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by aemoreira1981
Thu May 24, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class
Replies: 45
Views: 6261

Re: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class

What SY also needs soon are assets, like leasing to own or buying some aircraft when leases expire. Their only assets may be their bank accounts or slots into JFK (the one airport they serve with FAA slot restrictions). At least Allegiant has most of its fleet as assets (and what is leased is lease ...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 23, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA ends another African destination - June 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 7415

Re: BA ends another African destination - June 2018

If they have the aircraft, maybe 2x weekly for TAAG to Gatwick? I’m surprised at how abysmal loads were.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 23, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest airports without full length taxiways
Replies: 50
Views: 5440

Re: Busiest airports without full length taxiways

noviorbis77 wrote:
Islamabad Airport (Benazir Bhutto).

The runway is the taxiway.


No longer open to civilian traffic as of May 1.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 23, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?
Replies: 63
Views: 5499

Re: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?

The government already has a 238t A330-243MRTT conversion from the surge fleet. Do they need another? If yes, they could buy two of the ex-EY A345s from European Aviation Group.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 23, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Website Shows Icelandair B737ng
Replies: 8
Views: 1429

Re: Boeing's Website Shows Icelandair B737ng

I was just scrolling through Boeing's website when I came across that on the Icelandair page they have a concept up for a Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft for them. I know that Icelandair has orders for the B737 Max, but did not think it had any orders for the Next Generation aircraft. Wondering...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue May 22, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)
Replies: 18
Views: 1884

Re: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)

I have seen that a few times at JFK as well. When taxiing, an airport control car is needed as its pilot when crossing an active runway. The Ilyushin IL-76 serves a similar purpose...nonstandard cargo.

As for the OP...the only question about where it should be is if it belongs in TechOps.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue May 22, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 93
Views: 13395

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

The 732, MD-80, MD-90, and BAe-146 are all out of production. Might an An-148/158 work? Or not due to politics? Antonov is an Ukrainian company, not Russian. It is therefor not subject to sanctions against Russia, so from a political point of view it should be no problem. And indeed, the An-148/158...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue May 22, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 93
Views: 13395

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

Nolinor flies the Boeing 737-200--and, occasionally, the Convair 580--on cargo flights into CVG, connecting with the DHL / ABEX / Amazon Air operation. Nolinor is a professionally-run, well-respected operator and they are always welcome here at CVG. Speaking of the Convair 580 - last manufactured i...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue May 22, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baboon on the loose at SAT
Replies: 19
Views: 2948

Re: Baboon on the loose at SAT

Now I’ve heard everything!

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by aemoreira1981
Mon May 21, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 8946

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

I have to wonder if there is a business case for the E195 at Aeromexico Connect (5D). Those could be used for capacity increases on regional hops as well as 737-700 replacements at AM proper. 5D just added some E190 frames on lease from NAC that had been traded around.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon May 21, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's CDG to JFK & LAX partly operated with A340
Replies: 6
Views: 2433

Re: Norwegian's CDG to JFK & LAX partly operated with A340

DY has also leased in a Wamos 744 for the same reason.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun May 20, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZ upgauges EZE
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Re: AZ upgauges EZE

Right now, that 77W is exclusively on JFK. Are there any plans to introduce a second 77W to the fleet?

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by aemoreira1981
Sun May 20, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adjust Mexico network - ends service to HUX, MZT, & VSA
Replies: 56
Views: 6684

Re: United adjust Mexico network - ends service to HUX, MZT, & VSA

Yes shame as route has been flown for 27 odd years, but the market while being the largest Mexico-US city pair is full of capacity including several LCCs, and route no longer plays a network bridge between MEX and NRT for example that it once did. Visa requirements likely have a reason for that...h...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat May 19, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Charter Airlines Use 737's rather than A320's
Replies: 34
Views: 7715

Re: Why do Charter Airlines Use 737's rather than A320's

Is it because 737 have built in stairs which help at out stations Optional but not standard. Might that be something that makes ex-Ryanair 737s so attractive to lessors and lessees? (FR specs its aircraft with built-in air stairs.) When CIT bought secondhand 737s from Ryanair, new lessees were quic...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 18, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Charter Airlines Use 737's rather than A320's
Replies: 34
Views: 7715

Re: Why do Charter Airlines Use 737's rather than A320's

Looking at lease rates the 737 holds its value with age compared to the 320. That points to higher maintenance cost to keep a high cycle 320 going compared to the 737. Also, B had a larger market share in the US 20+ years ago, worldwide it was more balanced. So it is likely more available 727's in ...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 18, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Charter Airlines Use 737's rather than A320's
Replies: 34
Views: 7715

Re: Why do Charter Airlines Use 737's rather than A320's

No (some people try) stupid questions. What I guess.. The a320 serie is kind-off newer in the US, charter airlines usually/often use older or second hand planes. When they started the A320 was to expensive to buy, while the 737-300-400 was readilly available. When you start with 737 and you want to...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 18, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offering the A330NEO/A350 to AR
Replies: 19
Views: 3477

Re: Airbus offering the A330NEO/A350 to AR

If I'm AR, I say...I want to wait until the 251t version of the A339 is ready and with ETOPS 330. (Air New Zealand flies to EZE with a B789 that has ETOPS 330.) Then an RFP comparable to the B789 is requested...and then the choice is likely between the A339 and the B789. BTW, the two 238t and two 2...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 18, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 10416

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

I have to wonder how much longer OS can survive as Austrian, as opposed to being just another Eurowings operator, which might be the idea...as newer planes go to LH, older planes, especially A330-300s, get sent to OS from LH to replace the old early-1990s 767s.

