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by YIMBY
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates next Latin American destination: Lima?
Replies: 19
Views: 3026

Re: Emirates next Latin American destination: Lima?

A direct flight is wishful thinking. Dubai to Lima takes 18 hours. Such ultra long-haul flights make sense only for high-end business passengers. Traffic to and from Peru is mostly tourists and VFR of lower ends. Given the current scarcity of flights between Lima and Europe, I cannot imagine how the...

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by YIMBY
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 144
Views: 20456

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

I'm not forgetting anything. You keep pointing out rules and regulations, but that's not my point. My point is that the Spanish government will do whatever it takes to keep Iberia flying. Or at least minimize "ground time". I get it that you keep referring to "rules and regulations&q...

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by YIMBY
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 144
Views: 20456

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

EU Regulations are just ink on paper if the going gets though. There are tons of examples when "regulations, rules, agreements" suddenly don't matter: Greece having a too big budget deficit to join the Euro? Well..... let's just fudge it over. France having a perpetual large debt mountain...

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by YIMBY
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program
Replies: 59
Views: 9752

Re: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program

Makes me wonder if props will make a comeback Let's hope not. They have a limited service ceiling. They are prone to icing issues. And many have crashes due to prop design. 7.5 km vs 10 km may be a problem a few days during the year, to avoid the weather. Other problems are of the past. Otherwise p...

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by YIMBY
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 131
Views: 10313

Re: LOT Polish international growth

They will lose tons of money on this. Mark my words. I am afraid that you are very right. They are squeezed from all sides and rely on low yielding O&D traffic. Warsaw is not well located for any hub, so any transfer passenger is only to seek the very cheapest option. To succeed, they need very...

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by YIMBY
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?
Replies: 95
Views: 13332

Re: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?

The problem with making a passenger jet into a bomber is that it must be capable of carrying and dropping a large single bomb, and that must be carried near the CG. And that is right where the wingbox is. So a bomber HAS to be high winged. End of story. Most conventional bombers carry more than one...

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by YIMBY
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?
Replies: 95
Views: 13332

Re: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?

It would have been possible, with a modified fuselage, probably more than slightly. It might have been viable, if there were no resources to develop a proper passenger aircraft, no development in engines and other technology and no competition. Given all these were untrue, it would have had no chanc...

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by YIMBY
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 36773

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

I don't want to get too off topic but it is pertinent to how Norwegian treats its staff and the race to the bottom is very much accelerated by the awful employment practices of airlines like Norwegian. I have seen awful employment practices. You probably don't. Compare to truck drivers doing cabota...

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by YIMBY
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 36773

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

The Terms and Conditions for Norwegian pilots are still significantly better than those of average workers. It is that the Terms and Conditions of Legacy airlines are from another planet. Remember, it is the poor passengers who pay the extra high salaries of pilots and other staff. Really?! Trying ...

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by YIMBY
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 36773

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

It’s because they’re selling their product below cost (and they undoubtedly are looking at their financials). In the process they’re undercutting not just the other airlines but the staff at those other airlines whose Terms and Conditions get benchmarked against Norwegian’s which are unrealisticall...

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by YIMBY
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the CRJ 700/900/1000
Replies: 26
Views: 6115

Re: Future of the CRJ 700/900/1000

TheKennady2 wrote:
Sorry i meant North America where most of the CRJ sales have been.


Is CRJ competitive only because some artificial clauses forbid more effective, economic and ecologic solutions in a region that was supposed to be free market economy?

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by YIMBY
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 36773

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

The interest goes up - Hard Brexit ahead - not sold the 140 frames yet... Norwegian sees a hard time ahead... The Airbus order ? i don't really think that a hard Brexit will be a problem. Norwegian has operation in both Scandinavia, the UK and the EU. The company has air licenses in all three, and ...

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by YIMBY
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African countries a no-show at open skies agreement signing
Replies: 26
Views: 5430

Re: African countries a no-show at open skies agreement signing

So they need protection to prevent the industry from collapsing because of excessive competition. Africa is oppsoite, non-existent aviation market. Who are "they"? Shareholders, managers and employees of the airlines? . I was referring to the developed countries with a lot of home grown a...

