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by ikolkyo
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 55
Views: 7304

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

Delivery flight in progress. https://www.flightradar24.com/SIA8895/1df55a7a That’s an extremely northerly route they’re doing here. TLS-SIN isn’t even a polar route. Are they trying to stretch the delivery flight upwards of 18 hours? Yeah where the hell are they going? Above Norway now, they must b...

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by ikolkyo
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the Boeing logo before McDonnell Douglas?
Replies: 6
Views: 1312

Re: What was the Boeing logo before McDonnell Douglas?

I think it was quite literally the present Boeing titles that accompany the MD logo.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to DXB?
Replies: 15
Views: 2505

Re: Jetblue to DXB?

No chance.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3008
Views: 359873

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Reports from June was the requested thrust in the RFP is 45K, the CF6-80 is at 60.6K thrust, the 757 RB211 at 43.5K , and the LEAP at 28K. The 797 thrust puts it closer to the 757 in capability vs the 767. There are a lot of routes that the 737-10/A321neo are near the limits for payload on, and a g...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3008
Views: 359873

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

So is the fuse going to be metal or carbon? Jon's intelligence back up the thread seems to point towards carbon, but I thought metal was the favourite? The 757 / 767 - style cockpit windows also seem to point towards metal... Remember aspects like 757/767 style cockpit are just place holders. The a...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed
Replies: 39
Views: 4584

Re: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed

In today's ceremony of the arrival of B737 Max 9, they showed the interior of the new B737 Max 9 and it looks like they will be a 3 class aircraft. Business Class will have 16 lie flat seats, Economy Extra with 24 seats with 10 inch displays and Economy will only get streaming (no individual screen...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 610
Views: 168628

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

This may be a stupid question but I thought the new ACF configuration had a dual overwing exit. I didn't think this was LR related but is it? Or is it just an option for those who don't need it certified for 220/240 passengers? Thanks It does, you can see it on the aircraft but it’s not outlined be...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 610
Views: 168628

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Arkia A321neo fully painted. https://a320archive.com/msn/8517. I didn't know Arkia has the LRs! This may be a stupid question but I thought the new ACF configuration had a dual overwing exit. I didn't think this was LR related but is it? Or is it just an option for those who don't need it certified...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3008
Views: 359873

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

The only thing that matters is ...are there customers willing to pay real $$ for enough aircraft to start the program? I still have my doubts. Who especially, are the launch customers? I'll set down my marker here, so I can be embarrassed by it later. This is my guess for NMA launch (both carriers ...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Cargo planes - Why so popular?
Replies: 20
Views: 4861

Re: Boeing Cargo planes - Why so popular?

Well what other planes are out there? A330 and A300/10 is all you got from Airbus. Boeing has the 727,737,747,757,767 and 777. Then you include the MD-10/11 and DC-9/MD-80. I mean it’s not surprising.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3008
Views: 359873

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I honestly don’t see how CFM has chance against PW and RR with a scaled up LEAP. I think it’s between RR and PW surprisingly.

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by ikolkyo
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 21153

Re: First fully assembled 777X photos are out

WeatherPilot wrote:
Is nobody going to point out that the plane is so large they have to build it at a 45 degree angle to the building?


They don’t, there is a video and pictures on Boeing’s twitter showing the conventional forward assembly line. I believe it was turned for the photo.

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by ikolkyo
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 84
Views: 12992

First 777 produced heading to a Museum

B-HNL will heading to a Museum after all. Cathay Pacific and Boeing announced today that they are donating the first-ever Boeing 777 airplane to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Arizona, one of the world’s largest facilities devoted to celebrating aerospace. https://news.cathaypacific.com/cathay-p...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 21153

Re: First fully assembled 777X photos are out

Yeah this is just the static frame that rolled out a week ago.

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by ikolkyo
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1596
Views: 92746

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Referring to klm617, I would say hubs such as United’s IAH hasn’t grown at all, the passenger numbers there are actually been negative over the last two years. But there again other carriers are picking up the slack. But yes IAH is down a bit but they still have vast amount of options as far as cus...

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by ikolkyo
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAN 787 and IBE A346 parked at AUH
Replies: 6
Views: 1900

Re: LAN 787 and IBE A346 parked at AUH

LAN aircraft flew there earlier this year for storage because of RR issues. The A346 you saw was EC-LEU, flew there on 9/11 for what I assume is maintenance.

