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by cv990Coronado
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65979

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-19/south-africa-starts-talks-with-potential-buyers-of-state-airline The South African government has started talks with potential investors/partners for the airline ...and the CEO of low-cost division Mango just resigned. Would be interesting to know ...

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by cv990Coronado
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65979

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

All that article says is that they are trying to balance out opportunities - the comments above about the loss of all sorts of senior pilots seems to support that need to re-dress an imbalance of opportunities? How can there be an imbalance of opportunity if SAA has trained and hired almost every B...

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by cv990Coronado
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65979

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

Comair/kulula will in all likelihood be liquidated, they failed to raise the funds for the business rescue process. They have been denied access to their aircraft and may not reposition them since they owe the maintenance company too much money. Their assets will likely be sold to pay their debt. W...

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by cv990Coronado
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian startup looking for 757/767 pilots
Replies: 13
Views: 3587

Re: Australian startup looking for 757/767 pilots

Wait a while and you will probably be able to get 787's at very low lease rates together with many willing cheap crews.

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by cv990Coronado
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 350
Views: 87649

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

I expected the RR share price to take a hit with this but, apparently not, which is good news.

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by cv990Coronado
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65979

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

I suspect that the A350's will only be used on the North American routes as that as what they were originally intended for and Other routes will use A340's until the airline is more financially stable and is ready to update or expand its network with newer aircraft Aren't those two A350s also lease...

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by cv990Coronado
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183621

Re: Virgin Atlantic secures rescue package

I can't find the news article but the BBC were reporting that the private equity loan is being secured against the landing slots at LHR. The Sunday Times reported that Davidson Kempner Capital Management, the American hedge fund putting almost £200m of debt into the airline, would provide the cash ...

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by cv990Coronado
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Fitting Tribute to one of the Greatest Airlines Ever - TWA
Replies: 40
Views: 6044

Re: A Fitting Tribute to one of the Greatest Airlines Ever - TWA

Thanks for the excellent links they bring back memories of the time I worked for TWA in the early 70s. It was a very proud and excellent airline then, top class service all over the world.

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by cv990Coronado
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183621

Re: Virgin Atlantic secures rescue package

It appears as though the patient has been dripped some morphine but I doubt the patient will survive Covid-19 and the coming depression in air travel.

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by cv990Coronado
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am questions
Replies: 51
Views: 8344

Re: Pan Am questions

Carriers did weird things before ULH range was readily obtained with 747-400s. Pan Am AKL-PPG-HNL-LAX on a 707, anyone? Well if a 707 didn’t have the range to fly AKL-HNL then it makes sense, NAN/PPT were used by different airlines to, I see PA did NAN-SYD. So many variations to routes. I flew AKLH...

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by cv990Coronado
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More SQ 380s to Storage
Replies: 19
Views: 5632

Re: More SQ 380s to Storage

I was told when I visited Pima Museum in Tucson that it wasn't just the climate which made it an ideal storage place. Apparently the soil is so firm and even stays firm after being rained upon. One can see very large heavy aircraft sitting on unprepared soil, no tarmac of concrete required. Perhaps ...

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by cv990Coronado
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65979

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

As many have predicted the South African government won't let SAA die, here is the latest restructuring proposal. https://tinyurl.com/yaqscp6l The following link has a little more detail on the proposed fleet make up. https://www.travelnews.co.za/article/business-rescue-plan-sees-saa-flying-again-so...

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by cv990Coronado
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1461
Views: 4070

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

https://mobile.twitter.com/MaxK_J/statu ... 3796232192


One aircraft with premium economy out of nearly 100 sounds an operational and marketing nightmare.
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Ishrion wrote:
Apparently Emirates’ first A380 with premium economy is in Toulouse “ready to go”.

https://mobile.twitter.com/MaxK_J/statu ... 3796232192


One aircraft with premium economy out of nearly 100 sounds an operational and marketing nightmare.

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by cv990Coronado
Wed May 20, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65979

Re: SAA to be liquidated!

