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by VS11
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.
Replies: 102
Views: 17487

Re: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.

Sorry but a 19 year old hardly has the maturity to be second in command of 150+ individuals. Is this the best Norwegian can hire? Why are you sorry? It has happened in the past and will happen again. Using standards set by the governing body and training methods also set by the governing body ... t...

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by VS11
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No JetBlue In MIA?
Replies: 112
Views: 9998

Re: Why No JetBlue In MIA?

There is absolutely no reason why jetBlue should serve Miami. If someone wants to avoid driving, there is a train that connects the two airports. It is only $5 and from MIA people can take buses to downtown Miami and South Beach. With all due respect, South Florida is one of the most car-centric pl...

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by VS11
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus reduce sub-contracting work to British companies following BREXIT?
Replies: 100
Views: 8877

Re: Will Airbus reduce sub-contracting work to British companies following BREXIT?

Here is the answer you are looking for, straight from Airbus. This is a quote from a Financial Times that just got out: "...The pressure building on Mrs May to soften her approach to business and Brexit came after Airbus, which employs some 10,000 people in the UK, reiterated its warning it wou...

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by VS11
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No JetBlue In MIA?
Replies: 112
Views: 9998

Re: Why No JetBlue In MIA?

There is absolutely no reason why jetBlue should serve Miami. If someone wants to avoid driving, there is a train that connects the two airports. It is only $5 and from MIA people can take buses to downtown Miami and South Beach.

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by VS11
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus reduce sub-contracting work to British companies following BREXIT?
Replies: 100
Views: 8877

Re: Will Airbus reduce sub-contracting work to British companies following BREXIT?

British commentators and political analysts seem to agree that after the snap election hard Brexit is not really happening. The softer Brexit i.e staying in the single market/customs union will make things much easier for Airbus and companies in similar situations.

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by VS11
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist
Replies: 74
Views: 18923

Re: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist

The point is to make a meaningful investment without excessive risk, an investment which the airline can afford. Leasing allows to start without a bigger upfront expenditure. Also, they could easily start with just a Boston-LHR service for which a slot might be available for free. After they get go...

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by VS11
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist
Replies: 74
Views: 18923

Re: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist

Agreed. I'll bet any of the ME3 would happily lease B6 a slot for JFK-LHR service just to watch the US3 squirm. 1 daily flight A321LR JFK-LHR flight really isn't going to make them squirm too much when AA/BA have about 12 flights (+ 2 from EWR), DL/VS have about 8 (+1 from EWR), and UA has 6 from E...

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by VS11
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist
Replies: 74
Views: 18923

Re: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist

Mint on an A321LR across the Atlantic is a no-brainer. I don't know why this is such a tormented decision for jetBlue. They should choose LHR from the London airports, and I believe that's what they are considering. I believe there is one unused slot from the AA/BA BOS-LHR lot for which they should...

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by VS11
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist
Replies: 74
Views: 18923

Re: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist

Mint on an A321LR across the Atlantic is a no-brainer. I don't know why this is such a tormented decision for jetBlue. They should choose LHR from the London airports, and I believe that's what they are considering. I believe there is one unused slot from the AA/BA BOS-LHR lot for which they should ...

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by VS11
Sat May 06, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying magazine
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: Flying magazine

I subscribe to both Flying and Plane&Pilot and find Plane&Pilot better - more useful and more interesting content.

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by VS11
Wed May 03, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT:Will Brexit complicate landing rights for UK flights?
Replies: 59
Views: 5223

Re: FT:Will Brexit complicate landing rights for UK flights?

If they are to remain in SAM then what are they exiting via brexit? Brexit is the exit from the EU, which is not the same as the single market even though they are closely related. There is also the European Common Aviation Area Agreement where non-EU countries can still participate under certain c...

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by VS11
Tue May 02, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT:Will Brexit complicate landing rights for UK flights?
Replies: 59
Views: 5223

Re: FT:Will Brexit complicate landing rights for UK flights?

Because British don't want to in a common market together with Europe and that include common aviation market, so my bet is that what they would ultimately sign would be a bilateral instead of open sky, which mean it is unlikely to have no restriction in flights operations between EU and UK, and as...

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by VS11
Tue May 02, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT:Will Brexit complicate landing rights for UK flights?
Replies: 59
Views: 5223

Re: FT:Will Brexit complicate landing rights for UK flights?

What it actually says in section 50.2 is: the Union shall negotiate and conclude an agreement with that State, setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal, taking account of the framework for its future relationship with the Union. Which seems to clearly state that a framework for the future re...

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by VS11
Tue May 02, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The A320-200ceo and its Ancient CPU's
Replies: 43
Views: 4349

Re: The A320-200ceo and its Ancient CPU's

They don't need to use the same processor. If the processor is backward-compatible to run the same software then there are no issues. In the Intel world, you can run PC games for the 8086 even on Pentium in XP and probably even on 32-bit Windows 7. It's my understanding that what you write does not...