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by YIMBY
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African countries a no-show at open skies agreement signing
Replies: 26
Views: 5430

Re: African countries a no-show at open skies agreement signing

So they need protection to prevent the industry from collapsing because of excessive competition. Africa is oppsoite, non-existent aviation market. Who are "they"? Shareholders, managers and employees of the airlines? The consumers or taxpayers, i.e. the vast majority of the citizens do n...

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by YIMBY
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Electric planes: the state of the art
Replies: 259
Views: 16453

Re: Electric planes: the state of the art

Aviation will likely be the last transport industry to switch to electric propulsion. The energy density required, especially associated with the weight requirements of anything that flies, won't be available for a looong time. I would rather advocate for the use of carbon neutral liquid hydrocarbo...

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by YIMBY
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 30
Views: 4010

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

Better sensors and computers can be even "plugged in" in external pods. That may not be very practical, but can be done. Helmets are plugged in, or should I say out, over the heads of the pilots. Wires do not weigh so much that they could not be reinstalled (even though that was a major p...

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by YIMBY
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 168108

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Yep :) This year has been good also when it comes to route statistics (especially intercontinental routes). HEL-NRT will see over 400,000 passengers this year (280,000 in 2016) and several routes seem to reach 200,000 passengers while back in 2016, NRT and BKK were the only intercontinental routes ...

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by YIMBY
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 30
Views: 4010

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

You seriously think the UK and US fighting in the Falklands and in Iraq and Afghanistan was a vacation? You seriously think that Europe should prepare to a war like in the Falklands, 1982? Are you a general? What does that have to do with the claim that operating in the Falklands or Iraq/Afghanista...

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by YIMBY
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 30
Views: 4010

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

Thank you for commenting and sorry for a late reply. I am not paid for posting here so cannot hang everyday online. It is honorable to defend your colleague, but may I beg to disagree with you. Seriously? He's answered every one of your questions with FACTUAL posts and links / information. I believe...

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by YIMBY
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 30
Views: 4010

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

You seriously think the UK and US fighting in the Falklands and in Iraq and Afghanistan was a vacation? You seriously think that Europe should prepare to a war like in the Falklands, 1982? Are you a general? That is your claim not mine. You said in your 30th November post that if the F-35 were aero...

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by YIMBY
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 30
Views: 4010

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

Operationally can you show me where a classic Hornet takes off with a maximum load in 427 m or less? I haven’t seen it done and I frankly doubt it is done. Certainly you have not seen unless a test pilot. There is difference between peace and war time operations. Extreme actions cause a lot of wear...

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by YIMBY
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are airlines ready for the next economic downturn?
Replies: 20
Views: 3583

Re: Are airlines ready for the next economic downturn?

What downturn? Global recession does not come by itself. What is more likely is local asymmetric shocks that may be induced by bad internal politics, bursting bubbles or - very worst - deteriorating external relations, up to a war. Many third world countries may face revolutions and revolts that may...

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by YIMBY
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Probability of a SAS A321neo LR/XLR
Replies: 13
Views: 2650

Re: Probability of a Sas a321Neo LR/Xlr

I have said before that in my opinion SAS should buy A321NEO/LR/XLR for its exclusive long haul product and fly them from OSL, ARN, CPH, GOT, ... etc to Americas and reachable Asia. Where capacity is not enough (e.g. CPH-EWR) add frequency and destinations (PHL, JFK, ...) which are important for bus...

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by YIMBY
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Swedish pilots presented with U.S. Air Medal regarding SR71 incident in 1987
Replies: 37
Views: 4252

Re: Swedish pilots presented with U.S. Air Medal regarding SR71 incident in 1987

Getting a kill on an SR-71 would have been a big feather in some Soviet Officer's hat would have been worth it to them, even if it was a cheap kill on a disabled aircraft. Killing the Swedes would have meant nothing to them. Killing an American plane over international waters would have been a seri...

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by YIMBY
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 30
Views: 4010

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

There is no logic there. ??? Finland didn’t order F/A-18s because they were capable of carrier landings and take-offs, Finland haven’t gone and installed steam catapults around their austere airfields to take off from shorter distances. The Hornet was selected because it was the best multi-role air...

