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by migair54
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris
Replies: 33
Views: 9164

Re: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris

I expect them to launch JFK or SFO nonstop with their 789. I think that's why they are not focusing on Euro connections. On another note, I hope they launch DEL-JNB as well. 3 very good routes to burn millions a day. also, with 6 B787 on order and 3 planned routes to Europe announced I can't see an...

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by migair54
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 29301

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

Does the internal fire suppression system only work in flight? On my jet the fire suppression must be manually selected by the pilots. We have two bottles, one quick and one slow to contain the cargo fire until we can hopefully get on the ground. I’d imagine most airliners have a pilot selected sys...

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by migair54
Thu May 14, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo operators in India - why so few?
Replies: 13
Views: 1366

Re: Cargo operators in India - why so few?

Trains So the only way one can move freight from Mumbai to Assam (distance of 1500+ kms) is by train that would take a week? Mubai to Assam is almost 3000kms, by truck in 2 or 3 days, if you really want to send by plane the price is going to be quite high. Trains and trucks move most of the cargo i...

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by migair54
Wed May 13, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Plans GLA for 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 4477

Re: Virgin Atlantic Plans GLA for 2021

Virgin just cancelled MAN-DEL 3 weekly A332 for the winter and S21 Summer. So that plane could be used to do 2 or 3 weekly GLA-MCO, maybe a better market than DEL.

VS318 MAN1640 – 0605+1DEL 332 146
VS319 DEL0810 – 1210MAN 332 257

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by migair54
Fri May 01, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air: IKA-LSP
Replies: 38
Views: 6465

Re: Mahan Air: IKA-LSP

I don't think you can traverse the Mediterranean without crossing into some countries airspace. If the EU and some African countries pick up on this they're basically screwed. You can. Note that sovereign airspace is only 12nm from the coastline. The Exclusive Economic Zone (which is 200nm from coa...

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by migair54
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air: IKA-LSP
Replies: 38
Views: 6465

Re: Mahan Air: IKA-LSP

16 charter flights are planned for the same route, in the future days and weeks. only 2 of them already happend so far.

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by migair54
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two non sked TK 777Ws into LHR this a.m.
Replies: 11
Views: 6102

Re: Two non sked TK 777Ws into LHR this a.m.

TK6903 (TC-JJN) and TK6905 (TC-JJT), both 777-300ERs, are in the Lambourne hold, to land in the next few minutes at Heathrow, eta 0630 local. Departure times out of Istanbul (old airport IST not ISL) an unsociable 0545 local. Anyone know what’s up with that? With demand for air travel cratering, it...

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by migair54
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dust Storms affecting LPA, FUE and ACE airports
Replies: 17
Views: 1919

Re: Dust Storms affecting LPA, FUE and ACE airports

Aeroflot 2548 flew from Moscow all the way to the canary island, destination was TFS, and now they are going back north, It looks like to Malaga, but I am not sure, and few other planes were on the way and they turn around after a couple of hours in the air.

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by migair54
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30283

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

the plane is still in a holding patern southeast of MAD, all ready for them to land in Barajas but apparently they need at least1 more hour, schedule landing is 19.30-20.00 Madrid time or 18.30-19.00Z. The problem is not the engine, the problem is landing overweight, MAD has very long runways, the p...

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by migair54
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara Considers Adding More Boeing Jets in India to Fight Emirates
Replies: 32
Views: 6402

Re: Vistara Considers Adding More Boeing Jets in India to Fight Emirates

the only issue I see here is that the bilateral agreement between India and the Dubai is totally full on both sides, so Vistara can't add any seat at all to Dubai, so they can get any plane they want but they can't use them on routes to the UAE, Eithad and Air Arabia are creating a new low cost in A...

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by migair54
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30626

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

they get 4 A350 but want to seel 9 A340?? that's a big reduction of fleet I don't think anyone will buy any of that planes, maybe just for scrapping and spares for other airlines, very few A340 left flying and most airlines are already on the replacement process of all of them, so unless they sell a...

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by migair54
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates increases Taipei to 10 weekly
Replies: 11
Views: 2785

Re: Emirates increases Taipei to 10 weekly

I think cargo will be a big factor behind this new freq increase.

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by migair54
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair UK Boeing 737-800 11 minute PUF-LDE flight
Replies: 43
Views: 7932

Re: Ryanair UK Boeing 737-800 11 minute PUF-LDE flight

Many EK flights divert to DWC or even SHJ in some situations, 24NM and 9NM, no schedule flights but pretty short for an A380 or a B777, also many ferry flights between both for maintenance and temporary storage.

