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by TC957
Mon May 16, 2022 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 285
Views: 69768

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

I guess playing time will be over soon. Qatar wants the best aircraft around, A350s & A321NEO's, Airbus wants to sell aircraft. Fire all lawyers, fix the aircraft at Airbus costs & move on. If only it were that simple. But I suspect that's how Airbus handled other airlines that reported min...

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by TC957
Thu May 12, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Return of the flying Honu – ANA to relaunch Airbus A380 aircraft to Hawaii
Replies: 27
Views: 8515

Re: Return of the flying Honu – ANA to relaunch Airbus A380 aircraft to Hawaii

Once Japan properly re-opens for general tourism, demand will soar. We've seen it in other countries. The Japanese have been denied travel for far too long.
Now that Thai aren't using the 380 to NRT, maybe BKK is one destination that ANA could also use the 380 on to fill the void in capacity.

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by TC957
Thu May 05, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin flight returns to LHR after FO found to be insufficiently qualified
Replies: 37
Views: 9256

Re: Virgin flight returns to LHR after FO found to be insufficiently qualified

Must have been an awkward moment explaining to the passengers why the turnaround was needed.

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by TC957
Wed May 04, 2022 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What constitutes a shuttle service?
Replies: 6
Views: 1296

Re: What constitutes a shuttle service?

To my thinking,the shuttle term orginally referred to a busy high-frequency important short-haul route that was a turn-up-and-go service with back-up aircraft ready at peak travel times.

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by TC957
Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 7076

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Latest A350 G-VLIB arrived at LHR today on delivery from TLS.

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by TC957
Fri Apr 22, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong moves closer to opening third runway
Replies: 22
Views: 5565

Re: Hong Kong moves closer to opening third runway

Good news - at least the airport infrastructure will be ready when HK opens up again.
The airport authorities will hopefully have the manpower back to handle what will probably be a rapid recovery in traffic then.

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by TC957
Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB Express at LGW
Replies: 8
Views: 2817

Re: IB Express at LGW

EasyJet are using leased-in Smartlynx A320's at LGW for the same reason.

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by TC957
Thu Apr 21, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana(Korean) wbFreighter order discusions
Replies: 6
Views: 1932

Re: Asiana(Korean) wbFreighter order discusions

Well, OZ Cargo missed the boat now with the 748F so they could take converted 77WF's or fork out for new 777F's or wait a bit longer for A350F's.

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by TC957
Thu Apr 21, 2022 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 100
Views: 4125

Re: Major cuts by FR in ZAG

Or it could be they had a spat with the airport authorities about things like landing / handling fees. Ryanair has a lot of previous form to go on about this.

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by TC957
Wed Apr 20, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert
Replies: 55
Views: 12619

Re: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert

GlobalAirways wrote:
Can anyone confirm if this was fitted out on the inside?

I'm sure I've read somewhere that it was just an empty shell inside.

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by TC957
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert
Replies: 55
Views: 12619

Re: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert

Did Boeing provide the flight crew to enable the flight to happen ?

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by TC957
Sun Apr 17, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JOTA Aviation - Did it shutdown yesterday?
Replies: 7
Views: 3834

Re: JOTA Aviation - Did it shutdown yesterday?

The Eastern E190 and the 737-300 G-SWRD are regularly used by Premiership teams.

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by TC957
Fri Apr 15, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JOTA Aviation - Did it shutdown yesterday?
Replies: 7
Views: 3834

Re: JOTA Aviation - Did it shutdown yesterday?

Hmmm....nothing on their wesbite about them ceasing trading. Of their two passenger 146's used by premiership football teams regularly, G-JOTR doesn't seem to have flown for over a week and G-JOTS went to Cranfield a few days ago. Read into that what you will.

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by TC957
Fri Apr 15, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2022
Replies: 188
Views: 51983

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2022

Long tern BSL resident 748i N458BJ flew to Marana today.

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by TC957
Wed Apr 13, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 428771

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Please correct me here if I'm wrong, but surely any aircraft loosing altitude that fast and at that near vertical angle would have to be forced down, otherwise from a cruise altitude and speed a 738 would glide for quite a way first if all power was lost ?

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by TC957
Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 291
Views: 98142

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

Latest movement for 12 April
MSN 548 Air France A350-900 F-HTYP delivered TLS - CDG as AF7525

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by TC957
Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is London-Hawaii market booming?
Replies: 54
Views: 6814

Re: Is London-Hawaii market booming?

