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by CXfirst
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 27986

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Shares in Norwegian have gone up an incredible 45% today!

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by CXfirst
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS places order for 50 A320neo
Replies: 74
Views: 13172

Re: SAS places order for 50 A320neo

It will be interesting to see the A320 enter the Norwegian domestic market. A lot of flying is done by the 737-600 and 737-700 on routes that probably don't warrant the A320. How many CRJs are coming in through CityJet? That aircraft could cover these routes, but I think there is significant space f...

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by CXfirst
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 21873

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

Can anyone please tell me the reason why rows 74 & 75 on the right side have only and isle and window seat? What is in that area that doesn't allow the middle seat? Great looking plane. Just an educated guess, that due to the cabin getting narrower towards the back, they just go down to two sea...

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by CXfirst
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 52474

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

I checked It out myself last weekend, it’s a bit difficult to describe but here goes you have gates 16/17 where it will remain domestic along with gate 17a. Unless things have changed since the VA days at T3, gate 17A leads to the same corridors as the 21-25 gates. So, these gates could still be us...

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by CXfirst
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 67952

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

XAM2175 wrote:
What app is that mate?


Jeppesen Flight Deck Pro. Standard issue for Qantas flight crew.

-CXfirst

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by CXfirst
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 67952

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Shame NZ are using the Hifly A340s currently from PER. Would have been 3 787-9 departures in the space of 13 minutes. With a 4th (EY) not too much earlier.

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by CXfirst
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 17784

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

RIP Norwegian, a basket case airline if ever there was one , it wont be any loss to the industry and when the final nail is hammered into the coffin all the other airlines trying to compete with Norwegian can stop this rapid race to the bottom with quality and service returning to the major players...

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by CXfirst
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations
Replies: 80
Views: 15456

Re: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations

I wonder if QR will overtake TK as the airline with the most destinations at some point in the future. They are growing faster than EK and definitely faster than TK. I think it's only a matter of time now. Perhaps for now. However, as Istanbul opens its new airport, there will probably be some incr...

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by CXfirst
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 426
Views: 50843

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet. Norwegian are removing the ability to select seats at check-in without paying a fee. Previously, if you had a lowfare ticket with no seat selection, you could still make a choice at check-in. Now, you will be assigned one, and you have to pay at check-in if...

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by CXfirst
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN
Replies: 75
Views: 14615

Re: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN

Have read elsewhere in the last few minutes (London Spotter blog site) that Norwegian are possibly starting Hong Kong flights (no mention of whether this will be from Gatwick or one of their other European bases) Cheers Ben Not sure how the rights affect their UK operations, but Norwegian are havin...

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by CXfirst
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many daily flights are their between these two city pairs???
Replies: 9
Views: 1931

Re: How many daily flights are their between these two city pairs???

If you google search "flight schedules from hong kong to london" or "flight schedule from HKG to LHR" or any other combination, you will get a full schedule of flights.

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by CXfirst
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: a380 turmaround
Replies: 9
Views: 1790

Re: a380 turmaround

ideally you'd have more, but I was going on a minimal staff basis. Everyone has more than one job. Offload the bulk, then help deliver baggage. Then do lav/water. You don't need one ramper for each job. Of course it's easier if you do, but not necessary. Assuming everyone is qualified, the basic ra...

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by CXfirst
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?
Replies: 126
Views: 27078

Re: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?

My bad there, but even if it can, almost nobody uses them on the A319. The only one I know of is Austrian. Contiainers are better on the A320 and A321neo, but in a plane that size, they really don’t do much. I'm fairly sure BA use containers for their A319s. Sure more do as well, especially if they...

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by CXfirst
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10
Replies: 72
Views: 27035

Re: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10

I would think that SQ will not be putting a 9 abreast 787 on long haul routes. Why would they when they have the 359 with higher levels of passenger comfort in the back of the plane for an all round better long haul flying experience on long haul? These sorts of points of difference matter to an ai...

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by CXfirst
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 141026

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

MartijnNL wrote:
Someone83 wrote:
SAS will be flying 2 return trips ARN-AUS-ARN during SXSW in March. Flights will be on March 8th and March 12th

What is SXSW?


South By South West. Annual conference and showcase of most things media, in particularly music.

