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by lightsaber
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes article: China's Big Three Airlines Are On A Fast Track To Overtake U.S. Big Three Within A Few Years
Replies: 12
Views: 1742

Re: Forbes article: China's Big Three Airlines Are On A Fast Track To Overtake U.S. Big Three Within A Few Years

Is this over take on US to China traffic or overall airline size? For the first, that will be based on pricing and service. Bilaterals will keep in some balance.

The later will happen as already noted (3X population).

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by lightsaber
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 757
Views: 53489

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

I take it from this link that AI loads 6 billion rupees of fuel per month in India (plus whatever they load at foreign airports). That is an even $1.0 billion USD per year. https://wap.business-standard.com/article-amp/companies/state-run-omcs-ask-air-india-to-clear-dues-amid-rising-oil-prices-sourc...

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by lightsaber
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause
Replies: 19
Views: 3687

Re: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause

One guess why I am excited GE has put CMC turbine blades in the GE9X. Any known Achilles heel to CMCs ? sideline: The Soviets were pretty competent in using enamel coatings in their oxygen rich rocket engines. Any application here? CMCs are tough to get through the certification process. It has bee...

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by lightsaber
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti looking at 2 jets to join their ATR fleet
Replies: 22
Views: 2399

Re: Air Tahiti looking at 2 jets to join their ATR fleet

I thought about this more. Why two aircraft of large size? Wouldn't the E2-175 be a better fit for these opperations?

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman - "Moxy will be a Tech Company that flies Airplanes"
Replies: 13
Views: 1442

Re: David Neeleman -

Leveraging technology to reduce your interactions with humans. In other words, lower costs. That’s the only way this survives. I think he knows that but is spinning it as a positive. Lower costs and prevent an accumulation of jobs that require all the people expenses. Other airlines make you work t...

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22019

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

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

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta apologizes to Passenger over cops being called.
Replies: 33
Views: 3680

Re: Delta apologizes to Passenger over cops being called.

Please start a new thread in non-aviation. This thread is now about politics and race, not aviation facts.

Respect other users. No one isn't allowed to post as long as forum rules are followed.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 41
Views: 9018

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

Late comment, the 2 month delay is in my opinion an attempt to open in 2018. The cynic in me takes that as a denial of reality.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause
Replies: 19
Views: 3687

Re: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause

Rolls selected a metal that corrodes when exposed to suffer. Due to EU rules, they exposed the engines to low sulfer testing an thus failed to find the issue. Lightsaber If this is the case it raises so many red flags the mind boggles... Yes. Hot sections and sulfur do not do well. I know US compan...

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 41
Views: 10145

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

From Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-19/wow-air-ipo-plan-a-rarity-in-europe-s-barren-airline-market Higher interest than Air Berlin... and we all know how that story went. Finnair aside top of the list appear to be the usual suspects. That is a bad deal for WoW. I agree wi...

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti looking at 2 jets to join their ATR fleet
Replies: 22
Views: 2399

Re: Air Tahiti looking at 2 jets to join their ATR fleet

With aircraft like A220, they could use it to fly to destinations like Hawaii, Fiji, Easter Islands? HA already flies to Hawaii and I doubt their cost structure would be competitive with HA. Also, I believe you would still need some sort of ETOPS to operate this and I don't know if there is an ETOP...

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest vs. Wall Street
Replies: 25
Views: 1701

Re: Southwest vs. Wall Street

Right now they can charge higher fares because of the lack of fees. Allowing bags also speeds up the boarding process. If they added bag and change fees, they'd have to lower their fares to match other airlines, so the gains would be minimal, but the increase in complexity in the booking, check-in,...

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 189
Views: 55599

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

News out that DHMI the nation airport authority stating that the opening of the airport will slip 2-months till December 31st. More than a dozen aircraft operated at the new airport including TuAF F-16 and F-5 demonstration team for the technology fair. https://img.fanatik.com.tr/img/78/677x443/5ba...

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 41
Views: 9018

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

There are many airports where aircraft take off, and other aircraft are landing behind them, with appropriate spacing to keep everything safe. This A320 could EASILY have been flying directly into the face of an approaching landing aircraft in this instance. There's a REASON that controllers clear ...

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 74
Views: 12274

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

neomax wrote:
TSA125 wrote:
AirbusA322 wrote:
Biggest headwind is this 150+ very costly aircraft on order that it doesn’t want, and can’t cancel.


Are you referring to the 150+ very costly order of EY or EK? ;)


Hahahaha sums this deal up in a nutshell lol

:rotfl:

This feels like Highlander, there shall only be one. ;)

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 239
Views: 26729

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

interesting article here from Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-21/jetblue-founder-aims-to-reboot-discount-flying-with-u-s-startup I'd admit I'm a bit of a Neeleman fanboy, but still not sure how this is going to work out. Especially this last part. “I would be surprised if ...