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by migair54
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Please help me to understand aircraft routes
Replies: 45
Views: 10281

Re: Please help me to understand aircraft routes

Air Europa flies to London but not Manchester, so that's a solution. take a Air Europa out of London to Madrid then connect to your final destination via MAD.

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by migair54
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK ops at Hanoi
Replies: 6
Views: 2038

Re: EK ops at Hanoi

The 7-10am departure bank to Europe is much, much larger than the 2-3am departure bank to Europe. Having the inbound land around 5am allows for more optimal connections to more destinations. It is, actually the 2-3 am bank has more flights to the East and Australia with pax connecting from Europe. ...

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by migair54
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'
Replies: 107
Views: 18728

Re: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'

Think the Thai Govt is happy for all the tourism $s that come from allowing other airlines to fly in. Thai loses enough money as it is, that it can't afford to expand. AOT and THAI are enemy. AOT would welcome any airlines that coming in with all the money and extra personal-perks they could get. I...

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by migair54
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL685 AMS-MEX diverted because volcano and horses?
Replies: 53
Views: 9155

Re: KL685 AMS-MEX diverted because volcano and horses?

I didn't know horses flew commercial. I thought they flew on charter cargo planes. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk They don't do, I guess it was one of the B747 combi, horses need to have a special crew with them to take care of them, in a normal cargo hold that can't be done because access to...

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by migair54
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates introduces fourth daily to Dhaka
Replies: 18
Views: 4409

Re: Emirates introduces fourth daily to Dhaka

Maybe they were not making money, the flight must have been over five hours, no? They also discontinued BKK which was very long as well. Im sure they made money. But FZ and EK have been working together, and are adjusting routes so that their networks can compliment instead of compete with each oth...

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by migair54
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ever schedule flight to Iceland from China
Replies: 3
Views: 1659

Re: First ever schedule flight to Iceland from China

Chinese airline Juneyao Air is to launch a new twice-weekly year-round route between Reykjavik (KEF) and Shanghai. The flight will operate via HEL. The first flight will be on the 31st of March. This is the first ever schedule flight from China to Iceland. In the Summer there was in the news here i...

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by migair54
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spice Jet to launch a new airline in the UAE
Replies: 29
Views: 6291

Re: Spice Jet to launch a new airline in the UAE

Spice Jet will transfer 5 B737MAX to the new airline. So they are not planning to start flying any time soon. I don´t think they MAX will be flying again mid December. I though that the bilateral agreement between India and the UAE was 100% full nobody could add any new seat in the market, how can ...

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by migair54
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'
Replies: 107
Views: 18728

Re: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'

YVR, YYC, TLV, BER, MEX, BOG, HNL. Struggling to see many more places they don't already serve that they would want to. I don´t think you´ll ever see HNL in EK network for pax operation, I think EK skycargo fly to HNL 1 or 2 times a week.. I think Montreal could get a daily EK flight also, China is...

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by migair54
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates introduces fourth daily to Dhaka
Replies: 18
Views: 4409

Re: Emirates introduces fourth daily to Dhaka

I think DAC is 2 class B77W so it will be interesting to see the A380 in 2 class config offloading +600pax in 1 flight at DAC airport, DAC is not exactly the most efficient airport in the world so I am not sure if they could handle that. The waiting lounge for the flight is no even half of the size ...

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by migair54
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA may launch GRU-DOH
Replies: 25
Views: 4025

Re: LA may launch GRU-DOH

Indian Airlines overfly the UAE on the way to Doha. I think if the flight is doing very good it could make sense to add a second daily flight to offer transfer traffic another bank of departures out of Doha, that'd maximize the connectivity in Doha and if the timings are good in GRU they could also ...

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by migair54
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R
Replies: 45
Views: 11002

Re: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R

Right, but wouldn't 777s and A330s be forced to use autobrake 3/4 or medium braking (Airbus)? Less than 7,000 for a widebody isn't alot of room... Less than 7000 feet is more than enough. Wide bodies can stop usually less than 5000 feet.[/quote Airline SOPs don't recommend using medium braking for ...

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by migair54
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this flight in trouble?
Replies: 15
Views: 4800

Re: Is this flight in trouble?

it could be a training flight doing some IFR training with touch and goes for new type rated pilots or it could be a test flight after some maintenance.

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by migair54
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 342
Views: 56316

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

This also makes me think a bit about some questions, like: - Will their domestic plans for Brazil still go on? - Would Air Europa Express be included in the sale? (Technically is a complete different company but works in almost complete integration with UX). - Do you think Iberia would take over th...

