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Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British operators of the DC-10
Replies: 60
Views: 5890

Re: British operators of the DC-10

You've managed a much longer list than I would have been able to come up with! I can't add much but my first ever trip over the Atlantic was on DC10s of Laker's Skytrain. Wish I could remember much about it but it was 42 years ago. :old:

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Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Boeing use the "Max" name again?
Replies: 41
Views: 3506

Re: Will Boeing use the "Max" name again?

Airbus A350 "XWB" has left the chat. A320 "NEO" has left the chat. I'm not sure what "left the chat" means. XWB is pretty silly and I never use it. But NEO is descriptive, accurate, and helpful to differentiate the models from CEO. I have no problem with that. Max is d...

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Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Boeing use the "Max" name again?
Replies: 41
Views: 3506

Re: Will Boeing use the "Max" name again?

Not a chance. They'll want to put this all behind them as soon as possible. (It was always a pretty stupid name anyway.) Airbus A350 "XWB" has left the chat. A320 "NEO" has left the chat. I'm not sure what "left the chat" means. XWB is pretty silly and I never use it. ...

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Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020
Replies: 118
Views: 28683

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020

Sorry if it has been asked before, but is there anywhere that I can find the MSNs of the -2C tankers? You can find the -2C tanker MSN's up to L/N 1216 ( 59 USAF + 1 JASDF) here : Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020, see : https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=14381...

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Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020
Replies: 118
Views: 28683

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020

Sorry if it has been asked before, but is there anywhere that I can find the MSNs of the -2C tankers?

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Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines launch ‘flights to nowhere’
Replies: 77
Views: 11038

Re: Airlines launch ‘flights to nowhere’

johns624 wrote:
This is really unnecessary and pointless from an environmental point of view.

Who cares?


That's the spirit, Donald. Screw the environment! :roll:

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Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123064

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Just was wondering the same thing when I saw this thread. I bet they get doors cut in them. Delta's 777 fleet is split across two subtypes, the -200ER and -200LR. If a P2F program gets launched, would it be valid for both? Would be interesting to know because 772 Fs are Equipped with GE90-115B. Wha...

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Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bac 111. Successful start but why not a long term success?
Replies: 23
Views: 3987

Re: Bac 111. Successful start but why not a long term success?

I don't know how competitive the 1-11 was but it certainly became less so as McD and Boeing developed larger, more capable versions of their models. Also, both McD and especially Boeing could market aircraft families in a way that BAC couldn't. British engineering and technology in the 1950s-1970s c...

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Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: French President's A330 Damaged being Towed in Beirut
Replies: 14
Views: 2488

Re: French President's A330 Damaged being Towed in Beirut

I remember seeing a picture of an A340 of BWIA landing at LHR without the left winglet. Could not have this plane done anything similar by flying back to France? Flying without a winglet is no big deal but I suspect that flying with a damaged one could be risky. I wonder how it flew to Amman. Maybe...

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Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL A300s?
Replies: 88
Views: 11354

Re: TATL A300s?

Pretty much off topic (sorry) but Swiss used a leased A300 on the ZRH-DAR route. Even with a stop at NBO that was TATL distance.

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Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hypothesis: Airbus and Boeing merger
Replies: 31
Views: 2840

Re: Hypothesis: Airbus and Boeing merger

Weren't there talks twenty or so years ago about Airbus and Boeing collaborating on a VLA? Or did I dream that? Maybe it wasn't a dream ... (1) https://www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/2019/02/14/how-boeing-lured-airbus-into-now-busted-a380/#2117a0e6c2a2 "Boeing was considering whether to devel...

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Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hypothesis: Airbus and Boeing merger
Replies: 31
Views: 2840

Re: Hypothesis: Airbus and Boeing merger

Weren't there talks twenty or so years ago about Airbus and Boeing collaborating on a VLA? Or did I dream that?

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Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Boeing use the "Max" name again?
Replies: 41
Views: 3506

Re: Will Boeing use the "Max" name again?

Not a chance. They'll want to put this all behind them as soon as possible. (It was always a pretty stupid name anyway.)

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Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS to LHR in the 90s
Replies: 39
Views: 6686

Re: BOS to LHR in the 90s

From my flight log.

22.10.94 BOS-LHR BA214 747-100 G-AWNP

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Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there an airline worldwide that’s not losing money ?
Replies: 64
Views: 15685

Re: Is there an airline worldwide that’s not losing money ?

Probably quite a few cargo airlines are coining it in!

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Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad at Windhoek
Replies: 2
Views: 1263

Re: Etihad at Windhoek

chiki wrote:
Most probably cargo there was one in HRE recently with COViD donations from UAE [emoji1256]


Yes. I very much doubt if it was carrying passengers. Maybe it dropped half its load at NBO and brought the rest here?

