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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: 682
Views: 169625

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
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 874
Views: 81159

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

vr773, OK and when push comes to shove, then what? Coming home is certainly a very large part of the mission which is why any 4th gen AC makes zero sense. If push comes to shove, 4th Gen are good for one thing; staying home. In my country the soldiers have to be ready to sacrifice their lives to co...

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by YIMBY
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 874
Views: 81159

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

The maintenance contracts tend to cost more then the initial purchase, up to a billion a year. Stop creating numbers out of thin air than have no factual basis in reality! My previous post made it very clear what the RAAF paid for the SH in sustainment and support for five years, $264 million. That...

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by YIMBY
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 874
Views: 81159

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

1. Sweden didn't design and build a modern fighter from scratch. They reused a lot of off the shelf components from various countries to build their fighter 2. Developing the internal capability to modify software, especially considering how integrated software is on an aircraft today, is an extrem...

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by YIMBY
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 874
Views: 81159

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Any modern fighter can penetrate Iraq. No fighter can penetrate Russia unnoticed, neither any West European country, except those that neglect their defence. I disagree. Russia is freaking huge, there isn´t enough money to dot the landscape with enough radars to make sure no one can penetrate that ...

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by YIMBY
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180145

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Wow, a surprise I was expecting to happen. While secretly hoping BBD to grow up as a third major manufacturer, and knowing thats impossibility, this may be the best solution to save CSeries. Definitely Airbus gives the missed credibility to the program, and I do not believe that Canadians gave it to...

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by YIMBY
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 874
Views: 81159

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

No 4 th gen fighter can penetrate contested airspace as well as a 5th gen fighter. The only reason not to buy F35 is politics. Germany is too competent to let this happen Any modern fighter can penetrate Iraq. No fighter can penetrate Russia unnoticed, neither any West European country, except thos...

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by YIMBY
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 874
Views: 81159

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Software updates are not impossible for the user. You can be sure that they have reverse engineered all the software they do not have source code. Many countries, Germany to start with, do not like to receive at all any equipment without access to the source code and full documentation. Who on eart...

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by YIMBY
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH makes formal offer for parts of Alitalia
Replies: 41
Views: 8920

Re: LH makes formal offer for Alitalia

Indeed, Lufthansa is the very only airline that has some chances to make Alitalia profitable, given their experience on Italia.
More likely they will burn money, though. Why not try SK, TP, LO,..., when you are in the mood...

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by YIMBY
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21254

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

IMHO this is a reflection of the fact that BBD is going to run out of cash again in the next 24 months trying to get the C-Series up and running. The problem for the C-Series with both Boeing and Airbus if they bought would be you need to stretch it and then build it at a high rate to keep it price...

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by YIMBY
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 874
Views: 81159

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Upgrades may be close to impossible (unless the owner has its own technology), but the spare parts will not skyrcocket, if the buyer has any sense and negotiation power. They can store the critical parts and manufacture pirate parts. In military sector the inspectors do not check the originality of...

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by YIMBY
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 113
Views: 15971

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

hello everyone, interested to hear your thoughts on what markets could receive transatlantic flights on the MOM on both sides of the pond. My initial thoughts are BRS, BIO, CMH and ALB. I would think the same routes as the 767. If it is like speculated I exactly agree with you. The speculated MOM w...

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by YIMBY
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 142837

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Those A320s are quite young. However, AY plans to order 30 aircraft, of which the major is going to be A321s or A321neo aircraft. Some of them will be smaller, maybe A320neo aircraft. Is that done or wishful thinking? Not that I would believe them to consider 737 for anything else than nominal comp...

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by YIMBY
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 874
Views: 81159

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

And by that time, the costs for upgrades and spare parts will skyrocket, causing problems with availability. Upgrades may be close to impossible (unless the owner has its own technology), but the spare parts will not skyrcocket, if the buyer has any sense and negotiation power. They can store the c...

