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by OA940
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 63
Views: 14120

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

SDU and LCY will be glad to hear this ;)

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by OA940
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air considers keeping A330s
Replies: 16
Views: 3246

Re: Gulf Air considers keeping A330s

817Dreamliiner wrote:
MoReZ84 wrote:
OA940 wrote:
Isn't Gulf taking 16 787s?


10 firm 6 options


Boeing's website lists 16 firm orders for the 787-9 for Gulf Air.


Wiki too, that's why I asked.

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by OA940
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oman Air adds ATH with the 737 MAX
Replies: 14
Views: 1732

Oman Air adds ATH with the 737 MAX

https://www.aircargonews.net/news/airline/single-view/news/oman-air-to-add-athens-to-expanding-network.html Oman Air will be adding a flight from Muscat to Athens as part of its expansion with the 737 MAX from 2019. No starting date or frequency just yet, but the airline's chief executive has confir...

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by OA940
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX
Replies: 14
Views: 2386

Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX

Thought this deserved its own thread. Copa will be using the B/E Aerospace Diamond seats for its 737 MAX fleet, starting with a MAX 9. These are the same seats used by airlines like PAL, AA, UA, DL, KLM and many more. Copa will launch these seats (and the MAX) on some of its longest routes, such as ...

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by OA940
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 14340

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

This is just great. They should keep it like that

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by OA940
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air considers keeping A330s
Replies: 16
Views: 3246

Re: Gulf Air considers keeping A330s

Isn't Gulf taking 16 787s?

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by OA940
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Turkish Airlines could start flying to Australia in 2019 with B787-9
Replies: 80
Views: 10485

Re: Turkish Airlines could start flying to Australia in 2019 with B787-9

Could they maybe do it with the 359? It has more range than the 789, which would help them reach SYD, which I assume would be their first goal. They could also reintroduce Premium Economy on the A350. A 7-abreast cabin with, say, 42'' pitch would do the trick, and would help keep capacity at lower l...

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by OA940
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA - Why such limited service to Oceania?
Replies: 12
Views: 2545

Re: EVA - Why such limited service to Oceania?

I think you answered your questions. China beat them to Oceania with the 744. Keep in mind that EVA is a fairly new airline, whereas CI has decades on them. When EVA launched, they naturally wanted to go to the bigger markets, such as LAX, LHR and JFK. If I'm correct CI and QF had TPE covered from A...

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by OA940
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 16889

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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by OA940
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn´t Boeing make a longer range 737 Max?
Replies: 22
Views: 2999

Re: Why doesn´t Boening make a loger range 737 Max?

797 is basically it. Only they just add in some more capacity.

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by OA940
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 5928

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

Do they even have enough aircrft on order? Can the MAX even make it with a full payload? Each of these new bases will only require 2 aircraft (with the exception of STN and eventually FRA, with 3), and they have 16 MAX 9s on order with 4 purchase rights. They also still have 3 A321neos to receive t...

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by OA940
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 5928

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

Do they even have enough aircrft on order? Can the MAX even make it with a full payload?

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by OA940
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Car chase on LYS runway
Replies: 17
Views: 3966

Re: Car chase on LYS runway

This is the literal definition of what the f***

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by OA940
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?
Replies: 39
Views: 5926

Re: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?

Cultural reasons aside, JL and NH are extremely conservative when it comes to expansion. You'll never see them opening up any ''risky'' routes, like airlines in neighboring countries may do. Ofc for them a risky market is Madrid, so you can kinda see why they don't fly to the immensly lower-yield Af...

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by OA940
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub
Replies: 44
Views: 5694

Re: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub

Wow, Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on something? :white: :duck:

In all seriousness though, isn't is basically what every airline that sells tickets via its hub does?

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by OA940
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will BA expand?
Replies: 37
Views: 5685

How will BA expand?

With LHR practically out of slots, and BA expecting 70 new aircraft, how will they expand going forward? The LHR expansions are years away. I heard they were gonna use some of the A350s to replace 747s. They could use the A350 and 78J to replace the 77E, though i doubt they are gonna want to dump th...

