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by trex8
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 273
Views: 73406

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

JerseyFlyer wrote:
Will the AirAsia X confirmation of 100 frames allow Airbus to increase production rates, or are the deliveries spread over too many years to enable that?

Not aware theres been any public announcement of delivery timeframe

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by trex8
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 3253

Re: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines

BR went a decade and half + bleeding money and being propped up by the parent companies very (at the time) profitable maritime operations, CI has the governments back. This is going to flop. CI will always be the opposition and with BR, well nothing gets nastier than a family feud .

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by trex8
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 3253

Re: Airbus near deal with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines

https://www.reuters.com/article/britain-airshow-starlux/airbus-near-deal-to-sell-a350s-to-taiwans-starlux-sources-idUSL8N1UB0Q2 thought they were leaning towards Boeing for widebodies but perhaps may be due to the A350-1000 world tour which took a stop at Taipei. Well anything could happen soo Anyw...

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by trex8
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don’t US passenger airlines have cargo subsidiaries?
Replies: 52
Views: 6813

Re: Why don’t US passenger airlines have CARGO subsidiaries?

mdavies - thanks for the link. I know in times past the search function wasn't always quite up to speed. Also, a knowledgeable user of the site may know just which thread would best answer an OP request for a link. A short answer to the OP is that the 777, 787, 350 can carry so much freight along w...

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by trex8
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31268

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

NYPECO wrote:
Seems strange in Airbus colors, Airbus didn't design this airplane.


True but they are the majority owner of the program now. Boeing didn't design the 717 either, McDonnell Douglas did.

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by trex8
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31268

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

https://twitter.com/airwayslive/status/1016610880182726656 Eh just marketing. Notice how they break out the Max 200, which is just the 8 with an extra pair of doors, yet don’t bother distinguishing between A321 ACF and old A321 layout. Wasnt the ACF going to be the only A321neo model at some point ...

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by trex8
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Kai Tak observation deck
Replies: 8
Views: 953

Re: Kai Tak observation deck

Back in the 70s there was a observation deck on the roof of the terminal. I lived in Hk and Taiwan 6 years then, spent many hours at Kai Tak with my illegal radio listening to ATC.

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by trex8
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PanAm #50, 747SP flying over both poles
Replies: 37
Views: 5761

Re: PanAm #50, 747SP flying over both poles

China Airlines CI ordered 4 747SPs for TPE- US west coast flights, some of these eventually ended up with subsidiary Mandarin AE for flights to places where CI could not operate due to the China-Taiwan political issues eg Australia, Canada.

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by trex8
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s
Replies: 107
Views: 17289

Re: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s

UPS757Pilot wrote:
Could the 330NEOs be freighters?

Unlikely. Its not officially offered yet for sale.

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by trex8
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 6678

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

Wow, I never heard about this massive investment being made by foxconn. Is it confirmed yet? I have not seen anything on the news. I would imagine that if it is indeed true, then there could be justification for at least a freight service between Asia and MKE for the inbound components. https://www...

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by trex8
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 status
Replies: 62
Views: 10534

Re: A330-800 status

[ France, Uk, Germany, Italy have all ordered. So have non Airbus nations. Who is left? The tankers just ordered will last 30-50 years. Plus since many were ordered NATO powers have reduced rather than increase their fast jet numbers so there is less demand and thus less hours being flown. Yes ther...

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by trex8
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 6678

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

What exactly is the issue with A350s and SJC? LH previously ran A343s and BA, HU presently run 789s into SJC and CA use A332s. AA used MD11/772 in past.

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by trex8
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 status
Replies: 62
Views: 10534

Re: A330-800 status

[ I have asked before but will do so again, who needs enough tankers in the next 10-15 years to justify the certification effort and increased cost of the newer engines and doesn’t already have such aircraft on order or in service? I don’t see it. Most of NATO, Australia, Japan and the US have orde...

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by trex8
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 6678

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

bagoldex wrote:
[

It takes a lot more than one factory or one headquarters to makes a flight like that work.

Agree, it was just something I brought up as it was recently in the news and as starting ORD with BR having the market already is probably a non starter.

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by trex8
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 6678

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

I still believe CI will not bother with any new east coast destinations. They even wanted to drop JFK at one point citing it only makes profit 2 out of 12 months. I doubt BOS can make them money with 359, it's just too large (306 seats). They need a 788/A338! And more A359s to downgauge some of tho...

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by trex8
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 status
Replies: 62
Views: 10534

Re: A330-800 status

I know the 788 days are supposedly numbered but they are still selling in small numbers. Why wouldnt an airline which needs a 250 seater not want a A338 as opposed to a 300 seater A339/A359 if they want a neo rather than a 787. It will be a niche product perhaps but some people may still need that s...

