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by TS-IOR
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Algerie expansion plan in Africa
Replies: 9
Views: 1510

Re: Air Algerie expansion plan in Africa

A bit too late no? It is AT version 2. Though, I personally adore Algeria and Algiers. Find them so much nicer than any of their neighbours ;). Saludos, Alex Yes, AH is a bit late on this. I would actually call them AT #3, as TU is attempting the same strategy as well. But they look more reactive t...

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by TS-IOR
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 237
Views: 22423

Re: Thomas Cook the first to lease HiFly A380

Even if it's a one-off it's still the first commercial lease.

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by TS-IOR
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub
Replies: 52
Views: 6932

Re: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub

Fuel is fuel.. this should be applied to gasoline and diesel as well.

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by TS-IOR
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 36510

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

Be interesting to see this report when it comes out for the decision making process for HYD. There were a lot of options closer than HYD, they could have had PNQ, BQD, GOI, AMD, IDR. If they had the fuel to hold for and hour and HYD they also would have had fuel for BHO and NAG, and if they diverte...

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by TS-IOR
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How many pilots does an airline need?
Replies: 13
Views: 2086

Re: How many pilots does an airline need?

Depends on the fleet and the network and if a senior F/O is needed and/or relief pilots and TRE/TRI available for trainees and if layovers needed... Expanding airlines always face a crew issue

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by TS-IOR
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rejected take off after V1
Replies: 12
Views: 3407

Re: Rejected take off after V1

It is much safer to continue and return than aborting at this speed, this configuration... A crew of an ATR aborted at Vr or was it Vlof even and the aircraft suffered a few non-serious damage and most importantly both captain and f/o were fired.

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by TS-IOR
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie to acquire A321NEOs
Replies: 29
Views: 7842

Re: La Compagnie to acquire A321NEOs

They are not loosing any seat. They are considering two LOPAs, one of 76 and one of 80 comparing to 74 on the 757s now. New A321Neo (non LR) will be dedicated to the Paris-New York route and the 757s will remain in the fleet and will permit expansion of the charter market. One of the 757s will be pa...

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by TS-IOR
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 12769

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

Any feedback on how was Rouge at Algiers this Summer?

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by TS-IOR
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is IST the world's busiest airport to use separate runways for arrivals and departures?
Replies: 29
Views: 6336

Re: Is IST the world's busiest airport to use separate runways for arrivals and departures?

IST preferred runway for arrival is 05 and the 35s are either used separately or simultaneously to reduce ground delay. Things get tricky when they need to land 23 or 17 and depart 17 due converging paths. In that case the whole patterns switch in favour of the 17s where one is used for landings and...

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by TS-IOR
Mon May 08, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor payload to SAN
Replies: 12
Views: 2196

Condor payload to SAN

Condor recently started Las Vegas, New Orleans and San Diego. How restricted is the payload to SAN?

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by TS-IOR
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 149
Views: 21618

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

I think all WOWair photos can get you Wow, right ?!

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by TS-IOR
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet plans to launch new Ultra Low-Cost Carrier later this year
Replies: 67
Views: 12525

Re: WestJet plans to launch new Ultra Low-Cost Carrier later this year

I was expecting the -600 subfleet to be switched to this subsidiary ULCC.

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by TS-IOR
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New aircraft delivered with old branding
Replies: 23
Views: 5636

Re: New aircraft delivered with old branding

Also Jazz/Air Canada Express just received a CRJ-9 with the, now, old Air Canada 'turquoise' livery

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by TS-IOR
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with underbelly branding
Replies: 32
Views: 3204

Re: Airlines with underbelly branding

Tunisair on the 330s,

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by TS-IOR
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Dust on a brand new camera
Replies: 6
Views: 1394

Re: Dust on a brand new camera

Are mirrorless cameras as vulnerable to dust as DSLRs?

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by TS-IOR
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unmarried western couple detained in UAE for "unlawful sex"
Replies: 35
Views: 2354

Re: Unmarried western couple detained in UAE for "unlawful sex"

Laws and rules, and the oath of Hippocrates exist to prohibit revealing information about patients..unless instructed by a judge or police for example. I don't know if things are different in the wonderland of Dubai.

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by TS-IOR
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B737-300F noise restrictions
Replies: 0
Views: 511

B737-300F noise restrictions

Tunisia's Express Air Cargo has started operations with a B737-300F cn23836 and a second cn24710 is joining sooner. The first one doesn't meet some of the restrictions at CDG whereas the second will and service will be able to arrive later in the evening as soon as entry into service. What would be ...

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by TS-IOR
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking news: Tunisair suspends all operations after physical clash between pilots and technicians
Replies: 8
Views: 5271

Re: Breaking news: Tunisair suspends all operations after physical clash between pilots and technicians

This explains why one of their A330s was parked at a remote stand in YUL this morning. This A330 is on layover every Thursday during Winter. Arrives Wednesday afternoon and leaves Thursday evening. The conflict between pilots and technicians has been raising since like a month or so. The MRO subsid...

