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by sergegva
Thu May 17, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 10293

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

More disgusting news from Germany... They would try to do the same to Swiss if it wasn't their best performing airline in the group year on year now... It's simple, to gain returns you must invest... Especially with these far more economical planes that are now available. Even Swiss is not spoiled....

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flyingclrs727 wrote:
The pictures from the video link are astounding. Parts of the avionics were sucked out of the plane.

https://youtu.be/9wcEnVuZrGc


It's the exact same picture as in the second message of this topic.

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by sergegva
Tue May 08, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 57832

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

No CS100 has been delivered for exactly 1 year (last one was HB-JBH). Any idea why?

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by sergegva
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 230
Views: 50464

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

N535VL, second A321neo for Volaris, with PW engines, was delivered on April 27th, 2 months after the last PW delivery (B-8367, first A321neo for China Southern Airlines).

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by sergegva
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26405

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

With 50/year they already have around 6 years of production in their backlog. That still leaves reasonable time to sell a few more A330neo.

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by sergegva
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World’s Most Valuable and Strongest Airline Brands Revealed, with US3 Taking the Top 3 Spots
Replies: 50
Views: 10238

Re: World’s Most Valuable and Strongest Airline Brands Revealed, with US3 Taking the Top 3 Spots

Etihad and Norwegian, which are on the verge of bankruptcy according to some here, are rated AAA (AA for Etihad). What should we think about that?

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by sergegva
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major order for the SSJ
Replies: 44
Views: 11479

Re: Major order for the SSJ

According to FR24, the 16 currently in service SSJ-100 flew an average of 5.5 segments each day this week.

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by sergegva
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 230
Views: 50464

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

Has a resumption date for A320neo deliveries with Pratt engines been announced, or still nothing?

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by sergegva
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 166
Views: 18067

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

Because "I forgot" really means, "I didn't respect you, or my legal obligations, enough to make the effort to check." Wrong. "I forgot" means it's likely she just forgot. If someone asks me "did you bring food with you", I'm gonna ask myself "Did I bring...

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by sergegva
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 166
Views: 18067

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

Because "I forgot" really means, "I didn't respect you, or my legal obligations, enough to make the effort to check." Wrong. "I forgot" means it's likely she just forgot. If someone asks me "did you bring food with you", I'm gonna ask myself "Did I bring...

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by sergegva
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 166
Views: 18067

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

It's another day I'm happy I live in on this side of the pond where common sense still prevails. Seriously: $500 for an apple? I've flown more than a 1000 international flights (and yes, some to US) without ever thinking whether I took the water bottle or food with me from the plane or not. My wife...

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by sergegva
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: After Delta and United, Alaska Airlines now adopts a tougher policy for emotional support animals
Replies: 26
Views: 2071

Re: After Delta and United, Alaska Airlines now adopts a tougher policy for emotional support animals

JammyBritton27 wrote:
miniature horses are permissible.

Oh ! Good. And what about unicorns?

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by sergegva
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116597

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Never mind that it looks like her account is pretty god damn accurate so far. Really? “I just saw a human being fly out of a plane 40,000 feet above”? Hardly accurate. Multiple reports say that the deceased woman was sucked out the window to her waist. Are you really saying that saying she flew out...

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by sergegva
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft
Replies: 77
Views: 18384

Re: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft

This Did VX ever experienced this issue with the ac's, i've ask my buddies at B6 and it seems to be AS whining about it to stick with boeing as previously mentioned Plus "We have to learn. We're not Airbus experts. You can fly them hard, you just have to maintain them differently," Leads ...

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by sergegva
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19680

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Of course, GVA has had significant growth since 1996, but that was also due to the LCC carriers which had not existed for very long. If I'm not mistaken, in 1996 GVA passenger numbers decreased and started going up again with the Easyjet deployment, With SR gone and had there been no Easyjet, it wo...

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by sergegva
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19680

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

The real issue at this stage is if we will still have a Swiss carrier ( if we can call LX a Swiss carrier ) at GVA in 18 months time and I think that odds are pretty much against it. Whether we like or not, GVA is small fry when it comes to the LH group global strategy and we will always be a small...

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by sergegva
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19680

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Swiss will remove snacks and beverages for passengers with Economy Light tickets in short-haul flights. A bottle of water and the traditionnal chocolate will still be provided.
This cut concerns GVA flights only... for the moment. Reason: Swiss is loosing money in Geneva.

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by sergegva
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United tells pax her bag is too large, despite it fitting
Replies: 85
Views: 9023

Re: United tells pax her bag is too large, despite it fitting

Many people are saying that bags must fit in the box without any force applied to them. Where does this rule come from? Sincere question, not provocation. Since the rule is based on the dimensions, and the box is supposedly built with internal dimensions that size, it means that if the object has a...

