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by zeke
Sun May 27, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 187
Views: 22075

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

I'll try explain further how pavement rating works. Total aircraft weight plays a very big part, so the 787-10 rating is OK in this regard. Here are the ratings on different surfaces. Notice how the A350-1000 has a much lower rating at the start but ends up being higher. I don’t think you understan...

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by zeke
Sat May 26, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wider 787 Fuselage
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Wider 787 Fuselage

fspro wrote:
I was wondering, how would the 787 be different if the fuselage was 9" wider and consequently each seat was 1" wider?


It’s called the A350

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by zeke
Sat May 26, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 87
Views: 10128

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

An onboard doctor has the authority to act as the hands, eyes, and ears of the ground based medical staff. The ground based medical staff is fully responsible for recommendations to dispatch and the flight crew on whether to continue or divert. Nope, unless that doctor happens to be the captain. An...

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by zeke
Fri May 25, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5027

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

Again what you have stated is nothing more than your personal opinion.

There is no factual basis that could prevent QF and CX codeshares in the future. Given the trade talks going on now I fully expect to see a far more liberal open skies policy in the near future.

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by zeke
Fri May 25, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?
Replies: 82
Views: 8351

Re: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?

https://www.google.com.hk/amp/amp.abc.n ... le/9516760
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yzfElite wrote:
Does anyone know if the 734 and other newer variants can land on the ice/lake strips?


There are regular flights with A319s to the Australian Government ice runway in Antarctica.

https://www.google.com.hk/amp/amp.abc.n ... le/9516760

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by zeke
Fri May 25, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?
Replies: 82
Views: 8351

Re: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?

The Bae-146/RJ-85 series is used both in the unpaved and cargo roles.

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by zeke
Thu May 24, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 180
Views: 17996

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

T773ER wrote:

The A350 will not make it, at the company rally this afternoon they announced that it would be operated by a 777.


Rubbish, we fly the A350 over longer sectors every day.

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by zeke
Thu May 24, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 180
Views: 17996

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I’m assuming JFK service. If so, will it be back on the LR or can the A350 make it? The 350 will be restricted to 32-33t payload on the worst headwinds from BOM but will burn a lot less fuel. The economics may favor the a350 but there could be market share being sacrificed. It would only be around ...

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by zeke
Thu May 24, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757/767/747 Technology or A350/B787 ??
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: 757/767/747 Technology or A350/B787 ??

I fly both the A330/A350, it is not difficult.

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by zeke
Thu May 24, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5027

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

QF and CX would hold a virtual monopoly on the market, it would be QF/CX with >95% of the market with VA/HX with the other 5%, now why would anyone want that? No idea, all I am suggesting is there are other cases where QF and another airline hold 100% on a route and they can codeshare. I just don’t...

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by zeke
Thu May 24, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5027

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

It is true that no codeshares on CX and QF could happen between Australia and Hong Kong. Fact, end of discussion. Why not ? Don’t they code share with other airlines such as China Southern, China Eastern, Air Niugini ? Air Nuigini - No, the IASC has denied the re-authorisation of the codeshares. Ch...

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by zeke
Thu May 24, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5027

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

Sydscott wrote:
It is true that no codeshares on CX and QF could happen between Australia and Hong Kong. Fact, end of discussion.



Why not ? Don’t they code share with other airlines such as China Southern, China Eastern, Air Niugini ?

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by zeke
Wed May 23, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5027

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

The fact is that a QF/CX codeshare or other agreement would never get approved in Australia for the simple reason that is would be deemed anti-competitive in the absence of an Open Skies Agreement or other arrangement whereby competitors would have a chance to build frequency in competition to it. ...

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by zeke
Wed May 23, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5027

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

If I recall correctly AF/CX codeshares were dumped by QF just before they started their formal relationship with EK.

I think the QF logic at the time was that everyone would hub via DXB for Europe on EK equipment except for some DXB-LHR services.

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by zeke
Wed May 23, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2233 declares emergency.
Replies: 53
Views: 13999

Re: AA2233 declares emergency.

I can appreciate an airport being full, but I would think if anything they could have accommodated an extra plane, even if it meant parking it on a remote area. Again, I would think? This scenario happens every year in typhoon season around Asia, an airport will not accept you if they are full unle...

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by zeke
Tue May 22, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 20629

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

I remember clearly that when AC disclosed their 2017 annual results (few weeks ago), this part of adding more A333s was also revealed by them and one member on this forum on that thread, clearly stated that these were ex SQ birds. The ex-SQ aircraft also have the Trent 700 EP2 (enhanced performance).

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by zeke
Tue May 22, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First CX A350-1000 rolls out
Replies: 10
Views: 5178

Re: First CX A350-1000 rolls out

estorilm wrote:
I thought all -1000s had them and the -900s will be fit from a certain production number? I realize this is an old post.


