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by MileHFL400
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?
Replies: 27
Views: 3140

Re: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?

Nairobi does seem to get older QR and EY A320’s

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by MileHFL400
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 81
Views: 12167

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

Zaf wrote:
They are very profitable with their current network. There is no need to open new routes and lose money.


Grow or die

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 37995

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

Makes complete sense. If I were Boeing, I’d take the hit but tell them I’d want to see a one for one match of A350 cancellations before talking about anything with the 787. Course, EY can do whatever they feel they need to. Boeing can’t dictate anything like that. EY’s 787 order no doubt has cancel...

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ applies to Sudan for overflight to serve TLV
Replies: 9
Views: 2175

Re: KQ applies to Sudan for overflight to serve TLV

This is a no go. And I doubt it will last long anyway.

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by MileHFL400
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9350

Re: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10

Gosh whats up with engine manufacturers these days?!

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by MileHFL400
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 35467

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

Any recent photo's of the first frame coming together?

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air widebody plans?
Replies: 9
Views: 1227

Re: Korean Air widebody plans?

FatCat wrote:
MileHFL400 wrote:
NZ321 wrote:
744 on the way out :)


To be replaced by what and when?

Aren't they already replaced by A380s and B748s?


Still four left in the fleet.

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air widebody plans?
Replies: 9
Views: 1227

Re: Korean Air widebody plans?

NZ321 wrote:
744 on the way out :)


To be replaced by what and when?

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air widebody plans?
Replies: 9
Views: 1227

Re: Korean Air widebody plans?

Mortyman wrote:
They still have six Boeing 777-300ER and five Boeing 787-9 remaining on order



Are they for replacement or expansion?

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air widebody plans?
Replies: 9
Views: 1227

Korean Air widebody plans?

Dear Airnutters, Just browsing through and i noticed that KE hasnt really made any widebody purchases of late. Does anyone know if they are planning on any? They still have four aging B747-400's that i am sure will need replacing. Four 777 classics built before 2000 that will need attention. Alot of...

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018
Replies: 315
Views: 38247

Re: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018

Good news, most probably. Good surprises "from" Embraer is what you meant, I guess. Source: http://atwonline.com/atw-location/embraer-hopeful-strong-e2-sales-farnborough "Embraer hopeful for strong E2 sales at Farnborough" Excerpts: "With the first two E190-E2s flying with ...

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by MileHFL400
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2323
Views: 294698

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

2310 posts to this thread and we do not even know what it looks like! Come on Boeing get with it! Put us out of our collective misery!

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by MileHFL400
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missing Flight from Kitabe to Nairobe 6-5-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 5183

Re: Missing Flight from Kitabe to Nairobe 6-5-2018

Somewhere in the Abedere forest. That is not going to be easy to find.

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by MileHFL400
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways eyes C-Series order
Replies: 8
Views: 2681

Re: Kenya Airways eyes C-Series order

Exciting times ahead at KQ! I always thought that the E190’s were too small for them. 15 to 20 C series would replace those and their aging B737-700’s quite nicely. This, with their sub leased wide bodies being returned and KQ taking over the management of JKIA should help them compete more effecti...

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by MileHFL400
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways eyes C-Series order
Replies: 8
Views: 2681

Re: Kenya Airways eyes C-Series order

Exciting times ahead at KQ! I always thought that the E190’s were too small for them. 15 to 20 C series would replace those and their aging B737-700’s quite nicely. This, with their sub leased wide bodies being returned and KQ taking over the management of JKIA should help them compete more effectiv...

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by MileHFL400
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 619
Views: 146636

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9v-sce

Also the 700th 787 will be delivered this month


How many more will SQ take this year?
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qf789 wrote:
Singapore Airlines 9V-SCE has been delivered

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9v-sce

Also the 700th 787 will be delivered this month


How many more will SQ take this year?

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by MileHFL400
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 273
Views: 67010

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

It looks as if Vistara of India will place a firm order for 6 787s and 4 options. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-02/boeing-is-said-to-win-order-from-singapore-air-s-india-affiliate?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=bd&utm_campaign=headline&cmpId=yhoo.headline&yptr=yahoo F...

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by MileHFL400
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico to take legal action against EK
Replies: 60
Views: 10032

Re: Aeromexico to take legal action against EK

We are talking about AM. What does this have to do with the US3? Delta = AM The US3 are pure poison and anticompetitive , a lot of EU traffic to Mexico funnels via the nasty US3 . Time to boycott American goods , products and services .... Go educate yourself about the employment practices of the M...

