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by Kilopond
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 5
Views: 1468

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

http://www.sunjournal.com/video-fire-su ... l-airport/
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There had been a minor accident half a year ago. Here is a report with awsome pictures from last August.

http://www.sunjournal.com/video-fire-su ... l-airport/

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by Kilopond
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa starts PrivatAir to JED and ADD
Replies: 14
Views: 4796

Re: Lufthansa brings back PrivatAir operation

:D Haha! :D Here is just another news link about Lufthansa that doesn't justify a new thread. Meet Josie Pepper http://fs1.directupload.net/images/180216/fnntlo6v.jpg Link: http://www.airport-world.com/news/general-news/6552-humanoid-josie-pepper-starts-work-at-munich-airport.html

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by Kilopond
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47315

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

https://youtu.be/VBGIhF4L1OI
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Life.ru posted an eyewitness video from the crash site:

https://youtu.be/VBGIhF4L1OI

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by Kilopond
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 50
Views: 5785

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

Northeastmost Canada would be better located. Would have range for 321LR to most Europe and North America.[...] Exactly! Places like Halifax have a decent local infrastructure and they would be able to draw a certain number of tourists from Europe at the same time. (Greenland is FAR too expensive. ...

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by Kilopond
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 50
Views: 5785

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

Greenland??? :eek: That's just weird! At that remote place you might be able to source some seal meat and fish but that's about it. Everything else would have to be shipped either from North America or Europe and any waste would have to be carried back. There aren't even enough people available to s...

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by Kilopond
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Srilanka questions Emirates-Srilankan management deal termination
Replies: 7
Views: 1419

Re: Srilanka questions Emirates-Srilankan management deal termination

Who is actually accused of corruption? My guess would be the former Rajapakse government. The linked article isn't clear.

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by Kilopond
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is HND Now the Main Airport in Tokyo?
Replies: 44
Views: 7439

Re: Is HND Now the Main Airport in Tokyo?

Narita is some kind of Dulles, Malpensa or Mirabel of Japan.

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by Kilopond
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 20607

Re: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC

Maybe it's supposed to reduce nationalist barriers, but it's failing to do so. As for brands, people don't want a European brand.[...] Since Western European cities are slowly but steadily turning into Molenbeek -type banlieues a fair majority of Europeans percieves any "EU/Euro-" brandin...

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by Kilopond
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 161
Views: 11473

Re: Origin of Airline Names

TedToToe wrote:
TWA = Try Walking Across!


When it comes to TWA I can't help but recalling that old joke:

Passenger: "Miss, may I please have another TWA coffee?"
Stewardess: "Sorry, Sir. Right now I just can offer you a TWA tea".

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by Kilopond
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 136
Views: 30129

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

First 737 Max for the TUI group has been delivered, OO-MAX.[...] She will be named Tenerife Alegría . In the meantime TUI is negotiating with Boeing about the conditions for a firm order of another 20 frames, raising the total number from 70 to 90 MAXes. https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/media-tui-...

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by Kilopond
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 161
Views: 11473

Re: Origin of Airline Names

[...]Oh, well, I don't know the names of birds even in my native language, so that's some consolation. :-)[...] :D Haha, there is a reason we are at a discussion board. So please allow me to enlighten you this time. Here is a pic of a [en]heron/[it]airone quite similar to the AirOne stylised tail l...

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by Kilopond
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 161
Views: 11473

Re: Origin of Airline Names

[...] The company's name is ALmazy ROssii-SAkha. [...] The initial idea was to abbreviate it as ARS, but it was dropped almost immediately because of the obvious English homonym. That's interesting and perfectly makes sense, thank you for enlightening me. Some time ago, there had been an Italian ai...

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by Kilopond
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 161
Views: 11473

Re: Origin of Airline Names

Alrosa = "diamonds of Russia", abbreviated from the first syllables of "almazy Rossii" with an attached "a". Thats's also the name of the airline's holding conglomerate, a diamond mining company. Watch the diamond at the tail. http://news.ykt.ru/upload/image/2016/06/439...

