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by kaitak
Sun May 20, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 47
Views: 11401

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

It's very surprising that MS is so firmly at the bottom - by around 100 points. I note what is said about the evening flight, but they still use modern types - 737-800s on the evening flight and 77Ws by day; the latter are nowhere near their MTOW, given the relatively short flight time. Will there b...

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by kaitak
Fri May 18, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 72
Views: 10404

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Today is the first day of EI operating 17 flights to N America and Canada with the launch of SEA. Meanwhile Willie Walsh has hinted EI will establish flights outside of N American soon. https://twitter.com/CAPA_Aviation/status/997404697106501632 I thought he said it would be operating some of its f...

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by kaitak
Wed May 16, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 49
Views: 8317

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

What happened with the ex-Republic Q400s; they seem to have stopped at 'PRPO; I thought they had more coming than that?

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by kaitak
Tue May 15, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 72
Views: 10404

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

It was recently rumoured that first A321NeoLR deliveries were being pushed back from 1Q to 2Q of 2019, so that would mean April onward; I think this was driven by IAG and its wish to cut capital costs; it seems an odd decision to me, because Neo deliveries are already somewhat delayed and pushing th...

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by kaitak
Tue May 15, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian to add 23 new plane
Replies: 13
Views: 3605

Re: Royal Jordanian to add 23 new plane

I assume these are narrow body acft; RJ recently cancelled what would have bwen it's last 788 because it didn't believe it would be able to operate it profitably .

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by kaitak
Mon May 14, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
Replies: 42
Views: 6356

Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

Emirates, in fairness, marked international women's day with a video about its female pilots - very nicely done, I thought. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPsDudWT0vY They also produce videos with female pilots as part of their recruitment drive (and they need any pilot they can get now, male or fe...

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by kaitak
Sun May 13, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 72
Views: 10404

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

The EI A321 Neos will be registered in the EI-LRA to 'LRL sequence. The next FR 738s (the first of which has already been painted) will be in the EI-GSx sequence; I think they'll only go up about 'GSK or GSL, as there aren't too many standard 738s left to be delivered. 2Q19 will see the first EI A32...

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by kaitak
Fri May 11, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21752

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming cays

Aren't the sanctions supposed to take effect in six months, so couldn't Airbus fulfil some of the outstanding orders within that time.

What kind of sanctions can the EU put on the US, in kind, such as banning imports of F-35s or overflights of US military aircraft?

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by kaitak
Tue May 08, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal
Replies: 95
Views: 3502

Re: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal

Yes, but I think there will be high level contacts and Europe will not allow the US to impose sanctions on EU companies, since they are benefiting from an agreement which still exists and is legal. If the US does impose sanctions, the EU can respond like-for-like. It may very soon dawn on the admini...

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by kaitak
Tue May 08, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal
Replies: 95
Views: 3502

Re: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal

Which country will sign any agreements with USA again? Agreements signed by the current Trump administration can they be cancelled in 4-8 years when he leaves office? There haven't been many signed by this administration; it goes out of more agreements than it gets into. Just a question that someon...

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by kaitak
Tue May 08, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal
Replies: 45
Views: 1315

Re: Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal

And let's not forget that with Iran finding it very hard to sell its oil because of US sanctions, it is now starting to use Chinese RMBs instead of US dollars. What if that trend were to continue, and other nations were to abandon the dollar. If the US cannot be seen to be a reliable player, then wh...

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by kaitak
Tue May 08, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal
Replies: 95
Views: 3502

Re: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal

I agree too. It is difficult to comprehend this, other than to say that the administration includes some very pro-Israel people, who are more focused on Israel's interests than America's. I would like very much to ask John Bolton to say how he believes that withdrawing from this deal enhances US sec...

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by kaitak
Tue May 08, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada W18 Long-haul changes
Replies: 12
Views: 2577

Re: Air Canada W18 Long-haul changes

Westjet is expected to operate 737 Maxes on the DUB route, and there will be EI A330s. It will be interesting to see how AC's 763s will fare.

