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by zeke
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ULD Only Aircraft - The Future?
Replies: 12
Views: 1499

Re: ULD Only Aircraft - The Future?

I understand Qantas is looking at A320s to replace 737s for the very issues outlined in the OP. The cost is not only of having people off work, it is a known hazard where an equipment change can prevent injury. There is a large differance in the injury rate between Qantas that uses 737s and Jetstar ...

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by zeke
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai ruler visit to Airbus. Anything special for Emirates?
Replies: 46
Views: 6440

Re: Dubai ruler visit to Airbus. Anything special for Emirates?

oceanvikram wrote:
"I doubt the Sheik is going to enjoy the local beer and wurst, so it's largely a wasted visit." Revelation.

You never know ... my experience with people from the Gulf is that they are not that religious when they leave the region.


Very diplomatic of you to say it in such a kind way.

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by zeke
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Korean Commercial Aviation in the New Era
Replies: 34
Views: 5305

Re: North Korean Commercial Aviation in the New Era

Several new routes to FNJ are being planned at the moment, most of these are not planning on landing there.

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by zeke
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outsiders in cockpit
Replies: 8
Views: 1844

Re: Outsiders in cockpit

Even today there would be many videos made like this every day. People are smarter and just don't post them on social media or YouTube.

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by zeke
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [Cathay Pacific 828, A340-300, Economy Class, HKG-YYZ(via ANC)] In memories of Cathay Pacific's A340-300
Replies: 5
Views: 4254

Re: [Cathay Pacific 828, A340-300, Economy Class, HKG-YYZ(via ANC)] In memories of Cathay Pacific's A340-300

Thank you for sharing that. I used to enjoy very much flying into ANC during summer, the photos you have taken are great.

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by zeke
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F/A-18 mishap in Bahrain Aug 12
Replies: 1
Views: 659

F/A-18 mishap in Bahrain Aug 12

Anyone know further information on the F/A-18 that made a single engine landing into Bahrain International Airport yesterday and came to rest on the side of the runway abeam the passenger terminal ?

Pilot ejected seemed to be okay.

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by zeke
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malindo Air could face suspension of flights over unpaid airport taxes
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

Re: Malindo Air could face suspension of flights over unpaid airport taxes

juliuswong wrote:
They received a lot of complaint especially from frequent J travellers.


Great advertisement for a new type with the launch customer.

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by zeke
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malindo Air could face suspension of flights over unpaid airport taxes
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

Re: Malindo Air could face suspension of flights over unpaid airport taxes

Sounds strange, I thought the airline was recently the launch customer for the 737MAX

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by zeke
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.
Replies: 59
Views: 5571

Re: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.

dtw2hyd wrote:
There you go zeke. You found the cause. It is PM's fault. Case closed.


I never said anything about who was to blame I pointed out the differances between the manuals which was previously claimed as not existing.

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by zeke
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement
Replies: 79
Views: 7925

Re: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement

dtw2hyd wrote:
In fact, US3 improved their service and added amenities over the same period.


What was it the addition of an olive, an extra peanut, free baggage, idea that works, free drinks, free food ?

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by zeke
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.
Replies: 59
Views: 5571

Re: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.

I have to call you on that one as it most certainly is in their manuals. The EK go-around procedure at the time is in the GCAA preliminary report, the last two pages of this link https://www.gcaa.gov.ae/en/ePublication/admin/iradmin/Lists/Incidents%20Investigation%20Reports/Attachments/90/2016-2016...

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by zeke
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)
Replies: 35
Views: 3706

Re: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)

As to China, the ROC, aka Taiwan, has 2 carriers that fly an overproportial number of freighters.. Truely this aüplies to HK as well. Airfreight works hand in hand with surface freight, a lot of air freight over the years has changed modes to surface transport. While it is true that the excess bell...

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by zeke
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A359 and A35K OEW data.
Replies: 8
Views: 1357

Re: A359 and A35K OEW data.

It seems that "Aircraft Payload-Range Analysis for Financiers" definition for OEW matches your definition of DOW. Do you agree ? No, DOW changes on a route to route basis, because the number of crew, crew luggage, and catering changes for each route. DOW is not one fixed number for an air...

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by zeke
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.
Replies: 59
Views: 5571

Re: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.

You are suppose to have you right hand in this case on the thrust levers and initiate the application of power while pushing the TOGA switch. However that was not in their manuals. It is in our manuals, so is how to rotate. Pilots have been flying airplane all night, with long duty hours for years....

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by zeke
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.
Replies: 59
Views: 5571

Re: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.

The captain had been flagged twice before for long landings, it is speculation the reason for going around was another long landing. However to put this in perspective the wheels were on the ground with around 3000 m of runway left. From what I recall back at the time where the EK procedures were po...

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by zeke
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35140

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

Stitch wrote:
The trick is, the only places the 787-9 and A350-900 can fly that the 787-10 cannot are cities currently served with A380s (KUL, ICN, NRT, PER) or 777-300ERs (CPT, ALG).


What about new routes not stated yet ?

