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by teme82
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 602
Views: 114016

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

I do have to say that I like the E-jet more than the CRJ. Flown on both. The E-Jet cabin is a perfect fit for me. The CRJ felt a bit crapped when moving in the aisle when boarding and deboarding...

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by teme82
Sun Aug 08, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 211
Views: 72811

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

Well at least we know one company that has a deal already. It's Martin-Baker. All the canditates uses tehirs seats.

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by teme82
Sun May 30, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2021
Replies: 568
Views: 32822

Re: Word Game Q2 2021

having

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by teme82
Fri May 28, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 113
Views: 17186

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2021

Announced a while back but haven't seen it posted here; Air France to fly to Maputo as a tag flight from JNB twice weekly https://www.tourismupdate.co.za/article/air-france-introduces-maputo-route I bet it's not full flight from and to MPM, if they haven't upgraded the terminal in MPM. I was there ...

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by teme82
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 602
Views: 114016

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Ryanair just lost two court cases. The ECJ has ruled that the state aid given to SAS and Finnair was legal. Press releases (PDFs): The SAS-case: Swedish , Danish , Finnish , English The Finnair-case: Swedish , Danish , Finnish , English Hands up who did not see this resolution to emerge ...

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by teme82
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1831
Views: 244946

Re: Alskan airlines joining oneworld

How nice that it's finally happening. Now I need start saving and hope the pandemic won't get me.

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by teme82
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 146312

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread

If the SpaceJet is indeed canceled it will be huge loss of face to MHI.

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by teme82
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca A319 strikes pyrotechnic balloon on approach to BOG
Replies: 12
Views: 4606

Re: Avianca A319 strikes pyrotechnic balloon on approach to BOG

Thank god that they were able to land safely. They could have been nasty crash. Hope the investigators finds who ever launched those balloons.

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by teme82
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 189976

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilberry
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seansasLCY wrote:
At least the Blueberry juice is back!

Actually it's Bilberry juice.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilberry

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by teme82
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 211
Views: 72811

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

From what I gather, in 1990 a treaty with Russia was made that set the magic number at 64. If so, this would have been part of the treaties of that period that sought to unwind Soviet authority over Finland. I can't find details, so maybe it is just rumor. But true or not, it appears the FAF operat...

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by teme82
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 211
Views: 72811

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

As per the Swiss announcement the other day the DSCA have released the approval and packages for Finland should they select the F-35 or SH. Finland gets the green light to buy F-35, F-18 and billions of dollars in weapons The U.S. State Department on Oct. 9 approved the sale of the F/A-18EF Super H...

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by teme82
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 567
Views: 213386

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Interesting the snippets you pick up here and there when you talk to aviation people; I was talking to a friend of mine who had been chatting to an Airbus delivery engineer and this guy asked him who he thought were the most demanding/fussy airlines when it came to delivery inspections. "Qatar...

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by teme82
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 189976

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

https://twitter.com/Finnair/status/1271 ... 67713?s=20
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AY halted flights to Brussels until 17th of June since Swissport Belgium went bankrupt.

Source : https://twitter.com/Finnair/status/1271 ... 67713?s=20

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by teme82
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair converting two A350's to temporary freighters
Replies: 24
Views: 6937

Re: Finnair converting two A350's to temporary freighters

chunhimlai wrote:
Will AY order freight aircraft and build logistics hub like HKG/ANC in the future?

No they had some cargo operations years ago but they were dropped on profitability reasons.

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by teme82
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 189976

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

QuawerAir wrote:
Finnair and Juneyao Airlines plan to form a joint venture.

Finnair

Interesting. Since Juneyao is kind of Star Alliance airline. Would this bring it to OneWorld. :scratchchin:

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by teme82
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 189976

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Finnair flight AY8851 operated by an A350-900 OH-LWL has just landed at Tallinn Airport, bringing medical equipments to Estonia as a cargo. Has to be the shortest international A350 flight ever? (HEL-TLL, total flight time 20 minutes) And was it the first A350 ever at TLL? Yes. It was the first vis...

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by teme82
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 98183

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

Transport Canada is going to be conducting their own flight tests on the 737 MAX independently of the US FAA per recent comments by Canadian officials to a House of Commons Committee: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/boeing-737-max-recertification-flight-tests-1.5476130 The country's top aviation o...

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by teme82
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 189976

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Someone83 wrote:
Nothing official yet, but seems like SAS just zeroed out all bookings to China for February

Finnair has stopped taking booking to flights to mainland China.

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by teme82
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 189976

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

kruiseri wrote:
teme82 wrote:
YIMBY wrote:
Do they have hardware to LCY?

