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by YIMBY
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris airports upcoming changes
Replies: 30
Views: 6690

Re: Paris airports upcoming changes

I think the main focus will be to modernize the today underused T1 before building a new terminal. It is not like the airport lack gates right now. With just the existing terminals the airport could handle over 90 million passengers, so it is more a question of just modernizing existing facilities....

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by YIMBY
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 63
Views: 7176

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

To be an effective hub is not only to be in the right direction from the market flow, it is also the right distance. The sweet spot is 10 h flight time to have an effective 24 h rotation. For Warsaw that excludes all Pacific Asia, and the competitive band - compared with Helsinki, St Petersburg and ...

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by YIMBY
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 42
Views: 5968

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

Amazing how most posters do not realize there is life outside the US. The American scope clauses, rules for the number of flight attendants or even pilots do not apply outside US borders. Large parts of the earth have very flexible rules (many times unfortunately). Pilot shortage may neither be very...

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by YIMBY
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS posts strong peak quarter results despite operational disruptions
Replies: 26
Views: 2644

Re: SAS posts strong peak quarter results despite operational disruptions

When I studied in Norway 3 years ago I took DY for all of my flights in/out of OSL (except coming from the states on FI). This time for my two months in Norway I haven't booked any flights with DY, and 2 of 4 flights in/out of Norway are with SK. Price was a little cheaper than DY, or a little more...

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by YIMBY
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1048
Views: 127767

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Possible new S19 destinations for Finnair Europe Birmingham :checkmark: Very first Cork weekly? Cologne/Bonn :checkmark: Basel :checkmark: Bucharest Belgrade Zagreb Istanbul Ankara Seasonal? Bilbao Why not Valencia? Porto Weekly? What about Lyon, Orly, Hanover, Dortmund, Rotterdam, Antwerpen/Den Ha...

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by YIMBY
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 189
Views: 12141

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

Is there any inclination about how the structure of IAG will have to change as it's a Spanish company that owns a UK airline? IAG structure does not need to change but the ownership of BA will. IAG will own 49% of the holding company that owns BA so that BA stays majority British-owned. EU law says...

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by YIMBY
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 702
Views: 173605

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Minister confirms airline will remain Italian with outside partner holding minority stake to fully realize industrial plans And this statement is why all this is just more empty rhetoric. There is no professional foreign money that is going to accept yet another minority stake in that airline. This...

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by YIMBY
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale
Replies: 48
Views: 7739

Re: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale

Almost certainly anticipating a hard Brexit. Does or will UK have a law of its own to regulate the ownership of airlines? Is this any problem? Can it be sold to the Chinese? What about continental European operations? (EU law requires airlines with AOC in any EU country to have more than 50 % of ow...

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by YIMBY
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale
Replies: 48
Views: 7739

Re: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale

Almost certainly anticipating a hard Brexit. Does or will UK have a law of its own to regulate the ownership of airlines? Is this any problem? Can it be sold to the Chinese? What about continental European operations? (EU law requires airlines with AOC in any EU country to have more than 50 % of ow...

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by YIMBY
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon
Replies: 74
Views: 6246

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

The RAF would be more likely to reuse F-35 components in its project. Export restrictions would be less of an issue. Requirement wise I could see the U.K building a very large long range fighter bomber with the F-35B as the low end. This could spark interest with the USAF as a F-22 replacement and ...

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by YIMBY
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should the government regulate minimum seating space
Replies: 130
Views: 4710

Re: Should the government regulate minimum seating space

The governments (or international organizations) should not regulate comfort issues. As long as the consumers know what they get (also the elderly people who have no idea about seatgurus), the airlines can sell whatever tickets the consumers want to pay for. Instead, the governments should regulate ...

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by YIMBY
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into Civil Aviation
Replies: 44
Views: 4407

Re: Should Lockheed get back into Civil Aviation

I don't see Lockheed as an OEM. There may be a good future as a subcontractor/vendor. There is much cross-company support in the aviation industry, both civil and military. For instance Spirit sells to both Boeing and Airbus, Boeing and Northrup/Grumman are subcontractors on Lockheed military produ...