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by YIMBY
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 874
Views: 81159

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

If Germany doesn't want to join the F-35 party, the F-15 and F/A-18 are their best bet for the next 15-20 years. Whether or not Nationalistic pride blinds them from doing so is another matter. There is next to nothing either F-15 or F/A-18 offer that the Eurofighter cannot. Especially looking into ...

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by YIMBY
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 142837

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

One stop will always be a more desirable option to most people. But that being said, Australia is a surprisingly big market for AY. Not necessarily. Many people prefer some intermediate stops during long trips to extend their legs. At least I do. And most of those who prefer less stops do not want ...

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by YIMBY
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 874
Views: 81159

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Instead of looking for the next new shiny toy (as so often happens)I would like to think that they are taking a long hard look at the wars they have had to fight and what was required (as opposed to a mythical 'cold war'). Iraq conflict 1,2 and now 3.Afghanistan 1and 2.Syria.Libya.I would suggest t...

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by YIMBY
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 142837

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

I’m pretty sure AY had more to back up their decision making on the A350 than that “they got a nice deal” from Airbus. What is your problem? AY originally ordered A350mk1, which is pretty much same than A330-900 is today. 2007 AY switched their order to A350XWB, because A350mk1 wasn't available any...

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by YIMBY
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 874
Views: 81159

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

With all available know how, experience, theory and CAD software, I believe that the Europeans could design a new fighter in one year, if the governments decide to invest sufficient resources on that. It might be better than any existing fighter in their imaginable adversaries (I do not imagine a wa...

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by YIMBY
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Are western air forces to reliant on the F35?
Replies: 25
Views: 3501

Re: Are western air forces to reliant on the F35?

Actually very few air forces use deliberately a variety of fighter models. Only US, largest European countries and some Asian countries have two or more types of modern fighters. Most air forces use only one versatile fighter model and adapt it to all roles that they need. Most of those countries ha...

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by YIMBY
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 142837

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Nothing is going to happen on that front at least until the new elections in 2019. Likely so, the current government hardly moves here, Finnair ownership easily becomes a hot potato. If I'm not mistaken the current overfly agreement with Russia states that 50% of AY's shares must be in Finnish cont...

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by YIMBY
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?
Replies: 97
Views: 41697

Re: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?

There is one option for Airbus that has not been mentioned, that is, a new aircraft smaller than the A320 family. The A318 and A319 are not selling. Airbus subsidiary, ATR, is still the largest turboprop manufacturer, but the ATR design is old, so that position might be lost if nothing is done. The...

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by YIMBY
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162376

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

...and again, the taxpayer is not involved. Even if the loan is completey lost, the bank would would make less Profit but still make Money Overall. Most likely the Bank will break even. If you do not fully understand my short Explanation about the KfW you can read a more detailled info on wikipedia...

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by YIMBY
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is the Real Westbound Transatlantic Range of the 737MAX and A320/1NEO?
Replies: 18
Views: 3749

Re: What Is the Real Westbound Transatlantic Range of the 737MAX and A320/1NEO?

While the figure published by manufacturer are usually not real world and usually have lots of assumptions that aren't realistic, most of the time I believe they do take into account reserve fuel requirement when writing those figures. Which reserve fuel? Probably in the most favourable conditions ...

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by YIMBY
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IATA delay definition
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Re: IATA delay definition

Then what do the departure and arrival time really mean? For passenger, the effective departure time is when the door closes (i.e. you are no longer allowed to enter) and effective arrival time when the door opens (i.e. you are free to run for the next flight). And that means the gate door - plane d...

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by YIMBY
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162376

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Some information on the KfW Bank, which is not owned by the People, as some here assume and not by the government either. The owners are to 4/5 the Federal Republif of Germany and to 1/5 the federal states. The supervising Body of the Federal Finance Ministry and the legal form is a "Corporati...

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by YIMBY
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 66
Views: 14326

Re: Why don't russia make larger planes any more

Airbus and Boeing have the capacity to price a newcomer out of the market if needed, but they have the service and support infrastructures to make it all but impossible for a newcomer to attract buyers anyway. Outpricing a newcomer from the market is prohibited by EU laws, at least in principle, th...

