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by Bostrom
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir signs LOI for up to 24 CS300s
Replies: 33
Views: 4447

Re: EgyptAir signs LOI for up to 24 CS300s

This might be a stupid question, but I'm going to ask it anyway. How firm is a Letter of intent and can we expect it to turn into an order?

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by Bostrom
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 947
Views: 114268

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Finnair Adds Capacity to Stockholm, Expands Cooperation With BRA Finnair will add connections to Stockholm’s Bromma airport, and deepen its cooperation with the Swedish regional airline BRA. With the new frequencies, Finnair adds capacity between Bromma and Helsinki by a total of 40%, offering up t...

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by Bostrom
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 5362

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

Could be more than one Johan Lundgren out there ya know.. Just maybe. :wink2: The name is probably the Swedish equivalent of John Smith in the UK. Almost at least, there are 20 376 persons called Lundgren in Sweden, making it the 28th most common surname, and the 8th most common surname not ending ...

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by Bostrom
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why long haul planes sit for a long time on ground...?
Replies: 37
Views: 7768

Re: Why long haul planes sit for a long time on ground...?

The 24hr cycle answer is correct. As an example, SA-EUR-SA flights can’t do the round trip in less than 24hrs and therefore can’t keep the schedule which requires and overnight flight for commercial reasons ( pax don’t like wasting a day on a plane). Unless you do some kind of routing where the air...

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by Bostrom
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 947
Views: 114268

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

ilari wrote:
TMP will be closed for a runway renovation in JUL-AUG next year, but BT and FR seemed to sell seats for the period. Hasn't Finavia informed them?


Ryanair will probably just start flying to Jyväskylä instead and call it Tammerfors…

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by Bostrom
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A321 not popular in India?
Replies: 16
Views: 4782

Re: Why is the A321 not popular in India?

I think it is all about the capacity, crew costs and aircraft operation costs. An LCC A320neo would be configured with 186 seats, an LCC A321neo would be configured with 239 seats. I am not sure what is the F/A requirement in India, but in EU or USA an A320neo with 186 seats needs 4 F/As, however a...

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by Bostrom
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Travel Warning to developed countries
Replies: 34
Views: 1168

Re: Travel Warning to developed countries

To avoid turning this into another Trump discussion, Israel can also be mentioned as a developed country that travel warnings sometimes are issued for. There have been a lot terrorist attacks and currently the Swedish MFA advises against non-necessary journeys to parts of the country.

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by Bostrom
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Travel Warning to developed countries
Replies: 34
Views: 1168

Re: Travel Warning to developed countries

A lot of them, but that depends on where you draw the line. Travel advisories can be "unstable government and high risk of a coup", but can also be "don't drink the tap water". A couple of travel advice about the US: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/08/11/travel-war...

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by Bostrom
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 271
Views: 43542

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

There has been rumours about SAS looking at the Cseries, but I'm not sure if there is any truth behind the rumours. But even if it is, 31+30 would be a big order for SAS. They have 58 737s at the moment (not counting the 737-600 that are being retired), and will as you mention need something bigger...

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by Bostrom
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 271
Views: 43542

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

The C-Series would be perfect for operations in Norway, but I don't think they'd do that without phasing out all the 737s. But that might happen either way. How many 737s are based in Norway, and how many of them are 737-800s? The C-series family is just too small to replace the 737-800, and I just...

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by Bostrom
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 153
Views: 14024

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

Stavanger-Aberdeen (SVG-ABZ), a 1 hour flight or a 30 hour drive…

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by Bostrom
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 271
Views: 43542

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

My bed would be on SAS. We'll going to find out in the next month or 3 which one of us is right. I'd love to see the Cseries in SAS colours, but I'm a bit sceptical. They are replacing the 737-600 with A320neo and CRJ. And I have the impression that they are moving towards a more standardized fleet...

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by Bostrom
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 271
Views: 43542

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

My bed would be on SAS. We'll going to find out in the next month or 3 which one of us is right. I'd love to see the Cseries in SAS colours, but I'm a bit sceptical. They are replacing the 737-600 with A320neo and CRJ. And I have the impression that they are moving towards a more standardized fleet...

