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by TC957
Thu Feb 02, 2023 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 67
Views: 15404

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion - 2023

I think BKK would work better for Virgin than TPA as the US market is maxed out at the moment but there is potential for connections going east and direct traffic. Thailand has business & leisure and budget and premium travellers. It's also an excellent place to connect to SE Asia and Australia...

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by TC957
Thu Feb 02, 2023 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 67
Views: 15404

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion - 2023

There's still HKG to come back, if it ever will that is. I guess joining Skyteam helped with the decision to restart PVG.

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by TC957
Wed Feb 01, 2023 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 372
Views: 96975

Re: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute

Now with this dispute seemingly settled, it'll be interesting to see how quickly the grounded 350's come out of storage, into the paint hanger and back into service.

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by TC957
Sun Jan 29, 2023 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A 340-600 to EZE and USH today
Replies: 18
Views: 5913

Re: LH A 340-600 to EZE and USH today

Antarctica cruise passengers. Probably one of the Hapag Lloyd ships is in USH on a turnaround.

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by TC957
Sun Jan 29, 2023 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Aviation - 2023
Replies: 85
Views: 11260

Re: Japan Aviation - 2023

Perhaps not easy to do operational comparisons between the JL 359's and SQ's 787 & 359R as the SQ frames do get longer run outs of 6 - 7 hrs like to Japan. When I was last in HND in late November, the JL 350's were all in service and active all day long.

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by TC957
Sat Jan 28, 2023 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1184
Views: 202723

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Yet the administrators were blaming the delay of 17 more Q400's joining the fleet as a principal reason for BE's demise. I struggle to understand how these 17 more planes would have helped when load factors was so poor on the ones they had.

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by TC957
Sat Jan 28, 2023 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1184
Views: 202723

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Still those in charge walk away and the rank and file are the losers.[/quote]
Those in charge will hopefully get a directorship ban from the financial authorities as being unfit to run a business.
Staff should be fine finding alternative airline work with the busy Easter and summer season ahead.

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by TC957
Sat Jan 28, 2023 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet’s reactivated A319s
Replies: 36
Views: 8587

Re: EasyJet’s reactivated A319s

Several easyJet 319's destined for UA were prepared at Lasham and went across the pond only to return a few weeks later and stored.

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by TC957
Sat Jan 28, 2023 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1184
Views: 202723

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Nobody will miss them. A lesson how NOT to run a regional airline. I expect the scramble for their LHR slots has already started. Good opportunity for LM and T3 for a few extra routes.

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by TC957
Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Aviation - 2023
Replies: 85
Views: 11260

Re: Japan Aviation - 2023

How's Japan's airports coping with all the harsh winter weather being experienced there currently ?

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by TC957
Thu Jan 26, 2023 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wideroe pulls out of LHR
Replies: 13
Views: 3909

Re: Wideroe pulls out of LHR

need or not need, WF probably had a quite suitable aircraft for the route, probably getting a OK yield with the limited amount of seats offered. However the route was not only for the O/D market between London and Bergen, but for connections at both ends. Widerøe has interline with several other pla...

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by TC957
Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wideroe pulls out of LHR
Replies: 13
Views: 3909

Wideroe pulls out of LHR

I have clients booked on WF this summer and just had a Galileo notification that their flight is now from STN. Looking at the timetable, it seems WF will only operate twice a week BGO - STN. Has the route not been profitable ? This will leave LHR without a BGO service, since neither BA or SK fly it....

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by TC957
Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 67
Views: 15404

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion - 2023

Next A339 will now be G-VEII named Queen of the Skies in honour of the late Queen Elizabeth II

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by TC957
Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet delays departure after pax's meds found
Replies: 5
Views: 1666

Re: EasyJet delays departure after pax's meds found

Thats how it should be, others take note ( cough...BA ...). I recently had to change a clients easyJet booking at short notice when his mother passed away, wasn't able to do this on their website as they had already checked-in online, phone was answered in under 5 mins and flight quickly changed to ...

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by TC957
Mon Jan 23, 2023 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet delays departure after pax's meds found
Replies: 5
Views: 1666

Re: EasyJet delays departure after pax's meds found

Some nice positive aviation-related news getting reported for a change.

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by TC957
Sun Jan 22, 2023 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Deliveries - 2023
Replies: 188
Views: 38439

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Deliveries - 2023

Might be cheaper for Boeing to pull them from VCV storage and bring them to PAE when space permits to save on storage fees.

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by TC957
Sat Jan 21, 2023 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 372
Views: 96975

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

Agree Zeke but the terms level headed discussion and QR / Akbar al Baker don't mix too well. I'm sure Airbus tried .
My gut instinct is that Airbus will come out of the court case favourably ( I wont use the term win ) meaning that heads will roll at QR's HQ and possibly at the QCAA.