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by OA940
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to replace E-195s by 2021 with E2-195s
Replies: 16
Views: 2422

Re: Azul to replace E-195s by 2021 with E2-195s

How are they planning to replace them exactly? There is no way they'll have taken all 51 E195 E2s by 2021. Are they downsizing? Also why are they retiring them so soon?

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by OA940
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 28680

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!!!

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by OA940
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 85
Views: 14220

Re: Report: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet

Interjet needs to figure out what it wants to be- a ULCC or a proper full service carrier. Right now it is trying to be both and it’s not working as their financial results show. A 93 seat jet has no place in their fleet, and as comfortable as the A320s/A321 are Interjet really needs to densify the...

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by OA940
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37039

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

Has anyone got any idea how many frames are up for grabs in this RFP? 10-15? (not all for use on longest routes, of course) Well they're gonna need 3 frames for each route, and they said they'd like to do SYD/MEL/BNE-LHR/JFK so that's 6 routes. Assuming these would all be single daily flights that'...

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by OA940
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay
Replies: 42
Views: 6006

Re: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay

The A220 order book has long been full of these questionable orders. Others that are certainly in doubt are Iraq, GulfAir, Odyssey, Privatair, Republic, Ilyushin, Redwings, Porter, etc.. I suspect Airbus will seek to clean the order book up and get clarity one way or the other about who is doing wh...

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by OA940
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 10948

Re: Flybe reveals updated livery

Let me vomit real quick

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by OA940
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 14408

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

With the 797 coming on-line by 2025 and Boeing's recent acquisition of Embraer (80 percent of the company), there will be enough aircraft to replace the current market of the 737 within the family of Boeing aircraft. In fact, it would be silly for Boeing to continue the 737 program with the new 797...

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by OA940
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best TATL premium products?
Replies: 29
Views: 2399

Re: Best TATL premium products?

Specifically for FRA-JFK Singapore Airlines flies it daily on the A380 as a fifth freedom from SIN and it will be continuing. Never flown, but arguably SQ is leagues above LH in W and J. Service on F is comparable by what I've read but SQ suites are too good to pass up. If I recall correctly ANZ's L...

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by OA940
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean announces ATH to IBZ, SJJ and VLC
Replies: 12
Views: 1736

Re: Aegean announces ATH to IBZ, SJJ and VLC

Interesting. I wonder what’s the main market with Ibiza to Athens - Greek tourism to Ibiza or the other way around. No shortage of beaches and beautiful islands in Greece so maybe predominantly Spanish tourism to Athens and onward connections? Aegean connects a lot of people from nearby countries t...

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by OA940
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13843

Re: Combating B6 if they decide to go TA

If configured with Mint, their A321neo can make it. See Primera Air.

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by OA940
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13843

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

Kind of known this is where the company is going but it’s an interesting interview. https://thepointsguy.com/news/more-mint-and-europe-jetblue/ They really drive me crazy sometimes with how deliberate they are with everything. The A220 going to Europe idea is a little surprising. Didn't think it wo...

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by OA940
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and SFO widebodys!
Replies: 33
Views: 5717

Re: AA and SFO widebodys!

Demand and to increase utilization.

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by OA940
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to invest $400m in new interiors for A32S, 767, 787 and keep 777’s
Replies: 11
Views: 2870

Re: LATAM to invest $400m in new interiors for A32S, 767, 787 and keep 777’s

According to thedesignnair the new interiors are also for the A350s. Plus the promotional pictures show an A350 cabin. https://thedesignair.net/2018/08/23/latam-impresses-with-new-cabin-interiors-as-part-of-us400m-investment/ Nope, the existing and to-be-delivered A350-900 fleet not listed to have ...

