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by Kilopond
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How international communities deal with asylum seekers?
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: How international communities deal with asylum seekers?

As a fact, "migrants"/"refugees"/"asylum seekers" are weapons used by certain hegomonial forces in order to destabilise countries. There are numerous examples of this strategy in history. The trick of those demagogues is to completely switch off any rational thinking an...

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by Kilopond
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?
Replies: 62
Views: 8925

Re: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?

...[Would've been interesting to see how well it'd do today. No doubt there is a certain demand for a travel scheme between points in Europe and a point in Connecticut - BDL, that is. There are JFK haters residing in New York's luxury outskirts. Maybe some of them would pay a premium to avoid the m...

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by Kilopond
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 108
Views: 23073

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

https://twitter.com/KapoGR
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The local police have postponed their official media conference from 0900 to 1400 (Bravo Time).

https://twitter.com/KapoGR

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by Kilopond
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180110

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

As I see it, Boeing - with governmental support - tried to blackmail Bombardier into bankruptcy. They failed dramatically and they have lost their face.

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by Kilopond
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41156

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

When iag / bad bought bmi they had to relinquish domestic slots. Virgin through little red tried to establish domestic connections but didn't work and then gave up.[...] Another example of this kind had been the VLM slots at LCY. After the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) ordered the AF/KL subsidary...

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by Kilopond
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 113
Views: 15964

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

I believe that a "MOM" capable of intercontinental flights would be a failure. The economical range should not exceed the distance a single crew can legally perform outbound and back inbound to the point of origin during one single shift. Of course they could always develope an additional ...

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by Kilopond
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41156

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

Just some thoughts. After the new landing runway opened at FRA, they haven't yet reached the technical limit. The combined capacity of hourly take-offs and landings has now risen from 81 to 104 and it will further rise during the coming years. That's why Ryanair had been able to enter the market bec...

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by Kilopond
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic grounds CSeries fleet
Replies: 37
Views: 13228

Re: airBaltic grounds CSeries fleet

airnorth wrote:
Wouldn't SWISS be affected as well?


There are no directives on the EASA or BAZL sites. The HB-JC* ships seem to perform quite normal.

Maybe it's jus a minor problem BT can't solve fast enough. Remember, they are just a modern skeleton company that has outsourced almost everything.

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by Kilopond
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 11873

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

I agree with all the common-sense arguments against the "Tulip". Nevertheless, that "Hollow Earth" logo inherited from Continental is just plain ugly, ugly, ugly!

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by Kilopond
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta introduces complimentary Prosecco in International Economy
Replies: 29
Views: 6392

Re: Delta introduces complimentary Prosecco in International Economy

:D If they had a better sense of humour and some guts they would start serving Crimea Shampanskoye and Freixinet Cava...

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by Kilopond
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest T-tail, rear engine aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 7622

Re: Largest T-tail, rear engine aircraft

Nice thread! I think the Hawker Siddely Trident and the Yakovlev Yak-42 both deserve an honorable mention. Although they can't compete with the really big ships, they still were larger than certain regionals. And let me also note that the Sud Aviation Caravelle was the biggest ever built cross-taile...

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by Kilopond
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. House of Representatives votes to block aircraft sales to Iran
Replies: 46
Views: 9520

Re: U.S. House of Representatives votes to block aircraft sales to Iran

This conspiracy theory spread by US ruling forces smells extremely fishy. If Turkey and Saudi Arabia co-operated, any flights from Iran to Syria could be obligated to stop for inspections at their respective teritorries. And then any war-supporting freight may be confiscted as a prize, according to ...

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by Kilopond
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 14289

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

aviationaware wrote:
Those pilots will all be blacklisted and will never work in any meaningful cockpit position again in Germany. Maybe some gulf airline will have mercy with those insane people.


Down there they would get incarcernated as soon as they would engage in ANY union activities.

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by Kilopond
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Infowars asks is Michelle Obama a man
Replies: 55
Views: 3061

Re: Infowars asks is Michelle Obama a man

Ah yes, quality American journalism endorsed by the White House. ...where the first lady has an entire walk in closet of skeletons. [quote="BobPatterson"][...]Are you suggesting that at least SOME of the material at infowars.com is "legitimate" news and not to be condemned?[...]...