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by zeke
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35140

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

Revelation wrote:
At 9 across? Ewww.. There's a reason why the XWB is Xtra Wide...


Who said anything about 9 across ?

I raised the issue as it was suggested the target was only 70% LF on the 787-10 and 3000 nm, which is where the A330-900 fits nicely at 8 across.

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by zeke
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A359 and A35K OEW data.
Replies: 8
Views: 1357

Re: A359 and A35K OEW data.

The A359 came in June 2016 in 7 variants: I made the calculation against WV000. A359/WV000 MZFW is 192 000 kg A359/WV000 MSP is 53 300 kg Hence, the A359 OEW is 138 700 kg What you are calculating is DOW, not OEW, DOW is BEW plus 3-6 tonnes in typical airline use. Basically you need to take the wei...

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by zeke
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35140

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

Even 3000nm - so 25% below her believed MZFW range - puts most of Europe and Africa and all of the Middle East and India within it. So even if a 787-10 has to unload 25% of her MZFW fuel load to get airborne, she'll be able to handle most of the missions EK will likely be using her on. And again, t...

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by zeke
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35140

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

Zeke, these planes are certified at 275 correct? So at least for landing charges even if CX operate them at 240 they still pay 275 do they not? Is this CX procedure just an operational one by CX or are the planes certified to some dynamic weight variant not in the acaps? No 240 t is what is paid fo...

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by zeke
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35140

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

The 787-10 does have a lower MTOW to reference navigation and landing fees, but if this really is a “regional” contest, I would expect the A350-900’s to offer a significant paper de-rate. We operate the A359 with a 240 tonne MTOW regionally, for long haul flights we use 275 tonnes. Same aircraft, c...

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by zeke
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35140

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

Which makes me wonder that even while Emirates is talking 787-10 and A350-900 in the RFP, are they also shopping the 787-9 and A350-1000? According to @StratAero (which this thread is based upon) in the "Done Deal" Emirates Selects 787s Over A350s it is for 787-9 and 787-10. Other classic...

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by zeke
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35140

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

Airbus say the A350-900 at an MTOW of 275t and a MZFW of 195t will fly 5 800Nm. That implies 80t of fuel carried, and also 72.5 Nm flown/tonne fuel The payload/range curves in ACAPS are based upon WV000, not WV001, hence MTOW in your sentence there should be 268 tonnes, not 275 tonnes. On a 3000nm ...

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by zeke
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35140

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

And I agree with those statement. It just ignores the fact that the 787-10's J seats are more spacious (re: taking up more floorspace) than the A350-900's in those comparisons ;) And not just because of closets and galleys and storage space between doors, but because Boeing's J seats have a pitch 2...

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by zeke
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35140

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

And I think 4. (Although I see we have now gone from 6 rows to 5) I made a mistake on my previous post, it should have been 5, let me correct the paragraph for 5 rows. If on the A350-900 you simply do the same as the 787-10 marketing configuration, stop the premium cabin at door 2, reduce J by the ...

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by zeke
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35140

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

Zeke appears to be completely unwilling to acknowledge that the 787-10 will fit more seats in it than an A350-900 despite it having a longer passenger cabin. He also won't admit that the 787-10 is expected to weigh less. What I have said up in the thread.... I am more than happy to accept that the ...

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by zeke
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35140

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

Nobody has seen your picture here as there is no quota. Last month Photobucket changed their policies and don't allow 3rd party hosting anymore for free accounts. All the pictures you ever posted on airliners are now only shown as please upgrade your account message. Either you have to pay or find ...

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by zeke
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35140

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

You need to host your image on another website. All I can see is a message from photobucket telling me that you need to update your account to enable 3rd party hosting. I don’t need to anything, all that happened is the many thousands of people that have seen the image exceeded todays free quota. T...

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by zeke
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX introduces A350 to EWR
Replies: 45
Views: 7699

Re: CX introduces A350 to EWR

[quote="LAXintl"]You entirely miss the "SM" portion of CASM. 340 seats X 6000mil = 2,040,000 seat miles 280 seats X 6000mi = 1,680,000[/quote] No, if you are doing it over the same sector length, the length of the sector just drops out, the percentage difference will be exactly t...

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by zeke
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35140

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

The J seats in Airbus's marketing configuration is 60", you can't remove two rows of it and add 6 rows of Y (32" in Airbus's configuration), you can add 3.75, so we will be generous and say 4 row (36 seats). It is possible, it is not like I just picked the number out of thin air. http://i...

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by zeke
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX introduces A350 to EWR
Replies: 45
Views: 7699

Re: CX introduces A350 to EWR

Qantas744er wrote:
What RTOW does Flysmart output for Takeoff perf. with the A359 off 04L and 22R out of KEWR. Assuming nil wind, OAT 25 C, 29.92in hg?


Not limited off 04L, off 22R 273.7 tonnes. It is not a runway issue on 22R, it is an obstacle limit in the takeoff path.