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by Kilopond
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways
Replies: 28
Views: 2532

Re: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways

What about 'air' Air Canada, Air France etc.? Seems it started with French speaking countries. [...]India, New Zealand, China, and Serbia don't speak French at all. If we look at the timeline, it really had been a French naming scheme at the beginning. Many others might have liked the elegant appro...

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by Kilopond
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways
Replies: 28
Views: 2532

Re: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways

N766UA wrote:
What about Republic? They’re just “Republic Airline.” Like they only go to one place...


:D The same applies to Emirates Airline.

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by Kilopond
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia
Replies: 65
Views: 11507

Re: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia

][...]Back when "widebody" usually meant getting a 767, A330, 747, or 9-across 777, I was right there with the crowd who shunned narrowbodies on 7-8 hour sectors.[...] The contrast had been even more dramatic when Panam introduced their 9-abreast (3-4-2) jumbo clippers. British Airways dr...

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by Kilopond
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 248
Views: 17347

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

I think the thread title is wrong, because actually it is Europe which has developed a Galapagos syndrome . Those holiday charter airlines had been founded as a result of strict regulations: back then it had been ILLEGAL to offer air transportation at prices lower than the official (read: insane!) i...

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by Kilopond
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nearby City Pairs With No Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 3722

Re: Nearby City Pairs With No Flights

Prague and Berlin are no longer connected by air.

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by Kilopond
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines In Communist Albania
Replies: 19
Views: 5309

Re: Airlines In Communist Albania

Two more connections from http://www.timetableimages.com in summer 1974. Tarom on Sundays on an Antonov-24 (not that crop duster): http://fs1.directupload.net/images/180115/r56ictb9.png Interflug on Mondays on an Ilyushin-18: http://fs5.directupload.net/images/180115/38vc4jd6.png

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by Kilopond
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 93234

Re: Canada files WTO complaint vs US over Boeing CSeries trade complaint

In this paricular case, the US are violating the rules they introduced themselves during the Doha round of the GATT. There should be absolutely no way for them to get away with this kind of an arbitrary, hostile trade war.

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by Kilopond
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a Airbus and Boeing joint venture possible.
Replies: 25
Views: 2751

Re: Is a Airbus and Boeing joint venture possible.

A metric Boeing..... :biggrin: Haha, NASA is almost completely working on a metric base. But at the other hand, European plumbers (yes, those ordinary guys) are strictly sticking with the inch (25,4 mm) system, as well as the bicycle industry and the planemakers. Airbus uses ("imperial") ...

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by Kilopond
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft
Replies: 63
Views: 21887

Re: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft

The price for one engine is not 3.4 billion. Depending on the exchange rate, it is probably around 20-25 million US dollars. Maybe around 30 million US. Right, this was a slip, although it's not the core of the message. The linked article quotes NOK 160 million per enginge - divide that by 8 and yo...

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by Kilopond
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Business class seats a weight issue on longhaul flights
Replies: 8
Views: 3429

Re: Business class seats a weight issue on longhaul flights

Lots of airline managers are completely incompetent. Some morons even buy bulky IFE boxes with a technology that is as old as two decades. I'm typing this from a very conveniant computer chair that has cost around 400 bugs. But it is based on steel and very heavy. Airlines should just accept that a ...

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by Kilopond
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 186
Views: 38218

Re: Passenger Rights Group Takes Legal Action that Could Block Niki Sale to IAG

There are already several threads on this set of topics. However, those pettifoggers (owning claims of only 1800 Euros) just suck! They harm IAG, they harm Niki employees, they harm future competion - they are just disgusting creatures! The thing is, the court is going to announce a verdict tomorrow...

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by Kilopond
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 186
Views: 38218

Re: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI

https://diepresse.com/home/wirtschaft/u ... ikiVerkauf
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The IAG deal is in jeopardy now because an Austrian consumer organisation took court action.

From Austria in German:

https://diepresse.com/home/wirtschaft/u ... ikiVerkauf

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by Kilopond
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 7988

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

HI Do planes have to pay fees for landing in a diversion? If so can the airport charge what they like or is there special universal rates? Airports are no charities, but only the published official fees and duties will apply. Any usury is illegal according to international aviation laws and contrac...