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by migair54
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delhi air so polluted planes diverting
Replies: 32
Views: 7915

Re: Delhi air so polluted planes diverting

So what exactly is causing all this heavy pollution in Delhi? I suppose it must be from some factories but which kind? Around this time a lot of it is due to "stubble burning" in neighboring states as farmers use quick means to cycle between the summer harvests and the winter crops. As th...

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by migair54
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working to Secure 100-Jet Air Arabia Deal for Dubai Show
Replies: 35
Views: 7114

Re: Air Arabia to purchase 100 A320neo-series

Air Arabia group has 55 A320S planes and few more in order, so we could say that with this order they plan to grow by 40 planes at least, not bad, maybe we will see some more planes base in Egypt, In the past Air Arabia set up 2 airlines that fail, one in Jordan and one in Nepal, I don't think they...

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by migair54
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working to Secure 100-Jet Air Arabia Deal for Dubai Show
Replies: 35
Views: 7114

Re: Air Arabia to purchase 100 A320neo-series

Air Arabia group has 55 A320S planes and few more in order, so we could say that with this order they plan to grow by 40 planes at least, not bad, maybe we will see some more planes base in Egypt, In the past Air Arabia set up 2 airlines that fail, one in Jordan and one in Nepal, I don't think they ...

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by migair54
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 26314

Re: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft

India's IndiGo Airlines eyes Tbilisi as next European route https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/82873-indias-indigo-airlines-eyes-tbilisi-as-next-european-route Indigo originally planned to operate to London Gatwick via Tbilisi. Are they gonna operate the route without flying onward to London? ...

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by migair54
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former JASDF 747-400 sightings
Replies: 15
Views: 3720

Re: Former JASDF 747-400 sightings

very good planes for cargo conversion, low hours, low cycles and in very good shape. I am not sure if anyone will buy one of them for VIP, nowadays the maintenance will be very big compare to a newly deliver plane. I think sooner than later it will join the sister in a cargo modification. l Anyone k...

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by migair54
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo: China key focus in its international expansion spree
Replies: 18
Views: 3750

Re: IndiGo: China key focus in its international expansion spree

What's the current bilateral agreement between India and China?? Visa requirements can be a problem also, but the potential market is huge and I think slowly they will build up and they will succeed slowly. Pakistan reliably closing its airspace plus the high growth rates of E/SE Asian economies wil...

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by migair54
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 26314

Re: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft

Congrats Indigo/Airbus, pretty sure deliveries may go till the late 2020s. I hope Indian airports keep up with the infrastructure to sustain them, that probably is the only thing holding their 25% annual growth plans (let's hope the current economic slowdown should end in a year or two) That's goin...

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by migair54
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JNB NRT flights soon?
Replies: 21
Views: 5781

Re: JNB NRT flights soon?

Well, according to ANA's Group Corporate Strategy for FY2018-2022, they identified Africa as a 'white spot', or areas to serve in the future They could start serving ADD and CAI and getting pax with MS and ET before starting direct flights, Africa is very big and diverse, but I highly doubt any dir...

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by migair54
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?
Replies: 47
Views: 9383

Re: Soviet Airliners

Antonov and Tupolev are still around, Sukhoi is also around.
Some airlines have the latest models of them, Tu204, An158 and SSJ100.

They also do quite a lot of work for military planes, military contracts, support and UAV.

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by migair54
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JNB NRT flights soon?
Replies: 21
Views: 5781

Re: JNB NRT flights soon?

The other problem is the elevation of JNB, around 5500' will make a direct flight to Tokyo very complicated, 15 hours flight will have payload restrictions to leave JNB with full payload, I am not sure if the B787 and A350 can make it with a good payload, specially in summer. ANA is currently flyin...

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by migair54
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JNB NRT flights soon?
Replies: 21
Views: 5781

Re: JNB NRT flights soon?

SAA with its current financial struggles and the fact the HKG is reduced. No, at least not until they are in profit again. ANA possibly. 3 weekly low density configuration as GRJGeorge said with connections possibly to Brazil and the rest of Africa on SAA (Star alliance). JAL possibly. 2 weekly on ...

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by migair54
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JNB NRT flights soon?
Replies: 21
Views: 5781

Re: JNB NRT flights soon?

I don't think SA is right now in a position to offer that kind of service, it's better to rely on codeshare than try to start this kind of flights. Right now you can get many 1 stop options via ME, South East Asia or China. Another problem of this flight will be the limited traffic beyond both ends,...

