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by CRJ900
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Standard Seat Pitch in the 70s
Replies: 16
Views: 2175

Re: Standard Seat Pitch in the 70s

Charter carriers in Europe had most seats spaced at 28-29-30 inch pitch (Sterling, Scanair, Britannia, Maersk etc) from the 1960s until they went bust/merged/rebranded in the 1990s/2000s.

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by CRJ900
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 12991

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

Great thread. In the 1980s I remember Sterling Airways Caravelle 10Bs flying over my house as I lived close to Gardermoen airport (GEN) which is today's OSL. Sterling had its Norwegian base there and was a well-known charter carrier - many of us flew them when going on holidays. I really wanted to b...

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by CRJ900
Wed May 20, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 19179

Re: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020

The 787-10 has flight crew rest, but not CC rest. That said, DFW/SEA is likely to be the furthest it'll go. Why didn't BA just include a cabin crew rest since they were getting pilot rest anyway? With only 256 seats, the B787-10 should have impressive range - United flies their 318-seat B787-10 on ...

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by CRJ900
Sun May 17, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8571

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

All United 727s as well as the DC8 fleet had a palletized galley system. This was designed way back in the DC8 days to allow for quick change outs of the galleys. Instead of removing multiple carriers per galley, the idea was to basically only swap out 4 components per galley - two large palletized...

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by CRJ900
Fri May 15, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8571

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

What a great thread, this answers so many questions about classic airliners. Very fascinated by the palletized galley system - I have searched far and wide to find pics or drawings of the huge galleys found on the DC-8-60/70s without luck. The palletized galley on this B727-22 looks like it is as de...

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by CRJ900
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380: what would Emirates do?
Replies: 54
Views: 14456

Re: A380: what would Emirates do?

If social distancing rules remains for some time, will the 615-seat A380s be EK's best performer as they can pack in 400 people on the busiest routes and still allow decent open space around pax?

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by CRJ900
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789
Replies: 43
Views: 11377

Re: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789

17 tonnes of cargo - does that mean the cargo holds were stuffed to the brim and empty cabin, or did they have light cargo items in passenger seats and overhead bins too?

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by CRJ900
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36292

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

Would it have made more sense for Embraer to stretch the E190 frame a bit for the E2? Can they slap on a pair of GTFs on the original E195 (E195-E1) and use that as an extended E190? The E195-E1 is 108-120-seat aircraft depending on configuration. Were the economics of the E195-E1 so terrible they ...

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by CRJ900
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the longest Air France A318 route?
Replies: 15
Views: 1208

Re: What is the longest Air France A318 route?

I flew the AF A318 OSL-CDG-OSL many years ago, it was often used on OSL flights. Loved the A318, took off like a rocket.

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by CRJ900
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 45392

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread

http://smartaviation-apac.com/2020/03/de-havilland-canada-sues-indias-spicejet/ https://www.independent.ie/business/world/stobart-air-holding-company-falls-into-administration-39055641.html spicejet not paying down for their Q400 orders and Stobart being dragged down by FlyBE collapse along with co...

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by CRJ900
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 704
Views: 84235

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Norwegian TV2 news channel reports that Wizz is suspending flights to/from Norway starting from today and until 03 April due to corona virus.

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by CRJ900
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways retire 3x Airbus a319s
Replies: 21
Views: 8945

Re: British Airways retire 3x Airbus a319s

As per the CAA website, The total hours of the three frames was: G-EUPE 45663 hours as at 23 Dec 2019 G-EUOC 42405 hours as at 5 July 2019 G-EUOD 42375 hours as at 22 July 2019 BA use the A319 on many short flights, so cycles must be around 44,000-46,000 as well. Are they due for their fourth D-che...

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by CRJ900
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helvetic Airways is enthusiastic by the efficiency of the E190-E2
Replies: 22
Views: 3043

Re: Helvetic Airways is enthusiastic by the efficiency of the E190-E2

Widerøe used their E190-E2 on BGO-AYT last summer, nearly 5 hours in the air with 114 pax - pretty good for a "regional" jet.

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by CRJ900
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA converts some A321neo order to A321LR
Replies: 32
Views: 6814

Re: ANA converts some A321neo order to A321LR

easyJet's A321NEOs are the baseline model certified at 89t MTOW. That shows what a capable aircraft the A321NEO is... easyJet flies the A321NEO on nearly six-hour/4,000km flights (HRG-LGW) with 235 pax and their baggage. No wonder then the LR and XLR can fly pretty far with higher MTOW and fewer pa...

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by CRJ900
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to hike maximum zero-fuel weight on A220
Replies: 20
Views: 6312

Re: Airbus to hike maximum zero-fuel weight on A220

Unless Air Baltic already has SpaceFlex i don´t think you need it for [email protected]". best regards Thomas Using several videos from youtube as a reference, the airBaltic A223 have only one aft lavatory and 148 seats (row 1AB has been replaced with a large closet/crew storage) and three seats in the f...

