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by SpaceshipDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come quads outlasted trijets?
Replies: 57
Views: 10289

Re: How come quads outlasted trijets?

Why were DC-10 and Tristar ever invented as trijets in the first place? Couldn´t a small widebody quadjet like Il-86 (but with better engines!) have worked? To be some sort of an air bus, that is a large widebody airplane but still smaller than the 747. From the back of my brain I remember reading ...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KF Aerospace DC-10-30F's
Replies: 9
Views: 2529

Re: KF Aerospace DC-10-30F's

That's right, but what about with larger metal?

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come quads outlasted trijets?
Replies: 57
Views: 10289

Re: How come quads outlasted trijets?

I'm sure there are other factors that meant that tail-mounted engine was bastardized. Yes, the lack of need of a tail engine. The latest version of the A330-300 is more or less as capable as the early DC-10-30s/-40s were with just two engines. And for the MD-11 it's the same with more recent twinje...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come quads outlasted trijets?
Replies: 57
Views: 10289

Re: How come quads outlasted trijets?

But twins are a relatively new phenomenon I'm not sure how you came to that conclusion since widebody twinjets have been around since the mid-1970s starting with the A300, followed by the B767s, A310s from the early '80s, then the A330s & B777s during the '90s and now the A350s and B787s. But D...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubrovnik Airport in negotiations with Air Transat
Replies: 9
Views: 2111

Re: Dubrovnik Airport in negotiations with Air Transat

Will be interesting to see if this develops. How has Air Canada Rouge been doing to ZAG? Is there really enough demand from Canada for another flight to Croatia...would think this cannibalizes their ZAG loads, if they go this way... Don't know, but here are some numbers regarding Croatia's airports...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KF Aerospace DC-10-30F's
Replies: 9
Views: 2529

Re: KF Aerospace DC-10-30F's

So are KF done with flying cargo?

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 306
Views: 37684

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Please allow me to jump in real quick with a selfish request: I'll be vacationing in Switzerland for the first time from October 1st to October 15th. What are some aviation-enthusiast must-sees in the country? I am planning to go to Axalp October 10th. Thank you for any advice and tips! Perhaps not...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KF Aerospace DC-10-30F's
Replies: 9
Views: 2529

Re: KF Aerospace DC-10-30F's

What are the chances two 1975-built DC-10s with a long life in the air behind them could remain active?

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 8396

Re: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019

Does TS fly YUL-BSL? That's possibly the only TATL route that could make sense, even seasonally with 2-3x per week. It's close enough to ZRH for connections. Yes, once weekly with A310 and during summer only. Last departures for this year are set on 2/3 October. It's their way of serving Switzerland.

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by SpaceshipDC10
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 67
Views: 9544

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

YUL August Dom: 757 702 +2.6% TB: 417 819 +4.3% Int'l: 908 528 +9.3% TTL: 2 084 049 +5.8% YTD Dom: 4 792 827 +3.8% TB: 3 000 328 +8.2% Int'l: 5 479 239 +8.4% TTL: 13 272 394 +6.7% YUL is currently on pace for approx. 19.3 million in 2018. https://www.admtl.com/sites/default/files/2018/ADM_Statsdet_...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EuroAtlantic eyeing new shareholder
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: EuroAtlantic eyeing new shareholder

https://newsroom.aviator.aero/euroatlan ... -chairman/
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A330 wrote:
EuroAtlantic Airways is eyeing a new investor by the end of 2018.


It could be by the end of this month. A source to back it up is always better.

https://newsroom.aviator.aero/euroatlan ... -chairman/

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by SpaceshipDC10
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Airbus A310 problems?
Replies: 20
Views: 5777

Re: Air Transat Airbus A310 problems?