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by Kilopond
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-154 still in commercial service?
Replies: 23
Views: 3820

Re: Alrosa retired the TU154?

https://vk.com/alrosa.aero
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Image
You may watch many recent (November-December) pics of Alrosa's Soviet era planes posted by their followers at the "V Kontakte" site (some kind of Russian version of Facebook).
https://vk.com/alrosa.aero

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by Kilopond
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS ends Fokker operation today
Replies: 20
Views: 4191

Re: OS ends Fokker operation today

[...]Anthony Fokker builds his first airplane in The Netherlands, De Spin, 1910, he flew it on 1 September 1911 above Haarlem. He moved to Berlin in 1912 to establish his company. Those early Fokker years were really extremely dramatic. Keep in mind that Fokker had been a supreme league player at t...

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by Kilopond
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC vs AF on YUL-CDG
Replies: 18
Views: 3896

Re: AC vs AF on YUL-CDG

AC is quite strong connecting the regions "Francophonie européenne" and "Canada francophone". In addition to Roissy CDG they also have:
YUL MRS 3/7 seasonal
YUL NCE 4/6 seasonal
YUL LYS 2/7 seasonal
YUL GVA 7/7
YUL BRU 14/7

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by Kilopond
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 186
Views: 38218

Re: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI

Reportedly (standard.at et al.) Niki is going to be merged into Vueling. It won't be easy to market this brand in the DACH and BeNeLux region because the "-ling" suffix is VERY strong in their languages. Just insert two letters into that name and you get Vuestling which translates from (mi...

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by Kilopond
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link
Replies: 60
Views: 7721

Re: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link

Kilopond, have you visited London? Have you any idea how much money that would cost for the daily number of people connecting LTN-LHR or LGW-LHR per day? Would there even be 1,000 people per day routing LGW-LHR or vv? No ROI whatsoever here. I assume that many of THOUSENDS of passengers would use a...

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by Kilopond
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-size Chinese amphibian first flight
Replies: 17
Views: 3809

Re: 737-size Chinese amphibian first flight

In that category, there is already the Beri(y)ev Be-200.

Image

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by Kilopond
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link
Replies: 60
Views: 7721

Re: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link

I would consider that inefficient, noisy and dangerous helicopter traffic a public nuisance. However, I think linking LTN-LHR-LGW with a fixed transit line could create a lot of synergies. The technology could be based on classic (mono)rail or on Elon-Musk-styled human pneumantic tubes or on Maglev....

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by Kilopond
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 20 busiest airport pairs in the Americas for 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6578

Re: 20 busiest airport pairs in the Americas for 2017

Copied and pasted from 2015 data provided by Wikipedia: 1 Chicago, IL (Metro Area) - New York City, NY (Metro Area) 4,020,000 2 Los Angeles, CA (Metro Area) - San Francisco, CA (Metro Area) 3,660,000 3 Los Angeles, CA (Metro Area) - New York City, NY (Metro Area) 3,420,000 4 Chicago, IL (Metro Area)...

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by Kilopond
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star
Replies: 86
Views: 18608

Re: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star

This is not the first time that we see this happening, we have seen other airlines choosing Star over OW before[...] Well observed. The late Qualiflier alliance led by Swissair/Swiss (wikipedia is your friend) had been closely leaning towards OneWorld. But the nasty and dirty business practices exe...

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by Kilopond
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights from France to overseas departments that aren't in Schengen
Replies: 21
Views: 4326

Re: Flights from France to overseas departments that aren't in Schengen

There is a parallel case in the USA: some of their "protectorates" in the Pacific allow visa and ESTA free entrance for passport holders of Russia, China, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea etc. but none of those may continue their journey to the contiguous US states.

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by Kilopond
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 83316

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Well that's another slap to Boeing. [...] Why is that? Boeing sold more of their inferior -900/900ER/MAX9/MAX10 than one could ever have expected. And they really can be proud of turning a regional jet that almost nobody wanted to buy at launch into a great succuess story. They just should accept t...

