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by intothinair
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick airport; is it still world no 1 single runway airport by pax numbers
Replies: 58
Views: 11829

Re: Gatwick airport; is it still world no 1 single runway airport by pax numbers

Passenger wise, its busier, but when it comes to aircraft movements, no. /quote] BLR is on the top, by pax with 22.1 million pax. 175,891 aircraft movements. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kempegowda_International_Airport Actually, speaking of London, STN is a single runway airport. At 24.3M pax w...

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by intothinair
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme
Replies: 126
Views: 17953

Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/08/china-holds-key-to-future-of-airbus-a380-superjumbo.html Fantastic news indeed, if China accepts. This will no doubt be a leap frog for more A380 sales, and will help China to further evolve its own Aerospace programme, after a very successful C919 launch! Cheers, int...

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by intothinair
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19381

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

The title of this thread if misleading. It hasn't disappeared as a destination to the europeans, many european carriers are expanding there offering for Summer 2018. Its increasing for Americans too. Every millennial wants to have a selfie at Oia, Santorini posted on instagram. Selfies are soooo 2 ...

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by intothinair
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian keen to set up Munich hub - CEO
Replies: 8
Views: 2942

Ethiopian keen to set up Munich hub - CEO

Unfortunately the article is only in German. For non German speakers, please use auto translate function on Chrome: http://m.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/ethiopian-aiways-afrikas-blick-richtet-sich-nach-osten-a-1182280.html In short, Ethiopian is keen to set up a hub at MUC airport, but have no...

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by intothinair
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to Panama via Houston?
Replies: 76
Views: 11343

Re: Air China to Panama via Houston?

How about PEK-NRT-PTY? Japan is no small player in Panama's economy neither. Can a 77W make NRT-PTY though? Small player compared to China. China has steadily grown influence in Panama and this will continue to increase over the years, since they made the decision to stop recognizing Taiwan as a co...

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by intothinair
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 199
Views: 23216

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

I am surprised nobody has mentioned MUC Munich has a massive Japanese expat population. They even have a Japanese school, which most of the places mentioned on this thread dont. On top of that, yields are very high with a lot of Japanese companies with business in Bavaria, and vice versa. Since plac...

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by intothinair
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Economics of Chinese Airframes
Replies: 14
Views: 2990

Re: Economics of Chinese Airframes

On the subject of financial viability, both Airbus and Embraer generated massive losses for the first many years of their existence, but are both highly profitable today. Developing and maturing commercial aircraft is a long and really expensive process, and it would practically be impossible to st...

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by intothinair
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 260
Views: 57956

MH to place order for 8 B787s

Hey Folks, Najib is in the US to visit Trump, and as part of the visit, a deal for 8 units of B787 is going to be announced: http://www.todayonline.com/business/malaysia-airlines-announce-deal-buy-8-boeing-787-jets-sources http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/malaysia-airlines-to-announce-de...

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by intothinair
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 339
Views: 48483

Re: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread

Hey Everyone

Its now been about 4 months since the maiden flight of the C919. How is the test programme coming along? Didnt find any news online. Super excited to fly this bird once its in commercial service!

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by intothinair
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 39598

Re: Future of 777X

I find it hard to believe it is a $5bn project - much as I believe isn't a $12bn project. I suspect somewhere in the 7 to 9 bn is more realistic. Some of the assembly automation is being used now on the 777 program and will then be adopted by the 777X program so where that spend is assigned can aff...

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by intothinair
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 39598

Re: Future of 777X

But isn't that Leahy's argument for the 380? I am not sure it is valid for either. When the A380 first arrived you could count on 1 hand the amount of slot severly slot constraint airports in the world, with no suitable alternative airport in the same area. The A380 was premature in that selling pr...

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by intothinair
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 39598

Re: Future of 777X

On face value i agree that the A350-1000 will kill at least the 777-8 and pose a serious threat to 777-9. That said, the savior for the 777X might be the ever increasing slot constraints at major aviation hubs which will prevent increased frequency of smaller planes vs less frequency using larger pl...

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by intothinair
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EK going 11 abreast on 777X. Feasibility?
Replies: 28
Views: 4424

Re: EK going 11 abreast on 777X. Feasibility?