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by TS-IOR
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air First A330-200 EP-IJA
Replies: 123
Views: 37026

Re: Iran Air First A330-200 EP-IJA

Are they taking frames 1608 and 1657 as well?

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by TS-IOR
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britannia inaugural B767 service
Replies: 10
Views: 2599

Re: Britannia inaugural B767 service

1984 of course dunno why i hit 5

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by TS-IOR
Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britannia inaugural B767 service
Replies: 10
Views: 2599

Britannia inaugural B767 service

AFAIK defunt Britannia first B767 revenue flight was to Monastir MIR on February 18, 1985. It was G-BKVZ IIRC as G-BKPW was received later that month... Anybody here knows if the flight originated from LTN, LGW or MAN, the flight number, schedule, confirm operated by VZ... and if there's any photo.....

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by TS-IOR
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tunisair A300s sold for part-out and scrap
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Re: Tunisair A300s sold for part-out and scrap

Or even Algiers, Tripoli, Benghazi, Lisbon, Rom... but on average these three were not used much often and in Winter they can stay unused for weeks.

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by TS-IOR
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tunisair A300s sold for part-out and scrap
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Re: Tunisair A300s sold for part-out and scrap

At Tunisair they were not used extensively.

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by TS-IOR
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tunisair A300s sold for part-out and scrap
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Tunisair A300s sold for part-out and scrap

Tunisair just announced that its three A300s retired from service since like 2 years now have just been sold to a US scrapper and will be ferried soon. I guess ROW is a potential final destination as KU A300s have also ended there. Yet another A300s disappearing!

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by TS-IOR
Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Load on DL PEK-DTW
Replies: 11
Views: 3872

Re: Load on DL PEK-DTW

The 238T would add some flexibility, but as i mentioned above it's been recently operated by some ex-NW built in 2004 which should be light. My concern is the comparison with a said to be announced TUN-CAN with a 238T. As for most routes to China, cargo opportunities are big and is moneymaker that c...

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by TS-IOR
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet mulls A321neo
Replies: 9
Views: 3731

Re: EasyJet mulls A321neo

What's that Plus thing?! A new A320 variant?!

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by TS-IOR
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Load on DL PEK-DTW
Replies: 11
Views: 3872

Re: Load on DL PEK-DTW

Anybody here could help with an answer or a hint please?!

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by TS-IOR
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Load on DL PEK-DTW
Replies: 11
Views: 3872

Load on DL PEK-DTW

DL188 PEK-DTW is a classic A330-200, N851NW for today for example, and i say classic because it's a 2004 vintage, ex-Northwest with 233t or 235t MTOW. My question is how restricted is the load on this flight? Are all seats sold or some are blocked? How is the cargo load? I am asking this cause i hav...

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by TS-IOR
Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S17 Tunisair to add 3rd weekly service to YUL
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: S17 Tunisair to add 3rd weekly service to YUL

Well still a lot of potential to be exploited from this route. With no code-share or interline with WS or AC and a few convenient transit possibilities out of Tunis the service will remain very P2P and seasonal. Maybe 2018 for Rouge, but the Tunis market is not as mature as CMN or ALG who's been ser...

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by TS-IOR
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S17 Tunisair to add 3rd weekly service to YUL
Replies: 5
Views: 653

S17 Tunisair to add 3rd weekly service to YUL

According to Tunisair booking menu on the website, the airline is adding a third weekly service to Montreal starting late June 2017. New flights will be operated every Monday. The schedule will be as follows: 16 TU202 TUN 1015 YUL 1410 YUL 1615 TUN 0530 A332 3 TU202 TUN 1615 YUL 2010 YUL 2215 TUN 11...

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by TS-IOR
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iphone vs Android
Replies: 58
Views: 3390

Re: Iphone vs Android

Android, and Sony since 2013, the perfect combination for me, photo and audio are optimum.

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by TS-IOR
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter leases for Sunwing and Air Transat
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Re: Winter leases for Sunwing and Air Transat

What about the 20% of the fleet ratio?

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by TS-IOR
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tunisair YUL-TUN return in Y
Replies: 4
Views: 4022

Re: Tunisair YUL-TUN return in Y

http://www.aerotunisie.com/images/articles/tunyulAF/1.jpg https://twitter.com/Hmdfthlh/status/772550939316252677?lang=en http://www.aerotunisie.com/images/articles/tunyulAF/6.jpg http://www.aerotunisie.com/images/articles/tunyulAF/5.jpg http://www.aerotunisie.com/images/articles/tunyulAF/7.jpg http...

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by TS-IOR
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter leases for Sunwing and Air Transat
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Winter leases for Sunwing and Air Transat

Winter season is around the corner for Canadian leasure airlines like Sunwing and Air Transat and they are starting boosting capacity with 737s from Europe. Some get reregistered to C- and some not. Why and under which conditions do carriers chose to register to their AOC or not? Thanks.

