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by Samrnpage
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 5904

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Was the KLM route doing well before the airport closed? KLM operated AMS-MSE for just 13x months from April 2013 to April 2014 - 2x daily with Fokker 70 aircraft, until the airport closed all of a sudden. The airline carried over 48.000 passengers on the route or about 4.000 per month, which averag...

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by Samrnpage
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much profit do airlines make out of your $355 ticket
Replies: 12
Views: 3829

Re: How much profit do airlines make out of your $355 ticket

How did they get these numbers?

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by Samrnpage
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3086

Re: Iran aviation thread - 2018

2017 Pax numbers. 1. pax 2. flights 3. freight (kg) Total 61,182,543 (+8,7%) 490,968 (+7,6%) 595,192,917 (+10,2%) International 12,551,365 (9,5%) 87,029 (+6,3%) 228,274,993 (+9,3%) Domestic 48,631,178 (+8,5%) 403,939 (+7,8%) 366,917,924 (+10,8%) Top 10 Airports PAX Tehran-THR 17,464,216 pax (+6,9%) ...

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by Samrnpage
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft
Replies: 50
Views: 5984

Re: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft

Its a heck of a milestone that, no one can deny how important the 737 is in aviation history.

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by Samrnpage
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 58
Views: 10358

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

Its parked up near the end of 4L by the looks of it - well out of the way

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by Samrnpage
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays
Replies: 45
Views: 7445

Re: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays

Why is there a delay? There are no sanctions as of yet to prevent delivering these a/c, are they? I think Iran doesnt want to pay up front . Basically their argument is they could give Boeing $5Billion up front to pay for the planes, then get aload of sanctions for "reasons" and not get t...

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by Samrnpage
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair has best passenger load factor of 96%
Replies: 31
Views: 3837

Re: Ryanair has best passenger load factor of 96%

Ryanair, people love to hate them, but they know what they are doing. I often see people going "pfftt Ryanair did this, I am never flying them again". Their ticket prices are so low, that if one person doesnt fly with them, another will take their space.

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by Samrnpage
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47309

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

It always makes me upset when this happens, I cannot imagine what the families are going through waiting for the inevitable confirmation of what they already know.


Sleep in peace.

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by Samrnpage
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 206
Views: 38526

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

Will Airbus get compensation from PW? I am sure Airlines get compensation from Airbus when their planes are delivered late, does it trickle down to them?

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by Samrnpage
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C919 delivery 2021 at earliest
Replies: 17
Views: 2259

Re: C919 delivery 2021 at earliest

It has so much promise, but another 12 month delay doesnt sound good. But then again, 787 had delays, most new aircraft do. I guess because this is brand new player in the market that it gets scrutinized more

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by Samrnpage
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 432
Views: 47521

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

This isnt a nice outcome - Classic company buying out another with no thoughts about the employees, history and culture of the business they are buying out. Almost seems pointless for Boeing to even need to do this.

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by Samrnpage
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 73
Views: 11230

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

Here is the thing with Norwegian though, because they have several subsidiaries, how do we know which one is losing the money? Is Norwegian Air Shuttle? Norwegian Long Haul? Norwegian International or Norwegian UK? And if one goes under, do all of the rest?

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by Samrnpage
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?
Replies: 123
Views: 10220

Re: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?

Their cash flow is ridiculous, they are hardly broke. The Margins will get there in time.

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by Samrnpage
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 35908

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

The 737 and A320 are rediculausly close on total orders, expecially considering the 737 is 20 years longer in service. The Boeing 737 has 14532 orders; and 9864 deliveries. The Airbus A320 has 14120 orders and 7979 deliveries. I don't see the use of me commenting on the usability of the A321NEO (AC...

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by Samrnpage
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 35908

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

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Is the A320 Family now the best selling the world? I thought the 737 was still on top?

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by Samrnpage
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air with TUI tail
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: Miami Air with TUI tail

The topic doesnt exist?

