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by rutankrd
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine airports
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

Re: Ukraine airports

In southern Ukraine, there has recently been some expansion of routes. Previously, Odesa / Odessa was the main airport on the coast, with Kherson having a small amount of niche flying. Windrose has recently awakened Mykolaiv airport from its sleep with a new 6x weekly route to Kyiv Additionally, wh...

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by rutankrd
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?
Replies: 33
Views: 1852

Re: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?

The question is more wing or more engines!

The A388 is the perfect combination on that score

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by rutankrd
Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relaunch of Sun Air (Sudan)
Replies: 11
Views: 2409

Re: Relaunch of Sun Air

drdisque wrote:
I don't see how any of those international destinations justifies a wide body from KRT


Freight and medical supplies !

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by rutankrd
Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh Airlines non-stop to Toronto
Replies: 29
Views: 6629

Re: Biman Bangladesh Airlines non-stop to Toronto

Wait..so Bangladesh s Cat 2 so Biman cant fly to the US directly,...but isnt Mexico Cat 2 too? Cause Mexican airlines can fly to the US...Im confused! Cat 2 doesn’t explicitly exclude flights into the US when rights grand fathered; however may include FAA spot checks and will certainly include rest...

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by rutankrd
Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh Airlines non-stop to Toronto
Replies: 29
Views: 6629

Re: Biman Bangladesh Airlines non-stop to Toronto

Thank you for that. It appears it is the “insurance and carriage risk” as you state. Being the Devil’s Advocate here, it would appear the risk is the same whether a codeshare or an interline. The only thing I can imagine, is that when the FAA allows an airline into the US, it is “vouching for” the ...

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by rutankrd
Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh Airlines non-stop to Toronto
Replies: 29
Views: 6629

Re: Biman Bangladesh Airlines non-stop to Toronto

I find it curious. They can’t codeshare DAC-YYZ-LGA. DAC-YYZ operated by a BG 787, YYZ-LGA operated by an AC A220, with a BG code on both flights. But ….. They can interline DAC-YYZ-LGA. DAC-YYZ operated by the same 787, then YYZ-LGA operated by the same AC 220. For the same fare as a codeshare. Wh...

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by rutankrd
Fri Jul 02, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nouvelair in London
Replies: 9
Views: 2230

Re: Nouvelair in London

Tunisia is now on the UK red list so if an inbound flight is carrying passengers, it has to land at Heathrow or Birmingham. No it doesn’t . As with everything else about this current administration and complicit media mates what is said and what actually happens differ markedly That said Gatwick is...

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by rutankrd
Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nouvelair in London
Replies: 9
Views: 2230

Re: Nouvelair in London

Don’t recall them operating to Heathrow ever . They are a scheduled charter operation in the main , through do operate lots of flights into France and Germany. They have also served Manchester and even the likes of Exeter at times . Tunisia has been hit and miss from the UK for some years after the ...

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by rutankrd
Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas to St Lucia ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3417

Re: Qantas to St Lucia ?

Cricket team !

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by rutankrd
Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air and the Russian TU-204
Replies: 19
Views: 4264

Re: Iran Air and the Russian TU-204

It very much has as they need to buy aircraft from non-embargo countries. If they could they would buy more western aircraft as they had done until recently. Iran can a does source aircraft over a certain age think about 7 years old quite legally. Their issues aren’t directly aviation sanctions mor...

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by rutankrd
Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 68
Views: 23306

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Is there any possibility we will ever see the 787-10/8 or 777-9/8 in the fleet. I do hope so if they make an effort to expand after this nightmare is over. Why? neither type is required within their portfolio pre or post COVID19 . Range of the foldy wing 778 not needed indeed not required by any EU...

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by rutankrd
Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air and the Russian TU-204
Replies: 19
Views: 4264

Re: Iran Air and the Russian TU-204

This will NOT happen junk story and no credibility period stop.

There will be some political easing of the current sanctions via the Biden administration and the EU joint committees before the ink is dry on this fantasy

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by rutankrd
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule
Replies: 150
Views: 27690

Re: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule

Makes sense, triangle routes will be less and less attractive as things go back to normal, especially if competitors go for non-stop. I wonder what the numbers look like for the A350 then, its really a testament to the aircraft's capabilities if it can perform duties that were once exclusive to the...

