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by 76er
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aircraft will replace KLM's 747-400 on AMS-MEX route?
Replies: 5
Views: 1606

Re: Which aircraft will replace KLM's 747-400 on AMS-MEX route?

Does MEX usually get a full pax or a combi? Or a combination of both?

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by 76er
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 117
Views: 17516

Re: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ

So, what’s next for Skylease? With N908AR now written off, they are down to just a single 744F (904AR) and a couple of MD’s. Is there a chance that N903AR could be reactivated? This 744ERF has not flown since march 2017 and appears stored in a Centurion/Skylease hangar on 36th St. In MIA. Any though...

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by 76er
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Amsterdam – Bogota – Cartagena – Amsterdam increase 6 / week as of NS19
Replies: 14
Views: 2415

Re: KLM Amsterdam – Bogota – Cartagena – Amsterdam increase 6 / week as of NS19

The fact that CTG sits at sea level certainly helps. And on top of that it’s also 350NM north of BOG.

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by 76er
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?
Replies: 103
Views: 20966

Re: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?

tkoenig95 wrote:
With KLM discontinuing the 74M out of many cargo-heavy markets such as ORD, IAH and SFO what are they doing to recoup the lose of the cargo capacity?


Nothing. KL likes to call the 77/78 the new combi’s and will give up the horses and oddsize cargo market.

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by 76er
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Amsterdam – Bogota – Cartagena – Amsterdam increase 6 / week as of NS19
Replies: 14
Views: 2415

Re: Amsterdam – Bogota – Cartagena – Amsterdam increase 6 / week as of NS19

To maximize cargo (flowers) and pax uplift. And AMS of course is just a little further away than e.g. CDG.

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by 76er
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight
Replies: 81
Views: 11258

Re: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight

Do you really think the avarage Dutch flight attendant cares anything about the 80-year war?? Heck, even my parents have long forgiven the Germans.
Can’t handle the truth apparently.

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by 76er
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight
Replies: 81
Views: 11258

Re: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight

One of the FA’s involved told her side of the story on the KLcrew FB page: Dat was mijn vlucht, die man heeft eerst de grond, daarna mij, de purser en uiteindelijk de captain een grote mond gegeven. Hij weigerde onze instructies te volgen en werd agressief toen zijn bagage verschoven werd en van onz...

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by 76er
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight
Replies: 81
Views: 11258

Re: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight

Took the liberty to run the abovementioned tweet through Translate: Flight Amsterdam-Madrid. They take a Spanish passenger out of an airplane because there is no one on the crew who can speak with him in their language. the pilot says it was impossible to communicate with him. Company shame I'd call...

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by 76er
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 526
Views: 181073

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

Well, if there are no more combi’s or full pax 747’s headed for a D-check/paintjob I don’t see this happening. Unless... There happen to be two more -400s on the Dutch register that are still due for one. It’s only that the passenger windows are missing and they happen to have a short upper deck. ;)...

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by 76er
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 526
Views: 181073

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

KLM should select PH-BFY for this special paint scheme for two reasons: - Currently PH-BFY is to be the very last KLM B747 to leave the fleet in June 2021. - PH-BFY is a full pax aircraft and all early B747-206 that actually carried this 1971 KLM livery were full passenger aircraft. But are any of ...

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by 76er
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 862
Views: 114451

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

vadodara wrote:
Yes, the European 'hub' model does not seem to have panned out.


Maybe so, but KLM CEO Elbers has stated multiple times lately how happy he is with the Jet presence at AMS.

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by 76er
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery
Replies: 46
Views: 3918

Re: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery



It just got a new coat of paint and having seen it up close, the blue seems brighter than before. Even this great photo doesn’t do it justice.

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by 76er
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 10018

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

Midwestindy wrote:

I should have specified non-hub TATL routes:
MCO-AMS A330
IND-CDG B763
TPA-AMS B763
LAS-AMS B789


So AMS is not a hub?

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by 76er
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 169
Views: 18661

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

Amazed by the fact that KL and HV don't swap their 73NG's for the MAX asap, which would result in a much needed reduced noise footprint around the Dutch airports. I remember some head honcho from LH stating that the NEO has a footprint 50% less than the CEO. Let's get on with it!

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by 76er
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Centurion has surrendered its AOC
Replies: 22
Views: 5425

Re: Centurion has surrendered its AOC

It appears to be an Argentine cartoon figure.

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by 76er
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?
Replies: 28
Views: 4451

Re: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?

Lastly, KL has not been doing a good job with their cargo operations under the previous CEO. They lost a lot of business to the ME3, and also to other cargo operators (which they really shouldn't have, they really did screw up). This. And marketshare has been lost for good. AFKL has lost interest i...

