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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sweden Air Ambulance buys 6 PC-24
Replies: 3
Views: 1140

Re: Sweden Air Ambulance buys 6 PC-24

FredrikHAD wrote:
That’ll be a nice addition to the current props. I assume some of those will go (Beach 200’s mostly I think).

Their fleet is small is this a full replacement of the B200s and 1 Learjet?

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....
Replies: 56
Views: 14054

Re: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....

Thrust reversers. So... in less than one month, four Cessna Citation crashes have occurred. That’s like having a 737NG crash every week (except worse, because Cessna Citations do not fly nearly as often as a 737NG). Lots of owner/operator Citations, lots of low experience pilots; both types in thei...

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue lands at PSM
Replies: 9
Views: 3166

Re: jetBlue lands at PSM

I just saw a jetBlue flight on final approach to PSM. jetBlue doesn't serve PSM, so I'm woindering what's up. Logan is just minutes away. I got only a brief glimpse so I couldn't ID the aircraft. Training flight perhaps? That looks like training https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU6827/history/2...

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by b747400erf
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express
Replies: 35
Views: 5828

Re: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express

Are there any written studies of that merger? I heard from a few FedEx employees that the Flying Tigers pilots were a really mean bunch who were constantly making trouble for everyone. Considering they were started by people who were in Chennaults Chinese AF American Volunteer Group "Flying Ti...

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by b747400erf
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 136
Views: 27568

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

May I introduce the op to the A330 and B777 they ruined any chance the b753 had

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by b747400erf
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 44278

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

chiawei wrote:
Fake news.


I greatly dislike this phrase everybody please go back to calling stories false or propaganda

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by b747400erf
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Stapleton Airport question - how bad was it, really?
Replies: 28
Views: 6546

Re: Stapleton Airport question - how bad was it, really?

On this topic I received a 1989 chart does anyone have more recent year charts for this airport at or a little before 1995?

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by b747400erf
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 12223

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

Most societies look at addition in the light of punish them and get vengeance. But she needs help and treatment and support. Once she is able to come back to be an employee she has nowhere to go and is going to most likely go back to that addiction again. Certain people are going to cheer on her bei...

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by b747400erf
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to deploy the 787 on the SYD-SCL route; increases service to daily
Replies: 27
Views: 7481

Re: Qantas to deploy the 787 on the SYD-SCL route; increases service to daily

Would the use of the 789 result in a significantly longer journey time, given (a) the faster speed of the 744 and (b) ETOPs issues (I'm assuming QF has 330 mins for the 789s?)? M.83/.84 is what the QF 744 does normally and a 787 does that speed as well. Also the 787 thanks to its design will cruise...

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by b747400erf
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership
Replies: 109
Views: 23104

Re: Aigle Azur at risk of ceasing operations

Maybe a good add for EW to purchase ZI - build a base at ORY. O&D of Paris region should be strong enough with decent business pax along ethnic / touristic pax. Otherwise they risk that Norwegian / Level / Easy etc will get stronger at ORY / Paris market. The best strategy for competing airline...

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by b747400erf
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 23664

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

No automation system in place to automatically reject obviously wrong weight inputs? What's the normal weight variation in a similar aircraft? You guys realize there isn't THAT much automation in airliners right? Even airbus's. There are automated weight and balance systems in some aircraft models ...

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by b747400erf
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 23664

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

A long contaminated runway obviously favors an early V1 and a long V1/VR split. A dry, short runway will in fact see a very short window between V1 and end of runway. "Accelerate" distance is proportionally longer than the "Stop" distance. An airplane is unable to stop "mer...

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by b747400erf
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 23664

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Takeoff performance is predicated on achieving 3 calculated speeds, most notably V1, "takeoff decision speed." Once the takeoff roll begins, achieving these speeds is the only measurable objective. Runway remaining versus runway required is not known or measured. If acceleration is lower ...

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by b747400erf
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 23664

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Why wouldn't they abort take-off if they didn't see the aircraft lifting when it was suppose to?? Takeoff performance is predicated on achieving 3 calculated speeds, most notably V1, "takeoff decision speed." Once the takeoff roll begins, achieving these speeds is the only measurable obje...

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by b747400erf
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Charts for Denver Stapleton Airport close to the 1995 closing?
Replies: 1
Views: 1467

Charts for Denver Stapleton Airport close to the 1995 closing?

Hello everyone a long shot here but hoping to find any charts for the old Denver Stapleton airport somebody might have scanned as close to the 1995 closing as possible! Thank you!

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by b747400erf
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NFL Charters Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 25093

Re: 2019 NFL Charters Thread

Semi-related: Wendover Productions posted a YouTube video discussing the logistics of transporting an NFL team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ_LUFBSoqM A lot of this is somewhat common knowledge among aviation enthusiasts, but this account has posted some interesting aviation related videos ove...

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by b747400erf
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka
Replies: 87
Views: 16191

Re: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka

MIflyer12 wrote:
LH658 wrote:
Will DFW or CLT - ZRH ever work Swiss? Seems like LH does well from DFW and CLT, and ZRH is Financial hub, like DFW and CLT.


