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by diverted
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often does an engine come off?
Replies: 19
Views: 3356

Re: How often does an engine come off?

Here's some interesting info from CFM regarding CFM56's 3C engine holds the all-time world record for initial time on wing. In September 2003, the engine was removed after reaching 40,728 hours and 17,504 cycles without a single shop visit, surpassing the previous record of 40,531 hours set in 2000....

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Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best coupe under 65k
Replies: 49
Views: 2190

Re: Best coupe under 65k

So far the only correct answers are the F type and GT350. :lol: The RS5 is a bit over 65K, but deals can likely be found. Wayyyy nicer interior than your Vette, or, honestly, any American car. And the Audi virtual cockpit is amazing https://i.pinimg.com/originals/bd/83/97/bd839744e893d5728a0e3a62d0f...

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Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air/ Canadian North Merger Approved
Replies: 11
Views: 2271

First Air/ Canadian North Merger Approved

https://orders-in-council.canada.ca/att ... 32&lang=en

Will retain the Canadian North name, though it appears to be an acquisition by Bradley air (First Air)
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On mobile, just dropping the link, but looks like the 7F/5T merger is approved

https://orders-in-council.canada.ca/att ... 32&lang=en

Will retain the Canadian North name, though it appears to be an acquisition by Bradley air (First Air)

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Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 1837

Re: Raptors win their First championship

...against a severely depleted Warriors team. If Durant and Thompson play the whole series, GS would have won in no more than 5 games. Despite the historical nature of the win, I think history will attach a huge asterisk on their title. ILL No problem, as long as we also attach and asterisk next to...

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Tue May 21, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 7798

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

A320-100 was only operated by BA and Air Inter, later AF
Indian Airlines, later AI operated A320-200's with double-bogie mains.

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Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service
Replies: 43
Views: 3906

Re: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service

Jazz Air has some Dash 8s that are over 30, so does Air Creebec and probably others... First Air, Air North, Nolinor and Air Inuit all have 30+ year old 737-200s Some of Air Transat's A310s are over 30 We Canadian's keep our planes longer than most apparently! First Air got rid of their 737-200's a...

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Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Manufacturing-related accident or incident
Replies: 26
Views: 2742

Re: Manufacturing-related accident or incident

ASA 529 The probable cause of the accident was determined to be the failure of the propeller due to undiscovered metal fatigue in one blade resulting from corrosion from chlorine.[1]:v There had been two previous failures of the same type of propeller, but those aircraft had been able to land safely...

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Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Porter lounge @ YOW closed
Replies: 4
Views: 1724

Re: Porter lounge @ YOW closed

It would appear that the Porter lounge at Ottawa airport has closed as of today, after almost ten years in operation. Not really a surprise - the rent on the space must have been substantial, and you have to wonder whether the cost of running the facility was justified in fare premiums over other o...

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Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-748 tail display
Replies: 21
Views: 5544

Re: B-748 tail display

I'd imagine they just repainted the tail they had there, which incidentally was off an old BA 741. Hard to wrap your head around how big it is until you're standing next to it.

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Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-130 as a commercial freighter
Replies: 53
Views: 10060

Re: C-130 as a commercial freighter :-(

There are 70 year-old freighters flying in Alaska. Surely those will need to be replaced at some point. Perhaps, but that doesn't mean that it will be with Hercs. After the sale of 7F's two hercs, a lot of that flying in Canada's arctic has been moved to various other available options - the Buffal...

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Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5Y-SAZ oldest jet airliner still used for PAX service?
Replies: 28
Views: 10363

Re: 5Y-SAZ oldest jet airliner still used for PAX service?

Not exactly as OP is asking, but 5T has 2 732's still in sked pax service (C-GOPW & GDPA) roughly 38 years of age. Not the oldest I'm sure, but up there GDPA was delivered in 1980 (Fun fact, it's had that reg it's entire life) but there's even older 732's in Canada still. Nolinor's C-GNLK was o...

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Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT Spotters - 2 732's inbound
Replies: 0
Views: 1218

SAT Spotters - 2 732's inbound

Don't know if anyone's interested, but there's 2 gravel kitted 737-200's inbound YPQ-SAT this morning. C-GNLE and C-GNLA. First one should arrive around 1830Z//1930CT. Second one should be 10-15 minutes behind. Not too often you see a 732 these days, let alone gravel kitted combis.