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by rutankrd
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Late 90s RAF scheduled pax flights?
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: Late 90s RAF scheduled pax flights?

Ahoy there guys, The September 1998 OAG shows 2 weekly roundtrips from Brize Norton (BZZ) to Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands (MPN) listed as operated by Royal Air Force L-1011s. Flights departed BZZ at 2245 on Mon/Thur arriving in MPN at 1405 on Wed/Sat with 1 unlisted enroute. stop. The air...

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by rutankrd
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to split from IAG ?
Replies: 40
Views: 11009

Re: BA to split from IAG ?

IAG selling BA would take several months as a minimum to clear all the regulatory stuff. I don't believe the UK Govt will be able to sustain for several months a no-travel policy while the EU allows travel, especially if there is no *really* significant increase in deaths. If deaths rise fast in th...

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by rutankrd
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa to fly the 747-8 FRA-PMI ?
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: LUFTHANSA to fly the 747-800 FRA-PMI ?

Hello every body , I read on a French newspaper that LH 747-800 should fly FRA PMI FRA on week ends from mid July until mid August 2021 . Does some of you know more information about this ? Thanks Regards to all of you Nothing particularly revolutionary about 747 flights from Frankfurt or Düsseldor...

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by rutankrd
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK and the lack of low-cost carriers
Replies: 81
Views: 9679

Re: JFK and the lack of low-cost carriers

LAX772LR wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
I would hardly call JetBlue an LCC.

That's because you're confusing low cost carrier with low fare carrier, when the two are not synonymous.


If I could thumbs up any replies this would be three at least !

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by rutankrd
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK and the lack of low-cost carriers
Replies: 81
Views: 9679

Re: JFK and the lack of low-cost carriers

Yes, I believe it is exactly a price and slot issue. Slots less so at the height of corona, but JFK is more convenient for domestic flughts for relatively few peole vs LGA, and is much more expensive to fly to for an airline than EWR. EWR is sadly more expensive then JFK. People in return though do...

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by rutankrd
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS
Replies: 14
Views: 3958

Re: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS

migair54 wrote:
if the price is good, means very cheap, I can see that plane converted into freighter in the next few years.
Na it’s destine for a scrapping company it won’t fly ever again

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by rutankrd
Sat May 15, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sudanese Alfa Airlines announce ADA/IST/JUB
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

Re: Sudanese Alfa Airlines announce ADA/IST/JUB

Another carrier and nation excluded from the EU and UK flies to Istanbul as nearest entry/exit point and will no doubt be carrying numbers of failed EU asylum claimants and some NGO traffic. The UK in particular are rather fond of sending people back via Istanbul under escort !

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by rutankrd
Mon May 10, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 17420

Re: BA short haul widebody use after May 17th

eurotrader85 wrote:
Is FAO runway even long enough for a 777?


Over 8,000 ft and at sea level, plenty long enough for just about anything. Indeed 707/DC8, 747/Tristar and DC10 frequented throughout the 70s through to the 2000s .

So a 77W isn’t an issue !

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windsor Castle No Fly Zone
Replies: 19
Views: 4022

Re: Windsor Castle No Fly Zone

already a no fly zone mate has been for years You literally fly right over it when coming into LHR from the West on the Northern runway... You do NOT there are defined limit and clearance that PRVENT the over flying of the castle ground and these are further enforced when the Queen is in residence....

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windsor Castle No Fly Zone
Replies: 19
Views: 4022

Re: Windsor Castle No Fly Zone

already a no fly zone mate has been for years

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: India Europe nonstop market
Replies: 24
Views: 2297

Re: India Europe nonstop market

Never quite get why US customers in particular are fond of one plus stop options other than personal greed and bribed miles when travelling on the company dollar There are hundreds of secondary USA-India markets that have no non-stop service, so one-stop via Europe is a valued option. In addition t...

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: India Europe nonstop market
Replies: 24
Views: 2297

Re: India Europe nonstop market

FCO/MAD may work, but they would need US connections to even being close to viable. Iberia and Alitalia don't have the robust U.S. networks to add much, frankly. BA, AFKL, LH, and Emirates will offer much more comprehensive 1-stop USA-India routings. Never quite get why US customers in particular a...

