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by PHBVF
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12051

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

(De)boarding a 747 with stairs is still a thing with KLM at PBM (Surinam) https://www.airportcheck.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/klm-op-paramaribo-airoprt.png All of KLM's aircraft types can be boarded via stairs: http://theskillsfarm.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/IMG_2559.jpg Kilimanjaro http://ww...

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by PHBVF
Thu May 31, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 135
Views: 24496

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

Not really. The MAX/NEO order will be made on a group level. This order has been made on a company level.
This indicates KLM has a requirement sooner rather than later to receive these birds.

I am assuming the -700 leases are ending before they can receive their first MAX aircraft...

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by PHBVF
Wed May 30, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 135
Views: 24496

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

KLM will add 4 new 737-800s next year, (rumored as replacement of 4 737-700s, but that's unconfirmed): PH-BCG 62578 Op. Lease Mar 2019 CFM56-7B24 30C 6Y 150M PH-BCH 62579 Op. Lease Mar 2019 CFM56-7B24 30C 6Y 150M PH-BCK 62580 Op. Lease Apr 2019 CFM56-7B24 30C 6Y 150M PH-BCL 63624 Op. Lease Apr 2019...

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by PHBVF
Fri May 25, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 88
Views: 22005

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

The new livery has been revealed and I think it provides a modern touch to a classic livery! Very curious to see this when it rolls out of the factory [url]https://twitter.com/AVgeeksTahiti/status/999906112865353728 [/url] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeBfi-qUwAAKtvL.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D...

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by PHBVF
Sat May 19, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 53
Views: 12888

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

If you look into the actual list it gives the criteria: 1. Noise quota/seat 2. Chapter number (noise certification) 3. NOx emissions/seat 4. CAEP standard (engine emissions certification) 5. Continuous Descent Approach (CDA) violations 6. Track keeping (TK) violations 7. Early or late movements betw...

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by PHBVF
Sat May 12, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 187
Views: 22511

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

I would not be surprised if this would happen, be it in a bit different matter:
787-9ER will be presented together with a 787-9ERF
787-9ER upgrades will be offered on the 787-10, making a 787-10ER

This obviously won't happen in the coming years, more like the mid 2020's or so., but I believe it will

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by PHBVF
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?
Replies: 77
Views: 7831

Re: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?

Wouldn't a ANC-FUK/CTS/KIX/NGO make more sense?
The flights would be fed on the US side from the many airports that have service to ANC and would be a one stop option for the secondary Japanese cities...
NRT/HND are easily reached using existing hubs...

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by PHBVF
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rebooting a 787
Replies: 23
Views: 4786

Re: Rebooting a 787

The 787 is VERY sensitive regarding power switches. If after the engine start you turn off the APU too soon (and the aircraft has not properly switched to engine generators) it can mean a three hour delay! A while back I actually had the ground power fail at an outstation, that resulted in a serious...

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by PHBVF
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if 9/11 hijackers got on airbus planes?
Replies: 39
Views: 4136

Re: What if 9/11 hijackers got on airbus planes?

From the 9/11 Commission report, page 245: "Atta told Binalshibh he wanted to select planes departing on long flights because they would be full of fuel, and that he wanted to hijack Boeing aircraft because he believed them easier to fly than Airbus aircraft, which he understood had an autopil...

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by PHBVF
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to introduce JAMCO Business Class Seats on the Boeing 787-10
Replies: 24
Views: 6917

Re: KLM to introduce JAMCO Business Class Seats on the Boeing 787-10

Thanks for the clarification Iemand! I was under the impression that reverse herringbone meant people facing the rear of the plane, not facing the windows. Though I agree that Europe business class can not have the same seat as say an A330, I do think the product is far below the level of the long h...

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by PHBVF
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to introduce JAMCO Business Class Seats on the Boeing 787-10
Replies: 24
Views: 6917

Re: KLM to introduce JAMCO Business Class Seats on the Boeing 787-10

@DexSwart: where did you see reverse herringbone? I can not seem to find it... I like the seats themselves. I wonder if KLM will involve Hella Jongerius and how these seat will look stylized for KLM. Having said that KLM should really do something to get a consistent customer experience. When these ...