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by MileHFL400
Thu May 31, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ fleet planning (A350, 787-10 utilization)
Replies: 10
Views: 2117

Re: SQ fleet planning (A350, 787-10 utilization)

It's been five years since I last flew with SQ -- then on a 77W from MUC-SIN and this time on their A359 from MUC-SIN. I figured the A359 would replace members of the 777 family, but I was surprised to see that SQ has ordered 60 A359s, which is alone more 777s than it ever had in its fleet. Accordi...

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by MileHFL400
Wed May 30, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating
Replies: 50
Views: 9770

Re: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating

The Great Wall Sing-Song Cherry Blossom XP13-DQ7V-9, would be my guess. The Chinese have suck a knack for catchy names! The less American parts the better. Why do you say this? Worldwide parts / maintenance support is / will always be an issue for Sukhoi - I wouldn't expect this to be an internatio...

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by MileHFL400
Wed May 30, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating
Replies: 50
Views: 9770

Re: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating

B777LRF wrote:
RickNRoll wrote:
P&W or RR do you think?


The Great Wall Sing-Song Cherry Blossom XP13-DQ7V-9, would be my guess. The Chinese have suck a knack for catchy names!


The less American parts the better.

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by MileHFL400
Mon May 28, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to grow in the medium range
Replies: 15
Views: 526

Kenya Airways to grow in the medium range

Hi a.nutters. The rather ambiguous article suggests that KQ will grow their intra Africa routes. It however doesn’t state when and how. Does this mean that the soon to be returned B77W’s will replace some B787’s on inter continental routes and the Dreamliners will take over some African routes like ...

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by MileHFL400
Sun May 20, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 485
Views: 115577

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

How far are Ethiopians from delivery?

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by MileHFL400
Sun May 20, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 87
Views: 21217

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

I believe the A321 will be the top Airbus. I think the -8 will be the top Boeing model only as the -9. It is seat size and economics. Lightsaber I fully agree with you. My long term assumption would be: 60% A321neo 40% A320Neo 65% B7M8 25% B7M10 10% mix of B7M9 and B7M7 I foresee many airlines who ...

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by MileHFL400
Sat May 19, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 103
Views: 23288

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

So how soon will we see MAX aircraft being delivered in SQ colours straight from the factory?

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by MileHFL400
Fri May 18, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 974
Views: 333409

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Where on earth is QR’s 2nd A350-1000? SQ has received 4 B787-10’s since QR got their 1st A350-1000!

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by MileHFL400
Thu May 10, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 17767

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

Gosh I wish we got this bird instead of their boring old livery A330’s in Nairobi! How is LH's new livery in any way, shape or form, not more boring? With so much white, it looks like a wet lease temporary re-paint. Very true. Well I suppose since the current scheme has been around for a year longe...

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by MileHFL400
Thu May 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 17767

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

Gosh I wish we got this bird instead of their boring old livery A330’s in Nairobi!

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by MileHFL400
Thu May 10, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018
Replies: 315
Views: 38247

Re: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018

Hello, just noticed that the E2 family only has 228 firm orders so far and zero from blue chip airlines. Isn’t this risky for the program?

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by MileHFL400
Thu May 10, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 619
Views: 146636

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

8 this year was planned. So 4 more I guess. SCE-SCH I’m guessing. Gosh they really are ramping -10 production up fast! Singapore, United and Etihad are the 3 airlines due to have 787-10 this year. (Unless Etihad's plans change) A total of 16 787-10s this year. 8 x Singapore 4 x United 4 x Etihad I ...

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by MileHFL400
Thu May 10, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 619
Views: 146636

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

https://twitter.com/PSBoeingTstFlts/sta ... 6969163776


How many more are they expecting this year?


8 this year was planned. So 4 more I guess. SCE-SCH I’m guessing.


Gosh they really are ramping -10 production up fast!
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george77300 wrote:
MileHFL400 wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Singapore Airlines 787-10 9V-SCD has been delivered

https://twitter.com/PSBoeingTstFlts/sta ... 6969163776


How many more are they expecting this year?


8 this year was planned. So 4 more I guess. SCE-SCH I’m guessing.


Gosh they really are ramping -10 production up fast!

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by MileHFL400
Thu May 10, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 619
Views: 146636

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

https://twitter.com/PSBoeingTstFlts/sta ... 6969163776


How many more are they expecting this year?
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qf789 wrote:
Singapore Airlines 787-10 9V-SCD has been delivered

https://twitter.com/PSBoeingTstFlts/sta ... 6969163776


How many more are they expecting this year?