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by CRJ900
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to hike maximum zero-fuel weight on A220
Replies: 20
Views: 6312

Re: Airbus to hike maximum zero-fuel weight on A220

Air Canada has introduced the SpaceFlex aft galley/2 lavs in their A223 (already several videos on youtube showing the tight lavs and reduced galley) so I will imagine that Air France will go for 150 Y slimline seats @ 30 inch pitch with SpaceFlex - perfect for their Euro/North Africa network with v...

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by CRJ900
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Penang via Singapore
Replies: 36
Views: 7057

Re: Emirates announces Penang via Singapore

QR flies PEN-DOH with the B788, a friend of mine flew OSL-DOH-PEN return last year, all on B788.

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by CRJ900
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL TU114 in 1967
Replies: 29
Views: 4663

Re: JAL TU114 in 1967

Wow, what an aircraft. They don't make 'em like this any more.

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by CRJ900
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64490

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

Is the A330-900 offered with lower MTOW like the original A330-300 had or is the -900 regarded as a mainly long-haul bird with MTOW of 242T and 251T being preferred? I'm thinking that Asian carriers may want it as a high-capacity short-haul bird for flights less than 5 hours and don't want to pay fo...

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by CRJ900
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doubt BAW 787-10 and a350-1000 strategy
Replies: 42
Views: 9732

Re: Doubt BAW 787-10 and a350-1000 strategy

Are the Club suites on the A350-1000 considered as a product upgrade and priced higher by BA?

Do the A350-1000 and B787-10 have similar-sized cargo holds? If so, the B787-10 has a lot more cargo capacity with 80 pax less and their baggage.

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by CRJ900
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 45392

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Interesting. Does this request was before or after they order the 90 seat config? It was after they took delivery of the first 90-seater. It would give them more capacity from existing aircraft in addition to all the new deliveries. I read it here on a.net in another thread but cannot remember whic...

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by CRJ900
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 45392

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Do you have an idea why very few EU operators jumped on this option? I can only speak for my carrier; in its case, many flights are pretty baggage-heavy (23 kg allowance for economy, up to 32 for business), and there's often some cargo and mail on board - so the front hold frequently comes in handy...

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by CRJ900
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 56286

Re: (NK) Spirit Airlines New Interior

I think it was a nice video :-) The seats look quite nice - are they the latest Acro seats? Also looks like NK has the SpaceFlex v1 aft galley/lav - do they have the v1 version in all their A320NEOs? NK doesn't need the larger galley offered with the v2 version, which easyJet and WizzAir have in the...

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by CRJ900
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?
Replies: 48
Views: 4884

Re: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?

I don't think the CRJ NextGen (CRJ700/900/1000) has ever had a hull loss or fatality.

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by CRJ900
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Boeing 787-10 range: how far can it stretch its wings ?
Replies: 126
Views: 21174

Re: The Boeing 787-10 range: how far can it stretch its wings ?

At the moment, UA has the lowest seat count on the B787-10 with 318 seats. SQ,EY,BR,KL have 331-344 seats in their B787-10. Soon, BA will introduce the B787-10 with only 256 seats (F/J/Y+/Y) which is 60-90 seats less than the other operators (5-8 tonnes less pax and baggage). We keep hearing that th...

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by CRJ900
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000
Replies: 75
Views: 15882

Re: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000

A pity the CRJ1000 didn't become the great aircraft it had the potential of becoming... but I too wondered about the Garuda order at the time, and at least the aircraft did last for 6-7 years in their fleet - maybe longer if nobody buys or leases them. One possibility is that Air Nostrum/Air France ...

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by CRJ900
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird cabin layout SAS A321LR
Replies: 42
Views: 13085

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 sea...

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by CRJ900
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big capacity increase on VS's LHR-JFK flight due to 4 x A350's being deployed on route. Were they under capacity before?
Replies: 32
Views: 7578

Re: Big capacity increase on VS's LHR-JFK flight due to 4 x A350's being deployed on route. Were they under capacity bef

Will the A350-1000 be dedicated to LHR-JFK for years to come? I thought the A350-1000 was optimised for flights twice as long and even longer...

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by CRJ900
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60176

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Kudos to SAA for trying out the A359 for three years - either it works or it doesn't.

339 seats is pretty decent - if SAA can fly 339 passengers JNB-JFK non-stop using the A359, then the A359 is a very capable bird!

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by CRJ900
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 2nd hand aircraft
Replies: 29
Views: 7921

Re: UAL 2nd hand aircraft

The easyJet A319s have only one aft lavatory - will UA add one more or just have an extra row of seats?

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by CRJ900
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI big expansion planned
Replies: 32
Views: 11742

Re: TUI big expansion planned

If the MAX are delayed indefinetly, TUI should ask Boeing to re-open the B737 NG line and order the B737-900ER with 215-218 seats for flights to larger destinations in the Med and Canary islands. With so many seats the B739ER will still be a very efficient bird.

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by CRJ900
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Software link suspected in Airbus A220 engine blowouts according to Reuters
Replies: 93
Views: 31119

Re: Swiss temporarily grounds its A220s after another engine problem

BT was buying with pw1521G 21,000lbs and SWISS was all in with PW1525G 23,300lbs, if I remember correct. I would have thought it was the other way around - BT fly their A220 on longer flights including the 7-hour flight to AUH in winter while LX fly mostly very short hops with their A220s - or do L...

