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by KrustyTheKlown
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Interjet gets new investors, seek to grow
Replies: 272
Views: 59644

Re: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale

Money from heaven Interjet (Mexico) received an investment of more than US$150 million that will serve to boost its capitalization, as well as to reinforce its internal structure and plan of operations during its restructuring. The investors are led by businessmen Carlos Cabal Peniche and Alejandro...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 110
Views: 23869

Re: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11

According to airfleets.net AM currently operates the following aircraft: 737: 49 (of which 6 are MAX-8) 787: 19 E-jets: 56 (5D, their regional affiliate) They also have 54 737-MAX on order. In the current environment their 787s are being used mostly for cargo as their usual transoceanic routes have ...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design
Replies: 41
Views: 6322

Re: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design

This design would still require modifying the air distribution system of an airplane to assure that you are not breathing air exhaled by somebody else (for example by blasting large quantities of air to exhaust grates on the floor). The air and droplets exhaled by the middle seat passenger may not d...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which aircraft types have best advantage for social distancing?
Replies: 27
Views: 2150

Re: Which aircraft types have best advantage for social distancing?

As no aircraft that I know of has an air distribution system that guarantees that passengers are not breathing air exhaled by other passengers, what is needed until a vaccine is widely available is making N95 respirators mandatory [and hopefully complementary as they are hard to find in stores]. Air...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Edited EWR Photo On Google Earth Shows Just 2 Planes At The Gates
Replies: 28
Views: 6045

Re: Updated: Edited EWR Photo On Google Earth Shows Just 2 Planes At The Gates

Please don't use google maps to try to link satellite pictures to current events. Google maps never shows when the pictures were taken and the most recent pictures in the Google Earth computer application were taken on MAY-2018. According to SentinelHub this is how Newark look like on April 2, 2020:...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182696

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Now let’s look at the positive and meaningful impact of Coronavirus; not one person has mentioned the environmental benefits of having fewer scheduled aircraft, for example. This is actually a very interesting point, I am having my eye on it. Air travel being significantly cut down globally, and al...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico 787 in HNL
Replies: 12
Views: 5788

Re: AeroMexico 787 in HNL

AM generally uses their 787-8 rather than their -9 in Asian routes as the -9 are better suited to European routes with more passengers. Another factor is that despite of the fact that taking off at sea level the -9 has a longer range than the -8 due to its higher MTOW, in MEX (elevation of 7300 feet...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155175

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

If by Chinese competition they mean the A320-sized C919 and the 787-sized CR929 I don't think the definition of Middle Of the Market changes at all.

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by KrustyTheKlown
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark
Replies: 51
Views: 6990

Re: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark

For the site where the new airport was being constructed, what's happening to it currently? Can it be feasibly restarted whenever a new administration is in power? One hopes such a scenario doesn't emerge given the problems in Mexico after having had essentially the same administration for its enti...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark
Replies: 51
Views: 6990

Re: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark

The president won by promising canceling the new MEX. Then they did a referendum asking if construction should be continued, the result was negative. So this is what the Mexican populace voted for, unfortunately for them (majority of which haven't flown on an airplane), the rest will pay the conseq...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 37706

Re: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport

Seems like there was quite a bit of investment already at the Laguna d Texcoco site: ... That picture is from Aug 2017. When construction was halted in Texcoco the terminal was already well underway. https://i.imgur.com/f5GxYwi.jpg $5B USD is a estimate of how much was spent on Texcoco, just so tha...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 37706

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

Reading a news article, the President of Mexico says it will be ready in 2021. It’s hard to believe that! Even in Poland the new CPK airport that may actually be built now (same party won re-election) it is being delayed to 2029. https://m.excelsior.com.mx/nacional/aeropuerto-en-santa-lucia-estara-...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EK gets court approval for December flights to MEX via BCN
Replies: 87
Views: 9287

Re: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN

"Aeromexico is leaning on its government to reverse a decision that grants Dubai-based Emirates fifth-freedom rights between Mexico City and Barcelona" Well that's unlikely to happen as AM is on the Mexican government's sh*t list for not supporting the airport designed by the President's c...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet put up for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 7030

Re: Interjet put up for sale

.... While the Mexican government recently granted the company a credit guarantee of $150 million dollars for 5-years, higher oil prices, airport charges and cost related to 17 grounded Sukhoi SSJ-100, has made the viability of the company questionable. ... That credit guarantee comes from an expor...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Thu May 16, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 142
Views: 31694

Re: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.

Time to delete rumor from the thread title as Interjet just confirmed that they are indeed selling 20 SSJ. I imagine that those are all their SSJ still capable of flying as Airfleets.net says they have 20 active and 2 stored aircraft: XA-PBA damaged in 2015 in a collision with a jetbridge (cue to th...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane
Replies: 66
Views: 9619

Re: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane

Don't know if I should fly Aeromexico. For the sake of argument, lets admit for a second the whole thing is real. Since the plane was parked and all dark, how do you know the ghost was before the incident, and still is after, in that airplane? Has AM been marred by ghost sightings in its aircraft d...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: DFW to build terminal F which’ll most likely be international
Replies: 62
Views: 9549

Re: Unconfirmed: DFW to build terminal F which’ll most likely be international

Considering that Mexico city is dead as a Latin America <-> East Asia hub (due to the cancellation of its new airport) I think that DFW is well positioned to capture an important part of that market despite the usual visa requirements for most passengers in those routes.