IIRC the 77X was designed to have 10-abreast with wider seats than the 777, without it being 9-abreast 777 wide. AKA around 18 inches. So an 11-abreast version would be like 9-abreast A330's or 10-abreast A350's. Not to mention the exit limit. Correct. Which doesnt make it unfeasible for an operato...

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by intothinair
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EK going 11 abreast on 777X. Feasibility?
Replies: 28
Views: 4424

Re: EK going 11 abreast on 777X. Feasibility?

Don't you mean A380? Absolutely no chance on the 777X. It would be too much of a squeeze. The 777X is already maxed out at 10-across, even with its walls carved to supposedly allow comfortable 18-inch wide seats, let alone 11-across. Indeed, whether it really will be real-world configured with 18 i...

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by intothinair
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX
Replies: 57
Views: 9515

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX

What HK Airlines must do is undercut CX on rock bottom Y fares, and 10 abreast would help them considerably, similar to the way CX is going 10 abreast on the 777s. Most routes they are looking at starting already have multiple carriers, they will have multiple airlines to compete with, many with be...

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by intothinair
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EK going 11 abreast on 777X. Feasibility?
Replies: 28
Views: 4424

EK going 11 abreast on 777X. Feasibility?

Hello A.Net What are the chances of EK going 11 abreast on the 777X in Y class? I know that the sidewalls of the 777X are being thinned, but what will the implications on floor width be? I would say if the floor width is being increased by 10 inches or more, this could work. Bring down the width fro...

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by intothinair
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX
Replies: 57
Views: 9515

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX

To be honest, i am a little bit surprised why HK Airlines didnt go for 10 abreast in economy, similar to Air Caraibes. Could have been easily done, and 90% of consumers dont care or notice anyways. What HK Airlines must do is undercut CX on rock bottom Y fares, and 10 abreast would help them conside...

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by intothinair
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BOM-KUL - Business Class on Malaysia Airlines Retro Boeing 737
Replies: 7
Views: 6811

Re: BOM-KUL - Business Class on Malaysia Airlines Retro Boeing 737

Fantastic trip report! Thanks for sharing your experience. Excited to see if MH will improve their regional Business class once the 737max start arriving. Thanks again.

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by intothinair
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX
Replies: 57
Views: 9515

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX

Hainan Airlines which is technically owned by the Chinese govt. Huh? How could it be "technically owned by the Chinese government?" Granted, I'm not well versed in the topic, but I thought the only governmental stake in HU was through the Shenhua Corporation, and that's like 5% or so. Eve...

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by intothinair
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX
Replies: 57
Views: 9515

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX

Which LON and NYC gateway? ...I'm guessing LGW and JFK? Hong Kong Airlines is owned by Hainan Airlines which is technically owned by the Chinese govt. Every single Chinese Airline flying from Tier 1 Chinese cities has attained slots to LHR. Here's hoping Hong Kong Airlines can get the same. Pretty ...

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by intothinair
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX
Replies: 57
Views: 9515

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX

Hong Kong Airlines will need to up there game. Particularly their Inflight service in Business and Economy class. I have flown on both airlines out of Hong Kong, the Cathay service is far superior. But again its always good have fair competition. No Doubt. That said, if they can undercut CX's price...

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by intothinair
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX
Replies: 57
Views: 9515

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX

Hong Kong Airlines will need to up there game. Particularly their Inflight service in Business and Economy class. I have flown on both airlines out of Hong Kong, the Cathay service is far superior. But again its always good have fair competition. No Doubt. That said, if they can undercut CX's price...

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by intothinair
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 36505

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

If the capital letter hint is wrong, why not MUC? Lufthansa just added a codeshare with CX in March this year. CX does not serve MUC. MUC and beer? Well..... The most logical choice, as its the only major gateway in Europe to which CX does not have a flight to, despite key competitors such as Air C...

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by intothinair
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 36505

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

1: B.... 2: C.... 3: D.... (this country can't make beer!!) People said it is DFW,,,,, By the way, PEK and DPS will be transfer to KA and LGW will transfer to LHR, Supposedly, DUS will be dropped as well. That would be a huge blow for the recently signed CX and LH partnership. No upcoming Munich ro...

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by intothinair
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 36505

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

I had my money on Munich, as this would have been a logical choice given its recent partnership with LH, and CX being one of the only key Asian players not serving this beautiful city. That said, the CX secrets forum has debunked that it will not be Munich. So my money now is on Dublin, Brussels and...

