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by c933103
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will any airline fly to the state Delaware?
Replies: 11
Views: 2028

Re: Will any airline fly to the state Delaware?

Would it make more sense to serve, for example, GED that is more south in the state and also more distant from other airports?

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by c933103
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1
Replies: 213
Views: 41997

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

The Chunichi report said #7 and #10 are mass production frame. Seems like they'd be used to perform tests that need to be done on redesigned aircraft. And the MRJ final assembly facility will be open to public starting from late November this year, coincide with the opening of Aichi aviation museum ...

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by c933103
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 B747's offered on China's ebay
Replies: 22
Views: 7122

Re: 3 B747's offered on China's ebay

The B-2421 only have three engines?

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by c933103
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 964
Views: 159125

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

If China Southern is to be allowed to operate routes in the new Beijing airport to compete against Air China then they could want a bit more A380, but it's not happening

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by c933103
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet - Hong Kong Airlines announce codesharing
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: WestJet - Hong Kong Airlines announce codesharing

Westjet already codeshare with Hainan right?

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by c933103
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global US hubs?
Replies: 27
Views: 3501

Re: Global US hubs?

stl07 wrote:
Guam and Pago Pago do

Is there any major connectinng traffic at Pago Pago?

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by c933103
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global US hubs?
Replies: 27
Views: 3501

Re: Global US hubs?

MIA is a hub for people from around the world toward points in Latin America as well as Carribean, aren't they?

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by c933103
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?
Replies: 35
Views: 2764

Re: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?

Long nonstop services are especially tough for LCC to operate so it would be more likely for traditional carriers to operate the route first. Plus not many LCCs have suitable aircraft with enough range and carry enough payload

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by c933103
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 10910

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

It may not be EMB, but someone is going to fill in the 19-50 pax segment, and most likely it will be a niche player from China (new platform sold at an affordable price). The major aircraft manufacturers will regret the day they let it happen. Unlike other aircraft programs developing by China, the...

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by c933103
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?
Replies: 38
Views: 7445

Re: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?

Depends on how much money they can find to burn. It's a technically feasible project. Profitable? Probably not. It took some time, but even Concorde eventually became profitable. Concorde never "became profitable" As a UK tax payer I have never seen a return on my "investment". ...

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by c933103
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Secondary China Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 3852

Re: US-Secondary China Thread

Seems like USDOT have just published traffic data stats for 2017 March? I don't know how to access those data, but on Chinese forum at http://bbs.feeyo.com/posts/594/topic-0011-5942876.html someone have made a chart about the load factor of all US-Secondary China flight. The best flight is FOC-JFK b...

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by c933103
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 10085

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread

p.s. a correction: the free rebooking on UA flight only apply to customers flying from HK, not Japan nor Guam

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by c933103
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan Aviation Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 2557

Re: Pakistan Aviation Thread

For China Southern's flight between ISB and URC, who are their main customers?

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by c933103
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 10085

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread

Isn't Virgin's Samoan airlines supposed to be in operation till November?

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by c933103
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United not looking at C Series
Replies: 61
Views: 12150

Re: United not looking at C Series

So, what are they looking at for 100-seater? CRJ1000/E190\195E2/SSJ100\130/ARJ21/ATR92/DHC-9/DHC-8-Q500/B717neo/MRJ90/MA700?

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by c933103
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 10085

Re: HK Express delay Guam's flight launch date for "Geopolitic" reason

Original title for the post, before moving into this thread, was: HK Express delay Guam's flight launch date for "Geopolitic" reason The carrier was going to launch the route from this October by using the fifth freedom right to go from Hong Kong via Nagoya to Guam. The carrier previously ...

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by c933103
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: low cost USA mainland/Australia ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1804

Re: low cost USA mainland/Australia ?

peak season airfares are very high & Xmas peak season in Australia is very long as summer school holidays run from mid Nov to early Feb. Some return fares to LAX/SFO/DFW/LAS around AUD$2500-$3000(USD$2000-$2400) & some to YVR higher again. NOTE AC has monopoly on BNE/YVR & HA has monopo...

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by c933103
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 85
Views: 13344

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

Would it be possible for DL to move its current NRT-S.E.Asia flight to ICN?

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by c933103
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?
Replies: 38
Views: 7445

Re: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?

Aesma wrote:
Concorde was much less safe than current airliners, people just didn't know it. On top of the crash it had many lucky breaks. It could never be certified today.

It's not a product of today either

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by c933103
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?
Replies: 30
Views: 2420

Re: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?

