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by ro1960
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 6645

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

NTE doesn't have "plenty" of room for expansion. It does have some but expansion needed to cope with the traffic increase has not even been discussed. There is room to build a 10 Mio airport there, but NTE doesnt need small incremental improvements but rather a rethinking of the whole ter...

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by ro1960
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 6645

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

The power is not in the hands of mayors when it comes to building airports. The former governments didn't get the airport built nor did the current one. But they both made decisions on the project. The "Socialists" decided in favor, LREM against. You are joking right? Since 2012 the socia...

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by ro1960
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways
Replies: 28
Views: 2320

Re: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways

What about 'air' Air Canada, Air France etc.? Seems it started with French speaking countries. Quite recently that scheme had been adopted more or less globally and now we have got: Royal Wings Airlines Wings Air Wings Australia Centralwings Eurowings Germanwings Smart Wings Swisswings Airlines Was...

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by ro1960
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 6645

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

What I find hilarious is all theses socialists mayors that complain now and where not able to build that airport when they had all the powers since 2012 ..... The power is not in the hands of mayors when it comes to building airports. The former governments didn't get the airport built nor did the ...

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by ro1960
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 6645

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

An article in Le Point outlines what's next for NTE after the government decided not to buil NDDL: Lengthening of the runway from 2,900 meters to 3,600 meters to allow planes to fly to a higher altitude above the built-up area, thus reducing noise nuisance. Land acquisitions will be necessary. 5.4 m...

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by ro1960
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nearby City Pairs With No Flights
Replies: 53
Views: 3185

Re: Nearby City Pairs With No Flights

AntonioMartin wrote:
San Francisco to Oakland used to be on United 737 back in the day...no more.]


Wow, I didn't know that. What frequency and what purpose? The two airports are so close.

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by ro1960
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nearby City Pairs With No Flights
Replies: 53
Views: 3185

Re: Nearby City Pairs With No Flights

^^ Not that strange with an Thalys going on that route. No, the Thalys goes as far as Cologne from Brussels. In order to get to Dusseldorf you need to transfer in Cologne. Besides, there's a Thalys on Brussels - Amsterdam and Brussels - Paris too and still those routes are flown. Thalys goes all th...

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by ro1960
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nearby City Pairs With No Flights
Replies: 53
Views: 3185

Re: Nearby City Pairs With No Flights

Anyone have a reason why this route is not served? Are the politics that bad? No flights between Ukraine and Russia since Oct 2015 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/25/russia-and-ukraine-suspend-direct-flights-between-countries Belavia must be happy. They have 5 flights from Minsk to Kiev ...

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by ro1960
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?
Replies: 86
Views: 8032

Re: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?

An767 wrote:
Here we go another "why the A380 ......?
How many of these threads do we need. If you want info re the 380 read one of the hundreds of threads out there . These are getting so repetitive and boring

An767


Do you know you're allowed to not read them? 8-)

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by ro1960
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 6645

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

Olddog wrote:
And according to a poll I saw today 68 % french people agree with that cancellation.

The same poll says 66% regret that consultation's result was not respected!

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by ro1960
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 6645

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

So, the government was adamant to include Rennes in the plan B. I dont know exactely what they can do (subsidize the airport ?) The mayor of Rennes was on the radio this morning and she said that she's all for developing their airport. RNS is at almost 800k pax and forecast is at around 1.3 m. But ...

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by ro1960
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 6645

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

Rather shortsighted if you ask me. There's no need to build the new airport now, but at least keep the land reserve for the future, you never know... In the meantime the land can be leased for agriculture. No big deal. IMO this is just Macron looking for a short term PR gain and scoring some "...

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by ro1960
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 6645

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

Those trends are going the right way, but the current situation is that there is twice much radials than transversales in France and more than half of international traffic is to/from Paris CDG only. There are several other big destination of course, Toulouse, Nice, Marseille, Lyon, ... But all the...

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by ro1960
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 6645

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

Locals voted in favor of building it through a referendum. There are 180 court rulings backing the referedum. Both Macron and Philippe said these decisions should be respected. Now that they are in office they don't stick to their word. To be accurate, it was a "consultation" (a public op...

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by ro1960
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 6645

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

The main weakness of France transportation system is that everyone and everything has to go through Paris. Planes, trains and freeways (which are not free ^^) linked Paris to the rest of the country. It is great if you live in "l'Ile de France" near the capital like I do, but in terms of ...

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by ro1960
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One type airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 3423

Re: One type airlines

zakuivcustom wrote:

AirAsia X (22x A333) is the closest I can think of. Scoot pre-merger is 16x B787. Norwegian Long Haul right now is at 13x B787.



Someone is going to call you out on this. They said 50+!!!! :D

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by ro1960
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 6645

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

nowadays people want convenient access to cities and this is just what NTE or RNS do! NDDL is located in a crappy location without any fast access to any of the cities NDDL was supposed to serve Quite odd statement from a guy flying from LYS ! According to google map, NDDL would have been closer to...

