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by c933103
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?
Replies: 36
Views: 5194

Re: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?

F27500 wrote:
Though, HP and US never really merged before in all those years, so I wouldn't expect this one to go quickly either

Was that sorted out after merger with AA?

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by c933103
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 44
Views: 6706

Re: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO

Perhaps China would be willing to sell some from their upcoming An124 assembly line?

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by c933103
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 477
Views: 35982

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-temasek-holdings-hna-group-airlines-e/exclusive-singapores-temasek-interested-in-buying-into-hnas-hong-kong-airlines-source-idUSKBN1HO0IX Interesting potential here. SQ are reportedly doing due diligence on HNA with a view in taking a significant though not majori...

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by c933103
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 135
Views: 18916

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

I don’t think this is a minor issue. Taking on a concentration like that works for EK at the very top end of the scale but it does have its own problems which have caused issues even for an airline of that size. If I ran Air Asia X I am of course asking for a better price but before I commit fully ...

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by c933103
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to downgauge EWR-HAV service to Republic E175s
Replies: 34
Views: 4882

Re: United seeks to downgauge EWR-HAV service to Republic E175s

...Cuba doesn't have the infrastructure that a majority of US tourists are looking for. Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica are a few examples of where a majority of travelers go on vacation, and they have all the pieces in place and have for a long time. Not so sure what you mean here. Cuba has su...

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by c933103
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 57
Views: 1425

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

Even if all these events comes out unfavorably against Trunp I don't think it would cause his president term to be shortened as his supporters doesn't seems to mind them

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by c933103
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump signs FOSTA law
Replies: 50
Views: 1203

Re: Trump signs FOSTA law

There are going to be legal challenges to the FOSTA law, if anything just to clarify what "Facilitate" really means. This is an interesting point. Is an adult "facilitating" when they are selling themselves to feed their husband/boyfriend/girlfriend/wife addiction? What about th...

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by c933103
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline callsigns
Replies: 23
Views: 2928

Re: Norwegian callsigns

How about like AirAsia or Virgin?
And how about e.g. KLM Asia

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by c933103
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ilyushin IL-96-400M to be named IL-496, to be made by 2020?
Replies: 17
Views: 5711

Ilyushin IL-96-400M to be named IL-496, to be made by 2020?

According to reports on http://www.yktimes.ru/новости/il-96-400m-poluchit-nazvanie-il-496/ http://infomach.ru/il-496/ and some other sites, from what I understand via Google Translate, it appears that: - First of all in year 2018-2019 modernized systems will be retrofitted onto existing IL96-300 - T...

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by c933103
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger IL-76?
Replies: 18
Views: 4292

Re: Passenger IL-76?

http://rohnfelder.de/en/sidley_planes/ This site have a photo of IL76 carrying people to Antarctica with photo of its interior and they are arranged in 3-3 sitting with extra rooms on both sides
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http://rohnfelder.de/en/sidley_planes/ This site have a photo of IL76 carrying people to Antarctica with photo of its interior and they are arranged in 3-3 sitting with extra rooms on both sides

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by c933103
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China CA1350 suspected hijack - 15/4
Replies: 10
Views: 19466

Re: Air China CA1350 suspected hijack - 15/4

http://www.chinanews.com/m/sh/2018/04-15/8491363.shtml report say all passengers have been safely deboarded
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http://www.chinanews.com/m/sh/2018/04-15/8491363.shtml report say all passengers have been safely deboarded

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by c933103
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 6942

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

Santa Monica to LAX can take up to an hour between 3-8pm. Heck, its 20 min with no traffic early morning 10-405-howard Hughes. I would much rather sit in the metro instead of bumper to bumper traffic. Of course, ppl still take an Uber from Santa Monica to DTLA when drive time is 75 min versus takin...

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by c933103
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 6942

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

About freakin' time. The demand for mass transit in LA/Orange Counties has been steadily declining since the recession and is overwhelmingly utilized by those who can't afford a car. In other words -- demographics that don't bond well for air travel. Just a waste of money... About time for LA and A...

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by c933103
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 10685

Re: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?

What do you mean by better performance? Range on paper? That's from the MTOW increase wasn't it?

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by c933103
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to downsize its Guam operation
Replies: 48
Views: 15342

Re: United to downsize its Guam operation

Understood. What I was referencing was the downgauge of NRT-GUM to 3x 738 equipment effective in May which was part of this “downsizing” announcement. For the past few years NRT-GUM had 2x 772 and 1x 738. 3x 738 is a big drop in capacity in terms of seats and in the cargo holds. 77H It seems like J...

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by c933103
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Safe airlines around Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia?
Replies: 29
Views: 2726

Re: Safe airlines around Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia?

hummm maybe avoid 320neo with GTF?