The E-190's might be able to do the flights. With some payload restrictions. But Norra don't have qualified captains to fly the landing and take off.


Would those qualifications be too difficult to obtain ?

No just more training for the captains.

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by teme82
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 189976

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

YIMBY wrote:
Do they have hardware to LCY?

The E-190's might be able to do the flights. With some payload restrictions. But Norra don't have qualified captains to fly the landing and take off.

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by teme82
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 196309

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

FAA is reviewing wiring issue found on the 737 MAX: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-737max-safety/boeing-faa-reviewing-wiring-issue-on-grounded-737-max-idUSKBN1Z40U9 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/business/boeing-737-max.html "The New York Times reported Boeing is reviewing wheth...

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by teme82
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 189976

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

I was invited to HEL yesterday and watched at passengers boarding to HO's flight to PVG. To my amazement, the majority of passengers was reportedly Japanese passengers heading to Japan via Shanghai. Flights usually are 60-80% full but yesterday it was nearly sold out (only a few seats left). I assu...

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by teme82
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 280679

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

trent768 wrote:
Any Finns out there could give me more info on the strike, like will it happen again? I'm flying ARN-CGK with AY/CX next week (same booking published by AY) and I want to know will AY help me to sort stuff up with CX if poop hits the fan blade lol!

It's settled now. So no strikes incoming.

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by teme82
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 280679

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

MareBorealis wrote:
They now have scheduled flights LGW to IVL and KTT in Lapland, a couple of times/week. HEL-LGW sounds good but what would be their reason for that?

Well BA has some longhauls from LGW and LHR is rather busy. So to add more capacity on the HEL-LON you fly to the other airports.

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by teme82
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 280679

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

QuawerAir wrote:
Slightly surprisingly, Finnair's new Sapporo route becomes year-round. Two weekly flights in S20.

Additionally, Osaka increases from 10 to 12 weekly!

Finnair

Not at all they have huge potential in that area. No one flies there from Europe ;)

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by teme82
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 280679

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

minilinde wrote:
How long has AY been alone on HEL-BRU? Any ideas on CF or yield?

Don't have exact answer but at least this decade. Last other airline that operated on the route was Sabena back in the day

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by teme82
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 280679

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I'd blame more the hygienic situation of India. Yes... And the relaxed policy of antibiotics is part of that... Seriously one story that I heard was that some one got a bacteria from a door handle. The bacteria was so resilient to cleaning products and antibiotics that there is no way other than he...

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by teme82
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 280679

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Finnish employees don't mind this outsourcing tactic? A couple of years back AY and the cabin crew union made a deal covering SIN and HKG, I assume the same was now done with DEL. DEL has been a bit problematic in terms of Staff for AY. If I'm not mistaken some part of the staff don't like to fly t...

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by teme82
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 280679

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

MareBorealis wrote:
The growing group are the European tourists coming to Lake Finland in summer.

Do tell me how much LPP has the real traffic? I bet majority of the tourist will fly to HEL ...

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by teme82
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Will “Absolutely” Fly to India, Announce New Routes Next Month
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Re: American Will “Absolutely” Fly to India, Announce New Routes Next Month

I hope they would return to HEL but I won't hold my breath for that to happen.

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by teme82
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 280679

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Per Lentoposti , Finland has gained 2 slots at HND, one for both Finnair and JAL. The same goes for Haneda–Scandinavia where ANA gained one daily slot for operations to Scandinavia. However, I've been told (by a person who works for Finavia) that AY's HND slots are yet to be confirmed. But it's lik...

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by teme82
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haneda slots
Replies: 35
Views: 8287

Re: Haneda slots

Look at Gemuser's post #4. It's up to the negotiating government to award the slots to specific carriers, not the government of Japan. I wouldn't assume that Switzerland is part of a bilateral EU-Japan slot negotiation. You are correct there. I meant that AY has stronger presence in Japan than many...

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by teme82
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haneda slots
Replies: 35
Views: 8287

Re: Haneda slots

For Europe KLM and AY are probably both going to fight for HND slots, as is Swiss. AY is the stronger choice since it's bigger in Japan than KLM or Swiss. Look at Gemuser's post #4. It's up to the negotiating government to award the slots to specific carriers, not the government of Japan. I wouldn'...

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by teme82
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haneda slots
Replies: 35
Views: 8287

Re: Haneda slots

zakuivcustom wrote:
For Europe KLM and AY are probably both going to fight for HND slots, as is Swiss.

AY is the stronger choice since it's bigger in Japan than KLM or Swiss.