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by ro1960
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One type airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 3423

Re: One type airlines

BREECH wrote:
ro1960 wrote:
Cargolux only operates the 747 (400F and 8F).

50+ of them? :-)


26.

At a time where a.netters are shedding tears as the 747 is being retired, I thought this will cheer them up.

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by ro1960
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 6645

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

Pretty easy. It seems having their own airport was the hype for every single middle sized town in the 90ies-00ies. - Angers was brand new at the turn of the century, and never managed to attract regular companies. Now almost deserted by commercial aviation since the DGAC has relocated the control t...

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by ro1960
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 6645

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

Maybe CDG should have never been built in the middle of nowhere, North West of Paris where beets used to grow peacefully and ORY could have just been upgraded. Oh but wait, maybe ORY should have never been built in the South of Paris and LBG could have been upgraded to absorb the more 100 millions p...

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by ro1960
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 6645

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

TGV Haute Picardie station aka "beet station" Le Creusot TGV Lorraine TGV I may forget a couple other... As I said before, I won't convince you. I was just telling my opinion on a forum about that crappy decision to build an airport without satisfying the needs of the 2 major cities that ...

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by ro1960
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 6645

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

lysflyer wrote:
Do I have to tell you the names of TGV stations, airports that are located in silly locations


Please do, I'm curious. And provide figures that support that they are a waste of money (lack or decline of traffic).

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by ro1960
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 6645

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

No matter what they have said due to their political issues, I think it's a wise choice as NDDL was so badly located (litteraly in the middle of nowhere) that building an airport there, was a complete non sense in the real life (yeah, on the paper it was ideally located iin between Nantes, Rennes, ...

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by ro1960
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One type airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 3423

Re: One type airlines

Vueling
5/87/15 A319/A320/A321

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by ro1960
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One type airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 3423

Re: One type airlines

Transavia
HV: 8 737-700, 54 -800
TO: 28 737-800

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by ro1960
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One type airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 3423

Re: One type airlines

Cargolux only operates the 747 (400F and 8F).

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by ro1960
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 6645

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

Locals voted in favor of building it through a referendum. There are 180 court rulings backing the referedum. Both Macron and Philippe said these decisions should be respected. Now that they are in office they don't stick to their word.

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by ro1960
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IT A300 low pass with gear down
Replies: 20
Views: 4271

Re: IT A300 low pass with gear down

No health and safety crap back then. Well, that "crap" has protected and saved many lives. I'll take that crap over some quick entertainment. Totally agree. Incidently, if you look at videos from La Ferté-Alais (and probably other air shows), aircraft tend to fly-by at a higher altitude o...

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by ro1960
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IT A300 low pass with gear down
Replies: 20
Views: 4271

Re: IT A300 low pass with gear down

Thanks for all the interesting feedback. You can see other low passes at La Ferté-Alais on Youtube but none seems as low as this one. Here's the Concorde in 1987:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePgCd4wFT-s

I would love to see of vidéos of the A300 fly-by, though!

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by ro1960
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IT A300 low pass with gear down
Replies: 20
Views: 4271

IT A300 low pass with gear down

I just came across this photo in the "Live from the flight deck" community on Facebook. It is an A300 from IT (Air Inter) performing a low pass over La Ferté-Alais grass airfield (LFFQ) near Paris ca. 1985. I am quite shocked by the proximity of the spectators. And what about the gear bein...

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by ro1960
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SFO BA A380 takeoff on 1R?!?!
Replies: 41
Views: 5891

Re: SFO BA A380 takeoff on 1R?!?!

At NCE, when 04R/22L (2 960 m/9 711 ft) is closed, take-offs are on 04L/22R (2 570 m/8 432 ft). No problem for the daily EK A380 to DXB. Of course probably not MTOW.

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by ro1960
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow Airport: 3rd Runway & New Terminal Proposals
Replies: 26
Views: 6080

Re: London Heathrow Airport: 3rd Runway & New Terminal Proposals

I'm cool with your statement on a personal level it doesn't worry me but you could always get yourself a nice cappuccino and drink that whilst looking out of the double height windows overlooking the vast apron admiring all those beautiful planes :-) Shops are a major revenue source for LHR and man...

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by ro1960
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona
Replies: 71
Views: 9653

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona

If they leave BCN the cake will go to Level and eventually to Norwegian....so hard to think in a come back. Exactly my thought. Norwegian entering the Argentinian market with a very agressive stance could damage AR big time if they abandon their Spanish routes by lack of suitable aircraft. Their go...

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by ro1960
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel
Replies: 60
Views: 8382

Re: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel

Hmm. This is odd, their a BUDGET airline, so why are they going into airports like Berlin Tegel!?!? Unless you haven't been following the news, U2 took over some of AB's operations at TXL after they folded. And as stated by other posters, U2 does not focus on secondary airports like Ryanair does (a...

