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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: 32
Views: 3625

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 officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193308

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: 68
Views: 17996

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: 122
Views: 19595

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: 122
Views: 19595

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: 122
Views: 19595

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: 986

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: 71
Views: 14198

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: 71
Views: 14198

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: 122
Views: 19595

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: 122
Views: 19595

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: 122
Views: 19595

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: 122
Views: 19595

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: 122
Views: 19595

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: 122
Views: 19595

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: 122
Views: 19595

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: 22297

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 officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193308

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: 22297

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: 22297

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: 6152

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: 6152

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: 68
Views: 17996

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: 3363

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: 1651

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: 14199

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: 14199

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: 14199

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: 5867

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: 175
Views: 34785

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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by PHBVF
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?
Replies: 120
Views: 21733

Re: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?

Though they definitely make use of the KL network, I would also say some of their recent additions are also P2P: AMS-CMB/MRU/SJO

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by PHBVF
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes
Replies: 49
Views: 13116

Re: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes

Impact for KLM would be quite large: Routes in green would not be impacted too much as they already fly south of Russian airspace in order to avoid Ukrainian airspace. http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=c:%230000ff,+AMS-DEL/HKG/ICN/NRT/SIN/TPE/BOM/CMB/CTU/HGH/KIX/PEK/XMN/KUL/BKK/TSE/ALA/SVO/LED%0d%0a%0d%0ac...

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by PHBVF
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSM Aviation takes steps to educate enough pilots
Replies: 18
Views: 1347

Re: OSM Aviation takes steps to educate enough pilots

Primarely childish and delusional US airlines and US unions yes who are dissepointed that their cries to their political friends in DC couldn't change the outcome that was clear from the get go. The US airlines and unions had no case to begin with. As a former Norwegian F/O I concur. Company always...

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by PHBVF
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SQ A380 suites revealed
Replies: 58
Views: 14652

Re: New SQ A380 suites revealed

Taking a page from EY, it seems. They look great! Only thing is the TV screen seems a bit small for the size of the suite, right? Looks like they will be going with one aisle in F. Do the beds convert into a bench or are they always in "bed mode" like those in LH's old 744 F? Overall very...

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by PHBVF
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSM Aviation takes steps to educate enough pilots
Replies: 18
Views: 1347

Re: OSM Aviation takes steps to educate enough pilots

Meanwhile the rest of aviation takes steps to educate pilots on why they shouldn't work for this garbage staffing company. Primarely childish and delusional US airlines and US unions yes who are dissepointed that their cries to their political friends in DC couldn't change the outcome that was clea...

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by PHBVF
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: From Earth to Earth: SpaceX to use BFR rocket for civil aviation
Replies: 33
Views: 2756

Re: From Earth to Earth: SpaceX to use BFR rocket for civil aviation

I think this is more realistic than pilotless planes tbh...

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by PHBVF
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Update: A380 Hajj, expansion plans
Replies: 23
Views: 6977

Re: MH Update: A380 Hajj, expansion plans

The A3XX project was all about packing 'em in... so then I never understood why *all* airlines used the A380 in low density configurations instead. For SQ et. al. the first aircraft were about prestige - I get that (like the piano bar in the early 747s) - but it mystified me that no-one subsequentl...

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by PHBVF
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace UA's 777-200A Aircraft?
Replies: 72
Views: 15366

Re: What Will Replace UA's 777-200A Aircraft?

I do not see United order the A330. They already have A350s, B77Ws, B787s on order. Adding another (previous generation) widebody type would not make a lot of sense... In my opinion it depends on what UA's intentions are: keep widebodies on domestic routes, or was this just a temporary filler for th...

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by PHBVF
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 20459

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

I wonder how they will rotate the aircraft...
My guess would be something like WAW-NYC-BUD-NYC-WAW.

Or would we see a WAW-BUD 788 flight....

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by PHBVF
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New civilian C-130 (LM-100 / L-382)
Replies: 46
Views: 12832

Re: New civilian C-130 (LM-100 / L-382)

In terms of how the Herc compares with the 732, well, there's a big difference. Good luck loading a fire truck in a 737. The volume of the herc is what made it worth it for so many years. Being able to load up mining equipment, fire trucks, oil drilling rigs, whales and other bulky loads was its br...

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by PHBVF
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New civilian C-130 (LM-100 / L-382)
Replies: 46
Views: 12832

Re: New civilian C-130 (LM-100 / L-382)

How would the C130 compare next to a 737-200? I believe some airlines in the Canadian north run some old 732s with gravel kits that will need replacement at some point...

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by PHBVF
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.
Replies: 102
Views: 18418

Re: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.

I know a differentiation is made in both Norwegian and other European airlines between linetraining and your linecheck. The latter is a flight which concludes the former and needs to be done by an examiner/senior instructor/whatever label the airline places on it.

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by PHBVF
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.
Replies: 102
Views: 18418

Re: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.

I agree with most here that this is not an issue. I am fairly certain this lad followed an integrated training program, which allows him to get his theory and 160 or so flying hours and type rating within 18 months. This means he is, for the time being, more training minded and current than someone ...

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by PHBVF
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Recent Delay on Delta Flight Ex-AMS Due to Sick Pilot -- How Did DL Find a Sub?
Replies: 13
Views: 3402

Re: Recent Delay on Delta Flight Ex-AMS Due to Sick Pilot -- How Did DL Find a Sub?

Perhaps on some flights they have a 48 hour stop (with other words above minimum rest) and moved one of those guys up to your flight. In that case they still have the opportunity to fly someone in for his/her original flight

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by PHBVF
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline stopovers at small airports
Replies: 58
Views: 7711

Re: Airline stopovers at small airports

KLM has some routes like these, mainly in Africa:
AMS-JRO-DAR-AMS
AMS-EBB-HUE-AMS
AMS-UIO-GYE-AMS
AMS-FNA-ROB-AMS
AMS-BOG-CTG-AMS

They also have some 5th freedom routes, but those operate out of large airports.

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by PHBVF
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German group considering A380 part out
Replies: 114
Views: 26699

Re: German group considering A380 part out

What happens when an A380 is parted out? Only a (relatively) small part of the aircraft can be converted to coke cans, as there is a lot of composite structure (GLARE) involved. Would this impact the crap value?

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by PHBVF
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft design & specs that were heavily influenced by an airline?
Replies: 47
Views: 5851

Re: Aircraft design & specs that were heavily influenced by an airline?

How about the 777X... Heavily influenced by EK, QR and EY

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by PHBVF
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours
Replies: 143
Views: 29072

Re: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours

I agree with the last part, KLM is still growing and opening a lot of routes. KLM or Transavia might order some more 737's before an order for the NEO/MAX will be placed by the AF/KL Group. I don't see why they can't be flown side by side... KLM has operated the 737NG since 1999 and the 737CL left ...

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by PHBVF
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours
Replies: 143
Views: 29072

Re: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours

What exactly does he mean by MoM though? The MoM term is rarely used about the A321. Well no not the MoM, but the post I was responding to talked about US East Coast, Middle East and West Africa. I don't know of any (legacy) carriers flying TATL with the A321. It seems to be better suited for trunk...

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by PHBVF
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours
Replies: 143
Views: 29072

Re: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours

Who is in the market for more 180 seat jets? United, American, Delta, Air France, British Airways, KLM? I don't think KL is in the market, their 737's have a lot of life left in them. They have just added a few second hand specimen coming from Transavia-NL. Agree. Remarkably KLM could very well use...

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