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by Kilopond
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 5996

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

usflyer msp wrote:
What in the world is that supposed to mean? Believe it or not, most African aviation authorities follow standard IATA/ICAO rules and bilateral aviation agreements and most African business people are not thieves or thugs. Not quite sure what you are trying to say here,,,


Dream on!

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by Kilopond
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 5996

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

I think Norwegian should have focused on Europe-Africa rather that the saturated tatl market. [...] Maybe in a synthetical ideal world. But In the brutal reality, Norwegian has absolutely no glue how to deal with the real life African-Africans. Their modus operandi is lightyears away from any commo...

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by Kilopond
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airline had the first Website?
Replies: 64
Views: 10560

Re: What airline had the first Website?

Many had websites for internal use pre-1996. Most tested the water with airline owned travel agents. There were others even earlier using Videotex, including again a few travel agents for corporate bookings and value transactions. Exactly! There had been an online world BEFORE the triumph of the in...

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by Kilopond
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 260
Views: 32948

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

Has anyone here ever considered the idea that managements might be infested with useless amateurs and dilettants? As a matter of fact, it took more than a year before the Lufthansa/Fraport conglomerate removed those ridiculous billboards that could have been understood as a death threat. :eek: http:...

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by Kilopond
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings taking over DUS-EWR from Lufthansa
Replies: 36
Views: 5538

Re: Eurowings taking over DUS-EWR from Lufthansa

Bhoy wrote:
[...]Yes, Bayer's global HQ is in Leverkusen, just north of Cologne, and 40km from DUS.


And bear in mind that the 80% foreign/globally owned Bayer corporation is in the process of successfully taking over Monsanto. :eek:

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by Kilopond
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did PanAm feed its network?
Replies: 100
Views: 10267

Re: How did PanAm feed its network?

At LHR, they operated some 727's on flights into Europe to feed the TTL services. TWA did this as well. To be even more precise, those had not been based at Heathrow but at the outposts in continental Europe and did a morning rotation to LHR and back to their base. That way, they connected just per...

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by Kilopond
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempted spy assasination in UK?
Replies: 429
Views: 10746

Re: Attempted spy assasination in UK?

These are just the usual swashbuckling mock attacks. Neither side is trustworthy. Yet, both of them profit from that artificially staged hysteria. On BOTH sides the "dumb" populace is getting warned: don't be critical, just trust your government and take everything for granted what your lo...

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by Kilopond
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport thinks flight is for GOT, crew flies to LLA.
Replies: 10
Views: 3020

Re: Airport thinks flight is for GOT, crew flies to LLA.

https://www.thelocal.se/20180313/plane- ... gothenburg
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A link in English:

[...]The passengers spent the night in a hotel in Luleå and were to be flown to Gothenburg on Tuesday.


https://www.thelocal.se/20180313/plane- ... gothenburg

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by Kilopond
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY route
Replies: 66
Views: 8546

Re: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY rou

jetBlue has a point. I respectfully contradict you. The vast majority of airlines have traffic rights according to the scheme "homeland points - intermediate points - points in the US - points beyond". As US airlines have full traffic rights on reciprocal schemes. But almost 100% of those...

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by Kilopond
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Regional Hub Airports Thread (Statistics, routes updates)
Replies: 23
Views: 2049

Re: Chinese Regional Hub Airports Thread (Statistics, routes updates)

It's easy to note that these 20 busiest airports are predominantly located in the eastern half part of China, reflecting a pattern of the Chinese population density Very true, but there are two exemptions from the rule: Urumqi URC might get a lot of traffic on the base of energy, logistics etc. And...

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by Kilopond
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 37666

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

That message first came around about a month ago, also containing the complaint that the water jet from the tap had been flowing too sharply into the sink in the micro loo. Reportedly, Boeing solved the problem by lowering the water pressure. Nobody is exposed to involuntary moistening all over any ...

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by Kilopond
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrianair: Sanctions from the EU and US unfair?
Replies: 24
Views: 1920

Re: Syrianair: Sanctions from the EU and US unfair?