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Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad at Windhoek
Replies: 2
Views: 1263

Etihad at Windhoek

Probably a topic of interest to a select few, but as I sit here on a winter's morning in Windhoek, FR24 shows an Etihad 787-9 A6-BLU minutes away from landing at WDH. It's coming from Nairobi. This is probably the first EY plane to come to WDH and from Nairobi? The flight number is EY641. Any ideas?

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Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 129
Views: 13913

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

Actually, that's not quite true. It never actually "belonged" to South Africa. It was administered by S.A. - legally at first and later in defiance of the UN. Indeed, Namibia never belonged to South Africa, it was administered by South Africa from 1915 under the Treaty of Versailles. Prio...

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Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 129
Views: 13913

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

sixfootscream wrote:
seat64k wrote:
PM wrote:
It's almost like Namibia is a province of South Africa...


They did belong to us once...

Actually, that's not quite true. It never actually "belonged" to South Africa. It was administered by S.A. - legally at first and later in defiance of the UN.

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Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 129
Views: 13913

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

More on Air Namibia The Confidente is a weekly investigative newspaper in Namibia. This week's issue leads with Air Namibia and the Frankfurt route. https://www.confidentenamibia.com/pages/article/2251 Air Namibia operates two A330-200s on lease from Intrepid. The only route they fly (or used to) is...

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Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2020
Replies: 139
Views: 44688

Re: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2020

mxaxai wrote:
Good catch. I trusted planespotters.net, who list this aircraft as "written off".

Well, it's written off in the sense that it ain't going anywhere!

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Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 434
Views: 150597

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

According to Airbus, they delivered an A350 to AF on 30th June. It has to be this one. Yes, this is confirmed by aibfamily.flights, see https://aibfamily.flights/A350/422 By the way, MSN 418 (SAS #4) was also already delivered on contract on 30th June before the delivery flight on 1st July, see htt...

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Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 434
Views: 150597

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

audidudi wrote:
MSN 422 (AF #6) F-WZNB/F-HYTF delivered 10 July 2020 as AF7525 from TLS>CDG. #2 in July...#22 in 2020...#369 total.

According to Airbus, they delivered an A350 to AF on 30th June. It has to be this one.

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Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 129
Views: 13913

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

Air Namibia will be resuming domestic flights from 13th May. Does the end is near for Air Namibia? Recent news suggest this option... I've been travelling in the desert without access to news for a few days. I return home to find this. https://www.namibian.com.na/92665/read/Govt-washes-hands-of-Air...

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Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 15742

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

Sjtstudios wrote:



If any cancellations occur, it will be spread evenly. Qatar always wants good faith or the upper hand in these circumstances.

Obviously. I'm told that "Good Faith" is the nickname Airbus and Boeing have for Mr. Al Baker...

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Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 313
Views: 67098

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

The old SAA (ie until a few weeks ago) was a bit hit or miss. One of my last flights (in early March) was JNB-LHR in Business. The seating excellent but, again, the onboard service pretty poor. But, to and from JNB (I live in WDH) the regional product in Business is excellent. (Though I wish the A3...

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Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 313
Views: 67098

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

The old SAA (ie until a few weeks ago) was a bit hit or miss. One of my last flights (in early March) was JNB-LHR in Business. The seating excellent but, again, the onboard service pretty poor. But, to and from JNB (I live in WDH) the regional product in Business is excellent. (Though I wish the A31...

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Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 313
Views: 67098

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

Here is a link to an article giving more details on the fleet returns and retentions: https://www.news24.com/fin24/companies/industrial/saa-returns-17-aircraft-after-lessors-begin-termination-of-leases-20200612 "The [returned] aircraft returned include four A319s; three A340-300s; three A340-6...

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Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 313
Views: 67098

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

VCVSpotter wrote:
It seems that SAA will be removing all A340s from their fleet. However, it seems that although the A343s are grounded...


ZS-SXF (A343) is currently over Mozambique on its was to Dubai.

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Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16673

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

Things are changing. "Normal" isn't going to come back. That is not what data from China indicates. In China, according to what I've heard, domestic air travel is at 90% of pre-lockdown levels. China is hardly in the vanguard of trying to address the climate emergency. I'm thinking more o...

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Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16673

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

Things are changing. "Normal" isn't going to come back. Many people hope and believe that we will come out of the pandemic with different priorities. It is hoped that we can become greener. Measures to discourage people from flying unnecessarily may become popular. Airlines that have recei...

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Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15437

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

@ VirginFlyer

Thank you. A really interesting historical summary.

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Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 146
Views: 37983

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

ANA is my guess.

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Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 146
Views: 37983

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

Could we please change the title from "to close" to "close to"? There is a teeny difference between the two.