When are the last 763s due to leave the fleet? Presumably by Summer, they will be back to A330s (or perhaps 789s).

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by kaitak
Mon May 07, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH GROUP to order 2 B77W,2 B77F, 6 A320neo and up to 6 A320ceo
Replies: 74
Views: 12212

Re: LH GROUP to order 2 B77W,2 B77F and 12 A320neo

Title needs to be updated some, it’s 6 A320neos + (up to) 6 A320ceos, not 12 A320neos. I am surprised that they are being so slow to order more A320 Neos; I had assumed (possibly wrongly) that they would place a large order to replace the current A320s (possibly A319s), which would have required an...

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by kaitak
Sun May 06, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 72
Views: 10404

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Glad to hear ET is doing well; I agree it's disappointing about the ACC-IAH route. Wonder if the govt would publish list of routes for would be willing to offer fifth freedom rights (basically any not served by existing carriers). EI would probably blow a gasket, but maybe some carriers might come f...

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by kaitak
Sun May 06, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 32985

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

I see, on another thread, that EY is about to reduce its (crazily over-optimistic) order book, including the 77Xs, which might give BA an opportunity to get some of these production slots early, maybe even take over the entire EY 777-9 order (it also includes -8s, which they won't want). EY also exp...

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by kaitak
Sun May 06, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 138
Views: 27773

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

Ironic that just up the road, EK is having to park aircraft as not enough crews. With regard to 777X order, BA is reported to be ready to order this type in the near future, so maybe possible to take over this order, at least the -9 part of it. A350, I agree ... new type not needed at this time. As ...

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by kaitak
Fri May 04, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 32985

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

I'm betting on quite a few 78J's ....also curiuos if they opt for GE engines instead of thr RR Trents. BA can't be happy with the current RR engine mess and might take the chance to send a strong message to RR i was just thinking the same thing myself; WW has fired a shot across RR's bows and has s...

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by kaitak
Fri May 04, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 72
Views: 10404

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Heard a rumour that Westjet are going to fly YYZ-DUB direct from the start of the winter schedule with 737MAX Not surprising. They do extremely well on their existing Summer service. St. John's - Dublin is highly seasonal and makes sense as a summer only route. Given report above about AC going bac...

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by kaitak
Wed May 02, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 72
Views: 10404

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Who is responsible if a pax misses a flight due to delays at US Immigration/Customs? Presumably EI has to take the hit? I can't see the US immigration authorities taking responsibility and presumably no pax would want to take legal action against them, for fear of being barred or subject to more int...

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by kaitak
Wed May 02, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 135
Views: 23644

Re: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date

I really hope Qantas does something special to commemorative the 747; it has been such an integral part of its fleet for almost exactly half of its history (it will be 100 years old next year and 747s first joined its fleet in 1971) and at one stage, QF has a one type airline - 747s being its only t...

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by kaitak
Tue May 01, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 72
Views: 10404

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Sorry, EI rules. Very interesting questions. I'm only guessing, but I'd answer as follows: - I think that if AA and BA are selling EI tickets from the UK regions and also, from EU airports through DUB, then that's a good thing, but are they not already doing that at the moment? I am not sure what EI...

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by kaitak
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20566

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

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by kaitak
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 72
Views: 10404

Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Good evening folks and welcome to our latest thread for 2018. Here's a link to the last, if anyone wants to refer back: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1390387&start=150 It's been an interesting month; traffic seems to be matching the addition of new capacity across the bo...

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by kaitak
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20566

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Hopefully, the opening of the new runway will give the DAA a boost in efforts to build new long haul routes. I was very happy to see CX announce DUB and very pleased also that they are encouraged by forward bookings. I think that we will need to look to foreign carriers to build eastbound routes, be...

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by kaitak
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet begins TATL 737 MAX ops
Replies: 9
Views: 3355

Re: WestJet begins TATL 737 MAX ops

Will they be coming to Dublin too?

