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by A388
Fri May 25, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Designs: How is it done?
Replies: 0
Views: 210

Airline Designs: How is it done?

Hi, I asked related questions to airline livery designs some time ago and now I have other questions. I've seen fantasy liveries in the forum here quite often and always wondered how they were made. Is Adobe Illustrator used to make these fantasy airline liveries? I have a trial version of Adobe Ill...

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Wed May 23, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owners of Avior to start a new airline in Colombia
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Re: Owners of Avior to start a new airline in Colombia

Great news, even though I wish they would order newer aircraft (secondhand 737-800's). Good luck to them.

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by A388
Mon May 21, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 268
Views: 18194

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Thanks for the update TriniA340, nice to see more happening in the Caribbean aviation industry :)

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by A388
Mon May 21, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zambia Aiways to relaunch Oct.24th 2018 with Emb-195 or CSeries
Replies: 22
Views: 3042

Re: Zambia Aiways to relaunch Oct.24th 2018 with Emb-195 or CSeries

I don't think an airline buys or leases brandnew airplanes for 3-4 years. It will need to work for the airline about 15 years on average. Someone mentioned Air Tanzania too, how are they doing? I always liked their livery from the past with the Giraffe on the tail. Do they have other larger airplane...

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by A388
Fri May 18, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 81
Views: 17512

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

A bit off topic but I see FlyDubai also being fully integrated into Emirates Airlines and getting their inflight product and livery too. Just a matter of time in my opinion.


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by A388
Fri May 18, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 81
Views: 17512

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

This is fantastics news and I agree the 737MAX will look fantastic in the SQ colors!!!! Any aircraft type will look fantastic in the SQ livery :D

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by A388
Tue May 15, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca in talks to defer deliveries due in 2020-22
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Re: Avianca in talks to defer deliveries due in 2020-22

The reasons for deferral seems strange to me. Wouldn't an increase in your load factor be a good reason to start getting more capacity? Strong demand forcing AV to use older airplanes for a longer time? I mean, what?

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by A388
Mon May 14, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23086

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

The A321 appears to be waiting either for an marchall or a bridge operator to turn on the guidence system. In that case the A321 has gone to far into the stand, it should be holding on the taxiway before turning into the stand. Some members here gave good reasons for the A321 to stop but what this ...

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by A388
Mon May 14, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Livery Design Tools
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: Airline Livery Design Tools

Thanks for the tips everyone. I have never done this but I've always liked applying liveries to aircraft such as a Pan Am A380 or something like that (if you get my point). The problem I always had was that I needed to use the cloning tool in Photoshop to remove airline titles or add the livery to a...

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by A388
Sun May 13, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23086

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

I actually think the A321 is at fault here seeing that they weren't suposed to be stopping where they stopped. The A330 was taxiing by as it should with or without looking for wing clearance. The A321 definitely shouldn't have stopped where it seems to have done. Like someone already told, a bit dif...

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by A388
Sun May 13, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Livery Design Tools
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Airline Livery Design Tools

Hi,

Can anyone advise on which software tools there are to design airline liveries? Or is this always a tailor made software program?

Cheers,

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by A388
Thu May 03, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight
Replies: 72
Views: 9481

Re: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight

Yes, Copa started the 737 long haul trend in Latin America. I would also avoid such a long flight on the 737 but I don't know how roomy the 737MAX is. If the airlines offer more space in it, I might chose to fly on them. A388 There are no differences between a MAX and late model 800: both feature t...

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by A388
Thu May 03, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 268
Views: 18194

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

That article to me has zero credibility. They claim that AA has not even contacted the GCAA. How on earth would any airline do that, let alone a big airline like AA. It seems to me more that the website for some reason doesn't want AA to fly to GEO. I just can't imagine any airline announcing a new...

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by A388
Wed May 02, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 268
Views: 18194

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

That article to me has zero credibility. They claim that AA has not even contacted the GCAA. How on earth would any airline do that, let alone a big airline like AA. It seems to me more that the website for some reason doesn't want AA to fly to GEO. I just can't imagine any airline announcing a new ...

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by A388
Wed May 02, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 268
Views: 18194

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

I can't imagine that a big airline like AA would announce a route before getting the necessary approval/green light to do so. In any case, it's very strange that this route is cancelled before it started so I would like to know what happened here too.

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by A388
Wed May 02, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 268
Views: 18194

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Good news that AA will add frequencies to CUR from MIA :D

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by A388
Wed May 02, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight
Replies: 72
Views: 9481

Re: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight

Yes, Copa started the 737 long haul trend in Latin America. I would also avoid such a long flight on the 737 but I don't know how roomy the 737MAX is. If the airlines offer more space in it, I might chose to fly on them.

