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by kimimm19
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA pushing A350 schedules forward
Replies: 16
Views: 4537

Re: Unconfirmed: BA pushing A350 schedules forward

StTim wrote:
We know that yesterday it had a Customer Acceptance Flight - so I suppose it could be delivered at that date - it does depend on what was found.


It's not like we're talking about QR here :lol:

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by kimimm19
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says
Replies: 254
Views: 41622

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

The backlog and production capacity is the largest issue for an A220-500. Do you think Airbus would consider opening an A220 production line in Europe? Volume is too low for two lines. Airbus is doing the best they can: 1. Open Mobile 2. Modernize/expand Mirabel. I speculate Mobile will be rapidly ...

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by kimimm19
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Speaking of the A220...
Replies: 7
Views: 1595

Re: Speaking of the A220...

I would think Airbus is keen to step in and take the Southwest slice of the pie away from Boeing.

The only question mark is deliveries and how quickly they can get these out as they try and build the necessary infrastructure.

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by kimimm19
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?
Replies: 21
Views: 2050

Re: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?

Even though the flight lengths / routes are different, I am a bit surprised by some of the differences. In particular, I see the A330-200 burns much more than the much, much larger A350-900, although its data is on a much shorter flight (and it seems to me that longer flights incur a penalty, as a ...

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by kimimm19
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 40
Views: 6287

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

Possible teething at DL being a new type, but reliability has been above 98% for some and above 99% for others: https://www.wingsoverquebec.com/?p=7855 I know at Swiss they go tech very often. Two incredibly different views :lol: Most of the talk around the forum the past few years has been about t...

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by kimimm19
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?
Replies: 21
Views: 2050

Re: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?

[quote="DASYE"][/quote]

Thank you for this data!

So if we are to adjust for the different lengths of these segments in terms of the weight of fuel required to carry more for the longer segments, that would put the a339 and the a359 in quite a commanding position as promised.

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by kimimm19
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?
Replies: 21
Views: 2050

Re: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?

Ostrower reports the trip fuel burn is just about the same with the neo carrying 70 more passengers. It has to be said that the difference goes beyond just seat count though. The neo carries a substantially more modern and heavier interior. Interesting. The a330 in general is a larger and heavier a...

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by kimimm19
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?
Replies: 21
Views: 2050

A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?

Just wondering if anyone on the forum has a subscription to The Air Current that could summarise the figures in this article? They've apparently published fuel comparison figures on Delta's first route Seatle to Shanghai between the a330neo and the 767-300er. It's behind paywall though. Cheers! http...

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by kimimm19
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 164
Views: 30757

Re: AF to order A220

My main point is: if you are an airline like AF, have a monopoly at one of the largest airports and cities in the world, and your largest aircraft is the a359, you are doing something wrong. And, I'll remind you... for the third time... that that's a statement of emotion, not fact. You don't know w...

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by kimimm19
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 164
Views: 30757

Re: AF to order A220

The operate out of one of the largest and popular cities in the world so given their model, their largest aircraft being an a359 is ridiculous. You don't seem to understand the nature of the question. I'm well aware of what and how AF operates, just as I'm also aware that neither you, nor any other...

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by kimimm19
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 164
Views: 30757

Re: AF to order A220

Why not replace it with the a350-1000 or at least the a359? Anything smaller would be ridiculous. Based on what? Based on that AF's biggest aircraft would be a a359... AF has a completely different model to say the US3. AF has one big hub and they aren't focused on frequency. The operate out of one...

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by kimimm19
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 164
Views: 30757

Re: AF to order A220

So KLM signed an LoI for E2 and AFR would order A220. That's interesting. Is it? KLM has always been Boeing dominant and AF has been Airbus. Air France operates 70 777s, which is 35% of their fleet. So not really and they certainly arent looking at A vs B numbers to make fleet decisions. The A220 m...

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by kimimm19
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 37848

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

More meddling from LH and Spohr at the possible expense of LX: Summary of Blick article: - Zurich's LX longhaul hub at risk - Restrictions, taxes, & curfews could make LH transfer longhaul flights to Frankfurt or Munich Hubs from Zurich - This could see LX's longhaul destination count reduced to...

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by kimimm19
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 164
Views: 30757

Re: AF to order A220

VV wrote:
kimimm19 wrote:
VV wrote:
So KLM signed an LoI for E2 and AFR would order A220.

That's interesting.


Is it?

KLM has always been Boeing dominant and AF has been Airbus.


E2 is not Boeing (yet), is it?


Well as good as with how it influences regional jet orders...

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by kimimm19
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 164
Views: 30757

Re: AF to order A220

VV wrote:
So KLM signed an LoI for E2 and AFR would order A220.

That's interesting.


Is it?

KLM has always been Boeing dominant and AF has been Airbus.