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by kaitak
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20566

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

That's great news and let's hope it continues that way. I heard a rumour recently that they were looking to upgrade to 77Ws, but I thought the A350-1000 would be a more natural choice for increased frequencies (once they had increased to a daily frequency). This is such an important route for Irelan...

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by kaitak
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: anyone remember the TV show POLICE SQUAD ?
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: anyone remember the TV show POLICE SQUAD ?

It was a classic. Brilliant and of course, LN was such a marvelous deadpan actor. Pity they only made six, but all were brilliant.

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by kaitak
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Purchases 25 Additional 737MAX Planes
Replies: 34
Views: 4460

Re: Ryanair Purchases 25 Additional 737MAX Planes

Surprised they didn't go for the Max 10, notwithstanding the price difference; with Wizz and Easy having gone for the 321Neo; FR surely doesn't want to be beaten in the "pile 'em high and sell 'em cheap" department. No doubt further negotiation with Boeing on the larger model.

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by kaitak
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major airlines that did not buy the 787
Replies: 23
Views: 4867

Re: Major airlines that did not buy the 787

It is interesting that of all of the airlines in the Middle East, from TK and MS (both of which are buying 787s) to the Indian subcontinent, the vast majority of carriers have ordered or are operating the 787. Those which don't are MEA (though still considering it), KU, IR (which didnt include the 7...

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by kaitak
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 64
Views: 14129

Re: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

I actually like it; I think it has a timeless quality about it. Reminds me a lot of Swiss - white fuselage, red titles and logo. As long as they keep it bright and clean (as LX does), then it should be a big plus.

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by kaitak
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Algerie to launch widebody fleet renewal programme
Replies: 8
Views: 2444

Re: Air Algerie to launch widebody fleet renewal programme

scbriml wrote:
kaitak wrote:
With only one model of the A330Neo available, the -900


What? There A330-800 is very much available. :confused:


I thought they weren't going ahead with the A338? Or am I thinking of the A350-800?

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by kaitak
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Algerie to launch widebody fleet renewal programme
Replies: 8
Views: 2444

Air Algerie to launch widebody fleet renewal programme

I see from CH Aviation News that AH is to renew its widebody fleet, currently 5 A330s and 3 763s (although I'm not sure if the 763s are still being operated?). This will be an interesting one to watch. It will probably be seen as a "must win" for the A330-900Neo, but I see the 787 as havin...

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by kaitak
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20566

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Just a question about traffic numbers for DUB. The most recent number available (for March I think) gave 78,000 pax a month on ME routes. Just a few questions: I'm assuming these measure all flights (arrivals and departures). Does the ME "and other" number including Turkey (specifically) T...

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by kaitak
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is IST-SYD next?
Replies: 65
Views: 8145

Re: Is IST-SYD next?

If TK orders the 778 now, couldn't that aircraft do it? Yes, it should and w/o any low density scenario, I guess. But the availability of 778 is "light years ahead"! :? Not necessarily; what if some of the ME3 (e.g. Etihad) cancel some of their 778 orders? And since they come from the sam...

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by kaitak
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ future expansion in Spain & Portugal
Replies: 10
Views: 1119

Re: SQ expansion in IBERIA

Valencia better??? Same than ALC, not a chance. Not so much Alicante as SIA can'te. I don't see much growth for SIA in Spain, especially as the ME3 and TK serve MAD and BCN (all serve both) and EK (at least) serves LIS, so really there is not much there in terms of growth potential. As Planemanofnz...

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by kaitak
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump launches attack in Syria
Replies: 169
Views: 5493

Re: Trump launches attack in Syria

I am glad that these attacks took place. With chemical weapons against his own people, a line had been crossed. I think President Trump was very unwise, a few days ago, to say that "missiles" were coming and to engage in a public war of words on the subject, but in ordering these attacks -...

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by kaitak
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is IST-SYD next?
Replies: 65
Views: 8145

Re: Is IST-SYD next?

TK has A350s on order; some of this order (or options exercised) could be for A350 ULRs, which should be able to handle it. If they were to do Oz, I think they'd want to do it via somewhere else first, with existing equipment, just to test the waters. TK certainly has a great advantage in that it ha...