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by OA940
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 777 now shuts down Haneda runway
Replies: 2
Views: 2233

Re: Air Canada 777 now shuts down Haneda runway

For the first half of 2018 we had ground collisions. Now the trend seems to be traffic disruptions. Wow this is moving fast :P

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by OA940
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will EK ever firm its 787 order?
Replies: 26
Views: 5101

Will EK ever firm its 787 order?

I don't wanna be one of those people, but it's been almost a year with no news regarding EK's 787 order. It wouldn't be the first time an airline left an order at the commitment stage (Loongair's CS100 order is just one example of that), and most commitments usually get firmed up earlier. I hope thi...

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by OA940
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to invest $400m in new interiors for A32S, 767, 787 and keep 777’s
Replies: 11
Views: 2870

Re: LATAM to invest $400m in new interiors for A32S, 767, 787 and keep 777’s

https://thedesignair.net/2018/08/23/lat ... nvestment/
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According to thedesignnair the new interiors are also for the A350s. Plus the promotional pictures show an A350 cabin.

https://thedesignair.net/2018/08/23/lat ... nvestment/

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by OA940
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43392

Re: Britiah Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

Probably 779 and 359 to replace the 747 and older 777-200ERs. Maybe a 35K and 789 topup.

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by OA940
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37039

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

Wait since when is QF looking to dump the whale? I thought Sunrise was only about SYD/MEL/BNE-JFK/Europe non-stop. Anyway, I feel this one will go to Boeing. The 777X has the same type rating as their 787s, and, if they're looking to dump the A380, then the -9 would be a better replacement than the ...

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by OA940
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 15051

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

People are forgetting that Thompson wants to have a direct aisle access fully flat J seat specifically for narrowbodies out by 2020. Plus UA said they're ''working on a prototype'' so it could be a custom seat.

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by OA940
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 30026

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

Very exciting news, and glad to see ORD-ATH especially. Good to see someone realised the potential. Now only to upgrade PHL to a 787-9 as well :P

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by OA940
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will air to air refueling ever be a thing in commercial aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 3537

Re: Will air to air refueling ever be a thing in commercial aviation?

As everyone here has already said, it's way too dangerous to do that on a plane with 300 people on board with no way out.

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by OA940
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15014

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

Have there been many instances where having an air marshal has helped? It seems a primarily US/third world thing. It seems like an expensive and probably unnecessary program in the days of secure flight decks and extensive security screening before boarding. You mean this kind of "extensive se...

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by OA940
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 73
Views: 6299

Re: More Screens, More Choices: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment

Let me get this straight: DL is choosing to give their customers a better experience and some are knocking them for it? For as much as many complain about how modern air travel stinks compared to 'how it used to be', you'd think that everyone would be happy about DL's attempt... The stupidity of th...

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by OA940
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 90
Views: 11085

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

So we distribute the almost 30 million passengers LGA handles every year to...... where exactly? The packed-to-the-brim JFK or EWR which can certainly handle 70% more passengers? Or do you want us to ship them off to Stewart and Teteboro? You can't pull the plug on LGA because there is no more room ...

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by OA940
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will supersede the Boeing 717
Replies: 78
Views: 9586

Re: What will supersede the Boeing 717

A220-100 is the best replacement. It has the same 2-3 layout and the same certified capacity, so it should match configurations better. Plus it offers better fuel efficiency and range. Otherwise airlines have the E195-E2 option.

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by OA940
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12072

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Instead of buying old planes from dodgy countries/brokers, maybe they just can kick out those evil Ayatollahs, become a democracy and problem solved. I still don't get why Airbus allow itself to be dependant on US technology for their aircraft. They must have known that this day would come ? Easy, ...

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by OA940
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you make a SAA new fleet?
Replies: 23
Views: 4170

Re: SAA new fleet!

I'd probably wait until the airline wasn't in financial turmoil first...

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by OA940
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy discussion thread
Replies: 44
Views: 8352

Air Italy discussion thread

It's been a few months since they launched, and I was wondering how they are doing financially, and in terms of load factors and yields. I heard that at first their planes were flying empty. Has that changed? Has anyone here flown them? How was it?

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