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by YIMBY
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon
Replies: 99
Views: 24811

Re: Air France terminates Joon

Surprising how only the middle section of the plane seems to be occupied on those photos. The seats on the other side of the aisle near the windows are all empty, as is the row in front of them. Obviously this is not during a real flight, those people were only put there for the photo. Otherwise th...

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by YIMBY
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 30
Views: 4010

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

The F-35B does have a higher price but you can also operate the aircraft like a standard A model from conventional runways. In that context I wonder how much lower the maintenance would be if the aircraft spent the majority of its life operating in that manner. Saying that without operating and tra...

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by YIMBY
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO: information about future fleet plans (777X, 787, A350)
Replies: 68
Views: 15571

Re: Interview with LH CEO: information about future fleet plans (777X, 787, A350)

He tells also that they will not invest in Alitalia, with its present structure, but could have commercial co-operation.

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by YIMBY
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 30
Views: 4010

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

For political reasons it is likely to be F-35 (or SuperHornet) assuming the decision is made after Trump. Finland wants to buy protection from the US by buying American hardware, as it is not officially in Nato, although as close as can be. I do not know whether it would be a political suicide in F...

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by YIMBY
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Conformal tanks on fighters
Replies: 20
Views: 2383

Re: Conformal tanks on fighters

bikerthai wrote:

Besides, the conformal tanks to not take up additional wing hard point, thus you can carry more missiles/bombs as opposed to carrying drop tanks.

bt


What about the weight?

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by YIMBY
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Getting Drunk on a Plane
Replies: 67
Views: 10196

Re: Getting Drunk on a Plane

I have never ever seen someone punished or removed from the plane by being drunk, but so many times seen someone who should be thrown out of the window. Indeed a couple of times I wanted to take a parachute to get out of a very uncomfortable situation. Today it is not so bad as it used to be when fr...

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by YIMBY
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus considering A330NEO Regional
Replies: 95
Views: 16211

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus considering A330NEO Regional

What is "Regional"? For me it is sub-domestic, i.e. much less than 1 hour flights. To be competitive on that, a paper derate is not sufficient. You need a lighter wing, lighter engines, lighter this and that, and major modifications for higher cycles. Talk about billions. Not impossible, b...

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by YIMBY
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 30
Views: 4010

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

I see it as a contest between the F-35 and Gripen Agreed, my impression too. For political reasons it is likely to be F-35 (or SuperHornet) assuming the decision is made after Trump. Finland wants to buy protection from the US by buying American hardware, as it is not officially in Nato, although a...

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by YIMBY
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canadian AG Report On Canadian Fighter Jet Force
Replies: 16
Views: 2041

Re: Canadian AG Report On Canadian Fighter Jet Force

Other than political pressures, Canada is one of the few countries that can afford an inferior air force. The only country that can easily attack Canada is the US and Canada has no chance to defend. For any other country Canada is so far that they cannot send any super duper fighters there, only lon...

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by YIMBY
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 805
Views: 196000

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Reports that government has accepted purchase offer by Ferrovie dello Stato. https://www.tpi.it/2018/11/20/alitalia-ferrovie-accordo-accettato/ https://www.unionesarda.it/articolo/economia/2018/11/20/alitalia-via-libera-dei-commissari-all-offerta-di-ferrovie-dello-2-799389.html Seems they desire to...

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by YIMBY
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 302
Views: 49086

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

I do not believe that a trivial wing form can be patented, at least internationally. The invention threshold for a patent is quite high: you cannot patent something that any average engineer could invent when presented the problem (unless discovering the problem is an invention as itself). Optimizi...

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by YIMBY
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it legal to have two reg numbers on an aircraft?
Replies: 8
Views: 3092

Re: Is it legal to have two reg numbers on an aircraft?

In old days with strange regulations it was heard that planes changed registration number and ownership in the fly to fly a tag on route. Poor mechanic who was repainting that hanging outside ... :hissyfit:

Maybe we will see that again this spring, crossing the Channel :crying:

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by YIMBY
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 302
Views: 49086

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

Raked wingtips are covered by Boeing patents. The A350 / A330NEO sharklet is Airbus' response and produces comparable (and perhaps a little better) results. I do not believe that a trivial wing form can be patented, at least internationally. The invention threshold for a patent is quite high: you c...

