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by duboka
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1674
Views: 237149

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

https://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/bundeswehr-kampfjet-f-18-eurofighter-1.4625463 It seems like, that Germany has to buy the F/A-18 to keep the nuclear capability. The certification of the Eurofighter will take too long. Which is in my opinion not very surprising. I guess at the end they will buy b...

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by duboka
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.
Replies: 62
Views: 16026

Re: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.

Some of them could probably be replaced by ATR 42s but I doubt that's the case for all of them. The below-50 seat market is still largely without a replacement, so, assuming the price is normal airlines will buy it. An ATR 42 already burns less fuel than a SAAB 340 while carrying 13 more passengers...

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by duboka
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.
Replies: 62
Views: 16026

Re: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.

https://www.aero.de/news-32349/Comeback-fuer-die-Dornier-328.html The aircraft with the name D328NEU, a further development of the Dornier 328, is to offer space for up to 39 passengers. The propellers should rotate quieter than the predecessor model and CO2 emissions should also be lower. Thomas Ja...

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by duboka
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.
Replies: 62
Views: 16026

Re: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.

Wonder if it can be adapted to other uses like a small freighter, medevac aircraft, different set ups for military use? Yes of course! I think it be easily reconfigured as a medevac or an patrol aircraft. For the use as a small freighter it lacks a cargo ramp at the back. But probably Lockheed is w...

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by duboka
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.
Replies: 62
Views: 16026

Re: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.

Translation of 2nd link: In the future, passenger aircraft will be built at Leipzig / Halle Airport. The production of the Dornier 328 turboprop will be resumed, it said on Wednesday from the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Dresden. The exact plans will be presented next week during the National Av...

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by duboka
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus plans to open new A321neo assembly line in Toulouse
Replies: 73
Views: 4354

Re: Airbus studying an A321neo line in Toulouse

Olddog wrote:
Maybe that with the german Enders airbus france endured some strange choices and now the balance could move back a bit.


What were the strange choices? Like centering all the headquarters Airbus in Toulouse?

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by duboka
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee has become an A350 only airline
Replies: 26
Views: 8141

Re: French Bee has become an A350 only airline

Wow, congrats to French Bee, the A350 is a truly majestic bird, and so comfortable to fly on! It’s not comfy in their configuration! Yeah those 3x4x3 A350s do not look appealing! https://i2.wp.com/thepointsguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/IMG_5511.jpg What's the seat width of their seats? I imagi...

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by duboka
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 27486

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

What is the effective range of the A321XLR? So not the advertised range, but the longest route this aircraft can effectively fly?

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by duboka
Mon May 20, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How important is top speed to a fighter these days ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2900

Re: How important is top speed to a fighter these days ?

The Eurofighter, F-15 and Rafale would all need light afterburner to hit that speed with a few air to air missiles but as their fuel capacity is quite small they will not be able to average a speed as high. If they tried to match the speed of the Suhkoi, F-22 and F-35 they would run out of fuel fir...

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by duboka
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 764016

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

A good article, why the FAA is irresponsible not to ground the B737MAX: https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&nv=1&rurl=translate.google.de&sl=de&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=https://www.aero.de/news-31164/Wird-schon-gut-gehen.html&xid=17259,15700022,15700186,157...

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by duboka
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 764016

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Here are my 2 cents in this. Call me a fanboy all you want, but like what others have said grounding to me is an overreaction. If two 737 NG or two A320 ceo crash 5 months apart from one another now there won't be anyone calling for the grounding of these aircraft at all. So why is this different f...

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by duboka
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Lufthansa interested in easyJet
Replies: 30
Views: 9349

Re: Rumour: Lufthansa interested in easyJet

Consultants have all kinds of funny ideas. And "interested" really can mean anything. Besides that, it certainly would run into major anti-competition issues and force Lufthansa to divest of parts of its other business interests. I know that this can mean a lot, but if Reuters reports tha...

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by duboka
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Lufthansa interested in easyJet
Replies: 30
Views: 9349

Rumour: Lufthansa interested in easyJet

In this article about Lufthansa's interest on Condor was a sentence, which caught my eye: Dagegen hieß es in einer Analyse der Investmentberatung Kepler Cheuvreux: “Wir glauben, Lufthansa ist sehr interessiert an Easyjet.” In english: On the other hand, an analysis by investment consultants Kepler C...

