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by chiki
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad at Windhoek
Replies: 2
Views: 1255

Re: Etihad at Windhoek

Most probably cargo there was one in HRE recently with COViD donations from UAE [emoji1256]

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by chiki
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 54518

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

https://twitter.com/dominicgates/status ... 33984?s=19

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Public given 45 to comment on max
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by chiki
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 114
Views: 16556

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

Would you please be a little more analytic before posting, so we don't have to read claims like that? 4 QSuites means a whole row (4 abreast). Sure, that's one row. Of Qsuites, not economy. How much is the pitch difference QSuites to economy? Cheers, Adam Thats a rhetorical question. On average a 7...

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by chiki
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint
Replies: 91
Views: 9194

Re: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint

The British unfortunately always complain on the slightest expenditure by the gvt. Having a VVIP plane was the right thing to do, even the fittings are not outrageous, they used an existing airplane, paint job was necessary as it will also promote the country as a tourism. The Germans bought 2 A350...

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by chiki
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint
Replies: 91
Views: 9194

Re: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint

The British unfortunately always complain on the slightest expenditure by the gvt. Having a VVIP plane was the right thing to do, even the fittings are not outrageous, they used an existing airplane, paint job was necessary as it will also promote the country as a tourism. The Germans bought 2 A350 ...

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by chiki
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1453
Views: 278159

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 63488?s=19

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Both test planes airborne
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by chiki
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using passenger aircraft as freighters during this crisis
Replies: 20
Views: 4233

Re: Using passenger aircraft as freighters during this crisis

Austrian has operated a number of cargo-only flights from China to VIE using their 777-200ER. Two such flights were announced to have brought no less than 130t (65t per aircraft) back to Austria - an impressive figure for a pax-configured aircraft. Pictures showed boxes being stowed on pax seats an...

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by chiki
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100
Replies: 32
Views: 2079

Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

SA Airlink should still have some not sure on routes but they are being replaced by E175s Sent from my SM-A700H using Tapatalk Airlink retired the last few that was still operating at the beginning of December 2019. Replaced with E190 and E170...no 175s Good to hear the E190 made my BUQ flight plea...

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by chiki
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100
Replies: 32
Views: 2079

Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

SA Airlink should still have some not sure on routes but they are being replaced by E175s

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by chiki
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM Grows 787 Fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 5844

Re: AM Grows 787 Fleet

As long as the 787 are at the right price it will be foolish for DL not accepting AM buying them. After the 737max issue it's not like BA does not know how to design and manufacture planes.

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by chiki
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 245913

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/12 ... 34400?s=19

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Fire on one of QR 789

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by chiki
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 Performs 14 Hour Commercial Flight
Replies: 47
Views: 16543

Re: 787-10 Performs 14 Hour Commercial Flight

Hello All, I have been informed the aircraft had a load factor of 86.3%. Regards SeatGuru says Etihad's 787-10 has 289 seats (22 business and 267 standard) so an 86.3% load factor is 249 passengers. https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Etihad_Airways/Etihad_Airways_Boeing_787-10.php It's actually 299 ...

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by chiki
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739504

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

I will fly the max anytime as I have confidence it's now safe, Boeing will not let it fly unless they are sure its safe.

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by chiki
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370355

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/arti ... ssion=true

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Getting more confused with Lufthansa 777x order, thought they were already options
https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/arti ... ssion=true

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by chiki
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 245913

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/propandkerosene/sta ... 06816?s=19

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Another Vistara 789
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by chiki
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60527

Re: SAA Leasing A350

https://twitter.com/NgwenyasHouse/statu ... 52197?s=19

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by chiki
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60527

Re: SAA Leasing A350

juliuswong wrote:
If using these A350 still can't help to improve SAA's financial standing, only God can help them....
The arrogance of their check-in staff shows you the problem within SAA,

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by chiki
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60527

Re: SAA Leasing A350

https://twitter.com/HaanShangaan/status ... 35457?s=19

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Delivery flight in progress

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by chiki
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370355

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/11 ... 32224?s=19

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Engines now on site and began preparation for installation https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/11 ... 32224?s=19

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by chiki
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 51737

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.busine ... over-debt/


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While Zimbabwea gvt marches against "sanctions" with SADC, one of the SADC members impounds their plane for none payment https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.busine ... over-debt/


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by chiki
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 51737

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

SA Express adding route to Bulawayo https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/companies/sa-express-announces-new-regional-route-to-zimbabwe-35691249 This will keep SA Airlink ridiculously prices for a 1 hr flight of more than $300 in line. Hope they use the Q400, will do very well on short hop. Sent fr...

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by chiki
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254491

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

https://twitter.com/breakingavnews/stat ... 89282?s=19

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Video of landing
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by chiki
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254491

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Qantas Press Release on first research flight https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-new-york-to-sydney-non-stop-research-flight-set-for-take-off/ Some additional information on QF7879 JFK-SYD 50 passengers and crew on board Will take off with maximum fuel, restricted passenger and...

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by chiki
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254491

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Qantas Press Release on first research flight https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-new-york-to-sydney-non-stop-research-flight-set-for-take-off/ Some additional information on QF7879 JFK-SYD 50 passengers and crew on board Will take off with maximum fuel, restricted passenger and...

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by chiki
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing will deliver the 900th 787 in October 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 6967

Re: Boeing will deliver the 900th 787 in October 2019

We also need to start looking at the 78u replacement cycle from 2021/3 I see the earlier overweight models being replaced earlier, will not be surprised to see 787 8 orders

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by chiki
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing will deliver the 900th 787 in October 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 6967

Re: Boeing will deliver the 900th 787 in October 2019

Gees can't believe this has happened so fast, so is this not a record for a widebody.