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by kimimm19
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 164
Views: 30757

Re: AF to order A220

As exciting and welcome an A220 order would be, so disappointing would a a380 replacement order be, especially if it is to be replaced by the 787...

Why not replace it with the a350-1000 or at least the a359? Anything smaller would be ridiculous.

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by kimimm19
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22974

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

KLM’s call to action could be in response to issues beyond climate change. Aviation also contributes to over tourism. Amsterdam is one city that has been particularly affected by this phenomena. https://www.npr.org/2018/08/07/632012775/in-amsterdam-even-the-tourists-say-there-are-too-many-tourists ...

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by kimimm19
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 133
Views: 19385

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

I think he is justifying himself more for the public perception of BA (which is already at an all-time low) of having ordered an aircraft which to the average person is so dangerous and made by the corner cutting Boeing because they got a cracking deal. So I don't think it's for aviation geeks like ...

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by kimimm19
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22974

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

More wealthy parts of the First World, typically metropolitan cities, tend to vote to the left, relative to the rural and poorer parts. Fashion, media, and luxury goods industries disproportionately are dominated by and donate to culturally left-wing political causes. Huge swathes of luxury/higher-...

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by kimimm19
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Smith tackles Air France
Replies: 35
Views: 9358

Re: Ben Smith tackles Air France

I mean can you blame him?

Surely it's actually a very difficult job to turn AF around.

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by kimimm19
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22974

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

As I see it this move is cynical. For one, a lot of pro-environment people tend to be relatively wealthy, so KLM's advertisement here can be seen as signalling to a relatively well-off consumer base. "Buy from us. We share your values. Just like when you buy organic fairtrade coffee." I d...

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by kimimm19
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13069

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

Sad day to see the T-Tails go.. I am hoping to catch a ride on one before they go out. The last time I was on one was around 2009. With speculation about top-up orders, I know that other than engine issues, passengers and euro airlines alike love the A220, but how is Delta finding them? Any official...

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by kimimm19
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 97
Views: 15490

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

People are unbelievable these days...

They care more about their political ideologies than even THEIR own safety, it's beyond me.

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by kimimm19
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11527

Re: France to charge aviation tax

They should do this in a meaningful way within the EU, not country for country. Then you are creating a level playing field again. Note that France isn't taxing aviation fuel - it is taxing passenger air travel. That fuel isn't taxed is a testament (good or bad) to the power of international air lo...

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by kimimm19
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 37848

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

I can't believe that AC has the 77W on the ZRH-YYZ route now! Not long ago it was a 789 and before that it was a 763... Also, how is LX planning on accounting for this new route growth? I thought the whole point of introducing the 77W was to replace some a343s with the added perk of a capacity boost...

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by kimimm19
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11527

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Well less flights, mean less pollution, less noise and less need to increase airport capacity. And if people take a 3 hours train ride to get a cheaper 2 hours flight is imho questionable. The economy has been the deciding force for long enough, it is time that the environment is put in focus. The ...

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by kimimm19
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC
Replies: 25
Views: 5432

Re: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC

N14AZ wrote:

kimimm19 wrote:
I hope this hopythetical additional frame secondhand order of the a380 to fruition..

I guess you mixed up BA and LH? :scratchchin:


Oops :lol: :cry2:

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by kimimm19
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?
Replies: 32
Views: 5296

Re: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?

Why did you start this thread with a question if you're brushing aside every single response? Your opinion is that Airbus and Boeing won't sell many more A350's or 787's from now on and thus close down the line once the backlog is built; why ask then??? We are having a discussion. So far, no one ha...

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by kimimm19
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?
Replies: 32
Views: 5296

Re: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?

The current order book for both the 787 and a350 is just that current. These planes will continue selling for the next 15 to 20 years. Just look at the A330 as an example. You seem so sure, though the vast majority of the planes that will be replaced with these next-gen aircraft already have orders...

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by kimimm19
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC
Replies: 25
Views: 5432

Re: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC

I hope this hopythetical additional frame secondhand order of the a380 to fruition..

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by kimimm19
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?
Replies: 32
Views: 5296

Re: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?

The current order book for both the 787 and a350 is just that current. These planes will continue selling for the next 15 to 20 years. Just look at the A330 as an example. You seem so sure, though the vast majority of the planes that will be replaced with these next-gen aircraft already have orders...

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by kimimm19
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?
Replies: 32
Views: 5296

What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?

Sorry if this has been talked about already but I haven't seen anything. The question is regarding the order books of the two most popular widebody types going forward (787 and a350). Stats from wikipedia: The 787 at current production rate has between 3-4 years left as the backlog stands. 1440 tota...

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by kimimm19
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 165
Views: 37539

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

I don't think KLM is really in any hurry to order either of the planes yet. They've only just got their last few 738s which are replacing older and smaller 737s. With all the stuff that's going on with the MAX and there not really being too much need yet, I don't see an order yet. AF on the other ha...

