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by c933103
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts
Replies: 25
Views: 1810

Re: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts

The US market is still smaller than the global market so manufacturers are probably aiming for that

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by c933103
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018

Interesting info here: haven't seen any more detail elsewhere. I know that DY applied for gazillions of routes out of Buenos Aires, including AKL and SYD IIRC, but there were so many that the consensus at the time was that it was a very long-term strategy. Maybe not . . . https://blueswandaily.com/...

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by c933103
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme
Replies: 123
Views: 16883

Re: Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme

Also, according to my knowledge, when CZ use A380 in CAN-PEK, even if the flight were full, they still can't gain any profit from it due to the stage length being too short for the plane's optimal stage length You should double check your knowledge. Yields are so high on domestic routes that any ai...

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by c933103
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Intercepts 2 UAE Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 5297

Re: Qatar Intercepts 2 UAE Flights

Qatar has protested to the UN: The State of Qatar has sent two messages to the UN Secretary-General and to the President of the Security Council on a UAE military airliner flying from the airspace of the United Arab Emirates to the Kingdom of Bahrain, violating Qatar’s airspace at 10:10am on Wednes...

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by c933103
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changes in Facebook News Feed
Replies: 9
Views: 430

Re: Changes in Facebook News Feed

I think I stopped using facebook since years ago when they changed the post display order from based on send time to based on relevancy/interest/popularity

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by c933103
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Ballistic Missile Warning
Replies: 40
Views: 1543

Re: Hawaii Ballistic Missile Warning

NYT said it took them almost 40 minutes to cancel the warning I think last time when North Korea test their missile and Japan release this kind of warning to the public, counting from the time North Korea fire the missile to the time Japan confirmed the missile flew pass Japan, the entire process st...

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by c933103
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta in hotseat with Chinese government over Tibet and Taiwan listing
Replies: 50
Views: 5128

Re: Delta in hotseat with Chinese government over Tibet and Taiwan listing

According to Chinese media report, among members of Star alliance, Skyteam, and Oneworld, there are at least 24 different airlines listing Hong Kong/Macau/Taiwan as a country on various parts of their site (including, for example, member registration page or comment and complaint page), includes: * ...

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by c933103
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 60
Views: 2690

Re: Net Neutrality

Good riddance, and unlike 2015 they actually used order and open due process this time. Now lets let the companies innovate, be creative, come up with different ways to deliver to us. Ultimately market gets to pick what sticks or not. Was there any choice given to regular American family users when...

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by c933103
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber’s Secret Tool for Keeping the Cops in the Dark
Replies: 24
Views: 1155

Re: Uber’s Secret Tool for Keeping the Cops in the Dark

Pi$$ing off the cops and the authorities is probably not a sustainable strategy for them in the long term... They're playing with fire. I am split on Uber, I must say. They provide an efficient, popular and necessary way around using taxis which I hate, and pioneer the dawn of the P2P economy. On t...

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by c933103
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta in hotseat with Chinese government over Tibet and Taiwan listing
Replies: 50
Views: 5128

Re: Delta in hotseat with Chinese government over Tibet and Taiwan listing

[...], completely free movement between Tibet and other Chinese provinces. Not true for foreigner travelling between the two area, I believe the Chinese people take great pride in national unity, hence their reaction to any perceived slights that suggest a disunited China. I'd be willing to bet at ...

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by c933103
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The gap between marine transportation and air/rail transportation for freight
Replies: 5
Views: 433

The gap between marine transportation and air/rail transportation for freight

According to an article, https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/faster-container-services-asia-europe-route-anyone-theo-notteboom which mentioned about how the adaption of slow steaming method (as in driving cargo ship slower to save money) have widened the gap in speed and price from ship transportation to...

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by c933103
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Puerto Rico corruption run amok
Replies: 12
Views: 687

Re: Puerto Rico corruption run amok

Invest no money there => No money being put in public infrastructure => Oh the reason why they have no money must be due to their corruption!

lol

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by c933103
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET upgauges GRU/EZE, increases flights to daily
Replies: 39
Views: 4252

Re: ET upgauges GRU/EZE, increases flights to daily

They're discontinuing tagon from HKG to ICN/NRT and replace it with an ADD-ICN-NRT flight iirc Yes. Although I did make a mistake in my post. Initial plan was 3/wk terminator flight ADD-HKG (Current ET672/673, no longer extending to NRT) along with 4/wk ADD-HKG-MNL (Replacing ADD-BKK-MNL, and switc...

