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by airbuster
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo
Replies: 175
Views: 41472

Re: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo

If it's AF/KLM I think the A220's will be for Transavia. I don't expect KLM will operate the A220's. The newer 737NG will most likely replace older 737NG's at KLM. Our king needs some planes to keep his flight rating. And our government just replace the state plane with a 737NG BBJ. Possibly KLM co...

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by airbuster
Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2021 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 50474

Re: Dubai Air Show 2021 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread

Airbus about to announce A350F order with air lease. Press conference setting seems to have been set Here we go: https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/1460220607866421248?s=21 7 350Fs for air lease Amongst a host if NEOs 220s 330s Sorry, but this is a little bit misleading. as only a part of the s...

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by airbuster
Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 477
Views: 104195

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

KL has historically always been a loyal customer of Boeing. Historically, KLM had always been a loyal Fokker customer, until Douglas came with something better. Historically, KLM had always been a loyal Douglas customer, until Boeing came with something better. Historically, KLM has always been a l...

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by airbuster
Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 477
Views: 104195

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Furthermore I would like to bring to everyone’s attention the fact that KLMs own fleet planning/procurement department has disappeared. It’s all up to the holding company AFKL now. Just stating facts. Not insinuating anything. Did those people move to AFKL though? Good question. I don’t know but wo...

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by airbuster
Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 477
Views: 104195

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Furthermore I would like to bring to everyone’s attention the fact that KLMs own fleet planning/procurement department has disappeared. It’s all up to the holding company AFKL now. Just stating facts. Not insinuating anything.

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by airbuster
Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 477
Views: 104195

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

AF KLM say they will soon commit to up to 140 narrow bodies. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/air-france-klm-plans-to-decide-soon-on-major-medium-haul-jet-order-271632907993 Considering: - Airbus is partially French. - French and Dutch government secured pandemic loans to ...

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by airbuster
Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 477
Views: 104195

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

AF KLM say they will soon commit to up to 140 narrow bodies. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/air-france-klm-plans-to-decide-soon-on-major-medium-haul-jet-order-271632907993 Considering: - Airbus is partially French. - French and Dutch government secured pandemic loans to ...

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by airbuster
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing
Replies: 33
Views: 11107

Re: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing

Thats why we have startle and surpise training these days.

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by airbuster
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender
Replies: 153
Views: 27513

Re: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender

Some points to take into account: - AFKL want to consolidate as much as possible. - French government is a large stakeholder and will want to boost French/EU economy thus inclination to Airbus order. - KLs 737 fleet is relatively small, especially once all 73Gs and 73J are gone. - There won’t be a 7...

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by airbuster
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A/C type behaviour in turbulence
Replies: 26
Views: 4546

Re: A/C type behaviour in turbulence

I was in the back of the 330 I fly a couple of flights ago. It was turbulent and I was surprised how bad it was, not only the movement but the sound of turbulent air around the stabilizer also caught my attention. It’s way more smooth and quiet in the front of the plane.

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by airbuster
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Has a Problem: The Boeing 767
Replies: 136
Views: 24285

Re: Delta Has a Problem: The Boeing 767

FlyingHonu001 wrote:
DL46 JFK - AMS used to be all 76Z. Right now they are doing fine with the 339, so no problem here :embarrassed2:


Klm did downgauge from 778 to 333 though. You turn one wheel in the transatlantic JV and they all start turning..

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by airbuster
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to export a plane to Iran-NOT!
Replies: 30
Views: 8585

Re: How to export a plane to Iran-NOT!

Same playbook as for the Syrian A340s.

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by airbuster
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 477
Views: 104195

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Buying an existing more efficient airframe type thats already familiiar with pilots, cabin crew and maintenance is much more cost effective for KL or am I wrong? I believe they will grow the E295 fleet the coming years as this is the perfect plane for the post COVID (does that actually exist?) situ...

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by airbuster
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 477
Views: 104195

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

By acquiring more E2's, KL plans on merging their Cityhopper and Europe operations into one fleet and they are the best replacement for the aging 737's. I cant wait to see the entire fleet going all Embraer You mean doing away with the 737 and going all Embraer? We all know the 737 will be replaced...