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by kaitak
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20566

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Fórsa – Third Dublin Airport Terminal A Blow To Shannon And Regional Development It’s claimed a third terminal at Dublin airport would be blow to Shannon and regional development. Delegates to Fórsa’s Services and Enterprises Conference have heard that less than 15 percent of air traffic coming int...

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by kaitak
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis says Hell isn't Real ??
Replies: 32
Views: 1497

Re: Pope Francis says Hell isn't Real ??

My immediate reaction was "I bet he's never had to connect at JFK!" The problem for the RCC is, as Einsteinboricua has pointed out, the Vatican seems to backpedal on a lot of what the Pope has said, which raises a lot of confusion. I like to think that the Pope is correct and I like the wa...

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by kaitak
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 291
Views: 41517

Re: IAG Looking into buying Norwegian

...and a new, unknown-to-most brand, Level, for long-haul. Now they will have a loss-making brand with AOCs and subsidiaries in who-knows-how-many countries to integrate into all of this, and try to make sense of it and sell it to the general public. Not that messy. Level has no AOC, already flying...

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by kaitak
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20566

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

IAG has just confirmed that it has acquired a small shareholding in Norwegian and is weighing a bigger offer. Interesting to see where this will go and what will happen with its Irish ops if a takeover does go ahead. Good news for Norwegian staff, though I suspect Norwegian will get the Freddy Krueg...

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by kaitak
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Etihad
Replies: 110
Views: 20810

Re: The future of Etihad

The biggest concern, of course, is what would happen to Manchester City if EY went belly up. Now I'm really worried... I think that's the least of EY's worries! They can just rename the stadium "The Etihadn't " I think this is a fascinating thread and there are certainly a lot of issues a...

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by kaitak
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20566

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

I think it's an excellent idea by EI and it will focus the attention not just of airports, but local business and tourism agencies and the upshot of this is that they will increasingly see DUB as the most convenient hub airport for travel to the UK and beyond, helped of course by the FR/EI interline...

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by kaitak
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Boeing Delivery
Replies: 11
Views: 5244

Re: Iran Air Boeing Delivery

As much as I'd love to see it happen, I just can't at the moment and with the appointment of two hawks (Pompeo and Bolton), the trend continues to work against any Boeing delivery to IR. I think one of the reasons that the orders are not firm was that the Iranians did not want to pay a large deposit...

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by kaitak
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 73961

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Makes sense. No surprise. AA does not need another long range type. The question is, can they just cancel the longstanding A350 order? Are there any penalties? Is AA really canceling the A350 order or is it switching the deposits to more A321? May be some -LR? I think AA is quite happy with the A32...

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by kaitak
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran Liveried AC With International Registration
Replies: 19
Views: 3635

Re: Air Tran Liveried AC With International Registration

Yes, I believe there have been. I'll need to dig out a list of the Air Tran 73G fleet, but I think there were a few with Irish registrations. It's not just that they wanted some aircraft to have a cooler reg (and let's face it, Irish is as cool as you can get), but rather that the lessor of the airc...

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by kaitak
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 73961

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

Seems to have been taken down from the Boeing homepage at this point. Weird.. I went to see the article and it is gone :? There was never an article. I think the splash page was posted in error. Wonder if someone's going to be in trouble - possible that Boeing leaked it before it was made official....

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by kaitak
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Etihad
Replies: 110
Views: 20810

Re: The future of Etihad

I think there is a lot to be said for combining EK and EY, but of course, there is family pride at stake. Combining both airlines at the new DXB (which could become a twin cities airport) would make a lot of sense. Of course, commercial sense will always give way to family pride. However, both airli...

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by kaitak
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 149
Views: 28183

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

I actually like it; sure, lots of white, but I think it looks a lot more professional. The flag on the current design looks quite cheap IMHO and I like how it flows from the cockpit. The tail design looks better too. Overall, I think it is classy and gives the airline the professional "feel&quo...

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