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by YIMBY
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon
Replies: 74
Views: 6246

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

£2bn ??? What is it?

2 000 000 000?

A moderately updated Typhoon?

Or is it Italian Billion? 2 000 000 000 000?

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by YIMBY
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1048
Views: 127767

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Arlanda has its annoyance for sure (have been through almost 40 times so know it well) but there are worse in Europe - try Berlin Schonefeld and in Americas, try JFK. There are better, too, at least in South America, try LIM. For me Arlanda is OK, just boring. I do not need fancy boutiques. Changin...

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by YIMBY
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of western fighter production lines
Replies: 48
Views: 6809

Re: Future of western fighter production lines

These will be built now in Greenville along with the Bahrain order but you have to give it to the F-16, it is the aircraft that keeps on giving! The most disturbing part about this to me is the fact that they will still charge the same price for the F-16's even though the labor at Greenville is hel...

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by YIMBY
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 13100

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

Well how are people going to evacuate from 28" pitch seats if their legs are broken near the knee joint? I fully agree with you. Has anyone tried to adopt a "Legacy Brace" position on any Y seat today? just have a look at the safety cards from years ago, which showed arms under the k...

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by YIMBY
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 13100

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

Frankly imo its not the government's job to regulate seat comfort or products between airlines. So long as the seats themselves meet certification requirements, and aircraft evacuation limits are met, so be it. I agree fully. The only thing the government should care (about comfort) is that the air...

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by YIMBY
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian government is about to sell it's remaining shares in SAS
Replies: 22
Views: 3100

Re: Norwegian government is about to sell it's remaining shares in SAS

Definitely a good chance for the Danes to pick up another few %, move the headoffice to CPH area. Fits perfect together with the massive expansion of CPH under way. Certainly it would be politically seductive for the Danish government to be able to concentrate SAS to CPH. A potential merger partner...

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by YIMBY
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 931
Views: 86533

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

I always forget that the Russians are about to attack until you remind me. Russia is not prepared to attack anyone, least Germany. They may be somewhat prepared to defend their country and annex defenseless regions, but they cannot run a successful conventional war against anything more powerful th...

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by YIMBY
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Belgian F-16 Replacement RFI To Be Issued Soon
Replies: 139
Views: 23364

Re: Belgian F-16 Replacement RFI To Be Issued Soon

sharktail got it right. If Belgium wants F-35, they either a) have to wait that the Trump era is over, or b) use it as a leverage to make a good deal with Trump. Hence no imminent decision for it is possible. Note that the automotive industry in Belgium employs more than 100 000 persons, and most of...

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by YIMBY
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1048
Views: 127767

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Small planes mean big business in Finnair’s plans for China South China Morning Post The next leap for Finnair could be buying smaller long-range planes to reach more cities in mainland China and the rest of Asia and turn to all-economy class long-haul flights to keep its competition at bay, Finnai...

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by YIMBY
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 114
Views: 17052

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Airbus is so dear to EU leaders, particularly French and German, that they would defend it with countermeasures. If USA stops Airbus sales to the US, for sure no Boeing will be delivered to Europe. That's all cheap populism. Let's face it, if Airbus is told to disregard the sanctions, and then the ...

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by YIMBY
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 114
Views: 17052

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

MIflyer12 wrote:
Does Airbus want to sell a few dozen aircraft to Iran, or hundreds to AA/UA/DL/Spirit/Frontier?


Airbus is so dear to EU leaders, particularly French and German, that they would defend it with countermeasures. If USA stops Airbus sales to the US, for sure no Boeing will be delivered to Europe.

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by YIMBY
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Süddeutsche Zeitung: Lufthansa considering bid on Norwegian
Replies: 40
Views: 6265

Re: Süddeutsche Zeitung: Lufthansa considering bid on Norwegian

it's still very fascinating that DY didn't really touch LHGroup home markets DE/CH/AT/BE (especially on longhaul) and yet there is this idea of take-over. Because of this they complement each other and there are less problems with the regulators. In a sense LH+DY looks a better fit than IAG+DY. Not...

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by YIMBY
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 84
Views: 14909

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

What about re-expansion in Latin America?

