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by mafaky
Thu May 20, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2021
Replies: 110
Views: 13974

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2021

In berween, 5 owner A332 are aged as well, JNA-JNE,almost 15-16 years, A and B are 16 years old. Ii remember that TK had started to phaseout A340s when they were 15-16 years old Those 5 (five) 332 frames are the only "true-ER" (with crew rest areas, etc.) and ETOPS certified frames in TK ...

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by mafaky
Wed May 19, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2021
Replies: 110
Views: 13974

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2021

According to this site, TK is cancelling 6 frames from its 25 x 350 order, will receive 2 more of the type this year. https://tolgaozbek.com/haberler/havayollari/thy-6-adet-a350-siparisini-iptal-ediyor/?fbclid=IwAR2Mo2ld5_VN9cdf4yJyNv4X-E-UcuIdqHtBuC_HoVKx7E0SQjhn9Ey_hUs Slight correction: the said...

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by mafaky
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2021
Replies: 135
Views: 17704

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2021

A bit more news on the MAX cancellations by TK: -Those 40 firm orders converted to options has to be exercised by December21, 2021 ( in 8 months ) -The delivery of the remaining 13 MAXs rescheduled with Boeing. I wonder how much this cost TK? Will we see something similar with the 787s? Or, in retu...

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by mafaky
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2021
Replies: 135
Views: 17704

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2021

After the transfer of TC-JGR, TC-JGS and TC-JHC AnadoluJet's fleet has grown to 48 Boeing 737-800 this means the End of the TC-JF.. and TC-JG... Reg. series on TK Mainline, except TC-JFV and TC-JGY the last two. And they are starting to change the seats in AnadoluJet's 738s with the brand new TSI (...

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by mafaky
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2021
Replies: 135
Views: 17704

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2021

TK will have its traffic rights suspended again in China for importing 14 COVID positive passengers in March to Guangzhou. Ban is supposed to commence April 19 and last 4-weeks. I think TK is still flying to HKG, though maybe not 5x weekly... (HKG is still considered to be part of "China/PRC&q...

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by mafaky
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When specifying aircraft range?
Replies: 15
Views: 2186

When specifying aircraft range?

When the airplane manufacturer species the range as say 5.000 km. what factors are involved in this 5.000 km. figure? Particularly, all other factors set aside, does this mean: the plane takes off with its max. fuel payload and when it lands after 5.000 km. does this mean it has exhausted all its fu...

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by mafaky
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2021
Replies: 135
Views: 17704

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2021

I remember in one of these threads we were talking about TK A310 Cargo conversions at Dresden, years ago. They spent so much money and time to go through that and IIRC, they used them only for few years :( 1) I wonder if TK will be interested in P2F conversions for a couple of Boeing 77W and or Air...

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by mafaky
Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2021
Replies: 75
Views: 10374

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2021

Hard landing of TK 321Neo strands airplane in Hanover for 5 days: https://simpleflying.com/turkish-airlines-a321neo-hard-landing/ Today, it's going to be exactly 7 days after the unlucky incident, but looks like they cannot somehow afford that "gear down ferry flight" from HAJ to HAM. And...

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by mafaky
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - February 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 6311

Re: Turkish Aviation - February 2021

Sorry, for my mistake: of course, that plane's registration should be 4X-abc!... However, this is the photo given in a Turkish Aviation Website: see: https://www.airlinehaber.com/10-yil-sonra-bir-ilk-isgalci-israilin-yolcu-ucagi-turkiyede/ So, clearly this is a 4X-ATJ registration and vert clearly i...

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by mafaky
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - February 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 6311

Re: Turkish Aviation - February 2021

Sorry, I couldn't resist :) From today's Turkish Cumhuriyet newspaper : "Gazete, İsrailli ATR72 firmasına ait uçağın İstanbul Havalimanı'na iniş için Türk ve İsrail yetkililerinden tam onay aldığını belirtti." And, this is the Google translation doing a pretty good job :) "The newspa...

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by mafaky
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - February 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 6311

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2021

Regretfully saying: It will be a mistake to declare the second rwy at SAW as "nearly finished". They cannot go on with the construction at full pace. No, this time there's no deliberate delaying. There is a dual highway tunnel going below the new rwy and there have been some problems in th...