Here's airline-coded bus service operating today, per OAG: EY 5422 -- AUHXNB AF 312 -- XDSYUL NP 9003 -- AANXHB LH 3757 -- FRAXER 5I 3395 -- MADXJU NP 9001 -- AANXBW KL 305 -- AMSQVX JP 2502 -- LJUZGC AF 310 -- XDSYUL NP 9004 -- AANXHB JP 2522 -- LJUXVY This is when you would wish airliners.net ret...

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by c933103
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?
Replies: 30
Views: 2420

Re: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?

In the early days of AirAsia operation at JHB, they provided bus connection to Singapore. Not sure if that's still a thing now.

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by c933103
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?
Replies: 38
Views: 7445

Re: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?

I was reading an article from some time back about VS's decision to buy 10 A/C from Boom when I came across this: "Boom also says they’ve optioned 15 additional planes to a European carrier that it declined to name, bringing the total value of the optioned planes up to $5 billion." Which ...

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by c933103
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?
Replies: 38
Views: 7445

Re: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?

On a side note, does anyone think this project is feasible? I have a friend who recently left Boeing to join this company and has flooded my inbox with opportunities for me to apply. I almost get the sense that this will not ever takeoff and that Boom will either fold, be absorbed, or specialize in...

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by c933103
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 276
Views: 25305

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

There're still no update from Donghai AIr or Chinese aviation authority regarding the SZX-DRW route, but the airline's official site displayed promotion for its upcoming SZX-PQC route (PQC=Phu Quoc in Vietnam). That mean if it is really going to open SZX-DRW, that won't be the airlines' first intern...

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by c933103
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW
Replies: 50
Views: 6393

Re: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW

humm... Seems like it is possible to book for example SIN-LGW-KEF, TLV-LGW-LAX, or LUX-LGW-EZE, but not possible for something like SIN-LGW-LAX nor SIN-LGW-EZE

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by c933103
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 10910

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

If the bombardier statement is to compete with outdated ATR/DHC products then why it is noted as an intention for an airplane with 90/100 seat capacity? You meant Embraer statement I suppose ... He said about technology, not exactly about size. Although this is an open case. Maybe a family of 80-10...

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by c933103
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 10910

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

a. Aren't they still occasionally making aircraft of the family on demand? b. And they can still make a new design in same capacity class a. Only for the Legacy 650 which is based in the ERJ135 but with different tooling. b. No. As noted before the intention is for an airplane of 90/100 seats capac...

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by c933103
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns
Replies: 41
Views: 5558

Re: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns

Wait a minute! I've been told over and over again NextGen and privatizing ATC were supposed to save and fix the U.S. National Airspace System. How can something like this happen!? It do save what's up in the air but seems like it created some undesirable impact on the ground. These impacts can prob...

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by c933103
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?
Replies: 38
Views: 7445

Re: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?

Actually, it probably depend on actual contractdetail? If they are giving away options at a cost of next to nothing before airlines choose to firm up or not, like the Chinese Comac, then it could probably be able to attract lots of options..

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by c933103
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 10910

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

I see thre possible market segments for EMB to enter: 1) A 30-50 seater, to replace all the commuter aircraft starting to get too old, and for whom the only aircraft on the market - ATR42 - is too much. Can be all-new or reuse some of the EMB-120/ERJ infrastructure. Powered for example by the GE Ad...

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by c933103
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 85
Views: 13344

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

Overflights of TYO from the US-48 non-stop to China marked the beginning of end for the NRT hub. 777ERs with range and 180 min ETOPS meant that 744s were obsolete. If you want to mark a date, call it 2001 when CO started EWR-HKG non-stop. After that, the route fragmentation that Boeing predicted (7...

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by c933103
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 85
Views: 13344

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

NW would have kept NRT intact as a standalone. They had nothing else. You have to understand, mergers made hubs redundant. We see it in the US all the time. No doubt STL was "marginal" for TW compared to UA at ORD, but it was all they had and it wasn't going anywhere. No one on here can s...

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by c933103
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns
Replies: 41
Views: 5558

Re: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns

It would probably be better if they take a look at where people are living before putting in tracks like this? Surely, intentionally avoiding where people live when concentrating tracks could result in less efficient pattern but those overhead are probably necessary

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by c933103
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 85
Views: 13344

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

The HNL-GUM flight seems to be only slightly shorter than the longest ever 752 flights, so I think it's more likely for the route to be what airlines talking about as the 5% or 10% routes that A321LR cannot effectively replace?
And aren't 321neo/LR can be interconverted after sales?

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by c933103
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 10910

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

So, what will replace (for example) the many Saab 340s and J41s that still fly in the UK, or the many Dash 8-100/200s in Norway with Wideroe? These airframes are getting pretty old, and due to market sizes, or in the latter's case the requirement for short runway performance, larger turboprops are ...

