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by cuban8
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 612
Views: 85382

Re: Emirates A380 cargo

While I don’t know how the specific flight is loaded, I do know that Emirates is using the A380 passenger area for cargo as well. I don’t think they have removed any seats though. As far as I’ve heard, they are loading smaller packages and boxes in the seats directly.

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by cuban8
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 11926

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2020

Interesting move that Freebird Airlines says it will enter scheduled service flying. Initially it will link European markets like Germany with Antalya and by summer 2021 add links to Bodrum and Dalaman. I guess the full charter market doesn’t make sense in these Covid times. If I remember correctly...

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by cuban8
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 185857

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

https://simpleflying.com/sas-pilots-laid-off/
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Not very unexpected, but definitely tough times ahead for aviation in the Nordic countries. According to the article below, Scandinavian Airlines to let go of 560 pilots.

https://simpleflying.com/sas-pilots-laid-off/

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by cuban8
Sun May 10, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to hire a private jet
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

Re: How to hire a private jet

I would recommend you to go to two specific companies. Either TAG aviation or Gama Aviation. Both of them are reputable companies, they are based in London and has plenty of different aircraft’s and prices. Good luck!!

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by cuban8
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 10515

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2020

Unfortunately, I believe this corona virus might bankrupt a few companies in Turkey. In a way, Turkey is used to crisis situations and it's aviation industry has gone through a lot, but this time they will not be able to wet-lease aircraft's around the world like they have done previously. For sure ...

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by cuban8
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 4216

Re: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread

It’s great to see SAF airport having some connections. I always feel like it’s much more expensive then flying in to ABQ though. Is that still the case?

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by cuban8
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 50092

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

3 ladies lost their lives. Media says they were sitting side by side on the 6th row. So if this is true, can someone corellate whether the 6th row would have been at the fuselage break? It would only go so far to attribute the deaths in the 737 breaking up as the rear section also broke. Again, we ...

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by cuban8
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 96933

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

...the only way forward for Boeing is fixing the MAX. A new 737 replacement doesn’t make sense at this stage from a financial as well as technological point of view. You left out the risk point of view. What is the risk to Boeing as an enterprise if a third MAX goes down? Any incident involving any...

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by cuban8
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 96933

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

Boeing have to start making bold moves. It desperately needs a new 737. The MAX is not it. The MAX is unstable. Unstable aircraft crash. Its a fact. Boeing is currently wasting time not designing a new 737. It might just save them. If they persist with the MX it will sink them. One more crash will ...

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by cuban8
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 784
Views: 119821

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

It's amazing how much people will pay to save 1hr on the LA freeways...the helicopter flight looks like it would have taken 30-45 minutes (if completed) and the time estimate for the drive at 9AM on Sunday (from Google Maps) is 1h 15m to 1h 45m. People pay extra money just to get in a shorter line ...

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by cuban8
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 193404

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

The latest developments makes me think that the MAX will RTS in a year or so. Now that it seems like Boeing pretty much missed the important summer season RTS, I think it will relieve some pressure from the workers for a rushed RTS. With that “extra” time, the engineers should bring a more mature an...

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by cuban8
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?
Replies: 190
Views: 27388

Re: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?

I remain very pessimistic about a potential A220-500. So far I haven’t heard a word about it from Airbus (even though it’s just a study). In my opinion, a new A220 series will need to be an extension/addition to the A320 family and that will be too expensive to achieve. Looking at the current sales ...

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by cuban8
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 300088

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

I have to admit I’m quite disappointed with the Western countries. If you claim that Iran shot down the aircraft, at least provide us with some proof. Not just a statement from an intelligence office. I believe as much in the Pentagon’s statement as in the Iranian Government’s statement until furth...

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by cuban8
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 300088

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

I have to admit I’m quite disappointed with the Western countries. If you claim that Iran shot down the aircraft, at least provide us with some proof. Not just a statement from an intelligence office. I believe as much in the Pentagon’s statement as in the Iranian Government’s statement until furthe...

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by cuban8
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 300088

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

1. Accidental shootdown due to SAM crew error under high alert. The SAM crew screwed up under high alert due to anticipation of U.S. retaliation after the Iraq missile strikes, and shot down the airliner for no valid reason. Most likely, and a testament to the Iranian army's unprofessionalism, unpr...

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by cuban8
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to ink 737 Max order soon.
Replies: 64
Views: 17534

Re: ANA to ink 737 Max order soon.

wow! Most be an extremely huge discount that Boeing is giving to ANA for this publicity via an order in the given state the entire max drama is. Buy 1, get 2? Gesendet von meinem SM-G950F mit Tapatalk In a duopoly, it does not have to be, if they decide to order Airbus when can they expect to start...

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by cuban8
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants
Replies: 64
Views: 17842

Re: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants

Funny thing is, even the flight engineers gets refused in the UK these days. I’ve been flying out of the UAE to the UK for the last 10 years with flight engineers onboard without any issues. We are operating a private Airbus CJ and we always carry an engineer in case of a maintenance problem. Begin...