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by rutankrd
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: oneworld in Central Europe
Replies: 56
Views: 9945

Re: oneworld in Central Europe

Covid-19 will only hasten the demise of these pointless airline alliances anyway. I sort of agree they have been withering for some time outside of the US More strategic codeshare arrangements are replacing these quasi airlines and indeed for the price conscious they don’t and never have played tha...

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by rutankrd
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do SWISS not fly from Zurich to Edinburgh? Is there no banking/finance industry traffic?
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Re: Why do SWISS not fly from Zurich to Edinburgh? Is there no banking/finance industry traffic?

Na the financial services traffic (pre COVID19) and Brexit general flew BA VIA LCY with very short connection times .

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by rutankrd
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: oneworld in Central Europe
Replies: 56
Views: 9945

Re: oneworld in Central Europe,

Frankly, IAG missed the opportunity to take Swiss aboard at the time when they were struggling and looking for a new partnership. LOT and Austrian do not have a high yield customer base to merit OW interest. You do not need to fly everywhere to make money, not to any low yielding market. BA screwed...

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by rutankrd
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: oneworld in Central Europe
Replies: 56
Views: 9945

Re: oneworld in Central Europe

LOT and Austrian do not have a high yield customer base to merit OW interest. And yet, the likes of Royal Air Maroc and Sri Lankan caught the eyes of oneworld. I think geography plays a bigger role than you might think, especially in a neglected area that is dominated by Star. Outside of the US dom...

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by rutankrd
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: oneworld in Central Europe
Replies: 56
Views: 9945

Re: oneworld in Central Europe

BA could add nonstop service out of LHR to additional Central European destinations once demand for global air travel recovers with the connections that BA would be able to offer to destinations in the UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean through LHR. Frankly going via Heathrow to the...

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by rutankrd
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: oneworld in Central Europe
Replies: 56
Views: 9945

Re: oneworld in Central Europe

BA could add nonstop service out of LHR to additional Central European destinations once demand for global air travel recovers with the connections that BA would be able to offer to destinations in the UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean through LHR. Frankly going via Heathrow to the...

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by rutankrd
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 318
Views: 59379

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

Something else: There are several posters mentioning Oneworld. Aer Lingus is not joining Oneworld. They have joined the transatlantic joint venture with AA, BA, AY, and IB, all of which are in Oneworld, but fellow Oneworld member AS is not included in the JV. Maybe this is the time for Aer Lingus t...

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by rutankrd
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 318
Views: 59379

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

But with the current global situation we could very well see it discontinued after March 2022. Seeing that "Boston will be launched in Summer 2022" features prominently in the blurb and that this is a minimum 3 year deal (per all what was stated last year) with 5 aircraft (per the Irish p...

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by rutankrd
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?
Replies: 129
Views: 20324

Re: Why do American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?

Why do American Airlines use PHL as their East Coast hub instead of JFK? I know a lot of it will be because of US Airways had their hub at PHL and AA then took them over, but given JFK has a lot of/more O&D traffic than PHL, would it not make more sense to operate both O&D AND transfer traf...

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by rutankrd
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titan A321neo ops for UK government
Replies: 37
Views: 7396

Re: Titan A321neo ops for UK government

Looks bloody awful if you asks me .Suppose this is the replacement for the whisperjets, or have they actually found the cost of the Voyager prohibitive and that it’s needed for its primary role in the quiet spring offensive going on in Syria and Iraq right now ? That golden font is atrocious from a ...

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by rutankrd
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blow to JL & NH: No overseas spectators at Olympics
Replies: 3
Views: 1524

Re: Blow to JL & NH: No overseas spectators at Olymlics

Les Jeux olympiques retardés de 2020 devraient être complètement annulés à mon humble avis

As for the tone of your question through in recent more normal times the games frequently result in reductions of international visitors for the host nation !

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by rutankrd
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Neos Applies For US Service
Replies: 23
Views: 5819

Re: Neos Applies For US Service

Na they are a Tui partner so it will be cruises into Florida (Whats that airport TUi have moved to nearer the coast ? )and Las Vegas imho.

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by rutankrd
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern ( UK ) to start SOU & BHX to GIB.
Replies: 16
Views: 2176

Re: Eastern ( UK ) to start SOU & BHX to GIB.

This service won’t last

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by rutankrd
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there now so many flights to Stuttgart?
Replies: 48
Views: 10850

Re: Why are there now so many flights to Stuttgart?

