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by 3rdGen
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 123730

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

I've noticed that a lot of new 350s no longer have the Sideslip probes under the cockpit windows Aircraft with the Probes 6102403 Aircraft without the probes 6091137 Does anyone know why these were removed? All older models came with these installed as standard, I don't believe they are a customer o...

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by 3rdGen
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154355

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

What a bunch of BS. There is only ONE thing to blame in this event and that is the culture in the cockpit in PIA and those pilots (mostly Captains) who have kept this culture going. The real solution is to fire everyone in management positions in PIA flight operations and replace them with a younger...

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by 3rdGen
Fri May 08, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232
Replies: 61
Views: 11372

Re: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232

With all due respect UAL 232 was a fluke. No one should be judging pilots that crash while trying to control a plane using asymmetric thrust alone. It's not something that any pilots is trained or expected to do. Once all flight controls fail if you can still get on the ground with survivors that's ...

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by 3rdGen
Tue May 05, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 19248

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

With the 3rd anniversary of the Qatar blockade soon upon us, why have no foreign carriers commenced 5th Freedom routes between DOH and DXB/AUH/BAH etc. KLM, LH and LX already operate 5th Freedom in the Gulf, seems lucrative and they specifically carved out foreign airlines from the blockade. That s...

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by 3rdGen
Tue May 05, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 passenger to 'auxilary freighter'
Replies: 63
Views: 11961

Re: First A380 passenger to cargo conversion

The thing that makes the 747 such an attractive cargo aircraft is the nose loading ability. It means extra long cargo can be loaded. Will the 380 have this ability if a cargo conversion is considered? I have been on a 380 a few times and the cockpit looks to be accessed from the main deck. So I assu...

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by 3rdGen
Sat May 02, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787/a350 ground incident
Replies: 53
Views: 10804

Re: QR 787/a350 ground incident

If you look at the picture the nose of the 787 has blown into the cargo door of the 350. So it might simply be a case of repairing radome on the 787 and cargo door of the 350.

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by 3rdGen
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question regarding P2F
Replies: 1
Views: 785

Question regarding P2F

I was wondering, what happens to the windows of a P2F conversion? Are they removed and replaced by blanks or just painted over? Thanks

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by 3rdGen
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal Opening?
Replies: 24
Views: 4190

Re: Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal Opening?

The fact is that Etihad has failed. That's the major issue here. The airport was built to be the hub for a major international airline that would be 200+ planes strong and flying passengers all around the world. The present CEO came out and said that they don't have those plans any more and they wou...

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by 3rdGen
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain charters Iranian MD80 to fly stranded citizens from Doha to Bahrain
Replies: 8
Views: 2535

Re: Bahrain charters Iranian MD80 to fly stranded citizens from Doha to Bahrain

Interesting choice of aircraft, even more interesting they even needed an aircraft in the first place. :rotfl: https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/1244240680203030529?s=20 Because putting the lives of GF crew at risk from the virus makes more sense right? Eh? What's that got to do with anything? U...

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by 3rdGen
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 19248

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

I guess the main reason for not grounding operations of the airline is to take advantage of the temporary void left by the competitors? Based on the loads I don't think Qatar is profitable on the routes it's flying. They also haven't cut any of the staff salary. I think they're doing the flying for...

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by 3rdGen
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airplane in grass at IAH? North side of airport...
Replies: 11
Views: 3770

Re: Airplane in grass at IAH? North side of airport...

Might be for emergency training?

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by 3rdGen
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 9587

Re: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread

I think they codeshare with Porter as well

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by 3rdGen
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 532483

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Geoff1947 wrote:
It is #47 from their own orders having taken all 34 of their -900s. They also have 4 -900s leased from LATAM and a fifth ready for delivery, which creates the confusion over numbers.

Geoff


Ok that makes sense. I forgot about the LATAM.