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by c933103
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DPRK-USA summit. Kim aircarft
Replies: 32
Views: 3954

Re: DPRK-USA summit. Kim aircarft

I thought Kim doesn't really like flying and even if he is to go to places like Switzerland or Sweden, it would be more likely for he to do so via train?

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by c933103
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Africa Connectivity Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 1709

Re: China—Africa Connectivity Thread

CZ previously flew to LOS from PEK starting from year 2006 and was actually the first nonstop flight from China to Africa, however it was terminated in 2009 due to the global financial crisis and skyrocketing fuel price, that have yielded them great losses, and also there're not enough fuel supply f...

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by c933103
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns
Replies: 57
Views: 3600

Re: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns

Recently China have been pushing for the concept of PRD metro area. If we follow the concept then the area would currently have HKG, CAN, SZX, ZUH, MFM, FOS as airports with scheduled service, and then there are a couples that does not and numerous in planning stage. As much as they want to push th...

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by c933103
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns
Replies: 57
Views: 3600

Re: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns

Recently China have been pushing for the concept of PRD metro area. If we follow the concept then the area would currently have HKG, CAN, SZX, ZUH, MFM, FOS as airports with scheduled service, and then there are a couples that does not and numerous in planning stage.

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by c933103
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Africa Connectivity Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 1709

Re: China—Africa Connectivity Thread

Most initial demand will be met by a hub. I suspect a good amount of hubbing is occurring within China to enable the high number of routes shown. I am not sure. According to this Chinese article last year http://i.carnoc.com/detail/427441 , the ratio of transfer traffic is only 8% at PEK in year 20...

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by c933103
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Africa Connectivity Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 1709

Re: China—Africa Connectivity Thread

What's the tie between CMN and China?

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by c933103
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?
Replies: 45
Views: 2502

Re: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?

VSMUT wrote:
Sure there is, just take the train. Or car. Or boat.

What if you're travelling TPAC?

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by c933103
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?
Replies: 45
Views: 2502

Re: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?

Jayafe wrote:
Fedex?

Fedex do not accept pets according to what I have read

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by c933103
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities - Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?
Replies: 47
Views: 8758

Re: Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?

Eh, of course aircraft makers would create designs that can sell their aircrafts, some airlines have previously said they want something like that too. What's so surprise about it?

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by c933103
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?
Replies: 45
Views: 2502

Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?

Nowadays the standard pet transportation method is to put them in the cargo hold, however it might be a bad idea to leave them unattended in their cage [except management like a cargo] for the long time of transportation. Recently some airlines have started offering service of in-cabin transportatio...

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by c933103
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 215
Views: 24067

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

bigjku wrote:
c933103 wrote:
So are they going to make a clean sheet aircraft instead?


The article said suspended not cancelled.

There is likely an appropriate time for it but it isn’t with two hundred out of 7,000 aircraft being delivered...

358 is also merely suspended I believe, together with the like of re-engineing 380

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by c933103
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 215
Views: 24067

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

So are they going to make a clean sheet aircraft instead?

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by c933103
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China-Latin America Air Links Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 2178

Re: China-Latin America Air Links Thread

I am actually thinking about would they use URC to launch flight as URC is closer to some part of South America that make nonstop flight possible without stop and thus not needing transit visa. But despite CZ have a URC hub I don't think it would be strategical for them to do so? Interesting though...

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by c933103
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China-Latin America Air Links Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 2178

Re: China-Latin America Air Links Thread

I am actually thinking about would they use URC to launch flight as URC is closer to some part of South America that make nonstop flight possible without stop and thus not needing transit visa. But despite CZ have a URC hub I don't think it would be strategical for them to do so?

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by c933103
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 163
Views: 8456

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

http://www.business-standard.com/articl ... 646_1.html
China Foreign Ministry spokesman say trade negotiation with the US is currently impossible, urges US not to misjudge the situation, after yesterday's "friends" tweet by Trump
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http://www.business-standard.com/articl ... 646_1.html
China Foreign Ministry spokesman say trade negotiation with the US is currently impossible, urges US not to misjudge the situation, after yesterday's "friends" tweet by Trump

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by c933103
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China-Latin America Air Links Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 2178

Re: China-Latin America Air Links Thread

Last year, CZ said they will open 3-5 new destinations each in South America + Africa on direct flight, including Brazil and Argentina.

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by c933103
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Busan to HNL
Replies: 35
Views: 3625

Re: Why no Busan to HNL

Like 20+ years ago, KE (probably) flied from PUS to HNL nonstop. I don't know if it was a charter or scheduled, or even just planned and never materialized, but my grandma who lived in Busan bragged about it. She said that the return flight wasn't nonstop - or it could be the other way around, or i...

