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by Byron1976
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1356
Views: 295364

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

I have readed some details of the ill fated flight, but does somebody knows if the crew told to the TWR that they were suffering some kind of difficulties? A distress call? Something? RIP to all perished.

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by Byron1976
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's
Replies: 32
Views: 3717

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's

I flew from EZE to Rio Gallegos on a 747 that the flight crew said was the first 747 ever entered into the AR fleet, this was back in '98 and the plane was showing her age. If i remember the plane went on to SYD, we transferred on to Ushuaia which was the scariest landing I have ever experienced; a...

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by Byron1976
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's
Replies: 32
Views: 3717

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's

The very first route with the brand new type on the fleet, the 747-287B was EZE-GIG-MAD-FCO-FRA and FRA-FCO-MAD-GIG-EZE just one time per week, starting this route on Jan 1977 with the LV-LZD.

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by Byron1976
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 30101

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

As far as I understand, the MOM bet that Boeing wants to do with just 1 model, is very, very ambitious. That big ambition is complicating the resolution of the case. Boeing needs to understand that to fill the gap that they want to cover, is needed 2 models with diferences between them, as happened ...

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by Byron1976
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October
Replies: 22
Views: 2919

Re: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October

Let's hope that HQ starts its operations better than FO, the local LCC. Argentina need to improve it's connectivity. Also let's hope the local unions take it easy with HQ. The local unions seems to be aggressive with all the airlines except AR due a a strong presence on the State owned company. If ...

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by Byron1976
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October
Replies: 22
Views: 2919

Re: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October

Let's hope that HQ starts its operations better than FO, the local LCC. Argentina need to improve it's connectivity. Also let's hope the local unions take it easy with HQ. The local unions seems to be aggressive with all the airlines except AR due a a strong presence on the State owned company.

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by Byron1976
Mon May 28, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?
Replies: 76
Views: 10221

Re: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?

Stitch wrote:
Antarius wrote:
Airbus didnt make the concorde.


No, but they as they are the successor company to the ones that did make Concorde, they became responsible for them and provided engineering and maintenance support to BA and AF.


:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

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by Byron1976
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR is scrapping business class on its 737-800 fleet
Replies: 13
Views: 3146

Re: AR is scrapping business class on its 737-800 fleet

This change will affect only the planes that fly on argentinian routes. Personally I see this a smart move, that will allow AR to offer lower fares and keeping it's lead on the argentinian market. AR is struggling in many directions to reduce it's deficit, that many years ago reached figures very d...

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by Byron1976
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR is scrapping business class on its 737-800 fleet
Replies: 13
Views: 3146

Re: AR is scrapping business class on its 737-800 fleet

This change will affect only the planes that fly on argentinian routes. Personally I see this a smart move, that will allow AR to offer lower fares and keeping it's lead on the argentinian market. AR is struggling in many directions to reduce it's deficit, that many years ago reached figures very di...

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by Byron1976
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 40906

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

May be Airbus guess that after the Neo version, there's no life on it, and they see better to think on a A360 model to match the MOM of Boeing.
(Edit: added text)

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by Byron1976
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 8198

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

I'm surprised with all the haters that this thread has... even more in a site that's supposed to be dedicated to aviation lovers... maybe that says something about the original post.... direct feedback from peers can be good for character development lol This thread it's the same with all other thr...

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by Byron1976
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 8198

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

I'm surprised with all the haters that this thread has... even more in a site that's supposed to be dedicated to aviation lovers...

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by Byron1976
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 707 cabin in color?
Replies: 16
Views: 3410

Re: Pan Am 707 cabin in color?

Shame that PA, who was a huge operator of these aircraft never updated it's interiors to the wide body look, pics are not easy to find, suggest googling for a few pics My guess is that the "wide body" style cabin was avaible very late on the life of the 707, at least operating for PA. The...

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by Byron1976
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 34695

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

It looks like was painted with the same dark blue of the 748. That blue wasn't that corrected on a A320/321? Or the widebody fleet will be darker version and the narrowbody will be painted with the "revised" version of this new livery?

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by Byron1976
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant
Replies: 137
Views: 25601

Re: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant

If ETOPS had been introduced sooner, this would have made it unnecessary to make the A342/3 in any way, shape, or form. The A339 basically has the range of the A343. Not really true. The performance of the A339 is the result of 25 years of development, improved wings and much newer engines. None of...

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by Byron1976
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tez Jet Avro RJ85 suffers uncontained engine failure
Replies: 18
Views: 4930

Re: Tez Jet Avro RJ85 suffers uncontained engine failure

An interesting fact is that the nacelle is very intact despite what happened.

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by Byron1976
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 36623

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

It would look better if the logo was in yellow. I am fine with the blue tail but the white logo is hideous. Here are 2 quick edits https://i.imgur.com/wDa7JBe.png https://i.imgur.com/Sw7T9om.png (Unfortunately, I can't edit/ fix my previous post, so I apologize if people consider my post spam.) :ch...