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by 3rdGen
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 532483

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Can someone confirm that MSN350 (registered A7-ANM) is QRs #49 or #47 as stated? I was under the impression that they had taken delivery of 36 A359s, and have been registering the A35K in sequence, which would make A7-ANM the 13th (total 49)

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by 3rdGen
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 64164

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Gulf Air has retired an A330. Two are remaining in the fleet. Gulf Air needs to fix its house. What’s the use of new branding if customer service is as bad as ever! Unreliable booking system and app. I’ve seen cabin crew yell at a passenger for grabbing a cup from the food tray. I just don’t see an...

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by 3rdGen
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delhi air so polluted planes diverting
Replies: 32
Views: 7915

Re: Delhi air so polluted planes diverting

It is not a 'requirement' for commercial pilots to be trained to land in low visibility conditions (less than 550m). Nor is it a requirement that airlines get certified to carry out low visibility operations. However you're right, it's rare for a commercial airline not to be certified. And it is eve...

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by 3rdGen
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Air Arabia to form AUH LCC
Replies: 46
Views: 9387

Re: Etihad and Air Arabia to form AUH LCC

This is actually a surprisingly good idea. How? This is a successful LCC operating from an airport around 90 minutes from AUH. How will operating a second hub in the UAE help them? All this could do is to siphon traffic away from SHJ. The only real benefit would be if Air Arabia moved their entire ...

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by 3rdGen
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Air Arabia to form AUH LCC
Replies: 46
Views: 9387

Re: Etihad and Air Arabia to form AUH LCC

This is actually a surprisingly good idea. How? This is a successful LCC operating from an airport around 90 minutes from AUH. How will operating a second hub in the UAE help them? All this could do is to siphon traffic away from SHJ. The only real benefit would be if Air Arabia moved their entire ...

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by 3rdGen
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss
Replies: 84
Views: 20603

Re: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss

Whatn hasn't been mentioned by anyone here is that their revenues INCREASED from last year. Need to get their coats under control. Second thing is that one need to realise that QR is a part of the larger Qatari government investments. If QR is paying higher costs in fuel in Qatar guess whose selling...

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by 3rdGen
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 64164

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Gulf Air Release new Retro paint scheme on 787 but remove Maroon from paint scheme as it represented the Qatari ownership stake

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by 3rdGen
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 15080

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

Nowadays you can get all the way to gate without having to confront any airline staff. And I believe some airlines are trialing automated boarding machines as well. But for the time being would someone at the gate know to check your credit card?

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by 3rdGen
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.
Replies: 61
Views: 14586

Re: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.

Some Aircraft face moderate to severe turbulence throughout the world on a daily basis. It was bad form by the crew to not reassure passengers. I find QR crew to be quite robotic. The vast majority don't seem to have more than 3-4 years experience and only do what the company tells them, they have l...

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by 3rdGen
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants
Replies: 28
Views: 4405

Re: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants

As for getting their hands on the technology they already have planes in China that they can reverse engineer.

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by 3rdGen
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 64164

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Hyperloop technology could cut the time it takes to travel from Riyadh to Jeddah to 46 minutes. -The Hyperloop system may seem far off in the future, but the reality is that some outlandish concepts are getting closer to the mainstream. I wonder what does this mean for the Saudi Arabian and GCC avi...

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by 3rdGen
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance
Replies: 176
Views: 11980

Re: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance

Maybe AAB is taking this all a bit too personally. If his bean counters can show that OW is increasing revenue why leave? Because AA and QA are not your bests friends?

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by 3rdGen
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 64164

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

https://simpleflying.com/qatar-last-a340-flights/
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Qatar Airways to retire A340-600 at the end of the month.

https://simpleflying.com/qatar-last-a340-flights/

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by 3rdGen
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 64164

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Air Arabia to start daily flights to KUL starting from 01JUL19. Wow how interesting. This is the first time I see the new A321 NEO using it's range to go to open up never before possible routes for the 320 family. The big money is of course connecting pax between KUL and JED. Are there any other lo...