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti looking at 2 jets to join their ATR fleet
Replies: 22
Views: 2399

Re: Air Tahiti looking at 2 jets to join their ATR fleet

I'm happy to see another known sales campaigns in the size range. : hyper:
Interesting the E2-190 isn't in the mix...

I'm not familiar enough with the routes to pick a winner.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 19
Views: 2318

Re: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

I have an upcoming trip where I need to get to HKG to PEK to reposition for a flight. I was well aware of the HSR being launched and decided against it because well, it's not really high speed. It takes about 9 hours to get with the trains launching in September and there's only one departure from ...

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause
Replies: 19
Views: 3687

Re: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause

Aviation Week has a very detailed article on the problem and fixes with Roll's chief engineer Frank Hasselbach being quoted extensively. A very good read. http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/rolls-royce-unveils-details-trent-1000-fixes-and-testing Huh... I had assumed the sulfer came from t...

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Russian defense Ministry has convened a briefing on MH17. Right now.
Replies: 108
Views: 2618

Re: The Russian defense Ministry has convened a briefing on MH17. Right now.

Thread has deteriorated to personal attacks, disrespecting other users, and threats of a lawsuit.

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Turkish Airlines could start flying to Australia in 2019 with B787-9
Replies: 76
Views: 9698

Re: Rumor: Turkish Airlines could start flying to Australia in 2019 with B787-9

A350 is also more expensive to purchase. But there is one thing that you need to understand, A350 is an heavier aircraft by design. The wings, engines are optimized to fly further. There is an advantages that A350 could offer compared to B787-9. Not saying B787-9 were not optimized for long-haul fl...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22019

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

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

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 74
Views: 12274

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

Split hub will not be the end game. TK and it’s mega hub are one of the threats that needs to be tackled looking fwd 20-30 years. The synergies are wasted by splitting two so close - this is a Emirates World Central vision - if it happens. Agreed. But how? TK's new hub should be felt next year. The...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU
Replies: 25
Views: 3116

Re: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU

Ohhh, I can so see some sun-baked ARJ-21s with faded titles gathering dust in some remote and forgotten corner of some African airport in a few short years from now... they will make for an interesting and exotic subject for photographers! caption under the photo will read " this rare Chinese ...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eindhoven Airport at its limits
Replies: 15
Views: 1874

Re: Eindhoven Airport at its limits

No wonder my employer flies most employees working in the Netherlands through DUS.

Solutions will be found. In reality, AMS is the issue.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot grounded for lying about mental condition
Replies: 5
Views: 1890

Re: Delta Pilot grounded for lying about mental condition

Meh,
My voices are friendly today. ;)


Seriously, if you claim mental disability, you are excluded from many activities!

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route
Replies: 32
Views: 4481

Re: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route

Would be interesting to see the yield on those 1m passengers, though. [...] TK is not a true competitor on most routes given the utterly rubbish flight times from many ports. It's stupid o'clock from Entebbe, no thanks. Yields, that's what really matters isn't it? But here's the problem. For far to...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Turkish Airlines could start flying to Australia in 2019 with B787-9
Replies: 76
Views: 9698

Re: Rumor: Turkish Airlines could start flying to Australia in 2019 with B787-9

PER-LHR: 7,829nm (current longest ULH route, on 789)
IST-SYD: 8,076nm

That is about 250nm further... A challenge, but not impossible. However, not as bad as some claim.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 757
Views: 53489

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

What is the over/under for AI paying salaries and perdiem timely in 8 days? It must be a Western concept to think that not paying salary when due is really bad. Legally, I thought Airlines are like ships where a crew member can quit and demand salary in cash... My friends who are ship captains have ...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal
Replies: 51
Views: 7718

Re: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal

flyingclrs727 wrote:
They probably docked her social scores too.

She didn't put the people first.
He will be docked too for creating an unsafe condition...

LoL. This is so sad I have to feel sorry for her. Her fiance' must feel horrible.

You get the system you deserve.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU
Replies: 25
Views: 3116

Re: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU

KentB27:
Chengdu airlines is in the same corporate group, so they have resources to receive the best technical support. There are COMAC master mechanics on site. What is an airline thousands of miles away, with a language barrier, going to do?

