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by MeCe
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 386
Views: 64394

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Lets see TK will have any excuse for not flying to SYD :devil:

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by MeCe
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 11333

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

There were two AnadoluJet (TK's subsidiary type branch) from AYT to ESB and TC-LLD (not LLA!) collected the pax. of two flights and brought them to ES. This flight has been a TK-7000 type flight number. I saw that one, but this one is different. TC-LLA performed TK2122 and TK2123 IST-ESB roundtrip ...

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by MeCe
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 22137

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

For instance the EU3 have only a minor overall representation; US and CA carriers non-existent; but most striking for me is the fact that QR and EK haven't upgauged to 380 yet. Isnt that because the A380 is banned from landing in Turkey? Recently 2 Emirates A380's had a emergency above Istanbul and...

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by MeCe
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 22137

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Ref 787 door. Per Boeing SOP: " Standard jet bridge connection shall be on door two, if this is not possible, connecting to door one is allowed. Connecting to door one puts the jet bridge in close proximity to the angle of attack sensor. " Jetway cab sizing can vary greatly, so in this ca...

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by MeCe
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 22137

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

saw the news that an increase of international departure tax for Turkish citizen is proposed at the parliament. Nowadays, Turkish people pay 15 TRY for every departure; the proposed tax should be as high as 50 TRY. The tax doesn't apply to foreigners as well as Turkish citizen living abroad. Is the...

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by MeCe
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Erdogan warns TK may drop Boeing orders
Replies: 53
Views: 15856

Re: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"

Actually RTE mentioned litte bit different : “Bizim S-400 olayı bir taraftan yürürken Amerika’dan da Lockheed Martin’den Boeing uçaklarını alıyoruz. 100 adet Boeing alıyoruz. Serbest piyasa ekonomisinin olduğu bir dünyada bunları birbirine karıştırmayacağız He said clearly "we are buying 100 bo...

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by MeCe
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 22137

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Read from the cinematographer that was on the shoot. To light the 14 Business class windows from outside, he used 4 x 12Kw Dino Lights 20 feet away from the aircraft. Dino lights are 12 x 1kw lights bunched together, usually to mimic the rays of the sun. They filmed till lunch and that is when they...

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by MeCe
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines increases Washington DC to 10 weekly
Replies: 23
Views: 3618

Re: Turkish Airlines increases Washington DC to 10 weekly

Just prepare to hear for double daily soon ;)

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by MeCe
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19310

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

questions wrote:
Perhaps:

1) She planned this and camped out unnoticed in the lav or curled up on the floor between rows.

2) She’s a total nut case who popped meds prior to the flight and is looking for someone to compensate her for her own lack of responsibility.


Certain :

AC crew did not follow rules.

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by MeCe
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23211

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

mafaky wrote:
Turkish Consulate, Republic of Turkey, has just declared that IST - EWR services will begin in a month's time? Any insider info, on that? (Have seen nothing on Airlineroutes, unless I totally missed it...????)


Dont think it s possible. Will try get more info on monday

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by MeCe
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23211

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

And which seats? Same as were in WOW Air? Oh my God! Will they be replaced later? Are these aicraft planned to fly also outside Turkey? According to TK investor presentation, these two birds are leased for short-term. So I don't think they will change later. Wow Air had C27Y318 too, so probably no ...

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by MeCe
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23211

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

ist2014 wrote:
Can a 332er (jna-jne) do denver, sea or dfw? Considering that they are capable of pty,bog,hav and ccs?
If so above mentioned cities can be started with 332s as well



Yes they can, also they are used heavily I dont think there are enough plane for mentioned cities.

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by MeCe
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23211

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

What makes you think that there has to be a change in Washington for new cities? By the way, EWR is still on the top of the list. SEA right behind it maybe?? Wondering where DFW, ATL and DEN is placed... TK has been flying to ATL for sometime. DFW and Detroit will be on that list. I've never heard ...

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by MeCe
Mon May 27, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20325

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

So there is a rumour going around that the new airport is being "sold"? I didnt read into it but i see several posts and videos on youtube talking about it. I'd rather ask the people here. Is this true or just a rumour? There's a Bloomberg report on it, they've been pretty spot on with th...

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by MeCe
Tue May 21, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20325

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

behramjee wrote:
MeCe wrote:
IAD, ORD, LAX and SFO (may be MIA too) will be 10 weekly in 2020 summer schedule. All additionals will be 787, IAD and ATL will be pure 787.


And how are you so sure of these USA frequency increases for S20 season ?


Pretty sure. It supposed to on sale now but they are waiting some details.

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by MeCe
Sun May 05, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20325

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

IAD, ORD, LAX and SFO (may be MIA too) will be 10 weekly in 2020 summer schedule. All additionals will be 787, IAD and ATL will be pure 787.

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by MeCe
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 170953

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Regarding of brakes; TC-LNC has brake fans and they can be switched on during taxi to prevent heat build up. 15 min cool down is little too much for fan equipped plane. Actually brake fans are more effective while brakes released, stop and wait increase cooling time. But I really worry about 777`s ...

