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Is There Any Good News In Aviation?  
User currently offlineJohnnie From Portugal, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

Does anyone have a nice, niiiice happy, uplifting or mere quasi-positive story or news regarding the commercial avaiation world???? If you do, PLEASE share it. You'll find me in the bar, downing a vodka and orange.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlinePolAir From United States of America, joined May 2001, 893 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

Only good news i can think of is that Emirates ordered 58 planes, but that happened few days ago......

User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

Concorde started regular service again today!!
Iain


User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 48
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

In a word, no. Other than that JetBlue posted a small Q3 profit.

I would also like to just interject that as long as the airlines and the FAA continue to hold us travellers (and my hobby) hostage, I hope that US airlines start falling like dominoes....one by one....until...if this is what it takes....every single last US carrier is in Chap XIII liquidation.

If that's what it takes to figuratively grab the FAA, the US Gov't and the airlines by the ears and say "WAKE UP", then so be it.


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

Qantas ordered 15 737-800s.
Midwest Express signed a LOI for 20 717s.
Concorde back in service, & also visiting Andrews AFB.
Jetblue beginning service out of LGB.
I'm sure there are other positive news in aviation. You just have know where to look for it. Regards.



"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4626 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2056 times:

I'm sure you've heard this already but Westjet's 3rd quarter results looked pretty damn good.

I have my first flight lesson tommorow!!  Big thumbs up
lol

Regards,
Kris from YYC  Smile



Word
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5958 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

FRANK LORENZO & CARL ICAHN JUST DROPPED DEAD!!!!!




Well it would have been good news!  Big thumbs up



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineJohnnie From Portugal, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2040 times:

Thanks for the good news, guys. I had forgotten about Concordes re-emergence in the skies. Good news about Westjet, too.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

And LOL @ 727Lover!!!!! I'm sure the unions of Eastern and TWA (former TWA and Eastern, that is), are thrilled to hear of the up-coming funerals!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Have a good night, Guys.
Safe & Happy Flying
Johnnie


User currently offlineDelta777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

The Concrode is Back! and Alitalia joined SkyTeam!

D E L T A 7 7 7


User currently offline2cn From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 648 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

I would also like to just interject that as long as the airlines and the FAA continue to hold us travellers (and my hobby) hostage, I hope that US airlines start falling like dominoes....one by one....until...if this is what it takes....every single last US carrier is in Chap XIII liquidation.

Um.. how are the Airlines holding "your hobby" hostage?


User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

Johnnie,

Well it looks like we have a few buyers lining up to purchase what remains of the best domestic airline in the world. Ansett Australia.

At the very least 4,000 staff will get their jobs back.

Cheers,

mb


User currently offlineVapourTrails From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

Concorde is flying passenger services again ..

Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Lolo



Ansett is coming back, with A320's ..

Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Frank Schaefer



Airliners.net is as strong as ever, & just had it's 500,000th civil aviation post and is about to get it's 10,000th member in the next week or so.

It's looking good!


User currently offlineGo Canada! From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2955 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1991 times:

British airways cheif exc has slagged off hollywood,especially bruce willis for being a wuss.

thats pretty funny.

Ansetts coming back is good news for everyone.alilitilia joining skyteam, well if i was a delta fan id be rather disappointed that they couldnt find anything better.

Concorde is back and was supported by Tony Blair who flew on it yesterday.

what ever happens our industry will still survive in some form, look at airliners, still growing in members.



It is amazing what can be accomplised when nobody takes the credit
User currently offlineEmiratesLover From Malta, joined Dec 2000, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1979 times:

Dear Johnie,
Do not fret, my friend.For one thing, the Concorde, the flagship aircraft of BA and AF, is back, and it will continue to fly for a long long time to come.The second is that Emirates has placed a massive $15 bn order for state-of-the-art aircraft from Boeing and Airbus, which reflects the fact that the Asia Pacific region, including the Middle East is going to be buoyant
area regarding the aviation sector in the coming decades.However bad the current situation may seem, believe me , there is ALWAYS a light at the end if the tunnel, and thing are going to improve.I dont know when or how, but the current crisis in world aviation is going to pass and in the long term ( read 10-20 years)
the aviation sector is poised for long term growth and success.Also, the current crisis will ultimately seem like a blip on the otherwise successful aviation story.As my father once said to me, and I truly believe this, the road of success is always littered with failures, and failure is part of success.The crisis is a failure, but it is going to be part of an ultimate success story - the success story of commercial aviation in the twenty - first century.So dont dwell on the crisis, mate but draw inspiration from the light at the end of the tunnel


User currently offlineVapourTrails From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

I saw a B727 today.. Smile/happy/getting dizzy

A photo I took of a BAe 146 in September came out really well. Ones of cabins views taken from B737 didn't come out too bad either.. Smile


User currently offlineHkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

With airlines cutting so much capacity and staff now (probably too much), they will surely find themselves short of staff etc in the near future when traffic picks up. So just be a little patient. There will definitely be lots of good news.


See my homepage for a comprehensive guide to spotting and photography at HKG
User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

jet blue owns....


-Peace In-
174th


User currently offlineBraniff Place From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 1125 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

After all those terrible things that have happened, we still have Pan American Airways with us AND IT IS ALIVE AND WELL! GOD BLESS THIS AIRLINE! Plz do not take the existance of Pan Am for granted, appreciate it!















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