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by A388
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 290
Views: 99099

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

Well what a nice video and I'll ask my partner to share this at work and who knows. Would be a nice thing to do, Calgary in Calgary. They better hurry; she's scheduled to retire in exactly 10 weeks time. Iemand91, here are the photos I took of PH-BFT in CUR on a huminatarian aid flight to SXM: 4583...

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by A388
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 127
Views: 29643

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

I've always understood HiFly will be taking two ex-SQ A380's which are the two they just parked so why won't they be taking 9V-SKA?

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by A388
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 127
Views: 29643

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

I thought Hi Fly will take two ex-SQ A380's(?) What happened to this?

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by A388
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul sells 10 ATR-72-600s
Replies: 7
Views: 2111

Re: Azul sells 10 ATR-72-600s

Will NAC operate these 10 ATR's themselves or offer them for lease to other airlines? What's the logic or advantage of selling practically new ATR72-600's for the same type but fresh from the manufacturer? Is the saving purely a reduced fleet of the ATR? I thought that leasing a brand new aircraft i...

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by A388
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 8870

Re: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019

I thought the new terminal that was built for the Olympics not so long ago would be sufficient for the coming years. Is traffic growing at such a high pace that an entirely new airport is necessary so fast?

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by A388
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 205
Views: 48717

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

Yes, I always thought there are tax advantages to registering aircraft in Malta because I couldn't think of any other reason to register an aircraft in Malta. With LH Teknik being there and the airport having the infrastructure for an A380 to land there, I think these Hi Fly will indeed be registere...

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by A388
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy A380 landing in DUS during storm
Replies: 60
Views: 17331

Re: Crazy A380 landing in DUS during storm

This video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rdi-hnFrmag is about a dozen years old and shows Airbus' own sidewind tests during a storm at KEF in Iceland. That was before the plane got certified, and sidewind was well above certified maximum allowed sidewind. It can be done, at least by an A380 facto...

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by A388
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120
Replies: 425
Views: 33397

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

baje427 wrote:
Which type of Dash 8 will they be operating ? Also are they any pics? I am a bit surprised they have opted to use the Dash.


I understand they will operate the Dash8-Q300. Unfortunately there are no pictures yet.


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by A388
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120
Replies: 425
Views: 33397

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

KLM won't be selling tickets between CUR and SXM so it won't hurt any airline flying between these two islands.


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by A388
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120
Replies: 425
Views: 33397

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

Good question guyanam. Nobody really knows how Insel Air is doing but I think they are just barely making it with the small operation they have now and little cash to really expand. They are still working on getting one of their MD80's back in the air but it still needs to be certified/approved to f...

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by A388
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 136
Views: 21978

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

Impressive to see airlines coming back so soon, I'm very happy for the people of SXM and I take back me earlier comments about the airport not being ready. I read they will be using the FBO terminal for the time being which is a good start. Once again, good to see all these flights back in SXM and l...

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by A388
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120
Replies: 425
Views: 33397

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

If Frontier indeed has plans to start SXM flights in 2019, I don't think the current situation in SXM will have any impact on this service, seeing it's planned all the way in 2019. In other news, Aruba Airlines has made public now that they will start Dash-8 flights between the ABC islands on Octobe...

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by A388
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 136
Views: 21978

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

jumbojet, have you actually read the article? Why are you overlooking this in the article:


"No date set for restarting of commercial flights"


What don't you understand from that sentence?


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by A388
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 136
Views: 21978

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

jumbojet, the airport can't open for commercial flights if no facilities are in place to handle the passengers and baggage!!! They have to comply to ICAO standards first!!! The article itself mentions that no date is set for restarting commercial flights so no airline will be allowed to come in with...

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by A388
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120
Replies: 425
Views: 33397

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

So how will the passengers and luggage be handled when the main terminal is still closed? Will they set up temporary facilities and equipment to have the airport "open"? In other news, I understand that Aruba Airlines plans to start Dash-8 service between the ABC island. The local airline ...

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by A388
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs
Replies: 43
Views: 5028

Re: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs

I've read the report and the only thing I don't really agree with is that SJU is rated above PTY and LGW (as low cost hub). SJU traffic is mainly to the U.S. so it's pretty much one-directional whereas to me a hub has a lot of flights in both directions. PTY to me in that case, is better as they rea...

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by A388
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM - Post Irma - Opportunity to add a taxiway?
Replies: 9
Views: 2079

Re: SXM - Post Irma - Opportunity to add a taxiway?

