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by Wayfarer515
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 79
Views: 13169

Re: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet, rebutted.

I wouldnt believe a thing FlightGlobal is saying, they have already been qualified as "inaccurate" or "misleading" from Interjet itself. I think the most comprehensive article of what is going on right now comes from El Financiero from Mexico, and has direct quotes from Interjet´...

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by Wayfarer515
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 79
Views: 13169

Re: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet, rebutted.

I wouldn't be so quick to say that they are staying...https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/interjet-in-talks-with-sukhoi-to-sell-ssj100-fleet-451843/ ..or leaving for that matter. What I mean is that there was never an official statement from IAJ stating they were leaving the fleet, this was ...

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by Wayfarer515
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 79
Views: 13169

Re: Report: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet

Well, IAJ confirmed today that the SSJ is staying: http://enelaire.mx/interjet-modifica...os-por-ssj100/ This shows the level of pseudo-journalism that is carried on in many of the Latin American countries nowadays, as I said before this was just another fake news and a smear campaign against the SS...

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by Wayfarer515
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 9830

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

I think the noble purpose of fighting wildfires which have even cost many human lives should be more than enough reason to let this happen, at least from a political point of view, they already turn a blind eye when it comes to rocket engines or getting a ride to space without the expectation of you...

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by Wayfarer515
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aeroflot and UAC sign agreement for 100 Superjet 100
Replies: 55
Views: 7063

Re: Aeroflot is probably preparing to purchase another 100 SSj100 aircraft

That seems to be the problem with Interjet: very low utilization because of poor customer support. That might be different of course in Russia... Not quite. Yakutia airline who used 5 (I think) Superjets has just announced that they will no longer use the type because it caused them losses due to b...

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by Wayfarer515
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 9830

Be-200s for USA

https://www.instagram.com/p/BneWJLZjz5b ... e=ig_embed

A total of 4 firm orders with plus another 6 options, good to know the Be-200 is finally going to be used extensively in the role it was designed for.
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BneWJLZjz5b ... e=ig_embed

A total of 4 firm orders with plus another 6 options, good to know the Be-200 is finally going to be used extensively in the role it was designed for.

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by Wayfarer515
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 79
Views: 13169

Re: Report: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet

I think this is exactly the same guy who has been writing the SSJs area leaving for quite a while, I would call it fake news unless there is something coming from Interjet, and not from some bozo writing an opinion piece.

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by Wayfarer515
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 92956

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

https://youtu.be/0FTCsqqn8-E


Because it kicks ass with those cool headlights...
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Structure wrote:
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MC-21-300 The first night flight https://youtu.be/0FTCsqqn8-E


Because it kicks ass with those cool headlights...

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by Wayfarer515
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 102761

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

For those claiming that Boeing sees BBD as the next Airbus IMHO are being a little pretentious. BBD has made an over-engineered and overpriced plane; and one that, let's be honest about it, almost nobody is buying exactly for that very same reasons. Add to that their lousy production rate and you st...

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by Wayfarer515
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 92956

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... 51#ef3014c
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It's got an ICAO code now, it is the MC23 and you can now track its flights in FR24. It seems the test flights are going on quite smoothly, interesting to see they are already going through all the flight envelope.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... 51#ef3014c

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by Wayfarer515
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 275
Views: 61512

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

That's what I was wondering too - can't think of another commercial airliner wanting 10 test frames ! Presumably most will be refurbished for airline ops once done on the testing. It seems the Japanese and Chinese are having a real hard time with their respective programs. I was astonished to learn...

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by Wayfarer515
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 92956

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Question, maybe for TechOps: It appears the test is being run on the Hstab's "wing box" rather than an entire assembly. Is that standard for fatigue/static tests? Or are there 2 separate tests of the wing box and then of the whole assembly? Fatigue tests are carried out on specific compon...

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by Wayfarer515
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...
Replies: 161
Views: 26622

Re: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...

seahawk wrote:
If you show the Stars and Stripes on the tail, you should be flying Boeing.


And probably get your own Titanium as well, you know, it coming mostly from Russia looks bad nowadays.

