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by TS-IOR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q2 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1124

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q2 2018

I like photos 8 and 9. Here is today's last addition to my Flickr https://flic.kr/p/28gbyao and more if you scroll down. I'm getting more and more reliable to my smartphones for taking picture, something that i was against a few years back, but now quality is optimal and convenience of course. DSLR ...

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by TS-IOR
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 163
Views: 23078

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

Rouge and Condor are taking the most from the 767, and Prime Amazon as well cargo wise.. I wonder how is reliability vs. fuel and mx cost vs. low lease or purchase rates are matched to make flying 30 year-old frames as efficient as is..

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by TS-IOR
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 63
Views: 1679

Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

17 happy years with the same username since that day one. Discovered A.Net a few months earlier IIRC. Till now still the only user waving the Tunisian flag.

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by TS-IOR
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Lufthansa Aviation Training & PHX Sky Harbor Fire Department
Replies: 1
Views: 984

Re: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Lufthansa Aviation Training & PHX Sky Harbor Fire Department

How lucky to meet Herr Jurgen Raps.. such an eternal aviation professional and enthusiast. PHX is very friendly.. they have the pretention to be US friendliest airport. One time i was there in July and the customer service woman just expressed care (or pity) for me looking for some sunbathing at the...

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by TS-IOR
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Condor inaugural Frankfurt-Phoenix
Replies: 7
Views: 3716

Re: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Condor inaugural Frankfurt-Phoenix

Been a long time i didn't enjoy a TR like this one. Pleasant. Period. PHX and area area fun for avgeeks, but it's started getting really hot to enjoy any planespotting or sightseeing at the PHX garage roof for example. Condor is the last and hopefully everlasting charter airline from the ones i grew...

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by TS-IOR
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16527

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Malaysia Rayani Air ceased operations. It can raise funds, obtain AOC and all the due diligence, but is it economically viable?! It's a business and even Halal businesses can fail if basic math is not met and even with travelling prayers broadcasted before take-off.

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by TS-IOR
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12035

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

IIRC, Emirates used to be handled with stairs at TUN when they bring in the A340-500. Emirates A380 at CMN as well.

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by TS-IOR
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: bilaterals USA-Tunisia
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

Re: bilaterals USA-Tunisia

Varsity1 wrote:
Tunisia is free to negotiate a treaty. It's not that difficult of a process for small countries.


absolutely.. I wonder why the Foreign Affairs and the Transportation department didn't make the move towards it so it's ready whenever an airline expressed interest..

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by TS-IOR
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: bilaterals USA-Tunisia
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

Re: bilaterals USA-Tunisia

Even via a West African country and even for code-share rights an Air Transport Agreement between both parties is required. As per Dakar i don't think the Senegalese will allow because their newly established airline should receive two A330neo in the near future and North America should be a targete...

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by TS-IOR
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: bilaterals USA-Tunisia
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

Re: bilaterals USA-Tunisia

There is not a single word about Tunisia on the DoT portal. Not in the Open Skies and not in the bilaterals lists of signing countries. Tough to envision them starting any time soon, in light of such. Is Tunis even FAA category1? Tunisia is not on the FAA IASA list, neither category 1 nor 2, maybe ...

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by TS-IOR
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UK. Thomas Cook to return to Tunisia after 3yrs.
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: UK. Thomas Cook to return to Tunisia after 3yrs.

Back in the time this thread was started only 3 flights per week were planned by Thomas Cook UK for S18, but now other cities and frequencies were added to reach a 10 or dozen at some time, and 2019 is selling with even more connections. TUI as well, and Jet2 is mulling. I agree with the guy above, ...

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by TS-IOR
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: bilaterals USA-Tunisia
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

bilaterals USA-Tunisia

As Tunisair mulls to start New York, reportedly by the end of 2018 (crazy) or S19 the latest, and maybe with a YUL tag either way.. and all these brainstorming options.. I wondered what did the Air Traffic Agreement between the two parties define in terms of capacity, rights of traffic.. There is no...