I thought Canadian winter season is high peak season. A season when Canadian holiday carriers supplement their fleet with short term leases from Europe's down time. Not all the sun destinations require a widebody aircraft, especially now they are competing against WS 737s, Sunwings 737s, and Rouge ...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Airbus A310 problems?
Replies: 20
Views: 5777

Re: Air Transat Airbus A310 problems?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal ... -1.4825929
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Here's a CBC report regarding the effects of the three out of use aircraft on flights to England, Portugal and Spain:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal ... -1.4825929

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by SpaceshipDC10
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YHM to have twice the seat capacity for Winter 2018/'19 as a year earlier
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

Re: YHM to have twice the seat capacity for Winter 2018/'19 as a year earlier

No, and as far as I know they only publish those once a year. For 2017, 599,146 passengers used the airport, which was already an 80% increase over 2016. Will it rise as high as 1 million in 2018?

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by SpaceshipDC10
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Airbus A310 problems?
Replies: 20
Views: 5777

Re: Air Transat Airbus A310 problems?

GLAT went into an engine change after Sep 14th's BOD-YUL flight so they were down an A310 frame all weekend, not to mention an A330 down in GIG for a C-Check as well as another doing a landing gear change in YUL. GPAT ended up getting stuck in VCE for another 7 hours after they landed due to a temp...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: dc-10/md11 operations thread 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 8419

Re: dc-10/md11 operations thread 2018

does the dc10 have a good safety because some said to me it not safe to fly on Well, the DC-10 was a good and reliable aircraft, but it had several design flaws that became very apparent following crashes. TK981 was the first in 1974, then AA191 in 1979 and UA232. Many other DC-10 were destroyed in...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YHM to have twice the seat capacity for Winter 2018/'19 as a year earlier
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

Re: YHM to have twice the seat capacity for Winter 2018/'19 as a year earlier

We'll see how it adds up in the end for YHM. How their passenger figures will look at the end of the year.

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Airbus A310 problems?
Replies: 20
Views: 5777

Re: Air Transat Airbus A310 problems?

AirbusA322 wrote:
What is the urge to hang on to these pieces of trash.


To have the proper replacement, which should arrive next year.

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Airbus A310 problems?
Replies: 20
Views: 5777

Re: Air Transat Airbus A310 problems?

A friend on a flight to Toulouse was almost cancelled two days in a row after Air Transat has apparently problems with several (3?) of their Airbus 310. Here are TS' seven A310s and their respective flight lists over the last seven days. There doesn't seem to be that many huge delays or cancellatio...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CZ's CAN-CDG: longest 333 flight?
Replies: 19
Views: 2694

Re: CZ's CAN-CDG: longest 333 flight?

Wow. How times (and airplanes) have changed. I remember when people said that AF's GIG-CDG (4946 nm) on a 332 was pushing it too much. So true. The A333 has really become a longhaul beast. It used to be a domestic/regional aircraft and now you can fly with it nonstop halfway around the world. I sti...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transat AT post Q3 loss and announce fares raise for 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Re: Transat AT post Q3 loss and announce fares raise for 2019

oceanbeat wrote:
How they can post Q3 results when the Q hasn't end yet? Maybe they meant Q2?


That's because Transat's financial year doesn't start on January 1st, and I guess you can trace that back to the time when the company was founded in 1987. Their financial year ends on October 31st.

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUD inaugurated its new Pier B
Replies: 11
Views: 1697

BUD inaugurated its new Pier B

The new pier has 10 new boarding bridges and can handle three widebodies simultaneously. “We are supporting wide-body operations to North America with American Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines and Air Canada Rouge, while also having regular services from Emirates, Qatar Airways and Air China to the Mid...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transat AT post Q3 loss and announce fares raise for 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Transat AT post Q3 loss and announce fares raise for 2019

They reported a loss of $4 million, compared to a profit of $26.6 million last year largely because of fuel price surge and LCCs' carriers competition. Senior management also put a focus on ancillary revenue sources such as seat selection, travel insurance and buy-on-board products, with the goal of...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YHM to have twice the seat capacity for Winter 2018/'19 as a year earlier
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

YHM to have twice the seat capacity for Winter 2018/'19 as a year earlier

https://ca.travelpulse.com/news/airline ... eason.html

Then, from next spring, Norwegian will offer daily flights to Dublin.
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At least according to this report: https://ca.travelpulse.com/news/airline ... eason.html

Then, from next spring, Norwegian will offer daily flights to Dublin.