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by zeke
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX introduces A350 to EWR
Replies: 45
Views: 7699

Re: CX introduces A350 to EWR

Regarding the A350-900 vs 777-300ER CASM, the 77W definitely has a CASM advantage versus the smaller 359. If you look at DOC, on a 12 hr flight a 77W will burn over 100 tonnes of fuel, the A350-900 around 70 tonnes. Now in our configuration, the highest density long haul 77W is 340 seats, and the A...

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by zeke
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35140

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

I posted the payload range curve because it shows Airbus marketing data that the A350-900 seats 315 passengers and 787-10 seats 331 to justify my factual comment about the 787-10 having more passenger capacity than the A350-900 You know that is B/S argument the reason you have been scant with detai...

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by zeke
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35140

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

The A359s wing has nothing to do with how many people are stuffed in it in a "typical" configuration vs how many people are stuffed into a 787-10 in a similar configuration (which is why he posted that chart...we all know the A359 has better payload/range than the 787-10 that wasn't the p...

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by zeke
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35140

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

Even the Airbus marketing charts show the 787-10 with a capacity advantage over the A350-900, so that is more than just opinion. When both Boeing and Airbus marketing charts agree that one plane has a higher capacity, then that is more than just an opinion. My question to Keesje was about weight co...

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by zeke
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35140

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

Zeke, more silly statements. Would you seriously have me or anyone else believe that the A380 has "better performance" on every single Long/Ultra Long Haul route EK has? Come on! Has LH confirmed to be reducing their order? That's news to me. 1) on routes greater than 12 hrs yes, hence th...

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by zeke
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX introduces A350 to EWR
Replies: 45
Views: 7699

Re: CX introduces A350 to EWR

Can you estimate how much better the standard 280t (not ULR) version will be on a route like this? I assume CX has 268-275t weight variants of the A359. Are there any plans to take some std 280t versions or will deliveries be concluded before this aircraft becomes available? Also, and I realise thi...

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by zeke
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35140

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

And the A380 isn't, Zeke? That's a bit of a silly statement, isn't it? No, as I have consistently have said on these threads EK needs more smaller types, they had a range of aircraft types between the A330-200s to 777-300s doing regional and medium hauls, the 77X is too big and heavy for that role....

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by zeke
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35140

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

The 787-10 is expected to be both lighter and have a higher capacity. Perfect for the Emirates route network to India, Africa, Middle East etc. You are using nothing but your own unsourced opionin to counter someone else's opionin. If it was as clear cut as suggested by many above EK would not be t...

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by zeke
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX introduces A350 to EWR
Replies: 45
Views: 7699

Re: CX introduces A350 to EWR

MoKa777 wrote:
Does anyone (Zeke) know what kind of payload the A359 can carry on this route?


It is capable of around 5 tonnes more revenue payload over that distance compared to the 77W with significantly less fuel. With fewer sets to sell the yield should also improve.

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by zeke
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35140

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

What surprises me is that EK actually is going to order a bunch of new aircraft. They are deferring A380 deliveries and have pushed their first 777-9 delivery back to 2021. I’ve read from several people on this forum there is a possibility of EK cancelling/deferring future orders even further. Unle...

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by zeke
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 748F vs. An-124
Replies: 15
Views: 1926

Re: 748F vs. An-124

SCAT15F wrote:
I find that highly unlikely as the Lotarev D-18T is a 3-shaft design, quite different from the CF6 and no DC-10 ever flew with RB-211's.


It does seem a little similar to the RB-211 on the L-1011 from that vintage.

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by zeke
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avoiding Backtrack, Full Reverse and Max Braking?
Replies: 16
Views: 1958

Re: Avoiding Backtrack, Full Reverse and Max Braking?

MLE also an island airport with no parallel taxiway.

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by zeke
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SV to have 15 777-200ERs put up for sale/lease
Replies: 46
Views: 7162

Re: SV to have 15 777-200ERs put up for sale/lease

Yes that is what I was hinting at.

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by zeke
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Year 10 work experience @Sydney Airport
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Re: Year 10 work experience @Sydney Airport

dredgy wrote:
If it's just for a week as is usual with work experience, it shouldn't be an issue. So long as you're with someone who does have an ASIC, they'll give you a temporary card. SYD might be fairly strict.


They would not be an employee or contractor.

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by zeke
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 250 plus passengers USA west coast to OZ east coast-HELP !!!
Replies: 28
Views: 2122

Re: 250 plus passengers USA west coast to OZ east coast-HELP !!!

That assumes QF has a spare A380 or are willing to downgauge another route. Besides that they would also need to factor in the cost of changing crew roosters in order to operate the extra A380 sector. Dont think it is that easy for them to just change one flight. Of course they would, they do that ...

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by zeke
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SV to have 15 777-200ERs put up for sale/lease
Replies: 46
Views: 7162

Re: SV to have 15 777-200ERs put up for sale/lease

I would be curious as to what AIMS version these aircraft have. If they have not been updated to the current standard it would be a very expensive aircraft to take on.

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by zeke
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov to be liquidated
Replies: 13
Views: 4387

Re: Antonov to be liquidated

I thought Antonov had two parts, part in Russia and part in Ukraine. Does this mean the part in Russia will cease to exist ?

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