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by CRJ900
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 45392

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Are De Havilland actively pursuing top-up orders from existing customers and perhaps some new orders or are they just focusing on delivering the backlog they inherited from BBD? It looks like most Q400 delivered now are the High Density version with the new forward cabin arrangement (JamboJet, Ethio...

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by CRJ900
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest scheduled B737-800 NG flight?
Replies: 26
Views: 6582

Re: Longest scheduled B737-800 NG flight?

Norwegian flies TOS-LPA which is about 7 hours with a nearly full plane, also DXB-OSL which is about 7,5 hours sometimes. I was cabin crew on these flights many times over the years. I liked these long flights, lots of sales and you had time to talk to passengers. Nice layovers too.

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by CRJ900
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread
Replies: 125
Views: 15787

Re: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread

klm617 wrote:
I find it quite interesting that we have come full circle back to planes the size of the 707 and original DC8s.


The DC-8-73 (CFM56 engines) really looks like a long-haul bird - pity they didn't fly until the LCC era started, Norwegian could have used those across the Atlantic.

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by CRJ900
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 120
Views: 32105

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

Which cabin configurations do you guys see lasting the longest on the EK A380 - the 500+ seat F/J/Y config or the 615-seat J/Y config? Which one makes the most money?

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by CRJ900
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 32593

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

10 x daily LCY-JFK with their newly-ordered A220-100 ;)

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by CRJ900
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 136
Views: 27627

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

Imagine if Boeing had persuaded Ryanair to take 100 B757-300 instead of B737-800... then the B753 would probably be the number one aircraft for low-cost carriers now. Did CO/NWA/DL consider using the B753 on trans-Atlantic runs if an extra fuel tank could be fitted in the cargo hold? Condor flew non...

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by CRJ900
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 125859

Re: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Will SQ be interested in a -1000ULR to increase capacity on LAX and NYC? The -900ULR can be reconfigured back to normal -900 standard.

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by CRJ900
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Future Fleet Matrix for LHR, LGW, and MAN
Replies: 31
Views: 9068

Re: Virgin Atlantic Future Fleet Matrix for LHR, LGW, and MAN

I read here on A.net some months ago that the leisure-configured A350-1000 will have 410 seats. Don't know if that is still the case.

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by CRJ900
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline
Replies: 33
Views: 9224

Re: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline

With 331 seats, the A350-1000 will boost capacity on YYZ, though...?

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by CRJ900
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"
Replies: 54
Views: 11474

Re: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"

The Q400 is a very capable plane, so not surprising. Widerøe have used their Q400 on ad-hoc charter for 3+ hour flights.

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by CRJ900
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bellew to move from Ryanair to EasyJet
Replies: 3
Views: 1200

Re: Bellew to move from Ryanair to EasyJet

Is that a good thing for easyJet?

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by CRJ900
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia
Replies: 29
Views: 4693

Re: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia

Ground stop at VKO and LED are quite long for an LCC... few available departure slots?

Good on Wizz to try Russia. Will they use the 239-seat A321NEO?

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by CRJ900
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 298
Views: 64764

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

The E190-E2 entered commercial service with Widerøe in April 2018. 15 months later only 5 aircraft are in service, four with Widerøe and one with Air Astana - that must be even worse than the CS100 /300 entry into service... Widerøe is very pleased with the E2 - it can fly nearly five hours nonstop ...

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by CRJ900
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet and the xlr
Replies: 30
Views: 4247

Re: EasyJet and the xlr

f4f3a wrote:
I have heard A rumour easy are looking to go to Cape Verde (assume from Gatwick ) are their current a321neo able to get there with a full load ? GC is 2500 miles I imagine add a few looking at 2700 ish

Novair flew OSL/ARN - Cape Verde nonstop this winter with their standard 221-seat A321NEO.

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by CRJ900
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Orders E195-E2 Jets
Replies: 44
Views: 11822

Re: KLM Orders E195-E2 Jets

Will KLM demand that the E195-E2 is operated with only three FAs - as (I assume) the current E-jet fleet has only 2-3 FAs?

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by CRJ900
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 spaceflex differences
Replies: 7
Views: 3381

Re: A320 spaceflex differences

IIRC, the VX aft galley/lav config is the original SpaceFlex, now known as v1. Then it was redesigned into v2 - which most airlines are using now, as the v2 has almost twice as much galley capacity. There are several photos/drawings on the web if you type in SpaceFlex v1 and v2.

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by CRJ900
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New European route from YHZ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2542

Re: New European route from YHZ?

Tenbru73 wrote:
I'm guessing from the picture... they are re-opening the observation lounge


And that qualifies as a new flight? ;)

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by CRJ900
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?
Replies: 35
Views: 5632

Re: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?

Nerd trivia maybe, but Sterling Airways had duty free cigarettes in the ceiling on their B727-200Adv - the aircraft had two above-aisle compartments for rafts, but they stored big bags with duty free cigarettes there instead. All cigarettes were sold by the time the aircraft came back to base, and m...

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