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by trex8
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 6678

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

JFK also has daily (possibly double daily) BR to TPE, BOS doesn’t. Right now BOS is primed for more Asia service. It’s a good opportunity to get in and establish themselves. Would be a perfect route for their A359. BR have a daily late night and 3-4/week afternoon JFK-TPE. BOS would be a good one f...

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by trex8
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 6678

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

Appreciate everyones comments. I too think SJC/SEA may be the more likely, then maybe BOS. IIRC from an interview a CI exec gave which was linked on another thread , the 6 A359 options must be exercised this year 2018, they got at most half a year to firm them up still, anyone know when they were po...

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by trex8
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 6678

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

Haha, I don't believe you. ORD is not as bad as you are making it out to be, ORD is almost always a 15-25 minute drive to Northbrook, Buffalo Grove, or Arlington Heights and 20-35 minutes to some of the other major northern suburbs. . I've lived in Barrington 21 years, when the traffic is good yes ...

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by trex8
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI TPE-LGW/VIE increased to 5/week
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

CI TPE-LGW/VIE increased to 5/week

Looks like for summer they are increasing to 5x/week from 3. I assume their loads must be pretty decent to do that, anyone have numbers for these destinations or any of their other European ones? Are they still thinking of moving to LHR? Anyone know who they got their LHR slots from when they first ...

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by trex8
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?
Replies: 63
Views: 7505

Re: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?

I always thought the Chinese big 3 kept things bland because It will cost less to repaint them back to CAAC colors when they are all folded back into CAAC.

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by trex8
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 6678

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

They haven’t even broke ground for the Foxconn plant yet. And they have a habit of backing out of projects anyways. But to get on topic I think it’ll still be some time before MKE gets something to Europe or Asia. Maybe if it were marketed better as an alternative to ORD. Actually happened 2 days a...

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by trex8
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 6678

CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

After starting ONT, which has its own thread, what other potential places could CI fly TPE from US cities? No point trying to do ORD with BR flying 4-5/week depending on season and all the other Asian carriers in the market who could provide decent one stop connections at low prices. But with the ne...

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by trex8
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1068
Views: 372603

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Potato quality but is this china airlines special livery a350? https://twitter.com/mba340/status/1012578890823454720 Better version: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/917/41293330930_19682befd8_b.jpg Msn239 F-WZFU 30/6/2018 by A380_TLS_A350 , on Flickr Where are they going to write China Airlines, bet...

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by trex8
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 80
Views: 11067

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

MEL is getting 77W in winter, wonder if that adjustment has to do with ONT or LAX? Their last ordered A359 is on the flight line, so should be delivered by early fall. Maybe put 11 flights LAX, 4 ONT with A359?? What to do with the 77Ws ? OT . Aus/NZ is seasonal unless theyre really picking up lots...

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by trex8
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do some airlines but not others operate their own Cargo fleets?
Replies: 24
Views: 2451

Re: Why do some airlines but not others operate their own Cargo fleets?

MAINLY? Because United, American and Delta with purely belly Freight are right behind Fedex and UPS with freight hauled. By FTK flown the top US3 carrier is UA, but its only 22nd (or 23rd) in the world in 2016! http://www.aircargonews.net/news/single-view/news/top-25-cargo-airlines-fedex-maintains-...

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by trex8
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 113
Views: 19556

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

My question is how does the P2F program help any OEM? If IAI Bedek is doing a 767 P2F conversion no frame maker sold another aircraft. I know that Boeing offers the service and may make some money on it but no new aircraft was sold. spare parts. also supplemental certificates often require payment ...

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by trex8
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 111
Views: 21168

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

[ A potential A350-1000XWB customer may be United. Since the A350-1000XWB has commonality with the A350-900XWB which UA will operate, makes UA a potential candidate to order them to replace the 777-300ERs in the future (unless they prefer the 777-9). UA changed their original A359 order to A35J and...

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by trex8
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 113
Views: 19556

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

when are the 777s to be delivered?

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by trex8
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1068
Views: 372603

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Other recent movements in TLS: MSN 178 (CA#3) rolled out to the flightline MSN 223 (SQ) on the move getting cabin fitted MSN 225 (CX) entered cabin instal MSN 230 (SQ) entered cabin instal MSN 239 (CI#14) rolled out to the flightline in a special co-Airbus livery MSN 249 (QR) rolled out of FAL MSN ...

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by trex8
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1068
Views: 372603

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Other recent movements in TLS: MSN 178 (CA#3) rolled out to the flightline MSN 223 (SQ) on the move getting cabin fitted MSN 225 (CX) entered cabin instal MSN 230 (SQ) entered cabin instal MSN 239 (CI#14) rolled out to the flightline in a special co-Airbus livery MSN 249 (QR) rolled out of FAL MSN ...