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by Bostrom
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Aviation Photography Help.
Replies: 19
Views: 474

Re: Aviation Photography Help.

Lightroom and Photoshop CC

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by Bostrom
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Aviation Photography Help.
Replies: 19
Views: 474

Re: Aviation Photography Help.

Composition and light is more important than settings in my opinion to create an interesting image. But try Tv and select a shutter speed short enough to avoid blur. And if taking photos of propeller aircraft, make sure your shutter speed is not too short as you will want a bit of motion blur in the...

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by Bostrom
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?
Replies: 57
Views: 7078

Re: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?

If (as some have claimed) it depends on where the aircraft is registrated, how do airlines with aircraft registred in different countries handle it? E.g. SAS has aircraft registred in Norway and Sweden (two countries with rather strict alcohol laws) as well as Denmark (a country with far more libera...

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by Bostrom
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?
Replies: 140
Views: 12021

Re: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?

What's LHR's advantage over LGW? is it closeness to London proper? if so, is Gatwick so far from/badly connected to the city it cannot use a second runway? From an airline point of view: Connections. Oneworld has a big presence at Heathrow of course as it's BA's main hub, but there are also a lot o...

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by Bostrom
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?
Replies: 140
Views: 12021

Re: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?

From an airline point of view: Connections. Oneworld has a big presence at Heathrow of course as it's BA's main hub, but there are also a lot of Skyteam and Star Alliance airlines flying to Heathrow so it's easier to sell tickets to connecting passengers on a flight to Heathrow than on a flight to ...

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by Bostrom
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?
Replies: 140
Views: 12021

Re: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?

What's LHR's advantage over LGW? is it closeness to London proper? if so, is Gatwick so far from/badly connected to the city it cannot use a second runway? From an airline point of view: Connections. Oneworld has a big presence at Heathrow of course as it's BA's main hub, but there are also a lot o...

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by Bostrom
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 21989

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

Not sure why my post about SK and LH got deleted but I think SK & LH are both very likely. SAS seem a good candidate to me, their Oslo base will need new planes sooner or later and something smaller than an A320 would suit their model of frequent flights to small towns. I think they are happy u...

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by Bostrom
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passengers Clapping
Replies: 57
Views: 4083

Re: Passengers Clapping

My (limited) experience is that it's more common on charter flights. The only time I've heard it on a non-charter flight was on a KLM flight where it was announced that it was the captains last flight before retirement.

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by Bostrom
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?
Replies: 44
Views: 4025

Re: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?

I found a wikipedia page with the oldest airlines. Oldest airline in the world: Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft, DELAG. Founded 1909-11-16. Oldest winged airline in the world: St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line. Founded 1913. Oldest airline still flying but as part of another airline: Det...

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by Bostrom
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?
Replies: 44
Views: 4025

Re: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?

KLM claims to be the world's oldest airline still operating under the same name.

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by Bostrom
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now more A380s than passenger 747s
Replies: 76
Views: 13171

Re: Now more A380s than passenger 747s

BlueWings wrote:
When do you think the last passenger B747 will fly? I gotta try one soon. Never have!


The 747-8 will be around for a while, so Lufthansa or Korean will probably be good airlines to fly the 747 with. And BA doesn't seem to be in a hurry to retire their 747s.

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by Bostrom
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 947
Views: 114268

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

For me this is very surprising. SAS will next summer fly from Skellefteå to Malaga. According to the article they need to find interest from Spanish people to visit northern Sweden as well to make this route work out. Will be interesting to see, i guess SAS did get a good deal with Skellefteå Airpo...

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by Bostrom
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4114
Views: 1329652

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

The outstanding question is whether the cancellation, which was recorded in the orderbook, stands or as some had supposed, gets reversed. As of the 6h October Airbus update, the cancellation stands and QR has a total of 76 A350s delivered or on order, rather than the previous 80. Geoff With Qatar, ...