[...]You can call the sanctions unfair, but that's purely a political discussion, not something for this forum.[...] I respectfully disagree. The Freedoms of fhe Air are not linked to any political conditions. Back in time, no Soviet block plane had ever been hindered from crossing FIR NEW YORK OCE...

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by Kilopond
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 cockpit to get touch screen monitors
Replies: 31
Views: 3752

Re: A350-1000 cockpit to get touch screen monitors

Touchsreens may be very "fancy" and "cute" but nothing beats the ergonomics of mechanical buttons. Although those classical "knobs" would result in a very clumsy design by the standards of today's fashionable time spirit.

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by Kilopond
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?
Replies: 111
Views: 14152

Re: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?

[...]I avoid all US airlines because of their shoddy service on long haul across nearly all aircraft.[...] Haha, what a nasty word! :D Back in time, I had been tought that a PANAM stewardess offering peanuts from her pantsuit pocket had been casual, easygoing, nonchalant and cool. :D [...]I actuall...

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by Kilopond
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines
Replies: 66
Views: 8118

Re: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines

[...]Thankfully the absurdity of untrained animals loose about the cabin hasn't reached us here yet. Genuine trained assistance dogs are permitted on board though - as an example, here's BA's policy which clarifies that "emotional support dogs" will be treated as domestic pets: https://ww...

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by Kilopond
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines
Replies: 66
Views: 8118

Re: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines

Yet another uniquely American problem... Maybe a muzzle would stop this from happening again? Exactly my thought! Besides that, the US authorities could stop that pet anarchy and copy the bureaucracy (read: clear rules!) of other parts of the world. Here is how pet passports issued by Switzerland a...

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by Kilopond
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 52
Views: 11532

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

[...]I will also be shocked if the -9/-10 are only 25% of the orders.[...] Why is that? As of today, they will be underpowered and have a very sub-optimal field performance. Of course, that doesn't matter in North America. But in the rest of the world there are more than enough precarious runways f...

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by Kilopond
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 14231

Re: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft

Samrnpage wrote:
Its a heck of a milestone that, no one can deny how important the 737 is in aviation history.


And one should always bear in mind that the launch of the 737 had initially been a total failure!

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by Kilopond
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 76
Views: 13732

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

[...]I recommend everyone to watch this short video of the DC-6 restoration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4PlcKf-XRw Thank you for that link. Well, the original DC-6 had been a legend, and it had been only sold to blue chip arilines but not to the likes of Lufthansa... But the follow-up clip rea...

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by Kilopond
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 76
Views: 13732

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

http://www.sunjournal.com/video-fire-su ... l-airport/
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There had been a minor accident half a year ago. Here is a report with awsome pictures from last August.

http://www.sunjournal.com/video-fire-su ... l-airport/

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by Kilopond
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 193
Views: 48986

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

https://youtu.be/VBGIhF4L1OI
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Life.ru posted an eyewitness video from the crash site:

https://youtu.be/VBGIhF4L1OI

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by Kilopond
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 51
Views: 6210

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

Northeastmost Canada would be better located. Would have range for 321LR to most Europe and North America.[...] Exactly! Places like Halifax have a decent local infrastructure and they would be able to draw a certain number of tourists from Europe at the same time. (Greenland is FAR too expensive. ...

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by Kilopond
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 51
Views: 6210

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

Greenland??? :eek: That's just weird! At that remote place you might be able to source some seal meat and fish but that's about it. Everything else would have to be shipped either from North America or Europe and any waste would have to be carried back. There aren't even enough people available to s...

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by Kilopond
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Srilanka questions Emirates-Srilankan management deal termination
Replies: 7
Views: 1470

Re: Srilanka questions Emirates-Srilankan management deal termination

Who is actually accused of corruption? My guess would be the former Rajapakse government. The linked article isn't clear.

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by Kilopond
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is HND Now the Main Airport in Tokyo?
Replies: 44
Views: 7633

Re: Is HND Now the Main Airport in Tokyo?

Narita is some kind of Dulles, Malpensa or Mirabel of Japan.

