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by hongkongflyer
Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Development and Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 92
Views: 19373

Re: China certifies C919 jet to compete with Airbus and Boeing

No C919, no 737MAX. Depends on who need who more. For C919, it doesn't aim at earning profit, but for Boeing, you know the consequence of losing the entire Chinese market (and not limited to 737MAX as none of Boeing's products had no replacement product from Airbus). I think this highlights the pol...

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Oct 05, 2022 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Development and Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 92
Views: 19373

Re: China certifies C919 jet to compete with Airbus and Boeing

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/china-certifies-c919-jet-compete-with-airbus-boeing-photos-2022-09-29/ I can see how this plays out, the African and other smaller countries that China has been moving in and investing will be coaxed to order this. India will be next. Of course Rus...

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by hongkongflyer
Tue Oct 04, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Is Emirates still flying to Moscow?
Replies: 24
Views: 3345

Re: Why Is Emirates still flying to Moscow?

The short answer is: Because they can. I want to avoid getting into politics, but the simple fact is that not every country has piled on to the "sanction Russia" bandwagon. The U.S. and other western countries can't tell Emirates or any other airline where they can and cannot fly, except ...

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by hongkongflyer
Mon Oct 03, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Is Emirates still flying to Moscow?
Replies: 24
Views: 3345

Re: Why Is Emirates still flying to Moscow?

tonytifao wrote:
The title says it all. Why is Emirates still flying to DME? Can anyone fly there these days? What other major airlines still flying to Russia?


why they can't flying to Russia?

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar temporarily reopens old Doha airport for World Cup
Replies: 16
Views: 6507

Re: Qatar reopened the old Doha International airport

cskok8 wrote:
Are cruise ships part of the accommodation plan?


yes the completely new MSC Europa, I booked the second cruises on her after the World Cup charter.

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by hongkongflyer
Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual front and rear passenger jetway boarding in CVG
Replies: 80
Views: 13519

Re: Dual front and rear passenger jetway boarding in CVG

There is a big difference from dual loading bridges on widebodies that use L1 & L2 from a common gate headhouse. Airstair and ground loading in the USA is generally persona non grata because of the increased need for security/safety/staffing measures from having to need to have ground crew supe...

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by hongkongflyer
Sat Sep 17, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19520

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

Did Boeing standardize the airplanes with the Max? I know the NG 737s may have had a few custom items in the flight deck per customer number. For instance AA customer number "23" may have had a specific layout in the flight deck different from other customers. I know Boeing was doing away...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Sep 16, 2022 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19520

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

texl1649 wrote:
Wow, that is a dramatic step. I’m not aware of another big western industrial company essentially…walking away from doing business in China. Do they really not want these aircraft at this point?


It is the airlnes in China not wanting (/ allowing) to do business with Boeing, not the other way.

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Sep 16, 2022 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19520

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

I wonder how the cabins look like? Are they equipped with the customised cabins already? So they would have to remove all that (and get the suppliers to supply the new cabin). I guess worth it as opposed to have them sitting around. Depends on how the deal is. Cheaper if you accept those original c...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Sep 16, 2022 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Queen's funeral: Heathrow cancels flights on Monday
Replies: 51
Views: 14438

Re: Queen's funeral: Heathrow cancels flights on Monday

744SPX wrote:
Because someone's flight being on time is more important than a once-in-a-century historic event. Welcome to the world of the self absorbed.


This will be at lease - twice-in-a-century event for us.

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by hongkongflyer
Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Triple-Simultaneous Landings
Replies: 48
Views: 6864

Re: Triple-Simultaneous Landings

I think CDG can theoretically allow it, not sure if it's actually done. The only European airports that can theoretically allow triple simultaneous arrivals are IST and AMS. CDG has parallel landings, but not triple - the runways are too close together on the north and south complexes. I know tripl...

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by hongkongflyer
Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific fleet renewal plans?
Replies: 17
Views: 5701

Re: Cathay Pacific fleet renewal plans?

Will China even let CX continue to exist? Only a matter of time until the CCP nationalizes it. Agree with this and the last three posts - CX is on life support, I question if HKG will be allowed to function as a hub without Beijings political influence/meddling. I’d suggest CX being part owned by S...

