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by jupiter2
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Turkish Airlines could start flying to Australia in 2019 with B787-9
Replies: 60
Views: 8279

Re: Turkish Airlines to Australia in 2019 with B787-9

Here we go. For a 515kts cruise speed: IST-MEL 7,893nm 15:20 IST-SYD 8,076nm 15:41 IST-BNE 7,973nm 15:29 IST-PER 6,499nm 12:37 http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=ist-mel,+ist-syd,+ist-bne,+ist-per&MS=wls&MR=900&MX=720x360&PM=* East bound isn't a problem, it's the west bound flights that wil...

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by jupiter2
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26610

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

EK operate 5th freedom from Australia to SIN/BNE/CHC. They don't have 5th freedom from AU to US. No one does at the moment due to the bilateral. SQ tried to get them from SYD to US and were blocked.[/quote] All BNE services now terminate in BNE. However, DXB-SIN-SYD-CHC still operates. I believe BA...

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by jupiter2
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26610

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

All I can say that I and colleagues on longer flights avoid ten abreast 777s of e.g UA, AF, KL. And chose SQ, BA, KA and DL 777 because they did not downgrade. On longer flights the A380 has preferable wide seats, quiet cabins, stable flights. This is not an intention or question, me and many other...

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by jupiter2
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 459
Views: 36313

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Ellofiend wrote:
Does anyone know for how long Air Calin has the Caraibes 333 leased for?


They have it till the 26th September and it's a 332.

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by jupiter2
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52 finds canoe in Pacific in search and rescue mission
Replies: 18
Views: 3047

Re: B-52 finds canoe in Pacific in search and rescue mission

trpmb6 wrote:
Water tower on a clear day for instance. Easy to spot against a clear blue sky.


You're making this sound a lot easier than what it would've been. A 6 person Ploynesian canoe would've been a dot from that height, even on a clear day.

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by jupiter2
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct AC/DC song
Replies: 21
Views: 511

Re: The correct AC/DC song

Let There Be Rock

Angus blew up his amp while recording it.

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by jupiter2
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Oops! Russian tech accidentally drilled hole in Soyuz capsule!
Replies: 16
Views: 1643

Re: Oops! Russian tech accidentally drilled hole in Soyuz capsule!

There doesn't have to always be malicious intent for absolutely everything that goes wrong. Obviously not and you are putting words in my mouth here. What I wrote was that _THIS_ case has the looks of an "intentional mishap". The thing is that you constantly throw up conspiracy, or sabota...

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by jupiter2
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Oops! Russian tech accidentally drilled hole in Soyuz capsule!
Replies: 16
Views: 1643

Re: Oops! Russian tech accidentally drilled hole in Soyuz capsule!

Good to see Mr Conspiracy Theory is around. OK. explain how you can "accidentally" drill that hole keeping in mind the appearance of a "walk by holing" : the scratch marks, not deburred, ... You know, sometimes shit just happens. You do something and realise of crap, I wasn't su...

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by jupiter2
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 459
Views: 36313

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

downdata wrote:
Did QF cancel KIX for the next few days now that its underwater?


They've got the 330 in the shed now getting its floats fitted. Should be quite the sight :hyper:

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by jupiter2
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:04 am
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

No first class to Australia.

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by jupiter2
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 459
Views: 36313

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

The BNE issue is although the operating costs are roughly the same as SYD/MEL, BNE has a significantly lower population, the population is less wealthy and lower paid than SYD/MEL, and there is limited corporate traffic. This means although demand may be high down the back, the premium cabins do no...

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by jupiter2
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 459
Views: 36313

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Some of the Pacific Island flights are subsidised by freight moreso than passengers (e.g POM). Would Apia be one of those, or govt subsidised for Tourism purposes. It's definitely possible that freight sustains the APW flights, but APW and POM are very different - PNG's population is well into the ...

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by jupiter2
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 173
Views: 15267

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

Interesting would be to see if they are able to give it real long range / loiter. In today's environment, when does loiter comes in to play? Would other assets (like UAV) better suit for those types of missions? bt Loitering for patrolling large dynamic areas for piracy Indian ocean, UN missions, N...

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by jupiter2
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55555

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Rumour saying Air Calaibes A330 will have a visit to Melbourne on 22SEP, operating for Aircalin. Is there anyone who can confirm that? Thanks. Michael Yes, it was mentioned on Routes Online to cover for maintenance of one of their own aircraft. They have it for nearly 3 weeks starting the 6th Septe...

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by jupiter2
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Government in Meltdown
Replies: 21
Views: 868

Re: Australian Government in Meltdown

It's embarrassing enough living here, do you HAVE to tell the rest of the world !

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by jupiter2
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alternate Endings to Movies
Replies: 26
Views: 637

Re: Alternate Endings to Movies

Trump isn't actually president, as the election was actually a bad movie.

Crocodile Dundee didn't actually have the bigger knife.