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by 76er
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Centurion has surrendered its AOC
Replies: 22
Views: 5425

Re: Centurion has surrendered its AOC

Anyone aware of N903AR’s whereabouts? It’s not parked outside as far as I could see. Perhaps it sits inside one of the hangers on 36th St.?

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by 76er
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Centurion has surrendered its AOC
Replies: 22
Views: 5425

Re: Centurion has surrendered its AOC

Sky Lease have only got 4 active frames now. 2x B744s N904AR N908AR and 2x MD11s N986AR N987AR. Their other 747s (N903AR) and MD11s are all long since dead now and probably parts donors. Isn’t N903AR an -ERF? Makes one wonder what may be wrong with this aircraft considering the recent surge in dema...

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by 76er
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST
Replies: 23
Views: 8483

Re: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST

That must have been one expensive repair, I guess it's worth it. 744F's Are in short supply, especially the ERF version.

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by 76er
Tue May 29, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilot arrested on Oslo airport for being intoxicated.
Replies: 19
Views: 5750

Re: KLM pilot arrested on Oslo airport for being intoxicated.

FredrikHAD wrote:

I wouldn’t call 0.9 slightly over 0.2. He was drunk by most standards (assuming the article is correct). Assuming he was on a round trip, what condition was he in when departing AMS???


Your quote is wrong. The article mentioned another case back in april.

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by 76er
Mon May 07, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 144
Views: 12774

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

Aesma wrote:
Or include AF in the plan being drawn up of French state divestment from various companies (like Paris Aéroports).


Well.. now may be the time to buy, AFKL stock was down 13% in early trading today. OTOH, it still has another 50% to lose to reach its all time low.

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by 76er
Fri May 04, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results
Replies: 82
Views: 7649

Re: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results

Utter BS, read the opening post. The first quarter is traditionally the worst of the year, and while KL’s numbers improved, AF’s numbers have gotten worse. Due to the strike, yes, but nevertheless.

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by 76er
Fri May 04, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results
Replies: 82
Views: 7649

Re: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results

KLM should have accepted BA’s merger offer years ago That would have been a far better fit, operationally, financially and culturally No it wouldn’t, it would have meant the end of KLM and the AMS hub would be at nowhere near the size it is now. Plus thousands of jobs lost in The Netherlands. Inves...

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by 76er
Fri May 04, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results
Replies: 82
Views: 7649

Re: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results

Very much true 10 years ago, now I’m not so sure

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by 76er
Thu May 03, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 152
Views: 19915

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

In the meantime, KLM pilots reached an agreement with KLM today. Details are not known yet. Some details have trickled out: a 17-month contract, main points are a 4% raise and more time off. Mind that KL pilots are represented by a single union, with membership near 100%. VNV-DALPA had threatened w...

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by 76er
Tue May 01, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 152
Views: 19915

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

Pilots of Air France have beter working conditions than KLM pilots. I am not sure if this is true. Agreed. Although comparison is always difficult due a.o. different tax laws, I’d like to see some facts. For example, standard retirement age at KL was raised from 56 to 58 about a year ago. If a pilo...

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by 76er
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish BizJet crashes in Iran - March 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 11916

Re: Breaking: Turkish Jet crashes in Iran

All 3 of them? Are there no unreliable airspeed recall items and/or a checklist for this airplane type? Somehow I doubt that. But then again: Turkey is involved, where all pilots are heroes who are well known for never making a mistake.

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by 76er
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 152
Views: 19915

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

More strikes anounced for May 3,4,7 and 8, bringing the total to 15 days. Latest industrial action courtesy of the pilot unions.

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by 76er
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 152
Views: 19915

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

Janaillac's fate should be known by May 4th, that's the date the employee referendum closes. Meanwhile the strikes are in its 11th day, with AF claiming costs approaching 300 million euros, amost 370m USD.

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by 76er
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Air France 787-9 in in Bogota
Replies: 5
Views: 2124

Re: The first Air France 787-9 in in Bogota

Any word on payload restrictions on the way back to Paris?

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by 76er
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 152
Views: 19915

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

Yup, my wife just got her profitsharing bonus for 2017 today, 14% of a year's salary. Not bad. So far, the figures for 2018 look even better. On the Air-France-'Nord' side, that is... :white:

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by 76er
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 152
Views: 19915

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

According to AF the strikes have cost the airline 220 million so far. At the same time, the unions are getting ready to extend the strikes in to early may. Dear oh dear, where will this end?

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by 76er
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6356

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

factsonly wrote:
FlyingHollander wrote:

Martinair/KLM Cargo still serves HRE-AMS with B744ERF in 2018 = 1x weekly, via NBO:


It’s 3 times a week actually, on mondays, wednesdays and fridays. General cargo inbound, mostly veggies outbound.