Can you provide more details about the exact sort of government corruption that helped doom SAA? Was it interference in business planning, such as forcing them to fly certain unprofitable routes? Or overstuffing the company with do-nothing patronage jobs for key ANC vote-hustlers? Or outright theft...

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by cv990Coronado
Sun May 17, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1461
Views: 4070

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

I reported this 3 weeks ago, but as ever I was accused of having an agenda etc. 40% btw is the low estimate, plans exists for 70%. I fully believes you emiratesdriver. You are super informed. Also, I heards too that the 70pc 380 reducing plans are alive but didn't postings as I don't have link to s...

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by cv990Coronado
Fri May 15, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122973

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

The sound of the engines spooling up is awesome, but the loud droning noise it makes in cruise is horrible. Yes from the outside looking at the 777 it is fantastic but from the inside no so good. Give me a 787 or A330/340/350 any day, and the really quiet and comfortable one is the A380, it would n...

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by cv990Coronado
Mon May 11, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183621

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

It is now reported the SRB is selling shares in Virgin Galactic to help support Virgin Atlantic and other group companies. This reminds me of when Pan Am sold Intercontinental hotels to keep Pan Am going. At the time it was said and subsequently proved that they should have sold the airline and kep...

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by cv990Coronado
Mon May 11, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183621

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

It is now reported that SRB is selling shares in Virgin Galactic to help support Virgin Atlantic and other group companies. This reminds me of when Pan Am sold Intercontinental hotels to keep Pan Am going. At the time it was said and subsequently proved that they should have sold the airline and kep...

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by cv990Coronado
Mon May 04, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flying 77W LHR > FRA?
Replies: 15
Views: 4396

Re: BA flying 77W LHR > FRA?

I also saw a BA 77W on flight radar a few days ago as flight BA 56 inbound from JNB. It didn't appear on BA.com. Although it was operating the correct flight number for a JNBLHR flight (usually A380) it was operating as a day flight not overnight. Usually, a delayed or extra section has a four-digi...

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by cv990Coronado
Mon May 04, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flying 77W LHR > FRA?
Replies: 15
Views: 4396

Re: BA flying 77W LHR > FRA?

I also saw a BA 77W on flight radar a few days ago as flight BA 56 inbound from JNB. It didn't appear on BA.com. Although it was operating the correct flight number for a JNBLHR flight (usually A380) it was operating as a day flight not overnight. Usually, a delayed or extra section has a four-digit...

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by cv990Coronado
Sun May 03, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Warren Buffet out of aviation
Replies: 19
Views: 2851

Re: Warren Buffet out of aviation

I wonder if he holds or did hold Boeing stock? It would be interesting to see what he does with that if he does have it. The fact that he has sold the airline stocks at a loss says a great deal. Yes, I am sure he has made mistakes, most probably he would admit to his error to buy the airline stocks ...

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by cv990Coronado
Sat May 02, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183621

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Would Branson have done better with his airline investments by buying BA shares when they were first floated? I think Branson has done very well with his investment in VS, up until the point when he became too greedy and cancelled the deal to sell to AF/KL. However, SQ and DL have lost their collec...

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by cv990Coronado
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68879

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

Will not to be correcting in a year. No vaccine and flyers will be few and far between Precisely, this is going to be a massive shift in the whole travel and tourism industry. Peoples attitudes to travel and being in close proximity to others has changed. Without a vaccine and an effective way of p...

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by cv990Coronado
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Mauritius enters administration
Replies: 22
Views: 8366

Re: Air Mauritius enters administration

I would be surprised if something of MK isn't salvaged. Tourism is still an important part of the Mauritian economy and a large employer of semi-skilled labour. As far as I can see the Mauritian Government through various identities, is the majority shareholder. Maybe a member closer to the story ha...

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by cv990Coronado
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?
Replies: 117
Views: 24866

Re: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?