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by Bostrom
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you won the lottery
Replies: 31
Views: 1135

Re: If you won the lottery

LMP737 wrote:
Bostrom wrote:

I'd probably do the same. But if I were to buy a plane and money is not a problem, I think I'd go for a Beech Starship. I love the strange futuristic look of it.


Good luck finding one.


I'll worry about that after I've won the lottery! :D

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by Bostrom
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW & Europe
Replies: 22
Views: 4089

Re: LGW & Europe

If mikeg... will forgive me, I prefer to edit his "downtown", and substitute "city" or even "city centre". ("Downtown" is not generally used in British English) LCY = best for London; e.g. Docklands, business district aka "The City", and the city ce...

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by Bostrom
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you won the lottery
Replies: 31
Views: 1135

Re: If you won the lottery

11725Flyer wrote:
I would rather buy time on NetJets, Delta Private Jets, or a similar company. All the benefits without the hassle of owning the aircraft.


I'd probably do the same. But if I were to buy a plane and money is not a problem, I think I'd go for a Beech Starship. I love the strange futuristic look of it.

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by Bostrom
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Retro liveries by A/C type
Replies: 7
Views: 701

Re: Retro liveries by A/C type

CarbonFibre wrote:
SAS said their first or second A350 would be in the same as the retro A319. Hopefully it will still happen!


That would look great!

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by Bostrom
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Borderoid crossing (i.e., national subdivisions)
Replies: 8
Views: 717

Re: Borderoid crossing (i.e., national subdivisions)

Gracias for the reply. (But "Kingdom" of Fife? I thought there was only one "kingdom" over there, after 1606... :scratchchin: ) Log story, but basically because the old Pictish Kingdom Fib was located where the modern day Fife is. And regarding France, Metropolitan France and th...

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by Bostrom
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The units of length used in aviation
Replies: 11
Views: 905

Re: The units of length used in aviation

Nautical miles and feet are used in aviation. Why not using only one unit? Wouldn't it be simpler if only one unit like meters was used? Yes, it would be a lot simpler. And ICAO states that all international aviation is to use SI units, with a few exceptions, feet for vertical distances and vertica...

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by Bostrom
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Police act brutal against referendum voters in Catalonia, Spain
Replies: 183
Views: 3618

Re: Police act brutal against referendum voters in Catalonia, Spain

It could well be that the Catalan government find the conditions for joining the EU unacceptable. But at the moment we cannot say for sure. So much is hypothetical and unknown. I don't think an independent Catalonia has much choice. Unlike Britain, Catalonia is in the Euro zone. Catalonia can't (of...

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by Bostrom
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Borderoid crossing (i.e., national subdivisions)
Replies: 8
Views: 717

Re: Borderoid crossing (i.e., national subdivisions)

When I drove back from Massachusetts a coupla Thanksgivings ago, the sign as you enter New York state on I-90 said "You are now leaving Massachusetts - Come Back Soon." And this moved Kansas ahead of Massachusetts on my States To Return To List. Do you know why? Because when you drive up ...

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by Bostrom
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 947
Views: 114268

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

SAS A340 wrote:
It´s Time to send a A388 to ARN ;) and perhaps a B738 to HEL ;)


Is the A380 gate at ARN ready?

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by Bostrom
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet puts its weight behind plans for electric planes
Replies: 28
Views: 1949

Re: EasyJet puts its weight behind plans for electric planes

Agree, it is a start and 540 km can be enough for a lot of short haul flights in Europe. The problem is that for that distance, trains usually have a large market share in Europe. However, across the Baltic sea or the Mediterranean it might be useful. http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=&R=540km%40cph%0d...

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by Bostrom
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German elections: exitpolls
Replies: 47
Views: 1211

Re: German elections: exitpolls

Do you see nothing idiotic about winning anything with 32.5%? It is very hard to get more than 50% of the votes when voters can choose from more than two parties. And Merkel will have to form a majority coalition, CDU and CSU can not rule Germany on their own. Beauty of coalition systems. Likely co...

