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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 22, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 33
Views: 3630

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

aemoreira1981 wrote:
BLR is served daily by LH with a B748 with first class (flights by LH to BOM do not have first class as they are on the B744)


That could be Code-F gate and slot issue at Mumbai.

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 22, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 167
Views: 14665

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Game changer? Let's say a regional pilot costs $100k (fully loaded) per year and works about a thousand hours. That's $100 per hour, regardless of the number of pilots as pilots are paid per hour and not salaried, right? Your plane flies 12 hours per day and makes 8 flights and has 50 seats with 75...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 22, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1097
Views: 115004

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

... Why can’t USZ EXIM stay quiet and when the default period closes seize the aircraft and make 1800 crore profit? ( 200 owed to it minus the 2000 value of the planes?) the profit helps them offset losses in scenarios where there are defaults by other borrowers I for one don't believe US EXIM is t...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 22, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1097
Views: 115004

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Civil law has a mechanism, called "cession", by which a creditor/lien holder can transfer his lien rights (and monetary claim) to a third party. In this situation, the original creditor is paid and walks away, while the party that settled with him now assumes the lien right. In case of an...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 22, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 167
Views: 14665

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Will people fly on an aircraft without a pilot ? There will be pilotless single passenger drone air taxis, then four passenger air taxis ... Back to single pilot There are single pilot 9 seat aircraft The logical progression would be single pilot 19-seat, 42-seat, 72-seat, 90 seat...before 200 seat...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 21, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS announce BOM return
Replies: 47
Views: 7856

Re: VS announce BOM return

BA's transformation under WW is totally a different topic. Let's not debate here. If VS follows DL's lead in product/service quality it would do better, otherwise, it will just be a stop gap until Vistara jumps in and AI increases service. VS is using the UK side of BASA, could have done even when 9...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 21, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1097
Views: 115004

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

... Thanks! That's more than 1 billion USD, anyway. Even if banks accept 99% writeoffs, and even if suddenly lessors will stop claiming back debt, this is a lot of money, for an AOC, traffic rights and slots that are about to expire... And the vendors, mostly, are yet to be even negotiated with... ...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 21, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 167
Views: 14665

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

... First airplane automation will likely be small cargo planes about the size of a Caravan. Will likely be 20+ years before single pilot in a large passenger plane and longer for full automation. I asked this very question about the NMA in a meeting if there was some secret plan to make it single ...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 21, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 167
Views: 14665

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

... I think we need to separate the current state of aircraft and the future one. Today one way or another the pilot can always override the system and do stupid stuff if he wants to. This has also nothing to do with stupid or not and probably also happened dozens of times on multiple airliners ove...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 21, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 167
Views: 14665

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

... I think we need to separate the current state of aircraft and the future one. Today one way or another the pilot can always override the system and do stupid stuff if he wants to. This has also nothing to do with stupid or not and probably also happened dozens of times on multiple airliners ove...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 21, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 167
Views: 14665

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

... On the other side if a pilot would make inputs that bring an aircraft in danger the machine will have no problem to detect that this input would lead to a crash. FBW aircraft can already prevent stall and bad input in protected mode. There is nothing preventing a machine to protect itself even ...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 21, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS announce BOM return
Replies: 47
Views: 7856

Re: VS announce BOM return

... I understand Jet is gone (DL's partner), but for DL (and their control of VS) to reverse themselves on the viability of India so quickly is perplexing. I think the ME3 pricing to India is identical, but what has changed is that DL is now willing to lose money on India because their corporate cu...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 21, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 167
Views: 14665

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Baby steps, first allow single pilot option on 19 seat aircraft, before experimenting on 200+ passengers.

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 21, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1097
Views: 115004

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Phosphorus wrote:
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Most creditors, vendors especially, have no interest in buggering off. And there is no legal mechanism to clear that debt, no Chapter 11 or whatever equivalent could there be.


Are there any estimates on how much is vendor debt?

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 20, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 16547

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

AI has officially shut JFK BOM citing low demand - what a filthy excuse! PDEW for NYC BOM is 400+ I think the analysis of upcoming DL's JFK-BOM performance will be a little easier without AI. Otherwise, any downside to DL will be contributed to AI. Even 18 years later there is a strong belief that ...

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by dtw2hyd
Sun May 19, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 168
Views: 18583

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

Even seatback IFE are basically custom built WiFi devices(tablets) of smaller size low res display. Can some with IFE technology or maintenance experience comment on advantages of having Thales/Panasonic (vs) mounting iPad pro(Gen 1) 12.9 tablet? Is it a certification issue or tablets are less durab...

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by dtw2hyd
Sun May 19, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11691

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

evank516 wrote:
...DL does funnel a lot of passengers to Asia via <forbidden airport>.


I guess that need to be addressed sooner than later.