No plan at this stage that I am aware of to put the new winglet on the -1000, the first production -900 with the new winglet has already exited the paint shop.

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by zeke
Tue May 22, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First CX A350-1000 rolls out
Replies: 10
Views: 5178

Re: First CX A350-1000 rolls out

Bumping this old thread. CX's A350-1000 will begin services on 7/1/2018, a month earlier than planned. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278723/cathay-pacific-outlines-updated-a350-1000xwb-network-from-july-2018/ Initially, the plane will be flown on "regional" routes (BKK...

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by zeke
Tue May 22, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: the b747 lent the engines to the b767, but with motifs?
Replies: 8
Views: 1565

Re: the b747 lent the engines to the b767, but with motifs?

QF and BA used to transfer engines from the 767 to the 744, not the other way around

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by zeke
Sun May 20, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19126

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy grooming

Prost wrote:
Nah, we’re just exhausted from working with 1/3 less crew member than foreign carriers.


How many cabin crew per aircraft type ?

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by zeke
Fri May 18, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flaps extended
Replies: 14
Views: 1710

Re: Flaps extended

It is just a "recommendation" for the 320 family. If it's over 30C flaps should be left in the 1 position. Not applicable to any other aircraft families. Also for the 330/340, the reason for it is not the flaps, it’s for the slats to remain extended for the bleed air ducts to get uniform ...

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by zeke
Tue May 15, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 25267

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

Exactly. And maybe that is why Airbus never 'touched' that subsidy in it's WTO-case against Boeing/USA. They still could...... No, these trade disputes are between countries, an individual company cannot go to the WTO. The subsidy from Japan cannot be brought to the WTO by the EU because it does no...

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by zeke
Tue May 15, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 25267

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

if towing cost that much why don't you mention flying parts from Japan, I'm sure a TPAC flight cost a lot more than tugs ..... The multi billion subsidy the 787 received from the Japanese Government to produce parts in Japan would in my view far exceed the additional shipping costs. The interest al...

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by zeke
Mon May 14, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 25267

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

That would include engines, apu, avionics, and interior non of which are produced by the OEM, they are not OEM production costs. The OEM can do nothing about those items to improve their manufacturing productivity. People above are making the assertion that the learning curve on the 787 has improved...

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by zeke
Mon May 14, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 25267

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

That is not how you determine production costs. Nobody looks at the total money spent to build every plane in existence on that line when determining the production costs. They look at the cost to build a single plane. Boeing/Airbus try to sell planes for more than they cost to build them, they don...

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by zeke
Mon May 14, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 25267

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

The price aircraft are sold at reflects the demand and capabilities of that aircraft. Fact of the matter is that the production cost on the 787 line is many times higher that the A350, they have built more of them. And the first 100+ basically had double or more time put in them. As a way to hide th...

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by zeke
Mon May 14, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 25267

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

Well the 787 production line running for a longer time and at a higher rate, so the whole production and supply line should be more mature and optimized than the A350´s today. It would be not reasonable to assume otherwise, if one is too believe that the learning curve at A and B is somewhat simila...

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by zeke
Mon May 14, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 25267

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

I've read A359 estimated production costs are $125M. B789 production costs are believed to be much lower. As in $35 M lower. ($90 million). No idea where you are getting those numbers from, the cost for the each OEM to produce the 787/A350 is less than 50 million. Put things in perspective at the p...

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by zeke
Sun May 13, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees
Replies: 63
Views: 10303

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

peterinlisbon wrote:
It's wrong to lie, but why do cabin crew need to have degrees?


A few airlines in Asia require that, many cabin crew don’t stay for life, a lot just use it as a two-three year process to travel the world. The degree means they have something to go to and normally also English as a second language.

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by zeke
Sat May 12, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 210 Knots To Outer Marker
Replies: 35
Views: 3179

Re: 210 Knots To Outer Marker

Whilst I was at work yesterday, I was listening to LiveATC, and shortly after FedEx 1483 landed at JFK, they asked the tower for the phone number to approach control since the approach controller had them flying at 210 knots all the way to the outer marker. Eventually, when I was able to go back th...

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by zeke
Sat May 12, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees
Replies: 63
Views: 10303

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

Flying credentials are fine. CAA verified that. Degrees were found fake that were submitted at the time of induction into the Airline. I am not comfortable with that, I know of airlines looking to employ people from some geographic areas where there seems to be systemic issues with the way licences...