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by jupiter2
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cold war turning hot: What would happen to bombers?
Replies: 55
Views: 3381

Re: Cold war turning hot: What would happen to bombers?

If we're talking cold war era, then I'd take my B2 - top off the tanks with one of the remaining tankers, and head over to Hawaii for some indefinite R&R. :champagne: Yes, because between Pearl Harbor and Hickam AFB, Hawaii wouldn't have been on the target list for a fist full of nukes... I gue...

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by jupiter2
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Iran Unveils New Fighter
Replies: 33
Views: 2581

Re: Iran Unveils New Fighter

What happened to that supposed stealth fighter they unveil a while back ? Anyway, it would appear the Northrop patent must've run out.

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by jupiter2
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 62
Views: 5994

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018

Can anyone shed some light on the connection between PNG and the Philippines? There are 7 flights a week between POM and MNL, a higher frequency than any other international destination ex-POM except for BNE. PR is also the only non-Australian international carrier to operate into POM. Is there som...

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by jupiter2
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55555

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Air Niugini ending flights to TSV from 1 OCT 18. SYD being reduced to 2x weekly from 3x weekly. This is due to IASC knocking back PX/QF codeshare. BNE and CNS not affected. http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/08/air-niugini-ending-flights-to-townsville/ Here is something that only a competition l...

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by jupiter2
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 16841

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

Looking at the above photos, I'd say that the gear was ripped off in the soft ground and they're have hoisted out of the grass with that piece of machinery. Port engine dug in, ripped off and the aircraft pivoted around where the engine dug in. Looks like the soft ground, while a cause of much of th...

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by jupiter2
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55555

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Last night I flew SYD-PER on QF583. We stayed pretty low due to headwinds, FL260 all the way across. Upon landing we were stuck on the plane for about 30 minutes as they could not get the jetbridge to connect. Eventually they got stairs and we used that. Was different exiting an A333 from stairs sn...

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by jupiter2
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW service on the Osaka-Sydney route
Replies: 19
Views: 3977

Re: NW service on the Osaka-Sydney route

https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/2/65538_1229384330.jpg Are you sure you don't mean a 747-200 and not a 100? NW was retiring most of their 100s in '93. They were converting a few to two class service for the beach traffic as I said. All the other long haul flights were still 3 class. This is a pictur...

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by jupiter2
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography at PER & SYD
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: Photography at PER & SYD

johnr wrote:
Don’t drink the water when you get to Sydney Karl....you’ve been warned.


Do tell why ? What have I been doing wrong all my life ?

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by jupiter2
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55555

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Are there any links to say that QF would not be at SWZ from opening day ? I'm sure I've heard Joyce say that they will have a presence there from the start. QF could easily fill domestic flights to all capital cities and with a lot of corporate offices moving out west around the large business parks...

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by jupiter2
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW service on the Osaka-Sydney route
Replies: 19
Views: 3977

Re: NW service on the Osaka-Sydney route

OSA-SYD was definitely a 741 most of the time- my office overlooked the airport and that aircraft usually sat on the ground for 2 days before returning to OSA- I hate to think what the parking charges were. . https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/2/65538_1229384330.jpg Are you sure you don't mean a 747-20...

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by jupiter2
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55555

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

I remember arriving at the old BNE international terminal on a BA 747 and the captain announcing, 'after we land we'll have the longest taxi in the world to the gate'. I also remember my reaction when I saw the terminal, akin to 'what the hell is this- a cargo shed?' Turns out it was lol Actually, ...

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by jupiter2
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets
Replies: 34
Views: 2341

Re: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets

Nothing can ever replicate the A-4. They had little choice in this. An air show with the f-35 would be quite dull. T6 or some super Tucano would be cool tho. The RAAF Roulettes use PC9s and as far as I'm concerned have become the Borettes. That roar, oh wait, that drone as they scurry past is just ...

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by jupiter2
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 3594

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

Do you evaluate bus, truck, van, car drivers ? Do you evaluate, boat, ferry, ship captains ? Do you evaluate train drivers ? Do you evaluate the worker at a food processing plant, just to make sure they don't drop some poison into the food mixture ? It is unrealistic to suggest so. What is needed is...

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by jupiter2
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 85
Views: 12492

Re: B-747SP

The SP worked best on TPAC routes. So I wouldn't say it was obsolete once it rolled out of Everett since it took Boeing almost 15 years later before a wide body airframe could make a SFO-HKG flight nonstop. I remember Pan Am using one of their SP's on the SFO-HKG route for many years. Do recall Pan...

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by jupiter2
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline
Replies: 51
Views: 7878

Re: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline

Sissy Trudeau will cave no doubt. You mean like every other Western country who gets oil from Saudi Arabia. The set who smiles and shakes their hands, while sweeping any glaring criticisms under the mat. What is needed is every Western/European nation to back Canada up with this. Let them cut off t...

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by jupiter2
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Canadian city
Replies: 69
Views: 1993

Re: The correct Canadian city

anrec80 wrote:
jupiter2 wrote:
anrec80 wrote:

Not necessarily true. On the Pacific Coast (Vancouver, Victoria BC) it generally doesn’t get below freezing.