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by airbuster
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 477
Views: 104195

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

In the Netherlands lockdown measures are increased because the decline in infections isn't fast enough. Besides the treat of mutated variants with higher infection rates means the current decline could very easily transition into an increase again. For more that a decade spending on our healthcare ...

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by airbuster
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 477
Views: 104195

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Anyone any insights on the below article on Luchtvaartnieuws.nl? Apparently KLM is under pressure to buy A32Xneos as a narrowbody replacement instead of the more obvious MAX choice. Unfortunately the article is behind a paywall so don't know what it says or what their sources are.... https://luchtv...

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by airbuster
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 477
Views: 104195

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Anyone any insights on the below article on Luchtvaartnieuws.nl? Apparently KLM is under pressure to buy A32Xneos as a narrowbody replacement instead of the more obvious MAX choice. Unfortunately the article is behind a paywall so don't know what it says or what their sources are.... https://luchtv...

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by airbuster
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking off in snowy conditions
Replies: 24
Views: 5093

Re: Taking off in snowy conditions

He just wrote "happy new year" on the taxiway surface. LOL :) It’s to shed possible ice that can accumulate on and around the engines. Typically you would do this every half an hour when taxiing in icing conditions. Last step is a static takeoff procedure. Hold the brakes, set a higher th...

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by airbuster
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 variants vs. A320 variants and smooth landings
Replies: 50
Views: 6351

Re: 737 variants vs. A320 variants and smooth landings

Please let me know if this might belong in another forum. As a former flight attendant who spent many days, on final, wondering whether we would have a good landing, I came to realize that there were two types that I never, once, had a rough landing. One was the Mad Dog and that’s understandable be...

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by airbuster
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 618
Views: 103265

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

It’s often seen from the KLM point of view. KLMs good AF is bad. But in conflicts there are always 2 parties involved and both to blame. What is needed is to stop being so nationalistic and restructure the whole business from top down to be lean and focused on the same direction. Look at how Ben Smi...

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by airbuster
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NW 757 TATL routes
Replies: 15
Views: 1906

Re: NW 757 TATL routes

And to think I had the choice between taking a NW 757 or a KL 777 on DTW-AMS in 2008 and I chose the latter. I didn’t see how special the 757 trip was at the time.

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by airbuster
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 618
Views: 103265

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Here's an open article on this news in English. https://newsroom.aviator.aero/recaro-aircraft-seating-reveals-klm-royal-dutch-airlines-as-the-new-launch-customer-for-sl3710-seat-on-embraer-and-boeing-aircraft/ I wonder if this allows KLM to fit one more row in their 738's. Doubt it, KL has just 7 r...

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by airbuster
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 618
Views: 103265

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

You say that First of all I am not a victim at all. But end with This is bordering ad hominem. I feel disrespected as a long time anetter and long time KLM pilot. That doesn't add up. Why? You have never heard me say: "YOU, Mr. Airbuster, are the cause of this" or "YOU, Mr. Airbuster...

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by airbuster
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 757 retirement, 10 years ago now.
Replies: 48
Views: 8802

Re: BA 757 retirement, 10 years ago now.

If you haven't seen this video, you should. Even by 757 standards, this is a real rocket takeoff. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkvprDIZlO0 That was nice. Around 2000ft at the runway end. I have to say that I’ve done similar takeoffs in empty F70/737-700/A332’s. Especially light and into a headwin...

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by airbuster
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 618
Views: 103265

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

And you honestly believe that all is put in the hands of one pilot union within the entire group? Would you please stop playing the victim. I didn’t say “pilots caused 1,7 billion in losses”. I don’t believe this to be the whole story but rather disinformation for the real reason. What ?! Are you a...

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by airbuster
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 618
Views: 103265

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Did they even bother study their own Q2/Q3 earnings? They were disastrous for an airline like KL. Sacrifices has to be made to stay afloat. Let's look at those numbers again: AirFrance/KLM made a E1,7 Billion loss in Q3. That's 1700 Million euro. Seventeen hundred million euro! 1700000000 euro loss...

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by airbuster
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 618
Views: 103265

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

The Dutch pilot union is actually right to not sign like this. The agreement of the union with KLM was submitted to the government one month ago, and then yesterday after one month the government says hey guys, actually we want you to sign for many more years, and by the way, you have until tomorro...