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by TC957
Fri Jan 20, 2023 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Deliveries - 2023
Replies: 54
Views: 16721

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Deliveries - 2023

A7-ALL is the frame that started all this paint dispute, as it was in SNN for repaint when the seriousness of the defects were discovered. Airbus has since used this frame for detailed investigation and hopefully a cause and solution found.

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by TC957
Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN closed due to heavy snow
Replies: 18
Views: 4772

Re: MAN closed due to heavy snow

Was only closed for just over 2 hrs for snow clearing work.

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by TC957
Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Deliveries - 2023
Replies: 22
Views: 6098

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Deliveries - 2023

Seems the Chinese are taking the entire 77F production run recently. Any non B- frames due out soon ?
Is the Chinese demand due in part to fewer wide-bodied scheduled international flights causing a belly-hold capacity shortage ?

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by TC957
Wed Jan 18, 2023 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City wants to open Saturday 1230-1830
Replies: 89
Views: 13620

Re: London City wants to open Saturday 1230-1830

If / when LCY opens up for flights on Sat afternoons, I doubt there will more than a handful BA E190's from leisure-destination flights coming in from holiday resorts. Wouldn't have thought the likes of LH, LX etc would operate when their little business traffic demand then.

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by TC957
Tue Jan 17, 2023 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential NCE-MIA
Replies: 19
Views: 2362

Re: Potential NCE-MIA

There could be some marine-related traffic but otherwise it's a high-end premium leisure route at best. Dont think AA has ever served NCE.

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by TC957
Tue Jan 17, 2023 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 319
Views: 81072

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

Anyone considers that icing may be a contributing factor ? It's been cold this month in that area.

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by TC957
Mon Jan 16, 2023 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW - Air India launches 12 new weekly flights
Replies: 56
Views: 10154

Re: LGW - Air India launches 12 new weekly flights

I would think ATQ right in the NW of India would be within A321XLR range of LGW as it's under 4000 miles.

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by TC957
Sat Jan 14, 2023 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Deliveries - 2023
Replies: 22
Views: 6098

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Deliveries - 2023

Is 1733 for China Cargo as well ?

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by TC957
Fri Jan 13, 2023 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Deliveries - 2023
Replies: 22
Views: 6098

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Deliveries - 2023

B-221X for China Postal is showing at the fuel dock on the Paine Field blog website now.

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by TC957
Tue Jan 10, 2023 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Aviation - 2023
Replies: 85
Views: 11260

Re: Japan Aviation - 2023

I would have thought a 3-4 a week 789 DUB - NRT flight would do pretty well. Think of all the Guinness in cargo.

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by TC957
Tue Jan 10, 2023 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Nok Air CEO to launch Thailand's new long haul full-service airline.
Replies: 1
Views: 1169

Re: Ex-Nok Air CEO to launch Thailand's new long haul full-service airline.

Cool news ! Thanks for posting. Maybe bringing back the Air Siam name ?
A possible flaw in the plan could be that other airlines he mentions could easily add the capacity to BKK he relates too.

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by TC957
Tue Jan 10, 2023 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bavarian Airlines: new airline out of Munich
Replies: 35
Views: 7419

Re: Bavarian Airlines: new airline out of Munich

Good news and hope this comes to fruition. Call me positive.

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by TC957
Tue Jan 10, 2023 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 372
Views: 96975

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

Good news indeed - keep us informed please, including which actual 350's are receiving the attention.
But my guess is that they will just quietly re-introduce them, as any official announcement could be seen as a climb down on QR's behalf.

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by TC957
Sun Jan 08, 2023 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo flights to Istanbul via Ra'sal-Khaymah
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Re: IndiGo flights to Istanbul via Ra'sal-Khaymah

Looking at Galileo GDS, it seems the DEL-IST flights is direct and the BOM service tech-stops for 40 mins at RKT. I can't see why 6E's 321NX's cant do that nonstop, there are longer regular flights done with other airlines's 321NX's.

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by TC957
Sat Jan 07, 2023 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Deliveries - 2023
Replies: 188
Views: 38439

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Deliveries - 2023

What exactly does a " rework " involve ? ( apologies if this has been explained before ).

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by TC957
Fri Jan 06, 2023 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 11
Views: 4209

Re: Qatar Airways News and Discussion - 2023

Ryanair's Michael O'Leary would give AAB a run for his money is the " most outspoken airline CEO " stakes.
You need to remember that the Qatari CAA are the ones who have grounded the 350's rather than AAB himself.

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by TC957
Fri Jan 06, 2023 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 67
Views: 15404

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion - 2023

I have read that the 333's will gradually go as leases expire. I forsee VS launching JED, as Jeddah will be central to Saudi's 2030 vision and ambitions.

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by TC957
Tue Jan 03, 2023 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Aviation - 2023
Replies: 85
Views: 11260

Re: Japan Aviation - 2023

When I was spotting in HND in early December, I was surprised just how active and busy the JAL A350's are on those domestic runs. Clearly they are performing well on what seems to me punishing useage. Are they performing well from a technical viewpoint too ?