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by PHBVF
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 5800

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

Wouldn't FlyBe be the prime example of an RJ driven LCC? They mainly fly dash 8-Q400s with a small number of ATRs and E-Jets flybe is a high-cost airline - on a unit basis (cost per available seat mile, so the cost to fly one seat one mile) - because of their smaller aircraft and short average sect...

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by PHBVF
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 5800

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

Wouldn't FlyBe be the prime example of an RJ driven LCC? They mainly fly dash 8-Q400s with a small number of ATRs and E-Jets. I think the only other airline that might qualify would be AZUL, though they have been moving out of RJ territory with the addition of NEO's and A330s. Before that they opera...

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by PHBVF
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities - Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?
Replies: 49
Views: 9515

Re: Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?

I think this concept (mind you not necessarily on the A330) has two potential customers: 1. Airlines that do not require a large amount of cargo space 2. Airlines that operate flights that are too long for any heavy cargo, but still could fit these modules. For the first option I think it is a no br...

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by PHBVF
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM proposes Colombia service increase in April 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Re: KLM proposes Colombia service increase in April 2019

I think they found "El Dorado" since they changed the stopover from CLO to CTG.
From what I understand this is a very popular destination for tourists and service increases have only started after the "swap"

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by PHBVF
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 787 in the future?
Replies: 47
Views: 7265

Re: Delta 787 in the future?

IMO Delta isn't the type of airline that is too worried about streamlining their fleet: B717 B737 B757 B767 B777 A320 A330 A350 MD80 MD90 CSeries Delta is more worried about having the right aircraft for each route. Though the A330NEO/A350 combination is a potent one the 787 family definitely has so...

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by PHBVF
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69052

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Just curious does anyone know the crew schedule for this flight? How much time in London? How many off days?

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by PHBVF
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commercial Pilot Question
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Commercial Pilot Question

Depending on prior experience and (new) function line training may take up to 70 or so stretches. Perhaps the instructor wanted to see the candidate hand fly for a bit, but what might be more likely is an item on the dispatch deviation list, a fault which allows you to fly under certain conditions. ...

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by PHBVF
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAB on ordering future SST jets: "We wouldn't hesitate to be a launch customer"
Replies: 43
Views: 4861

Re: AAB on ordering future SST jets: "We wouldn't hesitate to be a launch customer"

Bricktop wrote:
AAB = The very last person I would want as a launch customer.

Why not?
If he complains about your aircraft, no one is going to care, as he always complains
If he doesn't complain, your aircraft must be pretty good, because AAB is not complaining about it.

Simply can't lose.

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by PHBVF
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Potable water ex-CPT?
Replies: 18
Views: 3000

Re: Potable water ex-CPT?

Cape Town has a NOTAM out: A0237/18 NOTAMR A4056/17 Q) FACA/QFAXX/IV/BO/A/000/999/3358S01836E005 A) FACT B) 1801180921 C) 1804172200 EST E) AD IS CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING A SERIOUS WATER CRISIS AS A RESULT OF AN EXTENDED DROUGHT. ALL ROLE PLAYERS ARE TAKING IMMEDIATE MEASURES TO REDUCE WATER CONSUMPTI...

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by PHBVF
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Boeing work with Embraer on 737 replacement alongside the 797
Replies: 51
Views: 5706

Re: Could Boeing work with Embraer on 737 replacement alongside the 797

I already know the answer that will be given, but the 737 has over 4000 orders and 43% market share in the order backlog compared to the A320neo family. With possibly the NMA/797 addressing the Strength Airbus has with the A321LR at the top end of the 737 lineup, why should Boeing be in a rush to s...

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by PHBVF
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2318
Views: 293756

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

I guess it will be a battle as to whether the MOM market is mainly at the bottom end or the top end - unless of course it's both. If the 797 is launched this year I really don't give the 338 much of a chance in the marketplace. But if a 250 seat (simple stretch)322 'plus' is launched I am not sure ...

