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by Motorhussy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 3041

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/122010088/air-new-zealand-scraps-idea-of-converting-aircraft-to-cargo-freighters?fbclid=IwAR3Qusk6IV7IpDth8p71MoSXG4pAPciHhwMKTLXw3pY0gXrt27hq6XZYRas Right so a few days ago NZ were still considering converting some 777s to Freighters and now they aren’t. W...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 140
Views: 33867

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

kaitak744 wrote:
alfa164 wrote:

EVA is, arguably, a Chinese airline. And they are the most likely candidate.



Haha..... easy there. EVA is from the country of Taiwan.


AKA officially as The Republic of China :duck:

Could SQ be a candidate for the deal (from that other predominantly Chinese country)?

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 25502

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020

Now that we are in June, hopefully soon we can go into level one without any social distancing requirements for flights. Especially that there is only one active COVID person remaining in the entire country. The risk of a new outbreak is virtually zero now. Let's hope that the last person is in iso...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99072

Re: Do private jet passengers have to quarantine?

There is a Global Express currently making its way back to Miami from an Asian trip that included stops in Hong Kong, South Korea and eastern Russia via Alaska. I was wondering what procedures await a passenger on that jet when it arrives in the lower 48 states? Self quarantine? Is it the same for ...

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by Motorhussy
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41301

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

I don't yet feel America will be too alarmed with NZ given we've had 5 controlled cases. It'll be more interesting to see if Jacinda places any restrictions on America in the short term. I'm of the opinion, countries are taking extreme short term measures to slow and stop the spread of this virus v...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41301

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Once it’s spread worldwide and in high enough numbers, it simply becomes like the flu (albeit about 10x more lethal). Beyond containment then... no point trying, people will go back to flying and there will be significant pent up demand. While true statistics can be so misleading. The mortality rat...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60004

Re: Boeing in Crisis

And virtuous Airbus down to 74 despite no evil stock buy backs. It's 52 week trading range is 71.65 - 139.40 so it's off almost half from its 52 week peak. I think this thread's narrative needs adjusting, a few victory laps need rescinding. This is the last 12 months of the Boeing and Airbus share ...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?
Replies: 77
Views: 14321

Re: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?

SkyVoice wrote:
Didn't the first Airbus A300s & 310s have 2-5-2 seating in coach? What was that like compared to flying on one of the tri-jets or quads?


No, they were always 2-4-2 except for a few charter airlines.

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by Motorhussy
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60004

Re: Boeing in Crisis

Worst possible timing for Boeing to go into another crisis just as they are about to solve the MAX grounding. Many arilines have already started to look into their planned deliveres for 2020 and 2021 and both Airbus and Boeing can expect deferrals and order cancellations. Dont expect many airlines ...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?
Replies: 77
Views: 14321

Re: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?

I enjoyed NZ’s (TE back then) 2-4-3 Y-class configuration in their DC-10-30 fleet. It always gave us the option to all sit together when we were travelling as kids with parents living separately in the US and New Zealand. Others may have covered this, but didn’t the 3-3-3 eventuate because of the ha...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s
Replies: 113
Views: 13392

Re: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s

I can’t see how the airline will afford this. The airline is not making money and it’s benefactors/shareholders have surely run out of largesse. But with regard to airline replacement, I’d see the 787-8 and -9 being the most suitable. The A321xlr should be on the cards for international expansion to...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 138
Views: 12922

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Airbus has signed an MOU with Nigerian startup airline Green Africa Airways for About 50 A220s. The airline had previously announced plans to buy 100 of Boeing’s 737 MAX jets. https://www.wsj.com/articles/airbus-nears-deal-with-nigerias-green-africa-for-100-a220s-11581571923 How well capitalised ar...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 138
Views: 12922

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Airbus has signed an MOU with Nigerian startup airline Green Africa Airways for About 50 A220s. The airline had previously announced plans to buy 100 of Boeing’s 737 MAX jets. https://www.wsj.com/articles/airbus-nears-deal-with-nigerias-green-africa-for-100-a220s-11581571923 How well capitalised ar...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2286

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2020

http://islandtimes.us/new-caledonias-aircalin-cancels-charter-from-china/amp/?__twitter_impression=true Aircalin and Air Tahiti Nui are being forced to cancel their flights to China but the reason was not because of the coronavirus, instead it claim they cannot get authorization/documentation from ...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia unveils new uniforms
Replies: 27
Views: 4140

Re: Iberia unveils new uniforms

Great looking uniforms- particularly on those runway models - I hope the IB ground, cabin and cockpit crew look as good.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 154812

New middle of the market widebody.

