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by kanye
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149156

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Even smaller than Sweden?? Finnair also seem to be still blocking the middle seat on some flights. I just flew ARN-HEL and it was about 80% full with no blocking and then on HEL-LHR all the middle seats were empty. At least the Blueberry juice is back! And compared to Norway and Sweden, it's domest...

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by kanye
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BRA Braathens Regional Airlines under administration
Replies: 7
Views: 1957

Re: BRA Braathens Regional Airlines under administration

I’ve read somewhere they will use two planes for charter flights. Doesn’t exactly sound as a moneymaker but I wish them luck.

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by kanye
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149156

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

I found the passenger numbers for a couple of Nordic airlines in September. As expected, none are doing great. SAS: 614.000 Norwegian: 319.000 Finnair: 115.500 Icelandair: 24.626 Seems like SAS is doing way better than the others in this situation. My guess is it’s thanks to lots of domestic traffi...

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by kanye
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4968

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

Hi all, I've always wondered what is the main reason SK chose CPH over ARN, being Stockholm bigger and wealthier... Location, airport facilities,demand? From the beginning it was an agreement having the HQ in Stockholm and the main hub in Copenhagen. Actually a great deal for Sweden because Copenha...

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by kanye
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4968

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

How important is the airline to Scandinavia? I recently read that they rarely offer regional/local flights, so I wonder if it's best to sell the airline to let the airline collapse, replacing it with the regional airlines such as Widroe? It's not as if Scandinavians can't speak English. Between som...

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by kanye
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149156

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

In 2018, Nextjet collapsed Earlier this month, BRA laid off almost all its staff and asked for permission to restructure Norwegian looks to be laying off all staff at its Swedish crewing company - looks like they will be flying just routes where either one or both airports are in Norway For a count...

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by kanye
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149156

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

In 2018, Nextjet collapsed Earlier this month, BRA laid off almost all its staff and asked for permission to restructure Norwegian looks to be laying off all staff at its Swedish crewing company - looks like they will be flying just routes where either one or both airports are in Norway For a count...

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by kanye
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338646

Re: SAS (almost and temporarily) closing shop

Smart way to hand over all the costs of staff to the government. SAS will save extremely much money and survive several more months in current environment.
OK for employees who will get some vacation while still having an income, even tough it will be significantly lower for Captains.

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by kanye
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 150184

Re: DY about to go bust?

Problem for Norwegian is they were already about to go bankrupt before Corona. They wouldn’t fly today if it wouldn’t be for three cash injections last two years. The only question now is if anyone is ready to invest more money right now, because otherwise they will go bust.

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by kanye
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover
Replies: 136
Views: 20494

Re: Updated: PGL (LOT) Selected as Strategic Investor for Condor

Will be interesting to see the future. Lufthansa stoping feeder flights and now the Corona virus, i'm afraid this will be an expensive journey for the Polish tax payers.

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by kanye
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 185
Views: 48905

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

Whats the difference in range?
According to Finnish media I read Gripen E has a better combat range than F35, reason was almost three times higher fuel burn for F35.

However I guess it depends on load and what type of mission.

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by kanye
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149156

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

SAS opens new route to Warsaw from Stockholm. The new route will operate twice daily on weekdays, with a peak timetable suitable for business travelers, as well as once on Sundays. So SAS, Norwegian, Lot, Wizzair and Ryanair competing. https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-opens-new-route-to-warsaw-from-s...

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by kanye
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 185
Views: 48905

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

Of course, the mention of the Valkyrie was only to demonstrate that the future for weapons integrations may not be with the primary platform but with loyal wingman. I do think that Finland will hold off too many integrations to begin with as it significantly eases introducing the aircraft into serv...

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by kanye
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover
Replies: 136
Views: 20494

Re: Updated: PGL (LOT) Selected as Strategic Investor for Condor

What are Condor's costs like compared to LO? If contracts are less favorable maybe we could see the brand slowly replace LO's in Budapest? This is pure speculation, but my guess is, LO has lower personnel costs, while Condor, with an older fleet (does it own or lease its aircraft?) likely has a low...

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by kanye
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover
Replies: 136
Views: 20494

Re: Updated: PGL (LOT) Selected as Strategic Investor for Condor

Just be aware this is basically taxpayer's money that is used to make this purchase, not any profit money LOT has ever made. I'm afraid it's another action whose main (or at least important) goal is domestic propaganda (look, we're buying a German airline, Poland is rising from it knees and prosper...

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by kanye
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CR929 to become single pilot aircraft?
Replies: 48
Views: 6153

Re: CR929 to become singe pilot aircraft

Any Aircraft can be operated by one pilot, it will just crash a bit more often.

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by kanye
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149156

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

What's causing the decline in Swedish economy? I read that here many times so I am curious especially since other Nordic economies seem to be doing quite ok. It’s not declining, just the growth going down. Maybe because it’s GDP grew more than for the neighbours last 10 years or so. Sweden’s econom...