LIM to start with.

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by YIMBY
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1048
Views: 127767

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Although flights between RVN and PEK are now legally possible, I'm skeptical that we will ever see scheduled Lapland-China flights. It's however an interesting prospect, and Finnair's CEO played with the idea back in last December: https://www.lapinkansa.fi/lappi/finnair-lentaa-rovaniemelta-suoraan...

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by YIMBY
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4707

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

i think it is a bit more complicated than many are saying. Legacies typically offer interline ticketing and agreements, which means that in case of an IRROP they can reroute you on another airline; LCC’s usually cannot (although some, like JetBlue in the US, do have some interline agreements. South...

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by YIMBY
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 702
Views: 173605

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Everything starting with and after the Maastricht Treaty was a mistake. The EU should have remained an economic union between countries. Single currency could have worked but only among countries with similar economies. Europe is way too diverse for it to be unified the way they tried. The ongoing ...

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by YIMBY
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 702
Views: 173605

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

If LH is willing to invest in AZ, why wouldn't the Italian government be allowed to invest with the same terms? The government is allowed to invest in airline with the very same terms than a private investor who actually invests in it. The investment of a true private investor is taken as a proof t...

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by YIMBY
Tue May 29, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 14689

Re: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights

yep but: can't use rix as pure Europe hub only (wrong geography a part from east -west but east is russia...) rix apt is a HUGE airport now (i mean the terminal) they just need another runway :) Maybe they will go alone with 15/20 a338/39 to make the whole thing working. the base costs in latvia ar...

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by YIMBY
Mon May 28, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 14689

Re: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights

the next question will be: will they join some alliance? will they make Rix a "hel alike asia connecting hub" with asian airlines feeds? Northern Europe lacks the presence of SkyTeam. I am not sure they want that, though. They do not have possibilities to make RIX a major hub unless backe...

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by YIMBY
Sat May 26, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AF/KL Break Up. Is it possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 1891

Re: AF/KL Break Up. Is it possible?

Controlled shut-down of Air France, i.e. Société Air France, S.A. is more likely. The brand may continue.

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by YIMBY
Fri May 25, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS looking for new long haul plane
Replies: 33
Views: 9749

Re: SAS looking for new long haul plane

With good discounts I would see 339, they could match the A359 where less loads are expected. Much cheaper. Also Finnair has 330 and will keep them. Of course A 321LR should come as well. They have to decide at least 2 years before any delivery. So a source told me If they can get A339 much cheaper...

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by YIMBY
Thu May 24, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier
Replies: 23
Views: 3817

Re: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier

Surely they can control the press with their current military resources..seems like a huge waste of money. Definitely. It serves only to boost the ego of Erdogan. Within Black Sea and East Mediterranean area, they can deploy aircraft from land bases more cheaply, given that land based aircraft have...

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by YIMBY
Thu May 24, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS looking for new long haul plane
Replies: 33
Views: 9749

Re: SAS looking for new long haul plane

http://www.check-in.dk has the headline that CEO from SAS says they are looking for a new long haul plane ... my guess is A321neo plus or A330-800 ... SAS has 8 firm orders on A350-900 and an option on 5 frames more.. SAS ordered an A330-900 a month ago to replace the old LanChile plane. Sadly behi...

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by YIMBY
Thu May 24, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual look at Africa's top 10 air routes by pax traffic in 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3303

Re: A visual look at Africa's top 10 air routes by pax traffic in 2017

...the only long-haul intercontinental route in the top 10 What's surprising may be that ADD, a noted hub on the continent, fails to show up at all in the list, which also features no Africa-Europe link I believe the list is only flights within Africa , with the bizarre inclusion of the Arabian Pen...

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by YIMBY
Fri May 18, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 333
Views: 51304

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Isn't there a clause in the Finnish-Russian ASA agreement that Finnair has to remain state owned or that overfly rights only apply to government owned airlines? No, but all classic bilaterals with Russia apply to airlines owned more than 50 % by respective nationals (or government). Some of the mor...

