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by fcogafa
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 323
Views: 61014

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

There are suggestions that the bulk of staff cuts are being made at Gatwick, suggesting that short haul is being pulled permanently. This coincides with a report about one Gatwick terminal remaining closed well into 2021. https://www.headforpoints.com/2020/08/09/is-british-airways-planning-to-perman...

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by fcogafa
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to British Airways world cargo?
Replies: 23
Views: 4805

Re: What happened to British Airways world cargo?

A lot of the Heathrow DHL flights are operating for BA cargo too

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by fcogafa
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaigns Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 12938

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaigns Discussion Thread - 2020

But it is not news, someone asked a question of a regional head, Airbus didn't bring it up. The actual comment indicates that nothing has changed, quote: “Under Bombardier, there was a lot of discussion about the -500 and the potential. That potential exists today, but it is not a priority. We have ...

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by fcogafa
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 221
Views: 46989

Re: British Airways route updates

The whole future of the Cityflier operation is in doubt so any thought of new aircraft is wishful thinking. Many articles like this in the web ba-to-stay-at-gatwick-but-will-consider-future-at-london-city https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/news/ba-to-stay-at-gatwick-but-will-consider-future-at-london-cit...

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by fcogafa
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of AirAsia in "Significant Doubt" - auditor Ernst & Young
Replies: 21
Views: 5561

Re: Future of AirAsia in "Significant Doubt" - auditor Ernst & Young

It mentions Air Asia X, not Air Asia. Not good news for the 75 A330NEO's

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by fcogafa
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris
Replies: 33
Views: 9179

Re: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris

Maybe not so easy, China airlines are operating into LHR regularly at the moment but weren't allocated any requested winter schedule slots by ACL

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by fcogafa
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 187
Views: 23477

Re: Updated: Laudamotion scaling down VIE base to 10 aircraft, from 16

With the restrictive Austrian laws I wonder if they leave Easyjet Europe at a disadvantage and they might be thinking of moving their register too

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by fcogafa
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 221
Views: 46989

BA starting LHR-MCO

Starting 25th October in addition to LGW flights. No short haul at LGW until at leat November https://www.turningleftforless.com/news-watch-out-for-ba-special-offer-british-airways-no-short-haul-flights-at-gatwick-until-november-and-orlando-partially-moves-to-heathrow/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_med...

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by fcogafa
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 258
Views: 60578

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

https://leehamnews.com/2020/07/27/apply ... more-34014
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It would be interesting to know Leehams take on this 'Applying ASC 606 to the Airbus Order Book' article if anyone has access

https://leehamnews.com/2020/07/27/apply ... more-34014

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by fcogafa
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 172
Views: 33607

Re: The whipsaw is starting back up

What does the 'Whipsaw' title mean? Almost as bad as the 'Clapping back' one the other day

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by fcogafa
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld airlines & LHR T5
Replies: 18
Views: 2885

Re: Oneworld airlines & LHR T5

Probably connected to the uncertanties of the third runway which would have taken priority

So why is the whole process taking so long? They have been building that T2 connector for ages.
Lack of demand, incompetence or legal blockades?

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by fcogafa
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld airlines & LHR T5
Replies: 18
Views: 2885

Re: Oneworld airlines & LHR T5

jfk777 wrote:
Terminal 1 has been abandoned for years but not torn down, why ? I don't know but its taking up some valuable T2 area where many more planes could be parked, Virgin Atlantic could do worse.


T2 used to use the old T1 baggage system, maybe it still does

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by fcogafa
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow closes southern runway for repairs
Replies: 11
Views: 2456

Re: Heathrow closes southern runway for repairs

The 09L holding point changes were ditched due to the new runway plans which would have affected their location. There are also issues creating a proper holding point due to lack of space, conflicting T5 stands 501-504 etc

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by fcogafa
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15790

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

The outer pier is divided in two, length wise, one side for arriving pax, the other for departing. Doors (or valves as they are called) have to be opened/closed to block whichever side and allow access to gates on the opposite side. It blocks movement and creates delays to departing pax (and staff) ...

