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by worldranger
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to resume DXB-AKL nonstop with longest ever 77W flight
Replies: 17
Views: 5444

Re: EK to resume DXB-AKL nonstop with longest ever 77W flight

Air freight out of NZ was as high as $12kg during spring lockdown - with the EK 77W regularly carrying up to 40t of cargo ex AKL. While the rates have dropped - they are not at the $2 pre Covid levels. EK are creating cash flow even operating some routes at net loss, however this is better than that...

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by worldranger
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AerSale buys 24 stored B757 to be converted to 757F - customer?
Replies: 47
Views: 6751

Re: New order for 24 B757 to be converted to 757F - customer?

From the press release, it's not clear whether these are from multiple carriers, or whether the press release is saying that multiple carriers store their airplanes generally at GYR. So here's the context: This is kind of a big move by AerSale, and it has Charlie McDonald's fingerprints all over it...

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by worldranger
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AerSale buys 24 stored B757 to be converted to 757F - customer?
Replies: 47
Views: 6751

AerSale buys 24 stored B757 to be converted to 757F - customer?

https://simpleflying.com/aersale-757-acquisition/

AerSale take 24 757s, parts & conversion. Seems too large an order on spec.

Any ideas who they have in mind?
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https://simpleflying.com/aersale-757-acquisition/

AerSale take 24 757s, parts & conversion. Seems too large an order on spec.

Any ideas who they have in mind?

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by worldranger
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: An EK & US major agreement?
Replies: 16
Views: 2565

An EK & US major agreement?

With many of the industry leaders voicing interests in more JVs - it is not implausible to see an EK / Major code share. UA with EWR, ORD & IAD - makes sense. EK had quite a close relationship with UA in the past. TK/LH would not be happy I’m sure. AA & B6 could be interesting. DAL’s Bastian...

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by worldranger
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces first destinations from AUH base
Replies: 46
Views: 7589

Re: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces first destinations from AUH base

Why would someone self-connect in AUH when he can get a good enough price with EY or with any other airline in the region (Emirates, Saudia, Qatar, Gulf Air...)? I just don't see this as a competitive advantage. Flying in and out of Dubai/Abu Dhabi can be quite expensive. I think this is the market...

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by worldranger
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1461
Views: 4100

Re: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, convert more orders to 787

How easy is it to get new 787s in short order?

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by worldranger
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freighter conversion, how much will the market grow?
Replies: 47
Views: 5006

Re: Freighter conversion, how much will the market grow?

I found another, similar link on the 737-800 BCF line: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2020-02-10/boeing-737-800bcf-defies-freighter-market-softness 24 conversions delivered by February 2020 22 conversions planned for delivery in 2020. A majority of conversions are being perfo...

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by worldranger
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freighter conversion, how much will the market grow?
Replies: 47
Views: 5006

Re: Freighter conversion, how much will the market grow?

Interesting. Precedent is there a la Dreamlifter - should demand warrant.

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by worldranger
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freighter conversion, how much will the market grow?
Replies: 47
Views: 5006

Re: Freighter conversion, how much will the market grow?

This may be a silly question, how easy is it to engineer a rear swing tail on a 778F future freighter to enable longitudinal loading. The reason I ask is I used to fly the B744F and we were often told the pricing on above loading for specialized items was 5x normal. As the B744F ages and eventually ...

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by worldranger
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?
Replies: 32
Views: 7252

Re: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?

Wrong decision. Ample time to react and reject . Why so black & white? I’m in my third decade of flying jets, and most of my time is in multiple heavy Boeing types - the startle effect combined with normal flying ops has a factor here. Four seconds in a sim when you have prepared for some weeks...

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by worldranger
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF considers hiring experienced Comm Airline pilots
Replies: 6
Views: 836

USAF considers hiring experienced Comm Airline pilots

There is an article on FlightGlobal referencing however it is paywall protected.

Does anyone have the details or full article?

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by worldranger
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 314
Views: 60410

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

Interesting rumors out of Dubai suggesting that the negative residual values of the end of lease A380s with EK are bringing the Operatimg lessors to the table with deferred payment and renegotiated terms. Speculation suggests that EK will retain the 380s at lease end and that the lessors will “Pay t...

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by worldranger
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 22340

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

https://onemileatatime.com/qatar-airway ... executive/
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xwb777 wrote:
Emirates ex CCO, Thierry Antinori, has joined Qatar Airways as a Cheif Strategy & Transformation Officer.


Old news, announced in Sept ‘19

https://onemileatatime.com/qatar-airway ... executive/

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by worldranger
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1461
Views: 4100

Re: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout

It’s a perfect storm in Dubai. Some of the big hitters, EMAAR, DAMAC, Jumeirah Hotel Group & of course EK - amongst many others, are bleeding heavily. White elephants aplenty; The World Islands, DWC, Palm Jebel Ali & Deira, QE2. yada yada...ego decisions that ignored common sense. That said ...

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by worldranger
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 22340

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

EK halts all flights to and from Iran

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by worldranger
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211684

Emirates last major still in China - staff upset

Emirates continue to fly to China despite multiple major carriers halting service. A large percentage of staff are calling sick on the flights and crewing are struggling. The decision to continue comes on the back of flights dispatched into Tehran at the height of the tensions with three flights sch...

