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by dodoma
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 37901

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

A321Lufthansa wrote:
DALCE wrote:
HB-JMC will go to NRT as LX160 tomorrow, and I'm glad she's back!
The remaining 2 will go after the summer peak.

Nevertheless, JMB headed to AMM today.


Yes, but AMM is used by Swiss for general maintenance. The reconfiguration takes place in DRS.

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by dodoma
Sun May 12, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101201

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Swiss expect their last two CS100 until Summer 2019: https://swiss.newsmarket.com/german/press-releases/all/swiss-reports-new-record-chf-636-million-adjusted-ebit-result/s/d88cacea-c670-4df4-b099-c2dad5fdc3b1 (I included the German version of the press release, the English one is ambiguous over the ...

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by dodoma
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54214

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Polot wrote:
Or we see follow up orders. I doubt in the end the LH group will be operating just 20 787s. This is just the initial tranche, we will see more 787s and probably A350s ordered in the future.


Yes, this could very well happen. Interesting times ahead.

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by dodoma
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54214

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

*note how this almost exactly matches the needs of OS and LX. If LH wants some 787 for themselves they'll have to order more. Actually the 77Ws for LX are for growth, not fleet renewal. Also, 20 787s are not even enough for the A340/767/777 replacement at LX, WK and OS, there are 21 frames total at...

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by dodoma
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 37901

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

https://swiss.newsmarket.com/english/pr ... c22406234d
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Swiss is finally introducing a new premium economy product on their longhaul fleet starting with their 777s in spring 2021.

https://swiss.newsmarket.com/english/pr ... c22406234d

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by dodoma
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 37901

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

The first one of 5 remaining A340s at Swiss has finally finished refurbishment with updated products in all three classes (Economy, Business and First) and is currently on its way to Tokio. https://swiss.newsmarket.com/english/press-releases/all/first-refurbished-swiss-airbus-a340-returns-to-revenue...

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by dodoma
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 29675

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread 2019

As far as I can remember, the new door configuration aka Airbus Cabin Flex (ACF) allows for an increased seat count and is to become the only available config on the A321neo. So no surprise that they went with the new variant.

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by dodoma
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 73
Views: 15238

Re: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Since there are only a handful of 737NGs left to be delivered, does anybody know when the last frame is going to be delivered?

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by dodoma
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 37901

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Hello, I was just thinking if we have any news or planning update for the retrofit of the LX A343 ? The latest I heard was that the first one (HB-JMH) is currently being retrofitted in Dresden and should be done within the next two weeks. They expect to be finished with the 5 A340s by summer. Sourc...

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by dodoma
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus falls short of 800 delivery target in 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 3454

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus falls short of 800 delivery target in 2018

How many of those deliverys were the A220? They were not part of the count when airbus first projected 800 deliverys but are counted in the 790. The "real" miss is more than 10. From the 2018 delivery thread it seems that there were 33 A220 contractually delivered last year. So there are ...

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by dodoma
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101201

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

It's MSN 55046 for Swiss that is included in the list but actually is still in YMX. Probably it has officially been handed over to LX and is now registered in Switzerland but simply has not made the flight to Zurich yet. According to the Swiss Aircraft Register the official handover occurred on Dec...

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by dodoma
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Swiss equip its short-haul aircrafts with FlyNet?
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Re: Will Swiss equip its short-haul aircrafts with FlyNet?

An article from early 2017 (only in German, see link below) states that they confirmed their intentions of offering WiFi onboard starting 2018. So far nothing happened, does anybody (maybe from within the company) if the plans are still on track? Their most current deliveries (A220s) do not offer an...

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by dodoma
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Swiss order more A220?
Replies: 3
Views: 1501

Re: Will Swiss order more A220?

If I remember correctly, the A319s are still flying because Air Berlin went under. With the demise of them and Belair, there was a significant void to fill at ZRH, Swiss even took some of their pilots. Considering this, I could see them order another 5-10 frames, but then again, they also have 25 A3...

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by dodoma
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will 737NG / A320CEO series production end ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1288

Re: When will 737NG / A320CEO series production end ?

In the A320ceo production thread it was mentioned that the last Delta deliveries are scheduled for 2021, so it'll take a couple more years until the legacy A320 disappears from production lists.

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by dodoma
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss A340 Configuration
Replies: 8
Views: 1850

Re: Edelweiss A340 Configuration

I think the explanation is an economical one:

They took over the airplanes from Swiss which means they had to remove the F cabin anyway. All in all it was cheaper to then just rebuild the forward third of the airplane over putting business in front and economy seats after the L2 door.

