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by unrave
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Scathing article in The New Yorker: Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi’s India
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: Scathing article in The New Yorker: Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi’s India

The best retort to this rant is of course produced by Abhijit Iyer Mitra https://theprint.in/opinion/in-rana-ayyub-the-white-west-has-found-its-next-arundhati-roy/331730/ Basically Rana Ayyub is the modern day version of Arundhati Roy. "Every few years, the Western world seeks out, creates and ...

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by unrave
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1842
Views: 210528

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

VSMUT wrote:
Saw a pair of A330s in Mumbai that looked bad too, looked like one was missing some passenger windows, with the temporary covers having long since blown off.

How do windows even go missing?

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by unrave
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25022

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

That's a discount of 57%. Seems like a good deal indeed.

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by unrave
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1842
Views: 210528

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

CoC has granted an extension to Synergy till 16Dec for a final resolution plan https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/logistics/jet-airways-bidder-synergy-gets-extension-till-december-16/article30019017.ece Anybody know what has happened to Naresh Goyal? We haven't heard much about him since h...

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by unrave
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25022

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

I would have embeded the screenshots but I don't know how to do it. If someone can tell me, I am all for it. For the time being, you'll just have to believe me here. Go to Full Editor and click on the Insert image icon (the one with two mountains). Paste the URL of the image between the tags. (If y...

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by unrave
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25022

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Air India was very short sighted in ordering the 788 over the 789. But then again nothing that Air India does makes common sense.

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by unrave
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America vs India
Replies: 87
Views: 3897

Re: America vs India

And I'm sure I know far more about India than you do BN747 I am pretty certain you don't. There is a real world outside of the internet. Ok, ace..happy for you. And I have traveled and live in a lot of 'that real world'...have you? BN747 Translation: "I have travelled a bit. I have read a lot ...

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by unrave
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America vs India
Replies: 87
Views: 3897

Re: America vs India

BN747 wrote:


And I'm sure I know far more about India than you do
BN747


I am pretty certain you don't. There is a real world outside of the internet.

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by unrave
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America vs India
Replies: 87
Views: 3897

Re: America vs India

Just like your bogus insight... Googled 'was Ghandi a racist, yet? Surprised at how many articles came up? And you think more Indians side with your vacuous opinion over what Ghandi delivered? Yeah, his shlacking of Africans made everyone back home start looking at darker Indians in a different way...

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by unrave
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25022

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Looks like SpiceJet is on the verge of placing a MAX order at the Dubai Air Show.

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by unrave
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America vs India
Replies: 87
Views: 3897

Re: America vs India

The question is quite flawed: How do you even compare the quality of life in one of the richest countries in the world to life in one of the poorest large countries? In most cases life in the US is orders of magnitude better than life in India. If you still want to make a comparison there are a hand...

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by unrave
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia downgraded to category-2 in the FAA safety assessment
Replies: 41
Views: 6786

Re: Malaysia downgraded to CAT II by the FAA

Does this have to do with politics? The Philippines, Vietnam and India are in Cat I, seriously? I have so much questions on their maintenance records and operations at their many airports. Let's just buy more Boeing and you will be back to Cat I in no time. Have you looked at the market share of Bo...

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by unrave
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25022

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

anshabhi wrote:
Would an airport at Ayodhya make sense now, on the lines of Shirdi Airport?

Lucknow is anyways only 2 hours away


Sri Ramchandra airport at Ayodhya is under planning.

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by unrave
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25022

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

The 4 frames are in addition to Vistara's order of 6

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by unrave
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25022

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Four bidders for Delhi’s second major airport (JEWAR) 1. Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) 2. Zurich Airport International AG 3. Adani Enterprises Limited and 4. Anchorage Infrastructure Investments Holdings Limited My probabilities for a successful bidder are as follows based on nothing o...

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by unrave
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1842
Views: 210528

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Update: Jet Airways is most probably heading to liquidation

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by unrave
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25022

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

If that is the case, how will Spice ever climb up the chain of ticket pricing. Being stuck in the Ryan air lowest fare group is a tough place to be. Too bad they couldn't make it work. Even a JetBlue sale hybrid LCC would be fine. India having only ULCCs is a sad reality that I guess is just the tr...

