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by terrificturk
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61873

Re: Air France retires first A380; flown to Malta

This must hurts Airbus the most to see the country’s national carrier parking the A-380. Airbus is not a French company. True, but arguably France is the country that is most associated with Airbus (along with Germany) given France's close links to Airbus and the head office being in Toulouse. The ...

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by terrificturk
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19137

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

ro1960 wrote:
The storm name is Ciara, not Clara. Please adjust thread title.


Technically incorrect, as the storm has a different name according to local language...

Ciara for those Irish/Anglophones

Sabine in continental Europe, esp. but not only in german-speaking places...

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by terrificturk
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 273
Views: 72696

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

Reuters story says Air France/KLM offered to purchase 49% stake in MAS, while JAL seeks a 25% stake. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-airlines-m-a/air-france-klm-proposes-buying-49-of-malaysia-airlines-jal-seeks-smaller-stake-sources-idUSKBN1ZK0DX surely one of the better scenarios - eac...

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by terrificturk
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 273
Views: 72696

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

Maybe SIA could buy MAS like the pre-1972 era? SIA is in need of narrowbodies anyways and MAS has loads of them. Even the widebodies are of the same types operated by SIA (A330, A350, A380). This way MAS don't loose their dignity. sorry, but you have no clue how Asia works ! In the case of Malaysia...

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by terrificturk
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to open 20 new international routes in 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 8975

Re: Garuda to open 20 new international routes in 2020

Garuda is not reliable in terms of flight their schedules. I know many families and friends who had booked a direct flight from Amsterdam to Jakarta at the start of this year. Subsequently, Garuda suddenly changed the flight via Medan. An extra hassle with a transit. The advantage with Garuda was t...

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by terrificturk
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 13685

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

Polot wrote:
For the people who don’t want to read the article, it was Condor.


Condor doesnt have A330s, parent Thomas Cook has. And indeed, it was a TC aircraft on a wet lease.

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by terrificturk
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.
Replies: 62
Views: 15757

Re: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.

The Dornier 328-100 and -300 have a great history of flying as 32 pax, as Corporate Shuttle, as VIP, as MedEvac /Air Ambulance... the built-quality far exceeded anything that was standard in this market, which is why they are still selling and flying. Downside: it was over-engineered, required care...

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by terrificturk
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.
Replies: 62
Views: 15757

Re: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.

Time is now (and now means few min ago), as prior announced: Or do you mean, that the Do328NEU will ever fly; this is of course a total other story. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/new-airframer-dra-to-revive-dornier-328-production-460396/ Edit, just had deleted the part with PW engines....

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by terrificturk
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.
Replies: 62
Views: 15757

Re: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.

Time will tell. Time is now (and now means few min ago), as prior announced: Or do you mean, that the Do328NEU will ever fly; this is of course a total other story. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/new-airframer-dra-to-revive-dornier-328-production-460396/ New airframer DRA to revive Dorn...

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by terrificturk
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.
Replies: 62
Views: 15757

Re: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.

The Dornier 328-100 and -300 have a great history of flying as 32 pax, as Corporate Shuttle, as VIP, as MedEvac /Air Ambulance... the built-quality far exceeded anything that was standard in this market, which is why they are still selling and flying. Downside: it was over-engineered, required care ...

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by terrificturk
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC
Replies: 200
Views: 44812

Re: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC

Seeing the Airlineroute posts, the two new destinations in the USA don't surprise me too much (and BLR seemed to be a cinch in India), but to see PHL gain first class and CLT (from MUC) gain first class, while DEL loses first class (downgraded from A388 to B744) is a surprise. That said, it appears...

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by terrificturk
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air to launch TPE-MXP on 77W
Replies: 15
Views: 3950

Re: EVA Air to launch TPE-MXP on 77W

You cannot go wrong much in the Alpine Region... be that Zurich, Munich, Milan... al good and affluent destinations that combine business with leisure. The strongest out of these three is perhaps Munich, but ok Milan is fine... Maybe that is the reason for MXP, because as far as I am aware the air ...

