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by rojo
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual delivery flights - thread
Replies: 17
Views: 3112

Re: Unusual delivery flights - thread

Right now there is an ATR-72 departing YUL on delivery flight to Silver Airways

https://www.flightradar24.com/2EATA/276320ab

Routing is:

TLS - GLA
GLA - GLA
GLA - DUB
DUB - KEF
KEF - YYR
YYR - YUL
YUL - FLL

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by rojo
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viva Aerobus A320 nose gear collapse at PVR
Replies: 46
Views: 7808

Re: Viva Aerobus A320 nose gear collapse at PVR

Looks like the plane was doing a 180 turn at the end of the runway for takeoff when it happened I flew on VB last week PVR-TIJ and for the a.net community not familiar with the current operation at PVR, the airport is currently resurfacing the taxiway leading to the threshold of runway 22. Because ...

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by rojo
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which planes will replace CRJ-200 and ERJ-145 in the US?
Replies: 128
Views: 15757

Re: Which planes will replace CRJ-200 and ERJ-145 in the US?

[ 600s are flying in the states I am not debating that. I am debating MO11's claim that the -600 was certified by the FAA to fly in the states back in 2013 which is not true. It was certified in 2019 as my last post says. The "600 version" is a commercial designation for a modified -500; ...

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by rojo
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which planes will replace CRJ-200 and ERJ-145 in the US?
Replies: 128
Views: 15757

Re: Which planes will replace CRJ-200 and ERJ-145 in the US?

bigb wrote:
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600s are flying in the states


I am not debating that. I am debating MO11's claim that the -600 was certified by the FAA to fly in the states back in 2013 which is not true. It was certified in 2019 as my last post says.

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by rojo
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which planes will replace CRJ-200 and ERJ-145 in the US?
Replies: 128
Views: 15757

Re: Which planes will replace CRJ-200 and ERJ-145 in the US?

Someone already did = Silver Airways and got the -600 certified with the FAA so any US carrier can add it to its AOC now The "600 version" was certified by the FAA in 2013. Do you have evidence of that? The following article dated January 15, 2019 says something different: https://viconso...

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by rojo
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which planes will replace CRJ-200 and ERJ-145 in the US?
Replies: 128
Views: 15757

Re: Which planes will replace CRJ-200 and ERJ-145 in the US?

GSP psgr wrote:
I think somebody will eventually bite on new build ATR42s-my money would be on a UAX carrier out of Denver probably.


Someone already did = Silver Airways
and got the -600 certified with the FAA so any US carrier can add it to its AOC now

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by rojo
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 565
Views: 59662

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

This past May 2020 I booked a TAP flight scheduled for next February 1(JFK-LIS), in hopes that restrictions would be lifted(I’m an American citizen). I’m doubtful this will occur. But as of today, TAP is not willing to waive the change fee for moving the trip to later in 2021. Really, TAP?!? You’re...

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by rojo
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021
Replies: 180
Views: 29221

Re: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021

I love trivia questions!!!!!!! how about CONTOUR => IATA: LF ICAO: VTE CALLSIGN: VOLUNTEER which operates flights as public charters sold and operated by parent company Contour Aviation as a direct carrier flying E135's and E145's configured with 30 seats. https://www.contourairlines.com/en-us Cont...

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by rojo
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021
Replies: 180
Views: 29221

Re: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021

Yes my nephew works for Delta and I worked for United. So What? I do not wish JSX any Ill at all and i came up through the regionals so I have a soft spot for them. But? What is so righteous about what they're doing that they can't do it from the Terminal? And what gives them "Special" Di...

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by rojo
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 364
Views: 29320

Re: New Airline Annoucnement KSNA

$242 seems pretty steep for an intra-Cali flight unless that is r/t, even then.... That looks like it is essentially a full-fare ticket. If they really charge that much, they won't last until the end of the year. Spirit officially confirmed now by the airport (as if it wasn't obvious) For a forum w...

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by rojo
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 330196

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

How can AA hit 86% Load Factor in JFK if all their flights are limited to 85% capacity for social distancing? :scratchchin: They will probably justify saying it is based on LID... then your true LF is lower (based on aircraft capacity). LF numbers don't say much unless you show other metrics: ASM's...

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by rojo
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 330196

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

How can AA hit 86% Load Factor in JFK if all their flights are limited to 85% capacity for social distancing? :scratchchin: The flights are not limited to 85% capacity. They're packing the planes when possible, except for blocking one seat in F for the #2 FA and possibly one in the back for another...