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by airbuster
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 618
Views: 103265

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Pilots have too much power in all companies. AFKLM is jeopardised either by the French pilots or the Dutch ones. Stop that dictatorship. My idea is that this problem results from pilots being production line employees with manager salaries. Or to put it differently blue collar with white collar sal...

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by airbuster
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 618
Views: 103265

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

KLM rescue plan of 3,4bn Euro's has been put in doubt. One of the conditions of the Dutch government was that the employees took a pay-cut in order to have a viable airline in a few years. The government stipulated that the pay-cut needed to be for the duration of the loan, till 2025. The Pilots un...

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by airbuster
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When does it become safe to approach an engine after shutoff?
Replies: 15
Views: 2958

Re: When does it become safe to approach an engine after shutoff?

But doesn't the flight deck crew wait for the engine to spin down before turning off the beacons? The last two airlines I worked with did. In a strong wind the fan wasn't slowing down much and they were waiting to turn off the beacons, and we were waiting for them!! Here is part of the shutdown che...

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by airbuster
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Qatar Airways threatens Pilots for taxiing with both engines
Replies: 46
Views: 10076

Re: Qatar Airways threatens Pilots for taxiing with both engines

Qatar. Just the list from what I’ve heard and remember. Not wearing your cap during walk around you get reported. Not complying with gear down at a certain altitude you get reported. Not on autopilot in certain conditions you get reported. Not checked into the compound 24hr before your flight you ge...

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by airbuster
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Binoculars in the cockpit
Replies: 20
Views: 4100

Re: Binoculars in the cockpit

chrisair wrote:
airbuster wrote:
Well bro I had the same idea and did take them out. Look at that mountain top, look at the Eifel tower, see that village in the middle of the Sahara? Great fun.


Did you spot any UFOs?


No but I did spot the odd good looking FA walking over the platform.

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by airbuster
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo
Replies: 20
Views: 4534

Re: Future of KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo

Like many airlines they have concentrated on belly freight, AFKL cargo only have the 747 and 777s on the side. It’s to support the belly cargo business not the other way around. Now because of COVID we see the importance of cargo and they might shift their strategy. Don't forget that a pax+cargo pac...

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by airbuster
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Binoculars in the cockpit
Replies: 20
Views: 4100

Re: Binoculars in the cockpit

I had the bright idea of carrying some in my flight bag. Never got the balls to pull them out in front of the captain. The answer to your question is no lol. It would be exceptionally difficult to spot any kind of object. Well bro I had the same idea and did take them out. Look at that mountain top...

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by airbuster
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Launches A321neoLR YUL-ATH
Replies: 21
Views: 5555

Re: Air Transat Launches A321neoLR YUL-ATH

Whilst impressive I’m not sure if the westbound return is without a techstop or at least some margin to allow for a possible techstop. But still impressive to see the 321 capable of doing this.

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by airbuster
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 618
Views: 103265

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

About the KL A330s there is PH-AON that will be retired soon. The others will serve more routes coming winter but they remain an oddball in KLMs future single long haul fleet strategy. COO has stated that for now they will retain the 330s as a flexible skin to lighten the load on the 77/78 fleet or ...

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by airbuster
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Commonality between the 737 Original and 737NG?
Replies: 29
Views: 5413

Re: Commonality between the 737 Original and 737NG?

Pretty sure that SW at one point had the -200/-300/-500/-700 in the fleet and pilots flying them all. They had the EFIS classic setup on the -700 as described earlier. They also deactivated the autothrust I believe to keep communality with the -200. And whilst your at it look for a end of the line -...

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by airbuster
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK
Replies: 105
Views: 23074

Re: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK

Once Ukraine International Airlines resumes its flights to JFK in December, it is planning to operate them 2x/week utilizing a Boeing 737-900ER via KEF. No local traffic rights to/from KEF. Schedule: PS231 KBP1000 – 1315KEF1415 – 1535JFK 73J 37 PS232 JFK2210 – 0840+1KEF0940+1 – 1630+1KBP 73J 37 Sou...