Given everything that’s going on with the two main aircraft manufacturers - corruption, losses, safety issues etc - which of them is going to be the first to address the middle of the market gap with a new widebody aircraft? Which has the design and engineering expertise freed up at this point in ti...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF KL VS DL - FQTV Partnership Fully Commences 13Feb20
Replies: 22
Views: 3157

Re: AF KL VS DL - FQTV Partnership Fully Commences 13Feb20

FSDan wrote:
Motorhussy wrote:
How long until LA join up?


They said themselves when they announced they're leaving OneWorld that they don't plan to join SkyTeam.


I meant to the new FQTV partnership.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF KL VS DL - FQTV Partnership Fully Commences 13Feb20
Replies: 22
Views: 3157

Re: AF KL VS DL - FQTV Partnership Fully Commences 13Feb20

How long until LA join up?

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by Motorhussy
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overweight section on planes?
Replies: 31
Views: 5142

Re: Overweight section on planes?

I think a section of Y with more expensive, wider seats with slightly better pitch but standard Y class service - would be a good option. And one that larger people should be obliged to take. I’m not going on another long haul flight ever next to someone who invades my seat space because they’re too...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 154812

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Elementalism wrote:
Delta 767 replacements will probably be the A330-800. Other airlines will evaluate 787 vs A330.
Neither are imo ideal for this market. Too big.


An A338 and A321 combination will be most likely IMHO.

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 154812

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Did anyone actually listen to what he said? He pretty much just said "Our NMA cleansheet design is coming" Not once did he say that they are restarting the design with a second cleansheet. Not a single word can cause anyone to think they are changing it to a 737 replacement. This forum is...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162069

Re: Flights to/from Wuhan (WUH) Suspended

Wonder this means in dollar terms to the Chinese aviation sector, particularly coming into the New Year holiday period.

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia's 20 plans for 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 7808

Re: Iberia's 20 plans for 2020

zkojq wrote:
vinaixa wrote:
- New destinations: Washington in May, Fez and Ljubljana in August

- A350 to fly to LAX, as well as NRT for the Olympics

I'm still hoping for them to announce flights to Singapore or Hong Kong


Perhaps HKG more likely of the two given oneworld alliance?

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM upgauges GRU-MEX to the A350-900
Replies: 28
Views: 3791

Re: LATAM upgauges GRU-MEX to the A350-900

Currently flown daily with the 221-seat 767-300ER, effective May 9 to May 28, both the 767 and the A359 will fly the route and from May 29 onward, the 339/348-seat A350-900 takes over. This is a significant increase in capacity, from 1,547 to 2,408 weekly seats. JJ 8112 San Pablo (GRU) - Ciudad de ...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia's 20 plans for 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 7808

Re: Iberia's 20 plans for 2020

Hello everyone, Please share your thoughts. I wonder what they have in plan for "new and enhanced inflight services" and also looking forward to the new uniforms. https://grupo.iberia.es/news/20012020/iberias-20-plans-for-2020 https://grupo.iberia.es/news/20012020/20-planes-de-iberia-para...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern: Wuhan to London Gatwick. June '20
Replies: 21
Views: 5832

Re: China Southern: Wuhan to London Gatwick. June '20

According to news the city of Wuhan is the center of the new virus they are screening airports By June, either this will be over or this will have spread enough to make the city of origin a minor concern. Historically cities of origin for disease outbreaks have suffered considerably with regard to ...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL772 stuck in JNB
Replies: 35
Views: 14383

Re: DL772 stuck in JNB

Very, very rough. For good measure, I included A359: Standard day: B77L RTOW 330t MTOW 347t B789 RTOW 240t MTOW 254t A359 RTOW 275t MTOW 280t Standard +15C: B77L RTOW 320t MTOW 347t B789 RTOW 233t MTOW 254t A359 RTOW 270t MTOW 280t So the 789 is significantly behind the 77L in hot/high long range p...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL772 stuck in JNB
Replies: 35
Views: 14383

Re: DL772 stuck in JNB

Anyone here have any stats on if the B789 of UA can lift payload out of the hot & high JNB better than the DL 77L? BTW UA's *A partner just started JNB-JFK on the A350 today (still 2-2-2 business class seats from ex-Hainan plane). Very, very rough. For good measure, I included A359: Standard da...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egyptair A320NEO Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Re: Egyptair A320NEO Questions

No idea but I think it’s such a distinctive and confident livery that the titles are largely superfluous.

BTW, am I the only one who would like to see the eye of Horus fall over the cockpit window and the beak down the nose?

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by Motorhussy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 carrier longest flights
Replies: 9
Views: 2379

Re: US3 carrier longest flights

UA must take a slight detour between LAX-SYD than the other two :D

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25279

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

Also it was mentioned last year that the runway extension on Chatham islands won't get funding from the PGF so for a 737 freighter won't be able to be brought into their fleet. So plan B could well be to replace the Convairs with ATRs in the future. To be honest, if CHT requires a 737. Use one of t...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25279

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

Question: The A320 series - A320s in particular - seem to be prone to a lot of fume incidents. The latest affected a BA fight on approach to LHR where the first officer passed out after the smell of old socks while the captain put his oxygen mask on and declared maday and managed to land the plane....