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by kimimm19
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LX delays and cancellations at ZRH on 06-07 July
Replies: 7
Views: 1436

Re: LX delays and cancellations at ZRH on 06-07 July

Our pilot did mention bad weather and slots on saturday, but it's not just that, some turnaround times are only 35 minutes, not a lot of margin. What long haul aircrafts are missing and why ? I Wonder if all pax are rerouted on LH, out of Paris that's the most logical option for connecting pax. At ...

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by kimimm19
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup
Replies: 40
Views: 2431

Re: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup

Lame. That said, I love how every time she tweets in protest to grab attention she tags it with her clothing line, what a joke. :roll: https://mobile.twitter.com/mpinoe?lang=en Textbook example of manipulation of low information voters. She is only doing what the mainstream media (translation : Dem...

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by kimimm19
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101182

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

An interesting fact: the past two Delta A220-100s tied and beat the previous best time between first flight and delivery with 9 and 5 days respectively.

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by kimimm19
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 4685

Re: Euro Business Seats

Which European airlines offer a proper F/J class seat on Narrowbody short haul aircraft? Anyone other than Aeroflot?. Belavia's E-Jets have a proper 1-2 Business Class. Not sure it counts but TK has a proper J cabin as well. I remember OA used to also have a 2-2 Business Class on select A320s when ...

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by kimimm19
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 4685

Re: Euro Business Seats

I wonder if any of the European big 3 will ever try 3 class config on intra European routes. Especially BA which is operating from the largest premium market in the world. 8J on A319, 12J on A320 and 16J on A321. This would be followed by premium economy 3+3 with reclining seats, meals and drinks a...

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by kimimm19
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 22930

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

Well too be honest, BA in particular is the legacy carrier in Europe that be considered a low-cost. The no frills thing definitely applies. The only legacy thing about them is being able to connect and general on-time performance.

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by kimimm19
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 15271

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

I expect BA to order more. They only have 12 on the order books and with range not being a problem to the US for them, I would expect them to use the economics of the aircraft and the fact that it's the largest of the dreamliner family and the whole slot restriction with LHR.

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by kimimm19
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14392

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

Separate, supplemental batterey packs can't be in checked bags but they are allowed in carry-on bags - the same as permitted by the U.S. FAA. https://www.klm.com/travel/us_en/prepare_for_travel/baggage/restricted_article/index.htm And the VS rules specifically: https://flywith.virginatlantic.com/gb...

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by kimimm19
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14392

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

I know that 'bricks' are not allowed when flying from Europe into the US, but how is it the other way around? Separate, supplemental batterey packs can't be in checked bags but they are allowed in carry-on bags - the same as permitted by the U.S. FAA. https://www.klm.com/travel/us_en/prepare_for_tr...

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by kimimm19
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14392

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

I know that 'bricks' are not allowed when flying from Europe into the US, but how is it the other way around?

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by kimimm19
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101182

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

But the infrastructure down there won't be complete for quite a while? Its in a temporary building for the first few aeroplanes The Elon Musk solution.....LOL. I wonder if the actual (permanent) line becomes operational at the beginning or end of 2020. Apparently the ed of this year with the first ...

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by kimimm19
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 794
Views: 124068

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Can someone clarify SAS's fleet plans? They seem to be replacing all their current generation short haul aircraft (a319, a320, 736, 73G, 738) with the a320neo? Is there room for a potential a220 order? Then there was a quote that seems to indicate that they intend to replace all their current longha...

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by kimimm19
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101182

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

The first A220 for airbus usa is being loaded right now Can you elaborate on this? When will it get to Mobile? Airbus is assembling A220 aircraft in Mobile and they’ve started assembling the first one. So we have two FAL’s, Mirabel in Canada and Airbus USA in Mobile Alabama But the infrastructure d...

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by kimimm19
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20786

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Are people so gullable? This is pretty much what United started doing... Basically it's taking what they've done for the most part already and deconstructing it. So what you have instead of getting the pig with the lipstick already on, the lipstick comes after you've received the pig. I'm prefer Del...

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by kimimm19
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM strategic review
Replies: 24
Views: 5638

Re: Air France-KLM strategic review

I remember in the early to mid 2000s never having a chance to fly AF because the prices were very high transatlantic. I feel like we will see KLM begin to need to introduce larger aircraft on routes because of the slots, which I wonder if it will affect Delta at any point... This I can only imagine ...

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by kimimm19
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"
Replies: 53
Views: 14277

Re: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"

Sounds like a good political statement, not so much a business one...

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by kimimm19
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 37848

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Anything other than a a330neo/a350 order for LX would be a crime and more abuse from big brother LH after that horrible 77W order...

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