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by duboka
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1674
Views: 237149

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

https://www.aero.de/news-30916/Luftwaff ... ghter.html

It seems like the Luftwaffe is going to order 50 Eurofighters as a replacement for the Tornado.
But it's still open, which aircraft should be bought for the nuclear bomber role.
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https://www.aero.de/news-30916/Luftwaff ... ghter.html

It seems like the Luftwaffe is going to order 50 Eurofighters as a replacement for the Tornado.
But it's still open, which aircraft should be bought for the nuclear bomber role.

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by duboka
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies
Replies: 103
Views: 18943

Re: EU to grant QR unrestricted access to EU airports

What is QR giving up in other parts of the bilateral? https://www.aero.de/news-30894/Qatar-Airways-erhaelt-mehr-Spielraum-fuer-EU-Fluege.html "In return, Qatar commits itself to fair competition, which explicitly includes a waiver of government subsidies to Qatar Airways." If it's really ...

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by duboka
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350
Replies: 49
Views: 7175

Re: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350

The obvious solution would be AirTanker. A damp lease with the aircraft available for VVIP work and other Government requirements. AirTanker is an internationally owned company after all, and they could provide the Luftwaffe with the plane plus crews and training. Politics and politicians. Typicall...

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by duboka
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350
Replies: 49
Views: 7175

Re: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350

https://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article1 ... -Euro.html
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It seems like that a decision has been made and Germany is very likely to order an A350 from Airbus:

https://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article1 ... -Euro.html

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by duboka
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350
Replies: 49
Views: 7175

Re: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350

As noted in the earlier thread, the GAF already has 4 a330 MRTT which they intend to pool in the euro tanker force, they also have options on a further four. It's a no brainer that they simply copy the RAF and have one configured for VIP use, have one configured solely for VIP use (i.e. Without the...

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by duboka
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350
Replies: 49
Views: 7175

Re: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350

The two A340s are very busy, too (what I've read...). So it could even make sense, to buy an additional aircraft. And why a new one? In this quite unusual case, the media was complaining, that Germany buys always used aircraft and close to never new ones for the Flugbereitschaft. So this could be o...

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by duboka
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350
Replies: 49
Views: 7175

Re: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350

Better spend the money on more Crews....the 2nd A340 was available but there were no Crews. Also we are getting an A321 for Government use lets try things out with the things we already have instead of wasting tax payers money.... P.S. Usually I am a guy that cheers for new aircraft but this is nut...

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by duboka
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350
Replies: 49
Views: 7175

Re: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350

Why would they need to do this? I read that dispatch reliability on the A340's has been great, on here? To be honest I don't know... Probably, such that they can keep a backup plane in Cologne at all times? The reliability of the aircraft itself is not that problem. It's, what I've read, in the nor...

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by duboka
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350
Replies: 49
Views: 7175

Germany considers buying an A330 or A350

This Spiegel article reports that the German Minister of Defence wants to buy an A330 or A350 for the Flugbereitschaft (the VIP aircraft branch of the German air force) http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/ursula-von-der-leyen-will-flotte-der-bundeswehr-flugbereitschaft-vergroessern-a-1243910.h...

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by duboka
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated
Replies: 53
Views: 7751

Re: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated

Avianca Brazil will be taken over by Avianca. They are already owned by the same guy, but technically they are still two totally separated entities. This will make everything way more easier... Avianca Holdings is partially owned by German Efromovich, who owns Synergy which in turn owns AV Brazil. ...

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by duboka
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated
Replies: 53
Views: 7751

Re: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated

Avianca Brazil will be taken over by Avianca. They are already owned by the same guy, but technically they are still two totally separated entities. This will make everything way more easier...

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by duboka
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 17987

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

I didn't know, that DY was that big in NY. How many flights do they have per day?

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by duboka
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 88
Views: 13836

Re: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?

Thanks for your efforts! I think you are having a wrong seat configuration for the A330: they removed the first class last year from this aircraft... But is for both airlines a big part of the fleet missing: the short haul fleet for the European network. These are European style Buissnes Class seat...

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by duboka
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 88
Views: 13836

Re: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?

