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by MoKa777
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a 747-400 fly JFK-HKG non-stop
Replies: 35
Views: 11377

Re: Can a 747-400 fly JFK-HKG non-stop

IMO, yes there would be “limitations.” Utilizing a B747 400 assuming a flight in September 2018 KJFK-VHHH, with a (as currently flown by the B777 300ER) route over the poles (with RESUM WP as highest latitude flown), estimate 14 hrs. 40 min. (w/ winds aloft), M.850 avg., FL290 initial and typ. S/C,...

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by MoKa777
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpiceJet in talks with Airbus to buy wide-bodied A330neo aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 2745

Re: SpiceJet in talks with Airbus to buy wide-bodied A330neo aircraft

For an LCC, a 9-abreast A330neo or 10-abreast A350 are probably the most efficient aircraft out there. The A330neo will most likely be cheaper, though, and with the latest MTOW increase, it is more than enough aircraft for almost any LCC.

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by MoKa777
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 28670

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

I wonder if the aircraft will be able to make it to SIN without a fuel stop... haha

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by MoKa777
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Angled Lie Flat J Seats to Fully Lie Flat
Replies: 1
Views: 588

Re: Angled Lie Flat J Seats to Fully Lie Flat

Interesting question. I would also be keen to know.

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by MoKa777
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CZ's CAN-CDG: longest 333 flight?
Replies: 19
Views: 2749

Re: CZ's CAN-CDG: longest 333 flight?

dcajet wrote:
Effective next year, TK will fly IST-BOG (5,805 nm) and PTY-IST (5,857 nm) with the A333.


What payload restrictions, if any, will TK have on the BOG-IST route..? BOG is over 8000ft AMSL.

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by MoKa777
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 21721

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

I'm sure the wing will offer significant improvement on field performance as well.

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by MoKa777
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption A350 vs 787
Replies: 34
Views: 3084

Re: Fuel consumption A350 vs 787

The 787-9 burns approximately 1.5% to 2% less fuel than the A350-900 with the same payload weight. This is because the 787-9 is a lighter frame with slightly less cabin area, less wetted area and less drag. However with the same payload weight in both aircraft the A350-900 would be less dense and m...

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by MoKa777
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Area difference between 748i and 779x?
Replies: 6
Views: 3582

Re: Cabin Area difference between 748i and 779x?

I found this thread from a few years ago: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=769733 No 748, though. However, if we add on the area for the lengthened fuselage to Ferpe's 744 figures, I get +-428 sq.m. As member CM mentions in that thread, these figures may not account for fuselage taper...

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by MoKa777
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub
Replies: 44
Views: 5741

Re: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub

Also, the airline and/or airport staff will need to manage any racist tendencies to avoid an incident like the one that occured recently with the American/Indian pax transiting Moscow...

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by MoKa777
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.
Replies: 68
Views: 23223

Re: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.

How will the A321neoLR cope in a place like KWI where summer temperatures are 45-50°C?

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by MoKa777
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 53514

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/10 ... 1073645568


Are those the folding wingtips I see?!
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817Dreamliiner wrote:
Static test frame has been rolled out:

Image

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/10 ... 1073645568


Are those the folding wingtips I see?!

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by MoKa777
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 53514

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

Some exciting new developments: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-boeing-reveals-first-assembled-777x-ahead-451693/ I am assuming that the new wing will have more flex than previous 777s, correct? Interesting note: first delivery is to NH in 2020..? "That aircraft will first f...

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by MoKa777
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 396
Views: 68947

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

787 supplemented by a 330 PER-JNB would be possible, But subject to CASA ETOPS approval and Perth Airport Are CASA ETOPS rules still so strict for the SYD-JNB-SYD route? I believe this is something that killed (then) V Australia’s MEL-JNB-MEL route a few years back..? I am sure PER-JNB-PER is doabl...

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by MoKa777
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 396
Views: 68947

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

787 supplemented by a 330 PER-JNB would be possible, But subject to CASA ETOPS approval and Perth Airport Are CASA ETOPS rules still so strict for the SYD-JNB-SYD route? I believe this is something that killed (then) V Australia’s MEL-JNB-MEL route a few years back..? I am sure PER-JNB-PER is doabl...

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by MoKa777
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air A320 Neo
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: Gulf Air A320 Neo

Off-topic, I know, but one of the ME airlines with the best aircraft type and config pages is Oman Air.

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by MoKa777
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New QR Route Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 3204

Re: New QR Route Thread

ahj2000 wrote:
How about the routes they’ve announced but not launched?


QR routes can be the first topic in a new "Fiction Forum" here on a.net hahaha

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by MoKa777
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HKG to LHR flights
Replies: 10
Views: 1797

Re: HKG to LHR flights

I recall booking CX LHR-HKG in 2008 and there being 4 flights, a mix of 747 and A346. There was a late flight departing LHR that got into HKG around 8pm the next day, that was an A346. The CX252 was a 747 I took that departed at 12.30pm, landing around 7am the following morning, even wrote a trip r...