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by KrustyTheKlown
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Airbus face too big engine issue with A320Neo?
Replies: 16
Views: 4280

Re: Why didn't Airbus face too big engine issue with A320Neo?

The CFM56-5A used in the original A320 has a fan diameter of 68 inches while the LEAP-1A of the A320NEO has a diameter of 78 inches (an increase of 114%). The JT8D-7A of the 737-Jurassic has a fan diameter of 42.5 inches while the LEAP-1B of the 737-MAX has a fan diameter of 69.4 inches (an increase...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet on brink of collapse?
Replies: 53
Views: 16311

Re: Interjet on brink of collapse?

According to flightaware, Interjet cancelled 7% (21) of their flights today, with 17 flight out of MEX and 4 into MEX cancelled.

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by KrustyTheKlown
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet on brink of collapse?
Replies: 53
Views: 16311

Re: Interjet on brink of collapse?

https://yucatanexpatlife.com/interjet-c ... nresolved/


Interjet operates way more than just 17 daily flights out of MEX. I don't have exact numbers but I'm pretty sure is closer to 100 than to 17.
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janders wrote:
All 17 flights out of MEX canceled today due crew sickout

https://yucatanexpatlife.com/interjet-c ... nresolved/


Interjet operates way more than just 17 daily flights out of MEX. I don't have exact numbers but I'm pretty sure is closer to 100 than to 17.

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by KrustyTheKlown
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 49454

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

This is the closest there is to current satellite images of Victorville in a free website: March 25, 2019

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by KrustyTheKlown
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated - Southwest pulls out of Mexico City
Replies: 143
Views: 24077

Re: Updated - Southwest pulls out of Mexico City

The Mexico point of sale market depends a lot on cash transactions, even online stores as Amazon have introduced methods of payment that involve paying with cash at convenience stores (I think the Mexican LCCs also allow this). So Southwest is in a clear disadvantage relying in credit card-only tick...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Global Terminal proposals released
Replies: 102
Views: 16730

Re: ORD Global Terminal proposals released

The midfield concourses are going to require a major reconfiguration of taxiways and the demolition of runway 32L

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As the roof of Foster's proposal doesn't have any columns I wonder how well it will resist a heavy snow load.

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by KrustyTheKlown
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico fuel crisis - airports at risk?
Replies: 8
Views: 1998

Re: Mexico fuel crisis - airports at risk?

AMLO's detractors expected that it would take him at least 6 years to transform Mexico into Venezuela.. Nobody expected it would take him 6 weeks. [/joke?]

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by KrustyTheKlown
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico fuel crisis - airports at risk?
Replies: 8
Views: 1998

Re: Mexico fuel crisis - airports at risk?

A NOTAM warning of a fuel shortage was indeed issued by QRO for Jan 10. The NOTAM is no longer active as apparently they received fuel shipments. https://i.ibb.co/6Dh9bKm/Capture.png Reportedly they never ran out of fuel. I suspect that the tankers that usually supply QRO were re-directed to supply ...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 37706

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

any news about this? I thought i last read that the AMLO govt was able to come to an agreement to purchase the new airport's debt bonds. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-airport/building-of-new-mexico-city-airport-suspended-but-some-works-continue-idUSKCN1OX153 Is there an agreement? Last ...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE and Mexican authorities working on establishing flights
Replies: 30
Views: 4561

Re: UAE and Mexican authorities working on establishing flights

Surely the new MX government can provide daily slots for Emirates to punish Aeromexico for opposing the completely idiotic plan of cancelling the new Mexico city airport (already >30% built) so that the new president's cronies can build a different airport that will have serious airspace limitations.

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by KrustyTheKlown
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Electric planes: the state of the art
Replies: 260
Views: 18472

Re: Electric planes: the state of the art

I highly doubt that. Do you have anything that actually shows that 4% number for distribution? A real big issue is the efficiency of producing that energy which is completely ignored by the electric cult. Probably the biggest issue that is completely ignored is where is the energy going to come fro...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Electric planes: the state of the art
Replies: 260
Views: 18472

Re: Electric planes: the state of the art

Here's the kicker that most people never heard of: The amount of electricity delivered to small factories, households, small business, etc. for most cities and rural areas is only about 50% of what is generated. The other 50% is transmission and distribution line losses. Very large factories and us...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 186
Views: 46940

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

BDX is taken by Broadus (Montana), BJS is city code for Beijing so it isn't available. All other codes starting with BJ are taken. I don't think it applies in this case because HND is for both Tokyo-Haneda and Henderson Executive (Nevada, USA). If you read the previous comments you'll see that I wa...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 37706