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by ikolkyo
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue hints at new tail design
Replies: 70
Views: 11740

Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

SXDFC wrote:
Any updates on N779JB?


According to FR24 it returns to service tomorrow,

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by ikolkyo
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop
Replies: 90
Views: 19141

Re: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop

Aircellist wrote:
Now that a BA 787 also had a diversion, how are the shares doing?


There was no engine failure.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 21153

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

LAX772LR wrote:
To be honest, in the first few pics: if I didn't see the wingtips, I'd have thought it was just another 77W.

But in that last pic, with it inside and pointed to the left:
HOLY CRAP, that wing is **ENORMOUS** :eek: :eek:


Seriously, that thing is gonna generate some LIFT.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 21153

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

This was posted in the 777X development thread but this could warrant its own thread.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 In Service Thread 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 13811

Re: 787 In Service Thread 2018

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/busines ... tions.html


Sounds like the classic Air India way of utilization.
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qf789 wrote:
Air India is only utilising only 21 of 27 788's due to crew shortages and spare parts

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/busines ... tions.html


Sounds like the classic Air India way of utilization.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption A350 vs 787
Replies: 34
Views: 2738

Re: Fuel consumption A350 vs 787

787 probably burns a little because it’s lighter, but the A350 will care more payload the longer the flight I believe.

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by ikolkyo
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-800
Replies: 3
Views: 1668

Re: Airbus A350-800

Not a single piece of the A358 prototype was ever made and never will.

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by ikolkyo
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Skywest Pilot Line Schedule
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Re: Skywest Pilot Line Schedule

Pretty neat that they get to fly as many different brands.

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by ikolkyo
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to replace E-195s by 2021 with E2-195s
Replies: 16
Views: 2421

Re: Azul to replace E-195s by 2021 with E2-195s

Either they are going to be losing some capacity or EMbraer is really ramping up production.

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by ikolkyo
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26632

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

I’ve been saying it, the 787-9 will find a solid spot in the EK fleet.

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by ikolkyo
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 28676

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

Beautiful..

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by ikolkyo
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48064

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Preliminary findings regarding the accident as reported by AVherald: On Sep 5th 2018 Mexico's DGAC reported in a press conference first results into the investigation. There were three flight crew on the flight deck, a first officer in training was pilot flying in the right hand seat. The takeoff r...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 777's to US West Coast and ORD vs Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 2281

Re: CX 777's to US West Coast and ORD vs Australia

US birds are the aircraft within First Class, while the Australian ones most likely don’t feature F. I wanna say that isn’t right though because I feel like CX would operate F to Australia.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai airways fleet question
Replies: 12
Views: 1876

Re: Thai airways fleet question

It’s like Thai Airways wants to operate every wide-body aircraft that Boeing and Airbus have to offer. Such a mess.

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by ikolkyo
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Clear Prop!
Replies: 32
Views: 2353

Re: Clear Prop!

Huh, I never realized the 787 and 350 have cockpit windows you can't open.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th
Replies: 48
Views: 13935

Re: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 5845009408

Also the last 2 pages of this thread clears things up. The aircraft went up to FL410, no way it can do that on 3 engines. Even if empty.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1375147&start=650
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Source straight from AF, https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 5845009408

Also the last 2 pages of this thread clears things up. The aircraft went up to FL410, no way it can do that on 3 engines. Even if empty.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1375147&start=650

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by ikolkyo
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop
Replies: 33
Views: 4401

Re: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop

Should RR out big time in getting the 787s back in the air.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th
Replies: 48
Views: 13935

Re: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th

Why are the 747-8 series not certified for 3 engine ferry ? AFAIK all other quads (DC8 series, CV880-990,707,747-100/200/300/SP/400, A340 series and A380 series are certified for N-1 ferry. And the 727 was certified for 2 engine ferry. But getting back to your question -- IMHO Boeing and their cust...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: No A350’s for Etihad
Replies: 65
Views: 13942

Re: Rumour: No A350’s for Etihad

jodieellis wrote:
I'm wondering about this either, I think there is a report that their A350 will never arrive and probably cancelled. But I am also wondering about their 787-10, Will it arrive as well?


Well their first aircraft is out of the factory and they have a large 789 fleet, odds are pretty likely.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Dreamliner RR Trent routes?
Replies: 10
Views: 2570

Re: Longest Dreamliner RR Trent routes?