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by MeCe
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 170953

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

After taxiing about 20 minutes, we came to a stop near the entrance of 34R. The captain (sounded Australian) said we will stay here for about 15 minutes. While we stopped; there were landings and take offs in front of us. And our plane actually revved up in increments, everytime slightly more for a...

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by MeCe
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 20053

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

I would like to see how react our "mankind" during a heavy turbulance. May be designer should demonstrate this himself

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by MeCe
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 170953

Re: New Istanbul Airport a fiasco?

The Jeppeson charts I have seen show the elevation as 325ft, or 99m - so the article would appear to be misguided here. Additionally, the site is mostly laid out on a former (coal?) mine. Now I'm no expert on coal, but it doesn't usually occur in underground wetlands, so there's enough holes in thi...

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by MeCe
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 170953

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I heard TK has some concerns about connecting time Hello, any news about the MCT Minimum Connecting Time at the airport? I have booked flights with TK last year - but now TK is no longer selling these tickets, which worries me a lot! :cry2: I remember somewhere they tested about walking times etc b...

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by MeCe
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union
Replies: 115
Views: 16123

Re: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union

strfyr51 wrote:
If a Maintenance supervisor can't override a mechanic?


No, can not

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by MeCe
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 23323

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

Here is latest update on IGA (from my insider): Ownership has changed dramatically. Original owners had all equal 20% shares who were Cengiz, Kolin, Kalyon, MNG and Limak. New ownership structure is as follows: THY 40%, Kalyon 35% and Cengiz 25%. Bing Bang at the beginning of April is still questio...

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by MeCe
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now
Replies: 94
Views: 22793

Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

I get that, but thinner side walls only got them 4 inches of additional width. Boeing is promising between 8-10 inches of width across all seats. Thats 4-6 inches that's unaccounted for by thinner sidewalls. Boeing measures seat width as cushion width, Airbus measures between armrests. Same seat, d...

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by MeCe
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 23323

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

Hey, have no news here, but we can all speculate right? With the arrival of 789s and 359s and the opening of the new airport, we might see all of that within a few years; Detroit, Seattle, Dallas, Newark... and even maybe Denver, Orlando, Phoenix, Las Vegas... Besides North and South America, TK's ...

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by MeCe
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 23323

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

LAXintl wrote:
Nicknuzzii wrote:
Does anyone have any updates on the supposed EWR service?


The airport is unable to accommodate due to lack international gates at proposed times for Summer 2019.


May be they should check the slots first, than start big fanfare :roll:

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by MeCe
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency
Replies: 184
Views: 34641

Re: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency

All of you all who are talking about legitimately sick mechanics coming to work sick are COMPLETELY missing the point. This is the company trying to fight back against any sort of sick out/work action/work-to-rule movement being taken by mechanics, either officially or unofficially, during contract...

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by MeCe
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 23323

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

I dont see anything like this near future but who knows ? Having more seats is good thing, but you have to fill them. TK is still weak in USA they will focus increase destinations and frequency. Capacity is not concern. Your argument for the "capacity" may be valid for the USA market but ...

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by MeCe
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 23323

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

My main concern is, how uncomfortable will be 787 compared vs 330 vs 777. That is going to be very interesting MeCe; both 789 and 77W will have 3-3-3 Y class; where 789 cabin width is 47cm narrower :( Yes, it will be big hit. I am sure IAD and ATL pax will miss 330. My main concern is, how uncomfor...

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by MeCe
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe
Replies: 104
Views: 21174

Re: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe

mwmav8r01 wrote:
Thank goodness we have FLIGHT ATTENDANTS saying our MX is unsafe.


What can say a FA about MX ?

"Our hot cup is not working"

:duck:

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by MeCe
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 23323

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

Will A359 have the unified economy seats with B789? If yes, that's terrible as 3-3-3 on 787 features much narrower seats than A350 can handle. -AFAIK, 359 cabin is only 12cm wider than the 789. I doubt that TK will get different seats for these two different jets. -On another note, TK "Ridley ...

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by MeCe
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 23323

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

Guys I have a favor to ask my father who also is a aviation enthusiast he holds a PPL etc, is arguing with me that the new airport will not have the take off landing capacity as IST, and I can swear I read somewhere that from day one new airport will have 10% more slots than IST. If anyone can poin...

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by MeCe
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 23323

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

Yet, TK chose a foreign supplier for the 787 J seats. How does this make sense? Narrow body J seats are mechanically driven relative simple seats. Used on 787 or other wide body seats are much much more complex. I think they can design and produce someday but it is too early now. They already have ...

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by MeCe
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 23323

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

A320 TC-JPH is not flying since 15.01 and TC-JPI since 21.01. Preparations for transfer to the new operator? TK has 7 A320s leaving the fleet this year, so maybe them?? Also, I just realized that Turkish Seat Industries besides producing seats for the NEO and MAX fleet, will also be suppling the Ec...