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by TS-IOR
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada launches seasonal routes YYZ-KEF, YYZ-SNN, YUL-KEF, YUL-DUB
Replies: 27
Views: 3691

Re: Air Canada launches seasonal routes YYZ-KEF, YYZ-SNN, YUL-KEF, YUL-DUB

Also yesterday CMN switched operations from Rouge b767 to mainline Air Canada A330 six times a week. I'm just wondering (on this YUL-CMN route) how much market share AC has taken from Royal Air Maroc... RAM used to operate 2X during peak season including a 744, but now they seem stick to a single 7...

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by TS-IOR
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada launches seasonal routes YYZ-KEF, YYZ-SNN, YUL-KEF, YUL-DUB
Replies: 27
Views: 3691

Re: Air Canada launches seasonal routes YYZ-KEF, YYZ-SNN, YUL-KEF, YUL-DUB

Also yesterday CMN switched operations from Rouge b767 to mainline Air Canada A330 six times a week. Hope either Rouge or Air Canada, most probably Rouge start TUN in 2019.

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by TS-IOR
Sat May 12, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Picasa photo editing software
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Picasa photo editing software

i think you'd like GIMP as alternative to Picasa.

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by TS-IOR
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Fujifilm XE1 anyone here?
Replies: 0
Views: 463

Fujifilm XE1 anyone here?

Anyone using the XE1 here? What lenses? Opinion? $175 is a deal one can't miss i think coming with a 18-55mm kit lens. Very tempting.

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by TS-IOR
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania + EL AL clipped tails at Ben Gurion
Replies: 24
Views: 5708

Re: Germania + EL AL clipped tails at Ben Gurion

That reminds me of a Germania B737-300 at Monastir MIR/DTMB like thirty years ago, maybe 1988 or 1989 where severe damage happened to the stabilizer sometime during the approach for unknown reason. Aircraft remained grounded a few days until new components became available and have been installed at...

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by TS-IOR
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Balearics Gets AOC
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Re: Thomas Cook Balearics Gets AOC

Some of the flights to Djerba and Monastir are expected to be operated by this Spanish sister company. Isn't it kind of LTE by LTU back in the mid-80s?

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by TS-IOR
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?
Replies: 61
Views: 15006

Re: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?

Could they look for North/West Africa out of Montreal. CMN goes double daily with RAM and daily with Rouge being transferred to mainline Air Canada this summer. ALG gets Air Algerie and Rouge 10 plus per week, and TUN is growing as well. As VFR destinations they may fit in the WestJet market.

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by TS-IOR
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: MSP Planespotting
Replies: 3
Views: 1446

Re: MSP Planespotting

The mall parking for landings and a new viewing area opened a year or so ago, but... bare in mind the weather.

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by TS-IOR
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tunisair add capacity to Germany thanks to Air Berlin?!
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Re: Tunisair add capacity to Germany thanks to Air Berlin?!

It’s entirely relevant. DUS lost a lot of non-stop capacity to holiday destinations. These travellers are more indiscriminate and price sensitive, so Tunisair sees an opportunity to lure them to Tunisia with non-stops instead of another destination. But these visitors will most likely come through ...

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by TS-IOR
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tunisair add capacity to Germany thanks to Air Berlin?!
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Tunisair add capacity to Germany thanks to Air Berlin?!

In the link below we can read Tunisair Commercial Managing Director talking about the airline plan for S18 showing a boost of some pairs like TUN-DUS going 4 weekly and many more. But most interesting is how he is including Air Berlin?! The defunct German airline has left Tunisian destinations for 3...

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by TS-IOR
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news
Replies: 123
Views: 17412

Re: French routes news

I think the TUIfly routes to DJE will wait till the Open Sky agreement enter into effect. Meanwhile they can operate under a masked Corsair flight number.

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by TS-IOR
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are relatively new a340-500s& -600s being sold off cheaply ?
Replies: 58
Views: 13398

Re: Why are relatively new a340-500s& -600s being sold off cheaply ?