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by Bostrom
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 947
Views: 114268

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Interesting. Will that mean the end of Höga kusten flyg? Or is the market big enough for two airlines. Well, Nextjet have had their operating license pulled by Transportstyrelsen and their future is a bit uncertain, They currently operate with a temporary license which is valid to November 17th, Th...

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by Bostrom
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?
Replies: 35
Views: 2952

Re: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?

As many have pointed out, Europeans that want sun, sand and beaches have more options a lot closer. And, those that want to combine that kind of vacation with a visit to the US are more likely to go to Florida, which is a lot easier to reach from Europe. MIA is served by most major European airlines...

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by Bostrom
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 947
Views: 114268

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

http://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-oppnar-n ... stockholm/


Interesting. Will that mean the end of Höga kusten flyg? Or is the market big enough for two airlines.
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Someone83 wrote:
SAS is starting Stockholm-Örnsköldsvik from April 8 2018. Up to 4x daily with ATR-72

http://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-oppnar-n ... stockholm/


Interesting. Will that mean the end of Höga kusten flyg? Or is the market big enough for two airlines.

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by Bostrom
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 16762

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

De gustibus non est disputandum, but I really can't understand Air Canada. They are replacing a nice livery with one of the most boring ones I've seen in a long time.

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by Bostrom
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The best/worst looking airliner?
Replies: 55
Views: 2828

Re: The best/worst looking airliner?

Best looking: Concorde, without a doubt.

Worst looking. Harder. But the 767-200 is not the most elegant thing in the sky, too short and chubby.

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by Bostrom
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 57
Views: 9371

Re: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?

But you didn't see Western airliners in most of the east either until the time when the USSR was well on its way to collapse, and couldn't offer Malev, Interflug and LOT anything newer than Il-62s. It's not like Eastern European airlines had a chance to buy western aircraft... They did actually. In...

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by Bostrom
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 112
Views: 3008

Re: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

My first flight must have been on a Linjeflyg Fokker F28 as a small child on ARN-KSD. A route that is now flown with Saab 340s.

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by Bostrom
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does ET still fly VIE-ARN?
Replies: 15
Views: 2426

Re: Does ET still fly VIE-ARN?

andymartin wrote:
Is the Oslo to Arlanda leg bookable on their website? I can't seem to do it!
Andy


You can also book the ET flights via SAS.

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by Bostrom
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in talks with Airbus and Boeing of 40-50 NB planes
Replies: 35
Views: 5650

Re: SAS in talks with Airbus and Boeing of 40-50 NB planes

kimimm19 wrote:
If true, then surely if you have the option to consolidate to one narrowbody OEM then you would go for it as we are not talking about US3 type fleets...


True, but this is SAS we're talking about :) Until 2013 their narrowbody fleet contained both Airbus, Boeing and McDonnell Douglas…

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by Bostrom
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in talks with Airbus and Boeing of 40-50 NB planes
Replies: 35
Views: 5650

Re: SAS in talks with Airbus and Boeing of 40-50 NB planes

The order is to replace older 737-700/800 in the fleet. SAS have 17x active 737-600's, will they not be replaced? Where do they fly the -600's anyway? I lived in CPH for 3 years, flew several times each week with SK, but never on a 736. The 737-600s are being replaced by the A320neos currently on o...

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by Bostrom
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in talks with Airbus and Boeing of 40-50 NB planes
Replies: 35
Views: 5650

Re: SAS in talks with Airbus and Boeing of 40-50 NB planes

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1355639&start=250#p19636871

I really hope there will be a couple of A321neos in the order.
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There was a rumour about it in Nordic aviation a while ago. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1355639&start=250#p19636871

I really hope there will be a couple of A321neos in the order.

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by Bostrom
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon D5600 vs Canon 750D/760D
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Re: Nikon D5600 vs Canon 750D/760D

Thanks everyone for your inputs... I have decided to go with the Nikon D5600 and a good lens (probably 70-300)! Hopefully I will be able to get some decent shots that can make it here as part of the greater collection! Hopefully Larnaca airport (LCA) will be proud of me!! Happy shooting guys! A 70-...

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