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by Wayfarer515
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are airlines getting rid of their E190's prematurely?
Replies: 68
Views: 20701

Re: Why are airlines getting rid of their E190's prematurely?

NZ321 wrote:
This is an indictment on Embraer. South young aircraft being retired and the mx costs not having been adequately factored in.


Also add AV and CM into the list, they are sick anf tired of them.

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by Wayfarer515
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 56446

Re: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread

It's amazing how the MC-21 has already performed 9(or even more) test flights while the C919 only did it once. It makes me wonder if there´s something else going on besides what is being said by the COMAC people.

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by Wayfarer515
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet PR fiasco: turning the blind eye to sexual harassment allegations
Replies: 9
Views: 2350

Re: Interjet PR fiasco: turning the blind eye to sexual harassment allegations

Funny thing is that the supposed harrassment occurred 7 months ago, why didn't she go to the social networks immediately is a big question among other not so clear details. Probably because, as the OP says: Long story short, next day they had three legs together, and she was bullied and threatened ...

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by Wayfarer515
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet PR fiasco: turning the blind eye to sexual harassment allegations
Replies: 9
Views: 2350

Re: Interjet PR fiasco: turning the blind eye to sexual harassment allegations

Funny thing is that the supposed harrassment occurred 7 months ago, why didn't she go to the social networks immediately is a big question among other not so clear details. After all, she admits that she went to the captain's hotel room after all, and she calls him right after she went back to her r...

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by Wayfarer515
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN74 down in São Tomé Islands
Replies: 5
Views: 3124

Re: AN74 down in São Tomé Islands

According to some reports, there was a bird ingestion in one of the engines, which would explain why the reverser was not activated. However, it seems they were already past V1 so I wonder why didn't they continue the takeoff, perhaps they were overweight?

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by Wayfarer515
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi Signs Agreement with Zambia for 5 SSJ100s
Replies: 16
Views: 3111

Re: Sukhoi Signs Agreement with Zambia for 5 SSJ100s

Wingtip extension device has not been certified just yet, the cert. tests should begin somewhere around Q3-Q4.

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by Wayfarer515
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi Signs Agreement with Zambia for 5 SSJ100s
Replies: 16
Views: 3111

Re: Sukhoi Signs Agreement with Zambia for 5 SSJ100s

That was my thought! A bunch of small orders becomes a welcome line extension very quickly. :) Although Interjet's news was technically a proposal for the start of negotiations and not an order. :( Lightsaber A little more insight about this. From what I've heard, Interjet wanted access to the resi...

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by Wayfarer515
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's first A321neo will be delivered sometime in August
Replies: 3
Views: 822

Re: Avianca's first A321neo will be delivered sometime in August

Funny thing is that most likely the El Salvador hub will not see NEOs for a long time(the news source is from that country). Efromovich and co. will send all the new metal to Colombia to continue to humiliate ex-TACA management and crews.

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by Wayfarer515
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet confirms interest in 10 more SSJ100s
Replies: 34
Views: 5413

Re: Interjet confirms interest in 10 more SSJ100s

Isn't the manufacturer name included in the SSJ as in Sukhoi Superjet? I don't think there's a specific need to state this, and I do not think the average pax. cares about it either. BTW, I just read an interview with SN's CEO(behing a paywall unfortunately) stating they are very satisfied with the ...

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by Wayfarer515
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet confirms interest in 10 more SSJ100s
Replies: 34
Views: 5413

Re: Interjet confirms interest in 10 more SSJ100s

Congrats on Interjet and SSJ on the new order. Sorry guys for sidetrack, I have a question, are they planning to fix XA-PBA? The one which was sustained substantial damage to the nose section when it hit a passenger jetway at MEX back in 2015. Or the aircraft has been scrapped? It's still under rep...

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by Wayfarer515
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: E-170/175 Motion Sickness Question
Replies: 32
Views: 4712

Re: E-170/175 Motion Sickness Question

In other news, BBD marketing has taken desperate measures to make everybody think their CRJ's don't suck, even though we all know they do.