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by A388
Wed May 02, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight
Replies: 72
Views: 9481

Re: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight

Some time ago I read in another thread that AR would also start nonstop flights from EZE to AUA with the MAX. What's the status now? Will this still happen?

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by A388
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 268
Views: 18194

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

Whatever happened to BVI Airways and their BAe146? It came here last year for the CARIFTA Games and the plan was to start Miami flights a few months later but I haven't heard anything else ever since. Has their plan failed and it never materialized?


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by A388
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to take delivery of 100th aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 3830

Re: Ethiopian to take delivery of 100th aircraft

Amazing accomplishment, I didn't know ET was so big so congratulations to them!!! Looking at the Google Earth images of the ADD terminal, it looks way too small for an airline with 100 aircraft in its fleet. Are there any artist impressions of expansion plans?


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by A388
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 25379

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

My apologies if this has been asked or discussed already but do all RR-powered 787 customers experience problems or are there still a few who don't have problems? If so, how come one airline does have these problems while another one doesn't?

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by A388
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 64
Views: 14185

Re: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

I actually like it, well done and congrats to Austrian.

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by A388
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyBus Jet Cargo DC-8 Fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 1637

Re: SkyBus Jet Cargo DC-8 Fleet

The Peruvian cargo airline who operated these DC-8's did quite a few cargo charters from Peru to Curacao last year. See my photo here:





Cheers,

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by A388
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to fly A330-300s
Replies: 42
Views: 10371

Re: Avianca to fly A330-300s

N804AV has been painted at AUH and has arrived now in Colombia. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/933/40741215305_18caebd638_b.jpg Wow, nice to see an A333 in Avianca colors but they could have painted the airline titles larger. It looks small on this A333. All the best to Avianca and their A333's. A388

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by A388
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle East Airlines (MEA) decision next month: Airbus A330-900neo or Boeing 787-9
Replies: 54
Views: 7936

Re: Middle East Airlines (MEA) decision next month: Airbus A330-900neo or Boeing 787-9

There was a competition done among university student submissions two months ago, but it appears they won't be adopting any of their designs. See below: https://www.facebook.com/MiddleEastAirlines.AirLiban/videos/2096077463737579/ Looking at that facebook link they don't show the winner of that com...

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by A388
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 268
Views: 18194

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

AA does the same here too. We get twice daily A319 flights from MIA which means less seats and higher fares especially now that they are the only airline on the route. Ticket fares can easily reach around 500 and 600 U.S. Dollars from Curacao to Miami. I still hope we do get the 737MAX here at some ...

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by A388
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6588

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

I think this delivery routing has to do with the wind direction. When we got ERJ190 delivery flights passing us (CUR) the routing used depended on the wind direction (it was either a routing from South America to Australia via North America and the Pacific or a routing from South America to Australi...

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by A388
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6588

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

And before ypu know it, this airline will be swallowed by one of the big airlines after a take-over. I hope it won't happen of course but it usually ends up this way when a smaller becomes too succesful :)

I like this new livery, it catches the attention whether it's good or bad.

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by A388
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47052

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Guys, based on the press release of IAG themselves, it seems to me that IAG is saying that they are not having talks with Norwegian and that they don't plan to buy a minority stake in Norwegian. Their release says IAG " has acquired a 4.61 per cent ownership position in the airline (minority i...

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by A388
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47052

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Guys, based on the press release of IAG themselves, it seems to me that IAG is saying that they are not having talks with Norwegian and that they don't plan to buy a minority stake in Norwegian. This is what their press release says: "IAG confirms that no such discussions have taken place to da...

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by A388
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers
Replies: 29
Views: 5202

Re: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers

An awful crash and as others have said, I also can't imagine how it would feel to have 257 inside an IL76, seems to me like it's too many but please correct me on this. My condolences to the families and friends of the people lost in this tragic crash :(

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by A388
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s
Replies: 113
Views: 30088

Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

I do know that TUI uses Montego Bay and Barbados as home ports for their cruise ships in the Caribbean but I'm not sure how it works precisely. About the airports being able to handle the A380, I think at the moment they can't but I can imagine if an airline commits to flying the A380 to any airport...

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by A388
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s
Replies: 113
Views: 30088

Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

Talking about TUI, they do have a lot of cruise ship related flights to Montego Bay, Jamaica and Barbados I think Barbados also gets TUI charter flights related to cruise ships. They might be able to fill an A380 for these flights but that would only be on one leg of the flight which means the A380 ...

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by A388
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New longest 77W flight soon - Philippine Airlines MNL-JFK
Replies: 17
Views: 5587

Re: New longest 77W flight soon

PR will be getting the improved version of the A350-900 soon too, is that correct? Will the A350 eventually take over this route?