Sandyb123 an excellent summarisation. One point, not mentioned which I think will be relevant for long-haul leisure is the cross-subsidisation from the premium cabins. If long-haul business travel is reduced which seems to me to be a given this will probably result in higher economy fares. Unless of...

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by cv990Coronado
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183621

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Easyjet have just secured a £600m government loan. No reason Virgin couldn’t do the same. I don't think it is the same at all. Easyjet has been profitable for years, it has many assets as security and of course carries far more passengers. I also think it has a much larger British shareholding. Alt...

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by cv990Coronado
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183621

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

Shai Weiss has taken a 20% pay cut until the year end and the rest of the senior leadership team have taken a 15% cut for the same period. Hardly that generous when they will be on significant salaries, furloughed cabin crew and ground staff are getting 80%, i.e. a 20% cut on much lower salaries. I...

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by cv990Coronado
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183621

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

I don't think things will get back to 'normal' very quickly due to the amount of damage done to the world economy. Therefore there will be spare aircraft, slots and willing trained crews needing employment, The owners of the aircraft (perhaps the owners of the repossessed aircraft) will be desperate...

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by cv990Coronado
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60267

Re: Boeing in Crisis

With the significant drop in oil prices, this will reduce the urgency for airlines to replace some of their current equipment. It should help Boeing with compensation for the MAX where airlines are flying less fuel-efficient aircraft. It won't help the sales of the 777X or the 787 though.

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by cv990Coronado
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211682

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I work for a large investment bank. New policy emailed out to all employees earlier this week discourages all business travel to lots of places and makes clear personal travel to those places would not be a good idea. Haven't spoken to the travel dept, but I imagine spending right now is being cut ...

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by cv990Coronado
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian cancels long haul flights from CPH & STO
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Norwegian cancels long haul flights from CPH & STO

https://www.thelocal.se/20191127/norweg ... copenhagen
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Norwegian will cancel routes between Stockholm and Copenhagen to the USA and Thailand from March 29 2020.
I wonder what they will do with these 787's?

https://www.thelocal.se/20191127/norweg ... copenhagen

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by cv990Coronado
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA177 possible emergency landing JFK 22.11.19
Replies: 10
Views: 4156

Re: BA177 possible emergency landing JFK 22.11.19

Yes, but can anyone honestly say that a 30-year-old well maintained 777 is as reliable and a 5-year-old one?

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by cv990Coronado
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA177 possible emergency landing JFK 22.11.19
Replies: 10
Views: 4156

Re: BA177 possible emergency landing JFK 22.11.19

22 years old and BA want to keep them until they are nearly 30! Does anyone drive a thirty-year-old car?

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by cv990Coronado
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 205
Views: 54261

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread

Airbus press release for GECAS 12 A330NEOs and 20 A321XLRs firm order: https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/11/gecas-orders-12-a330neo-and-20-a321xlr-aircraft.html OK, I thought, it was already firmed prior the Airshow this month? Now I am a little bit surprised. OK, seems to have...

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by cv990Coronado
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745434

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

I think people do have long memories when it’s a big enough issue. Anybody who was a teenager or older in the 70s will likely forever remember the Ford Pinto as the car that blows up when hit from behind. Things like this can haunt a company for decades. That said, I don’t think there will be much ...

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by cv990Coronado
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43367

Re: Emirates Chairman slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

I always got the impression that the EK and ME3 started to consider themself as gods and more inportant then other for example European carriers. All new airplanes and new versions like 779 not adjusted with ME3 special directedcto their needs was not good enough. Airbus started to listen to the ot...

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by cv990Coronado
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54531

Re: KLM 737 replacement options, A321XLR inevitable?

Surely there must be benefits for AF/KL with a common narrow-bodied fleet? Certain A330 crew could convert quickly to the A320 series. After the MAX debacle, it can only be the most optimistic 737 supporters who will not concede that the A320/321 is now the most advanced narrow-bodied aircraft. The ...