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by dodoma
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 33442

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

I find it very interesting that the A220 is lacking the "racoon mask"... Would have looked better IMO

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by dodoma
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 33442

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

A220-300 already loaded into Flightradar's system

https://twitter.com/JTGenter/status/1016625207749107712

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by dodoma
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 172683

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

pdp wrote:
So this will - technically - be the first aircraft delivered under their new French overlords?


Well, European overlords if you must. But yes, should be the first, there's no sign of the aircraft in the Swiss registry which suggests that the aircraft hasn't changed ownership yet.

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by dodoma
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 39154

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

I am calling this bs. Airlines with large fleets don't use all their aircraft 24/7. Please provide proof by posting photos of aircraft that are mothballed. https://imgur.com/uDz7jPU Copy and paste, currently doing the social media rounds :-) This picture doesn't explain the reason for the aircraft ...

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by dodoma
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 629931

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Godzilla7 wrote:
bycac wrote:
LH MSN 202 this morning :

Image


Why that yellow dot behind the first door? I hope it is removed bevore delivery.


This is part of the livery. A welcome sign for customers boarding the aircraft.

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by dodoma
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel
Replies: 81
Views: 13025

Re: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel

CarbonFibre wrote:
Flew D-ABOB on U25565 this afternoon with about 20 other pax! Forward and aft sections were completely empty.


Give them some time to establish their operations. It's only been a couple of days...

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by dodoma
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186433

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

This is what capitalism is about. Under normal circumstances anyone can choose their business partners. Absolutely not true. Hostile takeovers. And what would be the reason for BBD to reject a Boeing counter-offer besides bad blood? There is none. Yes but then you had to talk to the shareholders, n...

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by dodoma
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186433

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

What is the chance Boeing can assemble a counter offer? Airbus is for sure getting a sweet deal. BBD has an obligation to sell to the highest bidder. There is no obligation at all. It's as if you were saying any company could be forced to be sold to the highest bidder even if they didn't want to. T...

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by dodoma
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186433

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Can anyone give some insight on which regulatory approvals are required for this deal to go through? For sure there are some Canadian government bodies involved, but what about the EU and the US? Exactly Love to know There really can't be much in regulatory hurdles. Airbus is buying the CSeries. No...

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by dodoma
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186433

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Can anyone give some insight on which regulatory approvals are required for this deal to go through? For sure there are some Canadian government bodies involved, but what about the EU and the US?

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by dodoma
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 98125

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

So I found this: https://www.travelnews.ch/tourismuswelt/6896-nur-die-belair-piloten-duerfen-wieder-hoffen.html (in German) While Edelweiss is getting 2 additional A320s, Swiss is keeping 3 A319s that originally were meant to go back to the lessor early next year because of CS300 deliveries. Swiss i...

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by dodoma
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 98125

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

LXA340 wrote:
Due to the take over of the majority of Air Berlin by Lufthansa it is rumored that SWISS is supposed to add 3 and Edelweiss 2 aircraft for the purpose to serve routes / frequencies that were offered by Air Berlin until now within the next months.


Is this speculation or do you have a source?

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by dodoma
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1530987

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
New A350 rolled out to the flightline today. Reg is F-WZHF. Not sure which one it is though.


Another one with test registration F-WZNZ rolled out three days ago.

MSN unknown.


Could this be a ULR test airframe?

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by dodoma
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is LX's Strategy With The Remaining A340-300's?
Replies: 14
Views: 4148

Re: What is LX's Strategy With The Remaining A340-300's?

2 out of the 7 remaining ones will join Edelweiss next year, the other 5 are getting a new cabin (including Wi-Fi) and will stay with Swiss for another couple of years.

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by dodoma
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1530987

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

After a long period of storage, former testbed MSN 3 has been on the move today. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4461/36789868234_2a973af49b_z.jpg F-WZGG Airbus A350 Airbus by cliper31 , on Flickr Do you know what's gonna happen to the test airframes next? I've seen somewhere that MSN3 is supposed t...

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by dodoma
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251362

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

So the CS300 currently en route to Zurich as LX5201 is HB-JCE? Flightradar doesn't show the registration.

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by dodoma
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251362

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

JulietteBravo wrote:
They are really slow. The long expected next (no. 4) CS300 for SWISS, HB-JBD is now finally en route on her ferry flight to Switzerland.

Does anyone know why that took so long?


Sure that it is HB-JCD? Only HB-JCE has been registered with the Swiss authorities.

