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by SR380
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 28135

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Hey guys, With the Paris Air Show kicking in, we have already seen MEA and Cebu ordering the A321XLR. Could such an aircraft sign the return of Swiss long haul flight from GVA? I doubt that GVA will ever see LX long-haul again. It eats up the market of ZRH. However, I‘ve always seen the A321LR and ...

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by SR380
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 28135

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Hey guys,

With the Paris Air Show kicking in, we have already seen MEA and Cebu ordering the A321XLR. Could such an aircraft sign the return of Swiss long haul flight from GVA?

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by SR380
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Il-96-400 in final production
Replies: 44
Views: 15948

Re: First Il-96-400 in final production

Hey guys. I can't find new information since November 2018 on the new Il-96-400. Anyone knows if the first prototype is anywhere near completion?

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by SR380
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Switzerland University EPFZ Creates Kerosene With Solar Panels
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Switzerland University EPFZ Creates Kerosene With Solar Panels

Switzerland Zurich University EPFZ has been working for more than ten years on a reactor that works on methane, created in a solar powered station. Basically, the power station is creating fuel by absorbing CO2 already in the atmosphere. It seems they are well advance in the process and an Italian C...

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by SR380
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain plans to sink a B747
Replies: 49
Views: 12634

Re: Bahrain plans to sink a B747

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ ... index.html

Did they paint it like the first 747 on purpose?
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Just ran into a picture of the frame they are going to sink:

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ ... index.html

Did they paint it like the first 747 on purpose?

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by SR380
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 10891

Re: New Russian SST

The Tupolev 144 was issue from a military bomber. It was merely a first try out. They were supposed to built a bigger variant called the Tu-244. At some point it was even meant to used cryo hydrogen for fuel: http://www.hitechweb.genezis.eu/transport2b.htm The Soviet had eco friendly prototypes plan...

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by SR380
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 28135

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Geneva-Rome-Nairobi 4x a week flights now officially announced by GVA Airport: http://www.gva.ch/fr/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-434/1667_read-24511/ In fact it's 2x weekly NBO-GVA-FCO-NBO and 2x weekly NBO-FCO-GVA-NBO Indeed, thanks for the correction. As mentioned by Kottok, next non-European flight...

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by SR380
Sun May 19, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Soviets never try making a domestic twin IL-96 using the Lotarev D-18T engine similar to the A330 and A340?
Replies: 25
Views: 4951

Re: Why did the Soviets never try making a domestic twin IL-96 using the Lotarev D-18T engine similar to the A330 and A3

The Polet freighters would simply be Il-96T. That would be before conversion, while still equipped with PW engines. After conversion to PS-90 in the last decade, at least one frame got both new factory number, and designation Il-96-400. Another frame was directly built as Il-96-400T late last decad...

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by SR380
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia planning to build IL96-500T to transport oversized cargo
Replies: 9
Views: 2674

Re: Russia planning to build IL96-500T to transport oversized cargo

Will there be a 2 or 3 flying crew member? What are the chance for an airline such as UPS, Amazon Prime, or Fedex to operate such a jet?

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by SR380
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia planning to build IL96-500T to transport oversized cargo
Replies: 9
Views: 2674

Re: Russia planning to build IL96-500T to transport oversized cargo

So this is the Russian version of the Beluga and Dreamlifter. Good for them! It's nice to see that the Il-96 is getting a second life after all. Geopolitical, I understand why Russia wants to get ride of Ukrainian built aircraft and not buying American/European counterpart for these projects.

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by SR380
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Il-96-400 in final production
Replies: 44
Views: 15948

Re: First Il-96-400 in final production

Hey guys, It seems that SU ordered 35 more MC-21, that's 85 altogether. Considering that SU already operates SSJ, can we imagine that it will follow by ordering Il-96 while awaiting the new C-929? I have a lot of doubts. SU had 6 IL-96-300s that they recently retired in 2014, and I think most of th...