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by CXfirst
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 29513

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ek131#eceac34 Might need gold or business membership to actually see this. I know accuracy of FR24 might not be 100%, but it shows the aircraft hitting 1,075ft at about the point they would have commenced turning final. It wasn't even a long straight in app...

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by CXfirst
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 163
Views: 27475

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

I saw in the papers here in Norway today (September 16th) that the main reason for these cancellations are that staff of Ryanair are owed a lot of leave. They simply have not been able to take vacations so far this year. That's still the same issue with a different name. These crews haven't been ab...

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by CXfirst
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 141026

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Anyone with inside info about the alleged big cargo news from OSL tomorrow referred to on flyprat.no? Property development like ARN and CPH presented earlier this week or maybe a new freighter route? I'm not in the loop, but maybe they found investors for the new seafood terminal? Just speculation....

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by CXfirst
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in talks with Airbus and Boeing of 40-50 NB planes
Replies: 35
Views: 5820

Re: SAS in talks with Airbus and Boeing of 40-50 NB planes

What is the cost to have 737 crews trained onto A320s? Pilots and enginnering. Going from 737 to A320 at OSL and ARN isn't going to be cheap. Would they be less than potential savings in having just the one fleet? Keeping in mind that the 3 bases are quite separate, and would still probably still re...

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by CXfirst
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 229
Views: 7776

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

I believe HiFly has done work for Norweign before. How likely is it these would be flown for Norweign by HiFly? Maybe a way for Norweign to test the A380 as a long haul LCC aircraft? I would say highly unlikely. These HiFly aircraft and other wet lease ad hoc aircraft Norwegian has used are not hig...

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by CXfirst
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Aisle Jet Cargo Containers?
Replies: 34
Views: 3262

Re: Single Aisle Jet Cargo Containers?

Another disadvantage of using containers is that it takes more time to search for bags that need to be offloaded in case a passenger doesn't show up for boarding. It's standard procedure that when you don't board your luggage will be offloaded. Then you have to unload all the containers and search ...

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by CXfirst
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 961
Views: 158541

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Norwegian - especially long-haul - could gain a lot but so far they have no significant presence in Germany. Norwegian newspapers are talking about how this is a good opportunity for DY to get a bigger presence in the German market, especially longhaul. Probably all speculation, but this is probabl...

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by CXfirst
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK in-flight crewmember filmed pouring champagne back into the bottle
Replies: 16
Views: 6628

Re: EK in-flight crewmember filmed pouring champagne back into the bottle

This video hit reddit a while back (well before this article), and even there, it was concluded that it was basically standard practice, either to make disposing of the contents a one-trip event, or needing to wait until airborne due to policy of not disposing on ground (leaves aircraft heated, whic...

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by CXfirst
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: New Flight Radar 24 app got very greedy!
Replies: 9
Views: 10305

Re: New Flight Radar 24 app got very greedy!

To be fair. The new app has a lot more content than the one-off payment of the old app. And from what I remember, the cost of the old app is probably less than what 3 months of subscription is worth. Can't expect a company that has vastly improved their content to give it to you to free, while other...

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by CXfirst
Sat May 06, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do all cargo containers have an AKE tag on them?
Replies: 13
Views: 3562

Re: Why do all cargo containers have an AKE tag on them?

AKE is that type of LD3 container. It is the one most widely used for widebody baggage transportation (but used for cargo as well). AKH being used for the A320 series narrowbodies. There are plenty of different types. As for the numerical code. It will be 4 or 5 digits, followed by two letters (usua...

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by CXfirst
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of Airports with NEO service
Replies: 42
Views: 5163

Re: List of Airports with NEO service

I flew a Lufthansa one to Oslo a few days back. SAS: Stockholm Arlanda Copenhagen London There are a lot of destinations for SK. They seem to fly them to throughout their network from the ARN base. LN-RGM (1 of 6) has flown to ARN, PMI, CPH, OSL, FAO, BCN, KRK, EDI, UME, SFT, ZRH, ALC, FRA in the l...

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by CXfirst
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines that are invisible on FR24/flightaware
Replies: 10
Views: 5042

Re: Airlines that are invisible on FR24/flightaware

FlightRadar24 takes in ADS-B data, which is data broadcast by aircraft with varying pieces of information, including position. Although some ATC units use this information, and being ADS-B capable is becoming required in more and more locations, many still don't. There are other more common ways of ...

