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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: 2327

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: 2327

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: 986

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: 43
Views: 7760

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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by c933103
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new airports near Guangzhou?
Replies: 9
Views: 2327

Re: Two new airports near Guangzhou?

I've heard rumors that it have been selected that the Guangzhou second airport will be in the Zhengguo town and it will be named Guangzhou Zhengguo airport

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by c933103
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nova Scotia Premier says Enthusiasm growing for direct flights to China
Replies: 43
Views: 4029

Re: Nova Scotia Premier says Enthusiasm growing for direct flights to China

I saw a stat that say there are ~3000 Chinese in Nova Scotia back in 2007. What are they mostly doing?

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by c933103
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality
Replies: 51
Views: 12537

Re: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality

Internal advisory: We have temporarily suspended service from EWR to DEL (Delhi, India) due to concerns over poor air quality in the region. Travel waivers are in effect for customers traveling to, from or connecting through DEL, and we are monitoring the situation closely as the area remains impac...

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by c933103
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality
Replies: 51
Views: 12537

Re: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality

I agree. Otherwise there would be no flights to China. There are other issues with UA at DEL than the 'air quality'. Delhi is worse right now than PEK/PVG by quite a far margin...there is a spot in DEL that is registering 758ppm right now. To put that in perspective NYC is 26ppm, PEK is 25ppm (ther...

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by c933103
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA upgauges HNL/CTS to A332 from B763
Replies: 31
Views: 4472

Re: HA upgauges HNL/CTS to A332 from B763

http://www.travelvision.jp/interview/de ... p?id=79380
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From interview, HA said they're upgrading the route to 330 due to strong demand, and thus the upgrade was performed earlier than the time they originally anticipated to.
http://www.travelvision.jp/interview/de ... p?id=79380

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by c933103
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL 787s cost $60M each? Typo surely??
Replies: 37
Views: 7324

Re: EL AL 787s cost $60M each? Typo surely??

The Boeing that pulled the CSeries shenanigans and the KC-46 shenanigans is entirely capable of selling these planes at 60 million dollars apiece to a foreign carrier. I'll go one step further and say these planes were probably financed through the export-import bank IE the US taxpayers all in the ...

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by c933103
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd-Hand Widebody = Asia LCC's future?
Replies: 13
Views: 2735

Re: 2nd-Hand Widebody = Asia LCC's future?

Speaking of Thomson, they manage 328 seats in a 1-class 767-300 with 8-abreast economy. A CASM-killer that makes sense or would it still fare poorly in economics vs the A321? This also reminds me of WestJet's ongoing experimentation with the 767 before ordering 787-9s. Skymark did that like 15 year...

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by c933103
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service between India and China
Replies: 32
Views: 4231

Re: Air service between India and China

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 160849.cms
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According to report seems like China have already been asking for expansion on the bilateral between China and India? https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 160849.cms

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by c933103
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 58846

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

Take a look at the 10/31 SIN-LAX flight. Totally wide open in all classes of service. I mean, great for non-revs and buddy pass flyers I would imagine. Not what United hoped for. I suppose the seat mapper will start to thin out up front once upgrades and non-revs are given seats in business class. ...

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by c933103
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR773 DOH-GRU
Replies: 1
Views: 656

Re: QR773 DOH-GRU

The original thread about the blockage have quite a few posts about this particular flight

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by c933103
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA considers shifting 767s to Peach & Vanilla Air
Replies: 7
Views: 1699

Re: ANA considers shifting 767s to Peach & Vanilla Air

To compete indirectly against all those LCCs flying toward place like Hawaii with fifth freedom right?

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by c933103
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd-Hand Widebody = Asia LCC's future?
Replies: 13
Views: 2735

Re: 2nd-Hand Widebody = Asia LCC's future?

Speaking of Thomson, they manage 328 seats in a 1-class 767-300 with 8-abreast economy. A CASM-killer that makes sense or would it still fare poorly in economics vs the A321? This also reminds me of WestJet's ongoing experimentation with the 767 before ordering 787-9s. Skymark did that like 15 year...

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by c933103
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connecting from a flight to international land/marine transport
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Connecting from a flight to international land/marine transport

A few months ago, there was a Chinese passenger planing to travel from France via Beijing to Macau and then use a special land/marine transport service provided by the Macau authority to travel from Macau airport back to Zhuhai in mainland China without requiring the entry into Macau from legal poin...

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by c933103
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of LCY redevelopement released.
Replies: 36
Views: 6794

Re: Pictures of LCY redevelopement released.

Guarantee the Dash is far noiser than say SSJ/CSeries aircraft. EK413 Not quite. Effective Perceived Noise Levels (EPNL) on approach per EASA (database at bottom: https://www.easa.europa.eu/document-library/noise-type-certificates-approved-noise-levels): ⋅  Dash 7: 91.2 - 91.6 dB (see als...

