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by MrBren
Thu May 09, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French pilots union SNPL threatening to call for a six-day strike starting May 6th
Replies: 22
Views: 4327

Re: Winter's Over, Time For A French Strike

As expected the pilot union has lifted its strike threat.

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by MrBren
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris airports upcoming changes
Replies: 41
Views: 11504

Re: Paris airports upcoming changes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVt1bdw8eQo
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All change at Paris-Orly: official opening of the new Orly 3 building

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVt1bdw8eQo

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by MrBren
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704758

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Certification from scratch otherwise everybody will reasonably avoid boarding a B737 MAX.

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by MrBren
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX
Replies: 82
Views: 8680

Re: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX

Rebranding an unsafe plane does not make it safer.

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by MrBren
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 238
Views: 38634

Re: French routes news thread

China Eastern schedules Qingdao – Paris China Eastern from mid-June 2019 is introducing new nonstop route to France, where the Skyteam member schedules Qingdao – Paris CDG service. From 19JUN19, Airbus A330-200 aircraft will operate this route 3 times a week. MU797 TAO1200 – 1805CDG 332 135 MU798 CD...

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by MrBren
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 238
Views: 38634

Re: French routes news thread

TUI To Launch Flights From Paris To Svalbard

Image

https://simpleflying.com/paris-to-svalbard-flights/

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by MrBren
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SW 737MAX returns to MCO after engine failure during repositioning flight
Replies: 48
Views: 11225

Re: SW 737MAX returns to MCO after engine failure during repositioning flight

This is unrelated to the previous crashes but will deepen the mistrust for sure. I will never board a MAX.

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by MrBren
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704758

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

SunsetLimited wrote:
... the potential relatively short fix ...


This makes that bird even more frightening.

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by MrBren
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704758

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

gloom wrote:
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Are you sure? FAA seems to disagree.


Is FFA trustworthy?

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by MrBren
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704758

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The MAX certification should be restarted from scratch, otherwise the distrust will persist.

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by MrBren
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 238
Views: 38634

Re: French routes news thread

According to the article below (in French), a new route between Nice and China operated by China Eastern should be announced on March 24th during the visit of Xi Jinping. https://www.laquotidienne.fr/tourisme-le-president-chinois-en-visite-officielle-a-monaco/ Actually, this should be Shanghai, ope...

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by MrBren
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models
Replies: 62
Views: 15004

Re: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models

gatibosgru wrote:
Some good MAX discounts coming.


MAX on the roads why not, but no longer in the air from a passenger point of view.

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by MrBren
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704758

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

SimonL wrote:
... the American aviation industry ...


which claimed the MAX was safe and reliable until the worldwide grounding.

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by MrBren
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704758

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

According to LeFigaro.fr, #GroundBoeing737max8 has been initiated on Twitter by some frightened US passengers.

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by MrBren
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704758

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I can't see how people will want to fly on a 737 MAX 8 from now on until it is clearly proved and stated asap that the design is not involved, otherwise damage will be done.

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by MrBren
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704758

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

ikarlson wrote:
I will believe when American Airlines, Southwest, Norwegian or Air Canada will ground MAX planes, right now its politics by China to ground MAX.


This is not politics, this is about life and prevent more casualties.

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by MrBren
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709266

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

MrBren wrote:
Time to ground all 737MAX, too many casualties.


So finally precaution prevails.

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by MrBren
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 engine blades disintegrates diverts to Abidjan
Replies: 37
Views: 19206

Re: Air France A380 engine blades disintegrates diverts to Abidjan

4 engines 4 long haul seems a safe option again.

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by MrBren
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709266

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Time to ground all 737MAX, too many casualties.

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by MrBren
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 238
Views: 38634

Re: French routes news thread

According to the article below (in French), a new route between Nice and China operated by China Eastern should be announced on March 24th during the visit of Xi Jinping.

https://www.laquotidienne.fr/tourisme-le-president-chinois-en-visite-officielle-a-monaco/

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by MrBren
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR
Replies: 117
Views: 16839

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

Is it a joke? This is so ridiculous.

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by MrBren
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 238
Views: 38634

Re: French routes news thread

Hainan Airlines adds Guiyang – Paris service Hainan Airlines from late-March 2019 is adding new route to France, opened for reservation this week. From 24MAR19, the airline will offer nonstop Guiyang – Paris CDG service, operating once a week with Boeing 787-9 aircraft (-8 on 24MAR19). https://www.r...

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by MrBren
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris airports upcoming changes
Replies: 41
Views: 11504

Re: Paris airports upcoming changes

Orly South and Orly West are becoming Orly 1-2-3-4 Air traffic is constantly increasing and to support this growth, Paris-Orly airport has expanded and underwent a massive metamorphosis to become Orly 1-2-3-4. With 80,000 m2 of additional space, your travel environment will be completely redesigned ...

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by MrBren
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16582

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

The Netherlands refused to enter the capital of Air France-KLM ... We today learn in the newpapers that the French government proposed to the Dutch government to take a stake in the AF KLM in June 2017 along with the capital increase and the Delta and China Eastern arrivals. The group agreed the dea...

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by MrBren
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Europe Trip 2018 Part 2: AF/KL Mission A318 + Amsterdam and Paris
Replies: 2
Views: 3402

Re: Europe Trip 2018 Part 2: AF/KL Mission A318 + Amsterdam and Paris

As for CDG... well I'm sorry... The words to describe that airport are usually, "hopeless", "chaos", "nightmare" and "disaster". By far the worst in Europe, for well everything, especially connections, near the bottom on the world rankings too. Your experienc...