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by Kilopond
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 14289

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

Those rebel pilots are just present-day swing rioters [DE "Maschinenstürmer"]. Their cause is totally lost because they do not realise that the interregnum "social market economy" is over once and for all. Radical precarization is now the one and only aim of the ruling circles.

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by Kilopond
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Repossession of Commercial Aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 8640

Re: Repossession of Commercial Aircraft

When Malév had been liquidated one could watch all their 737s flying back to the US one behind another on FR24. That chain of birds crossed the pond in the afternoon/early evening of the very same day piloted by Malév crews. Quite a nasty job, I think - just as if they had been forced to dig their o...

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by Kilopond
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 27575

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

Does anyone remember those barefaced Ryanair special liveries predicting the collapse of legacy airlines and waving them good-bye? Those planes had been around about a decade ago. http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170905/37g4aq3l.jpg http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170905/xkt4hy8w.jpg [it] Arriv...

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by Kilopond
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Infowars asks is Michelle Obama a man
Replies: 55
Views: 3061

Re: Infowars asks is Michelle Obama a man

Anyone categorically condemning infowars.com is just as simple-minded or even stupid as anyone who just believes anything they shout out would be the truth.

Much too many folks have been indoctrinated with woodcarving-style worldviews that lack any shades between balck and white.

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by Kilopond
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162358

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Maybe it is the best solution to let the company fail and auction of the slots to the highest bidders. Best for the customer for sure. This cannot work because it would break the rules. Only the owner of the slots (airberlin at present) is allowed to trade them. If airberlin goes belly up, their sl...

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by Kilopond
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Van attack in Barcelona
Replies: 67
Views: 3155

Re: Van attack in Barcelona

[...]I propose we light candles, hold vigils and tweet with hashtags to make ourselves feel better. Ha ha, this is exactly how the "western" (read: masonic) tyrannies of virtue work. Let us all pray against islamic terror and send our waves of love to the temporarily misguided ones who ar...

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by Kilopond
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162358

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Ryanair is ..hm... is bending the truth, to put it politely. In fact, the court has appointed two lawyers as administrators, namely Frank Kebekus and Lucas Flöther. Both had been proposed by airberlin's creditors.

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by Kilopond
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162358

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Here is a very blurry guesstimation based on airberlin's Q1 financial report: At the end of each month they have to pay some 33 millions in wages, saleries and associated costs. Now their income mainly consists of two sources: auxiliary and on-board sales plus wet leasing fees paid by Lufhansa for 3...

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by Kilopond
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162358

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

A government giving an insolvent corporation a loan is a subsidy. If the assets truly covered the loan, a commercial entity would be issuing the loan. Actually they are subsidising airberlin's custumers who would otherwise get stranded with worthless tickets. That would cause a logistical nightmare...

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by Kilopond
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top US Airports Ranked By International Destinations
Replies: 17
Views: 4122

Re: Top US Airports Ranked By International Destinations

Now i got question. Which Airport in the **world** have most International destinations. My guess is Istanbul They are in a crisis mode now. Paris -CDG ranks Top 1 for the number of international destinations served, well ahead of FRA (2) and IST (3), DXB (4), AMS (5). LHR ranks only 6 in the list ...

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by Kilopond
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.
Replies: 152
Views: 9743

Re: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.

Here is a historical one that wouldn't work too well today: "The Danish Aviation Company" - one of the predecessors of SAS.

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by Kilopond
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 22296

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

With that system of mutual cross-ownerships Delta Air Lines might try to rescue "SkyTeam" from the very sorry destiny of "Oneworld" (or whatever has remained from that construction). That "Oneworld" parody of an "alliance" consists of hostile enemies who are j...

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by Kilopond
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 11820

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

Search the web for "Heathrow RWY 23/05". It is/was the most discussed "rare runway" of all times and places, including several threads here on airliners.net.

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by Kilopond
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.
Replies: 63
Views: 20931

Re: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.

Some simple passenger POV questions: given this analysis, the A321NEO (which is also LR?) wouldn't be able to replace the 757's United uses on TATL missions? Therefore if United were to convert A350's orders into A321NEOs they would potentially replace domestic 757 flying? I love this plane and wou...