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by 3rdGen
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies
Replies: 103
Views: 18600

Re: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies

The issue is that QR already flies to every major European City and many secondary ones. I simply don't see where else they would want to go. They might end up taking pax from the cities they already fly to rather than adding new capacity. The only real benefit would be adding capacity to the major ...

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by 3rdGen
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 614 off the runway at Halifax
Replies: 9
Views: 5273

Re: Air Canada 614 off the runway at Halifax

So Halifax claims another victim. Highlights the still poor state of proper runway contamination reporting.

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by 3rdGen
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show
Replies: 69
Views: 14070

Re: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show

He's already stated that the first A380s will start leaving by 2025. In addition the 340s will all he gone by the end of the year. The 330s should be phased out in the next 5 years. As for the 777 the oldest one is 12 years old. I'm not sure but I feel that the ME3 avoid using aircraft past 15 year...

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by 3rdGen
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show
Replies: 69
Views: 14070

Re: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show

He's already stated that the first A380s will start leaving by 2025. In addition the 340s will all he gone by the end of the year. The 330s should be phased out in the next 5 years. As for the 777 the oldest one is 12 years old. I'm not sure but I feel that the ME3 avoid using aircraft past 15 years...

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by 3rdGen
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways have an eye on RwandAir
Replies: 11
Views: 5273

Re: Qatar Airways have an eye on RwandAir

I don't really see what Qatar Airways or any other carrier could envisage doing with RwandAir. Firstly Qatar Airways has a good network around East Africa flying to almost every country in the Eastern half of Africa. And in some cases flying to more than one destantion in the country. The other majo...

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by 3rdGen
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 11420

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

The airlines perspective is this, there are two separate products, A to B and A to C (the second is cheaper). It so happens though that there is a chance that an individual can book A to C and yet manage to get away with the more expensive A to B trip. From the perspective of the airline this is ch...

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by 3rdGen
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 11420

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

The airlines perspective is this, there are two separate products, A to B and A to C (the second is cheaper). It so happens though that there is a chance that an individual can book A to C and yet manage to get away with the more expensive A to B trip. From the perspective of the airline this is che...

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by 3rdGen
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Logic behind helicopter taxiing
Replies: 65
Views: 12926

Re: Logic behind helicopter taxiing

No one has mentioned down wash from the blades? Might be an issue on the apron, no?

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by 3rdGen
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Operate B787 17-Hour Non-Stop "Secret" Flight (13- Crew) to Bring Back Single Economic Fugitive
Replies: 36
Views: 12121

Re: Air India to Operate B787 17-Hour Non-Stop "Secret" Flight (13- Crew) to Bring Back Single Economic Fugitive

Most likely due to security concerns would be my guess. If you can avoid having to put a plane down with a “high value” fugitive on board, less chance of something happening during the stop. Even with all the security precautions. This is not a dangerous fugitive- -- just someone who committed a wh...

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by 3rdGen
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR and stairs
Replies: 32
Views: 6965

Re: QR and stairs

DOH airport is already too small for QR operation after only around 5 years of operation. It has been planned extremely badly. Once came off a flight from Kuwait and was parked on a remote stand on the other side of the airport from the main terminal, in the middle of Summer! And the rest of the air...

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by 3rdGen
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR and stairs
Replies: 32
Views: 6965

Re: QR and stairs

RichardWelling wrote:
On a side note, how does that work with handling handicapped people who are wheelchair bound? Would ground staff have to carry the person down the stairs?


There's a lift similair to the catering vehicles. Usually positioned on the right side of the aircraft.

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by 3rdGen
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain plans to sink a B747
Replies: 50
Views: 13115

Re: Bahrain plans to sink a B747

The aircraft was in Fujairah in the UAE a few days ago. Video included. http://m.gdnonline.com/vicontentdetails.html?id=471422 Abu Dhabi: A decommissioned Boeing 747 passenger plane is on its way to Bahrain to become the star attraction of the recently announced eco-friendly underwater theme park. H...