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by Kilopond
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 21044

Re: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC

Maybe it's supposed to reduce nationalist barriers, but it's failing to do so. As for brands, people don't want a European brand.[...] Since Western European cities are slowly but steadily turning into Molenbeek -type banlieues a fair majority of Europeans percieves any "EU/Euro-" brandin...

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by Kilopond
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 13127

Re: Origin of Airline Names

TedToToe wrote:
TWA = Try Walking Across!


When it comes to TWA I can't help but recalling that old joke:

Passenger: "Miss, may I please have another TWA coffee?"
Stewardess: "Sorry, Sir. Right now I just can offer you a TWA tea".

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by Kilopond
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 330
Views: 74878

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

First 737 Max for the TUI group has been delivered, OO-MAX.[...] She will be named Tenerife Alegría . In the meantime TUI is negotiating with Boeing about the conditions for a firm order of another 20 frames, raising the total number from 70 to 90 MAXes. https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/media-tui-...

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by Kilopond
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 13127

Re: Origin of Airline Names

[...]Oh, well, I don't know the names of birds even in my native language, so that's some consolation. :-)[...] :D Haha, there is a reason we are at a discussion board. So please allow me to enlighten you this time. Here is a pic of a [en]heron/[it]airone quite similar to the AirOne stylised tail l...

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by Kilopond
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 13127

Re: Origin of Airline Names

[...] The company's name is ALmazy ROssii-SAkha. [...] The initial idea was to abbreviate it as ARS, but it was dropped almost immediately because of the obvious English homonym. That's interesting and perfectly makes sense, thank you for enlightening me. Some time ago, there had been an Italian ai...

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by Kilopond
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 13127

Re: Origin of Airline Names

Alrosa = "diamonds of Russia", abbreviated from the first syllables of "almazy Rossii" with an attached "a". Thats's also the name of the airline's holding conglomerate, a diamond mining company. Watch the diamond at the tail. http://news.ykt.ru/upload/image/2016/06/439...

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by Kilopond
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways
Replies: 28
Views: 2641

Re: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways

What about 'air' Air Canada, Air France etc.? Seems it started with French speaking countries. [...]India, New Zealand, China, and Serbia don't speak French at all. If we look at the timeline, it really had been a French naming scheme at the beginning. Many others might have liked the elegant appro...

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by Kilopond
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways
Replies: 28
Views: 2641

Re: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways

N766UA wrote:
What about Republic? They’re just “Republic Airline.” Like they only go to one place...


:D The same applies to Emirates Airline.

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by Kilopond
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia
Replies: 65
Views: 11796

Re: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia

][...]Back when "widebody" usually meant getting a 767, A330, 747, or 9-across 777, I was right there with the crowd who shunned narrowbodies on 7-8 hour sectors.[...] The contrast had been even more dramatic when Panam introduced their 9-abreast (3-4-2) jumbo clippers. British Airways dr...

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by Kilopond
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 255
Views: 18918

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

I think the thread title is wrong, because actually it is Europe which has developed a Galapagos syndrome . Those holiday charter airlines had been founded as a result of strict regulations: back then it had been ILLEGAL to offer air transportation at prices lower than the official (read: insane!) i...

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by Kilopond
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nearby City Pairs With No Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 3915

Re: Nearby City Pairs With No Flights

Prague and Berlin are no longer connected by air.

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by Kilopond
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines In Communist Albania
Replies: 19
Views: 5377

Re: Airlines In Communist Albania

Two more connections from http://www.timetableimages.com in summer 1974. Tarom on Sundays on an Antonov-24 (not that crop duster): http://fs1.directupload.net/images/180115/r56ictb9.png Interflug on Mondays on an Ilyushin-18: http://fs5.directupload.net/images/180115/38vc4jd6.png

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by Kilopond
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 94426

Re: Canada files WTO complaint vs US over Boeing CSeries trade complaint

In this paricular case, the US are violating the rules they introduced themselves during the Doha round of the GATT. There should be absolutely no way for them to get away with this kind of an arbitrary, hostile trade war.

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by Kilopond
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a Airbus and Boeing joint venture possible.
Replies: 25
Views: 2861

Re: Is a Airbus and Boeing joint venture possible.