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by PHBVF
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 71
Views: 18875

Re: French Blue to change its name

New name will be French Bee. Obligée de changer de marque afin d'éviter un procès avec Jetblue aux Etats-Unis, French Blue se rebaptise French Bee (Abeille française) pour pouvoir desservir San Francisco, sur la route de Papeete, à partir du 6 février. https://imagr.eu/up/XM0ml_DUx-YRdWkAA46BI.jpg ...

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by PHBVF
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 135
Views: 24496

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

AFKLM are not generating for shareholders a rate of return which supports new investment. Controlled shrinkage would be a wise move. If IAG were in charge they would likely say "no more investment in anything and particularly no new aeroplanes, until you bunch of clowns get your act together&q...

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by PHBVF
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 135
Views: 24496

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

And I think AF/Joon/Transavia FR would benefit from a similar construction, hence the fourth option. Though as said by no means a given.

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by PHBVF
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 135
Views: 24496

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

I could also see a fourth option. AF, Joon, Transavia France get the A320neo KLM, Transavia Netherlands get the 737 MAX Might sound odd, but the two Transavia's are seperate companies. I know KLM and Transavia NL can make use of each others 737s, in case of an aircraft going tech, scheduling require...

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by PHBVF
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Demonstration earlier today (Jan. 20) at DZA for a longer runway
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

Re: Demonstration earlier today (Jan. 20) at DZA for a longer runway

I'm not too sure about the stop in RUN mentioned there...Air Austral mostly serves the market yes, and have daily flights DZA-RUN where they can also then connect to mainland France services...however I do believe UU also operates some flights DZA-NBO-CDG/ORY...with NBO being technical stop only. T...

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by PHBVF
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 163
Views: 28742

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

BWIAirport wrote:
PHBVF wrote:
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Source?

See edit :D
Forgot to mention some crucial information

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by PHBVF
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 163
Views: 28742

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

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EDIT: Whoops forgot to say this is a concept I made

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by PHBVF
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 135
Views: 24496

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

Assumptions: - <700NM Fedex, DHL door to door will beat you in Western Europe - above 2000NM the A321 will have limitted excess payload left, including winds, reserves etc.. http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=&R=700NM%40AMS,+2000NM%40AMS%0d%0a&MS=wls2&MP=rect&MC=ATH&MR=900&MX=720x36...

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by PHBVF
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 135
Views: 24496

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

I seriously can not see any reasonable way in which you could study different planes in your network and come up with completely opposite results for AF and KLM when it comes to single aisle planes. Then you are clearly missing the estrategic point of achieving exactly that. Having 2 different airl...

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by PHBVF
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 135
Views: 24496

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

Couldn't help myself :)
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by PHBVF
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 135
Views: 24496

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

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One can always dream :airplane:

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by PHBVF
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 135
Views: 24496

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

But the current fleet is the result of pre-merger fleet planning. The goal for the future should be more efficiency and more flexibility. Air France and KLM do not share their operations, nor will they anytime soon. Pilots, cabin crew, ground staff are in no way integrated. So there is no flexibili...

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by PHBVF
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 135
Views: 24496

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

So they end up with E195E2, CSeries, 737MAX and A320NEO... that is borderline insane for the size of the combined fleet. It only adds one type (for commonality purposes) to the current fleet. Though HOP! also operates E-Jets, so they could go down the E2 road too. (Though I do not think AF unions w...

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by PHBVF
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 135
Views: 24496

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

I think KLM has no interest in the A321LR, because of slot constraints at AMS. I just don't see them using such a small aircraft on such a long flight with the few valuable slots at Amsterdam disappearing rather quick. They would probably rather use these on more profitable widebody flights, or even...

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by PHBVF
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 22719

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

I remember when KLM served dinner on china plates with SILVERware. That would make me book more flights with them. Taking the hats off and yapping with passengers really doesn't make any difference to me. I KNOW it's false. I also know that pilots have VERY tough jobs and burdening them with market...

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by PHBVF
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2318
Views: 293756

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Well if you take range into account for those aircraft models, please do take into account that there is no way a 767-200 could reach 6500nm, that would be a 767-200ER.
Same goes for a 767-300/-300ER and A310-200/-300. Not even getting started on the A300 (as certain models could barely make 2000nm!)

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by PHBVF
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 22719

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

lightsaber wrote:
But hey, I said make it optional.