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by MeCe
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 89
Views: 10737

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

Huge difference between heatwave and cold temperatures. When its cold outside, all you need to do is put couple extra layers of clothing, gloves, hats and etcand you will be fine. with a heat, even if you take off your clothes you still will be hot :) sorry, don't meant to sound like captain obviou...

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by MeCe
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22606

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

IIRC, the Comfort Class was only on 12 airplanes, 77Ws. I rode it many times, sometimes paying $200 one-way upgrade during check-in. Comfort class was correct but product was wrong. It took almost some cabin space like business; killed each other. They should do like every one else, 8 abreast, slig...

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by MeCe
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 89
Views: 10737

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

Gimme a break. These airlines could learn a lot from Finnair. I traveled up into the Arctic Circle just last week, temps -30 Celsius. Planes still flew. No big deal.. Oh, and we didn't have a gangway. To boot, at altitude temps reach well below -60 Celsius. I don't buy the "jet fuel freezing&q...

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by MeCe
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 89
Views: 10737

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

Gimme a break. These airlines could learn a lot from Finnair. I traveled up into the Arctic Circle just last week, temps -30 Celsius. Planes still flew. No big deal.. Oh, and we didn't have a gangway. To boot, at altitude temps reach well below -60 Celsius. I don't buy the "jet fuel freezing&q...

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by MeCe
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?
Replies: 76
Views: 9085

Re: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?

Go put your smartphone in the freezer for 10 minutes and pull it out and see how it works. Now imagine that you left it in the freezer overnight and pull it out and imagine how it would work. That's what happens to many of the electronic and mechanical components of the airplane and also ground equ...

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by MeCe
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?
Replies: 76
Views: 9085

Re: Will there be Disruptions due to ORD Temperature

Water servicing will be an issuse for sure. Hoses already frozen at many gates. There will be some techical difficulties too if plane should stay overnight. For example a 777 requires hefty cold maintenance list to do. Even for a short period of without external heat or packs off water should be dra...

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by MeCe
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22606

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

https://www.facebook.com/10167555655843 ... 586736676/
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Here is a raw video after strom in AYT. Never expected see heavy ground equipment thrown like this
https://www.facebook.com/10167555655843 ... 586736676/

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by MeCe
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22606

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

Unconfirmed leak : LAX may get 787 too, as double
daily.

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by MeCe
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 suffers double engine failure on rollout
Replies: 35
Views: 16353

Re: ANA 787 suffers double engine failure on rollout

Reading between the lines of a couple of posts elsewhere it seems that a possible cause of this roll back was a system called TCMA (Thrust Control Malfunction something-or-other). This is a function of the FADEC on many Boeing aircraft and is designed to shutdown one or both engines if it thinks th...

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by MeCe
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 85
Views: 14658

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

Atlwarrior wrote:
This really could have happen in any large international city.


Pick pocketing or just picking e.g. when you left your phone on desk someone quickly grab it- can happen anywhere. But blocking your transport with another car and using force rob you, no it is not common as you think.

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by MeCe
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22606

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

IST-MEX officially announced. Schedule as follows :


TK 181 21/08/2019 25/08/2019 ..3.5.7 IST 20:55 4:10 MEX +1

TK 181 22/08/2019 26/08/2019 1..4.6.MEX 05:30 7:50 CUN

TK 181 22/08/2019 26/08/2019 1..4.6. CUN 09:20 5:25 IST +1

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by MeCe
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lviv, Ukraine is closed as a THY B-737 skidded off the runway
Replies: 16
Views: 5450

Re: Lviv, Ukraine is closed as a THY B-737 skidded off the runway

I'll let the pictures speak for themselves: AMSTERDAM KATHMANDU ISTANBUL PRISTINA BUCHAREST etc etc You can read more using the link below. Lots of hard landings, burst tires etc. https://www.aeroinside.com/incidents/airline/thy Haters gonna hate... But you have to accept TK start to chew cake and ...

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by MeCe
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22606

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

I think TK should reconfigure some of these 330`s as regional fleet. Smaller galleys, no full bed business, no crew rest. They will be much lighter and cheaper to operate.

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by MeCe
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 16591

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

I think the plan is to built a smaller version or perhaps even a twin of the current terminal building between future runways 3 and 4. Probably all airlines other than TK will be moved to this new terminal building. http://www.igairport.com/Constant%20Assets/iga_master_plan_webtr05.jpg I heard some...

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by MeCe
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 16591

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

Not again, Dubai El Maktoum will be more than 200 mil/year. New Istanbul wil be 150 mil/year after all phases completed.

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by MeCe
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 16591

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

Daxing was always going to be bigger than the new IST. I have no idea why they advertised it as the world's biggest in the first place. The approval for Daxing was given in 2013 and the construction started in 2014. So it's impossible that they didn't have the figures by the time the marketing star...

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