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by cuban8
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 755271

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

To all of you who has been on this thread for months talking about pilot proficiency. My personal take on the MAX saga is that Boeing/FAA built and certified a non airworthy aircraft. That should be corrected with a new design, a new evaluation and certification. It might take a few years and a coup...

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by cuban8
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants
Replies: 64
Views: 17842

Re: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants

Well, if these “special” Visas are granted for crew, I am with the UK border here if these people are not under a crew contract with the airline. If they are foreigners on a “regular job”, they should just have to apply for a regular visa in order to pass through inmigration and enter the UK. Roste...

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by cuban8
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinion: Airbus and how to move away from the A320 family
Replies: 100
Views: 18321

Re: Opinion: Airbus and how to move away from the A320 family

I don't think there will be a new clean-sheet aircraft before the introduction of several game-changing technologies like 1-pilot flight deck or Ultra-fan-like engines. Obviously, it depends also of Boeing choices. You are well informed. This is actually where things are heading the upcoming years.

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by cuban8
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is EASA NCC similar to FAA part 135 operations?
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Re: Is EASA NCC similar to FAA part 135 operations?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
No, the NCC rule applies to private, “non commercial” operations. FAR121 and 135 is commercial, for hire operations. There is no FAA equivalent to EASA Non Commercial Complex rules.

GF

Much appreciated!!! Thank you.

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by cuban8
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is EASA NCC similar to FAA part 135 operations?
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Is EASA NCC similar to FAA part 135 operations?

Hi all, I would appreciate if someone with Private Jet operational knowledge could inform me if the NCC is similar to Part 135? I'm currently researching the differences between the EASA "standard" regulation and the EASA NCC regulation. Would it compare to FAA part 121 and FAA part 135? I...

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by cuban8
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 755271

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

I think that if they were in an NG with intermittent runaway trim or any other type of control issue they most likely could have crashed. I've used the following analogy a few times before - if they were on Autopilot in an NG and it put them into an uncomanded bank 22 times and they didn't think of...

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by cuban8
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux News and Discussion thread
Replies: 281
Views: 28958

Re: Starlux announces first flight date and routes

Currently flying XFW-DXB.

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by cuban8
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 681581

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

We should seriously open up a topic about worldwide pilot training, minimum requirement(s) and certification process..... I find it strange that this thread is still debating training issues and third world pilot flying ability. These issues have been around for decades, but on a.net it sounds like ...

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by cuban8
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 681581

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Langwiesche is a very experienced aviator and writer with many years at Atlantic and other publications. Cheap hit there. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Langewiesche :checkmark: People should do a little research. It's open season on messengers these days: shoot first and ask questions lat...

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by cuban8
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 681581

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

It’s sad to see how this thread is polluted with misinformation. It’s also laughable that posters are still continuing to blame the pilots for these events. The third pilot who saved the day was in the jump seat. That’s very different from being upfront handling a situation. I’ve been conducting che...

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by cuban8
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 145547

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

The new SAS livery looks amazing. I’m for one very happy that the red/orange is gone from the livery. The big title with the SAS logo is great too, since the silver color makes it more discreet and elegant. Besides having a blue tail, I fail to see any comparison with the boring German cargo airplan...

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by cuban8
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 681581

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I see that in the WSJ article overnight regarding the JATR - at the end the journalist states that they have heard that Canada will require SIM training before plane gets back in the air and that EASA will likely require a 3rd sensor at some point (potentially retroactively installed after the plan...

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by cuban8
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 681581

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I read here that a lot of posters believe that the FAA could re-certify the MAX alone (for US operators only). I find that very hard to believe. The FAA will be the first to re-certify the MAX for sure, but that will be done after checking with their counterparts around the world that they will do t...

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by cuban8
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 681581

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Their 2nd quarter numbers will be interesting to see as well.[/quote] Without starting a flame war about program accounting. Would it be possible for Boeing to make a program accounting scheme for the B737 MAX program (since they have a huge backlog), in order to keep Wall Street “calm” for Q2, Q3, ...

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by cuban8
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 106
Views: 13879

Re: European LCC

Not sure you will consider Pegasus as an European LCC, but they definitely have a strong presence in Europe, Central Asia and Middle East. Future wise, I feel that they are very well positioned.

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by cuban8
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 764240

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Yes AA, WN and and UA sent union and management pilots to Boeing. Shouldn't Boeing invite some "third world pilots" to determine if their fix is also good for the rest of the world . . . ? I get your sarcasm, but in a way, if they are sure about their fix they should actually invite other...

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by cuban8
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 759463

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

It's clearly arrogant to assume that professionally trained people would put their families at risk. You think that US pilots are stupid or something? That they they didn't follow procedures when something was not right? Just think what you are writing and stop with accusations until ALL FACTS are ...

