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by Natflyer
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 83
Views: 12191

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

I've flown the 753 on TCX a couple of times and couldnt wait to get off. Cramped and a nightmare to deplane if you are sat at the back. I'm sure they are great for the bean-counters but not much fun to fly on and i say that as someone who goes out of his way to take 757s if there is a cdhoice as I ...

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by Natflyer
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will MCAS systems become adopted aviation technology for any future aircraft other than the 737 Series?
Replies: 33
Views: 4229

Re: Will MCAS systems become adopted aviation technology for any future aircraft other than the 737 Series?

"MCAS" in the 737 MAX exists only to make it handle similarly to the 737NG in certain regards while hand flying. So it really depends on what you mean. "MCAS" specifically serves a very limited fact scenario which is unlikely to be found on any other aircraft. The 737 is uniquel...

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by Natflyer
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2298
Views: 302951

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

A B737MAX is flying today! Today Saturday 27 July, TUI Netherlands is ferrying a stranded B737MAX from Sofia back to base in Amsterdam. Thank you for the heads up. I saw it gliding through the sky this afternoon. Apparently the entire flight was done at 20,000 feet and 300 knots. Flaps 1 to keep MC...

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by Natflyer
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"
Replies: 51
Views: 10135

Re: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"

GCT64 wrote:
I'm sure I remember seeing Icelandair F27s operating KEF-GLA back in the day (1980s), is my memory correct?


You are partly correct, the routing was Reykjavik (BIRK) - Vaagar, Faroes - Glasgow. And same way back. This had to do with connecting the Faroes and Scotland.

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by Natflyer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 93
Views: 19495

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

LN 7542 (1) fuselage has an issue which does not meet Boeing spec and won't be built. A replacement fuselage is on order from Spirit and will become LN 7542 (2) with the original msn 63624 but new tab/block ID YV676. LN 7642 (1) is now msn 98801 and no longer has any customer or registration assign...

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by Natflyer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 9348

Re: Someone just bought what's left of WOW Air.

This appears to be the correct website:
http://www.oasisaviationgroup.com

Still does´nt say much...

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by Natflyer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387185

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

glideslope900 wrote:
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Has there been any more info on this? CVR transcript would be nice.


Exactly how would that be “nice”? This beats your idiotic comment on another thread.

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by Natflyer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387185

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Well, the silence is deafening...

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by Natflyer
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 9348

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

So... sticking with the transatlantic Spirit airlines model, or are they going to change to a transatlantic Allegiant model? (Side note: a 737-500 is capable of making a JFK-KEF run, and costs only $2.5 million for a 1997 model. By airline standards, it’s still got up to 10 years left in it!) Of co...

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by Natflyer
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 9348

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

So... sticking with the transatlantic Spirit airlines model, or are they going to change to a transatlantic Allegiant model? (Side note: a 737-500 is capable of making a JFK-KEF run, and costs only $2.5 million for a 1997 model. By airline standards, it’s still got up to 10 years left in it!) Nah f...

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by Natflyer
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?
Replies: 30
Views: 6169

Re: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?

I’ve always been a fan of boarding through 2L on the 757, especially when I get to turn left. However what a passenger prefers and an airline prefers can be very different. Did airlines believe 2L/R on the 757 and 321 were an inefficient use of space? Works well on the 757 (and 767) for faster boar...

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by Natflyer
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back
Replies: 23
Views: 3372

Re: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back

So you still use towbars??. Nearly all the tractors here are TBL. A TBL can handle nearly all aircraft up to its weight limit. Get a big one and a small one and you handle anything. That will be the day in that part of the world. Few and far between and called “supertugs”. But quite ridiculous is t...

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by Natflyer
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 11100

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

I would be surprised if they chose to go via KEF. Costs are high and the weather, particular during their long winter season, is quite bad. I would think they would pick a lower cost market in Europe, with higher traffic volumes. N.E. United States to Ireland may be a route that they could pack sol...

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by Natflyer
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 11100

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

You do realize that I didn’t write the quoted article? Having said that, I don’t think it’s crazy at all. They just need a market big enough to fill the plane. Coupling it with Wizz is interesting. With F9’s 2/week model they are using I think a lot more things start to work. Yes but it’s still not...

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by Natflyer
Mon May 27, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Air Portugal To Start Lisbon-Banjul
Replies: 35
Views: 6711

Re: Tap Air Portugal To Start Lisbon-Banjul

I’m surprised Banjul isn’t more popular with Europeans looking for winter sun. It’s weather from Oct to March looks pretty decent with temps in the low 30 c . I wonder if we will see more tourism coming here especially from the he uk which is seeing a rise in non eu travel It is one of the poorest ...