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by hongkongflyer
Sun Sep 04, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP1492 collides with motorcycle on landing at CKY
Replies: 25
Views: 7606

Re: TP1492 collides with motorcycle on landing at CKY

Did the bodies injected into the engine?

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by hongkongflyer
Sun Sep 04, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP1492 collides with motorcycle on landing at CKY
Replies: 25
Views: 7606

Re: TP1492 collides with motorcycle on landing at CKY

It’s Africa, among the less developed countries at that. I’ve seen passengers walking across taxiways, animals on the runway there. "Well it's Africa" is always the go to response for you guys when any strange incident occurs, as if things never happen anywhere else in the world. I wonder...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Sep 02, 2022 2:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Harry Potter star fumes at Air Canada for kicking him out of first class
Replies: 15
Views: 2495

Re: Harry Potter star fumes at Air Canada for kicking him out of first class

Refund the difference plus compensation. The only time I've seen anyone moved out of first was a non rev being moved to economy to make way for a revenue customer. Sometimes the calculation is quiet unfair, some airlines use full fare Y ticket price to calculate the difference of your discounted J ...

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Aug 31, 2022 2:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Differently-sized exit doors on narrowbodies vs. widebodies?
Replies: 23
Views: 2619

Re: Differently-sized exit doors on narrowbodies vs. widebodies?

Another interesting point is that the modern rules require exits both in front and behind a passenger seat, and the 747 would not be certified under the current rules due to this as there is no exit forward of doors 1L/R. The A380 gets away with it on the upper deck as they counted the forward/aft ...

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Aug 17, 2022 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?
Replies: 70
Views: 13159

Re: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?

Japan is able to manufacture aircraft, they never ceased after WW2 either (they were just never at the scale as Europe, the US, or USSR/Russia). In addition to being a large supplier recent examples include the Kawasaki C-2 (first flight 2010) and Kawasaki P-1 (2007). The MRJ/SpaceJet also despite ...

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by hongkongflyer
Tue Aug 16, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?
Replies: 70
Views: 13159

Re: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?

That the US, Western European countries and (for a while) Russia are/ were able to manufacture airliners is partially due to their robust defense industries that never ceased after WW2, unlike the Japanese. Japan is able to manufacture aircraft, they never ceased after WW2 either (they were just ne...

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by hongkongflyer
Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A343 Low Level Go Around FRA
Replies: 20
Views: 5307

Re: LH A343 Low Level Go Around FRA

LH779 wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYcxhQYSzRo

Your flight is at 20 minutes 20 seconds :D

edit: There's also a similar go around of a 748 at 2:18:40


The 748 should have been touched down second before it begin the climb again

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Aug 10, 2022 1:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Replacing the 717 for Hawaiian
Replies: 82
Views: 7911

Re: Replacing the 717 for Hawaiian

seat1a wrote:
Maybe HA says enough to inter-island flying - they become long haul carrier, and spin off short haul to a new company that will fly the props at frequency.


Dominating inter-island flying can help HA to tie up long haul traffic to mainland, eg. corporate contract; selling as a single ticket etc.

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by hongkongflyer
Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?
Replies: 70
Views: 13159

Re: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?

But why can’t Japanese do the certification by themselves according to their standards then other regulators just follow and approve it? Like what FAA and rest of the world did for Boeing’s model. Given the relationship between Japan and USA, I don’t think they will face the “ Mutual consent problem...

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by hongkongflyer
Mon Jul 11, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA Orders 2x 7778F, 30 MAX
Replies: 27
Views: 8414

Re: ANA Ordera 2x 7778F

oh they switch back from 32Xneo again

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by hongkongflyer
Mon Jul 11, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tight Scheduling at Congested Airports
Replies: 8
Views: 2638

Re: Tight Scheduling at Congested Airports

In a lot of the world, particularly busy European and Asian airports, this problem is solved by having overflow hard stands that can be used when contact stands are full and then bussing pax too and from the terminal. Sure it’s not as pleasant for pax as walking straight off the plane through a jet...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Jul 08, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9798

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

But HKIA know when they got the licenses; when the third runway is ready for operation; whether the regulating parties and airlines have all the procedures ready before issuing the press release claiming the new runway will become operational today 8 July, instead, you claimed in the pervious posts...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Jul 08, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9798

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

It is amazed that someone think that the press release (which proved all the information mentioned are correct) issued by the authority who actually responsible for managing the airport is considered unreliable. The airport authority is no different to the highways department, they are responsible ...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9798

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

No it wasn’t . No flight training conducted between that day and today and the runway is now fully operational. I stated there was no operational approval to use the runway at the time, and I suggested they could use the runway for training as those flights are not considered commercial operations....