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Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is located at front of the Bombardier Q400 cabin between the washroom and exit
Replies: 12
Views: 4133

Re: What is located at front of the Bombardier Q400 cabin between the washroom and exit

Forward hold as stated above is directly behind the lav. Not 100% sure how Encore's Q's are configured, but aft of the fwd hold you have a few options. Some airlines have a forward closet/additional storage, others have a forward lav, like Airbaltic's below. I can't seem to find any photos online of...

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Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has the Boeing 747 LCF ever been used to transport normal (outsized) cargo?
Replies: 5
Views: 1066

Re: Has the Boeing 747 LCF ever been used to transport normal (outsized) cargo?

IIRC, the LCF's certification with the FAA only allows for the transport of 787 components on behalf of Boeing. A member with more knowledge may be able to provide additional insight on that, but that's my understanding. From the TCDS These airplanes are not approved for commercial freight hauling ...

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Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blackbird SR-71
Replies: 16
Views: 2834

Re: Blackbird SR-71

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird you mean ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2ZBVw4nTGs https://bit.ly/2MxZdYn I don't think he was correcting him on his phrasing of Blackbird SR-71, moreso using Lockheed Martin. Martin had nothing to do with the SR, as they only merged in 1995 ;)

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Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare types 2019-2022
Replies: 24
Views: 2756

Re: Rare types 2019-2022

The BAe-146/RI few left in passenger configuration in Europe. Only two operators in Canada none in the US except for fire fighting version. Wish the two operators in Canada flew scheduled flights and not just charters so one last chance at flying the 146 can be had. First Air(7F) has a flight opera...

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Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Boeing still offering new Boeing 767s and why? Who is buying them?
Replies: 57
Views: 13764

Re: Why is Boeing still offering new Boeing 767s and why? Who is buying them?

The 767 was designed from the start as a twin engined wide bodied jet that used the same engines as the 4 engined 747. It cut down the development costs. It also made it possible to operate fleets of 767's and 747's with one pool of common spare engines. The 767-300ER benefitted from the improvemen...

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Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: are 737-200 still safe to travel in
Replies: 35
Views: 7093

Re: are 737-200 still safe to travel in

I'm pretty sure there was a thread here recently about Nolinor spending a fortune updating a 737-200 to a glass cockpit. Clearly they are very happy to spend over and above what is needed to maintain their aircraft to superb condition. Yep, they're in the middle of upgrading their fleet. Quite the ...

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Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Army buys a 777 to blow it up
Replies: 45
Views: 9873

Re: US Army buys a 777 to blow it up

A few years ago the NRC in Canada did something similar with a 727. Some reading about it here https://www.fireengineering.com/articles/print/volume-163/issue-11/features/lessons-learned-from-boeing-727-cargo-fire.html https://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/achievements/highlights/2009/kaboom_iar.html http:...

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Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions
Replies: 29
Views: 4479

Re: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions

Well, First Air flies 13 ATR 42's in Canadian arctic areas and I don't recall any news of these aircraft falling out of the skies due to icing*. OTOH I remember some AC flight cancellations on YYC - YZF route because of temperatures at YZF being lower than the minimum ground temperature allowed for...

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Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AOG Parts Shipping
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: AOG Parts Shipping

All depends. Can be free (shipping on your own carrier) or super expensive (Having someone courier the part, in hand or checked, from overseas on a commercial flight) Very minor small electrical components/o-rings/bolts etc. get extremely expensive when they're coming from overseas and you need them...

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Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor to put a 41 years old 737-200 in service in 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 15341

Re: Nolinor to put a 41 years old 737-200 in service in 2018

Are any of those Russian aircraft certified for use in the western world? Do they have FAA, Transport Canada or EASA certification? Nothing wrong with a older aircraft as long as it's maintained to the applicable standards & has life left in it. For those saying it's too old Norllinor is operat...

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Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets
Replies: 85
Views: 12562

Re: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets

Anyone know how many have been converted to freighters (if at all). Interested in this as these aircraft could be great for an idea I have.... Everts operates two frames, and UsaJet has one. Not sure how many others there are, if any http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/2/4/5/2626542.jpg?v...

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Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?
Replies: 47
Views: 6657

Re: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?

They aren’t though. Porter is flying megs that would be much more efficient and faster on e175 And Porter is also based at YTZ where the biggest plane they can fly is a Q400. There's a ban on jets with the exception of medevacs. Further to that, Westjet bought them for multiple reasons as well, bec...