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by VS11
Tue May 02, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The A320-200ceo and its Ancient CPU's
Replies: 43
Views: 4349

Re: The A320-200ceo and its Ancient CPU's

They don't need to use the same processor. If the processor is backward-compatible to run the same software then there are no issues. In the Intel world, you can run PC games for the 8086 even on Pentium in XP and probably even on 32-bit Windows 7.

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by VS11
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 605
Views: 62354

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

He says they want exclusive use of Terminal A and wants to expand BOS flights by 50% - up to 150 flights a day. Will happen over the next couple of years. Another SEA. Incredible. It will be very interesting to see how this plays out, particularly given Delta's guidance to analysts on capacity disc...

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by VS11
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?
Replies: 150
Views: 17016

Re: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?

I don't believe that a widebody MOM is a winning concept. MOM has to be narrowbody to be economical. How further can the A321 length be extended? Longer A321 seems to me to be the low-hanging-fruit answer.

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by VS11
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 26713

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

He is somewhat contradicting himself though. UA higher profit margins in NYC area have to do with dropping JFK so it can't be such a wrong decision.

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by VS11
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The UK could have no flights to and from Europe after Brexit, Ryanair warns
Replies: 108
Views: 10177

Re: The UK could have no flights to and from Europe after Brexit, Ryanair warns

Agreeing a transitional deal is among the top priorities as both sides understand two years is not enough to negotiate everything. However, I hope that the UK Government has done some prep work during the 9 months since the referendum. The ball is in their courtyard, after all.

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by VS11
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branson claims AS must pay Virgin licensing fee 'til 2040
Replies: 112
Views: 15156

Re: Branson claims AS must pay Virgin licensing fee 'til 2040

The most logical scenario would be for Alaska to buy out the contract in exchange for Branson not licensing another "Virgin America" clone through 2040. He get's his money, they get rid of the name. If Alaska is not going to use the Virgin brand, why would they care if anyone else is usin...

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by VS11
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branson claims AS must pay Virgin licensing fee 'til 2040
Replies: 112
Views: 15156

Re: Branson claims AS must pay Virgin licensing fee 'til 2040

The most logical scenario would be for Alaska to buy out the contract in exchange for Branson not licensing another "Virgin America" clone through 2040. He get's his money, they get rid of the name. If Alaska is not going to use the Virgin brand, why would they care if anyone else is usin...

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by VS11
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branson claims AS must pay Virgin licensing fee 'til 2040
Replies: 112
Views: 15156

Re: Branson claims AS must pay Virgin licensing fee 'til 2040

It is very likely that the licensing agreement pre-dates the sale to Alaska or the IPO for that matter. Maybe someone can find out in the IPO prospectus. It is also likely that the very original licensing agreement had a clause about what happens in the event of mergers and/or acquisitions. EDIT: Ac...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 10165

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

I will briefly point out, yet again, that this thread is basically why almost no professionals actually use this board. You get line pilots telling you how it is and how they feel, and you get a bunch of armchair knowitalls telling them why they're "mindless," amongst other things. Norweg...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 10165

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

https://twitter.com/fashionash777?lang=en
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CarbHeatIn wrote:
Yep, embarrassingly for EK, well known Captain Ashley has left the Middle East to join the bottom of UA's seniority list.

https://youtu.be/7T-ujzU6vSc


Must be a new development. She hasn't updated her twitter yet:

https://twitter.com/fashionash777?lang=en

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by VS11
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 10165

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

I don't understand what you are trying to say. My position is that in most cases an EK 777/380 Captain would be overqualified to be a DL 737/A320 First Officer and would not be considered for the job. Such cases probably do happen but I don't think that's a standard practice. Do you not understand ...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 10165

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

As US airlines hire pilots onto a seniority list and not a certain fleet, junior pilots generally start on a narrowbody and then move to a wide body when seniority permits. Any experience will be eventually valuable to them, because US Legacies hire a pilot for the rest of his career and not some c...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 10165

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

Sure, I am not debating the possibility of widebody pilots going back to flying narrowbody planes. But the typical career path is the reverse, and while not the best analogy, in the corporate world overqualified candidates are usually not considered for a job so applying standard HR logic I can tot...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 10165

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

Sure, because overall DL offers a better QOL (Quality of Life) and pay for their pilots over EK pilots. Pilots do not get caught up in the air frame, they care about pay and qol. DL offers both over EK. This NAI is about pilots protecting the profession from further deterioration of pay and qol. It...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 10165

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

Are they applying for B737/A320 jobs? Airlines will certainly choose to promote their own pilots to widebodies, which is what EK pilots would have been flying. The demand for pilots at the big US carriers would be for the narrow-body fleets, I would imagine. That's not how this works. That's not ho...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 10165

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

I know of several American EK pilots who cannot get their foot in the door at Delta, Lots of great experience at EK plus some SIC time at a regional here in the US. Don't claim know the reason, but I suspect its the ME3 stink that's keeping them out at the moment. Are they applying for B737/A320 jo...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 10165

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobbs

You've based this on your deep understanding of airline employment law? There is lots of information out there about NAI and it's "flag of convenience" practices. You can educate yourself on the subject or not as you see fit. You can protest and and be stomp your feet all day if it makes ...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 10165