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by worldranger
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Penang via Singapore
Replies: 36
Views: 7077

Re: Emirates announces Penang via Singapore

Emirates has today announced that it will be flying daily to Penang, Malaysia via Singapore, starting from 20APR20. The new flights to Penang will be served by a 3-class B777-300ER. EK348 DXB-SIN 2:30 - 14:05 SIN- PEN 15:35 - 17:15 EK349 PEN-SIN 22:20 - 23:50 SIN-DXB 01:40 - 04:55 Source: https://w...

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by worldranger
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64832

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

On EKs current inflight podcast for January, during STCs customary interview he specifically mentions the upcoming arrivals of 787s, 77Xs, 350s....AND A330NEOs.

This is a post Xmas interview

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by worldranger
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 22340

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

EK to go three daily DPS from June 5th

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by worldranger
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DXB make the same "mistake" as LHR?
Replies: 23
Views: 9365

Re: Why did DXB make the same "mistake" as LHR?

One of the big consultancy firms told EK/DNATA/DXB IN the early noughties - to forego DWC and build a third runway north of EK engineering buildings on the Sharjah side. They suggested a 2200m length runway that could handle most NB movements and landings of 95% of heavies. The plans was to put the ...

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by worldranger
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65256

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

https://simpleflying.com/emirates-nyc-fifth-freedom/
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EKs Clark tell TPG - a second daily DXB-DXB-JFK would be on the cards were slots available. Flights always full, article’s writer suggests EWR a possible EK fifth freedom option.

https://simpleflying.com/emirates-nyc-fifth-freedom/

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by worldranger
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A look back: Emirates 34th anniversary
Replies: 12
Views: 4349

Re: A look back: Emirates 34th anniversary

That one time when Buffalo was listed on Emirates’ destination map... Not as strange as you think. Lots of Torontonians use KBUF for travel. Heavy Asian presence west of city. 77W too big. A 789 might work as the western NY and metro Toronto area has a combined population of 9m. Canada a big gap in...

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by worldranger
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 314
Views: 60410

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

If anyone has OPT for both 773ER and 747 (-400 or -8), could you please do MTOW out of NBO at 20deg, 0 wind, 1013hpa, packs off, the rest optimum? 77W with pack off or APU to packs with FULL CG 319,806kg With ALT CG 321695kg. Anyone have the Jumbo numbers? I got it for 744PF with CF6. 385584kg. So ...

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by worldranger
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 314
Views: 60410

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

Dufo wrote:
If anyone has OPT for both 773ER and 747 (-400 or -8), could you please do MTOW out of NBO at 20deg, 0 wind, 1013hpa, packs off, the rest optimum?


77W with pack off or APU to packs with FULL CG

319,806kg

With ALT CG

321695kg.

Anyone have the Jumbo numbers?

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by worldranger
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EK gets court approval for December flights to MEX via BCN
Replies: 87
Views: 9438

Re: Updated: Judge Blocks EK's MEX Flight via BCN

What is so disgraceful about the Judge's decision. AM already runs BCN 3 times a week and if they can show commitment to eventually run daily services then as a Mexican flag carrier, they should get preference. EK can still fly if it wants to, except that it cannot sell tickets on BCN-MEX. Now let ...

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by worldranger
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to grow Fleet 30% - STC
Replies: 31
Views: 6625

Re: Emirates to grow Fleet 30% - STC

Yes - with new connection banks - capacity can grow.

Word is the Royal Hanger will move to DWC, freeing up the south east section for a terminal and gates

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by worldranger
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to grow Fleet 30% - STC
Replies: 31
Views: 6625

Re: Emirates to grow Fleet 30% - STC

STC didn’t say capacity would grow 30%....he said ‘fleet’.

The thread title is ‘fleet’ not capacity

Smaller aircraft for larger aircraft - means increased frequencies and destinations.

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by worldranger
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to grow Fleet 30% - STC
Replies: 31
Views: 6625

Emirates to grow Fleet 30% - STC

Another growth period through 2025 after a relative slow ‘consolidation’ period. Expansion in Africa/MENA/Americas. Potential EK/FZ Fleet of 450 https://www.arabianbusiness.com/transport/429363-sir-tim-clark-reveals-emirates-airlines-expansion-plans On separate note - updates Air Services Agreement ...

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by worldranger
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65256

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Emirates looking to axe SIN-BNE. Have applied to Sg CAA as it was a condition to approve Qantas link up in 2012. Ch-Av website.

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by worldranger
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 120
Views: 32456

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

A6-EEK is leased from Doric, thought it was the owned ones that were being parked? Not sure what type of lease these two have with Doric but there are two types of leases ‘Operating’ & ‘Financial’ (or Capital). An operating lease is where the Lessor assumes ownership and ‘rents’ the aircraft th...