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Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward
Replies: 43
Views: 6990

Re: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward

Factory & converted 777F's seem to killing it tbh in terms of big freighters. Not as good as the 747 at oversized cargo, with no front door loading, but aside from that they seem to be the pick... Converted 777Fs? Where? Show your work. viewtopic.php?t=1377987 No further info other than Bedek i...

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Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?
Replies: 47
Views: 6657

Re: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?

Qs are built in Canada, it’s no surprise their countryman buy them. Because they were the best plane for the job? They aren’t though. Porter is flying megs that would be much more efficient and faster on e175 And Porter is also based at YTZ where the biggest plane they can fly is a Q400. There's a ...

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Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward
Replies: 43
Views: 6990

Re: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward

Asiana has converted one to a BDSF in the last 12 months HL7421. My bad, didn't know that ! This is why I come onto a.net, to learn. I would have sworn there were no recent 744 P2F conversions! Good news. Lightsaber For what it's worth, HL7421 was built as a combi, so the conversion would be much l...

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Sat May 26, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?
Replies: 97
Views: 12647

Re: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?

Canada will be a unique example, especially Nolinor, which uses that aircraft into the tundra, and they still fly 65-year old Convairs (are they pressurized?). The Dash 8 combi is available (although I don't believe any Canadian operator flies it) as a replacement for the 737-200 when they finally ...

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Thu May 17, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 94
Views: 15175

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

Very interesting, how long did it take to do these cabin configuration changes ? I imagine the airline had to have seat pallets prepositioned throughout this unique network? It actually took no longer than loading/unloading cargo, as everything was on a pallet. In my example it was done in YYT, whe...

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Sun May 13, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 94
Views: 15175

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

Seems like C-130 is the logical answer. Might need some work in terms of passenger seats, but it would clearly handle the cargo. 7F actually had two for a period of time and divested themselves of them again a couple of years ago. I believe L2 picked one of them up and does the occasional run that ...

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Sun May 13, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 94
Views: 15175

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

Wow so cool! By far my favorite and the sexiest 737 in my opinion. Does anyone know the stats on how many 732’s are still active today for pax ops? Canadian North, Air Inuit, Nolinor, Air North, I assume a few other northern Canada airlines. You will also find a few down in Mexico, the Bahamas and ...

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Sat May 12, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 94
Views: 15175

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

They just purchased a very low hour -200 from Angola, as well as pretty much every -200 specific part they could get their hands on. I wouldn't be surprised at all if they're the last -200 operator in the world, as they require the gravel capability. Articles are behind a paywall unfortunately

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Sat May 12, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where all this got started
Replies: 22
Views: 1003

Re: Where all this got started

The real issue here is the religion. Which one is it that we always see mucking up the world? Backwards society, covering up women, rampant incest, cutting people's heads off in the street, absolutely no fun of any kind. Too bad if you're gay. Forget about being trans. The world would be a better p...

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Fri May 11, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's
Replies: 31
Views: 5622

Re: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's

What happens to the Q400s that are retired from Horizon? Are cycles so high that they are scrapped or will they have a second life with another carrier somewhere? 2 ex-Chang An Airlines Q400s that went to Horizon in 2006 were subsequently scrapped about 5 years ago in Toronto. The recent retirement...

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Fri May 11, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 189
Views: 5187

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

This is a true testament to Trumps power and influence as a world leader. Obama could not get them freed during his time in office. Here Trump got it done, and is bringing peace to the Korean peninsula, again something Obama couldnt get done. Well, it's not like Trump's the first Republican preside...

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Fri May 11, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action
Replies: 53
Views: 6061

Re: WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action

As always, the passengers are the ones who get the punishment during fights between the employees, unions, and corporate. That is why when I hear of passengers yelling/swearing/treating front-line employees badly, I yawn. We pay for a service, we should get it. I yawn every time a self entitled pas...

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Fri May 11, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action
Replies: 53
Views: 6061

Re: WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action

Nobody strikes to hurt the passengers. They strike because they have exhausted all other options. That's how I see this chain of events. The Westjet pilots don't want to strike. They don't want anything outlandish, they just want the opportunity to negotiate. It appears that option has been continu...