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by Wayfarer515
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet confirms interest in 10 more SSJ100s
Replies: 34
Views: 5413

Re: Interjet confirms interest in 10 more SSJ100s

Flying OAX-MEX next month on the SSJ...hoping they don't swap it out :D Don't forget to bring ear plugs for your flight. Ah, they're loud? Interesting. I always travel with earplugs, one never knows ;) Early builds of the SSJ100 had the "old" noise absorbing materials. Newer builds featur...

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by Wayfarer515
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 92956

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

VIM Avia and Red Wings are getting their MC-21-300s single class config with 211 Pax., with as others have said a humane seat pitch. The MC-21-400 will contain somewhere around 256 seats according to a recent interview with the head of ILFC, probably without the need of cramming the passengers like ...

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by Wayfarer515
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi Signs Agreement with Zambia for 5 SSJ100s
Replies: 16
Views: 3111

Re: Sukhoi Signs Agreement with Zambia for 5 SSJ100s

Lots of good news for the SSJ this week! That was my thought! A bunch of small orders becomes a welcome line extension very quickly. :) Although Interjet's news was technically a proposal for the start of negotiations and not an order. :( Lightsaber A little more insight about this. From what I've ...

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by Wayfarer515
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash Documentary
Replies: 16
Views: 6281

Re: Plane Crash Documentary

No cheesy cockpit reenactments here. I'm glad that other folk find the acting in these plane crash programmes off-putting. I'd much prefer a programme that concentrated upon the technical details and the reasons for why the disasters occurred than one that featured endless melodramatic reconstructi...

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by Wayfarer515
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot orders 20 additional SSJ100 aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 4380

Re: Aeroflot orders 20 additional SSJ100 aircraft

50 Il-114s: https://aviationvoice.com/russias-mc-21 ... 707201129/ Although I was aware of the revival of the Il-114, I thought it was mainly intended for military use, as it is a good loitering platform for a surveillance or MPA aircraft. Any civilian sales would be purely icing on the cake. This ...

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by Wayfarer515
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi Signs Agreement with Zambia for 5 SSJ100s
Replies: 16
Views: 3111

Sukhoi Signs Agreement with Zambia for 5 SSJ100s

https://www.lusakatimes.com/2017/07/22/government-buys-5-russian-super-jets-one-president-lungu/ One will be an VIP jet for the president, the 4 other frames will be used to restart Zambia Airways. Another thing not mentioned in this article is that there will be 10 other airframes assigned to a les...

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by Wayfarer515
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 92956

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Seeing all the photos, what strikes me most is the absence of any wingtip devices - does anyone know why? (Apologies if discussed up thread, I have not read all posts) The wing is too thin. You can read about it in early posts. I beg to differ, the wingtip devices are simply not required since the ...

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by Wayfarer515
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone know anything about "Aeronaves TSM", the world's largest DC9 Operator?
Replies: 5
Views: 1306

Re: Anyone know anything about "Aeronaves TSM", the world's largest DC9 Operator?

Even more impressive is their Convair 640 sub-fleet, kudos to their maintenance team.

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by Wayfarer515
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 236
Views: 30604

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

I see a lot of the opinions on the ATR here are just that, personal opinions and not really what the airlines themselves have said. No matter what's the case, the ATR eventually will be the only turboprop. The Q400 seems to be a dying bread. A388 Wrong, the IL-114 is going back to production, and f...

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by Wayfarer515
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 236
Views: 30604

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

I see a lot of the opinions on the ATR here are just that, personal opinions and not really what the airlines themselves have said. No matter what's the case, the ATR eventually will be the only turboprop. The Q400 seems to be a dying bread. A388 Wrong, the IL-114 is going back to production, and f...

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by Wayfarer515
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 92956

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Hi Scorpius, having someone with insight in the Russian aviation industry will be very helpful, I myself am a deep fan of the Russian aviation forums. Since you worked ad Voronezh I assume you worked in the An-148 assembly plant, a real shame of what happened to that program btw. Speaking about the ...

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by Wayfarer515
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Airports with 3+ degrees approach
Replies: 23
Views: 4126

Re: Any Airports with 3+ degrees approach

MHTG/TNT of course. 3.5 deg in both approaches.

