still not the busiest.

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by Alexdk
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest
Replies: 54
Views: 2963

Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest

I became curious about countries/regions where the (largest) airport of the largest city (provided it has scheduled service) is not the busiest. Examples that immediately came to my mind are USA (Atlanta, not NY), Germany (Frankfurt, not Berlin), China (Beijing, not Shanghai), Texas (DFW, not IAH), ...

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by Alexdk
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)
Replies: 30
Views: 3549

Re: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)

yochai wrote:
SU SVO-TLV from daily A319 to 2 daily 77W + daily A333 +2 daily A321 in about 5 years

That’s because Transaero collapsed.

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by Alexdk
Mon May 28, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 14562

Re: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights

Excellent news, though I expected their Q400s to be replaced with CS100s, not 300s. As other said above, no endorsement is more 'ringing' than when a customer orders many, many more of a product. I hope Air Baltic's expansion goes successfully. The CSeries is an amazing aircraft and I am happy that...

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by Alexdk
Sat May 19, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 72929

Re: 737 down near HAV

Hullo, (yes, new user, but been following this site for years, and not just for the crashes) If we are confirmed it's (B-737-200) XA-UHZ (MSN 21816), then Airfleets (and others) has it as EasySky since 2014 ? Forgive my ignorance - but what's the connection with Global Air and EasySky - subsidiary?...

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by Alexdk
Sat May 19, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 72929

Re: 737 down near HAV

Hullo, (yes, new user, but been following this site for years, and not just for the crashes) If we are confirmed it's (B-737-200) XA-UHZ (MSN 21816), then Airfleets (and others) has it as EasySky since 2014 ? Forgive my ignorance - but what's the connection with Global Air and EasySky - subsidiary?...

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by Alexdk
Mon May 14, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed
Replies: 76
Views: 20238

Re: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed

It is still flying, now approaching Scotland. It didn’t even stop in KEF. I wasn’t aware that this plane could do PAE-MXP nonstop. It likely has temporary aux fuel tanks for the trip. The 7M8 cannot do 5000 miles normally. Seems a lot of effort when a simple fuel stop would be max 60mins? How long ...

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by Alexdk
Mon May 14, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed
Replies: 76
Views: 20238

Re: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed

It is still flying, now approaching Scotland. It didn’t even stop in KEF. I wasn’t aware that this plane could do PAE-MXP nonstop. It likely has temporary aux fuel tanks for the trip. The 7M8 cannot do 5000 miles normally. Seems a lot of effort when a simple fuel stop would be max 60mins? How long ...

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by Alexdk
Mon May 14, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed
Replies: 76
Views: 20238

Re: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed

CX747 wrote:
The first 737-8 should be on property. Let the fun begin, time to learn the Max!

It is still flying, now approaching Scotland. It didn’t even stop in KEF. I wasn’t aware that this plane could do PAE-MXP nonstop.

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by Alexdk
Wed May 09, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did any legacy major airline ever NOT have F/C/Y (one C was established)
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

Re: Did any legacy major airline ever NOT have F/C/Y (one C was established)

Nowadays premium economy class is becoming business class while business class is becoming first class. First class will definitely remain with some airlines but they are becoming suites. KLM? VS? I think this is true for the airlines that have premium economy, business, but not first. For airlines...

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by Alexdk
Tue May 08, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliner retirements around 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: Airliner retirements around 2014

IL-96 became a one airline aircraft (not counting Rossiya Special Flight Squadron).

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by Alexdk
Tue May 08, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed
Replies: 76
Views: 20238

Re: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed

Air Italy used QR’s A320 on flight to Moscow today. Is it because of the delay with MAX?

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by Alexdk
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus MOM
Replies: 1
Views: 552

Airbus MOM

Surprisingly I didn’t find a discussion on this topic. Given the current state of affaires with A330-800 and Boeing likely working on its 797/MOM, may Airbus also be thinking on a model between A321LR and A330-900? It may seat 230-260 passengers in 2 class combination (I guess even A330-800 seats 30...