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by MoKa777
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best aircraft for an airport (like KWI) that sees 45-50 degrees celcius summer temperatures
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Re: Best aircraft for an airport (like KWI) that sees 45-50 degrees celcius summer temperatures

The best plane is the one that will carry the payload to the planned destination. It could be a J-3 to Basra or a B777 to LON. GF True but if you look at the A359 and 78J (similarly sized aircraft), both possibly have the ability to fly their max payload on a flight as long as KWI-LHR. A flight of ...

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by MoKa777
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best aircraft for an airport (like KWI) that sees 45-50 degrees celcius summer temperatures
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Re: Best aircraft for an airport (like KWI) that sees 45-50 degrees celcius summer temperatures

More Moka777, Like your flag... Besides Performance etc, one thing I was told a few weeks ago was to keep in mind the temperature reported by the specific airport mentioned, Kuwait, might not always be reported accurately on purpose, as the airport would be closed if reported conditions were above ...

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by MoKa777
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1461
Views: 517743

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

How did that damage happen?

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by MoKa777
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 11301

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

I noticed today that a 77W is on TK's IST-JNB-DUR return route.

Is this once off, seasonal (possibly for Hajj season) or a permanent adjustment? If it seasonal or permanent, when did it come into effect?

It was not long ago (maybe a few days or a weeks) that I saw the A333 still on the route.

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by MoKa777
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 19747

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

I believe the average A359 OEW is more around 135t. With the pax+bags weights you use, that should be good for ~238 pax.

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by MoKa777
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's
Replies: 76
Views: 18663

Re: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's

jmmadrid wrote:
WOW! An order of THREE planes! That's quite a shopping spree by IAG's standards.
A few days ago they bought TWO Airbus 330s for LEVEL as well.


Haha I know, right?! Someone needs to rein in this crazy!

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by MoKa777
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 137
Views: 25506

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

I don't see it as a game changer, but more just a specific model tailored to the needs of some select customers that leverages enough of the more popular model to make it worth the effort of offering. That is true, a balanced response. Game changer may have been too strong a term haha. I expect Boe...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IS the new CX service to IAD the first 350 1000?
Replies: 13
Views: 2985

Re: IS the new CX service to IAD the first 350 1000?

I believe it wil be. The only other A350-1000 route at present is DOH-LHR-DOH on QR.

I am not sure if any airline uses the A359 to IAD but I don't think there is any.

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by MoKa777
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 137
Views: 25506

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

The 777-8 brings (9-abreast) 777-300ER capacities with 777-200LR range. About the only operators who really wanted that were the ME3 which is why they make up the totality of the current order-book for the type and likely will remain so. EK has hitched their wagon to the 777X over the A350, but dep...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 137
Views: 25506

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

From what I understand, the 778 is a 77L 2.0. It is a niche aircraft and its orders (so far) prove it. It has been ordered almost entirely as a 1-to-1 replacement for 77L at QR and EY and as an aircraft to further the expansion that the 77L allowed at EK. Other potential customers for the 778 are ET...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values and Lease Pricing - Summer 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 8114

Re: Aircraft Values and Lease Pricing - Summer 2018

Thanks LAXintl! These lists are always interesting.

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by MoKa777
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Relative fuel burn of regional aircraft?
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Re: Relative fuel burn of regional aircraft?

viewtopic.php?t=1355819

A bit controversial because, obviously, fuel burn can be different for even the same aircraft in different conditions and scenarios but interesting nonetheless.
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There is this thread from last year:

viewtopic.php?t=1355819

A bit controversial because, obviously, fuel burn can be different for even the same aircraft in different conditions and scenarios but interesting nonetheless.

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by MoKa777
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best aircraft for an airport (like KWI) that sees 45-50 degrees celcius summer temperatures
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Best aircraft for an airport (like KWI) that sees 45-50 degrees celcius summer temperatures

Hi everyone! I have been wondering about something recently. I have noticed that Kuwait City is a really hot place. One of the hottest places I have found where there is a (relatively) large-ish airline hub with some more potential still. It is a place that is almost always hotter than Doha and with...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?
Replies: 70
Views: 7623

Re: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?

KWI is apparently operating well above its capacity.

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by MoKa777
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing corporate liveries?
Replies: 22
Views: 4119

Re: New Boeing corporate liveries?

Weren't they always all blue besides the 748 (which was orange)?

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by MoKa777
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1461
Views: 517743

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Trent XWB-97 ETOPS approval according to CS-E 1040 (certificate 10065874) for 420 minutes. So 7 hours. What routes will benefit from this that weren’t covered previously. I am sure this will be a huge benefit for Australia/NZ-South Africa/South America flights. Those are some really lonely flights.