Dallas and banking and/or investments? Huh?

Oil money fuels investment firms

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by b747400erf
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 26637

Re: Pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
The stats are the stats and they are more telling than a limited anecdote. Stereotypes are grounded in some grain of truth.

GF

A stereotype is grounded in your feelings and misinterpretation of facts.

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by b747400erf
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 26637

Re: Pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

Not condoning it but food for thought... We've had many decades of jet trans Atlantic transport with likely the same pilot behavior all these many years. Only now they are being caught and tested. Has there ever been an TATL air carrier accident due to the pilot being drunk? I don't think so. Pilot...

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by b747400erf
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 26637

Re: Pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

COSPN wrote:
I think we still have freedom of speech in the USA... and this is not a newspaper

Learn the Constitution before you try to correct others :banghead:

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by b747400erf
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tel Aviv airport is in Europe?
Replies: 27
Views: 6307

Re: Tel Aviv airport is in Europe?

Ashkenazi Jews make up the majority of the population of Isreal and trace their origin to Europe. Almost all of West Asia/Middle East don't even recognize Isrealsome barely tolerate). Its only in the last 2-3 decades Asian countries like India and China have warmed up to them. They were part of Asi...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 48
Views: 10481

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

Something I noticed on both flights is that the crew seemed older than usual. A small sample size, but would there be a reason that more senior crews would be on these planes? I do not know the payrates but I bet the routes are short enough you can get home at night and for older pilots close to re...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability
Replies: 26
Views: 4552

Re: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability

Another interesting route is BEY to AMM. In a straight line, 128nm. If the flight was direct it would take what? 20 minutes? But instead, flights leave into the sea, then towards the south of Israel and later north into Jordan. Average flight time? 1:23 minutes. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/f...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 65
Views: 18384

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

Southern cant have the same pilots fly both the 400’s and 800’s same reason Alaska had tomditch there “combi” birds for pure cargo 700’s. The combi’s were steam gauges.. FAA won’t sign off on a common type for them... Seems plausible that Mesa wants in the cargo door and here is there chance.. That...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability
Replies: 26
Views: 4552

Re: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability

Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
I think Air India still have a fuel stop at ARN for one of their US bound flights from India due to avoiding Pakistanian airspace.

Pakistan airspace opened back up last week

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by b747400erf
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 89
Views: 12461

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters.

I suspect for some areas of the USA and elsewhere, postal mail and private express package services make up a significant amount of the 'belly freight' and helps airlines make money on some flights. The transport of postal mail is why some routes are subsidized under 'essential service' programs li...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Qatari planes divert to airports in blockaded countries?
Replies: 16
Views: 5890

Re: Can Qatari planes divert to airports in blockaded countries?

The simple answer is big NO any Qatari registered airplane is not allowed to any of the 4 countries (UAE, KSA, Bahrain, and Egypt) under any circumstances. QR route planners knew that since day 1 and the took all alternatives plans for such issue, they don't fly near the 4 countries airspace's and ...

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by b747400erf
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?
Replies: 48
Views: 9972

Re: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?

Get fat from government contracts that will not last forever. There are a few dead airlines that relied on the strategy until the government ended contracts or moved them to other carriers. You will not be ferrying troops to the Middle East every week forever even though some politicians are trying ...

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by b747400erf
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability
Replies: 26
Views: 4552

Re: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability

PatrickZ80 wrote:
A few years ago many airlines avoided flying over east Ukraine, specially after MH17. Tensions between Russia and Ukraine are still there.

Majority of carriers avoid all of Ukrainian airspace including in the west.

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by b747400erf
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani airspace ever going to reopen?
Replies: 9
Views: 1537

Re: Pakistani airspace ever going to reopen?

It is open and flights are flying through it. Some airlines are choosing to avoid and some are not. Most of the flights flying through Pakistani airspace are flying just south of Karachi.

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?
Replies: 27
Views: 11466

Re: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?

EK unable to compete with other freight airlines?

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport put up for sale
Replies: 33
Views: 7670

Re: Prestwick Airport put up for sale

There is a constant stream of cargo traffic and one main cargo parking spot on the main ramp to the west of the terminal. They could expand the cargo ramp and get more traffic if they are unable to attract more pax service.

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?
Replies: 19
Views: 3599

Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

I read a story about it and not one mention of Cargojet. Just a "Drake private jet" he bought. Absolutely horrible marketing job by Cargojet.

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?
Replies: 28
Views: 8328

Re: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?

BAorAB wrote:
Seems like Atlas Air is operating. Going for Freighter conversion?

Could be for pax charter (mostly military) flights as there are many converted freighters sitting in the desert that could be re-activated.