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Fri May 11, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action
Replies: 53
Views: 6061

Re: WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action

Nobody strikes to hurt the passengers. They strike because they have exhausted all other options. That's how I see this chain of events. The Westjet pilots don't want to strike. They don't want anything outlandish, they just want the opportunity to negotiate. It appears that option has been continu...

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Thu May 03, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's
Replies: 31
Views: 5622

Re: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's

Looking online (if accurate), 12 Q's are retiring this year and 20 175's are coming in (not necessarily this year). Currently there are 13 E175's, with an eventual total of 33 I suppose. Are the Q400's that will remain the Next Generation as I believe it is called? I've noticed some Q400's having w...

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Thu May 03, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's
Replies: 31
Views: 5622

Re: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's

“Most” Q400s are remaining in the fleet; they’re just moving to an almost equal number of Q400s and E175s in the QX fleet as some Q400s are retired and E175 deliveries accelerate. Looking online (if accurate), 12 Q's are retiring this year and 20 175's are coming in (not necessarily this year). Cur...

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Thu May 03, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-130 Crash Near SAV
Replies: 60
Views: 12514

Re: C-130 Crash Near SAV

Found on Reddit, so take it as you will... Friend of mine watched the whole thing from liftoff. A few hundred feet off the deck, he saw the #1 prop feather and stop rotating. Pitch attitude remained the same until small roll started, then got exponentially worse until it rapidly departed to the left...

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Wed May 02, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea 717 Fire at OVD
Replies: 23
Views: 4153

Re: Volotea 717 Fire at OVD

These people have no freaking idea what they are talking about. Agreed. Especially when some of these incidents are "engine issues." There's tons of things a crew could elect to air return for, something as simple as an MEL that they need mtce for. Many times its prudent to return to base...

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Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATR 72 Apron Safety
Replies: 16
Views: 3449

Re: ATR 72 Apron Safety

The ATR has a strap that connects the left propeller to the fuselage to prevent it spinning in the wind. Maybe this strap wasn't installed, so the propeller was spinning with the wind. They don't normally get used during short turnarounds, and would typically be removed as one of the first things w...

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Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Programs to Combat US Pilot Shortage
Replies: 12
Views: 1791

Re: New Programs to Combat US Pilot Shortage

There are plenty of jobs in between new commercial rated pilot and flying a jet airliner. Unfortunately many potential pilots think these jobs are below them. Too bad, as they make you into a much better aviator. Some of it may be that. But some it is also that they aren't good at one part of it bu...

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Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s
Replies: 113
Views: 31040

Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

aerotransport.org is reporting in this weeks newsletter that Hi-Fly will take 3 ex SQ A380: MSN #3, #5 and #6 #006 is now confirmed, information is now avialable at HiFly's website. http://www.hifly.aero/en/a380/9h-mip.html Registration 9H-MIP. MIP= Mirpuri, you guess is as good as mine....... Can'...

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Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name
Replies: 98
Views: 19354

Re: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name

Interesting follow up submittal from Swift Air. NOTICE OF DEREGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME On April 5, 2018, Swift Air, LLC ("Swift"), a U.S. certificated air carrier,' requested that the Department deregister the trade names "Eastern" and "Eastern Air Lines" stating it no...

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Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 222
Views: 34829

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

YUL keeps chugging along. 20 million in 2019 looks doable. For the first time in years YOW had a greater than 1.5% period of growth. Sector / YTD 2017 / YTD 2018 / % Change Dom: 829,474 / 856,359 / +3.2% TB: 187,587 / 210,338 / +12.1% Int'l: 168,266 / 166,609 / -1.0% TTL: 1,185,327 / 1,233,306 / +4...

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Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 222
Views: 34829

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

YUL keeps chugging along. 20 million in 2019 looks doable. For the first time in years YOW had a greater than 1.5% period of growth. Sector / YTD 2017 / YTD 2018 / % Change Dom: 829,474 / 856,359 / +3.2% TB: 187,587 / 210,338 / +12.1% Int'l: 168,266 / 166,609 / -1.0% TTL: 1,185,327 / 1,233,306 / +4...

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Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Private Charter Question
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: Private Charter Question

Honestly, I'd be contacting the majors for group pricing on F seats... At 20+ people, you've exceed the capacity of most stuff, Challengers, Citations, Globals, Phenoms, etc. Furthermore, operating a transcon, and then coming back a week later will likely involve a fair bit of ferrying the aircraft ...

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