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by Alexdk
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy to BOM
Replies: 8
Views: 2296

Re: Air Italy to BOM

smi0006 wrote:
Can’t wait to see the new livery on a 330. Be curious to see uniforms and onboard branding. Wonder if they will open their own lounge in MXP.

As A330s won’t stay for long, they probably won’t paint them.

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by Alexdk
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4081

STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

It has been discussed that DL STR-ATL flight is largely devoted to the Mercedes factory in Alabama. Yet it is whole 300 km (200mi) from the airport. Is BHM to small to support the scheduled flights from STR by DE or EW? Are there any STR-BHM charters or at least business jet flights? Same question f...

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by Alexdk
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How huge is Frankfurt airport?
Replies: 61
Views: 10393

Re: How huge is Frankfurt airport?

the 70 Million threshhold will be passed in 2019 That depends on the choices of LH; FRA's O&D is fairly limited compared to the Europe's other megahubs (LHR, CDG, AMS) and it has the highest share of transfer pax. If LH shifts more planes to MUC, FRA won't grow. But LH doesn't plan to move any ...

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by Alexdk
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Old livery "holdouts"
Replies: 18
Views: 1631

Re: Old livery "holdouts"

In 2006 S7 Airlines had 8 distinct liveries: green S7, classic Siberia Airlines, Aeroflot style, white, Vnukovo Airlines, Baikal Airlines and 2 different Perm Airlines liveries.

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by Alexdk
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Russia Air Service Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 891

Re: China—Russia Air Service Thread

This thread is on air service btwn two very special neighboring countries, i.e, China, the world’s most populous country, and Russia, the largest country in area on earth. The aviation market has been booming in recent years. While capital city Beijing and Moscow are each other's top destination fo...

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by Alexdk
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3937

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

https://russianplanes.net is up again. It is a very good register of Soviet/Russian planes, provided you know Russian). There is a link to English version but it is currently dead.
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https://russianplanes.net is up again. It is a very good register of Soviet/Russian planes, provided you know Russian). There is a link to English version but it is currently dead.

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by Alexdk
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3937

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

Does anyone know the status of the six ex SU IL96? Beside the one that Cubans used to fly which is now stored in HAV? Two went to Cubana, one burned down at SVO, three stored at SVO. I knew about the one in the hybrid liberty. Is there another? I stand corrected. 3 are stored in Voronezh at Ilyushi...

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by Alexdk
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3937

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

SR380 wrote:
Does anyone know the status of the six ex SU IL96? Beside the one that Cubans used to fly which is now stored in HAV?

Two went to Cubana, one burned down at SVO, three stored at SVO.

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by Alexdk
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Airways
Replies: 18
Views: 3874

Re: Italian Airways

Since we already have Alitalia, Air Italy and Italian Airways, we also need AeroItalia, Italair and Italia Jetlines.

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by Alexdk
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3937

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

I think the role of airports in Moscow will look more like the 3 main NYC airports, DME being like JFK, SVO as a fortress hub for SU like EWR for UA, and VKO being a city airport like LGA. Would like to see VKO to grow, and more road access for DME. I don't think VKO is remotely comparable to LGA. ...

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by Alexdk
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3937

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

Are there any particular reasons why an airline would choose DME over SVO (or VKO for that matter)? Most other carriers seem to opt for DME, why is that? Also, why is Aeroflot solely based at SVO? Apologies if this has been previously discussed elsewhere. I there are 2 main reasons against SVO: 1) ...

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by Alexdk
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying
Replies: 93
Views: 17483

Re: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying

What would exactly be the point of another HUB or point to point flying? Their value is their HUBS which took decades and billions to develop. Doing any flying not related to them is almost always going to be an unwise financial decision, they are at least a couple of decades away from coming anywh...

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by Alexdk
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3937

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

Can anyone explain why S7 hasn't expanded further into Western Europe especially to the United Kingdom and in particular to London considering that they are part of OneWorld! I would of thought that they could at least start a connection to London from Novosibirsk or from some other secondary city ...

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by Alexdk
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3937

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

https://www.aex.ru/news/2018/2/19/181450/
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lollomz wrote:
Any chance S7 will order the SSJ-100?

