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by downdata
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause
Replies: 19
Views: 3657

Re: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause

The air pollution must be pretty bad in New Zealand for them to park half their 789 fleet!!

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Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan plans Xian-LAX
Replies: 15
Views: 2398

Re: Hainan plans Xian-LAX

787 - king of the subsidised routes? :duck:

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by downdata
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 483
Views: 38339

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

More airports have accused Qantas of refusing to pay higher fees Queensland Airports Limited which operates OOL, TSV, ISA and LRE said that QF was unwilling to help fund infrastructure that will ultimately benefit passengers According to the Australian Airport Investors Group, they said the issue w...

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Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route
Replies: 47
Views: 8073

Re: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route

It could be that the difference is cargo. ADL-SIN is a cargo heavy route with especially food flying from ADL to SIN while I presume SIN-ADL is equipment. SQ is merging the cargo business with pax business and now flying most cargo in the bellies of pax planes. And SQ's cargo business is quite big ...

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by downdata
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 483
Views: 38339

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

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

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by downdata
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22178

Re: Typhoon Jebi heading to Japan, Any reported disruptions?

Im guessing all the flights will be diverted to ITM?

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by downdata
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 483
Views: 38339

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Qantas is being accused of holding smaller airports to ransom over increased airport fees. Northern Territory Airports has submitted to the Productive Commission enquiry that QF has refused to pay a 2.5% increase at Darwin since July last year and Alice Springs airport is owed at least $1.6 million...

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by downdata
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22178

Re: Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) underwater due to storm surge with bridge destroyed

Hmm i wonder how long before the airport is operational again... a week?

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by downdata
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22178

Re: Typhoon Jebi heading to Japan, Any reported disruptions?

KIX is taking a heavy hit, flooded everywhere: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20180904/k10011607691000.html?utm_int=live_contents_news-related_001_001&word_result=台風21号 Reports also say all ILS systems down, together with VOR, DME, auto METAR system and wind detector for 24L. ATC personnel is...

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by downdata
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55598

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

I presume you are going to fund the couple of billions to acquire said fleet after they spent all their free cash on stock repurchases? Well I figured they could just find another gullible state-backed international airline and pull the same scam that they’ve spent a decade perfecting. Well that pu...

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by downdata
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55598

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

[With Alaska Airlines on board QF could make it work. If the AA JV isn’t approved I could see it happening on a QF 787. It would be less risky IMHO than ORD if he JV isn’t in place. QF and AS already have a large codeshare partnership. Move to a fleet of 20J/20W/260Y 789s and fly them at lower freq...

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by downdata
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has WestJet lost its way?
Replies: 53
Views: 10442

Re: Has WestJet lost its way?

Ah the Virgin Australia of Canada or soon to be Well, VA is kinda sorta making money in spite of crappy leadership and the Qantas double pincher from above and below (and no formal JV with Delta), so how bad can it be? Eh you are forgetting Tiger is part of VA (that is also loss making). And VA has...

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by downdata
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has WestJet lost its way?
Replies: 53
Views: 10442

Re: Has WestJet lost its way?

Ah the Virgin Australia of Canada or soon to be

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by downdata
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29315

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

eh the most important pieces arebehind paywall...

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by downdata
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia reports underlying $109m profit, converts 10 737MAX8 to 10 737MAX10
Replies: 24
Views: 4509

Re: Virgin Australia reports $109m profit, orders MAX10

And yet all divisions - tiger, VA international and loyalty except domestic are performing worse than prior year. Tiger and VA int. are still loss making. They are benefiting from sequential dometic capacity cuts into a growing market, which cannot and will not last forever. They are basically at th...

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by downdata
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55598

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

They could be upgraded to J depending on availability. Most passengers start and terminate at PER anyway.

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by downdata
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55598

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

No point looking at the bottom line/EBIT/EBITDA... or any other manufactured financial metrics for the airline industry. All that matters are PRASM/CASM...

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by downdata
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55598

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

The Victorian state government has proposed to build a massive suburban rail loop in Melbourne starting from Werribee in the west, passing through Melbourne Airport, before finishing in Cheltenham. It will pass through all current suburban Melbourne rail lines. The Airport to Cheltenham section (ov...

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by downdata
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT
Replies: 59
Views: 6640

Re: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT

Not to mention Hainan is much cheaper / accessible without needing to learn another language.

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by downdata
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55598

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Also alliances ate governed by iron clad rules that airlines cannot break - AA might not be friendly with QR, they will still have to provide lounge access to their OWS/OWE members. On the other hand, with “virtual” alliances such as one which VA operates, access could be pulled with barely any noti...

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by downdata
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55598

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

[twoid][/twoid] And JAL has also signed a new agreement with MU. https://blueswandaily.com/japan-airlines-and-china-eastern-airlines-sign-mou-to-apply-for-joint-business-agreement/ Still don't see either MU or CZ shifting from skyteam to oneworld given CX likely vote against it. Though the big Chine...

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by downdata
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 24591

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Look guys its a UA(VA) 777 :lol:

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by downdata
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 24591

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Looks like virgin..

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by downdata
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency
Replies: 22
Views: 3421

Re: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency

OW needs a cn partner, CZ cannot joon soon enough For interior China, most will need a one-stop (and possibly a backtrack) anyway. That is what KA and CX are for. That, or they will fly to a city in a third country (BKK, DXB, SIN, KUL, HAN, SGN) before going to UK. CX codesharing with CA works grea...

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by downdata
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55598

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

How does UA have <60% LF when DL/QF have >80%? Is it due to the lack of connecting partners in AU?