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by YIMBY
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in talks with Airbus and Boeing of 40-50 NB planes
Replies: 35
Views: 5901

Re: SAS in talks with Airbus and Boeing of 40-50 NB planes

If true, then surely if you have the option to consolidate to one narrowbody OEM then you would go for it as we are not talking about US3 type fleets... True, but this is SAS we're talking about :) Until 2013 their narrowbody fleet contained both Airbus, Boeing and McDonnell Douglas… Yes,... I wish...

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by YIMBY
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of European aviation.
Replies: 25
Views: 3428

Re: The future of European aviation.

Some possibilities: - IAG takes Norwegian and Finnair. - Ryanair takes Alitalia and Air Europa. Btw Air Nostrum is not owned by IAG. Doubtful if IAG ever "takes" Finnair. AY would then probably lose a huge part of their Russian overflight rights, which, of course, would render AY virtuall...

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by YIMBY
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 142837

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

AY have also 4x weekly HEL-CKG flights and HEL-MIA go seasonal as mentioned before. So AYs S18 long haul timetable looks like this: HEL - BKK 10x weekly (+3) HEL - CAN 4x weekly (n/c) HEL - DEL 4x weekly (+1) HEL - CKG 4x weekly (n/c) HEL - FUK 3x weekly (n/c) HEL - HKG 10x weekly (n/c) HEL - ICN 7...

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by YIMBY
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of western fighter production lines
Replies: 48
Views: 6716

Re: Future of western fighter production lines

There is an interesting leak related to F-18. President Trump said in a direct TV press show: “Our relationship with Finland is a very close one and we’re always ready to help Finland. One of the things that is happening is you’re purchasing large amounts of our great F-18 aircraft from Boeing and ...

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by YIMBY
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines
Replies: 77
Views: 13398

Re: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines

5 airlines, not all competing in the same markets, is too few to provide effective markets with sufficient competition. The authorities should never allow such a situation. Moreover, in such a situation any of them is too big to fail, which is problematic. For the last reason the big three should no...

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by YIMBY
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of western fighter production lines
Replies: 48
Views: 6716

Re: Future of western fighter production lines

There is an interesting leak related to F-18. President Trump said in a direct TV press show: “Our relationship with Finland is a very close one and we’re always ready to help Finland. One of the things that is happening is you’re purchasing large amounts of our great F-18 aircraft from Boeing and i...

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by YIMBY
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162376

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

No one want's your sympathy really. What they want is to have a living wage. Tell me a little about yourself if you don't mind, like which City do you live in that allows you to live on less than 1200 Euro per month without an assisted housing system, and what is your degree that only gives you suc...

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by YIMBY
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162376

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

From the Ryanair website: Cabin Crew. Pay after tax 1200 to 1500 euro. It could be less than 1000 euro depending on standby or if you are sick. Training takes six weeks and you pay it yourself (around 2000 euro). It sounds like a fantastic company to work for, I should have applied when they starte...

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by YIMBY
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162376

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Definitely a German would prefer to fly Finnish airline to British or Spanish Why would you say that? Do you have any evidence to back up this claim? There is emotional competence between the three big EU countries in economy and football of who is the Greatest. With Spain and Italy that applies on...

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by YIMBY
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162376

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

AY may be more motivated to cooperate with AA on connections than IAG. I don't understand that statement. As AY, BA and IB are all members of the same transatlantic Joint Venture along with AA and share in the net revenue of the JV, why is there a suggestion that any of the members are less motivat...

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by YIMBY
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162376

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

So, what does Oneworld do? You can't run every U.S. passenger flying to Europe through LHR or MAD. Air Berlin was hardly of any use for OneWorld carriers. No OneWorld carrier even has a long-haul flight from DUS and QR operates the sole OneWorld flight from TXL. (And I'm not sure if they cooperated...