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by airbuster
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEY ready for business?
Replies: 9
Views: 1410

Re: LEY ready for business?

KLC won’t go to LEY as it is need for KLMs business model. At the moment it is the backbone of KLs European network. The idea behind LEY was to take a load off AMS by moving some LCC there. Now as we won’t come near to the AMS movement cap anytime soon due to all the recent changes I personally don’...

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by airbuster
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline mergers; merging the seniority lists
Replies: 26
Views: 6319

Re: Airline mergers; merging the seniority lists

Talk about a can of worms! Europe isn’t immune to this either. When I had my first line flight as a new FO on the Fokker at KLM Cityhopper my instructor captain for that flight had lower seniority than me. All because he was integrated from Air UK into the KLM list just a couple of days after me! At...

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by airbuster
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The weirdest sim check scenario?
Replies: 27
Views: 3371

Re: The weirdest sim check scenario?

When we have time left we do a record attempt at doing touch and gos on all runways at Schiphol. I believe I’m at around 2m50sec. That’s no limits or rules so do whatever you want as long as you don’t crash. Now that is something I have to try in my own SIM ;-) I suspect that requires some planning...

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by airbuster
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The weirdest sim check scenario?
Replies: 27
Views: 3371

Re: The weirdest sim check scenario?

When we have time left we do a record attempt at doing touch and gos on all runways at Schiphol. I believe I’m at around 2m50sec. That’s no limits or rules so do whatever you want as long as you don’t crash.

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by airbuster
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying-V model maiden flight
Replies: 18
Views: 4284

Re: Flying-V model maiden flight

Please note, these are the "results" of the European Clean Sky I and II program and the on-going Clean Sky III. This is all part of fundamental research of these programs. Still, pretty sure, we will not see them ever as passenger jet (and this is good so). Just remind, there shall be a p...

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by airbuster
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B-747-300SUD Question
Replies: 24
Views: 4752

Re: B-747-300SUD Question

We have fellow anet member 747classic that can tell you more about it. If you google KLM 747 SUD modification you’ll see the retrofit in pictures.

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by airbuster
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 618
Views: 103265

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

That article didn’t bring any news to the table. It says that the AF 787 most likely will move to KL. I read it slightly differently: it says "KLM will likely be receiving the remainder of Air France’s Boeing 787-9 order", so I guess that means new deliveries go to KL. Not sure about alre...

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by airbuster
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 618
Views: 103265

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Interesting article on KL current status of its widebody fleet Source: https://simpleflying.com/klm-future-fleet/ By the way, what happened to that additional 2x 77W order? Are they still planning on using it? That article didn’t bring any news to the table. It says that the AF 787 most likely will...

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by airbuster
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL A300s?
Replies: 88
Views: 12124

Re: TATL A300s?

I believe reading on here that LH at the end of the AB6 era had a one off AB6 transatlantic flight due to a last minute equipment sub. Somebody correct me if I’m wrong though.

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by airbuster
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 618
Views: 103265

Re: AF A332 to TLV today

Just to clarify KL on the 737-900. They sent the md11/777 there a season a couple of years ago but that was shortlived. I know they had crunched the numbers for this summer to send the A332 but it didn’t materialize. I was once told by the AF-KLM station manager in TLV that the landing fees for wide...

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by airbuster
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways 777 unusual (wrong go around?) landing at EHAM
Replies: 48
Views: 10760

Re: Kuwait Airways 777 unusual (wrong go around?) landing at EHAM

I don’t know. Haven’t been digging into the possible configurations of the 777. Just pointing out for posters who aren’t deep in topic, that CAT III and autopilot are not necessarily connected. 14 years and 4 CAT III capable aircraft types and never have I even heard this in EASA land. So then this...

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by airbuster
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways 777 unusual (wrong go around?) landing at EHAM
Replies: 48
Views: 10760

Re: Kuwait Airways 777 unusual (wrong go around?) landing at EHAM

And then again, CAT III and autopilot have no inherent connection. CAT III may be flown as autoland, or manually with vision enhancing devices like HUDs. Assuming you have the authorization to do so. For example United 787 have HUDs yet we are not authorized to hand fly anything below CAT 1 mins. I...

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