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by dodoma
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help with aircraft abbreviations
Replies: 46
Views: 5165

Re: Help with aircraft abbreviations

A 77W is a 777-300ER (extended range) variant, which will have extra Fuel tanks (and therefore different operating weights) than a regular 777-300. That doesn't answer the original question though: Why is a 777-300 often referred to as a 77W? I don't remember where I read this, but the 777-300ER ge...

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by dodoma
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 371507

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

LN 10 performed its first flight yesterday: https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4257/34524543254_44388036f0_z.jpg ET-ATG Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 C/N 38464 / LN 10 by Woodys Aeroimages , on Flickr Well that was just a test flight, first flight was on May 3rd :) And since then it has also flown to ...

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by dodoma
Tue May 23, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1530987

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 69 should be heading home today:

Airbus A350 -941 69 A7-ALP Qatar Airways delivery 23may17 TLS-DOH ex F-WZGZ


Is this the one that was delayed due to fuel tank issues? I can't find any records of it...

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by dodoma
Fri May 19, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
Replies: 83
Views: 8233

Re: Small cities with 2 or more airports

Zurich might fit the bill. ZRH being the large airport, and the former military base Dübendorf which serves some private, rescue and business aviation. While the city of Zurich has just 400'000 inhabitants, when including neighbouring communities, Zurich would clock in at about 1.3 million people, ...

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by dodoma
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 98125

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Swiss will start to introduce CS100 in LSGG next month: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/54472-swiss-begins-geneva-base-fleet-transformation They also confirm the transfert to lager CS300: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/54307-swiss-confirms-another-c-series-order-revision Actually t...

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by dodoma
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251362

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

And there's an order change: Swiss is converting its last 5 CS100 into CS300. This is according to their last financial statement. So in the end the will be operating 10 CS100 and 20 CS300. https://www.swiss.com/CMSContent/corporate/EN/media/newsroom/financial-reports/Documents/20170316-media-releas...

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by dodoma
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 98125

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

An eventual A330 replacement is due 2030-2035. The A340s are being refurbished to the 77W cabin until spring 2018 and they are all going to get WiFi during refurbishment. And with 2 77W being delivered each this and next year we currently have a pretty up-to-date fleet. So I think this is it on the ...

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by dodoma
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251362

Re: CSeries - Flight Test And Production (Part 12)

Well the big windows finally have a downside: A barely readable company name!

Other than that, this machine looks amazing :)

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by dodoma
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss RJ100 HB-IYS phased out
Replies: 7
Views: 1453

Re: Swiss RJ100 HB-IYS phased out

They are really accelerating the phase-out of the RJ100 fleet. As to my count there are only 11 left.

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by dodoma
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 98125

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

What's the plan for the rest of the 9 CS100 that Swiss is supposed to get this year? They clearly need to step up their game in delivering these. I could imagine that they will deliver 2 a month from October.
Anyone with reliable information?

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by dodoma
Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When / How will LH Replace B744 fleet?
Replies: 24
Views: 5705

Re: When / How will LH Replace B744 fleet?

Actually they ordered the A350 as a primary A340-300 replacement while the 777-9 will be taking over the 747-400 and A340-600 routes. A lot can change in the coming years, but it makes sense just looking at the capacity.

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by dodoma
Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CSeries Inaugural Commercial Flight today!
Replies: 50
Views: 11463

Re: Bombardier CSeries Inaugural Commercial Flight today!

It seems they experienced an air conditioning issue. One of the two systems on board stopped working in-flight and for safety reasons they decided to turn around. http://www.watson.ch/Schweiz/articles/880437770-Belüftungssystem-ausgefallen--Brandneuer-Swiss-Jet-aus-Zürich-muss-über-Paris-umkehren (G...

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by dodoma
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CSeries Inaugural Commercial Flight today!
Replies: 50
Views: 11463

Re: Bombardier CSeries Inaugural Commercial Flight today!

The past couple of days the first aircraft experienced a lot of delays and was diverted back to ZRH this morning. Does anyone know what the reason for that is? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/hb-jba#a62e0ff

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by dodoma
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bomb scare on LY2 today
Replies: 6
Views: 1696

Re: Bomb scare on LY2 today

Yes, in fact it was actually two Swiss fighters who were ordered to accompany that jet. http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/KampfjetEinsatz-wegen-Bombendrohung/story/29834799

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by dodoma
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier delivers first CSeries to Swiss
Replies: 61
Views: 16593

Re: Bombardier delivers first CSeries to Swiss

Well they have an arrival ceremony planned for tomorrow afternoon so they don't want the plane arriving early... :D

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