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by dtw2hyd
Sat May 18, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1097
Views: 115004

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Almost all are now returned back to lessors. weren't most of the widebodies owned by Jet? Some are owned, Some other are leased. Are you saying these are valid lessors? Never heard of them. MOORGATE AIRCRAFT 2007 LIMITED FLEET IRELAND AIRCRAFT LEASE 2007-A LTD FLEET IRELAND AIRCRAFT LEASE 2007-B LI...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat May 18, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order
Replies: 44
Views: 9826

Re: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order

No it cannot...Switzerland/Germany maximum If the A321Neo can go from Manila to Sydney then I am sure the A321LR would be able to go from Delhi to UK You seem to be forgetting that PALs A32Ls seat 168 pax only whilst 6Es seat 222 ! Hence why PALs aircraft can fly further. Even the XLR won’t be able...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 17, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 125
Views: 24555

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

A fully loaded A380 is very profitable, even with high fuel costs. That's a presumptive statement. Anyone can fill any aircraft to anywhere, if you charge rock-bottom junk fares. Simply filling an A380 does not automatically equate to it being profitable, regardless of fuel. Yes, this is true. But ...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu May 16, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1097
Views: 115004

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

... Now will the Jet's slots at DXB go automatically to AI and other Indian carriers, is the question. Unless and until Indian carriers get some good slots at DXB, no more expansion to UAE carriers ant that should include even code shares, with Spice Jet. I think GoI just allocated unused (I am rea...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu May 16, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1097
Views: 115004

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I am curious why Vistara opted for the B777 Hiring 9W 777 pilots is easy for UK. Also if the rumor that UK crew is being trained on 787 by Singapore Airline is true, it is easy to convert them to 777. Regarding who is repoing 77Ws, it could be Goyal cashing in. A shell owner asks a (brand name W) t...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu May 16, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 16547

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Looks like next airline is getting ready for its one way to the cliff. Not sure who is walking this one. Fillings are ready to stuff and slow cook the bird. Very odd this news started before May 23rd. Could be just a technique to cripple the bird and not kill it. Journalists are pumped to cover the ...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 15, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1097
Views: 115004

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Spiderguy252 wrote:
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Air India does not have the metal to take advantage of these, unless they go against their grain and get all their frames in service at the same time.


Don't they have half-a-dozen AOG WBs? AI should lease A321LR and signup for A321XLR.

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 15, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 16547

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

No good deed goes unpunished, for outing the Jet's slot distribution plan which forced SG to share slots with others, Indigo will be taught a lesson.

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 14, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 125
Views: 24555

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

WorldFlier wrote:
Tier 2 City to Tier 2 City with 1 stop instead of 2+ stops.

India to anywhere West or North.


Napkin math.

AI - 4 US -DEL- 40 Indian = 160
One World - 20 US -LHR- 5 Indian = 100
EK 12 US -DXB- 10 Indian = 120

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 14, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1097
Views: 115004

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jet Airways CEO, Vinay Dube has resigned following the resignation of CFO, Amit Agrawal. Curious to see his next stop. If in India ; GoAir seems ideal, since they haven't yet filled up their top exec posts. I think his services will be better used outside India. In a country with underlying structu...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 14, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)
Replies: 59
Views: 15773

Re: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)

... Yes the A321neo will be bigger than an A320, but I could see those planes being equipped with 12 QSuite seats each...to match the long-haul product. The idea could be to offer a uniform product regardless of plane. I would be shocked if some of the non-LR order is not converted to LR. ... I thi...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 14, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1097
Views: 115004

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

CaliguyNYC wrote:
I just think the pieces of Jet that have value should be sold off so the banks can recover money and value that was created is not lost.


If PSBs sell-off valuable assets, how will GoI's fav club benefit? These are hidden handouts while chanting no bailout for 9W.

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 13, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 124
Views: 13445

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

The world holds the USA at a double standard. They expect the US to play fair and equitable, while unilaterally accepting smaller countries acting in their self-interest as normal and rational behavior. The world got used to milking USA, asking for fairness is considered a sin. Trump's techniques m...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 13, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2312

Re: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?

Even if there is a reciprocal payment agreement, there better be an EMS standing by when NHS employee opens the invoice.

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 124
Views: 13445

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

It would be far cheaper for the US gov to use the proceeds of taxed Chinese goods to subsidize Boeing and other industries impacted by reduced Chinese imports. The US citizens paying Boeing for not delivering planes to China because of Trump's policies. Makes sense I guess. We are paying Boeing for...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 13, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1097
Views: 115004

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

1700 Cr is probably what EY ready to pitch in. Is that 1700 Cr 20% payment of 8500 Cr debt with 80% write-off. Who is EY's local partner and how much they are investing are kept secret. UAE has a $1Billion in NIIF. Hypothesis Assuming EY's 1700 settles 8500 bank debt and banks are out of the board. ...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 13, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 125
Views: 24555

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

... Also of note, I was reliably informed that TA was lined up to become STC's replacement. However STC judged him (and several other candidates since) as not capable of replacing him. My guess is that there was either disagreement between TA and STC, or TA didn't necessarily see the reason to stic...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 13, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 47
Views: 1821

Re: Why Anet Is Declining

Perhaps I should remind you that this is an aviation website , and that the way political content is perceived in the Non Aviation Forum is less important to most users (and us, by extension) than the quality of discussion in the other forums. Most moderators are in favor of getting rid of politica...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 13, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1097
Views: 115004

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Clearly there is something of value or 4 groups would not have bid. What do you think they bid on?. IMHO, the only aspect SBI lead lenders care about is how many cents on a dollar of 8500 Cr an investor is ready to give. Somewhere between 0-20 cents. Going by the giggles of SBI Chairman, it shouldn...