[The distance between LHR and HNL is around 7000-7200 miles(I guess around 14 hours), it's not bad, like the same distance between LHR and Southeast Asia. It's not even considered ultra long haul flights. Maybe the business traffic to HNL is limited, but HNL is a premium leisure market, if HA has SY...

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by TC957
Wed Apr 06, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 76
Views: 26371

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

[quote="texl1649"]Well, sure, that is true, Polot #50, yet at the same time to do so would be a reversal vs. the past 24 months of 777 production. Perhaps it will happen, and freighter demand is higher than pax, but I still am suspicious the motivation for building the 779’s at the volume ...

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by TC957
Wed Apr 06, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 76
Views: 26371

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

Clearly TG decided to wait for Thailand to open up for visitors again before taking their 3 new 77W's.

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by TC957
Tue Apr 05, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 31
Views: 8150

Re: Manchester (UK) Aviation Thread - 2022

Those 400 staff should be up & running now not still in training. Glad that Andy Burnham appears to be knocking a few heads together. As you say, his city is being reputationally damaged.

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by TC957
Tue Apr 05, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production / Activity Thread - 2022
Replies: 34
Views: 7927

Re: Boeing 767 Production / Activity Thread - 2022

Begs the question why that order wasn't approved by the CAAC. Would have thought increased air cargo capacity was desperately needed.

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by TC957
Tue Apr 05, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 31
Views: 8150

Re: Manchester (UK) Aviation Thread - 2022

Heads have rolled over the chaos at MAN seen in recent days. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-61002096 For goodness sake - this chaos is unacceptable and bad planning in the extreme. Doesn't the airport management talk to their airline partners about passenger predictions ? No meetin...

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by TC957
Tue Apr 05, 2022 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM looking to acquire 8 737-800's
Replies: 5
Views: 1889

Re: TAROM looking to acquire 8 737-800's

If they also want to rid themselves of those 4 A318's as well, then an 8 frame additional new order seems about right to me.

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by TC957
Tue Apr 05, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 33252

Re: Condor launch new livery

I'm wondering if this livery will evolve or be modified in future. Maybe start with pinstriping bands after the condor titles, bands increasing in width along the rest of the fuselage until an all solid tail colour with an increased logo size. That way the condor titles and tail logo will be more vi...

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by TC957
Mon Apr 04, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 470
Views: 105707

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

772 G-VIIT diverted to Lajes en route MBJ-LGW. Reason ?

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by TC957
Mon Apr 04, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet cancels hundreds of flights over the weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 2475

Re: Easyjet cancels hundreds of flights over the weekend

The SmartLynx A320's are all in an all-white scheme. As for staff shortages, many industries are having the same issue. Like the NHS for one. Covid is still very much out there and many companies have over a 10%+ staff shortfall due to absence sickness.

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by TC957
Mon Apr 04, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 33252

Re: Condor launch new livery

The Marmite of all airline liveries. Maybe the pink, red and orange versions will come later.

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by TC957
Thu Mar 31, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 153
Views: 53836

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

MSN 1999 DL A339 N416DX delivered today TLS - NRT as DL9936.

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by TC957
Wed Mar 30, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 470
Views: 105707

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

BA should have taken the travel downturn during 2020/1 to invest in a new IT system or at least overhauled and upgraded the one they have.

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by TC957
Tue Mar 29, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What should I do about my upcoming trip?
Replies: 9
Views: 2352

Re: What should I do about my upcoming trip?

You could always upgrade your ticket to business class and enjoy the wider seat that comes with it.

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by TC957
Tue Mar 29, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China Heathrow
Replies: 8
Views: 3116

Re: Air China Heathrow

VS have suspended LHR-PVG indefinitely. So where's all the freight going to now those CA flights were bringing in & out ?
Neither BA or MU are due to start LHR-PVG ( passenger ) again until June...presume they'll continue with cargo flights in the meantime though.

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by TC957
Sun Mar 27, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Adding MEL-DFW
Replies: 95
Views: 16081

Re: Qantas Adding MEL-DFW

910A wrote:
This is nearly an 18 hour flight, it must be at the range limit of a 789.

MEL - DFW is slightly longer than PER - LHR by about 17 miles.

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by TC957
Wed Mar 23, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1004
Views: 163471

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Seems a haphazard route network to me. I feel they should have looked more at serving city pairs not currently flown.