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by ro1960
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow Airport: 3rd Runway & New Terminal Proposals
Replies: 26
Views: 6080

Re: London Heathrow Airport: 3rd Runway & New Terminal Proposals

Can anyone explain this? "Technological advancements which reduce the amount of terminal space required to process passengers without compromising experience" Presumably they are referring to such things as self check-in and e-gates at Immigration. However the cynic in me interprets this ...

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by ro1960
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow Airport: 3rd Runway & New Terminal Proposals
Replies: 26
Views: 6080

Re: London Heathrow Airport: 3rd Runway & New Terminal Proposals

gunnerman wrote:



Can anyone explain this?

"Technological advancements which reduce the amount of terminal space required to process passengers without compromising experience"

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by ro1960
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 76
Views: 7111

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

Shame they didn't go for a glass walled bridge.

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by ro1960
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG: 2017 Most Punctual Airlines and Airports
Replies: 31
Views: 4798

Re: OAG: 2017 Most Punctual Airlines and Airports

I love how punctual airports are. Everytime I go to one, it's right there waiting for me.

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by ro1960
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NAP lack of airbridges
Replies: 9
Views: 1239

Re: NAP lack of airbirdges

This has been done on purpose. The service vehicles can drive underthrough the bridges so they don't interfear with the boarding passengers, but at the end of the bridge the passengers have to go down the stairs and onto the platform to board the aircraft through airstairs. That's the way the airli...

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by ro1960
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NAP lack of airbridges
Replies: 9
Views: 1239

Re: NAP lack of airbirdges

I was recently in Naples, Italy and I was surprised to see 3 bridges coming out the terminal but with no jetways attached. Anyone knows if there was an intention to install them? Or maybe it's a design concept that I'm missing. https://flic.kr/p/21KdY1X European low cost carriers don’t want to pay ...

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by ro1960
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NAP lack of airbridges
Replies: 9
Views: 1239

NAP lack of airbridges

I was recently in Naples, Italy and I was surprised to see 3 bridges coming out the terminal but with no jetways attached. Anyone knows if there was an intention to install them? Or maybe it's a design concept that I'm missing.

https://flic.kr/p/21KdY1X

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by ro1960
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Argentina will receive first 737-800 in January
Replies: 71
Views: 9434

Re: Norwegian Air Argentina will receive first 737-800 in January

Yes my remark was facetious. I don't know why every time a carrier with a foreign name (mostly English) enters a new foreign market a.netters raise concerns that locals will not fly it because they can't identify with its name or pronounce it. Will Americans not book Flybondi because they certainly ...

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by ro1960
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Argentina will receive first 737-800 in January
Replies: 71
Views: 9434

Re: Norwegian Air Argentina will receive first 737-800 in January

Just out of curiosity, is the word "Norwegian" difficult to pronounce in Spanish? Maybe they should use "Noruego" branding instead. Considering that Argentinians (and the region overall) like to pronounce the soft g (ie. the sound like "gee") as a zh (almost like an ex...

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by ro1960
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Argentina will receive first 737-800 in January
Replies: 71
Views: 9434

Re: Norwegian Air Argentina will receive first 737-800 in January

asuflyer wrote:
BREECH wrote:
Am I the only one who think Norwegian Air Argentina is a silly name?


It will definitely be difficult for Argentines to pronounce. In Spanish Norweigian is Noruego.


They didn't seem to have a problem pronouncing the name of two former presidents: Kirchner.

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by ro1960
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84875

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

I suspect that a 380 could fly for a long time, some airlines have used planes for 25 years. Is there any reason why a 380 could not do the same? 12 years and out always struck me as not all that sensible (in most cases). Airplanes are not built to last like they were before just like everything el...

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by ro1960
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84875

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

I suspect that a 380 could fly for a long time, some airlines have used planes for 25 years. Is there any reason why a 380 could not do the same? 12 years and out always struck me as not all that sensible (in most cases). I was just asking because SQ retired its first A380 at 10 years of age. When ...

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by ro1960
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84875

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

So if Airbus phases the A380 out, with what will EK replace it once they have retired them all?

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by ro1960
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with either only male or only female crew
Replies: 13
Views: 3131

Re: Airlines with either only male or only female crew

Aegean in Greece. Only female and handpicked cabin crew, don't think that would be allowed in any other EU country such as UK, Germany etc. Reasons are obvious ;) Greece must follow the same EU rules as the other countries you mention. Although there are no quotas (like 50/50) it's possible there a...

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by ro1960
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with either only male or only female crew
Replies: 13
Views: 3131

Airlines with either only male or only female crew

I just read that Vistara will now introduce male FA. I was wondering if there are airlines who hire exclusively male or female crew for certain jobs like pilots or FA. And for what reasons.

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by ro1960
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?
Replies: 36
Views: 7050

Re: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?

The only major airports I can think of offhand that primarily use the shorter runways for departures are SFO using the 1s for takeoffs and the longer 28s for landings The use of the 28s is common for long hauls whereas the 1s are mostly used for short and medium hauls. At the time of this writing, ...

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