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by CXfirst
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do we dislike our national carriers?
Replies: 31
Views: 1733

Re: Do we dislike our national carriers?

I think one reason (but perhaps not in the examples OP had) for dislike of national carriers, is that many people believe that the national carrier should serve them, but doesn't. For instance, BA have LHR as a main base, so people outside of London might feel that they are being let down by BA. Yet...

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by CXfirst
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Phones on planes..dumb question
Replies: 15
Views: 1906

Re: Phones on planes..dumb question

For just about any smartphone, turn on flight mode, this turns off wifi, bluetooth and cellular. Then, go and turn wifi on. You'll still be in flight mode, with cellular off, but wifi still on. Flight mode is just really a quick setting that turns off wifi, cellular and bluetooth. You could turn the...

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by CXfirst
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Norwegian choose to operate from LGW rather than STN?
Replies: 28
Views: 4703

Re: Why did Norwegian choose to operate from LGW rather than STN?

When Norwegian changed from STN to LGW, the Norwegian media press release stated that Norwegian was seeing growth on their flights to London and that meant that they wanted to increase frequencies. However, with increased frequencies, Norwegian could finally attract the business market. And for busi...

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by CXfirst
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 167
Views: 21608

Re: SEAT Law coming?

10 abreast 777s and 9 abreast 787s have more seat width than 747s, which have been flying for more than 50 years. Maybe it's not the seat but the size of the passenger that's changed. The 747 cabin width is 6.1M, and the 777 cabin width is 5.87M. Now, which one is more cramped at 10 abreast? In any...

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by CXfirst
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does aviation use AM radio instead of superior FM?
Replies: 12
Views: 3842

Re: Why does aviation use AM radio instead of superior FM?

FM and AM use different parts of the frequency spectrum with very different radiation properties. FM is line of site. AM shoots through obstacles. You can get a LOT further with AM than you can with FM. Actually? All the Navigation VORs are on the FM band and all the Non-directional Beacons are AM ...

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by CXfirst
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saab 340 loses propeller in flight
Replies: 47
Views: 16172

Re: Saab 340 looses propeller in flight

It didn't land in a really remote area... This is just an uninformed guess based on the flight path, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was either in the water or in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park. Not remote per se, but dense forest nonetheless. Read the ABC report again and note the words "o...

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by CXfirst
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are pushback tugs driven?
Replies: 15
Views: 2902

Re: How are pushback tugs driven?

At the ground handler I used to work at, we generally used towbar pushback tugs for most pushes, while the towbarless one was used for all long distance towing. It was generally a lot easier to drive at higher speeds, no real worrying about towbar pin shearing. However, that pushback was larger, mor...

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by CXfirst
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Placement of registration marks/tail number on airliners ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

Re: Placement of registration marks/tail number on airliners ?

The basic ICAO specifications are registration on underside of port wing (minimum size 50cm), and rear fuselage/upper tail section (minimum 30cm). There are bound to be exceptions.

-CXfirst

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by CXfirst
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saab 340 loses propeller in flight
Replies: 47
Views: 16172

Re: Saab 340 looses propeller in flight

Performance wise, probably better one engine performance with the prop completely gone, as there is no drag. However, probably very lucky that the prop didn't cause any catastrophic damage to other parts of the aircraft as it fell off!

-CXfirst

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by CXfirst
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Airlines reveals a Real Madrid Airbus A380 (A6-EOD)
Replies: 7
Views: 2776

Re: Emirates Airlines reveals a Real Madrid Airbus A380 (A6-EOD)

nadavatar64 wrote:
Thats so cool! What is the registration for this aircraft? And I hope now QR will do the same with FCB on their plane;)


QR have had a Barca plane quite a while (77W A7-BAE). However, QR will no longer be the shirt sponsor next season, so I expect it to disappear.

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by CXfirst
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban
Replies: 88
Views: 16111

Re: Emirates reports 35% drop in traffic to US as a result of travel ban

Not only Arab travelers. There are many non-Arabs that feel like entering the US will become more of a hassle, or simply disagree with the direction Trump is taking the nation, and have decided to spend their holidays elsewhere. I know of a few people here in Australia that have either canceled thei...