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by SR380
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Il-96-400 in final production
Replies: 44
Views: 15948

Re: First Il-96-400 in final production

Hey guys,

It seems that SU ordered 35 more MC-21, that's 85 altogether. Considering that SU already operates SSJ, can we imagine that it will follow by ordering Il-96 while awaiting the new C-929?

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by SR380
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo and FNJ Thread - 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 4256

Re: Air Koryo and FNJ Thread - 2019

Pudelhund wrote:
Would be funny if Air Koryo got a deal on a frame of the upcoming Il-96-400M for Kim since it probably won’t have many, if any, real customers.


I though of that. But considering the price, I would assume he would take a used Rossiya frame, while Vladimir would fly on a new Il-96-400.

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by SR380
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo and FNJ Thread - 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 4256

Re: Air Koryo and FNJ Thread - 2019

I seriously doubt Air Koryo would be opting for a wide body aircraft. Most likely additional Tu-204s or maybe the sanction abiding version of the SSJ would make sense. They gotta move their NK expat slave labor some how. They have been doing that successfully with what they have now, I mean they fl...

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by SR380
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo and FNJ Thread - 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 4256

Re: Air Koryo and FNJ Thread - 2019

I didn't want to open a new treat for that but it seems Air Koryo is looking at Russia to buy two new frames: https://fr.sputniknews.com/international/201904141040740931-coree-nord-russie-avions-civils/ https://www.nknews.org/2019/04/north-korea-wants-to-buy-new-commercial-aircraft-russians-in-pyon...

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by SR380
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo and FNJ Thread - 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 4256

Re: Air Koryo and FNJ Thread - 2019

I didn't want to open a new treat for that but it seems Air Koryo is looking at Russia to buy two new frames: https://fr.sputniknews.com/international/201904141040740931-coree-nord-russie-avions-civils/ https://www.nknews.org/2019/04/north-korea-wants-to-buy-new-commercial-aircraft-russians-in-pyon...

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by SR380
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo and FNJ Thread - 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 4256

Re: Air Koryo and FNJ Thread - 2019

I didn't want to open a new treat for that but it seems Air Koryo is looking at Russia to buy two new frames: https://fr.sputniknews.com/international/201904141040740931-coree-nord-russie-avions-civils/ https://www.nknews.org/2019/04/north-korea-wants-to-buy-new-commercial-aircraft-russians-in-pyong...

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by SR380
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi Airways to order A330neo or B777
Replies: 47
Views: 7959

Re: Iraqi Airways to order A330neo or B777

Their two B767-300ER YI-AQW and YI-AQM have been out of action for long time. Could be considered as retired. Both parked at BGW. KUL nowadays see their A332 frequently. They really need to decide if they want to simplify their fleet, they seems to be operating 5 A320 family vs. 14 B737NG now with ...

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by SR380
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi Airways to order A330neo or B777
Replies: 47
Views: 7959

Iraqi Airways to order A330neo or B777

According to ch.aviation: "Iraqi Airways (IA, Baghdad) is planning to renew its widebody fleet and is considering either B777s or A330neo for this purpose, Assistant Director General (Commercial Affairs) Sana Al-Khayyat said. Al-Khayyat told Arabian Aerospace in late 2018 that the carrier was p...

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by SR380
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread
Replies: 108
Views: 35558

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

I really think that the airline, the ministry of transportation and the government itself got tired of OAK ways of assisting customers with after sales. I wonder how they managed to have those frames flown to Moscow. Anyone knows if the airline would still take deliveries of Il-96-400 aka Il-496? I ...

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by SR380
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread
Replies: 108
Views: 35558

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

https://www.cibercuba.com/noticias/2019 ... -tras-anos
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CU-T1254, a Il 96-300 stored for more than 6 years is finally back to the sky. Looks like VASO is working hard on putting the quad back to airworthy conditions.

https://www.cibercuba.com/noticias/2019 ... -tras-anos

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by SR380
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 28135

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Salut SR380, Sadly nothing new about the future terminal. They're still studying the feasibility, cause what they want, is to build on/in/above the current terminal while continuing to operate normally/full capacity. That needs to be correctly assessed on both PAX "experience" and costs. ...