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by A388
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 96571

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I also like the new wavy livery of UA introduced ln their 787. On the MAX it looks equally nice and they should apply it to their entire fleet in my opinion. Well done UA!!!!

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by A388
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s
Replies: 113
Views: 30088

Re: HiFly adding second hand A380s?

Congrats to HiFly on this historical achievement!!!! I assume that A380 will be flying for one airline for a longer period instead of doing only occasional flight for more airlines when they need it? TUI Netherlands occasionally uses HiFly aircraft when their own aircraft are AOG or not available fo...

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by A388
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s
Replies: 113
Views: 30088

Re: HiFly adding second hand A380s?

Congrats to HiFly on this historical achievement!!!! I assume that A380 will be flying for one airline for a longer period instead of doing only occasional flight for more airlines when they need it? TUI Netherlands occasionally uses HiFly aircraft when their own aircraft are AOG or not available fo...

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by A388
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 268
Views: 18194

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

Thanks Brickell, I was under the impression that more Caribbean destinations get the A319, SXM also gets a mix of A319 and 738. AA still has a decent fleet of 738's that are relatively young and what I remember the MAX will replace the MD80 and early A320's in their fleet. I thought the MAX would ev...

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by A388
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 268
Views: 18194

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

Thanks for the explanations. Other destinations may have such flights but it's a bit different in the cases mentioned such as BOG and LIM. While BOG may have similar flight times, they have daylight flights too but GEO will only have one flight. LIM I think is much further away compared to GEO so th...

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by A388
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 268
Views: 18194

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

Why would AA chose such inhumane flight times in and out of GEO? Why don't they do daylight flight times like other Caribbean destinations?

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by A388
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 34198

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

I agree with the others in that we need to let these opinions on the new Lufthansa livery go. Every time the same things are being discussed with nothing new. I would suggest to not add anymore new threads about this livery unless LH has actually changed the colors or livery. This goes for all new a...

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by A388
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM proposes Colombia service increase in April 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: KLM proposes Colombia service increase in April 2019

That KL 787-9 is also such a beauty to see :)


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by A388
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant
Replies: 137
Views: 24858

Re: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant

With this increase in weight, will the 251tons A330 have two 6-wheel MLG bogies (so 12 wheels in total as MLG)?


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by A388
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon T6i SD cards
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: Canon T6i SD cards

Thanks Julien. I forgotcto mention that I shoot in RAW and JPEG. So apparently the camera body isn't fast enough.

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by A388
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon T6i SD cards
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Canon T6i SD cards

Hi, I have a Canon T6i camera and noticed that my camera is really slow in processing the photos I take. I'm not sure if this has to do with the camera itself or the memory card that is too slow. I have a Lexar Platinum II 16 GB 300 x 45MB/s card, another similar card but 32 GB and I have a Sandisk ...

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by A388
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 268
Views: 18194

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

D.R. Update: Air century to add two CRJ-200s (Ex-Star Peru) for daily JBQ-SJU as well as to launch AUA, CUR & SXM before Summer season. Dominican Wings has relaunched as an ULCC. Their 1st A320 is due to arrive this Spring. Their investor is a former Wizz Air CEO. Inter-Caribbean is planning a ...

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by A388
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico to fly new 737 MAX 8 to Bogota, Lima and Monterrey
Replies: 4
Views: 924

Re: AeroMexico to fly new 737 MAX 8 to Bogota, Lima and Monterrey

This is good news for these airports, I still haven't seen a MAX but its capabilities have improved compared to the current NG models. MEX-LIM indeed isn't far away for the MAX. AR will use their MAX from EZE to PUJ which is 3240nm ;)


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by A388
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 at PHX or SJU, can it be done? How likely that it be done?
Replies: 16
Views: 2682

Re: A380 at PHX or SJU, can it be done? How likely that it be done?

Regarding SJU, there's no traffic to/from SJU that would require the capacity of the A380, not even the 77W (outside the U.S. major carriers). There are other Caribbean islands that I see the A380 going to before SJU. PTP and FDF being the only potential future A380 destinations in the Caribbean in ...

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by A388
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet's "Frozen" plane? (C-GWSV)
Replies: 16
Views: 4182

Re: Westjet's "Frozen" plane? (C-GWSV)

I have been hoping WS would come with another Disney-themed airplane and the Moana movie would be the right movie for that. Will WS do a Moana special livery?

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by A388
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 59461

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

So IndiGo might keep the A338 alive with their interest to order 50 frames? I read somewhere that UA is also interested in the A338 and even AA was mentioned if I remember correctly. Is this actually true?

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