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by TS-IOR
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tunisair YUL-TUN return in Y
Replies: 4
Views: 4022

Re: Tunisair YUL-TUN return in Y

7h30 eastbound, 8h30 westbound. Food is better than AC and AF. I have photos of the meals on the return to Canada and it's even nicer. Miles are possible through Fidelys, but no exchange with any airline or alliance. The situation is OK there, no danger, even near the Libyan border now things are go...

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by TS-IOR
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tunisair YUL-TUN return in Y
Replies: 4
Views: 4022

Tunisair YUL-TUN return in Y

Mid-June 2016, Tunisair started flying twice a week to Montreal-Trudeau using flagship A330-200 acquired in 2015 for that TATL purpose. A few weeks after the beginning of the service a few feedback was heard about it and was curious to give it a try. I didn't fly TU for years. It also happened that ...

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by TS-IOR
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 757 Transatlantic Experiences.....
Replies: 42
Views: 7079

Re: 757 Transatlantic Experiences.....

Never been on a 757 TATL but been on the -300 variant LAX-HNL with 6hrs or so (northernly route) and it was fine regarding seat comfort and feeling at arrival. Delta IFE was a good company i have to say.

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by TS-IOR
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS A321LR
Replies: 38
Views: 10762

Re: SAS A321LR

A321NeoLR is real, but the B737Max10 beat it if the project comes true and on-time.

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by TS-IOR
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of an ex- Yangtze River B737 at Vilinus
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Status of an ex- Yangtze River B737 at Vilinus

Ex- Yangtze River B737-330QC registered B-5056 was last seen in China wearing the livery of its next operator, Tunisia's UPS partner Express Air Cargo then like two months ago was reported in Vilnius, probably for some MRO job... since then no info, photo... anybody know about it? Is it undergoing a...

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by TS-IOR
Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger damages Tunisair A330 IFE screen
Replies: 13
Views: 6188

Re: Passenger damages Tunisair A330 IFE screen

It's a Panasonic Ex3 by the way. What's the market price for that?

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by TS-IOR
Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger damages Tunisair A330 IFE screen
Replies: 13
Views: 6188

Re: Passenger damages Tunisair A330 IFE screen

So you think $10K to replace an IFE screen is too much?! Thought too. As you can see in the link IMHO it only requires a replacement screen and that's it. By the way, IFE is INOP on short hops.

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by TS-IOR
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger damages Tunisair A330 IFE screen
Replies: 13
Views: 6188

Passenger damages Tunisair A330 IFE screen

Angry passenger onboard a Tunisair TUN-ORY flight went hysteric for not finding his smartphone and punched the IFE screen he has in front of him with his fist to severely damage it! A few seconds later he found his lost thing! Situation was handled by cabin crew and no report of further violence. Tr...

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by TS-IOR
Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc B737 rotates well before Vr
Replies: 60
Views: 15557

Re: Royal Air Maroc B737 rotates well before Vr

To read the full official RAM statement please check their Facebook page Royal Air Maroc. It's in French. They may have added one in English now.

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by TS-IOR
Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc B737 rotates well before Vr
Replies: 60
Views: 15557

Re: Royal Air Maroc B737 rotates well before Vr

According to RAM crew was cleared for take-off and been advised of possible wake turbulence from the heavy TK landing 07. Early rotation was to avoid the wake turbulence effect. I personally didn't believe a clue in that. Rotation point was well south of the 07 path and thus minor effect and if true...

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by TS-IOR
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YUL Inaugurating New International Extension
Replies: 49
Views: 10027

Re: RE: YUL Inaugurating New International Extension

Quoting TS-IOR (Reply 12):Also in June YUL will get 3 weekly rouge flights to CMN and 2 weekly Tunisair flights to TUN, and Air Algérie is double daily on Thursday IIRC making Algiers 8 times a week. Indeed, however I'm not sure how suitable AH additional frequency will be with such schedule... htt...

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by TS-IOR
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YUL Inaugurating New International Extension
Replies: 49
Views: 10027

Re: RE: YUL Inaugurating New International Extension

Quoting TS-IOR (Reply 12): Also in June YUL will get 3 weekly rouge flights to CMN and 2 weekly Tunisair flights to TUN, and Air Algérie is double daily on Thursday IIRC making Algiers 8 times a week. In Winter rouge has announced a bunch of new services to the Carribean and Florida. At some point,...

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by TS-IOR
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TripAdvisor Introduces Airline Reviews
Replies: 13
Views: 1590

Re: TripAdvisor Introduces Airline Reviews

It's been around for several months now and it keeps growing. I personally take it into consideration and post reviews in it. It is fair and unbiased and the ranking is done by everyday people not necessarily frequent travellers or enthusiasts or professionals.

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by TS-IOR
Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tunis Air new twice weekly TUN-YUL
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: Tunis Air new twice weekly TUN-YUL

Connections are available, just simulate booking on the website. YUL wasn't that bad for Syphax you know, but... confused management decided to drop it.

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by TS-IOR
Mon May 30, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Plane Spotting Basics
Replies: 4
Views: 2999

RE: Plane Spotting Basics

An entry level DSLR and a telephoto lens like a 55-250 or 75-300mm. For the scanner check on Amazon for a $100 or less. Enjoy!

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