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by mafaky
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - February 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 6311

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2021

Thanks for that mafaky. .... hoping these would funnel more pax to IST, especially domestic. Fingers crossed, in a year or two SAW will finally get all of those to be a true international airport, including heavies. Well, don't also forget or underestimate that those in Ankara also hold the weapon ...

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by mafaky
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - February 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 6311

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2021

Thanks for a new thread . Is there any update on the metro from the airport ? Either I missed it or forgot . -AFAIK, from the airport to Kagithane station will be opened first, by April and the rest of the M11 to Gayrettepe by the end of the year. -Also, SAW will hopefully, finally will get its sub...

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by mafaky
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2021
Replies: 68
Views: 9466

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2021

We know that the orginal TK orders for the A350XWB was for 25 planes + 5 options (all -900 version). As the result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we know that TK re-negotiated with Airbus for a revised and deferred delivery program. 2 frames were delivered last year (2020), and the third frame has recent...

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by mafaky
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2021
Replies: 68
Views: 9466

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2021

6,5 millions new doses arrived this morning and will be reached totally 12 millions soon. But I don't think sunny days are just around the corner. Will sound BİT OFF-TOPIC, but today morning 6.5M doses of the Chinese SinoVAC vaccines did not arrive to IST. Only a part of that 6.5M, possibly 1 to 1....

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by mafaky
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2021
Replies: 68
Views: 9466

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2021

I expect TuAF to add additional fuel tanks that can accommodate fuel capacity up to MTOW limit. I'm not very sure about that. That is, I don't anticipate that say the 60-70% of the volume of the fuselage of a tanker aircraft (again, say a 330MRTT) will accomodate only fuel tanks. MRTT is the abbrev...

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by mafaky
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2021
Replies: 68
Views: 9466

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2021

How easy would it be to fit probes to existing aircraft. Presumably much of the plumbing is already in place. I am not technically aware on this issue. Some combat aircraft (e.g. French Rafale) come factory fresh with a probe. I believe that these also have a receptacle in the fuselage (usually at ...

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by mafaky
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2021
Replies: 68
Views: 9466

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2021

Rumors that some of the legacy THY A330-200 frames might be sold to the Turkish Air Force as tanker aircraft replacing the fleet of 7 KC-135R aircraft. Lets see if this plays out in 2021. Above news is a rather interesting one... This first appeared in the following in Turkish aviation website: www...

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by mafaky
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 12501

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2020

Hopefully, PCR will not be needed once you have been vaccinated. Well, most probably YES. (A bit off-topic but keep in mind that a (+) PCR Test is not a definite proof that you have Cvid-19. Any active viral activity in your body will show up a (+) result...) However, AFAIK, none of these upcoming ...

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by mafaky
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 12501

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2020

So Lufthansa and Swiss are awarded five star rating even though they are going LCC from March 2021? What's Apex anyway? Officially known as: (The) Airline Passenger Experience Association !!! Another American withchcraft to milk airlines out. Just see, how many 5-star "global" airlines th...

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by mafaky
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 12501

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2020

Does anybody know when TK takes delivery of their next A350 anyone ? If they will not take delivery until the end of 2020, which looks pretty much unrealistic, it should happen within Jan. 2021. TK's GM. Bilal Ekşi. actually tweeted recently that there will be 3 deliveries for A359 within 2021. So ...

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by mafaky
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 12501

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2020

This might shift slightly off topic a little. But I was wondering whether if recent sanctions imposed on Turkey will impact future aviation deliveries for TK, as well as the Turkish aviation in general. i.e. The inability for Turkish airlines to purchase aircraft directly from manufacturers/lessors...

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by mafaky
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 12501

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2020

Did they put any timeframe on it? There might be one, I do not know. Maybe someone in Turkey can answer. Nothing has been announced (yet) in that respect: i.e. easing down the restrictions for the celebration of New Year etc. But the present day general public opinion is that there will be a total ...