Though I am in favor of keeping the cap, it being optional kind of beats the "uniform" part of the uniform

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by PHBVF
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 22719

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

Old fashioned way of thinking. I don't see the point in uniforms. It doesn't make me fly a plane any better. No, however with more and more cases of unruly passengers, having someone aboard who has authority, coming in both behavior and looks, definitely has added value. Furthermore, KLM pilots fly...

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by PHBVF
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's white livery in the 70s
Replies: 35
Views: 6416

Re: KLM's white livery in the 70s

As to why KLM is blue, the name "Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V" translates to Royal Aviation Company, which blue is typically associated with royalty. (i.e. royal blue) Actually violet is associated with royalty and the Dutch royal house is the house of Orange, so that color wou...

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by PHBVF
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's white livery in the 70s
Replies: 35
Views: 6416

Re: KLM's white livery in the 70s

Iemand91 wrote:
I so wish KLM would paint one 747 with this delivery once more before retirering their fleet. :cry:

I'm sure @factsonly or @747classic would know more about this. ;)


I am keeping my fingers crossed for the 100 year anniversary :mrgreen:

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by PHBVF
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 71
Views: 18875

French Blue to change its name

http://outremeraviation.fr/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/French-logo-AGT-OMA-1024x673.jpg Apparently due to legal reasons French Blue is going to change both it's corporate and trading name to just French. Wonder what company might be behind this? If it is, as speculated by AVgeeks Tahiti, due to JetB...

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by PHBVF
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral to purchase and manage Air Madagascar for 10-years
Replies: 10
Views: 3426

Re: Air Austral to purchase and manage Air Madagascar for 10-years

Interesting news. I wonder if UU/MD(/ZD) would also care for combined orders. This could certainly be leverage over Airbus/Boeing/Bombardier/Embraer. To summarize the current fleet consists of (UU/MD/ZD respectively) 0/1/0 ATR42 2/4/1 ATR72 0/1/0 A340-300 0/1/0 B737-300 2/1/0 B737-800 3/0/0 B777-300...

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by PHBVF
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Boeing be the last 747-8 customer?
Replies: 2
Views: 1696

Could Boeing be the last 747-8 customer?

Hi all, I saw a video about the 747LCF and was wondering how old these jets were. After some searching I found out: N780BA: 27.8 years, converted ~10 years ago N249BA: 27.9 years, converted ~9 years ago N718BA: 25.3 years, converted ~7 years ago N747BC: 25.8 years, converted ~11 years ago Boeing sho...

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by PHBVF
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon unveils 7 new routes
Replies: 60
Views: 14533

Re: Joon unveils 7 new routes

I don't believe that has a real effect to be honest. I would bet Emirates has nearly the same pax rage incident rate as Frontier or Allegiant. I would think age would have more of an impact than uniform style They're all factors. But an unprofessional looking "millennial" has a significan...

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by PHBVF
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon unveils 7 new routes
Replies: 60
Views: 14533

Re: Joon unveils 7 new routes

Lots of Joon bashing going on, but for me, at least they have an identity. Level(Iberia) is just a LHLC with no identity. Joon at least gets credit for trying something in my book. Also, I do like their uniforms, there is no need for stiff diplomacy in uniforms, especially on what amounts to an LCC...

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by PHBVF
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon unveils 7 new routes
Replies: 60
Views: 14533

Re: Joon unveils 7 new routes

Lots of Joon bashing going on, but for me, at least they have an identity. Level(Iberia) is just a LHLC with no identity. Joon at least gets credit for trying something in my book. Also, I do like their uniforms, there is no need for stiff diplomacy in uniforms, especially on what amounts to an LCC...

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by PHBVF
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding
Replies: 32
Views: 6073

Re: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding

I see it quite often, mostly standby passengers that are also in the industry

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by PHBVF
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 196
Views: 41338

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

I don't believe it has been posted but Cessna has a page dedicated to the SkyCourier: http://cessna.txtav.com/en/turboprop/skycourier Main takes from the site: - As mentioned before LD3's are loaded back-to-back - At 5000lb range will be 400nm - Dual crew doors (not sure if this will correlate to du...

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