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by TC957
Thu Mar 17, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 76
Views: 26371

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

The July delivery schedule would be about right if l/n 1720 is the 1st for the joint SQ/DHL venture.

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by TC957
Sat Mar 12, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 153
Views: 53836

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

Flight time was 15 hrs 15 mins. One of the longest ever A330 flights ?

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by TC957
Sat Mar 12, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aircraft Lease Return/Repo Thread
Replies: 169
Views: 46960

Re: Russian Aircraft Lease Return/Repo Thread

On the biz-jet front, Global 6500 LX-FLY is impounded at FAB. I wonder what the future of Global Jet Luxembourg is, I'm sure I read somewhere it's owned by some oligarch.

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by TC957
Wed Mar 09, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation *News Feed* Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 113380

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation *News Feed* Thread

A Russian plane has been impounded by British authorities at Farnborough, unknown as of yet what plane and who the owner is. Source: https://news.sky.com/story/ukraine-russia-war-news-putin-zelenskyy-latest-live-updates-12541713?postid=3504989#liveblog-body It's the Global 6500 LX-FLY. https://www....

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by TC957
Wed Mar 09, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 139
Views: 40324

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

I make it 12 787 BBJ's around in total.
788 : A6-PFC, HZ-MF7 & MF8, N880BJ, P4-BDL, VP-CSC, V8-OAS, 2-DEER.
789 : A6-PFE, PFG & PFH, VP-VDA.
Future BBJ orders aren't generally published due to owners discretion.

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by TC957
Tue Mar 08, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian 737 start-up AeroItalia
Replies: 37
Views: 11057

Re: Italian 737 start-up AeroItalia

If this gets off the ground, it will be a smack in the face for Akbar Al Baker, who failed with his Air Italy venture.

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by TC957
Mon Mar 07, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rossiya IL-96 enroute to IAD Dulles
Replies: 54
Views: 20417

Re: Rossiya IL-96 enroute to IAD Dulles

N836BA went to FAB and has just departed there heading south.

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by TC957
Sun Mar 06, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM picked up 278 stranded Ukrainians
Replies: 18
Views: 6151

Re: KLM picked up 278 stranded Ukrainians

Good initiative by KLM, well done to them, but it got me thinking of the waste that occurs in ferrying empty planes for servicing to far flung places and not being able to sell seats on such flights. An example is BA sending their 380's to MNL & back, they know well in advance they will do this ...

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by TC957
Fri Mar 04, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 782
Views: 242612

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

SU flights wiped from Galileo GDS as well now. Anyone know of Russian biz-jets stuck ( impounded ? ) at European airports ?

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by TC957
Thu Mar 03, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11530

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

https://www.cruisebe.com/10-oldest-crui ... te-cruises
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blacksoviet wrote:
What is the oldest ocean liner still in service?

I googled this and here's the top 10 oldest :
https://www.cruisebe.com/10-oldest-crui ... te-cruises

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by TC957
Thu Mar 03, 2022 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United flying through Moscow airspace?
Replies: 38
Views: 9893

Re: United flying through Moscow airspace?

It looks like JAL & ANA have cancelled all Europe flights today. Just as Japan announced easing of visitor restrictions, now this.

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by TC957
Wed Mar 02, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 291
Views: 98142

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

Presumably, with Airbus now also saying they are severing commercial ties with Russia, the completed SU 359's will join the QR frames in being undelivered.

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by TC957
Tue Mar 01, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 20054

Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread

What are the ANA 380's up to these days ? Galileo GDS doesn't have them operating to HNL until July.

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by TC957
Mon Feb 28, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 960
Views: 163267

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... freighters
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MAS Air reported on CH-aviation that they will expend from their present 8 strong fleet to 18 in the coming years.
Potential for more new 767F orders ?
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... freighters

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by TC957
Mon Feb 28, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian planes stuck outside Russia
Replies: 98
Views: 36803

Re: Russian planes stuck outside Russia

Well, it'll have to overfly other EU states as well then. Should have been made to go up the Atlantic past Norway and refuel at MMK.

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by TC957
Thu Feb 24, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Russian airlines banned from UK; EU may follow
Replies: 132
Views: 28933

Re: Aeroflot banned from UK

Russia will have lots of winter sun tourists in places like the Dom Rep, Cuba and Cancun. Good luck to them getting home now if all countries ban Russian airlines overflights..

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by TC957
Mon Feb 21, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 470
Views: 105707

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

On Sunday, the majority of the BA cancellations were either domestic or to other North European airports due to weather.

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