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by unrave
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India tells IndiGo to Replace all A320neo Engines After 4 Shutdowns in a Week
Replies: 76
Views: 13982

Re: India tells IndiGo to Replace all A320neo Engines After 4 Shutdowns in a Week

GTF has been nothing but a nightmare for IndiGo. I don't see them choosing GTF over LEAP for the 300 aircraft order. It is a pity that such a promising technology hasn't lived upto real world demands.

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by unrave
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IndiGo, Qatar Airways sign codeshare agreement
Replies: 51
Views: 5748

Re: IndiGo - Qatar to make “strategic” announcement Nov. 7

Spiderguy252 wrote:
QR can only gain from this.

There hasn't been an increase in bilaterals between Qatar and India since 2009 or so, and good ol' Al has been flying off the handle several times hankering for an increase in the allotment.

There was an increase in 2015

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by unrave
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25022

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Just a codeshare agreement. No equity investment

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by unrave
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25022

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

juliuswong wrote:
Just checking if Spicejet intends to standardise their fleet configuration.


SpiceJet is in the process of removing business class seats from all the planes it inherited from Jet.

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by unrave
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25022

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

https://realty.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/infrastructure/aai-selects-dilip-buildcons-bid-to-construct-airport-at-hirasar/71851200 AAI selects Dilip Buildcon's bid to construct airport at Hirasar (Rajkot). Dilip Buildcon was awarded tender for development of new greenfield airport at Hirasar ...

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by unrave
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25022

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

DGCA has asked IndiGo to ensure ALL neos fly with two modified engines by 31JAN.

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by unrave
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25022

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Mods: Can we have quarterly threads from 2020 instead of monthly breakup? Breaks the links for discussions. Previous thread was 5 pages long - not really long. Last month was an outlier. Previous months' threads are much longer and often turn out to be longer than Australian/Turkish threads, which ...

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by unrave
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 41119

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Jewar airport has moved one step closer to taking with the acquisition of 80% of land required - the minimum threshold required for project commencement in India https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/proposed-jewar-airport-attracts-four-bids/article29835087.ece Meanwhile four firms hav...

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by unrave
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 41119

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

juliuswong wrote:
180 in 2011- 150 A320neo, 30 A320ceo

This was later changed to all A320neo.
So the total neo orders are 180+250+300=730.

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by unrave
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 41119

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

I think IndiGo is planning on inducting some A321neos with better amenities including an oven. Perhaps they'll do the same for the XLRs as well.

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by unrave
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 41119

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Thank you unrave. Helpful as always. Was IndiGo's initial order for factory fresh A320ceo 130 frames? This was later supplemented by second hand lease aircraft. I know they have returned/ retired 30 A320ceo, some factory fresh, some used. IndiGo's direct orders: 100 in 2005 180 in 2011 250 in 2015 ...

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by unrave
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 41119

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Anyone knows what is IndiGo's fleet status? Different sources gave me different numbers. Planespotters.net: https://www.planespotters.net/airline/IndiGo 127 A320ceo and 90 A320neo (9 incoming) 7 A321neo (9 incoming) 22 ATR (5 incoming) Airfleets.net: https://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Indigo.htm 1...

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by unrave
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 26285

Re: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft

pugman211 wrote:

That's interesting, the wings for that MSN are ready for FAL.

Is this data publicly available?

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by unrave
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 26285

Re: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft

India's IndiGo Airlines eyes Tbilisi as next European route https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/82873-indias-indigo-airlines-eyes-tbilisi-as-next-european-route Indigo originally planned to operate to London Gatwick via Tbilisi. Are they gonna operate the route without flying onward to London? ...

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by unrave
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 26285

Re: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft

IndiGo doesn't need back finance to fund these orders though

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by unrave
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 26285

Re: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft

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A good time to revisit this 14 year old thread from Paris Air Show of 2005 when IndiGo placed its first order of 100 aircraft. You've got to marvel at Anet's collective wisdom.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=335629

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by unrave
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 26285

Re: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft

Technically the largest Airbus order from a single carrier.