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by c933103
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 7M8 DFW-ANC
Replies: 42
Views: 8826

Re: AA 7M8 DFW-ANC

The stage length is only slightly shorter than ANC-TYO... Would this signal the opening of such a route?

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by c933103
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global Ghana Airlines
Replies: 34
Views: 4992

Re: Global Ghana Airlines

Someone claims to be the company's founder responded to some doubts about the airlines in comment section of another blogpost about it. See http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2017/09/02/global-ghana-airlines/ They are saying they're negotiating final lease term from Boeing... Isn't it less than ...

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by c933103
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?
Replies: 82
Views: 12424

Re: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?

As far as I remember, even if you continue on the same plane beyond Canada, a Canadian visa is required for many nationalities. I learned this the hard way when I was routing a pax going to KUL via NRT and YVR from MEX on JL's defunct direct flight from MEX to NRT via YVR. If this airline is going ...

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by c933103
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Secondary China Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 4160

Re: US-Secondary China Thread

April load factor of CKG/CTU-LAX seems to be still only around 50 % ish

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by c933103
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new airports near Guangzhou?
Replies: 9
Views: 2327

Re: Two new airports near Guangzhou?

Seems like the "PRD new mainline airport" will be constructed in Southern Zhaoqing near Foshan, roughly to the north of where the S5 expressway intersect S273?

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by c933103
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service between India and China
Replies: 32
Views: 4231

Re: Air service between India and China

The problem is the market is too fragmented on both sides. There are too many big cities and while traffic may seem large, they are too lil between cities to justify widebodies. This is probably where A321LR and MOM will help. And yes the relationship between the two countries are at the lowest poi...

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by c933103
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia Japan: another launch delay?
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: AirAsia Japan: another launch delay?

And the latest news say Oct29 first flight NGO-CTS...

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by c933103
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?
Replies: 82
Views: 12424

Re: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?

SNN is just 300 miles from Luton and PIK is even closer - just half an hour away. KEF would take them off route and that airport is actually pretty busy at certain times with all of the WOW and Icelandair traffic, so it would add a lot to the flying time and be annoying for passengers to have to qu...

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by c933103
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Q1000
Replies: 79
Views: 19494

Re: Bombardier Q1000

LockheedBBD wrote:
c933103 wrote:
I don't see how Airbus is going to be interested in developing a prop version of CSeries.


Probably for some type of military use. Airbus CASA has a number of turboprops for military use:

EADS CASA C-295
CASA/IPTN CN-235
CASA C-212 Aviocar

They already have A400

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by c933103
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 16253

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

Airlines like JL, QF, BA has been pricing their W in that level for more than 10 years, or even cheaper I would argue. I didn't see you complain about the price at that time, and that's when Y class is already shrinking in terms of quality and much more expensive on most long haul than today's pric...

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by c933103
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Q1000
Replies: 79
Views: 19494

Re: Bombardier Q1000

I don't see how Airbus is going to be interested in developing a prop version of CSeries.

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by c933103
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100117

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

IMO, the MOM is going to be a popular plane in the US, both domestically, TATL and some Latin America. I think you also raise a good point re: fuel; no matter what, the 767 won't be as efficient, even if "MAX'd" - that efficiency isn't as important to cargo carriers. The biggest problem w...

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by c933103
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 16253

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

Airlines like JL, QF, BA has been pricing their W in that level for more than 10 years, or even cheaper I would argue. I didn't see you complain about the price at that time, and that's when Y class is already shrinking in terms of quality and much more expensive on most long haul than today's pric...

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by c933103
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100117

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

If the're talking MOM stopgap, then they should be producing the 767-200, not the 300ER and not the 200ER. 200ER and 300ER have too much range, carry extra weight and the 300ER is too big for MOM size according to airline desires. Boeing is the one who for some reason wants MOM to be larger than wh...

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by c933103
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100117

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

I wonder how much will Boeing sold each aircraft at, compare to the price of regular 788 and compare to the price of 767 they sold a few years ago due to delay in 787 program.
And is it really that undesirable to make more 788 instead?

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by c933103
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ passenger thrown coins into engine.
Replies: 43
Views: 14752

Re: CZ passenger thrown coins into engine.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/20/chine ... ne-engine/
Another similar incident just occurred, this time on a Lucky Air aircraft
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http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/20/chine ... ne-engine/
Another similar incident just occurred, this time on a Lucky Air aircraft

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by c933103
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 16253

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

The customer is unwilling to pay for a better experience. This has been proven over and over again. Why get upset at a corporation for adapting to a changing environment. Instead be upset at the consumer who is the driver behind the changes. When the current airlines booking option cannot actually ...