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by sergegva
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United tells pax her bag is too large, despite it fitting
Replies: 85
Views: 9023

Re: United tells pax her bag is too large, despite it fitting

Many people are saying that bags must fit in the box without any force applied to them. Where does this rule come from? Sincere question, not provocation.

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by sergegva
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 17284

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

Some insiders keep saying that it was Hawaiian's responsability to give the luggage back to this customer (period). All right. However, in this particular situation, it appears that the suitcase flew with Delta, and was already delivered when the pax arrived. Right? If I understand it correctly, Haw...

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by sergegva
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 17284

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

:redflag: Useful information: there are THREE videos in the link provided in the first post, not only one. Please watch them all before posting comments. :redflag:

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by sergegva
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting the cockpit
Replies: 24
Views: 1994

Re: Visiting the cockpit

BTW, was it possible or even common for pax to visit the cockpit during flight pre-2001.9 in the USA? When I was a child, I did it once in Europe (LX flight).

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by sergegva
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model
Replies: 166
Views: 28812

Re: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model

Agreed that the B747 is not a beautiful aircraft from a strictly aesthetic point of view. Iconic? Definitively. That's two different things.

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by sergegva
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 41488

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

240 seats with 3 toilets means 80 pax per toilet. Is this a record? If not, who holds it?
Delta's 757-300 (234 pax) have 5 of them!

I have already seen queues for the toilets with 186 pax and 3 toilets. Here, we are talking about 30% more pax per toilet...

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by sergegva
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia changes to airport listings
Replies: 94
Views: 6987

Re: Wikipedia changes to airport listings

Yeah, but that is not how it works. According to Wikipedia policy, information that is factually incorrect by common sense, but backed up by sources, is preferred. I know, it sounds ridiculous, but it is a core policy and nothing can be done to change it. I hate it as an editor, but it is the reali...

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by sergegva
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia changes to airport listings
Replies: 94
Views: 6987

Re: Wikipedia changes to airport listings

[...] the average person is not going to care about [...] terminal information. [...] listing the terminals in the airlines and destinations tables makes the airport articles look like travel guides, not encyclopedia articles. This is a point of view. The current consensus is maybe like this right ...

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by sergegva
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia changes to airport listings
Replies: 94
Views: 6987

Re: Wikipedia changes to airport listings

Broadly speaking, I think this is is not such a bad decision. For some years, airlines started to make several internal rearrangements for the sole purpose of saving money. But from the customer point of view, the airline that takes you from point A to point B is the one who sells tickets, the one w...

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by sergegva
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 83
Views: 18380

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

The A340s might be the lease fuel efficient commercial plane still in service .... smart move getting rid of them! If you consider fuel efficiency only, A340-300 & 600 are rather good if you compare them to their same generation competitors (B777-200/ER/LR & B747-400). Only the B777W has a ...

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by sergegva
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?
Replies: 126
Views: 27368

Re: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?

Frontier Airlines has canceled its remaining 18 A319neo aircraft on order. It leaves this bird with 33 orders only, and only one known customer: Avianca. Sadly, it seems more and more unlikely that it will ever enter into commercial service.

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by sergegva
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona
Replies: 85
Views: 14178

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement

Going from A340-300 to B777ER will be a huge increase in seat capacity (+40%). Can they make them work? Swiss did the same thing, so it's not impossible.
Otherwise, 2-hand 777-200ER are probably the cheapest option, but they are almost as inefficient as A340-300 now...

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by sergegva
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19680

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Does anybody know if passengers flying Ethiopian's AAD-MXP-GVA flight will have to debord the aircraft at MXP and rebord again after immigration, or not? Question 2, will Ethiopian sell tickets for the GVA-MXP sector? When Kuwait Airways flew GVA-FRA-KWI, they did sell GVA-FRA tickets. This flight c...

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by sergegva
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5483

Re: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?

imthedreamliner wrote:
A350 did not sell well in 2017 and plagued with technical issues.

Which issues?

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by sergegva
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Darwin Airlines and SkyWork to die before the end of the year?
Replies: 13
Views: 2569

Re: Darwin Airlines and SkyWork to die before the end of the year?

https://www.adriaairways.ch/it-it/break ... ouncement/


Indeed, GVA-LUG flights were canceled today, and are already canceled for tomorrow.
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lesfalls wrote:
All flights by Adria Switzerland seem to be canceled as it has had its operating licence temporarily revoked.

https://www.adriaairways.ch/it-it/break ... ouncement/


Indeed, GVA-LUG flights were canceled today, and are already canceled for tomorrow.

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by sergegva
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Darwin Airlines and SkyWork to die before the end of the year?
Replies: 13
Views: 2569

Re: Darwin Airlines and SkyWork to die before the end of the year?