Pfft, still too bloody cold :cold:


Well if THAT’s too cold for you, then I don’t think there is a correct Canadian city for you. :D


That's what I said in the first place !

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by jupiter2
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct dog breed
Replies: 62
Views: 1464

Re: The correct dog breed

German Shepherd and Rottweilers, love them, even though they can be big dufus'.

Good forbid anyone mention a Mexican Rat Dog :banghead:

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by jupiter2
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air is getting 5 ATR72 before sanctions
Replies: 21
Views: 6719

Re: Iran Air is getting 5 ATR72 before sanctions

32andBelow wrote:
How are they going to maintain them?


Fork out enough cash and you will always find someone to bend the rules.

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by jupiter2
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55555

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

3. An island carrier, if offering a tag in the opposite direction (FJ on SYD-NLK-NAN)? - though, that'd be cabotage? [/quote Now this would be a sensible idea from a policy perspective. Possibly would also allow the subsidy to be reduced/removed. I know it's just a thought you're making, but if FJ ...

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by jupiter2
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Canadian city
Replies: 69
Views: 1993

Re: The correct Canadian city

anrec80 wrote:
jupiter2 wrote:
While I like Canada, there really is no correct Canadian city, as they're all too bloody cold in winter :cold:


Not necessarily true. On the Pacific Coast (Vancouver, Victoria BC) it generally doesn’t get below freezing.


Pfft, still too bloody cold :cold:

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by jupiter2
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?
Replies: 31
Views: 6435

Re: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?

A Boeing product would have flown out of the stall AF447 was in and probably QZ8501. Uh... where do we start?! Greendot already gave you an in-depth and correct answer. I'd add that there are plenty of accident on different types of aircraft and cockpit arrangements. Don't believe the any manufactu...

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by jupiter2
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct cover version
Replies: 58
Views: 1318

Re: The correct cover version

Another one. Disturbed--Sound of Silence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4 Good build up with some serious emotion. Definitely a top notch cover. Two of my other favorites: Careless Whisper - Seether (Original George Michael) Turn The Page - Metallica (Original Bob Seger - IMO the origina...

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by jupiter2
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Canadian city
Replies: 69
Views: 1993

Re: The correct Canadian city

While I like Canada, there really is no correct Canadian city, as they're all too bloody cold in winter :cold: How can you say that? There are palm trees in Vancouver! Plus Windsor is farther south than some of the United States. Easy, I'm from Sydney (Australia, not the Canadian version). It's the...

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by jupiter2
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Canadian city
Replies: 69
Views: 1993

Re: The correct Canadian city

While I like Canada, there really is no correct Canadian city, as they're all too bloody cold in winter :cold:

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by jupiter2
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 62
Views: 5994

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Air Vanuatu ATR incident on the weekend. Reading local news reports, it sounded pretty hairy onboard for a while.

There is a report on The Aviation Herald with a photo showing the damage to a couple of Islanders that "got in the way".

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by jupiter2
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?
Replies: 48
Views: 6753

Re: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?

So I see still 3 candidates: The E2-195. A220, A320. Flyglobal A 4th is the 737. I don't think that Spirit would go with either Embraer or the 737. Considering that their fleet only consists of the A320 family, I think that would be their go-to aircraft of choice just to keep maintenance/training c...

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by jupiter2
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on
Replies: 73
Views: 3910

Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Every time I step on a 747.

Extra special were a Namibia Commercial Aviation DC-6 from VFA to WDH operating for Air Namibia and an Era Aviation CV-580 from ANC to VDZ.

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by jupiter2
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qingdao New Airport (construction updates + features)
Replies: 12
Views: 1870

Re: Qingdao New Airport (construction updates + features)

Meanwhile in Berlin :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: https://www.welt.de/img/politik/deutschland/mobile158363904/8891623697-ci23x11-w1136/Hauptstadtflughafen-BER.jpg Source: https://www.welt.de/politik/deutschland/article158363655/Rot-rot-gruenes-Konfliktpotenzial-beim-BER-ist-riesig.html I can just hear the c...

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by jupiter2
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways mulls widebody fleet renewal options
Replies: 44
Views: 12207

Re: Fiji Airways mulls widebody fleet renewal options

[quote="NZ321"]QF bought 3 GE 744s from Asiana. Then they switched to GE on their 747-400ER order and these GE birds will be the last to leave the QF fleet.

Actually only VH-OEB was an ex Asiana aircraft, the other two VH-OEC and VH-OED, were ex Malaysia Airlines.

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by jupiter2
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 12117

Re: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019

PEK will stay open for Star Alliance, but will other non-alliance airlines stay? I am talking about airlines like Emirates, Etihad Airways, El Al, Air Mauritius, etc. With all of SkyTeam gone from PEK, there will be quite a lot of free slots for other airlines to use. How is Terminal 3 coping with ...

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