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Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123064

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

... its not as if DL is a large operator of the 777, of course ... Slightly off-topic but I think I'm right that they intended to have many more. https://www.flightglobal.com/rolls-royce-wins-delta-order/18163.article "Rolls-Royce has beaten GE and Pratt & Whitney in a contest to supply it...

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Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 744
Replies: 11
Views: 3661

Re: British Airways 744

G-CIVP (BA59) is about to land at Cape Town (9:10am local time).

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Fri May 22, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s
Replies: 104
Views: 26512

Re: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s

randomdude83 wrote:

If also they have their seats installed which is the big question...

I asked that question in another thread and I think the answer is that they are just empty shells.

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Tue May 19, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair South Africa applies for Business Rescue
Replies: 8
Views: 1766

Re: Comair South Africa applies for Business Rescue

Maybe this is a sliver of good news for the South African aviation industry. Comair’s business rescue practitioners (BRPs) say that the airline is in a position to be saved, given that it is not “factually insolvent”, only in financial distress. https://businesstech.co.za/news/business/399475/kulul...

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Tue May 19, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14344

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

My two cents. I can claim 45 777 flights between May 1999 and October 2018. -200, -300, -200ER, -200LR, -300ER. Most in Economy but 9 in Business. Malaysia, Singapore, Cathay, BA, All Nippon, KLM, JAL, Air New Zealand, Asiana, Turkish, Thai, Emirates, Qatar and Ethiopian. Not bad for someone who tri...

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Wed May 06, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: swissair 747-357 network Q .
Replies: 9
Views: 2354

Re: swissair 747-357 network Q .

Between 1990 and 1999 I flew on SR 747-300s (I think they were -357s :stirthepot: ) to or from JFK, JNB, PHL, BOS, NBO, ORD, ATL. In 1993 SR were using MD-11s on the HKG route. And in 1997 and 1999 DMK was an MD11. Not sure if this helps. Bear in mind that three of their five -300s were Combis. That...

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Tue May 05, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair South Africa applies for Business Rescue
Replies: 8
Views: 1766

Re: Comair South Africa applies for Business Rescue

That's a shame. We can't lose them all.

FWIW, Air Namibia will start flying domestically next week.

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Mon May 04, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United exercises options for 8 787-10s
Replies: 140
Views: 25157

Re: United orders 7 787-10s

Nicknuzzii wrote:
The airline says that the 787 will serve as their workhorse of their long haul fleet in the future.


I wonder what that means for the A350s...

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Sun May 03, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warren Buffet cuts his loses
Replies: 27
Views: 2215

Re: Warren Buffet cuts his loses

Wouldn't it be better if governments ensured various safety nets to protect people from unemployment, old age, illness, etc.? Some governments seem able to do it quite successfully. Others ... less so. The math of a government safety net requires that the number of people contributing to the safety...

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Sun May 03, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warren Buffet cuts his loses
Replies: 27
Views: 2215

Re: Warren Buffet cuts his loses

This may be a minority view but buying shares to get rich is pretty dubious ethically. At the extreme, we have thousands of people who just move money around, creaming off a percentage here and there, but who don't contribute anything to the common good. That is what ALL savings type programs/ plan...

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Sun May 03, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warren Buffet cuts his loses
Replies: 27
Views: 2215

Re: Warren Buffet cuts his loses

This may be a minority view but buying shares to get rich is pretty dubious ethically. At the extreme, we have thousands of people who just move money around, creaming off a percentage here and there, but who don't contribute anything to the common good. Wasn't it shareholder value, short-term prof...

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Sun May 03, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warren Buffet cuts his loses
Replies: 27
Views: 2215

Re: Warren Buffet cuts his loses

This may be a minority view but buying shares to get rich is pretty dubious ethically. At the extreme, we have thousands of people who just move money around, creaming off a percentage here and there, but who don't contribute anything to the common good. Wasn't it shareholder value, short-term profi...

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Fri May 01, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23753

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LQnILBPN_s&t=16s

Enjoy!

It is the most stunning aeroplane. By far the best looking twin.
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adambrau wrote:

Here is an awesome AF 350 video from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LQnILBPN_s&t=16s

Enjoy!

It is the most stunning aeroplane. By far the best looking twin.

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Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23753

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Are you forgetting a fleet of 787s? AF doesn't have any 787s on order (any more). They still have 10 787s which isn't large enough a fleet to have a common type rating for the AF pilots, they just won't have enough practise with the 787s. So AF had a decision to make, order additional 787s as A332 ...

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Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 313
Views: 67098

Re: SAA to be liquidated!

"...it is understood that an equity partner will be brought on board." IF a new airline is established and IF an equity partner (another airline, ideally) comes on board, and IF the government can keep their hands off it (note to new equity partner - get a watertight guarantee), this might...

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