I’d assume LATAM’s SCL-MEL would be up there. I tried finding much longer flights. 6,581nm is the longest I found. GE: PER-LHR=7,829nm (I know, flying winds...) A partial list of the longer RR powered 787 routes RR: TLV-LAX=6,581 (El Al) RR: AKL-IAH=6,444nm (ANZ) RR: SZX-LAX=6,298 nm (Air China) RR...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Dreamliner RR Trent routes?
Replies: 10
Views: 2570

Re: Longest Dreamliner RR Trent routes?

I’d assume LATAM’s SCL-MEL would be up there.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Topic suggestions gone missing?
Replies: 0
Views: 253

Topic suggestions gone missing?

Whatever happened to the 5 or so topics that would appear under a thread you were reading? I loved starting on one topic and then end up reading through many more some nights. Is that feature gone for good or will it make a return?

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by ikolkyo
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 651
Views: 155023

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sheesh, Copa needs a new livery man. It’s looking dated, I’m glad UA decided to put the Dreamliner livery on their MAX 9s

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by ikolkyo
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?
Replies: 45
Views: 7148

Re: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?

Who knows if they ever will, fleet plans can change very quickly and that is a large gap between them. It’s not like EasyJet is sending them out the door very quickly. Heck, didn’t they just bring back 2 aircraft for a short period?

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by ikolkyo
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1925
Views: 243821

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I just landed at EWR, I had to walk the length of the entire 3rd Y shaped concourse and saw one 764 after another boarding for European destinations. I know this has been discussed many times before but I’m not sure I ever read about a final decision. What is UA going to do with these rare birds th...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 20011

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

737s are slow and bumpy by design and size. A 777 travels at about .85 mach routinely. I also find them a bit claustraphobic. Any flight over 2-3 hours is too long in a 737. Just my opinion, but I avoid them when possible. Utterly ridiculous post. ....not the least of which being that 7hr50min is t...

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by ikolkyo
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't AF fly the A380 to HKG?
Replies: 15
Views: 2219

Re: Why doesn't AF fly the A380 to HKG?

itisi wrote:
LH fly the A346 to HKG, why doesn't VS??
NH are getting the A380, why not JL?

Different airlines different thinking. Can't all be the same.


Only reason NH is getting A380s is thanks to Skymark. There will only be 3 aircraft and fly between Tokyo and Honolulu.

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by ikolkyo
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 faces extreme winds on approach, goes around.
Replies: 60
Views: 11061

Re: ANA 787 faces extreme winds on approach, goes around.

I've never encountered a w/s that created a noseover like that - very strange. W/S almost always creates a loss of lift which invariable causes the nose to pitch up. One commenter said it looked like a control input - either manual or A/P. I've seen the A/P do some crazy things trying to follow a b...

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by ikolkyo
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37021

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

I think due to deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) issues, QF may end up ordering a 778 with slightly higher MTOW to accommodate more fuel and seating limited to 240 passengers in roomier Economy and Business class seating for their Project Sunrise jet. It will have the range to fly between SYD and LHR non-...

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by ikolkyo
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 faces extreme winds on approach, goes around.
Replies: 60
Views: 11061

Re: ANA 787 faces extreme winds on approach, goes around.

Samrnpage wrote:
I was getting ready to say "happens all the time" in a sarcastic way, but that was some wind shear!?


Has to be, must be an effect of the typhoon.

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by ikolkyo
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 faces extreme winds on approach, goes around.
Replies: 60
Views: 11061

ANA 787 faces extreme winds on approach, goes around.

Not sure if there is a longer version but Jon Ostrower tweeted out a video of a 787 getting beat up hard by some winds. Some heart stopping motions for those onboard, especially the pilots. https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/1033417556806103040?s=21 Edit: Not sure if this is the same aircraft on...

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by ikolkyo
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: No A350’s for Etihad
Replies: 65
Views: 13942

Re: Rumour: No A350’s for Etihad

I wish to disagree, but I cannot. 787 and A320 with freighters is so much more rational. Lightsaber Indeed it is but with the 0800-0900 departures to USA, EY suffers a small payload penalty using the B789 to IAD which means operating it to ORD and LAX won’t be viable. I don’t know for sure how the ...

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by ikolkyo
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Easyjet/Ryanair don’t fly to Istanbul?
Replies: 12
Views: 2124

Re: Why Easyjet/Ryanair don’t fly to Istanbul?

Might also be an issue that IST is currently overcrowded.

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