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by c933103
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET upgauges GRU/EZE, increases flights to daily
Replies: 39
Views: 4252

Re: ET upgauges GRU/EZE, increases flights to daily

(My original reply got deleted...so) A bigger bummer for you would be the fact that MNL-HKG-ADD would no longer be on A359. The good news? You'll get to fly the 787 for the first time :lol: (According to the link it's switching from A359 to B788). Eh. They're simply returning to the old type. (MNL-...

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by c933103
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 14493

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

More capacity control management, A321s that can carry 2/3s the pax of a DC-10 more efficiently and this again, no "efficient" WB aircraft built for domestic use. Aren't 764/773/783/33R supposed to be efficient short range wide body? If 5500nm-6000nm is *short range* then sure, the 767/77...

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by c933103
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 14493

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

Look through the posts, may cities had non stop widebody service to hubs, and the flights were full. Bad wording on my part..I was wondering if hub to hub traffic has declined after all the mergers. More capacity control management, A321s that can carry 2/3s the pax of a DC-10 more efficiently and ...

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by c933103
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines supplanting ME3 as the competitive LH concern for other airlines.
Replies: 71
Views: 10308

Re: Chinese airlines supplanting ME3 as the competitive LH concern for other airlines.

1. First of all, it's not just the CN3 or CN4, article shows other fast growing airlines. 2. As to Taiwanese carriers, this was discussed here in years past, when BR & CI had better US footprint than mainland carriers, I don't have the figures, but I've seen a lot of mainland Chinese PAX connec...

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by c933103
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme
Replies: 123
Views: 16883

Re: Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme

And somehow this move will magically make airlines want the A380? This is not the same business case as the C-Series. The Chinese market is heavily regulated and restrained by the state. Airlines can't just open new routes or add capacity as they see fit, and the government has curbed the number of...

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by c933103
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme
Replies: 123
Views: 16883

Re: Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme

I agree with those who are concerned about the transferring to China of advanced technology. Interiors may not be key technologies, but they could be the foot in the door toward something more critical. If that was to be true, that ship left long ago for Boeing and Airbus fitting facilities... Ther...

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by c933103
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AVIC cuts first metal on MA700 turboprop
Replies: 10
Views: 1467

Re: AVIC cuts first metal on MA700 turboprop

LOL --- yea because that MA60 was such a blazing success (how many crashes?) ... who in their right mind would buy this mess ? State-run Chinese airlines would by from this state-run manufacturer as well as airlines from nations like Burma, Laos, Cambodia, and smaller African nations that can't aff...

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by c933103
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest city pairs not connected by a 1 stop
Replies: 30
Views: 2175

Re: Biggest city pairs not connected by a 1 stop

So, population (according to greater metro area):
CKG 13M FIH 11M TSN 15M
EZE 17M DAC 18M
KRT 5M LAS 2M
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As such, I would nominate EZE-KHI/JKT. KHI have 21M population and JKT have 30M.
Another proposal would be TSN-GRU with GRU having 36M

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by c933103
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest city pairs not connected by a 1 stop
Replies: 30
Views: 2175

Re: Biggest city pairs not connected by a 1 stop

Appears to me that TSN-FIH is a bigger market and also appears to have no one stop option. I understood the question as “cities with the largest population not connected by one stop flights”, though I’m not sure that’s what was asked by OP (according to wiki Chongqing the most populous “city proper...

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by c933103
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1
Replies: 243
Views: 53028

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXMZO22 ... 7A0L91000/
Back in October Mitsubishi's CFO said that they are not expecting any new order in this FY. The FY still have three months to go
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https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXMZO22 ... 7A0L91000/
Back in October Mitsubishi's CFO said that they are not expecting any new order in this FY. The FY still have three months to go

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by c933103
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Airbus start up the A340 program again ?
Replies: 78
Views: 10340

Re: Would Airbus start up the A340 program again ?

If there was a need, say a new EU-wide Air Force needs 100, I'm sure they can work out the wing starting with the A330neo wing, however that's not likely to happen. Even in that case it is not likely for Airbus to work from A330neo wing because the different amount of engine would mean the need of ...

