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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:50 am

PR operated their first MNL-AKL non stop today using an A343. Operates 3 weekly.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:32 pm

ZK-NBT wrote:
PR operated their first MNL-AKL non stop today using an A343. Operates 3 weekly.

Thanks...any info on the number of passengers?


PAL announces their A359's delivery schedule..... :hyper:

http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/ ... mment-form

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"Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has announced that it will take delivery of the A350-900 ultra-long haul aircraft beginning June 2018 with first flight bound to Toronto, Canada.

The changed plan was brought by regulatory delays which prompted the airline to defer inaugural Manila to New York direct flight which is tentatively set as early as August 2018 coinciding with the delivery of the second A350.

The airline will take delivery of four 295 seater Airbus A350-900 with 3 class configuration in 2018 with the first frame arriving in June, according to PAL President Jaime J. Bautista.

'We will receive another one in August, September and December,' Bautista remarks.

In the meantime, two new Boeing 777-300ER planes will be arriving in the Philippines on December 16 and 19 according to PAL for rotations to North America and London."



So.....no livery tweaks. :expressionless:



Meanwhile, tycoons signal their interest to bid for NAIA's upgrade and renovation..... :spin:

http://business.inquirer.net/242132/tyc ... -rehab-bid

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"Seven of the country’s biggest conglomerates confirmed they were looking at rehabilitating and redeveloping the Ninoy Aquino International Airport— the strongest signal yet from the private sector on the pressing need to upgrade the country’s busiest air gateway.

The companies included Andrew Tan’s Alliance Globe Group Inc., Ayala Corp., Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc., Manuel V. Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific Investments Corp., Gotianun-led Filinvest Development Corp., Gokongwei-led JG Summit Holdings Inc. and Lucio Tan’s LT Group.

Two of those groups, JG Summit and LT Group, own the country’s two largest commercial air carriers, Cebu Pacific Air and Philippine Airlines, respectively.

[.....]

They confirmed their potential participation in separate, similarly worded statements. Without confirming talks with each other, each group said discussions were still exploratory and no formal agreement had been signed.

A source noted that the groups were bound by confidentiality agreements.

'It is exciting and will benefit the Filipino people and the economy significantly,' the source said.

The groups are expected to submit an unsolicited offer, which would later require a competitive challenge."



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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:20 pm

295 seater? That’s less than the recently reconfigured 309 sweater a330 ...

According to another forum it’s as follows

BCL - 30 (1-2-1 config)
PECY - 24 (2-4-2)
ECY - 241 (3-3-3)
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:59 pm

Yahnih wrote:
295 seater? That’s less than the recently reconfigured 309 sweater a330 ...

Well, PR is striving to raise its rating...and both are very long, nonstop polar sectors they're intending to deploy the A359 on. :stretch:

Yahnih wrote:
According to another forum it’s as follows

BCL - 30 (1-2-1 config)
PECY - 24 (2-4-2)
ECY - 241 (3-3-3)

It's a bit more premium but it all adds up. I was expecting a somewhat reversed seat count giving 6 rows for J and ~3.75 rows for Y+. We'd know for sure soon enough when PR releases the official seat plan. Or better yet, actual interior photos or videos. :camera:
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:02 pm

Devilfish wrote:
cityairline wrote:
Hope the government will move faster for a solution!

Sweden is offering assistance in that regard.....

http://www.philstar.com/business/2017/1 ... evelopment

Thanks for the news, as a half-Swede/half-Filipino that's good news to me ;)
Although I didn't know we had any expertise in airport congestion matters, when space is all we have up here...
And when it comes to airport development and infrastructure, I would place us far from the top in European rankings. I even work at one of Sweden's major airports and the list of things that could be improved is endless... But an interesting collaboration nontheless!


Does anyone know anything more about this? Even if this is "just" the first half, didn't this come very fast out of nowhere?
https://business.inquirer.net/241910/1s ... january-18
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:49 pm

cityairline wrote:
I even work at one of Sweden's major airports and the list of things that could be improved is endless... But an interesting collaboration nontheless!

I think they're mostly interested in technology heavy data processing, airport communications and air traffic control systems. Although I'm mostly intrigued about their Gripen E. :)

cityairline wrote:
Does anyone know anything more about this? Even if this is "just" the first half, didn't this come very fast out of nowhere?
https://business.inquirer.net/241910/1s ... january-18

The rail connection to CRK had seen a series of fits and starts. It couldn't have come soon enough. Relative to that is this piece of news.....

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/950855/ch ... lway-homes

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"As of the latest count, 638 families are staying on the abandoned tracks of the PNR project from Manila to Clark, part of the road right-of-way for the new railway project to be built using Japan’s official development assistance.

Timothy John Batan, transportation assistant secretary for railways, said 414 families would be resettled to make way for Phase 1 of the project that runs from Tutuban in Divisoria, Manila, to the City of Malolos in Bulacan province.

That number, Batan said, was based on the project’s post detailed engineering resettlement action plan.

Phase 2 of the project from the City of Malolos to Clark will call for the relocation of 224 families, a number that 'may still change during the project’s detailed engineering design,' he said."



And while I wish the trains to be like this.....

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.....the project is being funded by JICA, so the rolling stock would likely be Japanese as well.


I'm wondering if they could extend the tracks from the Nichols train station to have direct spur access to NAIA terminals..... :confused:

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There's already a proposal to connect NAIAX to BGC.....

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