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by worldranger
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Global: Tim Clark (Video) talks about UK's Importance
Replies: 15
Views: 3574

Re: Flight Global: Tim Clark (Video) talks about UK's Importance

Compared to say Germany, with limits on transfer traffic, there is less friction to business. Lightsaber What limits does Germany impose? Only four cities allowed. As many frequencies as desired by EK but no more than four. Germany and Canada are the two ‘golden geese’ that EK would salivate on the...

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by worldranger
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 284
Views: 45352

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

Frequency does not help them all that much. They already run 3 major hub waves and any additional traffic outside the waves just means longer connecting times and therefore lower ticket prices and lower yields. And regardless of plane size, you can expect that the percentage of passengers connectin...

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by worldranger
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 34708

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Huh... I was wrong. EK is expecting better profit: https://amp.thenational.ae/business/aviation/despite-brexit-uk-remains-emirates-airline-s-most-profitable-market-1.906990 Huh... I'm willing to admit when my assumptions are wrong. Lightsaber Most EK flight deck will tell you, the loads this summer...

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by worldranger
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 34708

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Discussed in the past for DXB, was a short 2200m runway to north of 30R on the Sharjah side - on the road that accesses Air Cargo City. The traffic road would be tunneled underneath. One would imagine this would be back in play as the cost would be far lower than DWC - yet the slot expansion benefit...

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by worldranger
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 128
Views: 29064

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

In 1993 HONG KONGs GDP as a percentage of China’s was 27%. Today it is less than 3%.

This is by design by the Chinese govt.
It’s relevance in the overall China story - is not what it was and with the current political events - China will make sure it never will be again.

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by worldranger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156190

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

The above comments are valid but the 339 is most probably coming - and soon, Q3/4 2020. The only way it won’t is conversion at the air show to 351’s. Don’t see this happening as a conversion, more of an up-gauge to 359 order, if at all. One of the voids that has needed to be plugged in the last 4-5 ...

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by worldranger
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remember Dave Allen?
Replies: 13
Views: 4165

Re: Remember Dave Allen?

Was a guest of his for lunch at his townhouse near Holland Rd in 1988 (family friend).

A deeply serious and intelligent man off stage - listened and observed intently.

Wonderful host.

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by worldranger
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 19321

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

A number of airlines have had incidents of aborted take-off due config warning on application of TO thrust - the reason; full scale deflection positioning on rudder trim from previous inbound crew to counter-act yaw from long single engine taxi. Not picked up in pre flight checks.

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by worldranger
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD
Replies: 34
Views: 8266

Re: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD

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behramjee wrote:
I foresee EK expanding its USA services only after it gets the incremental bilateral seats for India which is expected by end October.

It is expected that DXB will be given between 14,000-20,000 extra weekly seats.


Do you happen to know the current, 68000?

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by worldranger
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 10206

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

mercure1 wrote:
Dear U.S.A.

Air Italy is as Italian as Virgin Atlantic is British or AeroMexico is Mexican.

If it's OK for one, then it's OK for the other.


Spot on

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by worldranger
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement
Replies: 15
Views: 4158

Re: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement

Can you provide evidence of cheating on the agreement?

F-22 fighters have been rotating stealthily in and out of ME air bases for years now including UAE. Pure PR after Trumps amateur moves got manhandled by the Iranians.

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by worldranger
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?
Replies: 20
Views: 4246

Re: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?

They received a false GS, which guided a steeper than STD pitch down, correction attempted visually & looked good..GS came back and it showed aircraft above GS .... None in Flight Deck felt great about it, plenty of fuel, went around, came back landed no issues.

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by worldranger
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement
Replies: 15
Views: 4158

Re: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement

If the UAE and EK were cheating on the agreement as you say - why would the US State Dept “...reaffirm their strong support..” for the agreement?

Can you provide the information that you have that the State Dept does not have?

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by worldranger
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement
Replies: 15
Views: 4158

Re: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement

While EK are allowed to expand under the Open Skies agreement with 5th freedom through Europe - there would be an outcry from US3 as they would se it as a reversal of the statement at the time a couple of years ago of ‘no current plans’ to expand that type of flying. The fact that it has no legal ba...

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by worldranger
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156190

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

FWIW - internal word is that EK have asked Airbus to accelerate delivery of 339. Watch this space

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by worldranger
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?
Replies: 27
Views: 11566

Re: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?

No differences course between any of the pax 777 at EK. 77F is now one day ground school and two sectors under training Capt.

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by worldranger
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156190

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Competition and DXB slot constraints caught up with EK. Now it appears they are in a constant state of flux trying to adjust future capacity to market conditions. The problem is the market changes quicker than a typical order timeline. That said the 789 is a good fit. 359, 338, 778 & 789 - not s...

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by worldranger
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?
Replies: 27
Views: 11566

Re: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?

2 EY 777Fs are currently on secondment to EK SkyCargo, crewed by EY pilots.

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by worldranger
Fri May 17, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 29359

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

...and amortization cost

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by worldranger
Fri May 10, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 121
Views: 21975

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

Omg...which memories are coming up here... I just say flight DR 112, Hamburg, Sept. 1971 - I was 13 y / o at that time and one of the surviving passengers together with my grandmother ..... hard to find back in daily life after that crash ....I love flying nowadays, but it took years until I was ab...

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