S7 may order SSJ-75, a shortened version. https://www.aex.ru/news/2018/2/19/181450/

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by Alexdk
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3937

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

Some fresh news from S7 "S7 Airlines and Globus, the two subsidiary carriers of Russia’s S7 Group, both reported stable growth on domestic and international routes for January 2018. The country’s second biggest airline group transported a total of 1,098 million passengers, up 8.3% year-on-year...

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by Alexdk
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3937

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

I agree. Historically, SVO has always been the JFK of Moscow. It is also once again the busier of the three, just like JFK. Although one can argue that ever since Star Alliance (minus CA and JP) and Oneworld (minus AY) abandoned SVO and moved to DME, the latter has taken the role of Moscow's main i...

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by Alexdk
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3937

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

That's interesting. I thought that Domodedovo was doing better than the other two. I guess Sheremetyevo has the advantage of Aeroflot and Vnukovo expanding with several different LCC's... After the demise of Transaero Domodedovo is not doing so well as before. It used to be Russia's busiest airport...

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by Alexdk
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3937

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

Always wondered why they built a new airport in Rostov-on-Don. Didn't see anything wrong with the old one. There was room to build a proper terminal building if needed. The runway was over 8,000 ft, which was perfectly fine for a regional airport, and there was plenty of room to expand it, if neede...

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by Alexdk
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3937

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

Hello, couldn't find a thread related to this topic, decided to start one. Let me know if there is any existing thread about this. Post here for any updates. I'll start: Moscow airports grew at different pace in January 2018 http://www.rusaviainsider.com/moscow-airports-grew-different-pace-january-...

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by Alexdk
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian To Tokyo
Replies: 34
Views: 7172

Re: Norwegian To Tokyo

You need permission to overfly any country between xxx and xxx. Why would the Russians say no to Norwegian? It seems like it would just be more tax revenue for them. Is there an issue between Russia and Spain, Norway, or Japan that is causing this? The Russian Federation grandfathered all of the US...

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by Alexdk
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miscellaneous aircraft at KUL
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

Re: Miscellaneous aircraft at KUL

The aprons at KUL are littered with aircraft quite a few ex MH B772's, all white charter B744's some of which were parked missing vital components, the sole remaining ex MASKargo B744F, a Malindo B739ER which has been parked in an un airworthy condition for 11 months, the flyglobal B772's, flynas a...

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by Alexdk
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Utair may become a 737 MAX 7 operator
Replies: 0
Views: 562

Utair may become a 737 MAX 7 operator

As the CEO of Utair told during the NAIS-2018 expo, Utair plans to introduce Boeing 737 MAX 7 and 8. Airline plans to introduce 4-5 planes a year beginning 2019. http://www.ato.ru/content/yuteyr-predstavila-novuyu-strategiyu-razvitiya-i-plany-po-parku For me it is a bit funny to see the world's larg...

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by Alexdk
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot orders 50 Irkut MC-21 through leases
Replies: 36
Views: 5905

Re: Aeroflot orders 50 Irkut MC-21 through leases

As a state-owned airline Aeroflot is largely influenced by the general import-replacement tone of the government. Thus it has to operate SSJs and MC-21s. The management , on the other hand, opts for western aircraft. Thus it is very unlikely that Aeroflot will operate more MC-21 than A320neo/737MAX ...

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by Alexdk
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767/787/MoM
Replies: 11
Views: 1255

767/787/MoM

It may have been discussed a million times, but I still have 2 questions. Why is 787-8 not an almost exact successor to 767-300ER (to the point that it was even rumored that the production of 767-300ER would be resumed). Why wasn't a successor to 767-200 developed as a part of 787 family, if I corre...

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by Alexdk
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex Continental 767-200ER’s
Replies: 31
Views: 9709

Re: Ex Continental 767-200ER’s

Here is the complete list of ex-Continental Air Lines B767-224ER and B767-324ER fleet: B767-224ER 30430/ 811 N76151 UTAir VP-BAB Stored at Teruel 30431/ 815 N73152 UTAir VP-BAQ Stored at Teruel 30432/ 819 N76153 UTAir VP-BAU Stored at Teruel 30433/ 823 N69154 UTAir VP-BAW Stored at Teruel 30434/ 82...

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