Funny. Since January I've had products from Portugal France and Belgium all arrive no problem. Seems companies run by remainers seem to have the biggest problems. Could it be because their arrogance and confidence that brexit would be reversed be behind their lack of preparation? I mean why bother ...

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by rutankrd
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there now so many flights to Stuttgart?
Replies: 48
Views: 10850

Re: Why are there now so many flights to Stuttgart?

The TUI flights to JNB have been carrying vaccines. I am assuming that many of the other flights to the destinations you list have the same consignment. Negative, there was one ad-hoc flight from Brussels to Johannesburg that was carrying vaccines, the daily flights from Stuttgart are carrying car ...

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by rutankrd
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there now so many flights to Stuttgart?
Replies: 48
Views: 10850

Re: Why are there now so many flights to Stuttgart?

Uk flights are Brexit related high value extremely short lead time items including automotive and pharmaceutical items. “THREE TO FIVE DAYS” at Calais and Dover simply unacceptable! Significant adhoc freight also gong to Liverpool and Birmingham for the same reasons. Do you have a source for this t...

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by rutankrd
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there now so many flights to Stuttgart?
Replies: 48
Views: 10850

Re: Why are there now so many flights to Stuttgart?

Uk flights are Brexit related high value extremely short lead time items including automotive and pharmaceutical items. “THREE TO FIVE DAYS” at Calais and Dover simply unacceptable!
Significant adhoc freight also gong to Liverpool and Birmingham for the same reasons.

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by rutankrd
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: CSA/Czech Airlines declared bankrupt - operations to continue
Replies: 118
Views: 28770

Re: CSA/Czech Airlines collapse imminent - all staff furloughed

Balkan, CSA, Interflug, TAROM and LOT were the big eastern bloc airlines. Let’s hope the latter two hang on. Well LOT seem to be in good shape. Not sure about TAROM but no news is good news I guess. You forgot about Malev, also long gone. Yes, Malev for sure was a major Eastern European airline. I ...

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by rutankrd
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: CSA/Czech Airlines declared bankrupt - operations to continue
Replies: 118
Views: 28770

Re: CSA/Czech Airlines collapse imminent - all staff furloughed

Weatherwatcher1 wrote:
I wonder if Smartwings will take over some of the Czech Airlines routes


The majority of routes are already flown by Smart even those with an OK code

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by rutankrd
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Israel Overflight Flights
Replies: 4
Views: 1861

Re: Israel Overflight Flights

Right now Lufthansa group seem to route some flights east over Israel , however avoid on the return. Emirates have operated a few to Larnaca westerly (several crew are refusing overflights through continuing to fly over Sinai) British Airways continue to avoid overflights in either direction (probab...

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by rutankrd
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reasons for DC-8 stopping production earlier than the 707?
Replies: 24
Views: 6283

Re: Reasons for DC-8 stopping production earlier than the 707?

Military orders kept the line available indeed similar to the way the 767 line is still offered today. Seems Boeing has a habit of padding out a few more end of line orders while completing military contracts.

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by rutankrd
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air seeks to figure out the future on its Boeing order
Replies: 112
Views: 26319

Re: Iran Air seeks to figure out the future on its Boeing order

Thinking about this for the last day or so... I think this is Iran sending a message to President Biden's administration that they would like to talk and see if they can make a deal... and Aircraft is a neutral subject to start talking about... Then if that goes well the talks can be expanded to ot...

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by rutankrd
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air seeks to figure out the future on its Boeing order
Replies: 112
Views: 26319

Re: Iran Air seeks to figure out the future on its Boeing order

Can the US really impose any fines on Airbus though if Airbus started delivering new planes anyway? I would think it would be very difficult for the US to actually be awarded any damages. I really don't think Airbus has anything to lose. Even if the US can't issue fines outright, they can impose ta...

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by rutankrd
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air seeks to figure out the future on its Boeing order
Replies: 112
Views: 26319

Re: Iran Air seeks to figure out the future on its Boeing order

Please put politics, religion and economics aside. None of the technology nowadays is unknown or can’t be accessed anyways. How long can old frames be patched up and kept going? I’d rather have some 21st century stuff in the skies and airlines/crews with proper training and support going forward, f...

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