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by c933103
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Busan to HNL
Replies: 35
Views: 3625

Re: Why no Busan to HNL

Could WB left the airport with relatively little fuel and fly itineraries like PUS-HIJ-HNL for refuel? There are A333 that fly to PEK and TPE right now, so WB on short hops (i.e. ~2 hrs) are certainly doable. On the other hand, we all know any one-stop (especially on LCC) will goes PUS-KIX-HNL, as ...

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by c933103
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Busan to HNL
Replies: 35
Views: 3625

Re: Why no Busan to HNL

Could WB left the airport with relatively little fuel and fly itineraries like PUS-HIJ-HNL for refuel?

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by c933103
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Metro system line colors - Delhi FTW
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: Metro system line colors - Delhi FTW

In various Asian cities with large metro network, while each lines still receive their own individual color, it would be too confusing to verbally identify those lines with merely colors and thus usually they are either named after place name or being numbered. See for example: https://imgur.com/a/t...

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by c933103
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: QF blunderously denied UK couple boarding flight to PEK for ignorance of China's 144-hour transit visa-free policy
Replies: 18
Views: 2757

Re: QF blunderously denied UK couple boarding flight to PEK for ignorance of China's 144-hour transit visa-free policy

Air China did something similar to a Chinese passenger last year [Denied a Chinese passport holder from boarding a China-bound flight in Paris because the passenger's onward flight was to MFM which the owner have no documents required to enter Macau despite Macau airport allows all Chinese passenger...

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by c933103
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airline took South Korean entertainers to Pyongyang?
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

Re: Which airline took South Korean entertainers to Pyongyang?

According to report they were using 737-900ER and 747-400F?

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by c933103
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airline took South Korean entertainers to Pyongyang?
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

Re: Which airline took South Korean entertainers to Pyongyang?

An Air Incheon Freighter was also used alongside

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by c933103
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 158
Views: 36913

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

Just noticed that you can FINALLY buy tickets on their website now. Umm...449Euro RT to start off, maybe some people will give it a shot and thus, at least they can get off the ground. It's definitely not sustainable, of course. And you have to pay extra to select seat even if you are flying their ...

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by c933103
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2151
Views: 271538

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Just one question about this MoM concept: will it be a 3-3 or 2-3-2 aisle design? Or is there another layout that regulators will let them get away with like a 3-4 or 4-4? None of those. Everything so far has pointed to a new design with a 2-4-2 as the minimum size. Basically a few inches wider tha...

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by c933103
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 163
Views: 8456

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

Out of curiosity, what was the previous import tariff in place in China on business aircraft like the affected Gulfstream model? Anyone know? Embraer built a plant in China to get around Chinese imposed trade barriers several years ago. 5%. (3% for larger aircraft). Note that the 25% seems to be on...

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by c933103
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: “Rogue” Network Of Cellular Eavesdropping Devices Discovered Throughout Washington D.C.
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: “Rogue” Network Of Cellular Eavesdropping Devices Discovered Throughout Washington D.C.

Not sure about the US, but in China, criminals have more than a decade history of track record for utilize these rogue stations to make financial gains like sending out fake sms or such

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by c933103
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting article about a DL workhorse: the 717!
Replies: 10
Views: 2508

Re: Interesting article about a DL workhorse: the 717!

In the comment section of the article, some mentioned the 717's range capability have limited their use at TWA and Midwest. If those airlines still exists today, then it probably would be a rather strong reason for them to pick CSeries instead of E2 as future replacement?

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by c933103
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps
Replies: 64
Views: 5028

Re: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps

To achieve complete parity (i.e. zero pay gap) is analogous to utopia: it simply won't happen because women give birth to children and, proportionately, will always have a propensity to take up care giving jobs, for example. Likewise, it will take many many generations for the male stereotype of pr...

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by c933103
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 163
Views: 8456

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

I have found a more detailed explanation for Empty Weight of aircraft offered by Qingdao Custom on the official site of General Administration of Custom of China. http://www.customs.gov.cn/eportal/ui?pageId=374112&msgDataId=70e5149b-b48b-495d-b114-a8be13c5a92c On the page, it gave out the defini...

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by c933103
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 163
Views: 8456

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

Reading report on Chinese custom group for aircrafts with empty weight higher than 45 tonnes I saw an entry that say "737-700, 45 tonnes" http://chinacustomsdata.com/jixie/88024020.html I don't think 737-700's empty weight have been anywhere near 45 tonnes and as mentioned in my previous p...

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by c933103
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2151
Views: 271538

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I think Chinese airlines probably won't want to order a lot, if any, of this proposed 797 design? As Boeing propose to make it a wide body, and there seems to be some sort of limit on number of widebodies that Chinese airlines can order every year, seems like they would really prefer wide body airc...

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