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by airxliban
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 121
Views: 20224

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

Just because I haven't seen a post about CY yet, wanted to add my two cents...my last BAC 1-11 trip was on Cyprus Airways from Beirut to Larnaca in 1993. I think the couple 1-11s they had were nearly gone by 1993 and the interiors were...pretty terrible. We sat right at the back where the 2-3 config...

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by airxliban
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Indian airlines continue flying to Canada?
Replies: 41
Views: 4916

Re: No Indian airlines flying to Canada?

Because of Air India 181/182 in 1985, we learned (sadly) of the need for an intermediate stop (at least at the time) in flying between eastern Canada and India. And in that era, you flew to DEL or BOM, and then transferred. I was a little intrigued by this comment. I am well aware of the tragedy of...

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by airxliban
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last VS A340
Replies: 51
Views: 15902

Re: Last VS A340

The last Virgin Atlantic A340 scheduled service will arrive into LHR on 1st November 2019, 2 A340’s will be kept on as ‘Spares’ for a further few months, operating select routes on an adhoc basis. How’s your chance to get out and see these beautiful French ladies for one final time. I’ll be said to...

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by airxliban
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIAT Mongol applies for U.S. service
Replies: 22
Views: 4097

Re: MIAT Mongol applies for U.S. service

Shame they don't have their A310s any more. Would have been cool to see those exotic birds in the US! 767s will have to do.

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by airxliban
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircrafts that didn't fly for some time
Replies: 12
Views: 3679

Re: Aircrafts that didn't fly for some time

If the plane is not airworthy you have to contact the local FSDO to get a ferry permit, I think. Said permit would allow you to fly the aircraft with some less than airworthy condition to the nearest location where it could be fixed. I think that's the procedure...in the US anyway. How you would do ...

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by airxliban
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake
Replies: 47
Views: 12933

Re: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake

Sounds like EK 407 from MEL back in 2009. Except weight for that flight was underestimated by 100 tones whereas this one was 40 so fortunately danger was averted.

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by airxliban
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 84
Views: 7993

Re: Best airline call signs

Call me biased but I think Cedar Jet is pretty damn cool (call sign of Middle East Airlines - the Lebanese flag carrier, literally).

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by airxliban
Wed May 30, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.
Replies: 57
Views: 8376

Re: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.

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I do remember BA used to fly this route ages ago...with the 767-300. I want to say late 1980s or early 1990s. Good thread on it here: viewtopic.php?t=590417

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by airxliban
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying on an A340-500 today
Replies: 18
Views: 3116

Re: Flying on an A340-500 today

I think the a340-500 has got to be one of the prettiest aircraft. I know I'm I'm the minority but still... No you're not. I'm 100% with you. Unfortunately the French folks who created it might have retired and new hired think that the flying cucumber design called A350 is beautiful... I agree, I lo...

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by airxliban
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 100
Views: 6618

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

Have done this a few times.... Flew Dubai to Delhi through BOM (and spent a night there) just to ride the AI 747-337C (VT-EPW) on BOM-DEL on the upper deck....totally worth it, amazing experience Flew JFK to BKK via YVR (and spent a night there...) just to ride the KE 747-8i on YVR-ICN (again, upper...

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by airxliban
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do Condor 767-300ERs Have The Small Cargo Door
Replies: 12
Views: 1796

Re: Why Do Condor 767-300ERs Have The Small Cargo Door

The difference between the 70" door and the 134" door is what exactly...the 70" door allows you to load your choice of LD2 / LD8 containers but the 134" also allows you to carry PAG style 88x125 pallets?

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by airxliban
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)
Replies: 87
Views: 4196

Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

L-1011: BA LHR-ATH
DC10: UA ORD-LAX
MD11: SR ZRH-ORD

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by airxliban
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A310 Experience
Replies: 19
Views: 3034

Re: Airbus A310 Experience

Been on them many times, mostly SR, TK, ME, CY, RJ, MS. RJ was my most recent. Like most anything else, it comes down to the config. I doubt there are any A310s out there that have cutting edge, modern cabins like what you might find in the latest A330s. So you have to compare like to like. And back...

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by airxliban
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SV expands from RUH and JED
Replies: 18
Views: 3302

Re: SV expands from RUH and JED

Is RUH-LAX in addition to JED-LAX or does it just operate on the days that JED-LAX does not operate?

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by airxliban
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orbis Hospital DC-10
Replies: 16
Views: 5718

Re: New Orbis Hospital DC-10

Does anyone know what AOC Orbis is using for their flight operations? Assume it's all on FedEx's certificate...can anyone confirm? Do you need one to operate a commercial aircraft for a non-commercial purpose? If you do, I presume FedEx are kindly donating crew, systems, insurance, etc. Hmm...good ...

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by airxliban
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orbis Hospital DC-10
Replies: 16
Views: 5718

Re: New Orbis Hospital DC-10

Does anyone know what AOC Orbis is using for their flight operations? Assume it's all on FedEx's certificate...can anyone confirm?