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by fcogafa
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 258
Views: 60578

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

While Airbus is producing 30% less aircraft but with no notified cancellations, is it likely that there will be available slots as delivery time frame will be pushed back a couple of years?

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by fcogafa
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to re-open
Replies: 33
Views: 4854

Manston Airport to re-open

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... ub-critics
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Manston has been given the go-ahead to re-open after the government overruled objections. Operational date estimated as 2023

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... ub-critics

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by fcogafa
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 111
Views: 33180

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Presumably you meant CHR.....? It would look a bit out of place otherwise!

qf789 wrote:
Movements for 7 July 2020

Thai Lion Air A330-900neo HS-LAQ MSN 1956, ferried TLS-CHS for storage

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by fcogafa
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15790

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Surprisingly the ACL Winter slot allocation report shows BA and AA at the same level as last year. In fact total slots allocated are at last years level and c20000 requested slots were refused, airlines currently operating such as Rwandair and China airlines requested slots but didn't get them. If t...

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by fcogafa
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation plans to have a fleet of A340 cargo
Replies: 36
Views: 6354

Re: European Aviation plans to have a fleet of A340 cargo

Once the scheduled traffic picks up again the need for these extra freighters will diminish significantly. Heathrow is the UK's 2nd biggest port in normal times with minimal pure freighters

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That example looks like they are avoiding weather?

Edit: here is a typical sweep profile for FX 1311 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FDX1311

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by fcogafa
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 459
Views: 221809

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53239256
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Easyjet closing Stansted, Southend, Newcastle staff bases

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53239256

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by fcogafa
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 459
Views: 221809

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... oronavirus
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Virgin approaching funding deadline

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... oronavirus

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by fcogafa
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9960

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/ne ... 70931.html
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Many LGW routes are moving to LHR, at least in the short term

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/ne ... 70931.html

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by fcogafa
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19664

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

Anyone know if the Airbus price 'guarantee' on the -300s was used by IB when they retired those a few years back?


The article suggests a similar resale value guarantees deal is in place for the A346's, It could still turn out expensive for Airbus

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by fcogafa
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 342
Views: 56338

Re: Air Europa might stay independent.

TUGMASTER wrote:
Slightly off topic here.... So IAG will own Iberia , Iberia Express, Vueling , Air Europa, Level, and codeshare with Air Nostrom...?
Who’s left in Spain without IAG influence...?


Volotea was offered slots to offset the deal

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by fcogafa
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 39111

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

Will Airbus throw its own cash into an endeavor they did not even start when the mother company is burning cash?
I have a lot of doubt about it.


In fact will they be allowed to fund non French projects under the Government support package terms?

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by fcogafa
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Gatwick: Rare color images from 1958
Replies: 15
Views: 3513

Re: London Gatwick: Rare color images from 1958

Except for BUA there was not much else to see, a movement every 30 mins.


Busier than now though....

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by fcogafa
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr suing Boeing over freighters it couldnt commit to but now wants
Replies: 42
Views: 11552

Re: Volga-Dnepr suing Boeing over freighters it couldnt commit to but now wants

Seriously, we now have warehouses somewhere with as many as 6 747-8Fs worth of spare parts, the major tooling to make more 747s, and the legendary 757 tooling as well. The accountants must love that.


So the 757 tooling still exists contrary to anet folklore? Quick, restart production!