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by downdata
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 22204

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

Interesting to see Korea and India growing so aggressively yet little obvious capacity increase.. Actually, there'll be a capacity decrease to Korea soon - KE is only using the 77W this NW season, instead of the usual 748. The growth out of Korea has been not only remarkable for being in the double...

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by downdata
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND
Replies: 36
Views: 5183

Re: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND

Where is Atlanta and why are there so many passengers? Is it due to the lack of altenrative airfields over there vs. other more populous states / cities?

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by downdata
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Caraibes A350 3-4-3 in Y
Replies: 37
Views: 5820

Re: Air Caraibes A350 3-4-3 in Y

What next? 4-3 on a 737/A320?

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by downdata
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented
Replies: 60
Views: 8354

Re: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented

OMFG this is groundbreaking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "In November, the airline will be launching customer experience menu cards, which will include information on timing for each service and details on the inflight food and beverage offerings. In December, the airline will launch new upgraded cutler...

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by downdata
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181048

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Majority stake hmmmm. Well i guess they were backed into a corner and had no options left but to cede control. This is great news but only for airbus. Boeing is the biggest loser but canadian aerospace industry didnt really win either.

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by downdata
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21407

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

Nothing different that stories back during spring they were trying to sell to the Chinese, after Airbus previously had passed on them. Comac in talks to acquire Bombardier aviation business stake http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1363517 = I suppose it's nothing new. All this talk but ...

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by downdata
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week
Replies: 158
Views: 19459

Re: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week

Per ostrower on Twitter: Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says two 787-9s carry the same number of passengers as an A380, but two 787 flights are “a bit cheaper” than one A380. Hmmmm... Digging in a bit deeper: ⋅ 787 x 2: 00F + 84J + 56W + 332Y = 472 pax ⋅ A380: 14F + 64J + 35W + 371Y = 48...

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by downdata
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41344

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

And then there was one...

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by downdata
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic grounds CSeries fleet
Replies: 37
Views: 13272

Re: airBaltic grounds CSeries fleet

RR should get into the narrow body market as GE and PW are fairly unreliable producers

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by downdata
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout
Replies: 66
Views: 11625

Re: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout

The things that makes you (or in this case, other Boeing customers) go hmmmm....

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by downdata
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, MRJ affected by falsified inspection report on metal supplied by Kobe Steel
Replies: 6
Views: 2553

Re: Boeing, MRJ affected by falsified inspection report on metal supplied by Kobe Steel

This story kind of reminds me of a certain Japanese seat provider that also falsified tech documents. Two in Japan does not make a trend but I have to Wonder if there si something more systemic in it, like a race for performance with unreachable goals that would lead to shortcuts, and then you hide...

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by downdata
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA said to be hiring Peter Davies as turnaround expert
Replies: 16
Views: 3035

Re: SAA said to be hiring Peter Davies as turnaround expert

If Davies comes aboard, he needs to be given final authority on all matters. SA has to be run as an airline, not a patronage mill. As for long haul...routes to slot restricted airports like LHR, JFK, and HKG may need frequency reductions or new equipment. With used B77Ws now on the market, those sh...

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by downdata
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Reducing Some Operations in GUM
Replies: 22
Views: 5369

Re: United Reducing Some Operations in GUM

Its unfortunate but Guam tourism is controlled by Kim Jong-un to large degree these days and scared off everyone except the South Koreans. https://45f834269e626fd5bc92d3c0-lgqvurlx.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/GUAM3.jpg https://45f834269e626fd5bc92d3c0-lgqvurlx.netdna-ssl.com/wp-conten...

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by downdata
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines to get new visual identity
Replies: 51
Views: 16587

Re: Philippine Airlines to get new visual identity

Still better than JAl

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by downdata
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 55347

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

https://bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoi ... y_1707.pdf


looks like melb is fast overtaking syd on international passenger routes
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BITRE for July now available

VA MEL-HKG LF 8804% outbound, 61.4% inbound

https://bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoi ... y_1707.pdf


looks like melb is fast overtaking syd on international passenger routes

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by downdata
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 16379

Re: Kirby: I expect we’ll become [united] the worlds largest airline

Shouldn't the (United) be behind "We" than become? Otherwise its united becoming united?

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by downdata
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet mulls possible widebody aircraft order
Replies: 55
Views: 8331

Re: Spicejet mulls possible widebody aircraft order

Not a surprise since 789 is unalmost unrivaled in its category ... BA has no reason to accept a low ball offer even if volume is there

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by downdata
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66372

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

Here we go again...

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by downdata
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next in line with the "hip" airlines trend.. "Swoop"
Replies: 88
Views: 9273

Re: Next in line with the "hip" airlines trend.. "Swoop"

o dear the livery is worse than the name

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by downdata
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97543

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

zckls04 wrote:
downdata wrote:
Crazy that Boeing themselves asked for a 79% duty and DOC handed a 219% tariff!


I think Boeing asked for 79% x 2, i.e. 160%.


The 219% is only the countervailing duties, from what i understand the anti-dumping subsidy decision is not due until early October.

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by downdata
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97543

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Crazy that Boeing themselves asked for a 79% duty and DOC handed a 219% tariff!

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by downdata
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 102760

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

https://leehamnews.com/2017/09/25/ponti ... t-history/

According to leeham news, a tariff in the order of $32m will be levied per plane. I don't think we'll see cseries orders in the US for years to come...
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https://leehamnews.com/2017/09/25/ponti ... t-history/

According to leeham news, a tariff in the order of $32m will be levied per plane. I don't think we'll see cseries orders in the US for years to come...

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