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by airxliban
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Iraqi 747 at Tozeur
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: Iraqi 747 at Tozeur

Believe there are two Iraqi 747s at Tozeur, no? A 747-200 and an SP. I wonder what state they are both in. 23k hours is nothing for a 747-200, I hope it'll fly again one day.

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by airxliban
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA83 LAX-AKL diverting to PPT
Replies: 30
Views: 12095

Re: AA83 LAX-AKL diverting to PPT

Thanks all!

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by airxliban
Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA83 LAX-AKL diverting to PPT
Replies: 30
Views: 12095

AA83 LAX-AKL diverting to PPT

Looks like AA 83, LAX-AKL, is currently in the process of diverting to Papeete. Anyone have any idea what happened? N800AN is the tail.

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by airxliban
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians
Replies: 165
Views: 11388

Re: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians

Much to my chagrin, BEY changed from BIA (Beirut International Airport) to RHIA (Rafic Hariri International Airport) following the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. With all due respect to the slain ex-PM and other politicians who have been martyred, our one and only airport will ...

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by airxliban
Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Re-activating 1 Boeing 747-400 To Operate LHR
Replies: 110
Views: 46231

RE: MH Re-activating 1 Boeing 747-400 To Operate LHR

Interesting, where are they sourcing the crews to fly this 744? Did they still have pilots that were qualified on the fleet type? Maybe they are using MASkargo crews?

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by airxliban
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terminal Cancer
Replies: 95
Views: 8012

RE: Terminal Cancer

You're in my thoughts and prayers mate.

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by airxliban
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SriLankan Airlines Ends A340 Operations
Replies: 11
Views: 3950

RE: SriLankan Airlines Ends A340 Operations

Shame - beautiful birds, and barely 15 years old - but hard to argue it doesn't make economic sense. I flew 4R-ADG last April, <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>-CMB in First Class. Ex <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym>...

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by airxliban
Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Most Profitable Connecting Hub?
Replies: 5
Views: 2797

RE: What Is The Most Profitable Connecting Hub?

Depends on how you define profitability. It's not straightforward and you're not going to find it directly on any airline's financials reports. Basic formula in my mind is the total sum of revenue earned by flow passengers through each hub, prorated for multi-hub flights (e.g. for Delta, something l...

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by airxliban
Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goodbye Daddy
Replies: 20
Views: 2172

RE: Goodbye Daddy

So sorry for your loss rfields. There's nothing quite like losing a parent. Glad to hear that you had many great years together, including with your kids and grandkids, and that the end was not painful.

May he rest in peace.

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by airxliban
Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Set To Announce LAX-AKL Tomorrow
Replies: 176
Views: 28647

RE: AA Set To Announce LAX-AKL Tomorrow

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/a380787" class="quote" target="_blank">a380787</a> (<a href="#145" class="quote">Reply 145</a>):<br/><i> RDH3E mentioned this in another thread ...

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by airxliban
Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340-500 Last Chance?
Replies: 17
Views: 11027

RE: A340-500 Last Chance?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAX772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">LAX772LR</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>Quoting speedbird128 (Reply 12): Yet whe...

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by airxliban
Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Set To Announce LAX-AKL Tomorrow
Replies: 176
Views: 28647

RE: AA Set To Announce LAX-AKL Tomorrow

Does anyone have the PDEW data for LAX-AKL? Would be good to get a sense of how big it is.

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by airxliban
Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are KQ And ET Safe?
Replies: 18
Views: 6488

RE: Are KQ And ET Safe?

I flew them <acronym title="Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO / LIRF), Italy">FCO</acronym>-<acronym title="Addis Ababa - Bole International (ADD / HAAB), Ethiopia">ADD</acronym> (763), <acronym title="Addis Ababa - Bole International (ADD / HAAB), Ethiopia">ADD</acronym>-SEZ (738) and about...

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by airxliban
Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Set To Announce LAX-AKL Tomorrow
Replies: 176
Views: 28647

RE: AA Set To Announce LAX-AKL Tomorrow

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kiwiandrew" class="quote" target="_blank">kiwiandrew</a> (<a href="#59" class="quote">Reply 59</a>):<br/><i>Let's hope it's third time lucky for...

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by airxliban
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Domestic 333 Service Winter 2016
Replies: 35
Views: 11975

RE: DL Domestic 333 Service Winter 2016

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FSDan" class="quote" target="_blank">FSDan</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i> January: <acronym title="Atlanta - Harts...

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by airxliban
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx MD-11 Incident At Memphis
Replies: 34
Views: 24379

RE: FedEx MD-11 Incident At Memphis

Anyone know the tail number involved?

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by airxliban
Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Returning A 744 To Service?
Replies: 101
Views: 55710

RE: DL Returning A 744 To Service?

the instagram photo indicates that the date was June 17th.