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by mafaky
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2020
Replies: 74
Views: 10003

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2020

The number of hrs quoted for the pilots look odd. 6,000 for PI, including 5,600 on type all as PIC. Assuming ex military would be interesting to know what he flew before becoming a Captain on B737. Does the FO really only have 252 hrs, including 175 on the B737, sounds insane. Well, for the Captain...

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by mafaky
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2020
Replies: 74
Views: 10003

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2020

One of the very rare Accident Reports on Turkish Aviation (namely due to a runway excursion related to TK flight 467 en route IST-ODS, that took place on 21/11/2019). Luckily there has been no life losses or even injuries on this incident, but the aircraft (TC-GZJ) is a total write-off!... We can se...

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by mafaky
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2020
Replies: 74
Views: 10003

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2020

TK787 wrote:
There are rumors that FAA might recertify 737MAX tomorrow, we might see TK MAX's in the air in the coming months?


It actually depends on EASA's "greenlight", as for TK's MAX ops. And a totally new TK cockpit crew training.

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by mafaky
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2020
Replies: 74
Views: 10003

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2020

Loss was $112 Million for the link I found. Please post links on factual information such as TK's profit/loss. https://www.dailysabah.com/business/transportation/turkish-airlines-logs-less-than-expected-112m-q3-loss-on-covid-19 Sabah (or DailySabah) ia very much pro-government media and they easily...

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by mafaky
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways takes delivery of world's first A330-800
Replies: 87
Views: 18747

Re: Kuwait Airways takes delivery of world's first A330-800

Anybody knows the Business Cabin layout for these Kuwait AW Airbus 338s? With 32 full flat seats, even with a (classic) 2-2-2 configuration the business cabin should extend beyond door 2L???

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by mafaky
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 15813

Re: Turkish Aviation - October 2020

Is Dubai like actually confirmed? Because some aviation news sites report that the launch date of IST - DXB has been delayed constantly due to the worsened political ties between Turkey and UAE. I just checked, no direct flights to DXB in NOV. Thanks for pointing that out. Can you also pls. check t...

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by mafaky
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 15813

Re: Turkish Aviation - October 2020

TK787 wrote:
Next is the MAX re-entry to service. AA is starting to fly them in the US by end of the year, let's see how TK follow.


That much more depends on EASA's giving the full greenlight, regarding European operations...

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by mafaky
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 15813

Re: Turkish Aviation - October 2020

Not sure. TC-LLP has been photographed flying since the beginning of July. One source shows it as "Delivered on Oct 15th", others still say "Due". It is no longer on the 787 Production/Delivery/Stored list. ??? Well, I'm not living in ISTAirport. But, AFAIK, it didn't land at IS...

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by mafaky
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 15813

Re: Turkish Aviation - October 2020

And then they were fifteen :) 15th TK 787 to join the fleet shortly :) https://flightaware.com/live/flight/THY6830/history/20201015/2300Z/KPAE/LTFM Looks like never took off, maybe a last minute glitch :( I'm sure that you are following it very closely, but what about that cancelled (postponed) fer...

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by mafaky
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 15813

Re: Turkish Aviation - October 2020

A321Lufthansa wrote:
But are the oldest 738s, 321s and 320s (TC-JP*) leased? Weren't they taken into complete possession after having turned 12 years?


I will try to set up a list in a few days' time! :thumbsup: :P

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by mafaky
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 15813

Re: Turkish Aviation - October 2020

TK does not need some grand announcement about fleet retirements as many are scheduled to leave anyhow as leases roll-off. This year alone, leases on 28 aircraft were due to terminate, with more in the coming years... Are you referring to "operational leases" (being leased from another ai...

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by mafaky
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 15813

Re: Turkish Aviation - October 2020

B/C kits will start loading next week. I am not sure exact date may be earlier but no later than next week. Are business class meals/service coming back next week?[/quote] I'm afraid that will be a pre-mature wishful thinking as far as Business Class full meal servicing is concerned... :? :banghead:

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by mafaky
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 15813

Re: Turkish Aviation - October 2020

I don't want to underestimate the fact that New Istanbul Airport has been constructed within a record time period. However, some facts have been deliberately twisted and some pink lies have been freely told. To recapitulate: 1) The B.O.T.S. Tender was finalised some time in late April 2013. The winn...