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by Kilopond
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closed Hubs That You Think Could Have Worked?
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Closed Hubs That You Think Could Have Worked?

Any hubs given up too early have now been taken over by other airlines. Just look at STL, SJC, MSY, MCI and the likes which all play in the 10-million-per-year-passengers league despite being devastated hubs of legacy airlines.

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by Kilopond
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Successor to the Antonov An-2 flown...
Replies: 3
Views: 2621

Re: Successor to the Antonov An-2 flown...

If Delta Air Lines would go back to their roots, they would buy some of those Antoshkas and use them as crop dusters. That had been the main use of the multi-purpose AN-2 for decades.

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by Kilopond
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Airports CEO wants high speed link DXB-DWC
Replies: 21
Views: 4119

Re: Dubai Airports CEO wants high speed link DXB-DWC

For their small distances, sub-highspeed trains would be a perfect match. I'm talking about speeds of 160 km/h or slightly above. Those are widely spread in Europe as regional and commuter trains. It has been proved in real life that speeds over 160 km/h will increase costs dramatically, mainly beca...

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by Kilopond
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 60
Views: 13008

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

[...]“The traffic will move from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki,” SAS warned the Swedish government. Could this really happen? No, this is just a mock threat. Just look at the developments connected to the APD in the UK or a similar blackmail tax in the FRG: first, airlines that are liable to...

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by Kilopond
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 93
Views: 14087

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

"Hyperloop" is just some kind of marketing swindle. That technology had been very wide-spread during the 19th and 20th centuries. Every major city in the developed world had a pneumatic tube network for postal services and the idea of human transport via pneumatic tubes goes back to the 18...

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by Kilopond
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE917 ICN - ZRH Intercepted south of STR - landed safely
Replies: 15
Views: 6714

Re: BREAKING: KE917 ICN - ZRH Intercepted south of STR - landed safely

Capt.Fantastic wrote:
He was squawking 7600. Do the Germans always intercept an aircraft that has lost comm in their airspace?


Those in charge seem to suffer from a hysterical paranoia. There had been other cases of false alarms due to communication problems with Egypt Air and Air India.

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by Kilopond
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying to the US
Replies: 21
Views: 4725

Re: Air Canada flying to the US

But if alot of the revenue comes from Canada point of sale why do the US airlines not advertise in Canada to the luxurious places like Miami, New York , LA , etc :mrgreen: Only the most masochistic Canadians would vouluntarily subordinate themselves under the command of notorious US cabin warders. ...

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by Kilopond
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendant shaking hands with all passengers
Replies: 38
Views: 7840

Re: Flight Attendant shaking hands with all passengers

[...]I thought that was very odd[...] I would have been shocked in such a situation. Oh the germs that are propagating. Fist bumps anyone? I know. First thing I thought of. Is she intentionally spreading diseases? :D There is another extreme on that scale. :D One of the supermarkets in my surroundi...

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by Kilopond
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports that had potential that never made it
Replies: 107
Views: 13783

Re: Airports that had potential that never made it

Dakar (DKR) and Karachi (KHI) both had been global default stopover points during the piston era and beyond. But their countries failed to adopt to the new conditions and those airports declined from some kind of a "global premiere league port" to an "unsignificant third world dump&qu...

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by Kilopond
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Woman Fined 1,350 Euros for Sharing Anti-Immigrant Joke on Facebook
Replies: 81
Views: 2569

Re: German Woman Fined 1,350 Euros for Sharing Anti-Immigrant Joke on Facebook

Freedom of speech as in the US only exists in the US. [...] No, it does not exist even there. The US have just developed more sophisticated, refined and hidden methods to slaughter (sic!) anyone who would dare to engage in "unamerican activities". The European equivalent of that term is &...

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by Kilopond
Sat May 27, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad to sell Air Berlin stake
Replies: 25
Views: 4800

Re: Etihad to sell Air Berlin stake

Didn't they once offer to buy Aer Lingus? Yes 3 times And O'Leary always cried a lot because the EU competion commission vetoed his efforts to take over Aer Lingus. Ryanair’s CEO invokes Monty Python as he talks about the latest episode in the airline’s battle with the competition authorities over ...