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by cv990Coronado
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only 13yrs service now decomissioned VS A346
Replies: 76
Views: 15638

Re: Only 13yrs service now decomissioned VS A346

Agree that quad burns more than a twin, but..... I'm somewhat surprised that on this *supposedly* av-geeks-filled forum all we get are comments that seemingly come from renowned and eminent economists.... Or have we all become that? I mean, c'mon guys, has anyone ever flown on the A346???? I mean, ...

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by cv990Coronado
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline
Replies: 118
Views: 26540

Re: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline

It makes a lot of sense for long-haul but with the current 737MAX problems plus the 737 pickle fork issues will they still wish to stay with the 737 for short-haul?

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by cv990Coronado
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 152731

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Now, where's the "bet the company till you make it" of old Boeing? They bet the company with B-17, B-29, B-47, B-52, 367-80, C-135 and 707, and 747. Last time I saw such a huge gamble was when they made 747. Maybe the bean counters has prevailed there, and the engineering team died from d...

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by cv990Coronado
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745434

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

As this has stretched on for so long and the end might still be someway ahead I have wonder if anyone has knowledge on the following point. These aircraft all have a first flight to the storage area wherever that might be. Usually the first flight on an aircraft is followed shortly be delivery to th...

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by cv990Coronado
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 416190

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Surely after all these developments, it will be necessary for the MAX to need a separate simulator?

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by cv990Coronado
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 125
Views: 18335

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/IAG deal

Now IAG can, going forward, play them off against each other. IAG can also play it too hard. According to Airbus, they weren’t aware of the 200 NB IAG wanted. They must have been aware of the age of the various narrow-bodied aircraft in the fleets of the IAG airlines. They would also have had cycle...

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by cv990Coronado
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 91121

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Before the Paris Air Show, the talk was all about how horrible the show was going to be for Boeing because of the fallout of the MAX. The IAG deal is good business for Boeing & IAG; whatever price they got for the planes will be forgotten in the oral and written history (apart from us old timer...

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by cv990Coronado
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 12693

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

Not sure how many here have flown an A330 in 9 abreast? I have flown on SAA's A300's (same width as A330) in 9 abreast years ago, it is tight but not unbearable. The saving in fares will be VERY important to the hard-working Phillipino diaspora and will open new travel opportunities to the up and co...

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by cv990Coronado
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 17318

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

In the old days of Apartheid, SAA had some strange routing, the usual route to ATH was JNB-LIS-ROM-ATH. I remember on one occasion seeing one flight which had to take a 5th pod engine and it was routed JNB-WDH-LIS-ROM-ATH. They also flew JNB-LIS-ROM-TLV.

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by cv990Coronado
Wed May 01, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM: can only continue if the French abandon power thinking
Replies: 38
Views: 10698

Re: Air France - KLM: can only continue if the French abandon power thinking

This subject for a post seems to keep popping up in a similar way to the ' End of the A380', 'Last Northwest DC-9' and 'Let's restart the 757 line.' I think for better or worse KLM is part of Air France and whether that was a wise decision or not it happened, it's done. It will be very difficult if ...

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by cv990Coronado
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AI completes dispatch with no alternate destination B787 flight
Replies: 42
Views: 6705

Re: AI completes despatch with no alternate destination B787 flight

Couldn't more fuel be saved safer by having more efficient ground operations?

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by cv990Coronado
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752439

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The only control surface change that I could see helping would be a crazy split elevator design so only part of it moves at high speed, high AoA. Good luck engineering that onto the existing 737 and maintaining the same type certificate! I think it is pretty obvious now that the infamous 1M USD pen...

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by cv990Coronado
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 18615

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

The Fuselage length of the 707-320 was 152ft 11ins, I believe the 737 Max10 will be 143ft 8ins, a massive stretch from the 94ft or the original 737-100. The DC-8-63 is 187ft 4 ins compared to 150ft 7 ins of the DC-8 -10/55. The 737 stretch is more in absolute and percentage terms, nearly 50ft, quite...

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