Just done a rough calculation on the amount of premium seats each airline offers, albeit with some caveats: - Based purely on aircraft with longhaul seat configurations (i.e. for BA that includes First, Club World, and both World Traveller Cabins etc) - I've counted F/J/W as Premium cabins (can red...

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by duboka
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa aircraft ops in 2004 question
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: Lufthansa aircraft ops in 2004 question

I imagine that you flew on the FRA-MUC flight with an A300-600 or A310-300. Both flew on short haul flights. And for your second flight it could have been an ATR 42/72, a Dash 8-300/400 or a Fokker 50. That's the most precise answer I can give. Probably someone else knows more...

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by duboka
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to become Eurowings (-like)?
Replies: 17
Views: 6036

Re: Brussels Airlines to become Eurowings (-like)?

The integration has started, so it seems! Eurowings takes over 4 Brussels Airlines flights, even the so-wanted Lufthansa business class option has been dropped on these flights. Eurowings to operate some Brussels Airlines flights from Berlin Tegel, without business class But what's the difference b...

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by duboka
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin to lease A330neo aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 9482

Re: Air Berlin to lease A330neo aircraft

KarelXWB wrote:
At this point MSN 1844 and 1861 have been allocated to Air Berlin.



When will they be delivered?

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by duboka
Wed May 17, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa celebrates 25thBirthday of Munich Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 3489

Re: Lufthansa celebrates 25thBirthday of Munich Airport

I checked: It was not Germanwings. The first airplane to land after official opening was a Aero Lloyd MD-83 from Izmir, 10 Minutes before the two Lufthansa jets. One day earlier , already 16 planes landed for test purposes, deviated from Riem. The first passenger plane landed, therefore, on May 16 ...

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by duboka
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status
Replies: 22
Views: 4731

Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Wow... Talk about a coincidence... Anyway, it is possible that LH will do future repairs on the bird in VCV. Back in 2009 when D-ALCO suffered a hard landing in MEX Lufthansa did minimal repairs there and then flew unpresurized to VCV for future repairs... Let's see what happens with the last deliv...

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by duboka
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BT with CS300 to TXL
Replies: 2
Views: 772

Re: BT with CS300 to TXL

As more CS300 aircraft are delivered more routes will be operated. Here are the routes currently served by the 2x CS300s: - YL-CSA - YL-CSB Riga (RIX) to: - Amsterdam (AMS) - Vilnius (VNO) - Barcelona (BCN) - Milan (MXP) - Stockholm (ARN) - Helsinki (HEL) - Munich (MUC) - Frankfurt (FRA) - Zurich (...

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by duboka
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BT with CS300 to TXL
Replies: 2
Views: 772

BT with CS300 to TXL

I've just seen that Air Baltic offers RIX-TXL flights with the CS300 around May. Is it just a mistake or do they really intend to use this aircraft on this route, because I found no announcement, that they will to use this aircraft on this leg... :scratchchin:

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by duboka
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER opening postponed for the 4th time
Replies: 103
Views: 17345

Re: BER opening postponed

To be honest I start to think these delays are wanted, because in 2018 or 2019 they have to equip the surrounding of TXL with anti-noise measurements, which costs a huge ton of money. And these measurements are the main argument to close Tegel. But then they have to do it to have a working airport i...

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by duboka
Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport with the most A320 movements is...
Replies: 23
Views: 8040

Re: Airport with the most A320 movements is...

What I find quite interesting is that Fra or Muc is not number 1 for the A340...

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by duboka
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest Terminal Building Still In Use?
Replies: 42
Views: 9013

Re: Oldest Terminal Building Still In Use?

What about Rand Airport? It seems to me that they are still using the original terminal building. The airport was opened on 1931, but the construction started in 1920.... So probably the terminal building is standing longer than the one in Burbank...

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by duboka
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to open a long haul base in Geneva? Swiss authorities are holding back
Replies: 44
Views: 11588

Re: Emirates to open a long haul base in Geneva? Swiss authorities are holding back

If there is realy a market other US flights from gva, why don't the US3 serve it, if not LX? United is the only US airline serving gva from ewr and iad. air canada serves yul, too...