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by Kilopond
Tue May 16, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 26955

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

mariner wrote:
[...]I loved it. I'd do it again in a heart beat.

mariner


So can you (or anyone else) please confirm that - by the standards of that time - ordinary First Class on the Concrorde would actually have been a DOWNGRADE from the superior Supersonic R class?

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by Kilopond
Tue May 16, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian seeks 'heavy' cost cuts
Replies: 26
Views: 5846

Re: Ethiopian seeks 'heavy' cost cuts

I honestly don't know how they're covering costs with so many widebodies and nonsensical one stops to LAX/EWR/Asia. Fares are terrible, market sizes tiny, and competition vastly outstripping passenger growth. up Their hub is a logistical nightmare: for instance, every single litre of fuel has to be...

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by Kilopond
Tue May 16, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 26955

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

The Concorde had its own fare class called "Supersonic", coded "R" and priced well above the ordinary First Class (F).

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by Kilopond
Tue May 16, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to Mumbai
Replies: 21
Views: 4609

Re: KLM to Mumbai

:D Hopefully, the unfortunate and totally weird all-time-low of KLM's Indian operations will never ever repeat. :rotfl: Incident: KLM MD11 at Hyderabad on Mar 22nd 2008, could not find the airport A KLM MD-11, flight KL873 from Amsterdam to Hyderabad (southern India) with 243 passengers, could not f...

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by Kilopond
Mon May 15, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest Liveries Still In Use?
Replies: 64
Views: 11534

Re: Oldest Liveries Still In Use?

Not exactly on-topic, but quite close: there are several airlines that still use the same corporate emblem as they did some 90 years ago: LOT and Lufthansa (stylised cranes), Air France (Pegasus) and Swiss(air) (national flag). Also, Aeroflot is still wearing an hammer and sickle emblem.

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by Kilopond
Sun May 14, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible MoM routes
Replies: 35
Views: 4258

Re: Possible MoM routes

[...]Do you realize that 35% of an airline's profit comes from Freight??[...] That could have been true in some cases back in time when my grandmother was young. Today the cargo business is just brutal and more often than not it is loss-making. On the general topic: North America (NAM as an ICAO re...

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by Kilopond
Sun May 14, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 engine troubles - emergency landing in Siberia
Replies: 67
Views: 28718

Re: ANA 787 engine troubles - emergency landing in Siberia

[...]I was on ANA 787[...] Thank you for sharing your first-hand experience! How was the mood among passengers? Did they suffer bitterly? Or did some of them appriciate the exemplary airmanship of the ANA pilots who had put priority on safety instead of company profits? (That had been a very expens...

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by Kilopond
Fri May 12, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 engine troubles - emergency landing in Siberia
Replies: 67
Views: 28718

Re: ANA 787 engine troubles - emergency landing in Siberia

[...] but in any case the plane must get on the ground as quick as reasonably possible. :thumbsup: Obviously the ANA crew weighted safety over passenger comfort and didn't divert to a more international airport with better infrastructure like the neaby IKT. At the end, a somewhat unpleasent night a...

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by Kilopond
Fri May 12, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 engine troubles - emergency landing in Siberia
Replies: 67
Views: 28718

Re: ANA 787 engine troubles - emergency landing in Siberia

https://news.yandex.ru/yandsearch?text= ... how=clutop
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According to Russian reports ANA will send a replacement plane tomorrow morning so that passengers will be able to continue to Dusseldorf.

In Russian: https://news.yandex.ru/yandsearch?text= ... how=clutop

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by Kilopond
Thu May 11, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iqaluit the new Keflavik??
Replies: 9
Views: 4737

Re: Iqaluit the new Keflavik??

Absolutely no way! Iqaluit is much too remote to become a hub: things like fuel or catering are way too expensive at a place like this. And different to KEF it lacks any origin or destination market.

However, points like Halifax or Montreal might work.

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by Kilopond
Tue May 09, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo to purchase 50 ATR72-600s, eyes regional market
Replies: 81
Views: 10687

Re: IndiGo to purchase 50 ATR72-600s, eyes regional market

The ATR can bee a very useful tool in India, if airlines don't abuse it for long city pairs that would be better served by jets. But in many scenarios a 45 minute ATR flight could successfully compete with an over 12 hour ride on Indian Railways. Jet Airways and Air India Regional are the two major ...

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