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by migair54
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 257
Views: 48199

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

I would like to see the weights of this plane, the payload is less than the 77F but the volume is higher, i would like to know the Dry operating weight, MZFW, max landing weight. The B77F has a 9T higher Max Landing weight over the 77W, so it will be interesting to see if they certified the plane fo...

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by migair54
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to grow Fleet 30% - STC
Replies: 31
Views: 6559

Re: Emirates to grow Fleet 30% - STC

Yes - with new connection banks - capacity can grow. Word is the Royal Hanger will move to DWC, freeing up the south east section for a terminal and gates Actually part of that platform is already in use with I think 2 parking gates. That area where the royal wing is, it's quite large, lot of parki...

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by migair54
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 34343

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

I am very surprise about this, you can see some work going on, not at a crazy pace but even in google maps you can see ground movements and some kind of structure. I think not only Dubai, but the whole UAE will need DWC to be built, maybe not in the huge scale planned but in different stages, DXB is...

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by migair54
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 198
Views: 72584

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

https://www.airfleets.net/listing/a320-1.htm

Corendon Air, MSN 53, delivered to Braniff 7th Sept 1989 and MSN 54 , delivered to 2nd Sept 1989, Are the next ones in the "seniority" list.
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In this link you can see the complete list of all the A320 ever produced.

https://www.airfleets.net/listing/a320-1.htm

Corendon Air, MSN 53, delivered to Braniff 7th Sept 1989 and MSN 54 , delivered to 2nd Sept 1989, Are the next ones in the "seniority" list.

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by migair54
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 3rd new airport for Shanghai to be located in Nantong
Replies: 11
Views: 3177

Re: Rumour: 3rd new airport for Shanghai to be located in Nantong

I don't think any airline will be willing to move there from any of the current airports, it looks pretty far from most of the city, maybe we will see new airlines or low cost options moving there if it's cheap enough, something like STN for London or HHN for Frankfurt city. 50 M pax a year seems to...

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by migair54
Fri May 03, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370174

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

How is that possible?? I was under the impression that the plane will be lighter due to the new technologies and materials. It would have been lighter if the wing was kept the same size and the fuselage was the same length. The 777X wing is significantly bigger which offsets any weight saving from ...

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by migair54
Fri May 03, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370174

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

The 200LR is the real cage fighter!! Maybe the 777-200LR/F is like a sumo wrestler. The 777-9 is at serious ballerina, she gained 30k lb empty weight over the 77W. 77W OEW: 370,000 lb / 167,829 kg 777X OEW 400,000 lb / 181,400 kg Apparently the lower wing loading of the 777X provides better control...

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by migair54
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no India - Vietnam flights?
Replies: 18
Views: 2296

Re: Why no India - Vietnam flights?

I think we will see some service in the coming years, Indian travellers are exploring new markets and low cost airlines like Indigo, Vistara and Spicejet are doing some new stuff, for example Indigo is opening Istambul.

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by migair54
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.
Replies: 61
Views: 14589

Re: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.

I've fly that stretch many many times. And it's busy! Lots of planes on tracks seperated by the normal 1000 ft RVSM seperation going both ways. Depending on the size of the other aircraft and the upper winds the wake of another passing aircraft could have descended onto their level. That will throw...

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by migair54
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP announces 118 million € losses
Replies: 42
Views: 7068

Re: TAP announces 118 million € losses

Interesting that last year they had profit and this they are having losses. Brazil is the biggest market for TAP and the economy is not doing very well there. What's the reason behind?? This year 2019 TP has a few new destinations schedule to start, but I am not sure if this will help for 2019 resul...

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by migair54
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates (EK) lack of expansion in recent years
Replies: 83
Views: 13200

Re: Emirates (EK) lack of expansion in recent years

I don't agree with the statement, EK is expanding however maybe not as fast as before for some reasons like the lack of space at DXB. Trying to remember now I can think of: -EDI -SCL -STN -AMS -DPS-AKL -FLL -ZAG -EWR -ATH-EWR and more freqs to GLA, ACC, CKY-DSS, ARN, YYZ, LAD, LIS, CMN, PRG, JNB... ...

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by migair54
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAD breaks its pax record
Replies: 14
Views: 2953

Re: MAD breaks its pax record

It seems that in 2018, the HSL was used by 10 million passengers in the Madrid-Barcelona route alone. If the HSL did not exist, these people would have flown and would be counted in MAD's figures. And some other train routes, not only BCN. Main gaps: IAH, BOM, BKK, SIN, CAN Less important but also ...

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