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by 76er
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 526
Views: 181073

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

Well, some of you know that all their 744 will phased out by 2019 or 2020. Spring 2021. Just flip back one page: Most recent KLM 744 phase-out schedule (subject to change) : PH-BFC 7 Mar-18 PH-BFB Nov-18 PH-BFU Dec-18 PH-BFG Nov-19 PH-BFH Mar-20 PH-BFI May-20 PH-BFS Jun-20 PH-BFT Oct-20 PH-BFL Nov-...

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by 76er
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS dropping LGW - CUN
Replies: 43
Views: 8507

Re: VS dropping LGW - CUN

OA940 wrote:
NW747-400 wrote:
I wonder if bookings have slowed down with all of the negative news coming from CUN.


What news?


Ditto. What happened?

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by 76er
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 432
Views: 124711

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

This would put the -900s range in 777-200ER territory, wouldn’t it? A bit lower in max pax and cargo capacity, but also 40 metric tons lighter.

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by 76er
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways leasing 2 x A333's
Replies: 21
Views: 5090

Re: Fiji Airways leasing 2 x A333's

Enzed wrote:
a huge glut of A330s right now


Okay, what did I miss?

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by 76er
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM E-Jets
Replies: 9
Views: 1982

Re: KLM E-Jets

AFAIK KLC’s E-jets are not maintained by KLM, but by Martinair’s Regional Jet Center. Engine brand should not be an issue. As a matter of fact, a lot of the engineers are probably very familiar with Pratt, having worked on the PW4000 for years.

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by 76er
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lelystad airport
Replies: 43
Views: 5218

Re: Lelystad airport

But AMS' biggest user does not seem to follow suit. Replacing 744's with (slightly) smaller twins and KLC growing at a faster rate than the mainline 737 fleet. It seems to me KL wants AMS just to itself.

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by 76er
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 50664

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

All the jets I've flown (Boeing) have automatic pitot-static system heating that switches on when the first engine is started. Contrary to what has been stated earlier, there is no issue with overheating, wear or performance penalties. There will be an EICAS alert when this system does not operate a...

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by 76er
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 42496

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

keesje wrote:
RTM


RTM would be a perfect candidate for the LR if it wasn’t for the relatively short 2200m runway.

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by 76er
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS gets ready to build new A-concourse
Replies: 19
Views: 4464

Re: AMS gets ready to build new A-concourse

Thank you. So at last, we will see the end of the bus rides from the Fokker Farm to the terminal and we'll get to use proper gates.... Don't get your hopes up too soon. I would not be surprised if the current R-platform becomes the new Embraer-farm when the freighters move to the other side of runw...

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by 76er
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS gets ready to build new A-concourse
Replies: 19
Views: 4464

Re: AMS gets ready to build new A-concourse

the decision was made not to have an A-pier because of the confusion between the English 'A' and the Dutch 'E' who sound similar. Partially correct. Up until the '90s the pier that is now known as C was called the A-pier. It was indeed changed for the reason you mentioned. I thought that AMS is cap...

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by 76er
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS gets ready to build new A-concourse
Replies: 19
Views: 4464

AMS gets ready to build new A-concourse

Amsterdam's Schiphol airport has released more info on the soon to be built new A-pier. Scheduled to open in 2019 it will be the airport's largest pier in terms of square footage. More info and pictures here: https://news.schiphol.com/come-and-take-a-peek-at-the-new-pier/ Popquiz: Wasn't there an A-...

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by 76er
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST
Replies: 23
Views: 8483

Re: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST

Update: The aircraft is still there and a tent is being built to facilitate the repair. According to a local newspaper, the aircraft is to get a nosejob. ;). Ouch. Related article with recent photo. In Dutch only, sorry: https://www.limburger.nl/cnt/dmf20180130_00055065/gestrand-vliegtuig-op-beek-on...

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by 76er
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 179
Views: 21746

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

AMS-BRU, 25 minutes flighttime, operated by KL 5 times a day.
1:45 By train, 2 hours by car.
The only reason this flight even exists is simple: connections, nothing else.

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by 76er
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts about UA SFO - AMS?
Replies: 19
Views: 2889

Re: Thoughts about UA SFO - AMS?

KL would gladly give up some slots to enable this route, just like they did recently on behalf of Norwegian and Air Bridge Cargo. Kidding aside, the Randstad area in which AMS is located houses about 8 million people, most within about a half our train ride from the airport. Nevertheless, I don't se...

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by 76er
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 71120

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread

Wow, there goes another A.net myth. The article is now 9 months old however, and we haven’t heard anything since. Not that i doubt Bedek at all, they have a fine reputation when it comes to conversions.

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by 76er
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 755
Views: 183393

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Several media in The Netherlands report AFKL denies to have bid on Alitalia. Can’t find any conformation on any AFKL website though.

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