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubrovnik Airport in negotiations with Air Transat
Replies: 9
Views: 2111

Re: Dubrovnik Airport in negociations with Air Transat

ryan78 wrote:

Maybe! Never thought of that as they don't do many triangle routes to Europe, the only one I can think of is LIS and OPO.


They have another in Italy. I believe they serve YYZ(or YUL)-SUF-FCO-YYZ.

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by SpaceshipDC10
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubrovnik Airport in negotiations with Air Transat
Replies: 9
Views: 2111

Re: Dubrovnik Airport in negociations with Air Transat

Could it be worthy to test it as a triangle route?

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by SpaceshipDC10
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 306
Views: 37684

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Good evening! Tonight marks the "end" of Runway 05/23! As of tomorrow 06:00AM LT, the new Runway designators will be 04/22. It will take 3 entire nights to change all the panels/signs. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dm60WwDX4AAsOpo.jpg Patrick. Good to know. Has it always been 05/23?

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by SpaceshipDC10
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubrovnik Airport in negotiations with Air Transat
Replies: 9
Views: 2111

Dubrovnik Airport in negotiations with Air Transat

They are hoping to get flights from Toronto. Last year, there were a total of 136.519 Canadian visitors entering Croatia, representing an increase of 24.4% on 2016. Air Transat says it sees a mix of both leisure and diaspora traffic on its flights to Zagreb. "We have seen all categories of pass...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to serve GVA via VIE from December '18
Replies: 0
Views: 429

Ethiopian to serve GVA via VIE from December '18

After launching earlier this summer ADD-MXP-GVA service, ET announced plans to route the service ADD-FCO-GVA. However, they changed their mind and just announced it will be ADD-VIE-GVA. Wien will have six weekly flights, three continuing to BRU. Do they have rights to sell seats within Europe? https...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever serve Gatwick?
Replies: 13
Views: 2442

Re: Did United ever serve Gatwick?

The 747 still had the smaller titles and was obviously a domestic aircraft since there was no U.S. flag on it.



Still the best livery ever had, better with larger titles though.

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by SpaceshipDC10
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Car chase on LYS runway
Replies: 17
Views: 3968

Re: Car chase on LYS runway

Apparently the driver had travelled on highways in the wrong direction for several tens of kilometers before reaching the airport's terminal through the exit road, then entering into the terminal and exiting on the appron. The driver has been arrested and his reason for such behavior are so far unkn...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIr Canada 747 - Red Font Titles
Replies: 12
Views: 2392

Re: AIr Canada 747 - Red Font Titles

Here's a picture of C-GAGB, the other -233B(M) brand new delivered to AC, about five months after it was delivered. Looks like they had decided by then what corporate ID they wanted.

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Delta Adiemus Commercial w/ JFK Worldport
Replies: 11
Views: 1478

Re: Delta Adiemus Commercial w/ JFK Worldport

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxQ4hBwp4Q4


This is it. I remember seeing it on TV from about '94 or '95 and loved it a lot. In the end I even went as far as buying the CD single that was released.
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Airventure737 wrote:
I believe this is what you are wanting to see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxQ4hBwp4Q4


This is it. I remember seeing it on TV from about '94 or '95 and loved it a lot. In the end I even went as far as buying the CD single that was released.

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIr Canada 747 - Red Font Titles
Replies: 12
Views: 2392

Re: AIr Canada 747 - Red Font Titles

Have to wonder if they were in transition or if this was a new livery only partially released before moving on the 1980's standard version. I tend to think these were test liveries in order to see in full scale what it would look like. Here's C-GAGA t the end of 1982, three elements of the corporat...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO
Replies: 30
Views: 3810

Re: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO

STT757 wrote:
Yes, UA flew EWR-NRT from 1989 to 1997.


I'm surprised they managed to send a 747 to NRT out of EWR due to runway length back then.

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by SpaceshipDC10
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago
Replies: 49
Views: 9343

Re: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago

And even that was a bizarre incident due to overheating brakes as they taxied with high power to clear fog and improve visibility for take off. Much like the old "turboclaire" system in ORY. Indeed, and then overheated brakes provoked tyres explosion that damaged the hydraulic lines, flui...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to end SFO-YYJ service early in 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 4596

Re: United to end SFO-YYJ service early in 2019

enilria wrote:
It was in the OAG thread at that point


I've never opened it.