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Jul 08, 2022 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport to host Mainland China border control
Replies: 13
Views: 3799

Re: Hong Kong Airport to host Mainland China border control

I heard that they're already segregated now as a "coronavirus measure"? No government officials from China in that area at this moment. Just not allowing people not flying to China to enter that area of terminal. Actually people not flying to mainland China can enter that area of the term...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Jul 08, 2022 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9798

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

I am only replying to your claim about the commencement of operation of the new runway happened today It was correct at time of posting, as I said you have no idea what has transpired since. No it wasn’t . No flight training conducted between that day and today and the runway is now fully operation...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Jul 08, 2022 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9798

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

Traffic landed this morning during the first 30 mins on the new runway include: CX cargo flights from PVG PR flight from MNL DHL flight from BKK Air HK flight from CTU HX flight from TPE A 346 pax-freighter from NBO CI flight from TPE No way a familiarity flights for local operators to do training ...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Jul 08, 2022 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9798

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

Traffic landed this morning during the first 30 mins on the new runway include: CX cargo flights from PVG PR flight from MNL DHL flight from BKK Air HK flight from CTU HX flight from TPE A 346 pax-freighter from NBO CI flight from TPE No way a familiarity flights for local operators to do training c...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Jul 08, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport to host Mainland China border control
Replies: 13
Views: 3799

Re: Hong Kong Airport to host Mainland China border control

If it is like the high-speed rail in HK then there will be "two borders" in HK (and none in the mainland). Your flight from the Mainland to HKG will be essentially domestic with both outbound and inbound border control being conducted adjacent to each other at HKG. I presume it will also ...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Jul 08, 2022 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9798

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

I believe you know what Airport Authority HK is. Their press release clearly said that planes will be scheduled to use the newest runway while the centre runway will be closed with effective from 8/7/2022. The press release says "operation familiarisation for aircraft taking-off and landing on...

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Jul 06, 2022 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport to host Mainland China border control
Replies: 13
Views: 3799

Re: Hong Kong Airport to host Mainland China border control

So would there be some kind of "Chinese" part of the airport that is connected to the ferry terminals or the bridge to Shenzhen? I don't really get it. Normally this kind of deal is done with airports that are on a border, like Gibraltar, Tijuana or Geneva. But as far as I know, you only ...

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Jul 06, 2022 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9798

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

What’s the thinking behind closing the centre runway? Forgive not overly clear on the technical components I understand making it longer as well as new taxiway exits for traffic to serve the runway to/from the north/south side of the runway. This will also involve a lot of drainage work, and cablin...

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by hongkongflyer
Tue Jul 05, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport to host Mainland China border control
Replies: 13
Views: 3799

Re: Hong Kong Airport to host Mainland China border control

So would there be some kind of "Chinese" part of the airport that is connected to the ferry terminals or the bridge to Shenzhen? I don't really get it. Normally this kind of deal is done with airports that are on a border, like Gibraltar, Tijuana or Geneva. But as far as I know, you only ...

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by hongkongflyer
Mon Jul 04, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9798

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

Planes will begin to land at the new North Runway since 8 Jul I don’t think that will be regular services. The NOTAM for opening is July 16, the runway is not in the database. There is a separate note saying some familiarization flights will happen from July 8, however the data in the AIP data is n...

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by hongkongflyer
Mon Jul 04, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 buys 292 A320neo series (01 Jul 22)
Replies: 48
Views: 10815

Re: CN3 buys 292 A320neo series (01 Jul 22)

I dont want to go too much into politics, as this does not belong here, but the way aircraft aquisition goes in China it is always decided at a political level. Hence the MAX (and other Boeing products) are used as leverage from the chinese government. Current tensions in the South China Sea and Ta...

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by hongkongflyer
Mon Jul 04, 2022 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 buys 292 A320neo series (01 Jul 22)
Replies: 48
Views: 10815

Re: CN3 buys 292 A320neo series (01 Jul 22)

The recent MU738 crash delayed to progress That crash did not involve a MAX, and there is no evidence of a defect in the aircraft or involvement by Boeing. It's been quietly hushed by the Chinese government, so don't think it plays a role in whatever is happening with the MAX in China. The delay is...