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by rojo
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 330196

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Load Factors today DFW 63% ORD 57% JFK 86% PHL 50% MIA 57% PHX 64% CLT 64% https://twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/1265731330664542209 Pretty impressive How can AA hit 86% Load Factor in JFK if all their flights are limited to 85% capacity for social distancing? :scratchchin: They will probably justify ...

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by rojo
Fri May 08, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread - 2020
Replies: 413
Views: 90874

Re: Interjet Now Cannibalizing Its Airbus Fleet according to Bloomberg

Does anyone know what's left from 4O's Airbus fleet?

The Sukhoi fleet shows 4 active frames (last flights):

SSJ 100-95B
XA-VAS - 8MAY 4O2662 MEXGDL 08:00-09:25
XA-PPY - 7MAY 4O2059 MIDMEX 15:35-17:50
XA-DAS - No Data in the last 7 days
XA-VER - 5MAY 4O2177 MTYMEX 14:55-16:35

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by rojo
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 421
Views: 85570

Re: California Pacific News and Discussion Thread

Aerodynamic submitted letter to DOT asking for a 180-day waiver on dormancy provisions. Says they are working towards and remain committed to a resumption of operations however the COVID-19 situation has added new obstacles in their efforts which necessitates the dormancy waiver. OST-2014-0114 I wo...

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by rojo
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 364
Views: 29320

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Looks like the DOT is going to require Spirit to start flying to Albuquerque NM 3x weekly and Birmingham AL and Macon GA 1x weekly as part of its minimum service requirement. I don’t recall spirit ever operating to those cities. https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/2020-04/CARES%20Fin...

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by rojo
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19228

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

I believe F9 is one of if not the most cash profitable airlines of all the US Airlines. I am no expert but I think F9 will survive this and might actually recoup pax faster than other airlines will. Not at $78 r/t PDX-MSP. I just got an email from one of the online sites. Another had F9 to SFO &...

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by rojo
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soccer Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc. Discussion Thread
Replies: 358
Views: 61049

Re: Soccer Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc. Discussion Thread

tapairbus370 wrote:
Well I guess this thread won´t have any news for some time ........


Change it to repatriation charter flights and you'll have lots of content to discuss

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by rojo
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 167
Views: 25546

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

Well all of the DUT/ANC flights are zero'd out in Sabre... so if they aren't cancelled, then they have the busiest in-state route in Alaska right now. There is availability between ANC and DUT on 4/6 7H764 operated by a DH8. Looks like they will not fly on Sat, Sun and Thu during the month of April...

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by rojo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 167
Views: 25546

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

I don't blame Ravn for reducing their schedule to the minimum. How can you make money if the following restrictions are in place? Travel within Alaska Effective March 28, 2020 all in-state travel between communities is prohibited (whether resident, worker, or visitor) unless travel is to support cri...

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by rojo
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109766

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

The Barbados House of Assembly has voted to transfer BB$3m (US$1.48) from the Consolidated Fund to LIAT in order to keep the airline flying. The country is currently in a 2-week lockdown from 28 March with all non-essential businesses closed and a curfew imposed from 8pm to 6am. $1.48 million is pr...

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by rojo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation
Replies: 85
Views: 15674

Re: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation

[twoid][/twoid] Using the current interline agreements can be a solution that will just need SPAs (Special Prorate Agreements) for each city pair. Not easy to implement but can be a solution. SPA's can't be ticketed in isolation- there needs to be an issuing carrier sector attached to make a through...

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by rojo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation
Replies: 85
Views: 15674

Re: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation

I don't think this will be approved but if it does, it won't be codeshare, since it will take two or three months to implement with all the testing that needs to be done. Using the current interline agreements can be a solution that will just need SPAs (Special Prorate Agreements) for each city pair...

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by rojo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread - 2020
Replies: 413
Views: 90874

Re: Interjet Now Cannibalizing Its Airbus Fleet according to Bloomberg

Does anyone seeing Interjet flying in 2022? Even if they get some help to stay afloat i can't see that being anything but temporary. Yes, THIS government will not let them go belly up. In my opinion, the current administration (government) will let Interjet go belly up for several reasons: First, I...

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by rojo
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1645
Views: 386662

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Standard Danish unemployment benefits. Nothing permanent. Nothing special. Don't try to compare it to Italy's nationalization of AZ where the Italian taxpayer will pay the salaries of employees working for a structurally insolvent airline. I am not trying to compare it to Italy, I am just stating t...