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by Samrnpage
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333
Replies: 53
Views: 8607

Re: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333

Its a shame to see. Use to see their A340s parked up at LHR maintenance area every time I went. It does beg the question how they are losing money though, what's the LF like?

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by Samrnpage
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3086

Re: Iran aviation thread - 2018

Austrian Airlines and Mashad are in talks for a Mashad - Vienna link either with Austrian Airlines or Iran Air.

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by Samrnpage
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian CEO on A321neo In-Service Economics
Replies: 60
Views: 9756

Re: Hawaiian CEO on A321neo In-Service Economics

The A321 may be slightly more efficient than an A332 but it generates much less revenue. If they can fill a plane to capacity the A332 is still superior, and I would expect to see them forever on LAS/LAX/SAN etc. ah yes, but profit is all companies care about. Spend £100 to get £250 back on A321 is...

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by Samrnpage
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38376

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

I have to admit I am becoming very Anti-Boeing due to their recent antics. Very happy for Bombardier and Airbus and the US market in general. Cseries has a lot of US components, to be built in America alongside American A320/1s in Mobile. Airbus is becoming as American as it is Chinese and European,...

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by Samrnpage
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 297
Views: 60618

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Will they change it to "Proudly all American"?

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by Samrnpage
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 136
Views: 30126

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

That smart wings photo is the ugliest view of the MAX - most photos make it look elegant, that looks old and stumpy

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by Samrnpage
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Haul budget carrier based in America?
Replies: 34
Views: 2799

Re: Long Haul budget carrier based in America?

That does suck for america, we get 28 days entitlement every year minimum by law. Not sure how long that will stay like that.

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by Samrnpage
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost
Replies: 30
Views: 4982

Re: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost

I cannot believe that boeing are not taking them to court for having an airliner in the US market with 300% tariffs

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by Samrnpage
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS planning order for Scandinavian and European network
Replies: 46
Views: 9953

Re: SAS planning order for Scandinavian and European network

I wonder why they didnt go for the MAX? Boeing seems to be losing these battles recenty. I thought the Max would suit SAS over the NEO.

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by Samrnpage
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 10127

Re: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport

The whole time I was like "dont be stupid just go around" but kudos to the pilots they nailed it in the end.

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by Samrnpage
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight
Replies: 70
Views: 17107

Re: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight

It was technically going faster than the speed of sound, however the tailwind meant it never broke the sound barrier.

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by Samrnpage
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best regional aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 1970

Re: Best regional aircraft

I hate to be "that guy" but there are way too many factors to take into consideration for this. CSeries would win hands down if you counted it, however a 500km flight through hot and high countries would end up with different results than a colder area of the world, weather, runway length,...

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by Samrnpage
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 248
Views: 17347

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Being from the UK, do the US3 and main US airlines do package holidays like the european leisure airlines? For example TUI you can book flights, hotel, food and travel all under one price ? Americans don't necessarily want to do all of that in one package, so tour operators are less popular. Simple...

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by Samrnpage
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 248
Views: 17347

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Being from the UK, do the US3 and main US airlines do package holidays like the european leisure airlines? For example TUI you can book flights, hotel, food and travel all under one price ?

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by Samrnpage
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"
Replies: 85
Views: 12240

Re: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"

What's the seat pitch on the American's MAX's in comparison to Ryanair?

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by Samrnpage
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 122
Views: 19593

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

They should keep KLM side 737 and AF side A320. Have both A and B try and get both KLM/AF to purely 1 type with a hefty discount.

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by Samrnpage
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 122
Views: 19593

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

I have a feeling that KLM wont/doesnt A321LR in their route planning, all routes the A321 would do can be done by the MAX thus eliminating the need to switch over to the A320 series.

But hey, what do I know about running an airline?