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

If they're hiring US based crews, they're acting as one. If they want to hire US crews in the US, they need to pony up and have a total compensation package better than what a person could do at another airline. Look at US shipping, the industry was destroyed by flag of convenience, which is exactl...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 10165

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

If they're hiring US based crews, they're acting as one. If they want to hire US crews in the US, they need to pony up and have a total compensation package better than what a person could do at another airline. Look at US shipping, the industry was destroyed by flag of convenience, which is exactl...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 10165

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

I will briefly point out, yet again, that this thread is basically why almost no professionals actually use this board. You get line pilots telling you how it is and how they feel, and you get a bunch of armchair knowitalls telling them why they're "mindless," amongst other things. Norweg...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 10165

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

Totally agree! To see such mindless malice, hatred and naivety coming from pilots is deeply disturbing.... What business are you in by chance? If you worked in an industry where your salary was based on longevity versus many where you can change jobs and keep the same pay or get an increase you mig...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 10165

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobbs

Anyone with any 121 experience isn't going to have much of a hard time getting hired at a major from 2022-2027, just on the sheer number of retirements. As long as pilot hiring has some sort of input by the current pilots, you can bet your bottom dollar that any ALPA carrier will vote no for any ca...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 10165

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobbs

This is one of the things that I've been wondering about. That is, considering how much hiring the US majors need to do, who would go to work for Norwegian? Only those who can't get hired at a US carrier is the most likely answer. If that's correct, then take that one step further. Knowing that the...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 10165

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

What a load of rubbish has been posted in this thread. Anyone who thinks an airline wouldn't hire a pilot simply because he or she has previously worked for Norwegian has completely lost the plot. Get a grip. Totally agree! To see such mindless malice, hatred and naivety coming from pilots is deepl...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 10165

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobbs

Anyone with any 121 experience isn't going to have much of a hard time getting hired at a major from 2022-2027, just on the sheer number of retirements. As long as pilot hiring has some sort of input by the current pilots, you can bet your bottom dollar that any ALPA carrier will vote no for any ca...

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by VS11
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes
Replies: 97
Views: 12749

Re: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes

Given the Brexit negotiations haven't even started, I feel this article is not only premature, but a hate-mongering piece. It doesn't even give sources or concrete evidence that EU 'chiefs' have indeed told airlines such things. All of it would only be true in the extreme case of a 'don't let the d...

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by VS11
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 69025

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

So what is the cut-off date by which United (or any airline) needs to commit to a plane before it starts getting built? How long does it take to build an A350? How many months in advance do manufacturers need to plan for a plane to start the manufacturing process? The UA A350 EIS is 2018 which is a...

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by VS11
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 69025

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

So what is the cut-off date by which United (or any airline) needs to commit to a plane before it starts getting built? How long does it take to build an A350? How many months in advance do manufacturers need to plan for a plane to start the manufacturing process? The UA A350 EIS is 2018 which is a ...

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by VS11
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit
Replies: 42
Views: 5965

Re: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit

The US and the UK will sign a new open skies agreement in about as long as it takes for the ink to dry on the document. The US/UK relationship is as tight and strong as there is between any two international partners on the planet. I would expect the UK to receive the most generous deal possible fr...

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by VS11
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit
Replies: 42
Views: 5965

Re: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit

overflying right and etc. are not governed by that? Short answer is no. These are governed by the Chicago Convention of 1944. See below. Transit rights "The first and second freedoms grant rights to pass through a country without carrying traffic that originates or terminates there and are kno...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit
Replies: 42
Views: 5965

Re: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit

While the EU could indeed decide to slam the door shut on the UK in terms of aviation, it doesn't really do much to benefit them does it? EU carriers must make a decent amount of money on UK citizens travelling to places like AMS, CDG and FRA to then connect onwards (hear the joke about AMS being t...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit
Replies: 42
Views: 5965

Re: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit

And more importantly, to Varsity1's disappointment, Norwegian's subsidiary out of Ireland will continue to operate to the US per the US-EU Open Skies. It will be interesting to see tough if the UK will allow EU entities to setup a British airline post-Brexit. What about BA? Isn't IAG technically a ...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump calls for air traffic control spin-off in budget
Replies: 37
Views: 5996

Re: Trump calls for air traffic control spin-off in budget

What is the cost per year for running ATC and the TSA? What problems is privatizing ATC going to fix?

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by VS11
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns
Replies: 72
Views: 18296

Re: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns

Didn't B6 do any kind of CASM analysis before committing to the E190? My original reaction was similar - wouldn't they know their costs anyway? However, after reading the article, it seems to me the real issue is coming up with a plan for what's next. Do they retire the type? Do they take the new E...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 32180

Re: Why not Circular runways

Circular runways existed in the UK. I saw the video but it did not have estimates for the area for such an airport. How would it compare to the size of Heathrow, or ORD for instance?

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by VS11
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit
Replies: 42
Views: 5965

Re: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit

UK will get a better deal with the US than the EU will. Especially with the EU's backing of DY. Will be nice to have US and UK flagged (and operated) aircraft serving TATL out of London again. :sarcastic: Except DY does have a UK AOC also - Norwegian Air UK Limited - which will be taking over LGW-U...

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