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by Motorhussy
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ
Replies: 52
Views: 11077

Re: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ

What was the aircraft type and how many passengers please?

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by Motorhussy
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Could Look To Rescue Air India Alongside IndiGo
Replies: 106
Views: 14825

Re: Etihad Could Look To Rescue Air India Alongside IndiGo

Could IndiGo buy it to close it down and take their slots/rights etc and use what aircraft they need to do so? Also, sign on AI staff in the new structure under new 21st century contracts and so on.

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Could Look To Rescue Air India Alongside IndiGo
Replies: 106
Views: 14825

Re: Etihad to the rescue? Again?

EY investment in other airlines has been their kiss of death.

But seriously, why not both Indigo and Etihad?

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2286

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2020

Yes, the original design with the smaller lettering looked much better.

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25279

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

The year ahead International NZ I’d expect more moving around of the long haul fleet to maximise utilisation, this will be the case in some cases for the International A320/321 aswell, not sure I can see any new destinations, maybe finally CBR or HBT? I can’t say that I expect to much from other ca...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2286

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2020

It’ll be interesting to see what inroads into the narrowbody market Airbus makes into the Pacific in 2020 given the failure of MAX. Especially with the A220 for short/medium haul and the A321lr/xlr rather than a wide-body to/from Pacific rim destinations.

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by Motorhussy
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 211
Views: 43880

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

The media and Chairman of Thai is just playing "scare tactics" with the unions. Thai Govt will never shut down TG because it plays an important role in bringing in forex $ + tourists into Thailand so if TG shuts down, it will have a major knock on side effect on the local economy. The cor...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 211
Views: 43880

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

The media and Chairman of Thai is just playing "scare tactics" with the unions. Thai Govt will never shut down TG because it plays an important role in bringing in forex $ + tourists into Thailand so if TG shuts down, it will have a major knock on side effect on the local economy. The cor...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 211
Views: 43880

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

Thai would need A380 in same layout as emirates 2 Class Then 777-300er with first class for routes that can handle F. A359 2 class for all other longhaul routes. A339 for inter Asian trunk routes A321 for the rest and domestic Most comparable airlines with similar long-haul routes are doing very we...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first a220
Replies: 58
Views: 13482

Re: Air Canada receives first a220

jumbojettony wrote:
Motorhussy wrote:
Surely that’s the first A220-300. There are plenty AC A220-100 photos in the airliners.net database.


It is their first a220 period. They don't have any a220-100 on order.


It surprises me they don’t have the smaller sibling on order as well.

The A220 looks great in the AC livery IMHO.

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by Motorhussy
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first a220
Replies: 58
Views: 13482

Re: Air Canada receives first a220

Surely that’s the first A220-300. There are plenty AC A220-100 photos in the airliners.net database. The database shows many regarding Delta, which is a very similar livery. Air Canada is only taking delivery of the 300 series so far. Doh! You’re absolutely right. Mea culpa. Early in the morning he...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first a220
Replies: 58
Views: 13482

Re: Air Canada receives first a220

Surely that’s the first A220-300. There are plenty AC A220-100 photos in the airliners.net database.

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by Motorhussy
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 211
Views: 43880

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

Streamline fleet: A380, A350-1000, A350-900, 787-10, 787-9, 787-8, A321neo and A320neo Streamline staff: have fewer people on the ground doing more. Streamline customer experience: all aircraft having consistent cabin product. All ground and cabin crew presenting a consistent Thai experience. Semi p...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253938

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

They will crew it for 18 months with 1 Captain 2 First Officer 1 Second Officers Which is the same way CX does it on ULH. How would the roster look like for such a flight? What do you mean ? I think he means, how long a shift would each officer work and who in which seat etc during the flight.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the Lone Ranger mask on the new Airbus'?
Replies: 81
Views: 14812

Re: Why the Lone Ranger mask on the new Airbus'?

Why? Because it looks really cool. And it’s very distinctive. And it helps stop cockpit glare. And it looks really cool. Oh, I said that.

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by Motorhussy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France orders additional A350s
Replies: 73
Views: 15989

Re: Air France orders additional A350s

I wonder if we’ll also see an AF order for the A350-1000?

Congrats Airbus and Air France.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 29653

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019

Yes. I'm sure we'd all agree that we don't want to dive down the "what is the appropriate use of te Reo" rabbit hole right here and now; but NZ did demonstrate a distinct lack of professionalism. It's not hard to imagine what sort of person the social media portfolio gets delegated to in ...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 29653

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019

But it's not just "another language". It's one of our three official languages in New Zealand, which means you should expect to interact with it in everyday life and realise it is part of the way we communicate in our country, whether you like it or not. German or Cantonese is hardly a co...

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