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by duboka
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal
Replies: 116
Views: 16017

Re: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal

Airbus just has to get the US parts below 10%. Just above 10% US parts they have to ask the US for an export permission... If Airbus really wants to get below 10% US parts, they'll do it in my opinion. The other question is of course how much would it cost? Is the group of potential costumers large...

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by duboka
Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal
Replies: 116
Views: 16017

Re: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal

Airbus just has to get the US parts below 10%. Just above 10% US parts they have to ask the US for an export permission... If Airbus really wants to get below 10% US parts, they'll do it in my opinion. The other question is of course how much would it cost? Is the group of potential costumers large ...

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by duboka
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many Economy class- seats can fit in a Gulfstream 650, or B. Global 7000
Replies: 27
Views: 5978

Re: How many Economy class- seats can fit in a Gulfstream 650, or B. Global 7000

Polot wrote:
The Global 7000 slots in size between a CRJ700 and CRJ900, no need for an airline to buy it.


There could be a very small case to use them for a normal airline use: very, very, very thin long haul routes. But honestly I don't think that any airline is going to use them for this job....

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by duboka
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Sarajevo have more flights?
Replies: 29
Views: 5522

Re: Why no more flights to Sarajevo?

I understand those links. However I couldn't understand why there are so few other flights from Sarajevo to Western Europe. At the moment there is not a single scheduled flight from Bosnia to the UK, France, Spain, Italy or Netherlands. As I said Skopje (which no one knows in Western Europe) has al...

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by duboka
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Sarajevo have more flights?
Replies: 29
Views: 5522

Re: Why no more flights to Sarajevo?

I'm quite often in sjj, i found that most of the flights are filled with people, who are having family ties to Bosnia. and a lot of them are connecting to the states later (a lot of people on the flight to muc and vie are having an us passport). and you don't have to forget, that a lot Bostonians as...

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by duboka
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Lufthansa 737 phase-out thread
Replies: 46
Views: 9026

Re: The Lufthansa 737 phase-out thread

rutankrd wrote:

Two remained in the fleet through to 1993 D-ABGE and 1994 in the case of D-ABHE which served 23 years in group and must surely be the oldest 737 ever in LH group.


The B737-300s, which they retired yesterday, are about 25 years old...

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by duboka
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Lufthansa 737 phase-out thread
Replies: 46
Views: 9026

Re: The Lufthansa 737 phase-out thread

Luxair747SP wrote:
duboka wrote:
Does LH still use one of the PrivateAir B737?


Yes this one is still in use by LH


So in the end, the Lh B737 story still goes on. But sadly not in Lh colours

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by duboka
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Lufthansa 737 phase-out thread
Replies: 46
Views: 9026

Re: The Lufthansa 737 phase-out thread

Does LH still use one of the PrivateAir B737?

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by duboka
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Lufthansa 737 phase-out thread
Replies: 46
Views: 9026

Re: The Lufthansa 737 phase-out thread

Yeah, it's kinda sad.... I think for most people it's 'just' a european carrier, which retires it's last b737... But on the other side it's the first B737 costumer and the costumer, which lead Boeing to even built it.... I've read somewhere, that Lh's first passagiere flight of a B737-300 was from F...

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by duboka
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Germany have so few airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 7113

Re: Why does Germany have so few airlines

In my opinion, compared to example France, the German airline market was quite diverse, until a couple of years ago. France on the other hand has just Air France, and a couple of other smaller airlines...

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by duboka
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Exit : Boeing Customer Code
Replies: 12
Views: 3661

Re: Exit : Boeing Customer Code

I don't think it's an overall removal. The B747-830 and B747-89L for example are officially two different versions of the same aircraft. 30 stands for lh and they are having a special fuel sys.... I found for example a B737-7... after L/N 6000. It's just in my opiniom an indication that lafter L/N t...

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by duboka
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Foreign airlines serving the most US states
Replies: 25
Views: 6604

Re: Foreign airlines serving the most US states

Here is a overview with all states BA & LH are serving: BA 15: GA, TX, MD, MA, IL, CO, NV, CA, FL, NY, NJ, PA, AZ, WA, WDC LH 14: GA, MA, NC, IL, CO, TX, MI, CA, FL, NY, NJ, PA, WA, WDC But if you count the hole airline group, IAG has 16 (CT additionaly with EI) and the LHG has 15 (NV additional...

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