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by SR380
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 28135

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Hi, Here are a few pics of my today's visit to the Aile Est site. According to what I heard, the steel structure should be completed by the begining of autunm (September 2019), full completion excpected by mid November 2020 and full opening by mid December 2020. https://twitter.com/Phofmannsair/sta...

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by SR380
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 28135

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Hi, Here are a few pics of my today's visit to the Aile Est site. According to what I heard, the steel structure should be completed by the begining of autunm (September 2019), full completion excpected by mid November 2020 and full opening by mid December 2020. https://twitter.com/Phofmannsair/sta...

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by SR380
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 28135

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Morning guys. There is an article on ch.aviation about WX regarding to replace the A340. Anyone knows more about it? Would the recent LH 787 and a350 order have anything to do with it? Thanks

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by SR380
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Il-96-400 in final production
Replies: 44
Views: 15948

Re: First Il-96-400 in final production

The only way this ever gets airborne is if the Kremlin wants it too. Why would any airline hoping to make a profit order this outdated plane? The exact same reason why HNA was "encouraged" to order the ARJ21 by China. The only difference between HNA and Aeroflot is profitability. The IL-9...

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by SR380
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Il-96-400 in final production
Replies: 44
Views: 15948

Re: First Il-96-400 in final production

Ilyushin did put a photo of the IL 96 - 400 yesterday on their Instagram page, but is it a new photo or an old one? any one got any update? https://www.instagram.com/p/BrfK_vmnZJN/ It's an ex Polet Il-96-400 cargo that was converted in "passenger" version. It is flight for a government ag...

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by SR380
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Il-96-400 in final production
Replies: 44
Views: 15948

Re: First Il-96-400 in final production

First pictures of the new Ilyushin 96, dubbed Il-496 has been published on Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/EmbassyofRussia/status/1109014816776163329?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1109014816776163329&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.aerotime.aero%2Fina.hladyshava%2F22489-russ...

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by SR380
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surviving L1011 Numbers?
Replies: 74
Views: 9464

Re: Surviving L1011 Numbers?

Why haven't the 1011been converted into freighters like the DC10 or the MD11?

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by SR380
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 28135

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Quick questions for you guys. While I know that technically Swiss International Airlines has nothing to do with the former Swissiar, we still have to take into consideration that Crossair bought Swissair's assets. Therefore, SWISS can be seen as a direct successor of Swissair and Crossair. Could SW...

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by SR380
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 28135

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Quick questions for you guys. While I know that technically Swiss International Airlines has nothing to do with the former Swissiar, we still have to take into consideration that Crossair bought Swissair's assets. Therefore, SWISS can be seen as a direct successor of Swissair and Crossair. Could SWI...

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by SR380
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 132357

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

https://twitter.com/cardiffott/status/1 ... 55552?s=21


I thought they couldn't paint it red for safety reason? What an amazing bird!
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qf789 wrote:


I thought they couldn't paint it red for safety reason? What an amazing bird!

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by SR380
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 28135

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... iden-pc-24

The picture looks amazing! I am very proud that the Swiss government will now travel aboard a swiss manufactured aircraft!
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The Swiss Air Force took delivery of first Pilatus PC24!

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... iden-pc-24

The picture looks amazing! I am very proud that the Swiss government will now travel aboard a swiss manufactured aircraft!

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by SR380
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 28135

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Hey guys,

There is an article on ch.aviation that LX is looking at replacing the remaining A340 from 2025 onwards. I can't access the site no more. Does anyone knows what they might pick up? 777s?

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by SR380
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air Zimbabwe to acquire four 777
Replies: 5
Views: 2882

Re: Air Zimbabwe to acquire four 777

Are we doing another Air Zim threat? First Il96, then A340, A380, then Zimbabwe Airways 777, now Air Zim 777?

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by SR380
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 28135

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Looking at those figure, I wonder if Swissair (back then) made the right decision to focus only on Zurich. Could Swiss International Airlines made it work with two or tree A330 based in Geneva to fly to PEK, SIN, DXB, JFK, BKK, HND? One weekly service each or how do you propose this would work out ...