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

Peeves me off when someone in power states the "people have decided" (i.e., by this "public vote"), yet it remains a controversial issue and it seems like it's unanimously not what the people wanted. They need to think again. ... Is a controversial issue as pretty much only the ...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 37706

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

Another thread wanted an update on the MEX airport SNAFU. So in brief: - Construction on the Texcoco site continues as suspending it will trigger a default on $6 Billion USD worth of bonds. - AMLO's government is trying to buy 30% of those bonds with a 10% discount over their face value so that he c...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mexico's Presidential 787 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 7862

Re: Mexico's presidential 787 being put into storage pending sale

I'm curious to know what their asking price is. That will determine whether it sits or sells rather quickly. If he's serious about austerity and is looking for a means to bring in money that can be better used elsewhere, he "might" let it go for an appealing price. Somebody's new corporat...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Passengers Asked to Pay Cash For 787 Repair in PEK
Replies: 55
Views: 13003

Re: LOT Passengers Asked to Pay Cash For 787 Repair in PEK

The story doesn't sound correct, least of all the amount involved. IATA, Star Alliance and LOT use SWIFT for paying real time when issues arise like this, and accredited suppliers can rely on guaranteed payments up to pre-arranged limits. LOT and ALC have credit lines with Boeing for parts and serv...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 37706

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

30% complete?! Are you having a laugh? The current departure path out of MEX gives a lovely view of the site so we can all judge that for ourselves. This whole project was as corrupt as it gets from the start, and thank god its been stopped since it was just about giving contracts to EPN's cronies....

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by KrustyTheKlown
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 37706

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

Context: Mexico city's new airport started construction in 2015 and was scheduled to open by mid 2022. It's already 30% finished and scrapping it will cost $5-6 Billion dollars. Scrapping it won't cost a cent. Look up the concept of sunk costs. Then why are they budgeting $6 billion dollars just to...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 37706

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

I still trust AMLO many times more than any of the other players involved in this, although I am sure he is far from perfect. AMLO is contending that the "secret plan" was that once the new airport is built and they shut down the old one, there was an agreement that private companies woul...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 37706

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

A friend from MEX just sent me this interesting study, which basically says, “Yeah, it would be possible to operate both AICM and Santa Lucia.” https://lopezobrador.org.mx/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Estudio-de-factibilidad-NavBlue.pdf Yet that study doesn't consider wind patterns nor weather factor...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 37706

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

A friend from MEX just sent me this interesting study, which basically says, “Yeah, it would be possible to operate both AICM and Santa Lucia.” https://lopezobrador.org.mx/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Estudio-de-factibilidad-NavBlue.pdf Yet that study doesn't consider wind patterns nor weather factor...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 37706

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

Look at large cities like London, New York, Los Angeles with multiple airports. With the distances involved in Mexico City, a mega airport would require a long journey for a large percentage of the population. Instead of operating a multi-airport system would offer more a local option for many trav...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 19885

Re: Mexico City new Airport

In another edition of ''people are stupid and idiotic''... Are we saying the Mexican people are stupid and idiotic? This was a central issue in the presidential election. On election day, everyone knew that the airport was over if he got elected. Then he was by the largest margin. Mexicans, getting...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 37706

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

Elections have results. But lets be honest, the project has faced a ton of problems and irregularities from the start even with the site selected being in a flood zone and grounds would require lots of rehabilitation. Some of the worlds most expert companies were barred from participating at the en...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 37706

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

Which articles do you recommend about the case? Wouldn't parties sue the government in this case? Most information is in Spanish at the moment. A few weeks ago The economist had an article about the fake referendum. The builders will surely sue the government as they have to scrap all the works the...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 37706

Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport

Context: Mexico city's new airport started construction in 2015 and was scheduled to open by mid 2022. It's already 30% finished and scrapping it will cost $5-6 Billion dollars. The president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) just orchestrated a fake referendum to avoid taking responsibility ...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on dual parallel approaches
Replies: 13
Views: 2035

Re: Questions on dual parallel approaches

Thank you for your responses. The real reason I made those questions is because the incoming Mexican government wants to scrap the new Mexico City airport already under construction (having triple independent approaches) and instead convert Santa Lucia AFB (NLU) into a civilian airport and keeping t...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico axes MEX-BOS/PDX/IAD + MTY-LAS + GDL-SJC
Replies: 47
Views: 7313

Re: Aeromexico axes MEX-BOS/PDX/IAD + MTY-LAS + GDL-SJC

At the very least the new MEX won't open before Q3 2022 . And in view of the current political SNAFU in Mexico maybe even 2030 as the president-elect wants to scrap the project to start again in a even worse location (Santa Lucia AFB), all that just so that his favorite contractor - José Riobóo - ge...

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by KrustyTheKlown
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on dual parallel approaches
Replies: 13
Views: 2035

Questions on dual parallel approaches

I apologize in advance for how dumb this will likely sound: I have seen some dual parallel approaches in which (in rough terms) one plane turns left and another plane turns right before aligning with the runways (which have an appropriate separation for independent parallel approaches), like in diag...

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