The airlines, or better say operators, as most of the buyers are ACMI and charter specialists, will use them sporadically or seasonally and can't afford other than a lower price.

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by TS-IOR
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines on the market for used A319s to replace MD80s
Replies: 43
Views: 12308

Re: American Airlines on the market for used A319s to replace MD80s

Tunisair has four A319 including two LR. AA may tease them for.

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by TS-IOR
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 110
Views: 24873

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

On reply to a few comments above.. am not aware of a CAI-TUN with Gulfair, back in the time it was a Oman-UAE-Bahrein airline.. but am quiet sure of a AUH-TUN-CMN in the 80s with the Tristars.

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by TS-IOR
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest sued for removing Arabic speaking passenger
Replies: 60
Views: 6305

Re: Southwest sued for removing Arabic speaking passenger

It really disappoint me when it comes from Southwest, an airline that i like, but aside from that a fresh airline that built its image on friendliness, openness and LUV. Disembarking a customer for only speaking a certain language, Arabic or any other discredit a lot of WN culture.

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by TS-IOR
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 16425

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

Sounds more Italian for a better introduction into the market from an international POV. Now catching the interest off Alitalia will seriously begin, meanwhile AZ is still deep into the confusion.

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by TS-IOR
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa D-AILL no-go at TUN
Replies: 0
Views: 695

Lufthansa D-AILL no-go at TUN

Lufthansa A319 D-AILL had been grounded February. 6 at TUN by Tunisian CAA for a dent on the cargo bay door caused by a handling vehicle. Flight LH1323 was cancelled due to crew hours of service. Passengers remained onboard for like 4 hours then disembarked and rebooked. Captain was willing to leave...

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by TS-IOR
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 737-600's
Replies: 28
Views: 4348

Re: Westjet 737-600's

Network wide. Lots of YYZ-YUL shuttle, the Prairies destinations and as far as YVR-YYZ or YYC-LGA.. but don't think they go any of the vacations spots in Mexico or the Carribeans.

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by TS-IOR
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dec.18 the ELD mandate for US truckers
Replies: 27
Views: 1811

Re: Dec.18 the ELD mandate for US truckers

Under paper log it has never been a matter of driving beyond 11 hours because mileage could speak for itself. If you are governed to 65, at the end of the day you cannot show you have run more than 715 miles to the best of traffic and weather conditions.. unless you want to be screwed at a DOT inspe...

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by TS-IOR
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP announces new routes for 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 17936

Re: TAP announces new routes for 2018

NKC will certainly capture some traffic used to fly to Europe via Tunisair and RAM.

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by TS-IOR
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dec.18 the ELD mandate for US truckers
Replies: 27
Views: 1811

Re: Dec.18 the ELD mandate for US truckers

Do not compare with Europe, no comparison at all. Different roads and much longer distances to cross. Am glad some guys here are really into the issue and know what are talking about. No BS being said, unlike some specialized websites and pages where it's only a childish fight between the pros and t...

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by TS-IOR
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dec.18 the ELD mandate for US truckers
Replies: 27
Views: 1811

Re: Dec.18 the ELD mandate for US truckers

If you're somewhere for your employer then you're working and should be paid accordingly. If you prefer some kind of fatigue detecting camera installed watching you, I'm fine with that. Of course driving as a job (or necessity, or pleasure) will soon disappear. That fatigue detecting camera is not ...

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by TS-IOR
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dec.18 the ELD mandate for US truckers
Replies: 27
Views: 1811

Dec.18 the ELD mandate for US truckers

The truck drivers in the A.net community and those involved in the logistics, motor freight business should know what i'm talking about here. For the others, ELD is the acronym for Electronic Logging Device and the mandate is a FMCSA regulation that is going into effect next Monday, December 18 and ...

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by TS-IOR
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tunisair in for A330neo, C-Series
Replies: 15
Views: 6300

Re: Tunisair in for A330neo, C-Series

As CRJ900 is saying the CSeries may be for Tunisair Express although they already studied and approved the adding of some E-190 to replace the crj-900 and the ATRs. As per the A330Neos i really doubt it. There should be a misunderstanding somewhere here. The delivey schedule CEO announcing is the sa...