A metric Boeing..... :biggrin: Haha, NASA is almost completely working on a metric base. But at the other hand, European plumbers (yes, those ordinary guys) are strictly sticking with the inch (25,4 mm) system, as well as the bicycle industry and the planemakers. Airbus uses ("imperial") ...

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by Kilopond
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft
Replies: 70
Views: 26758

Re: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft

The price for one engine is not 3.4 billion. Depending on the exchange rate, it is probably around 20-25 million US dollars. Maybe around 30 million US. Right, this was a slip, although it's not the core of the message. The linked article quotes NOK 160 million per enginge - divide that by 8 and yo...

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by Kilopond
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Business class seats a weight issue on longhaul flights
Replies: 8
Views: 3525

Re: Business class seats a weight issue on longhaul flights

Lots of airline managers are completely incompetent. Some morons even buy bulky IFE boxes with a technology that is as old as two decades. I'm typing this from a very conveniant computer chair that has cost around 400 bugs. But it is based on steel and very heavy. Airlines should just accept that a ...

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by Kilopond
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 195
Views: 41598

Re: Passenger Rights Group Takes Legal Action that Could Block Niki Sale to IAG

There are already several threads on this set of topics. However, those pettifoggers (owning claims of only 1800 Euros) just suck! They harm IAG, they harm Niki employees, they harm future competion - they are just disgusting creatures! The thing is, the court is going to announce a verdict tomorrow...

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by Kilopond
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 195
Views: 41598

Re: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI

https://diepresse.com/home/wirtschaft/u ... ikiVerkauf
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The IAG deal is in jeopardy now because an Austrian consumer organisation took court action.

From Austria in German:

https://diepresse.com/home/wirtschaft/u ... ikiVerkauf

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by Kilopond
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 8137

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

HI Do planes have to pay fees for landing in a diversion? If so can the airport charge what they like or is there special universal rates? Airports are no charities, but only the published official fees and duties will apply. Any usury is illegal according to international aviation laws and contrac...

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by Kilopond
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-154 still in commercial service?
Replies: 38
Views: 7955

Re: Alrosa retired the TU154?

https://vk.com/alrosa.aero
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Image
You may watch many recent (November-December) pics of Alrosa's Soviet era planes posted by their followers at the "V Kontakte" site (some kind of Russian version of Facebook).
https://vk.com/alrosa.aero

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by Kilopond
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS ends Fokker operation today
Replies: 20
Views: 4255

Re: OS ends Fokker operation today

[...]Anthony Fokker builds his first airplane in The Netherlands, De Spin, 1910, he flew it on 1 September 1911 above Haarlem. He moved to Berlin in 1912 to establish his company. Those early Fokker years were really extremely dramatic. Keep in mind that Fokker had been a supreme league player at t...

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by Kilopond
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC vs AF on YUL-CDG
Replies: 18
Views: 3963

Re: AC vs AF on YUL-CDG

AC is quite strong connecting the regions "Francophonie européenne" and "Canada francophone". In addition to Roissy CDG they also have:
YUL MRS 3/7 seasonal
YUL NCE 4/6 seasonal
YUL LYS 2/7 seasonal
YUL GVA 7/7
YUL BRU 14/7

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by Kilopond
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 195
Views: 41598

Re: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI

Reportedly (standard.at et al.) Niki is going to be merged into Vueling. It won't be easy to market this brand in the DACH and BeNeLux region because the "-ling" suffix is VERY strong in their languages. Just insert two letters into that name and you get Vuestling which translates from (mi...

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by Kilopond
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link
Replies: 60
Views: 7835

Re: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link

Kilopond, have you visited London? Have you any idea how much money that would cost for the daily number of people connecting LTN-LHR or LGW-LHR per day? Would there even be 1,000 people per day routing LGW-LHR or vv? No ROI whatsoever here. I assume that many of THOUSENDS of passengers would use a...

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by Kilopond
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-size Chinese amphibian first flight
Replies: 17
Views: 3869

Re: 737-size Chinese amphibian first flight

In that category, there is already the Beri(y)ev Be-200.

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