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 18, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offering the A330NEO/A350 to AR
Replies: 19
Views: 3477

Re: Airbus offering the A330NEO/A350 to AR

I think the best option for AR to improve its wide-body fleet, is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner have the capacity and range for all missions in Europe, North America and the Pacific, between models -8, -9, -10 are ideal for the route network, the Boeing 787-8 would be ideal for routes such as New York,...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 18, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offering the A330NEO/A350 to AR
Replies: 19
Views: 3477

Re: Airbus offering the A330NEO/A350 to AR

If I'm AR, I say...I want to wait until the 251t version of the A339 is ready and with ETOPS 330. (Air New Zealand flies to EZE with a B789 that has ETOPS 330.) Then an RFP comparable to the B789 is requested...and then the choice is likely between the A339 and the B789. BTW, the two 238t and two 24...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 18, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA seeks DOT approval to downgauge Cuba service to regional partners
Replies: 26
Views: 4388

Re: AA seeks DOT approval to downgauge Cuba service to regional partners

Other than Florida, what else has "worked" to Cuba? Houston IAH seems to be fine with United, and they have increased to daily which covers west of the Mississippi. Is Newark doing fine? From EWR, UA has asked for flexibility to do either mainline or regional partners. The real problem fo...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu May 17, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms
Replies: 86
Views: 4658

Re: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

Good. Yes....but how will it work in practice? Abide by the sanctions and the EU will punish you. Don't abide by them and the US will punish you. Seems that many companies will end up between a rock and a hard place. That might be the point, to push the USA against a wall. I have to wonder if overf...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu May 17, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15378

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

That 787 is not going to FI. Period. I'm not sure where it's going, but I do know from sources within senior management it will be moved on to another airline as soon as Boeing finds a new buyer. It's just listed as going to FI until that buyer is found. However, from what I've heard FI is looking ...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 16, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM fleet mismanagement
Replies: 23
Views: 3963

Re: LATAM fleet mismanagement

On the 343s, I believe they are scrapped or derelict (except for the one returned to Airbus and then leased to SAS).

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 16, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15378

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

Yes, sry I should have been more clear- Icelandair doesn't have any more room for expansion but wow does because they have widebodies on order, unlike FI who canceled them. Icelandair still has one 787-8 on order. The 767 were bought after they sold their other 787 slots to Norwegian. If Icelandair...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 16, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 10416

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

Given how old some of their planes are...especially the 767s, can this be kicked down the road much longer?

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 16, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast U.S. Diversions now EWR/JFK/LGA/PHL/BOS
Replies: 29
Views: 4908

Re: Northeast U.S. Diversions now EWR/JFK/LGA/PHL/BOS

AT200 (B788) diverted to IAD.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue May 15, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca in talks to defer deliveries due in 2020-22
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Re: Avianca in talks to defer deliveries due in 2020-22

The reasons for deferral seems strange to me. Wouldn't an increase in your load factor be a good reason to start getting more capacity? Strong demand forcing AV to use older airplanes for a longer time? I mean, what? A388 The two A333s are apparently for Punta Cana and New York...plus wet leases in...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue May 15, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4298

Re: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?

So the airline that prides it self on operating planes for 25-30 years and having the right plane for the right route (and one of the largest MROs in the world and the largest in North America) is going to completely change because......why? Short of a drastic management change the above has as muc...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue May 15, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4298

Re: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?

I see Delta transitioning to an all-Airbus fleet down the line, making the chances that they order the MAX nearly none. The remaining 739s in order may be their last Boeing order. I see the A319 being replaced by the CS300. Within 10 years, this is what the fleet matrix (mainline) could look like: ...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue May 15, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4298

Re: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?

I see Delta transitioning to an all-Airbus fleet down the line, making the chances that they order the MAX nearly none. The remaining 739s in order may be their last Boeing order. I see the A319 being replaced by the CS300. Within 10 years, this is what the fleet matrix (mainline) could look like: B...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon May 14, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 71
Views: 11026

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

I suppose TK is the beneficiary of this whole situation. They offer several flights a day (including widebody flights) Even though Egypt has relations with Israel, they've never really taken advantage of traffic rights. RJ has a handful of flights a day but they're limited as well. That’s limited b...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon May 14, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair inaugural HEL-NKG (Nanjing) flight today May 13
Replies: 10
Views: 2216

Re: Finnair inaugural HEL-NKG (Nanjing) flight today May 13

Blah, I just added this in the Nordic Aviation thread and asked if they would want to double PEK. Should read first and then write. :D Finnair might need the A35K for that...bigger planes instead of more slots. I hope Urumqi with an A321 is next...that’s in narrow body range. The A21N could be bett...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun May 13, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways' 787. Missed Opportunity?
Replies: 19
Views: 5256

Re: British Airways' 787. Missed Opportunity?