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by terrificturk
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air to launch TPE-MXP on 77W
Replies: 15
Views: 3950

Re: EVA Air to launch TPE-MXP on 77W

You cannot go wrong much in the Alpine Region... be that Zurich, Munich, Milan... al good and affluent destinations that combine business with leisure.
The strongest out of these three is perhaps Munich, but ok Milan is fine...

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by terrificturk
Tue May 14, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 146
Views: 29123

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

SRQKEF wrote:
:rotfl:

Bad couple of years? Sure. Similar shape to WOW, zero cash? Good one!



Don't fall over your arrogance, before your ignorance hits you in your face.

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by terrificturk
Wed May 08, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 146
Views: 29123

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

Pretty heavy statement considering they have zero cash for any such scenarios. They are not in much better shape than 'WOW' Air and if anything, they may get their hands on some of their aircraft on wet-lease to try them out.

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by terrificturk
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 315
Views: 58460

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored!?

The 767-400 was developed mostly as a domestic airplane for a couple of customers. It was a DC-10/L-1011 replacement. IIRC, DL required that it be capable of operating into LGA. It was a bit sub-optimized. The biggest problem the 767-400 had is that it was sold during the darkest years of the Phil ...

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by terrificturk
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 37454

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

That was my thought for a moment as well. But why would LH of all companies do that? You do understand the history of Boeing and Lufthansa? It dates from the beginning of both companies, before WW1 and WW2... Extremely interesting seeing that The Boeing Company was founded on July 15, 1916 and Lufh...

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by terrificturk
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa’s upcoming route change in Osaka
Replies: 9
Views: 3307

Re: Lufthansa’s upcoming route change in Osaka

LH is not happy with Fraport, operator of FRA, hence they are nowadays focussing more on MUC. They based some A380s there and the new A350s. The A350s were always meant to go to MUC in their majority, as they were bought for replacing A340s, as well as starting new routes not shifted from FRA. In a...

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by terrificturk
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA
Replies: 79
Views: 17923

Re: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA

Makes a lot of sense, since EY is already partnering with LH in Europe... looks like a Star Alliance membership is the logical next step. Since Star also has Thai and SIA in its ranks, I dont think that TK and EY would be much of a problem.

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by terrificturk
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 23704

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

KLM could very well use A321LR for Middle East, Africa and maybe even some TATL's (if Delta doesn't get them). However KLM infrastructure is totally 737 orientated, they are making money on 737 components & engines. About Elbers, he's blue blood, he's home grown. Most employees feel in the end ...

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by terrificturk
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 23704

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

Hop! and its predecessors used to have a fleet of pretty much every small jet and prop, CR1,CR2,CR7,CRJ,F-100,E90,E95,ATR, then AF has all the Airbus narrowbodies, is it likely that all of these can be replaced by just A2 and A321 ? IIRC, the predecessors also had Do328-100s, early ATR models and F...

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by terrificturk
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of Regional Jets in Indonesia
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Re: Potential of Regional Jets in Indonesia

a lot of investments will be in limbo until after the presidential election I suppose... if the encumbent wins, we will surely see further improvments to this whole area: including air safety, new aeropalnes and more.

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by terrificturk
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 560
Views: 91759

Re: Report: New BER airport unliky to open before 2021

At this rate I might be retired before it opens! What started off as a running joke is now a Grade A embarrassment! An embarrassment is an understatement. Remember when people were talking about "Deutsche Wertarbeit" (German craftsmanship) being one of the things Germany is most famous fo...

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by terrificturk
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 143
Views: 24360

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

The A310 - the first MoM aircraft in history.