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by zeke
Sat May 12, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 187
Views: 22075

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Its not unusual for the 777ER's and 789s to be used by the same airline on Long-Haul and Short-Haul sectors e.g. NZ uses the 789 on AKL-ORD* (From Nov) at around 15-16hours and as short as AKL-CHC at 1h20m. Exactly it’s opportunity cost of operating the flight between long haul sectors vs having th...

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by zeke
Sat May 12, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences
Replies: 45
Views: 4852

Re: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences

DOJ had to spend tax dollars defending DOT's authority to make such decisions. And what is wrong with that ? Move to China if you want to be in a country where employees cannot challenge government decisions. I for one am very happy that those checks and balances are in place to protect local emplo...

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by zeke
Sat May 12, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 187
Views: 22075

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Still beggs the original question I posed, if as it has been claimed “Given how efficient and successful 787 series are” why do they need to do anything ? I know the answer, as no Airbus aircraft can fill all market segments, except for the 787. IBs MSN 219 is out of the paint hanger feTuring the ne...

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by zeke
Fri May 11, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 134
Views: 18988

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

When manufacturers and regulators talk about sound levels that are talking about scientifically measured quantity, sound pressure and sound intensity. These decreases in inverse proportion to the distance, that is, with 1/r from the measuring point to the sound source, so that doubling of the distan...

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by zeke
Fri May 11, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees
Replies: 63
Views: 10303

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

The concern for me is where does such an individual draw the line with their background, what is real about their previous flying experience, and the logbooks used to obtain a licence.

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They are covering
G it up to avoid bad publicity
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WIederling wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:


First Aid: taping over the decals.
( doesn't look damaged at all?)


They are covering
G it up to avoid bad publicity

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by zeke
Sun May 06, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18865

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

PEK-PVG flight is2.5 hrs not 4+ as depicted

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by zeke
Sat May 05, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 35095

Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

I recall a lot of talk about these being without any sort of maintenance paperwork as disgruntled former MX employees had destroyed it. Wonder how they were managed to be flown out if there is any truth to that Sounds like a tall story, maintenace records are computerized, the paperwork has no rele...

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by zeke
Sat May 05, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 124
Views: 36739

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

emiratesdriver wrote:
Resignation season has started. 9 resignations this week, 3 x 777 Captains, 5 x 777 First Officers and 1x A380 Captain.



Normally it starts just after the annual
Bonus date was reached, what was it last year just over 100 that week alone?

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by zeke
Sat May 05, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Korea requests opening of new international air routes and shows willingness to open its FIR to South Korea
Replies: 41
Views: 7393

Re: North Korea requests opening of new international air routes and shows willingness to open its FIR to South Korea

SCQ83 wrote:
Would it ever make sense a flight between Pyongyang and Seoul? If relations improve the two cities seem to be really driving distance.


About 4 hours in a tank

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by zeke
Sat May 05, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas suspends Perth growth, blames uncooperative airport
Replies: 7
Views: 3640

Re: Qantas suspends Perth growth, blames uncooperative airport

Exactly why should passengers on other international flights guy have to contribute to a terminal which Qantas does not let others use.

I also hope Qantas is paying the full cost recovery for immigration and customs at that terminal instead of being subsidised by other international passengers.

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by zeke
Fri May 04, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Fan Blade Rub
Replies: 26
Views: 3627

Re: Engine Fan Blade Rub

Can any pilot tell me if engine fan blades can rub against the inside nacelle of the engine??? I know fan blades have a very minimal clearance from the engine cowling, but can it ever rub against the cowling interior during turbulence or anything? And if it could rub against the cowling, what would...

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by zeke
Fri May 04, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight
Replies: 21
Views: 1509

Re: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight

Actually, no. The book probably says they have to taxi back to the gate if there are no available seats. Would that happen in real life? I guess that depends on the Captain. Which book is that, not the MEL. Once dispatched you only have to consider the MEL. And, how exactly would you feel about bei...

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by zeke
Thu May 03, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight
Replies: 21
Views: 1509

Re: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight

The fact that the cabin crew was made aware of the issue and did nothing, puts them, and by extension, the airline in violation. Re-read the OP again, they made the crew aware only after the aircraft started to taxi, at that stage all pax should be seated with a seat belt on. There is little the cr...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 124
Views: 36739

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

I am calling this bs. Airlines with large fleets don't use all their aircraft 24/7. Please provide proof by posting photos of aircraft that are mothballed. Nobody is saying mothballed, just temporarily stored. It’s a quiet time of year, many airlines have cut back on flights and frequencies due to ...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 124
Views: 36739

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

200 A380s is not impossible for EK, only a small percentage of the fleet is on the ground at any stage.

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by zeke
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 124
Views: 36739

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

Jayafe wrote:

Somebody in management will have to start answering questions sooner rather than later...


It’s a lower demand time of year across many airlines

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