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by 3rdGen
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The solution to drone safety issues
Replies: 64
Views: 6573

Re: The solution to drone safety issues

A drone is a vehicle. Unmanned but a vehicle nevertheless. Therefore all drones should require a unique I'd like a car license plate or aircraft registration. They should have an inbuilt software that emits that id i.e. transponder. And the user must be licensed. Using a drone should cost an annual ...

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by 3rdGen
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 351
Views: 35705

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Flyadeal introduces a new and innovative lower airfares product, "Cargo Passenger Class", :biggrin: :biggrin: Product page "source" https://i.postimg.cc/5yLPP0rs/Screen-Shot-2018-12-16-at-12-02-25-PM.png Is this for real? It seems to actually be a page on their website? Is Decem...

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by 3rdGen
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 351
Views: 35705

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

I remember booking a wataniya flight only to be told a few hours before departure that it was cancelled and that I was put on the flight the next day. Didn't want to travel the next day, as I was connecting at Kuwait and had no where to stay for the night. When I enquired with some of the gh agents ...

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by 3rdGen
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo: From 0 to 200 aircraft in 12 years
Replies: 22
Views: 3596

Re: IndiGo: From 0 to 200 aircraft in 12 years

Goes to show what a well run company can accomplish in India. The market has always been there, and it has potential to grow even bigger. But the established players were inefficient and corrupt. Indigo is actually being run by business professionals. All the best to them. ME3 watch out.

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by 3rdGen
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VietJet A321neo Nose Gear Wheels Ripped Off During Landing
Replies: 19
Views: 9126

Re: VietJet A321neo Nose Gear Wheels Ripped Off During Landing

The pictures show that the wheels have completely detached. And cleanly. Very strange. Usually you would see a mangled mess of a wheel and it's rim. But they both seem to have been completely detached.

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by 3rdGen
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18665

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

For those who say that it would be discriminating against larger people if airlines forced them to buy a second seat I ask what about the rights of the passengers whose space they are eating up? Would it be acceptable if one were to purchase a product and be told that the one he has bought has a def...

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by 3rdGen
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates overflying Qatar?
Replies: 7
Views: 4172

Re: Emirates overflying Qatar?

I've also read this somewhere on this forum that the high-altitude Qatari airspace is managed by Bahrain Center (correct me if I'm wrong) so if Bahrain made the call I won't be surprised. Michael Yes the high level airspace above Qatar is technically controlled by Bahrain Control but the airspace d...

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by 3rdGen
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates overflying Qatar?
Replies: 7
Views: 4172

Re: Emirates overflying Qatar?

I've also read this somewhere on this forum that the high-altitude Qatari airspace is managed by Bahrain Center (correct me if I'm wrong) so if Bahrain made the call I won't be surprised. Michael Yes the high level airspace above Qatar is technically controlled by Bahrain Controlbut the airspace di...

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by 3rdGen
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates overflying Qatar?
Replies: 7
Views: 4172

Re: Emirates overflying Qatar?

That would have been due to weather. There are no airways over Qatar except for aircraft landing there.

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by 3rdGen
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 joined by other Middle Eastern carriers
Replies: 29
Views: 4071

Re: ME3 joined by other Middle Eastern carriers

3 is already too many. Looks more like ME2.5 right now

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by 3rdGen
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways upgrades part of A350 order to biggest model
Replies: 7
Views: 3175

Re: Qatar Airways upgrades part of A350 order to biggest model

So what does that mean for total mix of 900/1000 Qatar will have? I believe the original order was a 40/40 split. But then QR cancelled 4? Originally they had decided to cancel 4 900s that were on the flight line but after one of the Airbus execs flew to Qatar and had a private meeting with the Emi...

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