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by c933103
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines fifth freedom route via Harbin, China
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Ural Airlines fifth freedom route via Harbin, China

It is reported that, from November, Ural airlines will operate 2x weekly Vladivostok - Harbin - Bangkok. It seems like two years ago they have launched Yekaterinburg - Harbin - Bangkok but is the flight currently discontinued? What was the flight like? And is there any special reason behind that lea...

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by c933103
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 16253

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

Yep, the shareholder experience is far more important than the customer. The customer is unwilling to pay for a better experience. This has been proven over and over again. Why get upset at a corporation for adapting to a changing environment. Instead be upset at the consumer who is the driver behi...

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by c933103
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1552
Views: 114676

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

question: in the proposed C Series Aircraft Limited, will it only include manufacturing and marketing, or will design things being included too? How much design materials will be transferred to Airbus?

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by c933103
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 11129

Re: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019

Will this allow Mu and CZ to open long haul international routes from Beijing potentially circumventing the existing policy of one airline one route? No. A few months ago when they announced their planning relaxation on the on airline one route policy, they've also firmly defined routes departing o...

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by c933103
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Q1000
Replies: 79
Views: 19494

Re: Bombardier Q1000

- Q1000 probably still would not happen until at least like 7 years from now when AIrbus decide whether completely take over BBD stack on CSeries - ATR new aircraft probably also out of question due to the acquistion of CSeries and their similar in capacity - Airbus already have ATR so I don't think...

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by c933103
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1552
Views: 114676

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

People! Look at the BIG picture. Airbus isn't killing any CS500. If anything, they've just got CS500 handed over on a silver platter! I'd say that Airbus has cleverly killed off CS500. 2017: - CS100 (110 pax) - CS300 (140 pax) - A320neo (170 pax) - A321neo (200 pax) Circa 2020, Airbus will have to ...

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by c933103
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1552
Views: 114676

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

People aren't reading what Airbus execs are saying. They aren't sounding like they bought the CSeries to bury it. Instead, they are already saying the 319NEO is basically dead: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/airbus-joins-bombardier-in-partnership-on-cseries-jet-that-boeing-h...

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by c933103
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1552
Views: 114676

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I have not stepped foot in the tariff thread (wanted to keep my sanity and really had nothing to add anyhow) but am thrilled to see the CSeries have a more solid future. I'm just not clear that it's a huge blow to Boeing or a huge win for Airbus. More than anything, it legitimizes the CSeries, whic...

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by c933103
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 503
Views: 66024

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

That would probably be too much capacity to what have been proposed, hence most likely it won't go to 8-abreast, and could instead be 7-abreast. As a widebody it could also start at a length shorter than A321 7 abreast can't match the economics of a 6 abreast. Assuming 18inch seats and 18inch aisle...

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by c933103
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1552
Views: 114676

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I think this is horrible news. The CS500 is dead and the C-series is basically irrelevant IMO. It is another 717 situation. We just witnessed the death of a mainline narrowbody OEM. Awful news. True your finding! Too bad that few understand this ... Airbus is probably also continue to stop ATR from...

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by c933103
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 503
Views: 66024

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

The 797-8 would have the same cabin length as the A321. 8 abreast vs 6 abreast is 33% more seats. Your calculations all use 7 abreast. So if you want to compare an A321 in 240 seat in 28 pitch sardine config the 797-8 would be 320 seats. The 797-9 would be 384 seats. 8 extra rows of 8. The 797-10 w...

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by c933103
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Marine Corp helicopter CH53E that was crash-landed a few days ago in Okinawa confrimed to carry radioactive substance
Replies: 8
Views: 1899

US Marine Corp helicopter CH53E that was crash-landed a few days ago in Okinawa confrimed to carry radioactive substance

Inititally it was reported that the US military denied the helicopter which crash-landed and flamed contain radioactive substance, but yesterday's report confirmed the usage. USMC stated that radioactive substance have been used on multiple components including for example "indicator"s. US...

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by c933103
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London International Airport (YXU) poised for growth, including direct flights to the U.S. and Europe
Replies: 27
Views: 6138

Re: London International Airport (YXU) poised for growth, including direct flights to the U.S. and Europe

The airport could probably be renamed as something like Canadian London Airport to reduce customer confusion regarding the name...Which would probably also be helpful to attract airlines service..

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by c933103
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a reason that ISP does not really have Western / West Coast service?
Replies: 10
Views: 1778

Re: Is there a reason that ISP does not really have Western / West Coast service?

For relatively longer distance travel, people probably would be more willing to travel to major airport that are further away compared to short distance travel?

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