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by intothinair
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates New Regional Routes
Replies: 72
Views: 14459

Re: Emirates New Regional Routes

Penang, Malaysia! I am so surprised that none of the ME3 have opened this route yet. So many Middle Eastern tourists visit the island, and a substantial amount of thru way traffic from Europe as well.

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by intothinair
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 92
Views: 9290

Re: United U.S - China Secondary Growth

I'm surprised UA hasn't announced Chongqing yet. HGH is the Silicon Valley of China, me thinks that there may be corporate contracts in play there. With China potentially facing a huge bubble burst, I can see UA redeploying those 787s into BLR, HYD, and Chennai real quick. No. People have been spec...

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by intothinair
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 339
Views: 48483

Re: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread

Second aircraft first flight planned for by the end of this year In the meantime the first aircraft hasn't flow since its first flight on May 5, almost 2 months ago. I am sure they are currently closely analyzing the data from the first flight. Once done, they can move to subsequent tests. Last i h...

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by intothinair
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ passenger thrown coins into engine.
Replies: 43
Views: 14917

Re: CZ passenger thrown coins into engine.

Call me racist for all you want, it is very difficult to control Mainland Chinese. According to a local forum member in Malaysia aviation forum, few months ago there were incidents in Rural Air Service airports in Mulu and Pulau Layang-Layang when these Mainland tourists actually went to the port s...

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by intothinair
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ passenger thrown coins into engine.
Replies: 43
Views: 14917

Re: CZ passenger thrown coins into engine.

Call me racist for all you want, it is very difficult to control Mainland Chinese. According to a local forum member in Malaysia aviation forum, few months ago there were incidents in Rural Air Service airports in Mulu and Pulau Layang-Layang when these Mainland tourists actually went to the port s...

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by intothinair
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SCHIPHOL (AMS): May numbers: grow passengers and freight
Replies: 8
Views: 1479

Re: SCHIPHOL (AMS): May numbers: grow passagiers and freight

I wonder if in the next 5 years FRA can claw this position back from AMS. They dont have the same constraints, and with Ryanair massively expanding from H2 onwards, its only a matter of time before LH counters with a substantial Eurowings expansion. While LH is pulling 5x A380s ??[/quothr ] Those a...

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by intothinair
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SCHIPHOL (AMS): May numbers: grow passengers and freight
Replies: 8
Views: 1479

Re: SCHIPHOL (AMS): May numbers: grow passagiers and freight

I wonder if in the next 5 years FRA can claw this position back from AMS. They dont have the same constraints, and with Ryanair massively expanding from H2 onwards, its only a matter of time before LH counters with a substantial Eurowings expansion.

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by intothinair
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?
Replies: 79
Views: 12847

Re: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?

When the new Beijing airport opens in 2019 it will fly past ATL within a few years and stay there. They will be up to 150 mil. pax a year in no time. By 2025 Shanghai will join with Guangzhou following shortly thereafter. I put my money on fact that latest by 2030 the top 3 largest airports in the w...

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by intothinair
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China
Replies: 42
Views: 9792

Re: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China

Why are so many people complaining here? EK are a visitor to China. They broke the rules and now they are being fined for it. Sounds pretty fair to me. Next time they should have more respect for the rules just like the Chinese carriers do, and then it wont happen again. China will soon become the w...

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by intothinair
Fri May 26, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919
Replies: 33
Views: 7719

Re: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919

I see a lot ot pessimism on this order really happening. I look at it this way. China will become the worker's largest aviation market by 2024 and we know that it is still restricted. If the Chinese government can incentivize Airlines for preferrential treatment on new high yielding lucrative routes...

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by intothinair
Fri May 26, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919
Replies: 33
Views: 7719

British Airways and Air Asia consider C919

Fantastic news for the programme. Both Air Asia and British Airways are considering the C919. Amazing feat for an airplane manufacturer that has barely more than 10 years experience in the industry. Seems like the plane is already shaping up to be a major competitor to Airbus and Boeing: http://m.th...

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by intothinair
Tue May 23, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International growth stalls in China
Replies: 18
Views: 3279

Re: International growth stalls in China

Interesting how bullish posters in this thread are.regarding China. Looking at China from the inside I don't see any reason why growth should continue in the airline, and tourism sectors, or indeed overall.I expect the China bubble to burst, in fact I put my money where my mouth is and I have alrea...