Adria Airways confirmed today that Darwin Airlines will cease all flight after 31.12.2017, including LUG-GVA. More surprising, LX is not interested in taking over any LUG's flights. "Our reference international airport is Zurich. It is from here that our passengers must arrive and depart",...

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by sergegva
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 516
Views: 94926

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

IIRC it's not that GVA is not interested in Emirates' A380. I think they are, because they are always looking for bigger planes to spare slots and (mostly) to reduce noise. But they need a major change in the airport: the closure of the general aviation, and the remplacement of the grass runway (05L...

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by sergegva
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?
Replies: 126
Views: 27368

Re: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?

What is the point of the discussion here in this thread? We know that we will see a very limited number of A319 ceo [neo I guess?], at least one is flying. We know that we will see a very limited number of A319neo, but we are still not totally sure that some will ever enter into service for an airl...

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by sergegva
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 363735

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

According to Planespotters.net, a quarter of ANA's 787 fleet (9/36 aircraft) is currently grounded in Haneda. Is this information correct? Why is that? Sorry if this has already been discussed here. ANA have 62 787 aircraft not 32 so it’s no where near a quarter of the fleet, they also have less th...

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by sergegva
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 967
Views: 161229

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

Seemingly, indiGo is going to receive two A320 previously operated by AirBerlin: ex- D-ABFH & D-ABFK, both 7 years old.

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by sergegva
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 25045

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

Why is this newspaper (Clarin) giving the full name & several very personal details about a guy that is, currently, only suspected of an offense and not condemned?

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by sergegva
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 363735

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

According to Planespotters.net, a quarter of ANA's 787 fleet (9/36 aircraft) is currently grounded in Haneda. Is this information correct? Why is that? Sorry if this has already been discussed here.

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by sergegva
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air starting New York JFK flights
Replies: 16
Views: 2959

Re: WOW Air starting New York JFK flights

Those are actually some pretty great flight times. If you open your travel flying out on Icelandair on say a Friday and coming back on WOW on Sunday, that makes for an AWESOME weekend of nonstop boozing and some time at the Blue Lagoon. With 99$ tickets, the trip to the Blue Lagoon will be more exp...

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by sergegva
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 60403

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

My bet based on a number of factors is on easyJet. Even on numerically larger orders than 30, they usually break them down into tranches of 30's, so just a coincidence? That was one of them, easyJet love to order 30 aircraft at a time - it avoids Stelios getting too angry... The other reasons were:...

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by sergegva
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1857
Views: 245516

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

KarelXWB wrote:
Bombardier expects to deliver 20-22 CSeries aircraft this year.


Which means one delivery each week from now until the end of December. Doable?

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by sergegva
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 102
Views: 28591

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

I wish the SSJ100 well, but it just has too many issues. I gave then a fair chance, but too many are parked, not just by internet. Look at the abandoned fleet in Russia. Some late links: Airfleets shows 13 parked: http://www.airfleets.net/exploit/production-ssj.htm I don't think this number is a go...

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by sergegva
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Darwin Airlines and SkyWork to die before the end of the year?
Replies: 13
Views: 2569

Darwin Airlines and SkyWork to die before the end of the year?

According to Exyuaviation.com , Darwin Airline (F7), operating as Adria Airways Switzerland & ex-Etihad Regional, is in a difficult financial state, will lay off a quarter of its workforce and is likely to become a pure ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance lease). They only guarantee ...

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by sergegva
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 29898

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

He’s the Captain of an airliner. Hes not taking tickets for an amusement park ride. Nobody in the back signed up for this. Are you sure that the turn was not announced to the passengers before? And how can you say "nobody signed up for this" ? I would have signed for it, and I'm certainly...

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by sergegva
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?
Replies: 126
Views: 27368

A319neo: will it enter into service or not?

After Airbus purchased the CSeries, what shall we expect for the 51 A319neo already ordered? Will they enter into service? Here is the firm order status for the A319neo: 20x Avianca 18x Frontier 10x Undisclosed (any idee who it is?) 3x Private customers And the remaining 23 A319ceo not yet delivered...

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by sergegva
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 516
Views: 94926

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Yesterday, SN 2721 & 2722 BRU-GVA-BRU were operated by a CityJet's SSJ-100.
Is it possible to know which future flights between GVA and BRU will be SSJ-100 again? I have to book a return from Bruxelles on December 3rd and my schedule is flexible. How can I maximize my chances to get a Sukhoï ?

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by sergegva
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 392
Views: 65215

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

What was the last commercial flight with a Monarch aircraft?

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by sergegva
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1857
Views: 245516

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

35 days without a single delivery. Only 11 aircraft delivered so far in 2017, versus 18 SSJ-100...

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