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by A330
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 31013

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

Interior mod prices for the A380 are being exagerated. It should be the same pro rata as any other airliner, airlines have just been using this as an excuse. The fact is that BA is doing fine for now, but they are setup for a dwindling future. LHR will progressively lose relevance as other London a...

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by A330
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace orders up to 30 E195-E2s
Replies: 17
Views: 3983

Re: Air Peace orders up to 30 E195-E2s

Hahaha, these B777’s have been on the ground for months now, like the Medview one.
It is all whitewash operation, they have no permission nor any slots to fly to any of the mentioned destinations, mormdo they have the crew.

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by A330
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 93
Views: 23299

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

Saudia ( operated by AAI) flies the B744 to SUB, DAC, LHE, KNO, KAN, ALG, ISB, Sometimes KUL.
Maybe worth a trip for the enthousiast...

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by A330
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1086
Views: 169351

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

No, they are NOT. Air Atlanta Icelandic’s main focus, revenue and fleet is the Passenger operation, with both B747-400 and A340. Huh? They're ostensibly a charter airline/leasing outfit, mostly focusing on 747Fs and Haji 747s. They don't have, and never did have, any A340s. Not sure what you're on ...

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by A330
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1086
Views: 169351

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

No, they are NOT.
Air Atlanta Icelandic’s main focus, revenue and fleet is the Passenger operation, with both B747-400 and A340.

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by A330
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1086
Views: 169351

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Just for info,
WOW is not that large in terms of revenue.

Revenue wise, Air Atlanta Icelandic (AAI) is BY FAR the biggest earner and the airline making the most profit in Iceland, followed at a large distance by Icelandair.

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by A330
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EuroAtlantic eyeing new shareholder
Replies: 9
Views: 1702

Re: EuroAtlantic eyeing new shareholder

Update:
Strong rumors that Air Atlanta Icelandic is the new main shareholder.

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by A330
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 24575

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Guys, this was in reality a non-event. They had automation, they had all instrumentation except 2 radio altimeters ( only needed for autoland anyhow) and the failure of the auto speedbrake is absolutely nothing to worry about. Even the weather was more or less ok. Ps. I am an actual Boeing widebody...

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by A330
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 24575

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

So what?!
You fly an RNAV approach, or a Non-precision VOR or even NDB. If wx below the minima for such approaches you declare a PanPan and write a safety report after landing. A total non-event being blown-up for sensationalism.
This kind of situation happens daily multiple times.

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by A330
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 24575

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Guys, this was in reality a non-event. They had automation, they had all instrumentation except 2 radio altimeters ( only needed for autoland anyhow) and the failure of the auto speedbrake is absolutely nothing to worry about. Even the weather was more or less ok. Ps. I am an actual Boeing widebody ...

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by A330
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EuroAtlantic eyeing new shareholder
Replies: 9
Views: 1702

EuroAtlantic eyeing new shareholder

EuroAtlantic Airways is eyeing a new investor by the end of 2018.

Rumours are that another large ACMI airlin is planning a take-over and make use of the Portuguese AOC.

Any ideas?

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by A330
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?
Replies: 103
Views: 8869

Re: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?

One detail:
it is ALWAYS the Captain who has the last word on everything going on within his/her ship from the moment he/she boards until he/she exits the aircraft after the flight.

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by A330
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Atlantic lone B777 in revised livery
Replies: 6
Views: 3063

Re: Euro Atlantic lone B777 in revised livery

That is why Medview threw them out. Same aircraft. The B744 of AAI flew for 15 months without a single cancelled flight

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by A330
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Atlantic lone B777 in revised livery
Replies: 6
Views: 3063

Re: Euro Atlantic lone B777 in revised livery

If only the technical status of the aircraft were as good as the outside painting...

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by A330
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 351
Views: 34235

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

xwb777 wrote:
Saudia aims to be a 5 star airline by the end of 2019


HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Best joke in a long time.

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by A330
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Return of SABENA
Replies: 28
Views: 5614

Re: Return of SABENA

Some here have no idea what they are talking about Sabena had a very GOOD name actually since the mid 90’s, with big increase in passenger numbers and quality perception. Of course, Sabena had also the name of being one of, if not THE Safest Airline, with still unsurpassed training for their crews.(...

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by A330
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Cargo 747 got its tail fin removed
Replies: 13
Views: 4924

Re: Saudia Cargo 747 got its tail fin removed

The only reason why this was not a writeoff is because otherwise, ACT would have had 2 hull losses within 12 months.
They are actually almost bankrupt anyhow.

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by A330
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Update: A380 Hajj, expansion plans
Replies: 23
Views: 7284

Re: MH Update: A380 Hajj, expansion plans

The A380 is NOT allowed to land in JED, and this will not change in the short term. As long as the Whale can not go to JED, this whole operation is doomed as Hadjj and Umrah pilgrims return home from JED airport ( and not from MED where they arrive) The B747-8 is much more suitable for this kind of ...