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by MoKa777
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Moxy Airways annoys me.
Replies: 13
Views: 2068

Re: Why Moxy Airways annoys me.

So you would like a European hybrid carrier. New and unburdened by legacy issues, having a lower cost base so thereby offering competitive fares and offering oodles of style, innovation and a strong brand..?

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by MoKa777
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian 787's using different engine manufactures
Replies: 22
Views: 5673

Re: Ethiopian 787's using different engine manufactures

Don't ET have the "terrible teens" 788s that have different engines compared to their originally ordered fleet?

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by MoKa777
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 111
Views: 21359

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

With the approach of the Farnborough International Airshow, the incorporation of the Airbus A350-1000XWB to the fleets of Qatar Airways and Cathay Pacific, what are the next expectations? a pity that United will change again to the A350-900, I see a strong potential in Qantas, China Airlines, Ethio...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 18721

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

About the payload and the range: https://leehamnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/A350-900-to-90ULR.png And in more recent analyses, Leeham has stated: "Summary: The A350-900ULR is touted as a 9,700nm range airliner. This is with restrictions on the number of seats and passengers, far from the...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie Walsh: I would like BA to return to MEL
Replies: 53
Views: 7744

Re: Willie Walsh: I would like BA to return to MEL

Will the Qatar-Australia bilateral allow a BA DOH-MEL-DOH flight? From my understanding, QR cannot add any more "main gateway" Australia flights because they have maxed out the bilateral rights. I don't believe QR and/or any other non-Australian carrier would be able to add flights between...

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by MoKa777
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to launch premium economy
Replies: 25
Views: 5961

Re: Emirates to launch premium economy

Emirates Premium Economy will feature 'sleeperettes' with a 38-40 inch pitch. The PE class will feature 56 seats on the A380 and in the high 20s on the B777. The PE class on a 2-class A380 will be the upper deck and the at the front of the lower deck on a 3-class A380. According to Sir. Tim, the ne...

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by MoKa777
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to launch premium economy
Replies: 25
Views: 5961

Re: Emirates to launch premium economy

They may have taken their time about premium economy, but so what,it's a long term decision not a sprint.They have clearly put in a lot of work in getting it right.They will simply become more formidable than they already are -oh and more profitable too. Their only real constraint to further growth...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 135
Views: 31833

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

I am really enjoying your contributions on this topic. I agree about increasing the MTOW of the A35K instead of an A359ULR-trade-payload-for-fuel concept. The A35K still seems to have some room to grow so Airbus should go that route. They will have to do both. To get an additional 4.5-5 hours fligh...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways eyes C-Series order
Replies: 8
Views: 2737

Re: Kenya Airways eyes C-Series order

CSeries!


"...he had been inspired by Air Baltic’s order of up to 60 CS300 jets."

The ball starts rolling...

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by MoKa777
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 135
Views: 31833

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

If the 777-8 would be a shoe in for that route Qantas would be ordering it. The 777-8 is over hyped. It is called a payload beast and that it surly will not be. The 777-8 will offer a higher OEW at about the same MTOW as the 777-200LR. Payload plus fuel will be a lower number. The advantage of the ...

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by MoKa777
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A345 in JNB
Replies: 3
Views: 1259

A345 in JNB

An A345 just left JNB about 20-25 minutes ago.

Anyone know who it belongs to and where it is off to? Heading East right now.

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by MoKa777
Wed May 30, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 22809

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

Very cool to see this flight. Is the J-class going to be the same as the other A350s? Yes. According to the ausbt link in the OP: "Singapore Airlines has confirmed to Australian Business Traveller the pointy end of the A350-900ULR will see the same business class seat as on its regular Airbus ...

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by MoKa777
Tue May 29, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 31594

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

Oh yeah, and, SAA should never give up the rainbow colours. I may be biased though... Haha I love this augmentation concept of the current livery. The fuselage may be getting a touch busy but the red sky sunset and flying Springbok blended into the flag are poetry. http://www.cardatabase.net/modifi...

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by MoKa777
Mon May 28, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 14692

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

This makes me so happy! Congratulations to AirBaltic, Bombardier and Airbus.

The CSeries is an amazing aircraft and I am happy that an existing operator is confirming it! Hopefully airlines on the fence about the CSeries will be encouraged to take another look and commit.

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by MoKa777
Sat May 26, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 31594

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

Oh yeah, and, SAA should never give up the rainbow colours. I may be biased though... Haha

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by MoKa777
Sat May 26, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 31594

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

Maybe a crazy thought but I'm thinking also that it may be United. UA and LH may be working towards more harmonization. This livery looks very similar to LH's and is a highly simplified version of the current UA one. As mentioned a few months back, LH is also planning on introducing a new J seat (on...

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