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by Byron1976
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 36623

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

Exactly as you say,bland and incomplete.I am glad we have here someone who knows better. In my humble opinion,one mistake is the white outline of the door that makes things worse. You can't have two white outlines,one for the crane and one for the door (speaking about the A320).They should have it ...

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by Byron1976
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 36623

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

I honestly think a lot of a-netters with a decent bit of graphic design knowledge can do much better livery jobs than these expensive design agencies airlines employ for no doubt huge fees. How many of us have said the LH rebrand look was too dark. I'm graphic designer, and if LH comes to me to do ...

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by Byron1976
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3473
Views: 409001

Re: Why is Boeing waiting to officially launch the NMA or the "797?"

My guess is that as the MOM model it's aimed to be a best seller in a winde range of missions, Boeing it's being careful to do it fine. Boeing got to see operating costs, fuel consumption, and confort. The average body of these days, isn't the same that was used to design the 707 fuselage cross sect...

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by Byron1976
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 14478

Re: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft

Kudos to Boeing for this archivement!

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by Byron1976
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing vs Airbus, 1980s style (video)
Replies: 7
Views: 2757

Re: Boeing vs Airbus, 1980s style (video)

Love it. Thanks for share it here!

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by Byron1976
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 207705

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Interesting that none of the LH group airlines use the same font: https://ambiente.messefrankfurt.com/content/dam/messefrankfurt-redaktion/ebu23/images/services/lufthansa-group-logos.jpg Well, as far as I can see, Lufthansa, Swiss and Germanwings, shares the same typeface: Helvetica bold. The odd f...

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by Byron1976
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 207705

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

The wavy liveries are trendy, but not timeless. LH it's recognized by the representation of the german way and values. A livery as the LH it's a hard work to redesign, even if it's a light refresh. IMHO, LH must keep going the actual one. It's a livery that doesn't look dated.

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by Byron1976
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed
Replies: 666
Views: 76641

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

As I can see, the scene is very different on Bombardier and Embraer. While BBD and canadian gov were with near dry pockets due to the slow sales of the C-Series, Embraer enjoy of a good moment with their actual products, and their E2 program, goes with no surprises. Embraer isn't looking for help, n...

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by Byron1976
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no life jackets on ATR 72 (A0)?
Replies: 11
Views: 3340

Re: Why no life jackets on ATR 72 (A0)?

Only in a very, very extreme case. I can't recall a single voluntary ditching event in the Buenos Aires area involving anything above GA level. Can't think of any GA one either. :checkmark: And ditching in the Rio de la Plata may not be the best option. Technically an estuary, not a river, its rapi...

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by Byron1976
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no life jackets on ATR 72 (A0)?
Replies: 11
Views: 3340

Re: Why no life jackets on ATR 72 (A0)?

The operations in SABE, includes overflight of Río de la Plata, and SAAR, it's near Paraná river. I know that this isn't enough to convince nobody about the need of life jackets, but I'm surprised if really neither the seats aren't floating devices. Can somebody tell if the floating seats are mandat...

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by Byron1976
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no life jackets on ATR 72 (A0)?
Replies: 11
Views: 3340

Re: Why no life jackets on ATR 72 (A0)?

There is no requirement for life jackets on planes that will never venture more than 50NM from the shore. A0 ATRs fit into that category. Now I am surprised that the seat cushions are not floating devices. Is your friend positive about that? Hi DC, my friend has near 250 flighs between national and...

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by Byron1976
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no life jackets on ATR 72 (A0)?
Replies: 11
Views: 3340

Why no life jackets on ATR 72 (A0)?

Yesterday, a friend of mine, flown on Avianca Argentina (A0) from Rosario (SAAR) to Buenos Aires (SABE). They're flying brand new ATR 72-600, and he told me that the seats on board has no life jackets and the seats aren't floatable devices. Is that normal on ATR planes? I have readed, that there's a...

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by Byron1976
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support pig removed from plane
Replies: 52
Views: 12958

Re: Emotional support pig removed from plane

Jayafe wrote:
Even the pig prefers Airbus over Boeing :lol:


Here we go again... :bomb:

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by Byron1976
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 25244

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

You are very funny, your gold standard source is a “flight attendant student”. A captain is not a police officer, they do not arrest anyone, the Tokyo Convention as I stated above gives the authority to the captain whilst in flight to disembark or deliver a passenger at the completion of the flight...

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by Byron1976
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 25244

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

“The crew” does not have the authority to arrest anyone, the captain and only the captain can either disembark or deliver a passenger on arrival, under the Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts on Board Aircraft, (“the Tokyo Convention”). And no the airlines are not required to “keep the or...

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by Byron1976
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 25244

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

So a woman gets harassed/molested on a flight and she is a princess? It seems to be like this to many users here. The whole story is very bizarre on many levels. No airline is responsible for the behavior of passengers, passengers are responsible and accountable for their own behaviour. In some poi...

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by Byron1976
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 25244

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

The father was a minister over 17 years ago. No influence from him whatsoever. The passenger next to the lady was first invading her space and then started to masturbate. At that point she told the crew and then to the purser and in a typically French way was given a laptop, told to return to her s...