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by c933103
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link
Replies: 60
Views: 7654

Re: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link

nor would I recommend to anyone that it is sensible to do a JFK/EWR transfer, in fact I think even LHR-LGW is easier and more sensible than that!). Still New York JFK to Newark could be done very easy, cheap and reliable by ferry. Both airports are along the water or at least not far from it. JFK c...

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by c933103
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 19466

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

george77300 wrote:
To those mentioning the CS100 could do it without stopping, so could the A318 range wise in their light configuration. The reason it can’t is the A318 at MTOW needs more runway than LCY has and thus needs a fuel stop.

iirc CS100 could do so with that runway

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by c933103
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link
Replies: 60
Views: 7654

Re: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link

Maybe a VTOL aircraft would make more sense than a helicopter?

But still, how much it cost to fly a passenger from LHR to LGW?

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by c933103
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service between India and China
Replies: 34
Views: 4787

Re: Air service between India and China

For many options, SIN actually isn't that far away and could be a realistic option... For example, I tried to search for BLR to CAN flight on Google, the shortest flight is to connect at BKK via TG and CZ with flight time 8:55, and then the second option is already connect at SIN with SQ and CZ with...

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by c933103
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air takes delivery of first CS300 aircraft
Replies: 35
Views: 10274

Re: Korean Air takes delivery of first CS300 aircraft

I reckon it'll be mostly used on their domestic Gimpo/Jeju to Busan/Daegu/Jinju/Pohang/Ulsan/Yeosu flights at first. When summer comes, I reckon they might take it off some of their Jeju routes (after all, capacity wise there's no way they can complete with the A330s on the PUS-CJU route for exampl...

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by c933103
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 38024

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

VH-QPD has just left SYD operating the inaugural QF33 SYD-KIX flight. Seems to be a mix of A333 and A332 operating the route for the next few flights - similar to SYD-PEK. https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-new-sydney-osaka-flights-take-off/ There have been rumours on another f...

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by c933103
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 19311

Re: United ending Xian

I feel like UA could make SFO-CAN work. That would require another Tier 1 city to lose a flight. So which one would you pick? I feel like UA could make SFO-CAN work. I believe UA tried SFO-CAN before and it didn't last long. Plus CAN is a restricted airport just like SHA and PEK so airlines would w...

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by c933103
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 19311

Re: United ending Xian

the Northern China represented by XIY is economically worse than the performance of rest of China, even among secondary cities. The region focus on resource extraction and resource-based manufacturing, and with the current low resource price as well as oversupply, the economy in the region are parti...

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KarelXWB wrote:
First flight of the second aircraft is scheduled for December 15.

See https://twitter.com/COMACAmerica/status ... 4216677376

https://twitter.com/COMACAmerica/status ... 0791493632 delayed

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by c933103
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Brand Relaunch today
Replies: 28
Views: 3069

Re: Burbank Airport Brand Relaunch today

But with so many places named Hollywood around America and the world, can the renaming really tell people that this is the airport for the most famous Hollywood?

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by c933103
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SF Express to build China's first "Memphis" type express cargo hub
Replies: 9
Views: 1435

Re: SF Express to build China's first "Memphis" type express cargo hub

The SF Express Ezhou airport have been hyped for a few years already. Initially SF Express plans to fully fund the airport by itself but it seems like now they're only funding 46% instead, although other parties have the right to sell their share to SF when they desire According to report, the airpo...

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by c933103
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SF Express buys 2 former Jade 747 freighters.
Replies: 41
Views: 10994

Re: SF Express buys 2 former Jade 747 freighters.

The remaining 747 will be put up for auction again on December 21.

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by c933103
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR Going For All New 100 Seat Turboprop ?
Replies: 77
Views: 21549

Re: ATR Going For All New 100 Seat Turboprop ?

http://atwonline.com/manufacturers/atr- ... te-changes
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ATR CEO seems to be pushing for a structure change for the company with its own management. Would the desire to launch a new aircraft be one of the reason behind why he would be pushing for such change?
http://atwonline.com/manufacturers/atr- ... te-changes

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by c933103
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 199
Views: 23051

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

Why does any new JAL long-haul have to be from NRT/HND ? Perhaps they could re-instate the LHR-KIX service, last flown when they had MD-11's. (Without specifying airlines), KIX airport authority have just stated that they are looking to start London flight as early as year 2019 but there are still ...