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by unrave
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo: China key focus in its international expansion spree
Replies: 18
Views: 3740

Re: IndiGo: China key focus in its international expansion spree

sibibom wrote:
Not to mention flying Indigo for 5+ hours is torture. Rather better to connect with a decent airline.

American LCCs fly 100s of transcon flights (5 hrs+) daily. I don't see why Indians won't fly similar distances in an LCC.

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by unrave
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 26285

Re: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft

With this, IndiGo has ordered a total of 730 neo aircaft. So far it has taken delivery of 97 aircraft.

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by unrave
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 26285

Re: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order

IndiGo still has 344 A320neo's on order (just shy of a 100 delivered). So can we soon expect an orderbook for 600+ Neos from IndiGo? Yes. For an airline growing 25% a year with 225 A320s in its fleet an order backlog of 600 isn't too unreasonable, especially when you consider the 129 ceos that need...

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by unrave
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 26285

Re: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order

Update: Reuters reports IndiGo is close to finalising an order for as many as 300 neo aircraft https://www.reuters.com/article/indigo-airbus-idUSL8N27E21N My guess is we'll see an order at the Dubai air show. Given their continued scepticism of widebody aircraft, the XLR looks like a lock in this or...

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by unrave
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo: China key focus in its international expansion spree
Replies: 18
Views: 3740

Re: IndiGo: China key focus in its international expansion spree

Zoedyn wrote:
[i]Interesting to note which Chinese city will be picked next following the launch of CTU and CAN.

IndiaTimes

KMG should be a strong candidate.

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by unrave
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 41119

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

From the Turkish Aviation thread, TK has been granted cargo flight rights for Ahmadabad. I guess the Pakistani issue isn't as big as some have presented it on here. I am sure Turks are working on more rights for passenger flights. India has cancelled a ship building contract with Turkey in the afte...

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by unrave
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 41119

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

And what I am saying is that no INdian who wants to visit Turkey will change his or her mind just because the Indian Government tells them to exercise extreme caution only because Turkey called for India to back off on Kash. There is a proliferation of news channels in India and everyone knows this...

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by unrave
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 41119

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Many celebrities' private jets aren't trackable on FR24 despite being equipped with ADS-B.

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by unrave
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airlines Orders and Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 11570

Re: Indian Airlines Orders and Delivery Thread - 2019

VTCIE wrote:
There has been no such thing for the 200th or 250th plane.


There hasn't been a 250th plane yet

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by unrave
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1842
Views: 210528

Re: The 9W situation

Anyone aware of the 9W situation currently. From the look of it...restarting looks very remote as there are no interested investors. What would be the next step. The next step would be winding down of whatever assets still under the possession of Jet Airways. It remains to be seen how Jet's regulat...

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by unrave
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 41119

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

ATQ-STN is a purely political route that has been started just to satisfy Mantriji's vote bank.

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by unrave
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to grow Fleet 30% - STC
Replies: 31
Views: 6541

Re: Emirates to grow Fleet 30% - STC

Does DXB even have the capacity to handle 30% more aircraft operations?

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by unrave
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?
Replies: 87
Views: 15383

Re: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?

lightsaber wrote:
I question if DEL has expanded enough to support 100m.

DEL is currently building a new runway and expanding terminals. A new terminal will be built later.

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by unrave
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?
Replies: 87
Views: 15383

Re: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?

Turkish350XWB wrote:
World's busiest --> Very difficult
Near future --> No

Realistic:
- Busiest in Europe
- 100m pax in 2030 --> Top 5 worldwide (with ATL, DXB, PVG, PEK/PDX)


By 2030 DEL, SIN and CGK will likely have gone past 100m

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by unrave
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 35487

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

The problem with the secondary runway is not its ability to handle WB flights but its ability to handle as many aircraft in an hour as the main runway.
It is a concern that the runway requires recarpeting so often.

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