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by rojo
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1645
Views: 386662

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

And for what? Where does the Italian government think that AZ is going to be flying? One thing to save 11000 jobs, but SAS is reducing their staff by 90% coz no one is buying tickets. Totally baffles me that this AZ saga goes on and on. Yet the Danish government just guaranteed that all SAS employe...

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by rojo
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 341918

Re: UK aviation needs £7.5 billion lifeline

No chance, I as a UK Tax payer refuse to pay for these failing airlines, if they crash they crash. That is business. There won't be much left of the UK if the government lets all industries collapse. The airline industry touches so many other industries and they will all suffer. Just talk to the pr...

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by rojo
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LUV Connection: Good name for a Southwest feeder airline?
Replies: 20
Views: 4749

Re: LUV Connection: Good name for a Southwest feeder airline?

MIflyer12 wrote:
Props are dead in the U.S. passenger market. Dead, dead, dead. You might as well try to get passengers to spread dog poop on their morning toast.


Really? How about QX, 9K, 3M...? :airplane: :scratchchin:

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by rojo
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair 737-500 fleet prohibited from U.S., no ADS-B
Replies: 50
Views: 11517

Re: Bahamasair 737-500 fleet prohibited from U.S., no ADS-B

I saw an UP 735 land in FLL on Wednesday which got me thinking... after reading the last post, now I understand why.

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by rojo
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launching OKC-LGA
Replies: 39
Views: 8089

Re: AA Launching OKC-LGA

alasizon wrote:
TUL-PHL/PHX/MIA are more likely before we get to LGA from TUL in my opinion.


AA operated a MIA-TUL non-stop flight for years on Saturdays. Used to be a good non rev escape route after coming back from a caribbean cruise when all flights to DFW were full

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by rojo
Fri May 31, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1978 vintage 737-200 suffers uncontained engine failure
Replies: 20
Views: 4587

Re: 1978 vintage 737-200 suffers uncontained engine failure

I tried looking this aircraft up on Airfleets.net, but nothing comes up for YV502T. FlightAware shows the flight, but not being a premium member, no registration is available. FlightRadar24 looked at me like I was high. What is the actual registration of the plane? Actual registration is YV502T. Ar...

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by rojo
Tue May 07, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina's ULCC Flybondi will operate to GIG
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Argentina's ULCC Flybondi will operate to GIG

dcajet wrote:
GIG will be F0's second international destination, it already flies to Asuncion ASU, in Paraguay.


What happened to PDP? Wasn't Punta del Este their second international destination? Was PDP flown during the southern hemisphere summer season?

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by rojo
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CX sells premium seats for economy prices ...
Replies: 15
Views: 4023

Re: CX sells premium seats for economy prices ...

It was available for around 4 or 5 hours. By the time I started searching for flights, CX was closing the premium buckets for all flights from HKG to JFK/EWR, SFO, YVR and a couple other spokes in North America for the entire booking window (330 days). I tried to get a booking confirmed several time...

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by rojo
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s in Vail
Replies: 114
Views: 20042

Re: 757s in Vail

It is a performance issue due to elevation, weather variability, an approach through mountainous terrain and challenging take-off procedures due to the mountain in front of the runway. The 757 is able to fly the longer flights with less restrictions (MIA, EWR, ATL, JFK...)

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by rojo
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UA MAX 9 and OGG and SNA
Replies: 11
Views: 3404

Re: The UA MAX 9 and OGG and SNA

I’m scheduled to fly LAX-OGG after Christmas on the following flight:

UA454 LAXOGG 4:00p-8:06p 7M9

My original flight was a 5:45p LAX departure operated by a 738 that got axed two weeks ago. I was moved to UA454 which is now operated by a 7M9 along with UA417 LAXOGG

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by rojo
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates
Replies: 80
Views: 18635

Re: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates

777PHX wrote:
I'm dieing to know who. It isn't one of the big established guys because the pilots' union would lose their minds.


Silver Airways. They have been sponsoring Green Cards to South American Pilots (mostly from Brazil).

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by rojo
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates
Replies: 80
Views: 18635

Re: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates

And as far as I'm aware, there are no US airlines hiring foreign nationals, at least not in any sort of significant numbers. I know of one commercial airline based in the US that is actively hiring foreign nationals in what can be called a significant number (more than 20) mostly from Central and S...

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by rojo
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MAX routes!
Replies: 29
Views: 7841

Re: AA MAX routes!