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by Natflyer
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect of MAX Grounding on Airlines without 737NG (AC, FI)
Replies: 41
Views: 10240

Re: Effect of MAX Grounding on Airlines without 737NG (AC, FI)

Is it possible for them to just snatch 9W NG immediately to cover the max? The lessor is probably happy to have paying customers for a month or two rather than just having their assets sitting and not making money. Interesting question. Can AC and FI ground ops handle NG? Ground Ops would never be ...

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by Natflyer
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC8 55F main cargo door
Replies: 12
Views: 3291

Re: DC8 55F main cargo door

Hello, I am looking for a person who could inform me about an old aircraft the famous DC8 serie 50, and where I could find information about electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic circuit. For the moment, here is my question. My question is about the function of the main cargo door on DC8 55F. Is it p...

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by Natflyer
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are these contrails alarming?
Replies: 40
Views: 5276

Re: Are these contrails alarming?

[threeid][/threeid]

CALTECH wrote:
This is what we hide inside the airplanes, our Type IV-I Chemical Mixer. The whole fleet is equipped with them now.....

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Ssssshhhh! You are letting out industry secrets!

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by Natflyer
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boarding time on intercontinental flights ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2328

Re: Boarding time on intercontinental flights ?

I think you answered your own question...

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by Natflyer
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La compagnie a321 start date
Replies: 28
Views: 8058

Re: La compagnie a321 start date

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D391OoOWkAELVI3.jpg


Ah, sans moteurs not going very far...
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mercure1 wrote:


Ah, sans moteurs not going very far...

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by Natflyer
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 968
Views: 156658

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Icelandair has walked away again. No deal.

http://www.ruv.is/frett/vidraedum-icelandair-og-wow-slitid

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by Natflyer
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 968
Views: 156658

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

I wish them luck..... Taken from https://wowair.is/investors/media/ Reykjavik, Iceland – March 21, 2019 The proposed investment of Indigo Partners LLC ("Indigo Partners") in WOW air has been cancelled by Indigo Partners. Therefore, all negotiations between WOW air and Indigo Partners have...

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by Natflyer
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW air’s TF-NEO ferried where
Replies: 3
Views: 1189

Re: WOW air’s TF-NEO ferried where?

Dupe

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by Natflyer
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 715980

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Thanks RickNRoll and Jshank83 for your comments and insights. My sentiments are exactly like yours. I've ridden on the MAX on WN 3 times and once I had my sister along last September on a flight from MDW-LAS. IMHO I personally like the aircraft and I trust our pilots here who are highly trained and...

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by Natflyer
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387185

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

AirlineCritic wrote:
mzlin wrote:
1. toga button hit by mistake
2. plane suddenly accelerated and pitched nose-up
3. pilots startled and experienced somatogravic illusion of high pitch up
4. pilot pushed control column forward to command pitch down


Plausible.


No it is not.

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by Natflyer
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American: Only dogs, cats can be support animals
Replies: 29
Views: 3819

Re: American: Only dogs, cats can be support animals

USA TODAY: American: Only dogs, cats can be support animals https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2019/03/08/american-airlines-cracks-down-again-emotional-support-animals/3103710002/ About time, this seems to be a well-reasoned response to what has become a good intention run amok. Guess I'...

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by Natflyer
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines announces Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Replies: 11
Views: 2325

Re: Turkish Airlines announces Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Nice sunny beach destination...

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by Natflyer
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lockheed and Douglas - Should they have built twinjets?
Replies: 32
Views: 4194

Re: Lockheed and Douglas - Should they have built twinjets?

And I thought the Douglas DC-9 was a twin jet...

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by Natflyer
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387185

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

So what does “conversations consistent with loss of control” mean to you? To me, it means they literally lost control of the airplane for some reaason. Could a catastrophic shift of cargo cause such loss of control? Follow-up questions: do we know what was the cargo? Are we sure this was a more or ...

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by Natflyer
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris airports upcoming changes
Replies: 42
Views: 12036

Re: Paris airports upcoming changes

I think the main focus will be to modernize the today underused T1 before building a new terminal. It is not like the airport lack gates right now. With just the existing terminals the airport could handle over 90 million passengers, so it is more a question of just modernizing existing facilities....

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by Natflyer
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX - Pilots complain of fast landings?
Replies: 40
Views: 5166

Re: 737 MAX - Pilots complain of fast landings?

The 737MAX is the fastest airplane in our fleet.
From Outer Marker to the runway.

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by Natflyer
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 968
Views: 156658

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

No good news from Iceland... While the parties have not reached an agreement, Indigo Partners and WOW air continue to work in good faith to negotiate terms while working toward closing an investment by March 29th. A new written procedure will be submitted to the bond holders in the coming days. No ...

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by Natflyer
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 968
Views: 156658

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Desperate for cash? 1000 seats at $45 (with strings attached),

https://simpleflying.com/wow-air-continued-struggles/

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by Natflyer
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 968
Views: 156658

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

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by Natflyer
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2/3/59-More signifcant plane crash
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

Re: 2/3/59-More signifcant plane crash

Weird question...