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by fcogafa
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 284
Views: 75559

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s

A380 G-XLEG flew from LHR to join its friends at CHR this morrning as BAW9153

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by fcogafa
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 187
Views: 23477

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

https://www.lse.co.uk/news/ryanair-subs ... 4suas.html
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Workers have accepted the agreement, VIE based aircraft reducing to 10 aircraft

https://www.lse.co.uk/news/ryanair-subs ... 4suas.html

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by fcogafa
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme
Replies: 53
Views: 8059

Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/20 ... ge-scheme/
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Airbus is apparently asking Governments to fund the scappage of older aircraft to get airlines buy new Airbuses! Things are getting desparate.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/20 ... ge-scheme/

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by fcogafa
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 146
Views: 37722

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

Qatar might be the B748F customer, they seem to take odd bits and pieces

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by fcogafa
Tue May 26, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel purchase of 4 used A350s from LATAM
Replies: 105
Views: 19717

Re: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel A350 Purchase from LATAM

Wonder what Latam will do with them now, also what Delta will do with the other part of the order they took over

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by fcogafa
Sun May 24, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 299
Views: 60638

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

Presumably Delta was aware of these points when they took the decision to partner with Latam and still decided that it was a good business proposition?

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by fcogafa
Sat May 23, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91185

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

STC has said a lot of things opposite to what has actually happened so you can't take statements at face value

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by fcogafa
Fri May 22, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62112

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

The article says the talks are stalled on the issue so many seem to be jumping the gun again

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by fcogafa
Sun May 17, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91185

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

Heathrow had to rebuild and relocate a lot of taxiways to become A380 compliant, LAX had similar issues

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by fcogafa
Tue May 12, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair back to all Boeing, cancelling leases for Airbus A320s.
Replies: 45
Views: 10718

Re: Ryanair back to all Boeing, cancelling leases for Airbus A320s.

There is a lot of 'mights' and 'coulds' and 'possiblys' in the article, maybe it is still just negotiating tactics

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by fcogafa
Fri May 08, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q1 2020 earnings report
Replies: 29
Views: 4259

Re: JetBlue Q1 2020 earnings report

https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/j ... 89.article
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There will be a 'Timing Impact' to the London flights

https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/j ... 89.article

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by fcogafa
Tue May 05, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175669

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

The press release phrase 'From today, Virgin Atlantic will no longer use 'all' of its seven 747-400s,' is not very clear

It could mean that they will use 'some' of them

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by fcogafa
Tue May 05, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175669

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

RvA wrote:
gunnerman wrote:
VS had already closed its operations at MAN, GLA and BFS. With the closure of LGW VS has flights only from LHR T2.


LHR T3? Or are they moving?


LHR has closed T4 and T3, airlines have mostly relocated to T2 except all BA flights are in T5

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by fcogafa
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 47
Views: 5234

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

Ironically MAS 9M-MNF is on its way to Heathrow today, first MAS 380 to visit for ages

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by fcogafa
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abandoned A330 parked at TLV
Replies: 14
Views: 7253

Re: Abandoned A330 parked at TLV

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Mentioned here in post 182

viewtopic.php?t=1411873&start=150#p21753537

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by fcogafa
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abandoned A330 parked at TLV
Replies: 14
Views: 7253

Re: Abandoned A330 parked at TLV

F-WTBW CN871 was a cancelled MRTT conversion and arrived at TLV March 2019

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by fcogafa
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175669

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

It will be interesting to see how long the 80% use it or lose it slot relief is maintained. Many of the airlines, particually BA will not be able to use all of their LHR slots for some time. Will slots suddenly become available, a couple of airlines such as Rwandair have already taken the opportunit...

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by fcogafa
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175669

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

How much did Delta pay for their 49%. Would they lose a lot if VIR folded?

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by fcogafa
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A taxiway at Chateauroux Airport gave in due to the weight of a British Airways Airbus A380
Replies: 36
Views: 13990

Re: A taxiway at Chateauroux Airport gave in due to the weight of a British Airways Airbus A380

The A380 has always been criticised for being too heavy, this proves it.....

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by fcogafa
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair converting two A350's to temporary freighters
Replies: 24
Views: 6784

Re: Finnair converting two A350's to temporary freighters

Much more interesting when there was a Kar Air DC-6 swing tail operating a Finnair freight flight every morning into LHR, up to the late 1970s.

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