All 2 planes it’s received thus far? There are 6 MAX's in the fleet Flew it from MIA to LGA. Absolutely the worst plane ever in this configuration. Extremely tight and cramped cabin, tiny bathrooms. Not a plane you want to fly on when covering any significant distance. Bathrooms are the same UA has...

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by rojo
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 121127

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

Swadian wrote:
What was AA's longest ever 757 route? DFW-KEF has got to be one of the longest current routes.


American 767 wrote:
MAN-ORD and MIA-BSB also are among the longest in the system, for the 757.


Add MIA-ASU to the list.

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by rojo
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 116
Views: 34122

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

Interjet should have gone public (IPO) back when AM and Y4 did it. After becoming a public company, they should have focused on signing extended strategic partnerships with airlines that have significant operation in key US, Canada and Latin Markets where they fly, enhanced their frequent flyer prog...

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by rojo
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad drops San Francisco
Replies: 61
Views: 16828

Re: Etihad drops San Francisco

That seems like an excellent idea. The only problem would be that SJC has shorter runways, so running a 77L from there may be difficult. SJC's runways are 11,000ft (3,353m) long. EK flies FLL-DXB which should be 300+ miles shorter from FLL's 9,000ft (2,743m) runway and they don't seem to have probl...

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by rojo
Thu May 25, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 37521

Re: Southwest 737-300

FlyUSAir wrote:
Anyone know what routes the -300's are popping up on these days? Want to catch one or two more before they are retired.


ATL-CAK-ATL. One of the 3 daily departures has been operated by 733s and is still scheduled to get the 733 for the next month.

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by rojo
Tue May 23, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does Aeromexico have both US-registered and Mexican-registered planes?
Replies: 19
Views: 5658

Re: Why does Aeromexico have both US-registered and Mexican-registered planes?

AeroMexico is not the only Mexican Airline with aircraft registered in both USA and Mexico. Volaris also has aircraft registered in both countries. VivaAerobus has a couple of frames registered in Ireleand

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by rojo
Fri May 05, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair fleet question
Replies: 8
Views: 1560

Re: Icelandair Question

I flew on one of their 767's last night (TF-ISP) and I can say that the product is quite good. The cabin interior looks great and the planes don't show their actual age. In their in-flight magazine it says that they brought 2 new recruits in 2017 (2x B767s) and they expect delivery of several Boeing...

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by rojo
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to wet-lease Superjets from CityJet
Replies: 100
Views: 20196

Re: A new milestone for Sukhoi Superjet - Brussels Airlines

Cunard wrote:
The Mexican low cost airline INTERJET also operate the Sukhoi-SSJ-100-95B-Superjet-100, they ordered thirty aircraft of which 22 are in service with another 8 yet to be delivered.


Are all 22 still in service? What happened to XA-PBA after it hit the jetbridge... was 4O able to repair it?

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by rojo
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSM/Norwegian
Replies: 10
Views: 2007

Re: OSM/Norwegian

Did you try searching for OSM's website to get more info?

https://osmaviation.com

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by rojo
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways (3M) looking to acquire larger aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 8387

Re: 3M looking to acquire larger aircraft

There's a lot of cheap ERJs and CRJs in the boneyards. My guess is they'll start there. Not sure of their bank accounts however. 6 months ago (Sep 2016) Silver Airways was acquired by Versa Capital Management LLC, a private equity firm based in Philadelphia, PA. I assume they are the ones backing u...

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by rojo
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Launches Divested AM/DL, MEX/JFK Slot Award Case
Replies: 101
Views: 15103

Re: DOT Launches Divested AM/DL, MEX/JFK Slot Award Case

>AAG will be offering 76 seats per day (on the E75) between SAN and MEX. Those will be filled with local VFR, leisure and business traffic from SAN, as well as by connections and (undoubtedly) thru/direct service from SEA, PDX, SJC or even perhaps FAT. MEX-SAN should be within the E175LR range in n...

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by rojo
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 1456 Today PHX to SNA
Replies: 8
Views: 2340

Re: AA 1456 Today PHX to SNA

Diversion was related to weather (conditions at the destination airport) as stated in the last post

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by rojo
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ opens reservations for CAN-YVR-MEX
Replies: 49
Views: 6859

Re: CZ opens reservations for CAN-YVR-MEX

Chinese might need VISAs to visit the US, but the Mexicans do not, even with our current president. Mexican citizens need a visa to enter the US, even if it is only to transit. Mexico is not a Visa Waiver Program country. I double checked after reading wedgetail737's comment, and it seems that Mexi...

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