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by kanye
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 913
Views: 149156

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

China Eastern is suspensing their ARN route from 15. January til 15. June So the bad news for ARN just keeps coming https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/288637/china-eastern-converts-stockholm-to-seasonal-service-in-1h20/ Im actually not surpriced even QR and TG has been thinking about...

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by kanye
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stavanger (SVG) airport closed due to fire in parking garage
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Re: Stavanger (SVG) airport closed due to fire in parking garage

https://www.nrk.no/rogaland/biler-i-ful ... 1.14850087


A bit of pictures, I can’t see all of them as being outside of Norway tough.
The garage seems to be partly collapsed.
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https://www.nrk.no/rogaland/biler-i-ful ... 1.14850087


A bit of pictures, I can’t see all of them as being outside of Norway tough.
The garage seems to be partly collapsed.

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by kanye
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition
Replies: 109
Views: 17831

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

You can see the Gripen is grossly underpowered, especially when you consider the air policing and DCA mission set that seems the priority for the Swiss and this matches with the 2008/2015 assessments conducted. Yes there is more to a fighter selection than capability but the Gripen isn’t an order o...

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by kanye
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition
Replies: 109
Views: 17831

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

You can see the Gripen is grossly underpowered, especially when you consider the air policing and DCA mission set that seems the priority for the Swiss and this matches with the 2008/2015 assessments conducted. Yes there is more to a fighter selection than capability but the Gripen isn’t an order o...

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by kanye
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft
Replies: 127
Views: 16570

Re: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft

In Scandinavia we see a drop in number of passengers, attributed to that an increasing part of the population feel ashamed of flying, due to the climate impact. If SAS were to buy secondhand A319 it would be a front page news, trashing SAS for not working towards a more sustainable industry. It wou...

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by kanye
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No ID check on (German) domestic flights
Replies: 77
Views: 6307

Re: No ID check on (German) domestic flights

They have your name on the booking in case of a crash. No need to check ID.
When it comes to discounted youth ticket I know at least the gate agent in SAS tells people to come and validate their age. Those tickets are up to 26 years old so would be easy to cheat otherwise.

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by kanye
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft
Replies: 127
Views: 16570

Re: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft

I love how many people here agree on that SAS finances are too weak to buy A220:s and they probably go for A319CEOs. In the same time SAS can take delivery of several A320NEOS per month right now and as far as i know they are the airline in Europe with most Neos in it's fleet. This month they also t...

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by kanye
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269930

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Is NYO really cut due to MAX planes or could it be due to softer demand? Most likely union busting. The pilots in Skavsta did get a better deal a couple of years ago but Ryanair still has problems to negotiate and accept a collective agreement with the Swedish pilot union. For the Cabin Crew it’s e...

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by kanye
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird cabin layout SAS A321LR
Replies: 42
Views: 13717

Re: Weird cabin layout SAS A321LR

So, nothing revolutionary about their biz class, then. But their SAS Plus will be 2+2 seating - that must be a first on a narrowbody. The article mentions that this is much better than the 2+3+2 on the A333/A343 and 2+4+2 on the A359. Total seat count on SAS A321LR is 159 seats but two biz class se...

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by kanye
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269930

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Numbers at ARN, especially for domestic pax, are not good but I would not call them disastrous. The evonomy has good and bad times, and business has to be able to adapt. Deploying aircraft to non-Swedish hubs, leasing out aircraft, freeze staff hiring, non-renewal of staff on temporary contracts wi...

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by kanye
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt
Replies: 62
Views: 13635

Re: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt

People were saying Norwegian wouldn't survive the summer. In 2018. Which is actually true but since then Norwegian has issued new shares and been recapitalised three times in last two years. Without this money Norwegian wouldn’t fly today. Question is how long investors are ready to give them more ...

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by kanye
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUZZ to take on WIZZ in BUD
Replies: 26
Views: 6384

Re: BUZZ to take on WIZZ in BUD

For passengers no change at all. It’s just the crews who are going to earn way less than their colleagues in Western Europe.

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by kanye
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Night at JFK
Replies: 48
Views: 14063

Re: Bad Night at JFK

Not using TSAT in USA?
In Europe all planes would wait at the gate and at a certain time start up and pushback in order to keep taxi time to a minimum.

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by kanye
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269930

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

ARN September Domestic 450 046 (-3%) International 1 881 233 (-2%) Total 2 331 279 (-2%) ARN keeps falling. However, if SAS claims their domestic Swedish traffic is up, others must be losing? Probably Norwegian. They stopped flying to Skellefteå and reduced Kiruna. I also think Norwegian increased ...

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by kanye
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269930

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

SAS september traffic numbers, inc charter: Passengers: 2.928 -3,0% ASK: +1,5% RPK: +1.0% Load factor: 78,7% -0,5pp Yield: 1,05 SEK +6,5% (+5,4% FX adjusted) PASK: 0,81 SEK +5,5% (+4,4% FX adjusted) https://www.sasgroup.net/en/during-september-2-9-million-passengers-traveled-with-sas/ IC is highlig...