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by YIMBY
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 302
Views: 49086

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

Could Airbus with a re-winged A321 basically be using it as a stop gap measure till they create their real 320 replacement. They know they'll get some orders but ultimately they'll cede the market for a much smaller investment (a wing vs an entire aircraft). They spend 20% the money and end up with...

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by YIMBY
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much longer will Airbus build the A319 ?
Replies: 49
Views: 9331

Re: How much longer will Airbus build the A319 ?

The A319 is over-winged which helps on long missions (over 3 hours). But on missions 2 hours and less, the over abundance of wing increases costs. Considering how many narrowbody flights are under 3 hours(basically ATL to the east coast cities), I see a niche. For most longer missions, the A321LR w...

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by YIMBY
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 302
Views: 49086

Re: Airbus A321XLR to have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

So where does the luggage go? The A319CJ had erm... I think it was 6 ACTs if I recall correctly. Of course, that meant you'd very little luggage space - but then the seating plan meant you'd never need that much luggage space. This is very different. Probably the luggage would go to the LD3-45 cont...

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by YIMBY
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 54
Views: 3969

Re: Tax on kerosine

You can agree or disagree with the idea of taxing fuel, reality is that it will never happen. For starters, they need at least one-fifth of all ICAO member countries to support a session to even get the subject on the table. That alone is a very tough job since by far most countries oppose such a t...

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by YIMBY
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 168108

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Could HEL overtake ARN down the road to become the third busiest airport in the Nordic region? I am not saying it will happen this or next year but let's say in the next five years? Only if Sweden messes up its economy and Finland does not, which is possible though unlikely. Extending the train net...

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by YIMBY
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG in talks with Spanish government about preparing with a no deal
Replies: 48
Views: 10722

Re: IAG in talks with Spanish government about preparing with a no deal

You MAY get what you voted for. Can you imagine the public outrage of BA being a foreign carrier in the future... Hope they can find a solution. BA is owned by IAG who are incorporated in Spain with the Government of Qatar owning 20% of it along with various other investment funds. It is techincall...

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by YIMBY
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 1h20m Int´l to Domestic AA connection in JFK possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 1987

Re: 1h20m Int´l to Domestic AA connection in JFK possible?

In my experience, you should reserve for a connection at JFK from Int'l to domestic at least three hours (and even more for intl to intl and much more in rush hours), if it is of any importance to reach the destination on schedule with luggage. If you have no luggage and do not care if you miss the ...

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by YIMBY
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges
Replies: 46
Views: 6622

Re: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges

It is still hard for me to believe that all those orders will be realized. My gut feeling tells that airlines have overestimated the growth of the demand and grossly overestimated their growing share of it. At least many will be very happy for all delays, particularly if it is due to problems of th...

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by YIMBY
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges
Replies: 46
Views: 6622

Re: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges

It is still hard for me to believe that all those orders will be realized. My gut feeling tells that airlines have overestimated the growth of the demand and grossly overestimated their growing share of it. At least many will be very happy for all delays, particularly if it is due to problems of the...

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by YIMBY
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Rolls-Royce plc be absorbed by Airbus in a near future ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5052

Re: Could Rolls-Royce plc be absorbed by Airbus in a near future ?

If Airbus bought RR, then it would cause problems on the A320 series with both CFM and PW. If Airbus bought RR, they may have to buy PW, too, and drop CFM & GE from their engine palette. That would cause quite a lot of problems, and might make sense only if it is an emergency measure to secure ...

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by YIMBY
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 168108

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Sure you can setup another bank at say 3 AM, but that would have to rely solely on connecting traffic as no O/D to/from HEL would want to travel at that time, particularly since there is an option that does not involve boarding in the middle of the night. Also you would initially need to assign at ...

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by YIMBY
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 6988

Re: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years

What is with Europe not expanding? The hub waves at MUC are full with only non-prime time slots available. The new IST and the ME3 thank the Nimby of MUC. MUC needs that runway to remain the regional hub that it is. Bummer it isn't happening. Out of curiosity, besides the new IST, what European air...

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