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by teme82
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haneda slots
Replies: 35
Views: 8287

Re: Haneda slots

AY has been interested in launching flights to Haneda for several years, so I'd be surprised if AY didn't purchase any slots at HND. I don't think they are up for purchase. Also, I don't think Europe will get much of them. Well if AY don't get the slots certain individuals in the Government will lo...

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by teme82
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 49
Views: 10825

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

So is Finland prepared to give the Koreans fifth freedoms to fly beyond HEL and pick up passengers there? The agreement has already 5th freedom rights to both parties. This agreement seems to be extension to the original. If I understood the agreement text correctly. [EDIT] And the agreement gives ...

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by teme82
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 280679

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

A321LR has a range of 7,400km, while A321XLR has 8,700km. With A321XLR, AY could fly to entire China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, India, Canada and almost to the entire USA. A321LR can reach Korea, India, and almost Canada entirely. So, we can probably assume, that AY is heading to Japan, USA and China...

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by teme82
Thu May 09, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 280679

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

QuawerAir wrote:
First ATR 72 (OH-ATI) has been refurbished and repainted. As of now, ATRs will be flying in Finnair colors. Looks nice! I wonder if the entire Finnair fleet will have the black windscreen as well.

Instagram

Well the A350's started the trend so we might get them to the rest of the fleet.

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by teme82
Wed May 08, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 369
Views: 52214

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

@777Jet: thanks for the link -- it worked here in the US. Both as a person and as an aerospace engineer working in flight dynamics and control, I found it very hard to watch. 350 people are not supposed to die that way. +1 Those fiercely defending Boeing regarding the 737 MAX fiasco really should w...

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by teme82
Mon May 06, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 552507

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

LAX772LR wrote:
EduardoL wrote:
A350 ACJ

It's worth noting that ACJ350s will all be built with the -ULR modifications as standard, as well.

Makes sense since I would imagine that it needs the range to reach the whole world from one point ;)

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by teme82
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 211
Views: 72811

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

An interesting Finnish news article where it is explained that the JASSM is not part of the requirement set for the fighter competition. The useful life of the missile, the fact that Finland doesn’t want to pay integration costs for the new platform and that all the entrants will have a long range ...

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by teme82
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 280679

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

So does it mean Tokyo becomes the first Finnair destination that could use something larger than an A359? Both because of extra demand and technical reasons. A350-1000 could be a perfect aircraft for Finnair and not only to fly to Tokyo but also to high-demand destinations such as PEK, PVG, and ICN...

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by teme82
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 280679

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

HND is a 24 hours airport so if a future Finland-Japan bilateral extends to this airport, then HND will enable midnight flights on the route too. After hitting the submit button it recalled that HND is 24/7 airport. Only if AY would get the slots on the next batch the night HND would be possible da...

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by teme82
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 280679

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

There is between 1 am to 6 am. It got extended few years back. 00:30 departure from NRT would make them to arrive to HEL at 4:30. Quite long wait for morning European departures at ±8:00. Their flights from HKG, BKK and SIN arrives around 6:00: they should open lounges earlier and other staff. I do...

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by teme82
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 280679

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

AY is doing night KIX that leaves at the same bank than the SIN and HKG flights. It departs around 01:25 and arrives after 05:30. So departure at 00:30 from NRT would be possible. I think there is a night curfew in NRT so they need to depart before 23:00. There is between 1 am to 6 am. It got exten...

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by teme82
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 280679

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Actually, there is no good options. First, the current schedule allows return flight in 24-hours timeframe what is great for efficiency and scheduling complexity. Second, they if they go with their second wave and depart from Helsinki to NRT just before midnight (as they do with Singapore flight, s...

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by teme82
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 280679

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

QuawerAir wrote:
Routesonline published the timetable:

AY071 HEL1630 – 0900+1NRT 333 17
AY073 HEL1730 – 1000+1NRT 359 D

AY072 NRT1055 – 1410HEL 333 12
AY074 NRT1155 – 1510HEL 359 D


Odd that the flights are Monday and Sunday. Wonder what will be the crew rotation.

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by teme82
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 280679

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

A couple of days ago, SWISS Airbus A220-100 visited HEL to introduce the aircraft to Finnair. In September 2016, the larger A220-300 visited HEL for the same purpose. As Lentoposti says, A220 could replace the current fleet operated by Norra. Actually i thought that this would be the only viable op...

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by teme82
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 770113

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I didn't blame or absolve anyone of responsibility. Blame shouldn't be the aim of the exercise here (but may happen much later in court). Allowing the 'logic' of MCAS to be certified in its current state is a collective failure of the certifying authorities, of which the FAA was the lead. Boeing's ...

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