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where at LAX? (Unpainted DC-10 photo)
Replies: 32
Views: 5247

Re: Where at LAX? (Unpainted DC-10 photo)

Max Q wrote:
The polished aluminum looks very attractive on this DC10


The most stunning example of this were Condor’s DC10 and B747 Classics


Agreed on the 747 classic part



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by b747400erf
Fri May 10, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension
Replies: 58
Views: 9058

Re: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension

So many options for passengers and cargo, the market is saturated, if your financials are struggling why compete with a handful of other airlines all cutting prices?

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by b747400erf
Fri May 10, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP781 ARN-LIS Late go around
Replies: 5
Views: 1661

Re: TP781 ARN-LIS Late go around

Often the approach will ask why the pilot went around or discuss it that is why I linked the recordings. The airport has only an approach feed sadly!

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by b747400erf
Thu May 09, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was El Al 1862 doomed to crash?
Replies: 15
Views: 5087

Re: Why was El Al 1862 doomed to crash?

Again another of my posts disappears? This user compares crashes that are not similar even slightly and brings up a conspiracy theory but I am the bad guy?

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by b747400erf
Thu May 09, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL adds Paris Orly to Las Vegas
Replies: 4
Views: 1885

Re: LEVEL adds Paris Orly to Las Vegas

El Al. KLM. And LEVEL. Pre-empting a Qatar announcement? Sure, Level is definitely pre-empting a Qatar annoucement with their 99 euros direct ORY-LAS flight :rotfl: Announcing they are serving the airport and attracting customers first before another full service airline by ElAl and KLM and an LLC ...

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by b747400erf
Thu May 09, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?
Replies: 16
Views: 3271

Re: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?

Good luck to him. He has created himself a decent job. I take his articles with a pinch of salt, but he has done well for himself. There is no need for the sour grapes that are all over Twitter, just be minded he has minimal technical knowledge. I met him at in the south Galleries Lounge last year ...

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by b747400erf
Thu May 09, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF218 CDG-BOM diverted to Isfahan
Replies: 21
Views: 4882

Re: AF218 CDG-BOM diverted to Isfahan

If the pilots timed out are they bringing an AF crew from DXB to fly the return? I do not see a rescue aircraft coming from Paris there are 2 airframes on the ground at CDG.

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by b747400erf
Thu May 09, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc Casablanca to Beijing
Replies: 27
Views: 4375

Re: Royal Air Maroc Casablanca to Beijing

Africa is a continent full of rich resources that haven’t been exploited yet. The booms are over, the profits have been stolen and redistributed to the top China has had large gains and the debt countries owe to them is going to depress economic growth. https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-...

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by b747400erf
Thu May 09, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester
Replies: 34
Views: 6732

Re: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to LHR ?

Yikes. Hope everyone's alright. Also- why not divert to Newfoundland. Could be going to SNN as well. Can someone let me know why they're diverting? I’ve just seen Etihad A-380 (A6-APJ) from Abu Dhabi nonstop to New York/JFK turn around just after passing Iceland . What’s the reason why ? Medical wo...

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by b747400erf
Thu May 09, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey
Replies: 46
Views: 12034

Re: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey

This month is unfortunately very unfortunate in aviation, currently 3 accidents Wonder if the NTSB will open an investigation for this accident? I wonder too. But I will make an assumption that they would. There have been many more than 3 accidents. People are obsessed using the number 3. If that m...

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by b747400erf
Wed May 08, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL adds Paris Orly to Las Vegas
Replies: 4
Views: 1885

Re: LEVEL adds Paris Orly to Las Vegas

El Al. KLM. And LEVEL. Pre-empting a Qatar announcement?

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by b747400erf
Wed May 08, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar resumes overflights of Syrian Airspace
Replies: 25
Views: 4846

Re: Qatar resumes overflights of Syrian Airspace

*yawn* Their primary concern is safety as otherwise they would be flying over Syria since day one which isn't the case. No need to pollute this thread with politics. Overflying a country is politics, do you remember the ME3 airline still banned from flying over some countries? There has never been ...

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by b747400erf
Wed May 08, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar resumes overflights of Syrian Airspace
Replies: 25
Views: 4846

Re: Qatar resumes overflights of Syrian Airspace

It is politics. If Qatar did not approve of the Assad regime they would avoid overflying the country. So all of Europe now approves the North Korean regime? KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!? - bear7 Right the west is attempting diplomacy with the Kim regime to negotiate nuc...

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by b747400erf
Wed May 08, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar resumes overflights of Syrian Airspace
Replies: 25
Views: 4846

Re: Qatar resumes overflights of Syrian Airspace

I don't think politics have anything to do with this. It has more to do with cutting flight times and reducing expenses/losses on the routes that were the most affected. From what I understood not all routes use this space, it's mostly those that have to like Larnaca and Beirut. After all, MEA has ...

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by b747400erf
Wed May 08, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 13510

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

This is utterly nonsense. North Korea may be a hermit kingdom, but it's of no threat to overflying airlines. Having visited NK myself, I will say it's an unusual place and questionable in a lot of how they treat citizens, but the nonsense that gets published about the place is baffling! Firing rock...

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