If it really was feasible they would have done this a long time ago already. There's no room for these taxiways.

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by A388
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 290
Views: 99099

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

Iemand91, here are the photos I took of PH-BFT in CUR on a huminatarian aid flight to SXM:





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by A388
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120
Replies: 425
Views: 33397

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

I really feel for the people of SXM and their economy. I hope they will recover quickly and everything to be back to normal as quickly as possible.


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by A388
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120
Replies: 425
Views: 33397

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

In the current situation of Insel Air all their destinations are important but AUA is their most important one and BON too. A bigger worry for Insel Air is the start of Twin Otter service by Divi Divi Air in the coming months.

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by A388
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft, reveals lease cost
Replies: 43
Views: 8887

Re: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft, reveals lease cost

Does anybody have the link to a full article about this? The article linked here is closed to non-members of the site. I would like to read everything.

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by A388
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 290
Views: 99099

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

Iemand91 you're absolutely right. I took pictures of PH-BFT here in Curacao when it left for St. Maarten. I have photos on Facebook and in the screening queue on this website.

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by A388
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin axes Curaçao, Cancun, Havanna, Varadero, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata w/e 9/25
Replies: 37
Views: 6070

Re: airberlin axes Curaçao, Cancun, Havanna, Varadero, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata w/e 9/25

AB also flies to MBJ in Jamaica, correct? Will that route be kept?

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by A388
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EMB120 & 737-400 Fuel consumption
Replies: 4
Views: 546

EMB120 & 737-400 Fuel consumption

Hi, I'm looking for the fuel consumption of the Embraer 120 and Boeing 737-400. Can anyone provide me with this information? I can't find this information on the net which is strange. I actually can't find the fuel consumption of most aircraft on the net. Most websites have the information about the...

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by A388
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombian Aviation news
Replies: 34
Views: 3152

Re: Colombian Aviation news

Okay thanks for the correction and clarification MalevTU134 :)

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by A388
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombian Aviation news
Replies: 34
Views: 3152

Re: Colombian Aviation news

Just another question, for how long will Colombian registered aircraft be banned from using Venezuelan air space? Flights from Spain to Colombia I still see them bypassing Venezuelan air space now.

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by A388
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombian Aviation news
Replies: 34
Views: 3152

Re: Colombian Aviation news

I heard about this new airline in Colombia. I understood that the owner of Avior Airlines or the airline itself is behind this new airline. I wish them well and good luck.

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by A388
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA738 with red tips on winglets
Replies: 14
Views: 4007

Re: AA738 with red tips on winglets

Just thinking out loud here but marking the winglets might also help with pushback at night at airports that have limited maneuvring space. I assume these red wingtips are an eluminating paint that makes these wingtips better visible at night. For the pilot this can also be handy for taxiing at nigh...

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by A388
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 205
Views: 48717

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

Let's not forget that Hi Fly will keep flying these two A380's for at least 5-7 years and probably much longer. In that timeframe we will see the secondhand market for A380's over flooded by Emirates A380's. As others have said, I assume Hi Fly has done their homework on this and only time tell if t...

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by A388
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 205
Views: 48717

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

I doubt it will be QF because I don't see main line airlines leasing aircraft this way but of course I can be wrong. Also, wasn't QF thinking of getting rid of their A388's or that the aircraft might be too big? They are not getting rid of their A380s anytime soon but QF has made it clear they are ...

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by A388
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 205
Views: 48717

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

I doubt it will be QF because I don't see main line airlines leasing aircraft this way but of course I can be wrong. Also, wasn't QF thinking of getting rid of their A388's or that the aircraft might be too big?


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by A388
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 205
Views: 48717

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

LXwing is the customer known who they will be flying these two A380's for?

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by A388
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombian Aviation news
Replies: 34
Views: 3152

Re: Colombian Aviation news

Definitely a good initiative I agree!!! Why did these Colombian threads stop? The Colombian aviation market/sector is one of the healthiest and one of the biggest in South America as far as I know. I hope this thread remains too.


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by A388
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound over the Atlantic. Jamaican Thread #59
Replies: 226
Views: 23120

Re: Westbound over the Atlantic. Jamaican Thread #59

That is sad news to see OJ in financial problems. Looking at what guyanam and gunnerman posted I see the problems our own airline (Insel Air) has encountered. Their debts only increased and aircraft performance was going down too. Then it got to the point where they needed to lease quite a few aircr...