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by c933103
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naming Specific Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 8715

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Australia - United Kingdom: Kangaroo Route
Australia - South Africa: Wallaby Route
Australia - New Guinea: Bird of Paradise Route
Australia - Europe (via Pacific): Southern Cross Route
Australia - Europe (via Tahiti, Mexico): Fiesta Route
SIN-CBR-WLG: Capital Express Route

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by c933103
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 11793

Re: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-21/china-southern-to-ride-on-american-air-ties-for-more-u-s-routes According to an interview with CZ president Tan Wangeng, The new airport will serve as CZ’s second hub flying almost 50 million passengers in and out of China, even more than the 30 mil...

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by c933103
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SF Express buys 2 former Jade 747 freighters.
Replies: 41
Views: 10994

Re: SF Express buys 2 former Jade 747 freighters.

humm the auction say 2. When the auction is concluded, the Administrator will offer assistance by providing relevant certificates and materials. The buyer shall change ownership of the objects auctioned, relieve mortgage and customs supervision and apply to the airworthiness certificate independentl...

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by c933103
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 369
Views: 23906

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

Here are the interesting pieces from stuff.co.nz stating G5 intentions on serving WLG "On Sunday airport deputy chief executive Matt Clarke signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Beijing with China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) and airline, China Express. ..... .......

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by c933103
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11962

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

http://news.carnoc.com/list/425/425955.html
Other than Air China plan to start flying PEK-PTY from 2018 summer-autumn season, 2x weekly
MU, CZ, Hainan will also expand int the market via code share and charter.
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According to http://news.carnoc.com/list/425/425955.html
Other than Air China plan to start flying PEK-PTY from 2018 summer-autumn season, 2x weekly
MU, CZ, Hainan will also expand int the market via code share and charter.

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by c933103
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 902
Views: 186837

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

kmz wrote:
Now the B787 has grown into a good a/c and the A330neo can’t even use the opportunities a full B787 production line was supposed to bring

As if Airbus were to be responsible for those engine delays

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by c933103
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons, Bombs During Most Screening Tests
Replies: 69
Views: 13239

Re: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons, Bombs During Most Screening Tests

The parties performing the "tests" likely are already made aware of the methods and limits of the equipment ahead of time so the outcome was likely assured. The headlines and dedicated TSA bashers will skip over that. Any terrorists that are at least half serious would also know their met...

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by c933103
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SF Express buys 2 former Jade 747 freighters.
Replies: 41
Views: 10994

Re: SF Express buys 2 former Jade 747 freighters.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=595125&p=9300013

The auction from the one you linked failed. The SF Express bid is a result to viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1374323&p=19830505
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Jayafe wrote:

The auction from the one you linked failed. The SF Express bid is a result to viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1374323&p=19830505

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by c933103
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new airports near Guangzhou?
Replies: 9
Views: 2423

Re: Two new airports near Guangzhou?

And the PRD new trunk line airport will have 3 runway and a design capacity in excess of 30 million passenger per year according to report

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by c933103
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new airports near Guangzhou?
Replies: 9
Views: 2423

Re: Two new airports near Guangzhou?

(After reading a bunch of Chinese websites) I'm seeing a few conflicting news: 1. Planned "5+4" airports in the whole Guangdong province, with the "5" being in PRD (CAN, SZX, ZUH, upgrading HUZ as Shenzhen's "2nd Airport", and the new "PRD new trunk line airport&q...

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by c933103
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET ADD-HKG-NRT/ICN to become ADD-ICN-NRT in 2018Jun.
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

ET ADD-HKG-NRT/ICN to become ADD-ICN-NRT in 2018Jun.

Per https://www.knaviation.net/ethiopian-airlines-tokyo-changes-june-2018 the blogpost only mentioned ADD-HKG-NRT will become ADD-ICN-NRT, but it would also mean the ADD-ICN flight will become non-stop, and thus it could be assumed that the HKG-ICN flight will be terminated too? And what will be the...

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by c933103
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 10666

Re: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018

Given that all PPT-SFO have to land in the USA and transfer to a different aircraft with a different flight number SFO-CDG, it probably isn't an issue because technically they are all US-French travellers. They couldn't operate as TN does PPT-CDG with one flight number. well, not sure about France,...

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