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by MileHFL400
Tue May 08, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?
Replies: 26
Views: 5201

Re: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?

I feel that if an A322 did happen, it would be a simple stretch more aimed at providing capacity for short-haul operators than a true 'MoM' aircraft. Take the A321neoLR, add a few frames, and you have a nice cheap plane that carries around 275 in Wizz Air style torture chamber seating. You'd need t...

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by MileHFL400
Tue May 08, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?
Replies: 26
Views: 5201

Re: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?

No Takers for the ERX. Clearly states that the issue was not/is not range.Therefore is has to be capacity. The A321 LR can take 206 pax - in 2 classes.TATL or similar. In a similar configuration a dash8 (standard or ERX) it wold be circa 150-160 ish. One can therefore only assume that the overall b...

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by MileHFL400
Tue May 08, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?
Replies: 26
Views: 5201

Re: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?

Is there still a possibility of increasing the MLG height on the larger variants ?

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by MileHFL400
Mon May 07, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?
Replies: 26
Views: 5201

Re: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?

Is the -9 underpowered? From what I understand, the -9 isn’t underpowered per se, but because of the low MLG height and longer fuselage, it cannot rotate quickly so has a long takeoff run. Increasing thrust would help get it up to takeoff speeds improving runway performance. I may be totally wrong,...

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by MileHFL400
Mon May 07, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?
Replies: 26
Views: 5201

Re: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?

The 737-8 itself is currently making some seriously long flights. GOL is using them to connect Miami (MIA) and Orlando (MCO) with Brasilia (BSB) and Fortaleza (FOR) with ORD-BSB approaching 3800nm. WestJet and Norwegian are also deploying the 737-8 on TATL missions of around 3000nm. As such, the ne...

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by MileHFL400
Sun May 06, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?
Replies: 26
Views: 5201

Re: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?

ikolkyo wrote:
It was an aircraft that was pitched to airlines but no one bit on it. No demand for such an aircraft.


Really? After all the sucess that the A321 LR is having?

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by MileHFL400
Sun May 06, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 35467

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

Anyone have any idea when the first bird starts final assembly?

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by MileHFL400
Sun May 06, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33475

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

BA is one of those airlines that Boeing could force list prices on. I mean, they telegraph their intentions so clearly that there’s no competition to worry about. I assure you that if Airbus comes in with a significantly better bid than Boeing's, BA will order A330NEOs or whatever it is. The CEO is...

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by MileHFL400
Sun May 06, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?
Replies: 26
Views: 5201

Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?

Dear A.nutters

I was just watching a youtube Video by Skyships Eng on the 737 MAX and came across the above named varient. Does anyone else know about this? I have not seen it in any Boeing press releases. Has this plane been officially launched? When will deliveries start and has anyone ordered it?

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by MileHFL400
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22478

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

cedarjet wrote:
Siddar wrote:
I wouldn't want to put up the money for Iran to buy any aircraft while Iran seems hell bent to have war with the US

Other way round surely? I don’t see Iran building bases in Canada and Mexico and Iranian ships patrolling the Gulf Of Mexico


Thank you!!

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by MileHFL400
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 619
Views: 146636

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

With ANA having only 3 -10’s on order is there any indication that they will need or take more? They have five options and I imagine they can swap 787-9s on order for 787-10s. They have a combined 21 777-200 and 777-200ER configured for domestic / regional services with 405 seats, which is 10 more ...

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by MileHFL400
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 619
Views: 146636

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

With ANA having only 3 -10’s on order is there any indication that they will need or take more?

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by MileHFL400
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to take delivery of 100th aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 3867

Re: Ethiopian to take delivery of 100th aircraft

SQ789 wrote:
Amazing, is this now the largest airline in Ethiopia?


I think it’s been the biggest airline in AFRICA for some time now

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by MileHFL400
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to take delivery of 100th aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 3867

Re: Ethiopian to take delivery of 100th aircraft

How is this possible when according to airfleets they currently have 89 aircraft?

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by MileHFL400
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major airlines that did not buy the 787
Replies: 23
Views: 4923

Re: Major airlines that did not buy the 787

Doesn’t matter really. By the time Boeing finishes with its current backlog all we ll see when we look up is a sea of 787’s criss crossing the globe

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by MileHFL400
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.
Replies: 68
Views: 14368

Re: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.

We get it. You don't like your airline. Do we need a new thread every week? Maybe you should join the exodus, go to China and see how much better they treat their pilots. One of the interesting things I find with the human condition is that there is always those that view any critical comments with...

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