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by Kilopond
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 21583

Re: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT

Very strange... I can't believe SFO-PPT could be run protitably. But may be there will be some subsidies available, from a tourist board, an airport or whoever. We shall know if the route really starts but ends after two years...

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by Kilopond
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 78
Views: 14195

Re: FlyNiki will cease flying tomorrow (14DEC)

The fault is not with EU commission but with the german government which wanted to interfere by putting tax money inside . Without this all this would be over long time ago with basically same result , except that no tax payer would have lost money. If anyone is to blame, it would be first of all t...

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by Kilopond
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 78
Views: 14195

Re: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki

Think of those folks who planned a Christmas vacation or wanted to go home over Christmas/New Year. The vast majority of them is going to be involuntary stranded at the place they are located at the moment. There will simply not be enough free seats available on any airlines next week and during the...

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by Kilopond
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 40567

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

If nobody will buy NIKI, the whole airberlin bankruptcy procedure is likely to collapse for an insufficiency of assets. The court had been informed about this threat on Nov. 1st. https://www.airberlin-inso.de/assets/downloads/ab-plc-kg/36a-IN-4295-17_MU.pdf Theoretically, this could lead to a crimin...

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by Kilopond
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 16490

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

Face the reality: the majority of Germans are brain dead. Those morons will happily applaude the actions of those pilots who acted as dumb puppets of the Wall Street and the City. One has to be blind in order not to see that the FRG regime is aggressively following one malicious aim: tearing down al...

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by Kilopond
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do passengers board the aircraft from the left side?
Replies: 91
Views: 15397

Re: Why do passengers board the aircraft from the left side?

Concerning the navy heritage in aviation: in Russian and some other languages the title of the First Officer is Steersman (штурман from Dutch stuurman).

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by Kilopond
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon unveils 7 new routes
Replies: 60
Views: 14199

Re: Joon unveils 7 new routes

From anothoer article:

[...]IAG CEO Willie Walsh said Joon was a “hybrid” rather than “a very low-cost operation,” adding: “I’m not sure what Air France is doing there.”


Designing a New Airline for Hipsters (And Air France Investors)

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by Kilopond
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Bio fuel, what happened?
Replies: 19
Views: 6297

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Bio fuel, what happened?

The whole plot is completely obsolete. Biofuel has now got the reputation of being the worst of any possible evils. Check it out and you will find claims describing how biofuel kills rain forests and their inhabitants, while also depriving humans of their food.

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by Kilopond
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s
Replies: 88
Views: 43664

Re: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s

Good idea. Between airline seasonal upguages, haj charters, and UNHCR charters they should be pretty busy. Some airlines may opt for damp leases though. It still remains to be seen if it will really be a GOOD idea. But this unprecidented business model is very interesting and quite couragious, anyw...

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by Kilopond
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers
Replies: 97
Views: 28056

Re: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers

downdata wrote:
Not going to pass anyway...


Exactly! That is an extremely amateurish bubble of smoke. International air traffic is regulated by sets of laws and contracts that would automatically send this draft into the nearest paper bin.

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by Kilopond
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?
Replies: 78
Views: 8942

Re: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?

In addition to the normal holiday loads, Apple releases a new iPhone every Fall and that increases demand for air freight significantly as a significant majority are shipped via UPS and FedEx from China. As we are looking at late autumn freight peaks, we shouldn't forget those urgent-to-get, heavy ...

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by Kilopond
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s
Replies: 78
Views: 32194

Re: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s

LupineChemist wrote:
Crazy theory. 2 frames for IB to rotate to MEX and 2 to go to IB in Northern Winter for EZE and then to EI for JFK in Northern Summer.[...]


I would respectfully dare replacing your wording "Crazy theory" with "If the price is right". :D

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by Kilopond
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH moving more A380s to MUC
Replies: 14
Views: 6579

Re: LH moving more A380s to MUC

Lufthansa obviously tries to secure as many slots as it can at Frankfurt and defend that fortress hub. Every now and then that airport gets new slots. Before the opening of the new runway in 2011 those slots had been capped at 81 per hour, now they are at 104 and it is expected that they will finall...

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