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by kanye
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269930

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

So what's the reason for this drop? Why are there so many fewer passengers? Are people switching to trains or was market artificially stimulated through too much competition? Whenever you see such a sharp drop in domestic airline travel it has to do with the economy of said nation. Sweden is more o...

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by kanye
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SK negligible in Asia, whereas AY has a number of Asian routes?
Replies: 37
Views: 7888

Re: Why is SK negligible in Asia, whereas AY has a number of Asian routes?

I think SAS dropped BKK around 2013 and then DY started it in 2014. SAS dropping BKK always surprised me too. Thailand is HUGE vacation destination for Scandinavians. I realize that may mean it's too low-yield for a legacy airline but that hasn't stopped at least 6 other European legacy carriers. S...

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by kanye
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 144064

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Just like I thought, the real plane looks even better. Really nice pictures from SAS Facebook page.

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by kanye
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 221613

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

A bit of good news. Thomas Cook Scandinavia will operate again tomorrow. According to Ving Sverige Facebook page.

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by kanye
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269930

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

On the other hand SJ is doing well, during Q1 2019 they saw an 8% increase in passenger numbers. Good call! Have the total amount of travelers still gone down? I don't know. But SJ seems to think the future is bright, they recently announced a 12 billion kr investment in new trains and refurbishmen...

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by kanye
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 144064

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

I don’t understand how people can call it a copy of Lufthansa. Logo is gigantic and silver compared to Lufthansa with a small blue logo. Colour of the body is different, engines different. Only similarity is the tail, but it almost looks the same as SAS old livery except it continues down on the aft...

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by kanye
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS growth in the future
Replies: 67
Views: 9843

Re: SAS growth in the future

Since SK decided to "abandon" ARN and focusing on CPH (which is ironic since their HQ is in Stockholm), do you think that there is a room for a new fully Swedish airlines that serves both short and long haul destinations? I mean, Stockholm is one of Europe's major financial and tourist ce...

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by kanye
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 74
Views: 14091

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

marcogr12 wrote:
It's a shame..Isnt there a market for them.like there was for the 735? I mean there are still 733s flying that are 30yrs old..These 736 must be younger and with a lot of life left to be utilised



Most probably it’s worth more as spare parts for 737-800s instead.

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by kanye
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH
Replies: 65
Views: 10331

Re: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH

1h and 45min looks a bit tight for turning around the airplane. Any slight delay on arrival will automatically mean a late departure. The current schedule has a 2hrs turn around which leaves a bit more of wiggle room. . However, I do believe there is some slack in the scheduled flight time ;) It’s ...

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by kanye
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH
Replies: 65
Views: 10331

Re: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH

It’s interesting how ARN is failing despite being located in the biggest city in the Nordics both population wise and economical. Stockholm has more headquarters of global companies than Helsinki and Copenhagen combined.

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by kanye
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hungarian government tries to buy back BUD due to mismanagement
Replies: 17
Views: 3275

Re: Hungarian government tries to buy back BUD due to mismanagement

I definitely think the government needs to do something. I was there in May and it’s the absolutely worst airport experience I ever had. Would have been much better to just demolish and let people stand outside on the grass.

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by kanye
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS and Boston.
Replies: 5
Views: 1798

Re: SAS and Boston.

So, what do the passenger numbers look like since you know it’s too big?

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by kanye
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269930

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

SAS has announced three seasonal routes to the new Sälen/Trysil Airport. All routes run during the ski season from end of December to end of March CPH: 2x weekly AAL: 1x weekly LHR: 1x weekly https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-introduces-direct-services-to-the-new-airport-in-salen-trysil/ Thursdays an...

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by kanye
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 46374

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

First international partner for the Tempest program will be Sweden according to the below news article. A good option for Sweden to get onto a program that will provide them with a true 5th gen aircraft. I don’t see too much of a future for the Gripen E with this announcement. I also agree with the...

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by kanye
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269930

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Some years ago I flew on the A320 of SAS and wasn't impressed either. The interior of their NEO is probably nicer, but so far I haven't been able to try it out. The SAS A320neo interior is pretty much the same. It has USB chargers in the seat and isn't quite as worn as the ex-IndiGo A320ceo's, but ...

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by kanye
Mon May 20, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269930

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Arlanda is great for Point to point traffic. Especially terminal 4 is really fast and easy to get in and out from. However it’s not good for connections between domestic and international flights since you need to get out and then pass the security again. An airside bridge between terminal 4 and 5 w...

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by kanye
Wed May 08, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269930

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

https://www.expressen.se/allt-om-resor/ ... -i-sommar/




Wow, with the A330 surprised me a bit.
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Someone83 wrote:
Air Europa will be flying 3x weekly MAD-ARN June 15 to September using an A330

https://www.expressen.se/allt-om-resor/ ... -i-sommar/




Wow, with the A330 surprised me a bit.

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by kanye
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of Trump tariffs on Airbus
Replies: 27
Views: 4439

Re: Effects of Trump tariffs on Airbus

Good chance for Boeing. For every model Boeing is more and more behind and the 737 max reached the limit, not being able to compete with the totally superior A320. Tariffs is their only hope.

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