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by A388
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound over the Atlantic. Jamaican Thread #59
Replies: 226
Views: 23120

Re: Westbound over the Atlantic. Jamaican Thread #59

Thanks for the explanations Rmjhjr and gunnerman. I'm really anxious to see for who Hi Fly will be flying those A380's as it is the first time that second hand A380's will be used on the ACMI market. It is a huge aircraft to lease :)

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by A388
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 205
Views: 48717

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

silverfox, the part out story is old news I think. Doing a google search I found an article which mentions that part out was considered as an option but that article was from July this year so I'm taking it that they have found an airline to buy these A380's instead of parting them out. In this case...

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by A388
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound over the Atlantic. Jamaican Thread #59
Replies: 226
Views: 23120

Re: Westbound over the Atlantic. Jamaican Thread #59

Guys, Hi Fly will be getting two secondhand A380's and will announce in October for who they will be flying these aircraft. Seeing that the TUI Group uses Jamaica as a cruise ship hub where you receive several cruise ship related charter flights on a single day, is it possible they might want to con...

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by A388
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 205
Views: 48717

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

I'm also intrigued to know which airline Hi Fly will be using these A380's for seeing that they will announce later who they will be flying for. Based on what I read here so far, the majority point to military troops. I'm anxious to know about the plans for these Hi Fly A380's. Can it be the TUI gro...

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by A388
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon
Replies: 115
Views: 29941

Re: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon

The fact that an aircraft lands doesn't mean it has to be handled immediately. If the ground staff or the aviation authorities deem it unsafe to handle the aircraft they can just wait until they are allowed to work on the aircraft. This is cheaper then diverting to another airport and all the extra ...

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by A388
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound over the Atlantic. Jamaican Thread #59
Replies: 226
Views: 23120

Re: Westbound over the Atlantic. Jamaican Thread #59

I think it was Knutsford Express that I used to go from Kingston to Montego a few years ago. It was an exhausting ride looking at the time but at the same time you could see more of Jamaica which is nice. If I would travel between these two cities again, I don't know if I would use the bus again. It...

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by A388
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 851
Views: 121940

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I wonder who will take over their long haul flights to the Caribbean. Condor/Thomas Cook is (by far) the largest charter operator from Germany to the Caribbean (the only big one I'm guessing).


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by A388
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA tweaked livery
Replies: 13
Views: 2184

Re: PIA tweaked livery

The photo looks like it's a partially painted aircraft. Is it sure this is an actual updated livery?

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by A388
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP to add CUR stop on CCS flights
Replies: 30
Views: 6032

Re: TP to add CUR stop on CCS flights

I agree with you LXwing. For how long is TP expected to divert to CUR on their CCS flights? I see today's flight again departed about 2 hours late.

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by A388
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP to add CUR stop on CCS flights
Replies: 30
Views: 6032

Re: TP to add CUR stop on CCS flights

Small correction, there are traffic rights between CUR and LIS via the bilateral agreement between CUR and Portugal but TP doesn't use them now. I hope that one day we will get flights to/from LIS again. There is a Portuguese population here but it's not big enough to warrant flights to/from Portuga...

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by A388
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia cancels Caracas flight July 30 (updated)
Replies: 28
Views: 7179

Re: Iberia cancels Caracas flight July 30 (updated)

Has IB now combined the SDQ and CCS flights in one flight resulting in the A340-600 being used instead of the A330 which was used before?

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by A388
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca suspends flights to BGI indefinitely
Replies: 26
Views: 4897

Re: Avianca suspends flights to BGI indefinitely

I join DolphinAir on this one. The route in my opinion would never be possible if it wasn't for subsidies. Traffic just isn't there but nice to see they tried it.

I know someone will be very sad to see this route go but there's always a connection with AA via Miami I'm guessing :)

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by A388
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines A350 emerges from paint
Replies: 21
Views: 6655

Re: Hong Kong Airlines A350 emerges from paint

I think it's the same as Hainan for brand consistency purposes. They are part of the Hainan group, right?

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by A388
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines A350 emerges from paint
Replies: 21
Views: 6655

Re: Hong Kong Airlines A350 emerges from paint

I like that livery on the A350.

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by A388
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First El Al 787 painted
Replies: 49
Views: 7088

Re: First El Al 787 painted

Thanks Yochai. I'm already waiting on your usual fantastic shots inside and outside the El Al 7879's :)

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by A388
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First El Al 787 painted
Replies: 49
Views: 7088

Re: First El Al 787 painted

Thanks aemoreira1981. Why do they serve both EWR and JFK? Will they start 789 service to JFK before the end of this year?

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