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by YIMBY
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162376

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Ugh, wish we had European regulations over here. AA, DL, and UA should've closed up shop a long time ago. How naive of you to think people would follow regulations and allow large airlines like the US3 or EU3 to fail. People do follow regulations: the loans itself are legal. Giving money away would...

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by YIMBY
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162376

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I don't think the EU Competition would allow LH to buy up all valuable assets and slots that airBerlin has now. Monopoly is last thing EU wants in Germany. How large is easyjet or Ryanair operation in Germany? Where do you see a Monopoly? The playing field is not Germany but the EU sinle market and...

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by YIMBY
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162376

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Since there is no such thing like Chapter 11 in Europe, i guess "Insolvenz" stands for liquidation? Not necessarily. German bankrupcy law has been modernised in the last 15 years, so there are certain options. Time will tell, this will be a huge proceeding. It quite a lot depends on the c...

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by YIMBY
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What *should* Airbus have invested in (year 2000)
Replies: 89
Views: 8460

Re: What *should* Airbus have invested in (year 2000)

The hindsight analysis depends also what kind of negotiation power they had on engine manufacturers and other suppliers, i.e. would the desired engines have been there when I want. Probably there would have been at least suboptimal engines for all tasks. I would have made (not all at once, though): ...

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by YIMBY
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 93
Views: 14091

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

For that matter, I wonder how an underground hyperloop would stand up to earthquakes. As far as intercontinental travel goes, I don't think the aviation industry is under any threat from hyperloop. Underground is definitely the stablest place to stand up earthquakes. Underground would solve many ot...

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by YIMBY
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Finnair order smaller wide-body jets?
Replies: 43
Views: 7981

Re: Should Finnair order smaller wide-body jets?

The problem with the A332/A338 (and 788) is that their trip costs are too similar to their larger siblings. So it doesn't matter if there are a lot of empty seats with the bigger plane if the cost of operating the smaller one is near identical. The A332/A338 is really only attractive if you need th...

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by YIMBY
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!
Replies: 87
Views: 15316

Re: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!

The idea itself is nice and I see no reason to be so hostile and offensive against it, as many posters here. Of course it will not be needed in the near future - the real bottleneck is terminal capacity for quite a long time. Even if the proposed idea does not work (which is quite expected), it make...

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by YIMBY
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Belgian F-16 Replacement RFI To Be Issued Soon
Replies: 137
Views: 22644

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

Given the military environment around Belgium, they can definitely afford the second best or even third best alternative to protect their fatherland. Any modern western fighter will do - they are not that different. They could even live with new F-16's, though it makes little sense. They only need ...

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by YIMBY
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spiegel: Germany, France to develop new combat plane
Replies: 45
Views: 3935

Re: Spiegel: Germany, France to develop new combat plane

I don't think this changes if she loses. The Tornados are getting there slowly and any serious competitor would want to strengthen the ties with France too. There is a clear consensus that *something* must be acquired and it certainly won't be F-35s, not with the current US president and the strong...

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by YIMBY
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines to join Oneworld
Replies: 36
Views: 9886

Re: Airlines to join Oneworld

I wouldn't entirely rule LO out of joining OneWorld. They're a very peripheral player in Star with LH, LX, SN, A3, SK, OS etc. They're not part of the transatlantic joint venture and OneWorld could do with the Eastern European presence LO is definitely in a wrong alliance, IMO. I cannot say which o...

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by YIMBY
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 60
Views: 13010

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

Helsinki :confused: :confused: That is Finland and has nothing to do with SAS. Finland is not an owner of SAS - which are Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Within EU routes and bases do not have to be related to ownership - outside it they may matter. Moreover, rumours circulate that Swedish government i...

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by YIMBY
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Belgian F-16 Replacement RFI To Be Issued Soon
Replies: 137
Views: 22644

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

The selection of the Belgiums will be definitely political and Rafale is favourite unless the French mess it up. Even a split order is possible if they do not agree, in which case they may get maintenance and training co-operation from France and Netherlands, respectively. That is the first post I ...

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