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by Wayfarer515
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot orders 20 additional SSJ100 aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 4380

Re: Aeroflot orders 20 additional SSJ100 aircraft

Does anyone know if Russia still has very high import taxes on foreign planes? IIRC the import taxes for foreign aircraft were relaxed quite a while ago, and for widebodies they were almost abolished entirely. Nowadays with the SSJ100 and the upcoming MC-21 incentives will be given to Russian airli...

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by Wayfarer515
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Wings Airlines signs MC-21 lease contract with mixed engine types
Replies: 9
Views: 1526

Re: Red Wings Airlines signs MC-21 lease contract with mixed engine types

VIM Avia is awaiting the performance specs. to be released on the PD-14, if they are within target they will go with the PD-14, as the price difference and weight savings against the GTF is being taken into account.

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by Wayfarer515
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10
Replies: 51
Views: 14809

Re: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10

Then there's this other guy from Canada stating almost every week that new C-series orders are coming, and they never come.

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by Wayfarer515
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Tanker Won't See Service With U.S. Forest Service
Replies: 5
Views: 2740

Re: 747 Tanker Won't See Service With U.S. Forest Service

Weren't they trying to get BE-200s from Russia? I think there's even some negotiation going on to build the frames in the US.

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by Wayfarer515
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL routes going to AM - Quality of Service
Replies: 13
Views: 3105

Re: DL routes going to AM - Quality of Service

Maybe Delta can teach them a few lessons on good old US3 passenger mistreatment techniques as well. :duck:

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by Wayfarer515
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS100/300 as the only replacement for B717?
Replies: 63
Views: 10848

Re: CS100/300 as the only replacement for B717?

The current version of the SSJ100 is fit for the job, Interjet has 20-30 minute turnaround times with them and they haven't had any issues so far, that´s because the Sam146 engine was designed with this in mind plus its excellent hot and high performance. FAA certification shouldn't be much of a pro...

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by Wayfarer515
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Spotting at TGU
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re: Spotting at TGU

I am not a spotter per se but I do live in TGU, I would recommend you the highway nearby the at the southern side of runway02 threshold, there you will be directly under the final approach so you can get some frontal and under shots without a problem. If you want lateral shots it's better you go by ...

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by Wayfarer515
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cities that could see narrowbody longhaul flights with A321neo/B737MAX
Replies: 62
Views: 10004

Re: Cities that could see narrowbody longhaul flights with A321neo/B737MAX

[img]http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=&R=3460nm%40EWR%0d%0a3460nm %40hel%0d%0a3460nm%40gru%0d%0a3460nm%40hnd%0d%0a3460nm%40sin&MS=wls&MP=rect&MR=1800&MX=720x360&PM=*[/img][/quote] If it had just a hair more Range, Aeroflot, especially with the cheap Ruble (look at fares Asia/Europ...

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by Wayfarer515
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current status of Sukhoi Superjet - especially at CityJet
Replies: 8
Views: 4835

Re: Current status of Sukhoi Superjet - especially at CityJet

Thanks for sharing your experiences with the SU95. Has anyone some insight in question #3? Regarding #2 I just found this article that says Steep Approach Certification would be targeted for December 2017. EI-FWD went back to Venice to have some interior changes/refitting. As for the poor turnaroun...

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by Wayfarer515
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Other Manufacturers News And Orders
Replies: 80
Views: 18933

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Other Manufacturers News And Orders

It seems SCAC will sign a new order for 10 SSJs with Mexico's Interjet, and is about to close a deal with Adria Airways for 12 SSJs to substitute their BBD fleet. Any news about the Adria order? Is it possibile? What is the source? I can't find anything about that possible order from Adria (except ...

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by Wayfarer515
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 92956

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

http://www.interfax.ru/russia/567513
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Fifth flight carried out today, tested all wing configurations and lasted more than 2 hours, after 30 flights or so are carried out it will be taken to Zhukovsky to perform certification tests.

http://www.interfax.ru/russia/567513

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by Wayfarer515
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Other Manufacturers News And Orders
Replies: 80
Views: 18933

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Other Manufacturers News And Orders

It seems SCAC will sign a new order for 10 SSJs with Mexico's Interjet, and is about to close a deal with Adria Airways for 12 SSJs to substitute their BBD fleet.

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