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by YIMBY
Fri May 18, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 702
Views: 173605

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Just read this on a dutch news site. “Rome-The two parties that are currently forming a government in Italy, the Five Star Movement and Lega Nord, want to stop the sale of Alitalia. Instead, the Italian airline should become a state company. In the provisional coalition agreement, which came into t...

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by YIMBY
Thu May 17, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms
Replies: 87
Views: 5779

Re: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

This will not afect Airbus. As it have parts manufactured in the USA, it is USA right to block export to Iran. It afect firms, that follow US laws on EU soil. Ie firm that block exporting goods manufactured outside US to Iran. EU said that they will retaliate if US puts any sanctions to European co...

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by YIMBY
Wed May 16, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit location
Replies: 25
Views: 3497

Re: Cockpit location

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Another technical issue is passengers have to have emergency exits fore and aft of all passenger seating. The 747 forward cabin, lower deck, could not be cert’d today.

GF


A front exit, like aft exit in DC-9??? Just a bit smaller than the cargo door in 747F.

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by YIMBY
Wed May 16, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit location
Replies: 25
Views: 3497

Re: Cockpit location

Having the cockpit in the very aft would have the advantage of direct control of flight surfaces, without long wires or other objects that have been known to cause problems when they stick or break. Would be quite a fancy place to be, maybe using periscopes to see something. There may have been very...

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by YIMBY
Wed May 16, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 333
Views: 51304

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

As far as competing against AY, I speculated that when this happened that part of this was a shot across the bow at the Finnish government. IAG would love to buy AY but the government of Finland isn't selling and the JV is only to Japan so it very well could be a signal that Finnair will have to co...

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by YIMBY
Wed May 16, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swedish airline NextJet goes bankrupt
Replies: 40
Views: 7373

Re: Swedish airline NextJet goes bankrupt

Which regional airlines keep flying sustainably in Scandinavia and around?

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by YIMBY
Wed May 16, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH
Replies: 23
Views: 5002

Re: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH

The title and quote are very misleading. It is not the issue of the company which fraction of the total gross salary goes to the employee and which to the government (municipality, social security company etc). As said above, you cannot level the salaries of each countries by law or whining and the ...

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by YIMBY
Mon May 14, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 25893

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

The production line at Boeing is more mature and more streamlined. The production process is also more efficient. This is irrelevant. The agreed price depends on the market conditions, and as long as there is more demand than supply the prices grow. The unit price may be above or below the producti...

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by YIMBY
Sun May 13, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busan (S.Korea) long-haul flights pt. 2
Replies: 12
Views: 2231

Re: Busan (S.Korea) long-haul flights pt. 2

-AY needs to give 30 billion won per year (27M USD) to KE who will see decreased demand out of PUS -AY cannot sell transfer tickets from PUS to wherever KE flies into, such as LHR CDG FRA AMS MAD BCN FCO PRG MXP IST etc. -AY cannot increase ICN frequency (currently 7/w), and PUS freq restricted to ...

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by YIMBY
Tue May 08, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22782

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

France, the UK and Germany said they will keep on abiding by the contract and that it's business as usual. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeings-8-billion-iran-deal-always-uncertain-is-now-effectively-dead/ says: U.S. sanctions will probably also bar further deliveries of A...

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by YIMBY
Tue May 08, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa Group Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 6025

Re: New Lufthansa Group Airlines

I do not expect imminent actions and do not desire more consolidation, but let us speculate. Alitalia: better keep away from it, even though Lufthansa is one of the two candidates who has potential to make it a decent airline. That will cost a lot and may bring profit only indirectly by diminishing ...

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by YIMBY
Tue May 08, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?
Replies: 74
Views: 11998

Re: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?

United American Delta Et al. Only the superiority of chapter 11 kept the names going. They all went under. Air France already "went under" and was acquired by Air Inter that continued the brand. That is a complicated story. Alitalia is even more complicated. I predict that both names are ...

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by YIMBY
Mon May 07, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?
Replies: 74
Views: 11998

Re: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?

Question is what alternatives does KLM have then ? Will they be dragged under too ? AFAIK, KLM and Air France (and Transavia etc) are formally independent companies owned by the TopCompany in a complicated way. One of them can go bankrupt without dragging the others, but it all depends on contractu...

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