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by dtw2hyd
Sun May 12, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates take delivery of a new plane
Replies: 12
Views: 6057

Re: Emirates take delivery of a new plane

Flight Global writes that EK's fleet has actually decreased by 5 frames during last year up to the end of March. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/latest-emirates-fleet-plan-completely-omits-787-10s-458102/ 39 A380 and 6 B777-300ERs has been cancelled, but also 40 B787-10s omits from the f...

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by dtw2hyd
Sun May 12, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad loses 5 star ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 11057

Re: Etihad loses 5 star ranking

AFAIK, Etihad Airways didn't signup for brand image management contract because it would cost a fortune to pay for six barely surviving (some dead now) airlines.

Editing/deleting bad reviews is hard work, not cheap.

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by dtw2hyd
Sun May 12, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1097
Views: 115004

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

... One thing that apparently many posters here miss is the bank bureaucrats like to layer up their protection for NPA scenarios. There are multiple ways to CYA for officers, assigned to the case, and most of these ways highly favour the valor of NOT increasing the exposure. Among other points, an ...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat May 11, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1097
Views: 115004

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jet had $3.83 Billion(27,000 Crores) in annual revenue. 23,000 Jobs (150,000 including family members) Whatever Jet was spending was adding to the economy. Whatever employees were spending added to the economy. That is gone forever. Indian Taxpayers lost 8,500 Crores anyway. The hypothetical savings...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat May 11, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order
Replies: 44
Views: 9826

Re: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order

WayexTDI wrote:
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The A220 has exclusively the P&W PW1500G while the 737MAX has exclusively the CFM International LEAP-1B; same generation of engines, but completely different architectures (GTF vs regular turbofan).


Thank you for correcting me. Didn't realize they are of different architecture.

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by dtw2hyd
Sat May 11, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1097
Views: 115004

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

And that SBI chairman clearly doesn't seem to care whether Jet survives or not, or whether the loans turn NPA's or not, afterall it's a tiny amount compared to the NPA's from other bankrupt cos. or fraud individuals. ;) This is Indian banking and their heads with the most lackadaisical attitude and...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat May 11, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order
Replies: 44
Views: 9826

Re: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order

For those people questioning the efficiency of the GTF in comparison to the LEAP; I was told by a pilot friend in IndiGo who was briefed during an annual refresher programme in Delhi that 6E is extremely pleased with the fuel burn of the P&Ws. It's giving them greater savings than what even the...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat May 11, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1097
Views: 115004

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Well, here are SBI Chairman's comments on Jet Airways debt. Reporter: In your corporate slippages.. mentioned about 1,200 Crore worth of loans from the aviation sector. Is that the one account[ Jet ] we are all thinking about? SBI Chairman: That is your... I don't have any other aviation sector [ la...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 10, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1097
Views: 115004

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

... Do you seriously believe there is a business case to pump money into Jet Airways and relaunch it? That is up to the bidders, not to sellers or government. Let's say best bid needs 81% hair cut and rejecting all bids is 100% hair cut and any future statuary liabilities for the SBI gang(because t...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 10, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 16547

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

... Would LH allow AI to codeshare with DL? . Why not, AI allowed LH/UA to partner with 9W. In fact, both LH and UA avoid AI at all costs. EY allowed 9W to partner with DL. An alliance is a non-binding relationship. I know DL and AI interline (and that will continue) but I don't think DL would ever...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 10, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1097
Views: 115004

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

... Do you seriously believe there is a business case to pump money into Jet Airways and relaunch it? That is up to the bidders, not to sellers or government. Let's say best bid needs 81% hair cut and rejecting all bids is 100% hair cut and any future statuary liabilities for the SBI gang(because t...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 10, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1097
Views: 115004

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

CaliguyNYC wrote:
... But am most surprised that EY did. ..


Maybe it was submitted by mistake. Front desk accidentally gave it to the local courier. ;) ;)

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 10, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 16547

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

No code share I think. AI ran away now that DL announced JFK-BOM. Which is the smart move. AI should add 3X to their IAD-DEL flight to make it 6 days a week OR as a fall back (and much less desirable) add EWR-DEL 3X (with different timings than EWR-BOM - say an evening departure). In the end I thin...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 10, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 125
Views: 24555

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

... I think we're both saying the same thing. As long as they can fill 500 seats at decent yields the A380 is best. But once the competition caught up, their ego (only the biggest will do), and arrogance (no one will be able to compete with us), left them with a fleet mix that's unsuitable for toda...

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