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by A330
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2017
Replies: 149
Views: 14591

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2017

Mycargo ( formerly ACT) is in serious trouble with Insurance companies not willing to pay-out the damages caused by the Januari Crash. It is expected that the main shareholder HNA will stop operations as it has lost face with this crash and resulting investigation, revealing how much of a Cowboy unp...

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by A330
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICELAND: Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport in SS 17?
Replies: 32
Views: 6375

Re: ICELAND: Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport in SS 17?

Just a quick note...I am currently a Captain with an Icelandic airline flying B747-400's...
We train short field landings in the sim. with landings in RKV

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by A330
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Foreign Airlines and American Law
Replies: 46
Views: 4927

Re: Foreign Airlines and American Law

Let me put one thing straight: No Foreign registered aircraft should comply with the labour laws it overflies, simply because it has nothing to do with them. The country of registration is the only country which labour law needs to be followed. The USA has no jurisdiction over a Foreign Registered A...

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by A330
Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Query Sabena minor incident 1994 BJM Burundi
Replies: 3
Views: 818

Re: Query Sabena minor incident 1994 BJM Burundi

As far as I remember, an eagle or other huge bird got ingested on one of the engines a few knots before V1, and as per procedure and emergency briefing, the Captain , I believe Capt. Van Riet rejected the take-off. The aircraft would have indeed struggled to clear the hills if they had continued. Sa...

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by A330
Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pasta Pester--AA FA Tells Pax In J To Shut Up
Replies: 127
Views: 23196

RE: Pasta Pester--AA FA Tells Pax In J To Shut Up

If I would pay a J or F class ticket, the LEAST I can excpect is to be able to bloody choose my meal! " running out of" because not overstocking is absolutely unacceptable in the Premium cabins. But I see all too often upgrades because of Status being attended first over payed premium fares, which i...

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by A330
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi Cargo At SFO
Replies: 12
Views: 2846

RE: Saudi Cargo At SFO

Aircraft is operated by AAI. ( Air Atlanta Icelandic).

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by A330
Wed May 04, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A B747 Two Holer?
Replies: 37
Views: 13828

RE: A B747 Two Holer?

As far as I know, and I am a Captain on B744, this fuel tank modification requirement is not necessary for non FAA carriers and is also totally unnecessary safety wise. By the way, not only B747 is affected, Also B777, B737 and Airbus A330 and A320 series are involved. The B744 is a magnificent flyi...

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by A330
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christoph Mueller (CEO) Of MH To Step Down In Sept
Replies: 39
Views: 12739

RE: Christoph Mueller (CEO) Of MH To Step Down In Sept

"The Terminator" can kiss my hairy ass .

A330
Ex Sabena.

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by A330
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions About Sabena DC-10-30CF Fleet
Replies: 15
Views: 4124

RE: Questions About Sabena DC-10-30CF Fleet

Actually,

It was Sabena itself that designed the Conversion, and all original DC10-30's ( A to E) operated by Sabena could be operated either as Combi or as Full Pax. As far as I remember.

Sabena's level of Engineering, Training and Pilot standard has always been the absolute top in Aviation.

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by A330
Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Polar 747-8F Pod Strike?
Replies: 50
Views: 24786

RE: Polar 747-8F Pod Strike?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mmo" class="quote" target="_blank">mmo</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Read my post. Correct t...

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by A330
Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Polar 747-8F Pod Strike?
Replies: 50
Views: 24786

RE: Polar 747-8F Pod Strike?

It is VERY easy to have a Pod strike on the B744 or B748.

Especially on crosswind landings of around 30kts. And engine failures.

The aircraft is absolutely unforgiving to a wingdrop.

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by A330
Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sold 4 747s To An Unidentified Customer
Replies: 62
Views: 31649

RE: Boeing Sold 4 747s To An Unidentified Customer

Saudia Cargo, operated by Air Atlanta Icelandic.

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by A330
Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc Inaugurates NBO & More Expansion
Replies: 9
Views: 3857

RE: Royal Air Maroc Inaugurates NBO & More Expansion

RAM is a disgrace of an " airline" for participating in Pay to Fly schemes where young foreign First Officers pay up to 30.000$ to RAM to work as FO on their network for about a year. After that, they are fired and replaced by new ones who are willing and desperate enough to pay. Absolutely insultin...

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by A330
Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can I Use The Crew Rest Area?
Replies: 98
Views: 28164

RE: Can I Use The Crew Rest Area?

Listen, it is simple.

If I find any passenger in the crew quarters, areas that are clearly marked " crew only", they WILL be met by police at arrival. Ful stop.
Clear enough?!

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by A330
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can I Use The Crew Rest Area?
Replies: 98
Views: 28164

RE: Can I Use The Crew Rest Area?

Carst, And prices are so cheap nowadays that you can not expect any better service and more space unfortunately. Not only prices and service have gone down, also the Crew's Terms&Conditions are now often insultingly poor. The Crew areas are STRICTY for crew. Full Stop. And yes, it is disrespectf...

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by A330
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transaero 747 In Dublin For Paint
Replies: 35
Views: 11984

RE: Transaero 747 In Dublin For Paint

Et alors?

An aircraft that is 17 years old is young.