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by terrificturk
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European aviation in a over supply situation?
Replies: 34
Views: 6476

Re: European aviation crisis

So many factors Oil spike Strong dollar (oil traded in US$ so in € or £ its getfing expensive) Weather extremes this year with sustained winter disruptions at the start of 2018 and a very hot summer 2018with a lot of stay at home holidays Building economic uncertainty starting to bite in some marke...

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by terrificturk
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: decision, which planes will be replaced by B777-9 in summer 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 9082

Re: Lufthansa: decision, which planes will be replaced by B777-9 in summer 2019

Generally, airlines must submit their aircraft configuration to Boeing 18 months before delivery. So they have around half a year to wrap it up, shouldn't be a problem of course but it's not all the time of the world. Sure, LH is doing the right thing adjusting to travel needs. But I can't really s...

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by terrificturk
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: decision, which planes will be replaced by B777-9 in summer 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 9082

Re: Lufthansa: decision, which planes will be replaced by B777-9 in summer 2019

When compared to BA and AF/KL, I think it is fair to say that LH plays it rather intelligently.... Why? Because 2 years before delivery they still don't know whether to equip a new aircraft with first class or not? No, because they are in a position to adjust to ever-changing market demands. Swappi...

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by terrificturk
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: decision, which planes will be replaced by B777-9 in summer 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 9082

Re: Lufthansa: decision, which planes will be replaced by B777-9 in summer 2019

When compared to BA and AF/KL, I think it is fair to say that LH plays it rather intelligently....

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by terrificturk
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-900 is certified by EASA
Replies: 42
Views: 9527

Re: A330-900 is certified by EASA

VS11 wrote:
par13del wrote:
-25% fuel burn in comparison to ??????


The A333. See the range box above.

Which airline is getting it first?



TAP Air Portugal.

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by terrificturk
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA launch LCY-MUC from Feb 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2270

Re: BA launch LCY-MUC from Feb 2019

Bongodog1964 wrote:
Reading another thread, why are they bothering ? According to the doom mongers, this route will cease, as will all other flying to the UK on March 31st !!!


erm, that would be 29th March already, since the 24 months gestation period are over on 28th March at midnight...

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by terrificturk
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"
Replies: 40
Views: 11022

Re: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"

The airline is a microcosm of the country. And that puts the entire discussion in one sentence.... most airlines, infact, are such a microcosmos of the nation they represent. The country always forgot that the catch-up game with their tiny island brothers is flawed from the start, as one is a city ...

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by terrificturk
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 18220

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

With an unemployment rate of 6.8, the above is highly exaggerated. Germany has an unemployment of approx 5,2-5,3 % at the moment... it is a booming time... The prime states such as Bavaria (2,9%) and Baden-Würrtemberg (3,3%) are doing exceptionally well here.... 6,8% is near bottom of that list at ...

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by terrificturk
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 18220

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

With an unemployment rate of 6.8, the above is highly exaggerated. Germany has an unemployment of approx 5,2-5,3 % at the moment... it is a booming time... The prime states such as Bavaria (2,9%) and Baden-Würrtemberg (3,3%) are doing exceptionally well here.... 6,8% is near bottom of that list at ...

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by terrificturk
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywork goes bust
Replies: 32
Views: 5717

Re: Skywork goes bust

It isn't the first time they bite some dust, right? I remember they had a fleet of Dash 8 Q400, Dornier 328... and a colorful blue/green livery. These were all gone, and they got some Saab 2000s. They didn't 'go bust' then, but merely returned the Q400s as they were initially too large. They did ea...

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by terrificturk
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 18220

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

It’s interesting how many people tend to forget the economic “might” of the north western region. Specifically Düsseldorf and the Rhine Ruhr region, it’s an absolute economic powerhouse. Yet DUS doesn’t really have a whole lot of TATL service that it could easily support. I will agree with you on t...

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by terrificturk
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 18220

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

Other companies are pushing their way to the worldstage, too. And beside the start-ups, more and more legacy companies are moving their German or European headquarters to Berlin to get close to the government of Europe’s wealthiest nation. Nike, eBay, Amazon and Pfizer are four of them. German insu...