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by CXfirst
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to calculate how much fuel an A320 needs for the whole flight.
Replies: 16
Views: 5791

Re: How to calculate how much fuel an A320 needs for the whole flight.

Have a look at this, if you are interested in how things are calculated by hand. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP697.pdf This is the data booklet that question from the ATPL Flight Planning exam is taken from in the UK. It isn't based on the A320, but rather a generic aircraft. From page 18,...

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by CXfirst
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1512611

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

I wish I knew. I just see lots of Qatar frames built but not yet on the flight line and overtaken by many other frames. Now that QR have released their updated business class, which will go into all of the fleet. Perhaps, these aircraft have been waiting for this? QR have, however, stated that a QR...

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by CXfirst
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 wake turbulence sends Business jet into 10,000ft dive, causes engines to flameout
Replies: 35
Views: 22409

Re: A380 wake turbulence sends Business jet into 10,000ft dive, causes engines to flameout

frmrCapCadet wrote:
Maritime law generally says if your wake causes damages, you pay.


Wouldn't say it is comparable, seeing as in aviation, the air traffic control unit is responsible for separation, not the pilot of the A380.

-CXfirst

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by CXfirst
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now
Replies: 189
Views: 46476

Re: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now

When you go to DXB, you do see plenty of parked aircraft, but it doesn't mean they don't fly. There is some downtime for just about all their aircraft, and with the lack of space at DXB, they go to the other side of the field and are parked one behind the other. So, it does look like they are parked...

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by CXfirst
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 95
Views: 25512

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

Any news on how quick planes will be refitted (if at all)?

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by CXfirst
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do regional airlines get any profit from flights with a mainline carrier?
Replies: 14
Views: 2622

Re: Do regional airlines get any profit from flights with a mainline carrier?

Are you sure about that? I would have thought the regional carrier would be responsible for fuel, deicing, catering and all other operational expenses. The major would only be responsible for marketing. The major pays the regional carrier a fixed price to operate the flight, its then up to the regi...

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by CXfirst
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be big or go home: Ryanair adds more than 200 routes for W17
Replies: 63
Views: 10351

Re: Be big or go home: Ryanair adds more than 200 routes for W17

How many possible links are there in Europe? I think it helps somewhat that Ryanair don't do connecting flights. People go on Ryanair's website put in their home airport as origin, and up pops a list of somewhat unknown destinations, sorted by country, that gets one thinking and researching. Sudden...

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by CXfirst
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AVINOR announces plans for further expansion of OSL
Replies: 8
Views: 1362

Re: AVINOR announces further expansion of OSL

Bit unclear where this expansion will be. They talk about the old international pier (so E/F), but that pier can't really expand too much more outward before it gets too close to the taxiway. Perhaps a pier somewhat like the B pier, but with aerobridges, would work (although, don't think this is wha...

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by CXfirst
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 25510

Re: Australian Aviation - March 2017

Yes I've heard (and experienced) some of their T2 ops problems. Is that a contracted-out ground handler though? Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide are ground handled by Virgin Australia themselves. (They contract out some of the international ops from these ports for ramp operations, but all ...

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by CXfirst
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 215
Views: 22809

Re: Australian Aviation - February 2017

The two 737-700s also seem a bit oddball. They are, but I believe they are owned outright, and not on loan. Also, they don't add much cost. They use the same pilots as the rest of the fleet, and engineering is near identical as well. So, getting rid of them won't be a significant cost saving, and t...

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by CXfirst
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 215
Views: 22809

Re: Australian Aviation - February 2017

Was the E 190's successful for VA and why are they getting rid of them, seems like they have not been in the fleet that long. I don't think they very unsuccessful (don't have any numbers to support this though), but VA are going through a fleet simplification which is sensible. The E190s have been ...

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by CXfirst
Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: baggage loading question
Replies: 10
Views: 2057

Re: baggage loading question

At the airline I work at, the only rule (which isn't enforced, but most still do so), is handles facing the next person. However, as for stacking in a hold, face down usually works better, gives a cleaner surface to stack the next bag on. Most handlers know this, and pass the bags up in this manner ...

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