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by c933103
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 10910

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

So, what will replace (for example) the many Saab 340s and J41s that still fly in the UK, or the many Dash 8-100/200s in Norway with Wideroe? These airframes are getting pretty old, and due to market sizes, or in the latter's case the requirement for short runway performance, larger turboprops are ...

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by c933103
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 85
Views: 13344

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

Unfortunately traffic numbers don't seem to justify more than one carrier. Any other US carrier could easily begin services. HA would seem to be the logical choice. Perhaps when more 321N's come online. As far as fears of monopolistic pricing, UA can only charge what the market can bear. If for ins...

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by c933103
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 85
Views: 13344

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

As a Micronesian, this is especially bad news for GUM because this gives United a complete monopoly on US-GUM traffic. As a US territory, you cannot fly between the mainland or HI and GUM on a foreign carrier on a single ticket. That being said, can DL add a codeshare to KE's ICN-GUM route and sell...

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by c933103
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?
Replies: 38
Views: 7445

Re: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?

Would it be something like "Boom European Airlines"?

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by c933103
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese domestic aviation: complete lack of ATRs and DHCs
Replies: 12
Views: 1526

Re: Chinese domestic aviation: complete lack of ATRs and DHCs

itisi wrote:
Why fly a prop when you can fill a 737?

So, A 737-sized prop?

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by c933103
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 10085

HK Express delay Guam's flight launch date for "Geopolitic" reason

The carrier was going to launch the route from this October by using the fifth freedom right to go from Hong Kong via Nagoya to Guam. The carrier previously offered flights to Guam but was cancelled in less than half year's time, before this via-Nagoya service was announced. The carrier said on offi...

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by c933103
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese domestic aviation: complete lack of ATRs and DHCs
Replies: 12
Views: 1526

Re: Chinese domestic aviation: complete lack of ATRs and DHCs

This was my personal explanation as well. In our organisation we have a running gag that goes like this: A: "where have you been?" B: "oh, just to a small city in a remote area of China" A: "how many people live there?" B: "aaah, just a million people or so...&quo...

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by c933103
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 85
Views: 13344

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

Delta is now flying NRTGUM 12x weekly, compared to 1x daily on JAL and 3x daily on UA? That's a rather significant capacity cut on the route, will anyone step in or will JL/UA up their capacity/frequency?

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by c933103
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese domestic aviation: complete lack of ATRs and DHCs
Replies: 12
Views: 1526

Re: Chinese domestic aviation: complete lack of ATRs and DHCs

There have been ATR operators in China going back to 1990s - CAAC, China Xinjiang, China Southern, etc More recently at Paris Air Show both China’s Xuzhou and China's Tianju places LOI for ATR42. In reports for both orders, ATR mentioned that their ATR42-600 will be equipped with 30-seats. Why are ...

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by c933103
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese domestic aviation: complete lack of ATRs and DHCs
Replies: 12
Views: 1526

Re: Chinese domestic aviation: complete lack of ATRs and DHCs

There are still only about 200 airports in China although they are keep popping up new airports. But generally those are still usually for cities with hundred thousands or millions populations. Barely any airport are there for smaller town or villages. And such there are not enough airport with dema...

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by c933103
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 10910

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

When the comments out of Embraer are that ATR and Q400 are old technologies, this already identifies what planes they intend to replace and compete with. I would assume they would at a minimum build something with 50-60 seats, but have a family that goes upwards of 100 seats on this program, in ord...

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by c933103
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 10910

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

It's about time someone brings to market a all new turboprop with range from 30 seats all the way to 70 seats......you have some regions like the Caribbean with really need 30 seaters in a lot of markets due to market size and airfield being served..... You can be almost certain that it won't be a ...

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by c933103
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Mexico City airport stuck in the mud
Replies: 6
Views: 2021

Re: New Mexico City airport stuck in the mud

How long will the airport's runway be, and can they further extemd the airport's runway to compensate for the performance hit of aorcrafts taking off from the location due to altitude?

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by c933103
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR Going For All New 100 Seat Turboprop ?
Replies: 67
Views: 14900

Re: ATR Going For All New 100 Seat Turboprop ?

Can you see that no matter how many jets there may be, none of them are turboprops? Most potential operators will not select a ATR100 just because it is a turboprop. They are going to compare how the numbers (and potential routes/operations) stack up against other 100 seaters whether they are also ...

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by c933103
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. House of Representatives votes to block aircraft sales to Iran
Replies: 38
Views: 7349

Re: House votes to block aircraft sales to Iran

And the congress is doing it by not allowing the fund they're authorizing to be used to approve such sales? Does it actually take any fund to approve such sales?
And I assume since latest Russian and Chinese aircraft alsp have quite a lot of US components, they will also be affected?

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