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by trex8
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: what are the differences between pw4056 and pw4062?
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: what are the differences between pw4056 and pw4062?

https://www.easa.europa.eu/sites/defaul ... -E.050_(IM)_Pratt_and_Whitney_PW4000--94_series_engines-01-19102012.pdf
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5250Lbs thrust
https://www.easa.europa.eu/sites/defaul ... -E.050_(IM)_Pratt_and_Whitney_PW4000--94_series_engines-01-19102012.pdf

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by trex8
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 20895

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

They were making ceos at 5/month for most of the 2000s, and while they did get up to 10 for 2 -3 years earlier this decade, why does going back to that low rate mean so much cost wise for them?? Were they losing money a decade ago?

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by trex8
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 80
Views: 11067

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

[ ONT-TPE is bonkers.. ONT doesn't even have SJD or MEX service! If CI had done what they originally announced last year, which was 4/week and not start daily, we would all be applauding them given the actual loads they now have on a daily. If they had put a A359 on instead of the 77W we would be c...

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by trex8
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service
Replies: 46
Views: 3469

Re: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service

CBP are open in BOS after midnight???

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by trex8
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 20895

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

CI has 12 owned A333s which will be needing a 3rd heavy check starting by 2022. The first leased ones will need their 2nd heavy check starting this year and are only leased for 12 years so they may not even be kept beyond that. All those essentially need replacing by the mid 2020s. I dont know how ...

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by trex8
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 20895

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

CI has 12 owned A333s which will be needing a 3rd heavy check starting by 2022. The first leased ones will need their 2nd heavy check starting this year and are only leased for 12 years so they may not even be kept beyond that. All those essentially need replacing by the mid 2020s. I dont know how m...

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by trex8
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward
Replies: 43
Views: 6527

Re: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward

Combi being combined pax and freight? how does that work The main deck is truncated at the rear and there's a cargo area between the tail and the pax cabin. There's also a larger cargo door towards the tail of the aircraft on the main deck. There were few takers and I believe the FAA will no longer...

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by trex8
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 21281

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

TOGA10 wrote:
TC957 wrote:
HER seems a very odd choice for a splash & dash for AF1 to me....why not one of the German US basis like Ramstein ?

I was quite surprised by that as well. Why Crete? Any political reasons?

They didnt want to ask Angela for permission??

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by trex8
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 39475

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Don’t the ONT incentives also include landing and gate fees etc. anyone have a ballpark what that costs?

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by trex8
Sun May 27, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 772ER ULH Performance/Restrictions
Replies: 8
Views: 3004

Re: United 772ER ULH Performance/Restrictions

hitower3 wrote:
Heck, 8000+nm realistic range on a 772ER, that certainly helps to explain why the niche for the 77-200LR was so small...

Just sayin'...
Hendric

Thats 8000 statute miles EWR-HKG, 7000nm.

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by trex8
Sat May 26, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1068
Views: 372603

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Is CI#13 still going to be delivered this month??

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by trex8
Sun May 20, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1068
Views: 372603

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Taiwanese aviation forums are circulating a rumor about China Airlines CI#14 B-18918 wearing an Airbus co-branded livery (like what the airline did with Boeing on a 747 and 777). If the rumors are true, the scheme will be a mash-up of the CI livery and Airbus Carbon livery (gray/black replaced with...

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by trex8
Sun May 20, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 87
Views: 21269

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

Any additional news on the 10Max development? Seems premature to start asking about it in the Production/Delivery thread as we haven't even had roll-out / first flight. How is the landing gear progressing? Is Spirit building the first fuselage yet? Is CFM testing the boosted Leap-1A for durability ...

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by trex8
Sat May 19, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?
Replies: 40
Views: 8404

Re: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?

I'm pretty sure I saw a report saying CI want to eventually move their London flight from LGW back to LHR like it was a few years ago before they cancelled it.

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by trex8
Sat May 19, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 39475

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

continental004 wrote:
The flight should be nighttime to allow for more connections to MNL, SGN, etc. Operating it during the daytime was a mistake.

Does a heavy wide body takeoff count towards the night restrictions at ONT? On the airport website says no high power engine maintenance runs after 10 pm.

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by trex8
Sat May 19, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 39475

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Seems when their last 2 A359 s get delivered, one due this month and another by Oct, they should change to that and go less than daily. Though how much of a crew scheduling issue is this given they will still operate LAX with 77W. Isn't LAX a base for their expat crews? Going to 6 per week A359 will...

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by trex8
Tue May 15, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline
Replies: 47
Views: 20341

Re: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline

TSA runway not long enough for long haul 777 flights to North America or Europe so those will need to depart from TPE. No they don't. Taiwan has more airports than just those two, so they got plenty of choice. What about Kaohsiung (KHH)? With a 3150 meter runway flights to Europe or America should ...

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by trex8
Wed May 09, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 33 A332 at BHM today
Replies: 2
Views: 1053

Re: DL 33 A332 at BHM today

thx

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