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by TS-IOR
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did SAS fly long distance from Germany in the 70ies?
Replies: 21
Views: 3554

Re: Did SAS fly long distance from Germany in the 70ies?

SAS used to fly CPH or is it ARN-DUS-TUN to somewhere in Africa, probably Kinshasa at the time of the DC-8s.

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by TS-IOR
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??
Replies: 28
Views: 4710

Re: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??

Algeria and Tunisia are Arab countries, they are members of the good-for-nothing Arab League, officially use Arab language, but the spoken dialect is way different. Historically we are Berbers or Amazighs and became progressively 'Arabs' after the Muslims settled Kairouan like 1400 years ago.

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by TS-IOR
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??
Replies: 28
Views: 4710

Re: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??

This has been flamebating recently on a Tunisian aviation group on Facebook and it seems like a new route granted for Air Europe by respective countries CAA. ATC operators agreed as well. Until not so long, Air Europa and Iberia fly a random direct route circumverting Tunis FIR on their flights to a...

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by TS-IOR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can pilots be fly both cargo and pax planes of the same model?
Replies: 24
Views: 2984

Re: Can pilots be fly both cargo and pax planes of the same model?

It depends on airlines and how the freight activity and fleet is separated from the passengers or integrated. At the Lufthansa Cargo the pilots are dedicated to flying cargo only. At Air France (if any F airplanes are still around) pilots can be rosted on both pax and cargo flights. I think Turkish ...

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by TS-IOR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?
Replies: 16
Views: 3301

Re: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?

Did EgyptAir ever serve YUL? I have a feeling they did in the past. Otherwise, they serve YYZ and JFK in North America. Would they introduce flights to IAD for example, which has a lot of demand for Africa? Egyptair served YUL until a few years ago, 2008/9 IIRC using B747-300, B777-200ER and A340-2...

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by TS-IOR
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nova Scotia Premier says Enthusiasm growing for direct flights to China
Replies: 43
Views: 4329

Re: Nova Scotia Premier says Enthusiasm growing for direct flights to China

That's real enthusiasm and politicians love these kind of wows from time to time. That may be talking about freight for some apple and seafood as a funny guy said above, but no way for any passenger service, not even a one seasonal drop. The commuters and regionals to YUL and YYZ are doing a great j...

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by TS-IOR
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines weighing passengers ?
Replies: 66
Views: 5417

Re: airlines weighing passengers ?

I've been told that Monarch used to weigh passengers on its flights UK-Tunisia when the BAC1-11 was used back in the time.

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by TS-IOR
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera announce BHX-YYZ
Replies: 11
Views: 3516

Re: Primera announce BHX-YYZ

Air Transat was using what? A310? If yes the A310s are leaving the fleet and they can't fill an A330-200 or can't find one available so they decided to stop the route and somehow they'll pay the price for it. Maybe they'll think to resume BHX once the A321s are here, but it would be late for them at...

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by TS-IOR
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Confusing Callsigns
Replies: 35
Views: 3418

Re: Confusing Callsigns

Tunair and Finair also confusing, but most of the time the Finnish callsign is alpha-numeric while the other is all digits so it is less confusing. Also Tunisair crew prefer 'Tunisair' or 'TuniZair' to Tunair so less confusing again!

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by TS-IOR
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 173
Views: 52953

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

Now i guess some of the -600 parked, if not all, will be readied again for flying the Berlin shuttle to FRA and MUC. New life.

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by TS-IOR
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss studies A321LR business case
Replies: 59
Views: 13735

Re: Swiss studies A321LR business case

The A330 is good in size and range for YUL. A321NeoLR would be good for destinations in Western Africa, namely Dakar, maybe Douala if viable, Cotonou, Ouagadougou... even if, from a Lufthansa Group perspective i would see this area a natural focus for Brussels Airlines. Tehran IKA would make sense a...

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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: 36286

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: 2029

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: 3352

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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