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by Natflyer
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smartwings 739 stuck in the snow on takeoff at SVO
Replies: 16
Views: 3277

Re: Smartwings 739 stuck in the snow on takeoff at SVO

The bigger question is if the crew had the engines stabilized prior to hitting TOGA. If not, the 737 can have uneven engine acceleration and there are lots of documented incidents of this. Add in the slippery conditions and this looks like this will be the case. ILL Correct. And not just the 737, a...

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by Natflyer
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How far away are we from direct routings
Replies: 33
Views: 5283

Re: How far away are we from direct routings

Technically this is perfectly possible, however the biggest hurdle is in politics. For example in Europe each country controls it's own airspace and aircraft cannot cross the border between two countries at just any given point. This has to be done on the airway, mostly at a waypoint at the border....

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by Natflyer
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 968
Views: 156658

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

WOW air COO Ragnhildur Geirsdottir has left for greener and (safer) pastures...

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by Natflyer
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 968
Views: 156658

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

klm617 wrote:
Was wondering how WOW Air is doing operationally. It seems that they are running pretty good at staying on time much better than a year ago.


Pretty much both of their banks 1-2 hours behind today, creating issues for other operators. http://www.airport.is

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by Natflyer
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 370
Views: 103954

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

How frequent is damage to airplanes being built at Boeing? I know of two examples currently, where delivery is delayed as “in production” damage is being fixed. And I don’t mean bulletholes.

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by Natflyer
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan-Maui nonstop flight?
Replies: 66
Views: 10220

Re: Japan-Maui nonstop flight?

dfwjim1 wrote:
Do the locals really have that much influence over tourist development in Maui?


Um, should´nt they? It´s their home...

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by Natflyer
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another PW engine fails in A320 Neo aircraft
Replies: 77
Views: 18104

Re: Another PW engine fails in A320 Neo aircraft

Its not like CFM hasn´t had its issues. A lot of Leap-1B engines being replaced just a few months old.

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by Natflyer
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 968
Views: 156658

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

This is what is currently on sale on wowair.com. All flights are from a week in June and shown as weekly frequencies. BOS x7 ** ORD x7 DTW x4 EWR x14 (x7 A330) BWI x7 YYZ x7 ** YUL x7 ** A321 - AMS x14, TXL x12(**x7 Non Prem), CPH x12 (**x7 Non Prem), DUB x12 (**x7 Non prem), FRA x12 (**x7 Non Prem...

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by Natflyer
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 968
Views: 156658

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

This is what is currently on sale on wowair.com. All flights are from a week in June and shown as weekly frequencies. BOS x7 ** ORD x7 DTW x4 EWR x14 (x7 A330) BWI x7 YYZ x7 ** YUL x7 ** A321 - AMS x14, TXL x12(**x7 Non Prem), CPH x12 (**x7 Non Prem), DUB x12 (**x7 Non prem), FRA x12 (**x7 Non Prem...

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by Natflyer
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to Aruba
Replies: 67
Views: 7539

Re: lax yo Aruba

Maybe an off topic remark and question, you mean Cabo in Mexico? Hows that? I am from Europe, grew up between Americans though but never been to Mexico. It's just another holiday sun holiday destination. Europeans go to Greece or Spain for that, Americans go to Mexico. However slowly Mexico is grow...

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by Natflyer
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 968
Views: 156658

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

So if one was a passenger on the new cancelled flights, do they get a refund, rebooked by WOW? In all my years of flying I have never ran into this situation before. Refund only, rebooking under EU law AFAIK within 14days b4 departure date. But none route is cancelled less than 14days to go. No. IC...

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by Natflyer
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8
Replies: 78
Views: 13972

Re: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8

I don't see this venture ending very well. a) The Nigerian aviation industry is always a mess. I would argue the instability is largely because of the regulatory framework and tax structure imposed by the government not solely because Nigerian carriers are mismanaged. Unless the government reforms ...

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by Natflyer
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 968
Views: 156658

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Does anyone have an idea on which frames are going and which are staying? They're down to 16 planes right now. TF-GAY is definitely going back to ICBC. I'd expect the A20N to go back as well, and as for A321s...possibly some of the four UTair-owned frames (lease managed by Vnesheconombank), which w...

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by Natflyer
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop
Replies: 113
Views: 20222

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

I was not expecting that! I am into it. Is this an international bird or doing regional/domestic flights? As of right now it's announced that they will be used on flights to HNL. There may be some domestic or regional familiarity flights for training before the first HNL flights in May but I'm not ...

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by Natflyer
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 968
Views: 156658

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Fron what I've heard, at least 50 million of that will just go into keeping WOW alive. Has this gone through now or is the survival of WOW Air still hanging in the balance ? According to Skuli it's still pending on a due diligence report, but the terms of the deal have been agreed. No announcement ...

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