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by airxliban
Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3 Words: What You Want Most In Aviation
Replies: 88
Views: 6122

RE: 3 Words: What You Want Most In Aviation

More 747s flying


*filler*

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by airxliban
Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta 235 MAN-JFK In J 757-200
Replies: 16
Views: 14456

RE: Delta 235 MAN-JFK In J 757-200

Fantastic report - did you feel claustrophobic at all for 7 hours in a narrowbody? I got to try out <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>'s 757 Business Elite seats recently on <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Atl...

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by airxliban
Tue May 19, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kim Jong-un Takes To The Skies
Replies: 83
Views: 21764

RE: Kim Jong-un Takes To The Skies

Three bladed prop says Cessna 182 to me. Are we sure it's a 172? I've flown a tonne of 172s and they have all been 2 bladed props.

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by airxliban
Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A330-300 P2F
Replies: 39
Views: 18473

RE: First A330 P2F

Any idea what the cubic capacity of the A330-300F is?

Seems like the -200F is about 15,000 cube. Assuming you'd pick up another few load positions on the -300F.

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by airxliban
Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Significantly Downsizing CVG
Replies: 137
Views: 26191

RE: DL Significantly Downsizing CVG

Any idea if the MEM flight will survive?

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by airxliban
Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: True Maintenance Delta For 4-engine Versus Twins?
Replies: 26
Views: 5370

RE: True Maintenance Delta For 4-engine Versus Twins?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ChaosTheory" class="quote" target="_blank">ChaosTheory</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>Quoting Airxliban (Reply 6): Does an...

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by airxliban
Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: True Maintenance Delta For 4-engine Versus Twins?
Replies: 26
Views: 5370

RE: True Maintenance Delta For 4-engine Versus Twins?

Does anyone have a sense as to how much shop visits for 4 CFM56-5Cs cost vs 2 GE-90s?

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by airxliban
Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Did Airbus Eliminate The Yoke?
Replies: 76
Views: 18776

RE: Why Did Airbus Eliminate The Yoke?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/hivue" class="quote" target="_blank">hivue</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>Quoting Airxliban (Reply 3): Another question ...

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by airxliban
Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Did Airbus Eliminate The Yoke?
Replies: 76
Views: 18776

RE: Why Did Airbus Eliminate The Yoke?

Another question would be why Airbus didn't feel the need to cross link the side sticks, thereby providing a visual cue to monitoring pilot as to what control input the flying pilot is applying

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by airxliban
Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We Lost One Of Our Own Too Soon - RIP JKW777
Replies: 24
Views: 5942

RE: We Lost One Of Our Own Too Soon - RIP JKW777

Absolutely tragic. Justin was one of a kind. He'll be missed big time.

Rest in peace mate

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by airxliban
Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Increases Capacity To JFK & LAX
Replies: 23
Views: 9100

RE: Aeroflot Increases Capacity To JFK & LAX

Do we know where SU is pulling these extra 77Ws from, if anywhere? Are they downgrading something else?

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by airxliban
Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would The 753 Make A Good Freighter?
Replies: 1
Views: 1419

RE: Would The 753 Make A Good Freighter?

757 has some pluses and minuses. On the minus side, lower deck is bulk loaded (as far as I know cannot take containers) and the upper deck cannot accommodate full size 96x125 containers (e.g. AMJs / PMCs). Not ideal. On the plus side, a 753 would probably be fairly close to an A310 in cubic capacity...

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by airxliban
Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complete List Of DL Non-Hub Routes
Replies: 23
Views: 8528

RE: Complete List Of DL Non-Hub Routes

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/panamair" class="quote" target="_blank">panamair</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>It's a mix; they usually downgauge to a ...

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by airxliban
Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complete List Of DL Non-Hub Routes
Replies: 23
Views: 8528

RE: Complete List Of DL Non-Hub Routes

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/yellowtail" class="quote" target="_blank">yellowtail</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>Doesn't <acronym title="Delta Air Li...

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by airxliban
Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scheduling Of Flight Crews / Africa Vs US/EU
Replies: 6
Views: 2636

RE: Scheduling Of Flight Crews / Africa Vs US/EU

The flight was operated by Swiftair on behalf of Air Algerie, and I believe the Swiftair wet lease only started at the beginning of July. So, at the time the plane crashed, the route had been operated by Swiftair for about a month. That is my best guess as to what the articles are referring to.

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by airxliban
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Plans DFW
Replies: 75
Views: 17681

RE: Aer Lingus Plans DFW

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Miami" class="quote" target="_blank">Miami</a> (<a href="#27" class="quote">Reply 27</a>):<br/><i>Aer Lingus long-haul fleet: Airbus A330-200 = ...

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by airxliban
Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: At What Pt. Does A Route Need 2 A/C To Go Daily
Replies: 13
Views: 4697

RE: At What Pt. Does A Route Need 2 A/C To Go Daily

One other thing to consider is your sparing ratio. In the simple example of an airline with one route with 10:00 block time for each leg, you could theoretically operate this with one plane but you would need spares to account for aircraft out of service, base checks and other non flying time which ...

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