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by MrBren
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16582

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

All of this French bashing (nothing new really) and yet France is still #1 for international tourists arrivals. Based on? The problem with french is that they do things "the french way" . Myself work for what used to be the biggest public transport company of the Netherlands called Connex...

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by MrBren
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16582

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

Aesma wrote:
Let's keep in mind the AFKL group spent 1.4 billion euros for a new pension deal for KLM pilots in 2017.


:checkmark:

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by MrBren
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16582

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

Visibly the Dutch move scares the markets because the AF KLM share drops, almost 10% at the opening.

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by MrBren
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16582

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

So those who denied the French state to protect the French interests in AF KLM are the same here who today claim the Dutch state is right to buy 13% of the group. I still think this is a war declaration like if it was an hostile takeover bid because the main stakeholders haven't been informed. Good ...

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by MrBren
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16582

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

It is obviously a war declaration.

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by MrBren
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17401

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

How do you explain the decrease, even slight, of the KLM operating result? The decrease, even slight, of its operating margin in a so fantastic year? We all know the issues at AF and Ben Smith intends to solve them. I am not that sure that KLM is performing that well in a so fantastic year for avia...

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by MrBren
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17401

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

What is “bashing” about it? It really is pathetic. 2 times the company, 1/5 the profit. In a fantastic year for aviation. This got nothing to do with bashing but with facts. In any next crisis AF will probably dive in to deep losses again. How do you explain the decrease, even slight, of the KLM op...

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by MrBren
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17401

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

I would love a HOP, Cityhopper A220 and AF, KLM A32X common fleet. The current KLM 737 fleet could be transferred to Transavia for growth.

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by MrBren
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 214
Views: 33988

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

A couple of weeks ago, some forumers here claimed the A330 NEO already dead ...

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by MrBren
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Etihad restructures aircraft orders
Replies: 83
Views: 13711

Re: Etihad restructures aircraft orders

Will the 77X be the next industrial crash?

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by MrBren
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17401

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

I always avoid KLM at any price, the food is just so untasty, almost junk food. And the seat pitch, just a nightmare. Easyjet is even better for the seats.

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by MrBren
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17401

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

AF saved KLM. It's now time to be a true group, and keep both prides aside.

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by MrBren
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB to launch flights to Paris-Vatry (XCR)
Replies: 45
Views: 7339

Re: IB to launch flights to Paris-Vatry (XCR)

Landing in Vatry to go to Disneyland is simply insane.

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by MrBren
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris airports upcoming changes
Replies: 41
Views: 11504

Re: Paris airports upcoming changes

According to la Tribune: - Paris airports and AF agreed to postpone the opening of the new terminal 4 to 2028 (previously announced for 2024) - AF is also in favor of having a new satellite to terminal 2E that would replace terminal 2G https://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-finance/services/transport-...

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by MrBren
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations
Replies: 80
Views: 15807

Re: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations

In a cramped 737? NO WAY.

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by MrBren
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 238
Views: 38634

Re: French routes news thread

Aigle Azur adds Kiev service from April 2019 French carrier Aigle Azur from April 2019 is adding new service to Ukraine, where the airline schedules Paris Orly – Kiev Borispil route. From 18APR19, Airbus A320 aircraft will operate this route 3 times a week. ZI525 ORY2200 – 0210+1KBP 320 246 ZI526 KB...

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by MrBren
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 238
Views: 38634

Re: French routes news thread

Kuwait Airways to resume Nice service Kuwait Airways in last week’s schedule update filed planned service resumption to Nice, previously served during summer season between 1985 and 1994 (except 1991). From 03JUN19 to 12SEP19, the airline will operate Kuwait City – Paris CDG – Nice – Kuwait City tri...

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by MrBren
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 238
Views: 38634

Re: French routes news thread

Air France in summer 2019 season is adding service to Georgia, as the airline opened reservation for Paris CDG – Tbilisi route. From 31MAR19, Airbus A320 aircraft will serve this route twice a week. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/281932/air-france-adds-tbilisi-service-in-s19/

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by MrBren
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 238
Views: 38634

Re: French routes news thread

La Compagnie to operate NCE - EWR from May to October 2019 5 times a week.

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by MrBren
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris airports upcoming changes
Replies: 41
Views: 11504

Re: Paris airports upcoming changes

We can see how huge terminal 4 will be on the following picture. This new facility will bring CDG capacity to up to 120 million passengers. We can also note that all terminal 1 satellites will be merged. https://www.parisaeroport.fr/images/default-source/passager-images/acces/paris-aeroport-change/i...

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by MrBren
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris airports upcoming changes
Replies: 41
Views: 11504

Re: Paris airports upcoming changes

Here are the renders of the future huge CDG terminal 4. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DpS5shIU4AANydK.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DpS5tG4UYAIlPoU.jpg https://www.lesechos.fr/medias/2018/10/15/2213755_voila-a-quoi-ressemblera-le-futur-terminal-4-de-roissy-cdg-web-tete-0302415282246.jpg [url="h...

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by MrBren
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 238
Views: 38634

Re: French routes news thread

+ new Ryanair base in Bordeaux with 16 new routes: Bari (2 weekly), Cologne Bonn (3), Copenhague (3), Venise Trévise (3), Dublin (2), Fès, (2), Cracovie (2), Manchester (2), Marrakech (2), Mykonos (1), Ouarzazate (2), Tanger (2) Nantes (4), Naples (2), Valence (2), and Marseille (daily).

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