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by cuban8
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 759463

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

After all these years, it’s interesting to see that after every plane crash there’s always a discussion about the crews flight hours. That being said nobody talks about the quality of these flight hours. I’ve been flying for the last 20 years pretty much worldwide with all kind of nationalities, fli...

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by cuban8
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 764240

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Regardless of the grounding is warranted or not, I believe some heads should roll at Boeing’s PR department. I’ve never seen such lousy communication for such a big company. Even the FAA is eerily quiet. That’s the main reason for the grounding in my opinion. I’m also surprised of the risk the Ameri...

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by cuban8
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 764240

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Dieuwer wrote:
Boeing will be screwed too. Unless they start to give their planes away, what (Asia, European) nation will buy their planes again, considering that abominable public relations behavior by Boeing?


I think a certain Irish low cost carrier might see an opportunity here!!

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by cuban8
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 764240

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

With india being the latest to ban Max, FlyDubai remains the only major operator flying the Max other than NA Very strange to see FlyDubai and the GCAA not following Oman and instead continuing to operate as usual. Especially after the recent FZ981 crash, I would have thought they would be more cau...

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by cuban8
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 759463

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

From the sources I have in Ethiopian who were following the 737- 8MAX departure.

Normal takeoff performed.
Once airborne, they reported to the tower they were experiencing unreliable airspeed and requested immediate return.
Last information was that the airplane was uncontrollable.

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by cuban8
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines new uniforms. Very classy.
Replies: 21
Views: 5628

Re: Turkish Airlines new uniforms. Very classy.

The uniform is not too bad. But these white/grey stockings looks horrendous!!!

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by cuban8
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws
Replies: 55
Views: 15151

Re: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws

I can not comment on the environmental issues. As other posters have mentioned, the Dash 8 has quite good capabilities. Widerøe has been flying the Dash 8 to short runways in mountainous areas for decades. To mention a few of their destinations over the years: Narvik, ENNK 965m; Svolvær ENSH 946m, S...

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by cuban8
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending
Replies: 62
Views: 7169

Re: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending

Pilots have background checks. They have medicals. They have peers who can report them if they have suspicions. That didn't stop LAM, Germanwings, possibly MH370. However all of the training in the world doesn't help when someone goes rogue on you and there's no way to stop them. I 100% agree with ...

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by cuban8
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending
Replies: 62
Views: 7169

Re: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending

It's not about 'handling' a suicidal pilot though. It's about one person not being able to completely lock themselves in and take a plane down. If there's nobody else with them then there is nothing you can do. The door cannot be breached. Emergency codes don't work if the suicidal one has locked t...

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by cuban8
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 58
Views: 7466

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

In the end of the day, the more A220 Airbus sells, the more the programme will be worth when they buy BBD and Quebec Government's share, I think Airbus will wait until it becomes a 100% Airbus product before doing any of that. Exactly my thoughts. Investing in a project where you only own 50% is no...

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by cuban8
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending
Replies: 62
Views: 7169

Re: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending

Every time there is an accident/incident in aviation, regulatory authorities tries to find solutions in order to mitigate these events from happening again. That's all good.That being said, the problem in my opinion with the two-person cockpit rule is that there is not enough knowledge about mental ...

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by cuban8
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending
Replies: 62
Views: 7169

Re: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending

Sad to see this interesting thread turned into meaningless personal attacks..... I’m happy the authorities leave it to the operators to decide what’s best for them. I’m personally not a big fan of the two-person cockpit rule. The person (purser, cabin crew, dead-head crew, company official etc.) rep...

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by cuban8
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 640591

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

It seems like the Airbus 350-1000 test aircraft MSN 65 & 71 has officially been transferred to French Bee and Virgin Atlantic respectively. Does these mean Airbus only have one A350-1000 test aircraft left? Still no news regarding the fate of the A350-900 test aircrafts? MSN 2, 3 & 4 still t...

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by cuban8
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul (IST) Operations
Replies: 3
Views: 857

Re: Istanbul (IST) Operations

Agreed that safety should be the first priority. The main problem still remains though. Airport and runway congestion at IST is difficult to handle without causing major delays. Once runway 05 is unusable for landing for whatever reason; departing and landing traffic at IST requires longer seperatio...

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by cuban8
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 640591

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 221 (PR#1) sporting its final regs (RP-C3501). Contractual delivery may happen this week MSN 226 (GS#1) online on the flightline this evening MSN 231 (CA#3) RTO complete. First flight scheduled for Friday Looking forward to see the first Tanjin Airlines A350!! Still mentioned as JJ#9 on the pro...

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by cuban8
Sat May 19, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ321LR, Scheduled ?
Replies: 65
Views: 12722

Re: Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ321LR, Scheduled ?

GalaxyFlyer, I don’t deny there are green airplanes which are refurbished as you have mentioned, but from my experience (6 years negotiating ACJ’s & BBJ’s) it usually ends up much more complicated, time consuming and in the end more expensive. I have never entered negotiations about a green Boei...

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