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by Samrnpage
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 5904

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Some new east midlands routes TUI airways East Midlands – Dubrovnik eff 03MAY18 1 weekly 737-800 East Midlands - Montengro eff 03MAY18 2 weekly 737-800 East Midlands - Antalya eff 04MAY18 1 weekly 737-800 Thomas Cook East midlands - Hurghada (begins 9 February 2018) no other info all off route news ...

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by Samrnpage
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air announced a base and 17 routes from Vienna, Austria
Replies: 20
Views: 4715

Re: Wizz Air announced a base and 17 routes from Vienna, Austria

Blerg wrote:
JoKeR wrote:
Pity they're not cracking the OS/JU duopoly on VIE-BEG... massive market, ridiculous fares for a 45 min flight...


What ridiculous fares? There are no ridiculous fares. A same day return fare costs €430 on JU and €600 on OS. :D


I hope you are being sarcastic lol

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by Samrnpage
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe is starting the New Year with a brand refresh
Replies: 37
Views: 6205

Re: Flybe is starting the New Year with a brand refresh

Their best one was the white one with the coloured dots underneath. This is weird..........

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by Samrnpage
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair predicts profit loss this year.
Replies: 25
Views: 3102

Re: Loganair predicts profit loss this year.

I can honestly see Loganair going under in the next few years. Flybe and eastern are too much competition for them.

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by Samrnpage
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?
Replies: 71
Views: 6068

Re: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?

From reading various posts, I guess the general consensus is that Boeing doesn't "need" to but it wouldnt hurt them if they did. I think it would be a very wise move for boeing to start opening plants up around the world like Airbus. Strengthen some relationships, create new ones, play the...

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by Samrnpage
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?
Replies: 71
Views: 6068

Re: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?

KarelXWB wrote:
Boeing is actually constructing a 737 outfitting center in Zhoushan, China.

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Outfitting plant? Is that final assembly or ?

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by Samrnpage
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?
Replies: 71
Views: 6068

Re: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?

I don't think there is any advantage to Boeing in opening final assembly plants abroad. To my mind there are only two major Countries that have such a degree of nationalistic fever as to demand final assembly of aircraft of at all possible, The USA and France. Everyone else sees the wider picture o...

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by Samrnpage
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?
Replies: 71
Views: 6068

Re: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?

hOMSaR wrote:
Whether they do or not, one thing that’s for certain is that “reputation” and “national pride” will have zero to do with the decision.


Maybe being Naive, but I was under the impression that a lot of people would be very upset if boeing took the Airbus approach.

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by Samrnpage
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?
Replies: 71
Views: 6068

Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?

With Airbus manufacturing planes in USA, China, France and Germany, giving them strong political relationships and better maintenance facilities to airlines and markets around the world, should boeing follow suit soon? Or is that too much of a "no go" for their reputation with the national...

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by Samrnpage
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AVIC cuts first metal on MA700 turboprop
Replies: 10
Views: 1499

Re: AVIC cuts first metal on MA700 turboprop

I hope it works out - Boeing and Airbus need some strong competition, ATR needs some too to see some innovation. My worry is it will be too heavy?

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by Samrnpage
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 168
Views: 26020

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

The A322 and A323 is the most logical step. A bigger frame, new wing and commonality as close to the A320/1 as possible should, on paper, be not too difficult.

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by Samrnpage
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 388272

Re: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2018

So 556 A320s Delivered this year?

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by Samrnpage
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 5904

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Many thanks for this! Onwards to a great year :)

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by Samrnpage
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 5904

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Happy New Year everyone, hope 2018 is a good one for UK aviation. Brexit and political factors will play a role.

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by Samrnpage
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS ends Fokker operation today
Replies: 20
Views: 4191

Re: OS ends Fokker operation today

Fairwell Fokker. The Fokker 100/70s were very likeable planes and I bet many on here will hold fond memories of these birds with Austrian, KLM etc. I have a photo somewhere at Manchester where there was a BMI Fokker 70 , Austrian Fokker 100 and a KLM fokker 70 all taxing out in a row.

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