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by TC957
Sun Jan 01, 2023 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA839 diversion to Pago Pago
Replies: 32
Views: 8752

Re: UA839 diversion to Pago Pago

Cmac787 wrote:
did they fly in mechanics to fix 955? i wonder where they came from?

Possible flew in with the rescue aircraft.

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by TC957
Sat Dec 31, 2022 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City wants to open Saturday 1230-1830
Replies: 89
Views: 13620

Re: London City wants to open Saturday 1230-1830

I'm with you Martijn on the plane spotting side of things, but I wouldn't call the present setup efficient. When 27R is used for departures, T4 traffic has to wait for a gap in landings to cross 27L, taxi down to 27R and queue up there for departures. Similarly when 9L is used for landings, they hav...

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by TC957
Fri Dec 30, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City wants to open Saturday 1230-1830
Replies: 89
Views: 13620

Re: London City wants to open Saturday 1230-1830

Tear it up, it's no longer applicable in this day & age. It was drawn up when screaming non-fan 707's and roaring piston types struggled to get airborne. Now we have whispering NEO's and purring 787's and the like. Even the BA 744's have gone which were a bit noisy on finals. Bet most of the loc...

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by TC957
Fri Dec 30, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City wants to open Saturday 1230-1830
Replies: 89
Views: 13620

Re: London City wants to open Saturday 1230-1830

What LHR needs is to operate the two runways effeciently and get rid of those far outdated agreements about mix modes. Both runways should be used simultaneously for both landing and take-offs. They are far enough apart. Look at how SFO works with far closer parrell runways. Ridiculous that LHR has ...

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by TC957
Wed Dec 28, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City wants to open Saturday 1230-1830
Replies: 89
Views: 13620

Re: London City wants to open Saturday 1230-1830

LCY is most unpleasant for the residential area along the Thames, in Woolwich and Thamesmead. There's constant noise from planes coming in to land, or taking off, right over the river. Of course the airport might want to expand, but there's no justification for it when there's plenty of capacity fo...

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by TC957
Tue Dec 27, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jin Air to end Widebody Ops
Replies: 13
Views: 5158

Re: Jin Air to end Widebody Ops

Jin Air 777 still operating to BKK as of today.

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by TC957
Tue Dec 27, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1251
Views: 483626

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Russia is looking at ways of making deals to " purchase " the stolen leased aircraft. https://simpleflying.com/russia-foreign-leased-aircraft-purchase/ I'm sure the leasing companies would welcome receiving some funds to lessen the losses they have incurred, but surely this wont get past t...

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by TC957
Tue Dec 27, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend
Replies: 97
Views: 19137

Re: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend

scbriml wrote:
TC957 wrote:
A bit surprsing that authorities in JNB wern't suspicious when 4 lots of Iranian A340 crew suddenly arrived to take the aircraft.


How do you know they were Iranian crews?

I obviously don't....but I doubt Burkino Faso has that many qualified A340 crew & engineers.

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by TC957
Mon Dec 26, 2022 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend
Replies: 97
Views: 19137

Re: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend

A bit surprsing that authorities in JNB wern't suspicious when 4 lots of Iranian A340 crew suddenly arrived to take the aircraft.

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by TC957
Sat Dec 24, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City wants to open Saturday 1230-1830
Replies: 89
Views: 13620

Re: London City wants to open Saturday 1230-1830

Should LCY open up on Saturday afternoons, I doubt it will be anywhere near as busy as on a weekday afternoons. It will allow BA to operate to leisure & holiday destinations in the morning and return back to LCY. It could be regional airports like SOU & NWI that will suffer as BA will not ne...

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by TC957
Fri Dec 23, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City wants to open Saturday 1230-1830
Replies: 89
Views: 13620

Re: London City wants to open Saturday 1230-1830

I believe the idea behind the Saturday afternoon opening is to allow for return landings from Med sunspots flights in summer season.

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by TC957
Tue Dec 20, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1656
Views: 236981

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

WS launches DUB - YYC 5 weekly and EDI - YYC 3 weekly from May ' 23, summer season services. Flights already on sale.

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by TC957
Tue Dec 20, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production / Activity Thread - 2022
Replies: 107
Views: 33616

Re: Boeing 767 Production / Activity Thread - 2022

Is Boeing still actively seeking 767F orders or is the current backlog taking them to the end-2027 deadline already ?

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by TC957
Mon Dec 19, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Boeing 747-8 getting dismantled.
Replies: 58
Views: 13027

Re: First Boeing 747-8 getting dismantled.

Why was it stored in Basel? Surely it would have made more sense to store it in a more suitable climate even Saudi Arabia would have made more sense. In preparation for executive outfitting by Jet Aviation initially. Presumably it was expected the aircraft would have been sold on after the prince d...

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