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by terrificturk
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 18220

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

Remember too that from 1945 to 1991 Berlin wasn't the capital of the Federal Republic - until 1949 there wasn't one, and for the rest of the time it was Bonn. Meanwhile Frankfurt became and has remained Germany's de-facto economic "capital", while the unique limitations on air service int...

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by terrificturk
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing
Replies: 48
Views: 10429

Re: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing

Ok it might fly fast but its still a 25 year old design. Your nonsensical excuses do not become any better. The designs of the Dash8 and ATR are both from the early 80s, so the Do328 is a decade younger in design. MRO people can also tell you that the built quality of the Do328 - esp. the corrosion...

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by terrificturk
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 103844

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

I believe enthusiast day is on Saturday and Sunday. For aviation people Friday is relaxing day, and meeting other exhibitors, drinking bubbly, and relaxing.... watchng fly-bys and so on... weekend is public day, i.e. oppossums day or 'hunter-and-gatherer' day..... thats when you get rid of old pens...

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by terrificturk
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 11115

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

With the exception of Lufthansa's score, they all actually look reasonable. Why LH is suddenly a 5-star, #7 airline is beyond me... People always forget that a large portion of the marking also comes from ground service, i.e. airport terminals. LH is certainly providing an outstanding and rather se...

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by terrificturk
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 11115

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

I had an interesting experience with this survey in the past. I was flying Singapore Airlines on two legs from Australian to Europe. On the first leg the level of service was outstanding. There were loads of staff on the flight, the catering was excellent and they were regularly offering extras. It...

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by terrificturk
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 162
Views: 39698

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

Brussels Airlines has much bigger problems than their SSJ ops., I guess they will also get the axe soon. The main problem for the SSJ right now I guess is due to 2 things mainly: the first of them is getting someone to fix even the smallest issue outside of their mx bases, the second one is their c...

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by terrificturk
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 7018

Re: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017

How much of these losses are attributable to the nonsensical approach to save idiocies such as AZ, AB and such like ? Not the stuff you are looking for but this is enough to make you fall off your chair...... "Air Berlin, which Etihad has a 29 percent stake, posted a record loss of €781.9 mill...

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by terrificturk
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 7018

Re: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017

How much of these losses are attributable to the nonsensical approach to save idiocies such as AZ, AB and such like ?

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by terrificturk
Mon May 28, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 33472

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United? Any ideas?

It was one of Lufthansa's new designs that got rejected... not sure why it pops up on certain websites... propably some kind of gossip monger. :roll:

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by terrificturk
Thu May 17, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH
Replies: 23
Views: 5258

Re: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH

So why cant France force other EU members to match their cost / benefits, this principle works well with countries outside and within the EU so.....whats the problem? By ensuring that all member nations pay the same France would be ensuring that the playing field is level, no race to the bottom and...

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by terrificturk
Wed May 09, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 24286

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

I see Europe calling Trump’s bluff. He won't care. He wants the U.S. to be isolationist, /quote] Engaging the North Koreans to end the Korean war is isolationist? Threatening the Iranian deal is isolationist? Ending ISIS in Iraq (and likely Syria) is isolationist? What about US intervention in Syri...

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by terrificturk
Tue May 08, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway
Replies: 56
Views: 7007

Re: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway

Airports like HKG, SIN, DXB etc etc are able to have 24 hour operations because the countries they are located in have no democracy and as such any opposition is silenced or ignored. Airports (in Western democracies at least) have a responsibility to their surrounding communities, which includes li...

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by terrificturk
Mon May 07, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 62765

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

http://www.modernairliners.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/A320-manufacturing_graphic.jpg IIRC the tailcone is entirely made in Oberpfaffenhofen incl. the pressure bulkhead. The flaps were also made there until they were handed to Bremen for higher frequency, but I have heard they will return to OBF...

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