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by Byron1976
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 190908

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

It seems that the failure happened over Greenland, so the debris can be recovered to know more about this issue.

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by Byron1976
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 190908

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

Does somebody knows if the debris of the #4 engine reached the #3 engine? Looking at the picture in the second page of the thread, seems to be intact.

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by Byron1976
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3473
Views: 409001

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

The key of the MOM, is the fuselage section. It has to be wider than the Airbus fuselage. The 21th century average man is "bigger" than the 50's man. If Boeing do wrong on this ítem, the MOM, will be a failure.

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by Byron1976
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 73 Hijack In Karachi
Replies: 59
Views: 19565

Re: Pan Am 73 Hijack In Karachi

Wow! Thanks so much for posting link to the movie. I've been wanting to see it again since it came out at last year but haven't been able to find it at the local Indian market. Pic of the plane the following day after the hijacking. https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/host.madison.com/cont...

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by Byron1976
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 9683

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

I wonder how will name its new aircraft if all their 7X7 series has been discontinued in the future. I am also curious why Boeing does not fill up the slots of discontinued aircraft. For example, since the 717 is discontinued, why don't they introduce a new aircraft and name it the new 717. Or rese...

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by Byron1976
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model
Replies: 166
Views: 29142

Re: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model

As a lover of the 747, these are hard times to asume that this remarkable model is seeing it's last days of producion. But I got to be honest to myself, as the producion days of the DC-3, DC-6, 707, 727 and 757 came to an end, well... the 747 now it's on the same stage. I'll be forever in love for t...

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by Byron1976
Mon May 29, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss receives first CS300 aircraft
Replies: 22
Views: 5283

Re: Swiss receives first CS300 aircraft

Nice bird. Kudos to BBD and LX!

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by Byron1976
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil tribe gets compensation for plane crash over Amazon forest (GOL 1907)
Replies: 23
Views: 2361

Re: Brazil tribe gets compensation for plane crash over Amazon forest (GOL 1907)

ikolkyo wrote:
Yeah GOL shouldn't be paying this, should be whoever was operated that Legacy.



:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:


And the brazilian ATC too..

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by Byron1976
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mayor of Orlando in Buenos Aires to meet with AR
Replies: 10
Views: 1581

Re: Mayor of Orlando in Buenos Aires to meet with AR

MCO is not MIA or JFK when it comes to yields. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: That's the key point. AR is struggling to do it better and trying to take the smallest amout of money from the taxpayers... I don't know if it's reasonable to gamble in a destination that in 6 moths will be ditched.

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by Byron1976
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 193561

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

We all know that the fat wings of the A380, are tunned to the -900 model, that looking to the trend, seems to be too big, even for operators like EK. What if Airbus takes a mid stretch? Let's call it -850 model. It would be not that expensive to develope, and will keep the CASM very low to the opera...

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by Byron1976
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?
Replies: 50
Views: 9924

Re: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?

I think the major issue is the desaparition of the gap that separated twins vs quads. If a twin grows to the size of a quad, of course there will be adantages in the operations figures. The quads have been "cursed" by the sales arguments of the twins, but we got the excellent example from ...

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by Byron1976
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IF QF ordered the 748...
Replies: 38
Views: 9299

Re: IF QF ordered the 748...

Under your logic, maybe they shouldn't have ordered VLAs at all and just gone for the large-twin model like CX. But the reality is, the A380 seems to work pretty well for QF on some of their routes, especially trans-Pacific, where the capacity/CASM advantage does help them in a segment that's faced...

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by Byron1976
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IF QF ordered the 748...
Replies: 38
Views: 9299

Re: IF QF ordered the 748...

airbazar wrote:
You're assuming that QF has had a hard time filling their A380's. I have never heard of such a thing.

No, I never said that. I said that's easier to fill a 748 than a A380. Both airplanes are intended to do the same missions, and would be a simpler task to make the 748 work on the QF structure.

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by Byron1976
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IF QF ordered the 748...
Replies: 38
Views: 9299

IF QF ordered the 748...

This is my first thread and with a good question. IF QF ordered the 748i, does they would be in a more confortable position without the need to fill the seats that nowadays they have with the A380? Do they would be "forced" to negotiate and share with EK the DBX hub to fly to europe? Edit ...

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by Byron1976
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Classic airliners soon to be retired. What will be missed and what won't?
Replies: 28
Views: 6061

Re: Classic airliners soon to be retired. What will be missed and what won't?

The most I miss from the retirement of the "classics", are the diversity of solutions in aircraft industry. Before, in an airport, you could see many shapes (twin, tri and quad jets, mixed with convetional and T tails). Soon all we got to see are twin engined airplanes, diferenced only by ...

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by Byron1976
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian manufacturer to modernize the Ilyushin Il-96
Replies: 29
Views: 10068

Re: Russian manufacturer to modernize the Ilyushin Il-96

Good news / Bad timing for the launch (at least, 20 years late)

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