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by intothinair
Tue May 23, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International growth stalls in China
Replies: 18
Views: 3279

Re: International growth stalls in China

intothinair wrote: The travel company recuperates the loss by taking the groups to dedicated stores (often owned by the tour company themselves) where they are pressured to purchase overpriced goods. Their entire agenda is planned and they are not allowed to deviate from it (I.E. go to another area...

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by intothinair
Tue May 23, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International growth stalls in China
Replies: 18
Views: 3279

Re: International growth stalls in China

Interesting how bullish posters in this thread are.regarding China. Looking at China from the inside I don't see any reason why growth should continue in the airline, and tourism sectors, or indeed overall.I expect the China bubble to burst, in fact I put my money where my mouth is and I have alrea...

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by intothinair
Tue May 23, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International growth stalls in China
Replies: 18
Views: 3279

Re: International growth stalls in China

Yeap, dont worry about it; its a term very unique to markets like China. I have friends who have been on them. Round trip 4 day tours to Bali go for as low as USD500 including flights, accomodation and food. The travel company recuperates the loss by taking the groups to dedicated stores (often owne...

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by intothinair
Mon May 22, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International growth stalls in China
Replies: 18
Views: 3279

Re: International growth stalls in China

No need to be alarmed at all. Only 3 markets had substantial drops (which offset an otherwise very healthy growth margin in most other markets). As follows: 1. South Korea. Due to the ongoing THAAD issue, national pride has preceded the allure of shopping in Seoul, and most Chinese have decided to t...

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by intothinair
Thu May 18, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air
Replies: 63
Views: 12676

Re: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air

Interesting that they have also opted to remove PTVs given that the rest of their 737 fleet is equipped with them. Pitch has also been reduced to 31 inches from 32. Last i heard they established themselves as a Full Service Carrier. Is this now being reconsidered? I flew with them last year to KTM a...

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by intothinair
Wed May 17, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germany's PuRen Airlines orders the C919
Replies: 10
Views: 2012

Germany's PuRen Airlines orders the C919

Fantastic news for the programme. Respected newspaper The Telegraph is reporting that PuRen Airlines from Germany has ordered the C919: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/world/china-watch/business/new-chinese-airliner-secures-orders/ Does anyone know how many aircraft they ordered? Great to see an Air...

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by intothinair
Sat May 13, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ARJ21 Dispatch Reliability
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

ARJ21 Dispatch Reliability

Hi Folks, With the first flight of the C919, many Chinese netizens are celebrating that their own plane manufacturer will cause serious threat to Airbus & Boeing, and with more than 500 orders already attained, they are off to a good start. That said, i am sure many Airlines in and outside of Ch...

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by intothinair
Wed May 10, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SIA orders 39 Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 241
Views: 50916

Re: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft

Given that a lot of SQ's trunk routes are going to slot constrained airports, makes sense to order the likes of the 777-9, especially as air demand on these routes continues to grow: HKG: Peak hours massive slot constraints. Off peak minor constraints DPS: Peak hours slot constrained. Off peak not y...

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by intothinair
Tue May 09, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest aircraft variant still in production today
Replies: 22
Views: 5284

Oldest aircraft variant still in production today

Hi Folks, I was intrigued when i read that the Ilyushin IL 96-300 is still in production, with its first flight having been a whopping 29 years ago. That leads to my question. Which is the oldest aircraft variant still in production today? By variant i dont mean model. IE. 737-800 not 737. Thanks, i...

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by intothinair
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in desperate need of more gates
Replies: 102
Views: 14546

Re: Airports in desperate need of more gates

DPS! I dont beleive they have more than 12 gates and neither do they have sufficient space for remote parking. The simple solution? Parking 2 planes at a gate behind each other! Genius and occurs everyday. With an anticipated 23 million pax this year, surely this has to rank as one of the airports g...

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by intothinair
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways increases Bali-Doha to triple daily nonstop
Replies: 19
Views: 3645

Re: Qatar Airways increases Bali-Doha to triple daily nonstop

Last year Bali had almost 20 million pax, with only one runway. Further to that, the airport terminal is only tailored to handle 12 million pax a year. At what point will Bali start running into capacity constraints, either in terms of slot contraints or terminal constraints? The growth has been mor...

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