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by SR380
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi Airways Deliveries
Replies: 19
Views: 6480

Re: Iraqi Airways Deliveries

Hey guys. I was wondering if anyone had news regarding Iraqi Airways fleet? The airlines is supposed to take deliveries of A220 shortly. When will the remaining B737 be delivered? What about the 787? Will Iraqi Airways retire 747, 767, 777, A330 once the 787 delivered? What about the A320. Will the...

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by SR380
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 132357

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

INFINITI329 wrote:
Slug71 wrote:
Image


This looks damn good on the A380

By fare my favourite!

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by SR380
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi Airways Deliveries
Replies: 19
Views: 6480

Re: Iraqi Airways Deliveries

Will Iraqi Airways retire 747, 767, 777, A330 once the 787 delivered? The two 767s haven't flown in a long time. AQW since 3/17 and AQM since 8/18. I presume the first was mothballed to keep the second flying and now they've simply run out of spare parts in the first to keep the second operational....

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by SR380
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 28135

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Looking at those figure, I wonder if Swissair (back then) made the right decision to focus only on Zurich. Could Swiss International Airlines made it work with two or tree A330 based in Geneva to fly to PEK, SIN, DXB, JFK, BKK, HND? The 332s SR operated probably came to the party to late to save GV...

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by SR380
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 28135

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Looking at those figure, I wonder if Swissair (back then) made the right decision to focus only on Zurich.

Could Swiss International Airlines made it work with two or tree A330 based in Geneva to fly to PEK, SIN, DXB, JFK, BKK, HND?

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by SR380
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi Airways Deliveries
Replies: 19
Views: 6480

Re: Iraqi Airways Deliveries

Hey guys. I was wondering if anyone had news regarding Iraqi Airways fleet? The airlines is supposed to take deliveries of A220 shortly. When will the remaining B737 be delivered? What about the 787? Will Iraqi Airways retire 747, 767, 777, A330 once the 787 delivered? What about the A320. Will they...

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by SR380
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tajik Air ceases operations
Replies: 5
Views: 2182

Re: Tajik Air ceases operations

Very sad news that the airline ceased operation. Do they have widebody aircraft as well? Tajik Air flew a single B737-300, a single B757-200 and a single B767-200. Plus helicopters for the remote domestic services. Somon Air said they were looking to purchase a used 767, while their MOU for a 787 i...

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by SR380
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 28135

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Question that just popped up in my head. Was a "Swiss Threat" get together ever organized? Don't get me wrong, but with people obviously working in different airports in Switzerland, it could be nice to organize a visit of the new Aile Est in Geneva, or a visit of the future new pier A in ...

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by SR380
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 28135

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

saw them on a powerpoint presentation. Not sure, but I will check ;) That would be awesome if you could find it. I don't get on how building higher will resolve anything. How will they add baggage carousels on the arrival area? How will they add checkin desks (multiple levels checkin area? They sho...

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by SR380
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 28135

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

[photoid][/photoid] Interesting, are these the latest plans ? The extension in a U-shape is quite ingenious ( at least, I would had never thought of it :o ). When was this project worked out ? Still, the East Wing will have to be finished first, so they have plenty of time to discuss and finalise th...

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by SR380
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 28135

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Hi guys, Browsing through the web today, I came across this rendering of what the terminal extension in LSGG might look like: https://www.google.ch/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjf1Y_JwdTfAhUjNOwKHYiwDscQjRx6BAgBEAU&url=https...

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by SR380
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 28135

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Best wishes to all of you! May this years brings you happiness and joy! May we have dozens of new interestings threats, out of Airbus vs. Boeing rivalry and politics aside! :-)

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by SR380
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo Pilots on Layovers
Replies: 18
Views: 12599

Re: Air Koryo Pilots on Layovers

As far as I know, they don't have any layover nowadays. They are flying back straight to Pyongyang. Please keep in mind that pilots and stewardesses are part of the highest Songun (DPRK cast system). Therefore, they have a better living than they average population. For their flight to KWI, I think ...

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