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by hongkongflyer
Mon Jul 04, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9798

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

Can the title be amended to 08JUL? Should say 16 July, that is when the next database cycle is effective A0352/22 NOTAMN Q) VHHK/QMRTT/IV/BO/A/000/999/2219N11355E005 A) VHHH B) 2206160000 C) 2206300000 E) TRIGGER NOTAM-AIP SUP 06/22 (AIRAC) WEF 16 JUN 2022: -UPDATED INFORMATION OF THE NEW NORTH RUN...

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by hongkongflyer
Mon Jul 04, 2022 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9798

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

The current situation is basically because of the close boarder policies related COVID, which should not be last forever. Can you please help me understand the scientific basis of that statement. What situation are you referring to ? what policy are you referring to ? how is this related to COVID ?...

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by hongkongflyer
Mon Jul 04, 2022 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9798

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

[twoid][/twoid] I doubt HKG will even be near a time of recovery for quite a while. It's not just COVID, but the political problems have only made passenger numbers drop before the pandemic. Cathay Pacific itself is operating a very tiny schedule compared to what they operated before COVID. Many des...

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by hongkongflyer
Sun Jul 03, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9798

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

Just out of curiosity, is there enough land for a new concourse to be build? I was thinking adjacent to the new midfield concourse? Last time I flew in and out of HKG, the 3rd runway was under construction and now its about to be operational. How time flies! Here's to hoping the government will ope...

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by hongkongflyer
Sat Jul 02, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9798

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

zuckie13 wrote:
Francoflier wrote:
I also predict quite a few 'interesting' moments with that new ILS 25R procedure.


What is it about this procedure that makes you think this? Is it a very abnormal ILS procedure or something?


https://www.facebook.com/aero320/photos/a.233077757187701/1373640699798062/?type=3

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by hongkongflyer
Sat Jul 02, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9798

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

Considering that most of the flights operating into HKG are freighters, which all park at the southern ramp, taxying to and from the new runway is going to be a right pain in the behind. I also predict quite a few 'interesting' moments with that new ILS 25R procedure. Ironically, HKG is about as fa...

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by hongkongflyer
Sat Jul 02, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 buys 292 A320neo series (01 Jul 22)
Replies: 48
Views: 10815

Re: CN3 buys 292 A320neo series (01 Jul 22)

The ordering entities in this case is CAAC, and as CAAC controls nearly all of China's commercial airlines, the order is just part of a scheme to balance the trade deficit that EU is having against China, and a political gesture as well as commercial. Once President XI resumes international trip, w...

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by hongkongflyer
Sat Jul 02, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 buys 292 A320neo series (01 Jul 22)
Replies: 48
Views: 10815

Re: CN3 buys 292 A320neo series (01 Jul 22)

Not a single widebody. Would that be a slice of the cake for Boeing? I'm not expecting the MAX in China for a loooong time going forward. Nor in Russia for that matter. There are over 60 737MAX that have been delivered to Chinese operators so far. There have been 737 MAX flight tests in China, but ...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inside the hangar at the center of the $1 billion Airbus-Qatar jet dispute
Replies: 78
Views: 14464

Re: Inside the hangar at the center of the $1 billion Airbus-Qatar jet dispute

So, we know that the planes are in this condition. We may also know that the typical other A350 customers do not fliy planes in this condition. So they may do arecommended maintanance. I expect that Qatar will make even more noise when it comes to the next big airshow in UK in July. They still want...

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Jun 01, 2022 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: Canadian airline WestJet is strongest airline brand in the world with AAA- brand rating
Replies: 34
Views: 6301

Re: Westjet is the strongest airline brand in the world

May be in Canada, but I believe many people don't even know what is WestJet outside North American and Europe(?) .

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by hongkongflyer
Thu May 26, 2022 7:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mistake fares
Replies: 7
Views: 1568

Re: Mistake fares

For a few years I worked in the fare department of a tour operator. We had contract fares with multiple airlines. On more that one occasion we found some fares that were mistakes. Most of the time they were not amazing fares like charging GBP50 when the fare should be GBP500. More often than not a ...

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