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by A330
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Re-activating 1 Boeing 747-400 To Operate LHR
Replies: 110
Views: 46199

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

Webuser, The B744 is far SUPERIOUR to the Whale to be honest. More redundancy in case of technical issues inflight ( safety), much better ride in turbulence, more beatiful, etc. Yes, she is a little bit noisier, but for the rest, she is truly the Queen. Seats, IFE is all Airline dependant. You can f...

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by A330
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can I Use The Crew Rest Area?
Replies: 98
Views: 28164

RE: Can I Use The Crew Rest Area?

What part of the word "CREW" don't you understand?!

If you want to stretch out, buy Business Class or First.
Even the very thought about being allowed to use it is disrespectful to the crew.

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by A330
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iron Maiden Ed Force One Badly Damaged In Chile
Replies: 71
Views: 34880

RE: Iron Maiden Ed Force One Badly Damaged In Chile

For a detailed description of the repair:

http://ironmaiden.com/fefiles/edforceonerescue.pdf

Well done AAI!

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by A330
Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Wet Leased 737s, Any Info On Quality?
Replies: 36
Views: 11618

RE: BA's Wet Leased 737s, Any Info On Quality?

Hahaha! Jettime and " Well Maintained" in one sentence must be part of a joke...

Aren't they almost bankrupt?

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by A330
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Re-activating 1 Boeing 747-400 To Operate LHR
Replies: 110
Views: 46199

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

Expect a certain well known Icelandic ACMI Airline to fly B744 in the future for MH...

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by A330
Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Reinstates 13 Fired Flight Attendants
Replies: 72
Views: 14677

RE: United Reinstates 13 Fired Flight Attendants

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DTWPurserBoy" class="quote" target="_blank">DTWPurserBoy</a> (<a href="#39" class="quote">Reply 39</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> My de...

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by A330
Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Force One 744 On Tour
Replies: 82
Views: 25782

RE: Ed Force One 744 On Tour

Air Atlanta Icelandic needs the aircraft for another contract with a Flag Carrier belonging to Skyteam...
The aircraft will first need a complete repaint and cabin redo.

Please note that the aircraft is operated by AAI, with a full AAI crew onboard.

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by A330
Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Force One 744 On Tour
Replies: 82
Views: 25782

RE: Ed Force One 744 On Tour

Air Atlanta Icelandic needs the aircraft for another contract with a Flag Carrier belonging to Skyteam...
The aircraft will first need a complete repaint and cabin redo.

Please note that the aircraft is operated by AAI, with a full AAI crew onboard.

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by A330
Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United To Retire B747 Fleet By 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 24495

RE: United To Retire B747 Fleet By 2018

Nearly all SV B744's are operated by Air Atlanta Icelandic.

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by A330
Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Force One 744 On Tour
Replies: 82
Views: 25782

RE: Ed Force One 744 On Tour

Bralo20, There is nothing strange about that. After typerating, a pilot, new on type, will do his/her line-training on a commercial flight ( so with passengers/cargo) accompanied by a <acronym title="Bristol / Johnson / Kingsport - Tri-Cities Regional (McKellar Tri-City) (TRI / KTRI), USA - Tennesse...

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by A330
Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United To Retire B747 Fleet By 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 24495

RE: United To Retire B747 Fleet By 2018

They are idiots. B744 is cheaper considering combined leasing costs and fuel costs then any other type at the moment, <acronym title="Anderson - Regional (County) (AND / KAND), USA - South Carolina">AND</acronym> has a smoother ride, is faster and loved by its passengers. A cabin refurbishment is wa...

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by A330
Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Force One 744 On Tour
Replies: 82
Views: 25782

RE: Ed Force One 744 On Tour

TF-AAK is ex. Air France and built in 2003.
After the tour, she will fly for a major Airline with AAI crew.

AAI is one of the largest ACMI suppliers and famous for its experience in B747 operations to sometimes very challenging airports and its "can do" mentality.

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by A330
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ASL Purchases TNT Airways And Pan Air
Replies: 9
Views: 2216

RE: ASL Purchases TNT Airways And Pan Air

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mercure1" class="quote" target="_blank">mercure1</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Sorry, but ASL ...

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by A330
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF To Operate SSJ100
Replies: 27
Views: 18252

RE: AF To Operate SSJ100

Some comments here are just laughable. Yes, RT is not a completely objective newschannel, but neither is ANY US newschannel. FOX news, for example, is funded by one of the two leading US,political parties ('Republican Party) as their Television Promotion tool. Still, they are considered a "news " ch...

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by A330
Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JED Update: 77W Tests New Terminal
Replies: 15
Views: 3866

RE: JED Update: 77W Tests New Terminal

Air Atlanta Icelandic will probably operate A380 for SV from 2017 onwards.

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by A330
Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Booted Off A UA Flight For Taking A Photo
Replies: 269
Views: 36794

RE: Booted Off A UA Flight For Taking A Photo

Some Cabin Crew and some flightcrew on US airlines are not only paranoia, they lack common sense, so much needed in this profession. this is one case it seems where common sense was thrown overboard . And please kids, call a Terrorist a Terrorist, stop,the T- wording. We are not in kindergarten. Reg...

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