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by SpaceshipDC10
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to end SFO-YYJ service early in 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 4596

United to end SFO-YYJ service early in 2019

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -jan-2019/
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The daily service operated by Skywest will end on January 6th.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -jan-2019/

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by SpaceshipDC10
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago
Replies: 49
Views: 9343

Re: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago

The aircraft was legal. The pilots were legal and well trained. They followed the checklist to the T, and did everything "right". Swissair was an extremely well respected airline that complied with and usually exceeded standards. I guess, besides of the end result of that tragedy, this is...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Hawaii Express - Why didn't it work out ?
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Re: The Hawaii Express - Why didn't it work out ?

The Hawaii Express - Why didn't it work out ? I think it lasted for less than a year ... From Deregulation Knockouts Round One: Hard on the heels of Pacific East Air, Michael Hartley's The Hawaii Express began Los Angeles-Honolulu flights for just $89,95 on August 20, 1982, using a 501-seat B747. A...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago
Replies: 49
Views: 9343

Re: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago

I One serious problem with this loss was how the pilots tried to get to BOS instead of just getting to the airport in Halifax. After this pilots were trained or retrained to go to the nearest suitable airport, not just what they think is. I thought that myth had been laid to rest a long time ago. T...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago
Replies: 49
Views: 9343

Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago

Tonight at 10:31pm Halifax, N.S. time (AT), 11:31pm at New York and 3:31am tomorrow at Geneva; it will be 20 years since Swissair's flight 111 from JFK to GVA, violently struck and disintagrated when it hit the Atlantic Ocean, a few kilometers away from Nova Scotia's coast, killing all 229 people on...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroLogic to get another 777F
Replies: 18
Views: 3515

Re: AeroLogic to get another 777F

These are beasts. Often when I'm reading in bed I can hear one of their 777F's finishing it's climb over my house in Cambridge late at night. Typically it takes them 12-13 minutes from East Midlands Airport to above Cambridge to hit 39,000 feet. Usually on is way to Leipzig. I'm always amazed at ho...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair forced off ORY-DSS route
Replies: 2
Views: 877

Re: Corsair forced off ORY-DSS route

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1402889
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I posted on this topic yesterday, with a source in French.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1402889

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 737-200 Combi Operator in Canada - Chrono Aviation
Replies: 10
Views: 1255

Re: New 737-200 Combi Operator in Canada - Chrono Aviation

Apparently the airline plans to add a second 737 in November that should be based at YHU too, where a runway has been adapted to accomodate such large airplane. At Chrono, they say they have invested $12M to acquire and completely refurbish both 737s.

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair forced to cease its flights between Paris and Dakar
Replies: 0
Views: 784

Corsair forced to cease its flights between Paris and Dakar

Sénégal's FAA equivalent (ANACIM) has notified SS that starting February 1st, 2019, the route will be operated daily by upstart Air Sénégal. Corsair was operating part of the flights along with Sénégal Airlines since 2012 and all the frequencies since the latter went belly-up in 2014, with either A3...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID: 747-428 over YUL, August 30th, 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2025

Re: Help ID: 747-428 over YUL, August 30th, 2018

jamsco99 wrote:
Do Corsair no longer use a 747 to YUL?


No, this summer, last one and I don't remember for the previous, they flew/fly with a HIFLY leased A340.

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 737-200 Combi Operator in Canada - Chrono Aviation
Replies: 10
Views: 1255

Re: New 737-200 Combi Operator in Canada - Chrono Aviation

https://www.chronoaviation.com/

The aircraft: https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... n/P64rSZ0p
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As a beginning. The company: https://www.chronoaviation.com/

The aircraft: https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... n/P64rSZ0p

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID: 747-428 over YUL, August 30th, 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2025

Re: Help ID: 747-428 over YUL, August 30th, 2018

Aircellist wrote:
Will that be the last 747 flight in YUL?


Who knows? Unless the like of LH or KL send once in while a 747, it could be the last.

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