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 757
Views: 53489

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

Air India should be history, the Indian Governments legacy issues impose bad policies on the rest of the Indian airline industry. Air India should liquidate so he assets can be used more efficiently without the debts and legacy issues. Yet we read the government owned oil companies are still provid...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 74
Views: 12274

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

We have long prophesied on here of a merger between EK & EY. Lets see what happens. Would be a real shame for an airline to go totally bust after a couple big moves by the previous CEO. Indeed we have. I don't feel it's a case of EY going bust to merge with EK but the logical outcome of when DW...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 74
Views: 12274

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

Link please.

There is much speculation on this, little fact.

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 650
Views: 154721

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

7216 737-9 Flydubai - 1st 737-9 MAX for Flydubai Interesting, Is this the first time we've found out Flydubai has 9's on order, I had it down as their order was all 8's and some unidentified. I'd been wondering when we would first get some surprise 9's on the line, and it appears we're getting our ...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 757
Views: 53489

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

It appears fuel companies weren't paid: https://www.businesstoday.in/current/economy-politics/maharajah-in-debt-oil-companies-threaten-to-stop-air-india-fuel-supply-unless-dues-are-cleared/story/282623.html According to The Economic Times, Air India, which guzzles fuel worth around Rs 20 crore daily...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 63
Views: 6823

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

Interesting analogy: [i]Since 2012, more seat growth has come from new airport pairs than from pre-existing routes[i] Since 2012, more seat growth has come from new airport pairs than from pre-existing routes It is perhaps worth mentioning that a megahub has geography on its side for flights between...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018
Replies: 422
Views: 51298

Re: Embraer-E2 Deliveries in 2018.

I second the question. When is the next E2 delivery? I'd love to see a schedule.

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 63
Views: 6823

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

Another vanity project triggered by national pride rather than a business case, reminds me of that airport near Madrid that never saw a single aircraft. Ciudad Real Airport is anything but "near" Madrid. It's almost 200km away from central Madrid. From Warsaw that's like building an airpo...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 78
Views: 13034

Re: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.

Samrnpage wrote:
What makes interjet decide to want more SSJs?

Read the wording. My translation is that if reliability improves, they will take more.

With only 2 to 6 flying in a given day at low utilization, they have given up on the SSJ, but they are keeping to contract to keep penalty payments.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 1326
Views: 68315

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

I was going to start a new thread on this but then decided against giving fodder to the AI bashers on this Site. its already there. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1403989&p=20719919#p20719919 Well...the words Air India or AI is missing from the title and so ..at least s...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flat beds on narrowbodies
Replies: 20
Views: 2820

Re: Flat beds on narrowbodies

So a typical first class cabin on, say an Alaska 737-900ER has 16 seats if I am not mistaken. Should they switch to beds, I would assume at least one row would be needed to removed, of not two. Much nicer arrangments, but fewer seats. It is an interesting dilema for the airlines. Are they really ne...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 63
Views: 6823

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

We will find out if there is demand for transfer traffic to Asia. Poland needs a new airport, so the first stage could just be for local O&D. I perceive see many routes we're Planning 2P won't work and a hub is needed. As I've noted many times before, the way to defeat the ME3 is to bypass them....

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 63
Views: 6823

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

I do not get this hub to Asia from Europe thing. Why does there need to be a hub to Asia when you can get to almost anywhere in Asia from almost anywhere in Europe. Growth. There are billions of people in Asia clawing to enter the middle class. Travelers want to travel when they desire (usually whi...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 63
Views: 6823

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

With the EU3 maxed out at the times people want to fly, there is a need for a we'll placed hub to North Asia. The new IST and ME3 will handle SE ASIA and West Africa growth. ET for Africa. DUB and US3 for TATL. Seriously, reading Friedman's The World is flat and Bernstein's Trade, a solended exchang...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Refinery Burnoff Near LAX (17 Sept 2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 3719

Re: Refinery Burnoff Near LAX (17 Sept 2018)

The smoke was more than any burnoff I've seen in years. But other than a possible fine, no issue.

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 196
Views: 12836

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Unintended consequences... Every law passed with a cost has unintended consequences. Air travel is perishable. If you don't fly, the seat (could) go empty. Change fees keep people from gaming the system. Meh... You get what you pay for. Airlines are historically a money losing proposition. If any on...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 21105

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

What a beauty this will be in the SQ colors! https://mainlymilescom.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/acft-b779-1.jpg?w=1200 Rear 3/4 is the best angle for a long 777. Indeed good looking here in this rendering, overall it wont quite match the beauty and grandness of a 747-8. Oh, that is lovely. The 744/...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine over the fuselage question
Replies: 27
Views: 1969

Re: Engine over the fusulage

BTW ignoring all the other arguments for wing mounted engines, mounting well behind the center of gravity, e.g. MD-80, is just fine, as long as you also move the center of lift back. Which is why the MD-80 wings are mounted relatively much further back compared to, say, the 737 wings. 2090945,43842...

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