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by mafaky
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 12094

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2020

The photo was taken with a high power telephoto lens which compresses distance and makes things look closer to each other than they actually are. Bingo!... However, there still are some mysteries around this HiFly (Malta) 380. It's registration is 9H-MIP. According to planespotters.net, some time d...

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by mafaky
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 12094

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2020

Someone posted an image of the A380 landing. The image is pretty much clear but how come that gigantic sized 380 can "land" practically on the taxiway very near to the terminal??? To correct myself: the 380 landed on Rwy 35R/17L which is the closest to the terminal but I guess the photo w...

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by mafaky
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 12094

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2020

LAXintl wrote:
Someone posted an image of the A380 landing.


The image is pretty much clear but how come that gigantic sized 380 can "land" practically on the taxiway very near to the terminal???

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by mafaky
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 12094

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2020

I also did a small search and learned that this airplane took off from Beja, Portugal (air-force base); 150km SouthEast of Lisbon. It is the only runway in Portugal suitable for A380. BYJ-KUL is 7163m and looking at great circle mapper, IST is close to the most direct route. This direct route goes ...

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by mafaky
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 12094

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2020

HiFly A380 stopped at IST for fuel enroute to KUL from Portugal today https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eir2dE-XgAEmZCM?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eir2dE-XgAEmZCM?format=jpg&name=small This sole A380 is in all-cargo configuration at the moment. i.e. all pax seats in both up...

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by mafaky
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 12094

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2020

DHMİ will be launching a new B.O.T.S. tender for the completion of the Çukurova Regional AP on Oct. 26th. (Terminal, ATC Tower, misc. support facilities)

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by mafaky
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 12094

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2020

I was told yesterday by a cabin crew that TK is planning to bring their old catering to business class pax starting next month. Anyone who can confirm this or has more info? Hopefully, otherwise they will start losing customers (as business pax) which may be hard to get back; esp. on routes they ar...

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by mafaky
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 12094

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2020

Thought of sharing some updates with you. Last night my friend's brother flew ORD-IST-BEG on TK. Absolute mess and total meltdown at the checkin. It took us about 90 minutes to get to the counter, while we were standing there people were shouting and screaming because the flight was overbooked and ...

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by mafaky
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov makes first aircraft without russian components.
Replies: 33
Views: 8959

Re: Antonov makes first aircraft without russian components.

Nobody have realised that Antonov's new CEO recently visited Turkey and the sides have started some (unconfirmed) talks on a future co-operation that may go as far as a JV. Although Turkish AF doesn't immediately need a military transporter in AN-178's size and performance, there's a big and so far ...

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by mafaky
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 12094

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2020

But most pax with luggage, if they try to transfer within the metro system in Istanbul, they would not like the experience. It is not built for pax with luggage. Also, thanks for the info on the metro cars. It was clearly mentioned that the cars for this metro line will have special racks for pax l...

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by mafaky
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 12094

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2020

As I understand it, the track between Göktürk and Kağıthane is ready and is where the new cars are being used to test. First to note: The shaft where they brought down that single car is not between Göktürk & Kâğıthane. It's between Göktürk and İhsaniye, i.e. towards the Airport. It's more near...

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by mafaky
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 12094

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2020

Istanbul is a huge city, seriously. It all depends where you live/stay how this Metro might help you. GAYRETTEPE is pretty central, if you have to you can walk to Taksim Square from there. .... One last note, IIRC, these units are the first locally produced metro cars in Turkey and expected to trav...

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by mafaky
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 12094

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2020

One of the A332 for TK TC-JIM has been returned to lessor https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=2 is this the last ex Jet Airways frame? These 3 ex-Jet AW frames (ex TC-JIL/TC-JIM/TC-JIN) have been stored at ISL since some time, after their lease period with TK expired. They ...

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by mafaky
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 12094

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2020

It seems to be inevitable that commercial flights between Israel & UAE will eventually start, and these will be partially at the expense of THY's Israel based passenger volume particularly those traveling to the East. On the other hand, there's a very obvious fact that political clashes between ...

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