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by chiki
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147504

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

ILNFlyer wrote:
I wonder why the are focusing on the -400....and the Genx-1b has been available since the launch of the 787, wonder why this wasn't studied much earlier....
Will not be surprised there is an earlier study

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by chiki
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 245913

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/PlanesAtPaine/statu ... 83360?s=20

Splendid livery!
Wow this is beautiful love the simplicity

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juliuswong wrote:
Vistara Air has taken over one of Hainan Airlines ntu. Seen here on test flight.

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Splendid livery!
Wow this is beautiful love the simplicity

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by chiki
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines close to deal for up to 20 Airbus A220s
Replies: 20
Views: 6235

Re: Ethiopian Airlines close to deal for up to 20 Airbus A220s

I see the A220 going to Air Malawi and Ethiopian Mozambique too, will be right sized there.

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by chiki
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370355

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/11 ... 97381?s=19

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Seems there is more activity on the 777x https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/11 ... 97381?s=19

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by chiki
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best B787 livery ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3353

Re: Best B787 livery ?

AIR New Zealand All Black's livery

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by chiki
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 284
Views: 44914

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

I have no idea why Emirates does not have a huge fleet of GE powered 787-10's. Looking at Emirates route map 90% of the routes are within the 787-10's brochure range. Even better more than 50% of the routes are within the 787-10's range with maximum payload. So payload range is clearly not an issue...

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by chiki
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE9X Record Breaker
Replies: 60
Views: 11117

Re: GE9X Record Breaker

Well confirmed
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by chiki
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 204890

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Latest article from Leeham says the NMA 7 will be launched first based on rumours from PAS, Image

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by chiki
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 8378

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

So KLM has made money transporting these cars wished if the flap had fallen on just one of these cars and not into a poor neighbourhood. Well still enjoy a VLA flying into HRE once in a while for us avgeeks. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190709/186bd898eaf1bb855deddb8124405db2.jpg https://uploa...

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by chiki
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 8378

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

Well the 747 has been busy carrying luxury cars for politicians in Harare, all these came over the past 12 months. All for Zanu connections including Moti who is a millionaire based in SA. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190709/a818e9caed55e2dbc6ed298b3297b192.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com...

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by chiki
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 8378

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

... I'm astonished that the two large pieces of metal just snapped like that. Corrosion probably. I'm more astonished that they send a 744 to Harare. Sometimes they fly Lamborghini, Rolls Royce Phantoms and Cullans, Maybachs, a couple of Bugattis all in the past 12 months. Sent from my SM-J415F usi...

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by chiki
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 8378

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

https://twitter.com/hati_G/status/11485 ... 67648?s=19


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Good thing is noone was injured,
https://twitter.com/hati_G/status/11485 ... 67648?s=19


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by chiki
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE9X Record Breaker
Replies: 60
Views: 11117

Re: GE9X Record Breaker

Farsight wrote:
Well...i can’t wait to see the new record figures, im going with 131,000lbs
Seen a record of 134k on Twitter Image

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by chiki
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 155030

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

85m stretch is below 6000nm and the engines would need 10% more thrust which might be difficult. Didn't someone link a post that said the ge9x had reached 137klbs thrust? That's more then the 10% needed. I think boeing might find it easier and cheaper to reconfigure the exit doors and raise capasit...

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by chiki
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370355

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/11 ... 11328?s=19

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A total of 4 777x on the flight line, has anyone done this before a first flight, seems they will be able to build up test flight hours real quick https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/11 ... 11328?s=19

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by chiki
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370355

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

https://www.king5.com/amp/article/tech/ ... ssion=true

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by chiki
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 288201

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Over to Airbus, from Boeing PAS presentation Image

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by chiki
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 155030

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

https://twitter.com/StratAero/status/11 ... 38560?s=19

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I came see 777-10 loading here with the higher thrust
https://twitter.com/StratAero/status/11 ... 38560?s=19

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by chiki
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 288201

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Sorry if this has been discussed before, based rumours on another thread that EK might not be taking the 778, can the 779 be suitable for sunrise with blocked seats or lower density?.

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by chiki
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 70691

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

https://ca.reuters.com/article/idCAKCN1TC0WI-OCABS

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An update from Reuters on how they see the PAS
https://ca.reuters.com/article/idCAKCN1TC0WI-OCABS

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by chiki
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 51737

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

What happened with the 4 777-200ER? At least 2 are expected to be delivered as the gvt claims to have paid for them but we never know with Zim Glad you see it as a move forward. Just to be sure, are the Embraer ER145 now painted with the Zimbabwe Airways livery or still wear the "former" ...

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by chiki
Tue May 28, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 70691

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

Will Boeing give an update on the NMA?

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by chiki
Fri May 24, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 245913

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

The spreadsheets have now been updated to LN1000 now with SQ to take the 1000th produced 787. This will mark the second time SQ have taken delivery of a 1000th frame of a Boeing model, the first was 9V-SMU the 1000th 747 produced back in 1993 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FH3Y2-vRUgojntPk...

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by chiki
Tue May 21, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 51737

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Once my AF/KL Amex card spends reset to zero (soon) for the next month, tickets with Air Tanzania to JNB will be purchased. Would you suggest to fly in business or economy class in order to publish - if possible/subject to local regulations - a comprehensive trip report in the appropriate section! ...

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