Load factor doesn't tell the whole story. I have been on a few of the new routes and there didn't seem to be enough premium seating on the 787. F OK though with the 8 seats on the -9. Economy had a quite a few spare seats but J and prem fully booked every time. Based on released drawings, BA will b...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun May 13, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms
Replies: 41
Views: 8539

Re: Leaked Sneak Peak: United New Uniforms

Good lord! This is where I'd say to go back to basics---using the airline's colors of blue and gold...blue as fabric and gold as piping.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun May 13, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9556

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

I wonder if this growth will keep going if other carriers come in and launch additional TATL service to other European cities. You have to wonder if DL is looking at this and planning to launch AUS-AMS as a result. Why AMS Delta should go to Paris CDG, Paris is a bigger hub and a bigger city. There...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat May 12, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 93
Views: 13395

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

They just purchased a very low hour -200 from Angola, as well as pretty much every -200 specific part they could get their hands on. I wouldn't be surprised at all if they're the last -200 operator in the world, as they require the gravel capability. Articles are behind a paywall unfortunately Some...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat May 12, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28465

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Does Boeing have any 787s allocated to its own in-house leasing unit? A 12-year lease with an early out once MoM planes are available for a B789 top-up order could be done, where Boeing maintains ownership. The 767s coming from HA are Boeing-owned frames. As for 757 (ex-CO) replacements, is UA cons...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat May 12, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 90
Views: 13967

Re: UA East Coast network changes

Does UA plan to extend a codeshare with Amtrak down to Baltimore by any chance? (NOTE: this requires the customer to pay $5 to access EWR at that station, or $1.60 via bus at Newark Penn.) I see the end of the 50-seat jet at EWR very soon, with planes no smaller than the E-Jet being flown in.

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by aemoreira1981
Sat May 12, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 967
Views: 161273

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

How many aircraft are still in Air Berlin livery or its trademarks, other than the LaudaMotion aircraft with the AB logo on the vertical stabilizer?

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by aemoreira1981
Sat May 12, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 46867

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

According to the CH-Aviation site this evening, IAG are mulling a joint bid for Norwegian with Ryanair. The article is a pro one, so I can't access the story itself, but I've posted the link anyhow. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/67074-iag-mulls-joint-bid-with-ryanair-for-norwegian There w...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat May 12, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines ramps up CTU-LAX, CTU-JFK frequency in upcoming weeks
Replies: 7
Views: 1183

Re: Hainan Airlines ramps up CTU-LAX, CTU-JFK frequency in upcoming weeks

I'm surprised that Hainan couldn't get better flight times but when XiamenAir came into JFK with its 3x weekly FOC service, it got a noontime arrival into JFK.

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by aemoreira1981
Sat May 12, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28465

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Does Boeing have any 787s allocated to its own in-house leasing unit? A 12-year lease with an early out once MoM planes are available for a B789 top-up order could be done, where Boeing maintains ownership. The 767s coming from HA are Boeing-owned frames. As for 757 (ex-CO) replacements, is UA consi...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat May 12, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Allahu Akbar on a TK flight, and a sad end
Replies: 12
Views: 8460

Re: Allahu Akbar on a TK flight, and a sad end

What in the world?

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 11, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees
Replies: 63
Views: 10283

Re: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees

Is there a call for an ICAO audit of Pakistan to see whether or not a downgrade is warranted?

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 09, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15378

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

I hope this doesn’t make WW soon a victim of its own success. KEF will need an expansion soon. I expected that the ME3 could get a challenge, but not from Iceland. The idea makes sense since that’s a VFR destination.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 09, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to wet lease 3 A330's to BA to cover RR engine issues
Replies: 22
Views: 6850

Re: Qatar Airways to wet lease 3 A330's to BA to cover RR engine issues

Must have a lot of spare A330 capacity with this and those transferred to IG. It will be interesting as to what the soft product will be...although they’re using a Speedbird callsign.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 09, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22269

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

A boost for Airbus and RR, if a country or airline already feels unloved by the USA. Without reading the fine print, because the USA only is exiting a binding agreement, unilaterally decisions to re-impose embargoes may not carry the same weight and influence. We live in interesting times. The ques...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 09, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22269

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

Iran has a good relationship with the west...just not with Trump's USA. Only Trump and his paymasters in Tel Aviv and Riyadh claim Iran was breaking the deal. Trump just raised the price of used aircraft and gave a boost to Russian and Chinese aircraft companies. Lots of good airliners parked aroun...

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