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by sergegva
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 18728

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020

I traveled GVA-VIE-GVA on June 23th & 28th, twice in an Austrian Airlines Q400 (usually it's an A319). Both flights were almost 100% full (I noticed a free seat at the back on the outward journey and two on the return journey). No one seemed to care about this load factor (things are changing fa...

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by sergegva
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 488
Views: 37701

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

I have noticed that most TAP flights are still closed to booking on the FlyTAP website, such as flights from Geneva and Zurich. However, these are supposed to resume on July 1st.. What is surprising is that they are sold by several travel agencies, but not directly by TAP... Does anyone have any inf...

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by sergegva
Tue May 26, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 488
Views: 37701

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

Informations on the resumption of their flights is rather confusing on the TAP website, with no precise date, and with a search engine that runs empty without giving any result (neither positive nor negative) for the destinations still suspended. I find it surprising that, while Portugal is less af...

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by sergegva
Tue May 26, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 488
Views: 37701

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

Informations on the resumption of their flights is rather confusing on the TAP website, with no precise date, and with a search engine that runs empty without giving any result (neither positive nor negative) for the destinations still suspended. I find it surprising that, while Portugal is less aff...

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by sergegva
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22483

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

I have flown about 150 segments and not once has the passenger in front of me asked my permission before reclining, or warned me that he was going to do so. So I wonder if this could be a difference between the United States and the rest of the world? Is it a common behaviour in the USA? This is a s...

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by sergegva
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 399
Views: 56705

Re: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Airbus claim 194. But even easyJet don’t have that many passengers. 186 on an easyJet. Does anyone know of an airline with more than 186 on an A320? Hong Kong Express have 188 Cebu Pacific as well. Also think they plan 194 seats on their future A320neo deliveries IIRC, 186 in an A320 means full Y w...

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by sergegva
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212204

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... p#23ba6a30
Yet his landing place has been announced! (Istres le Tubé/QIE).
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Does anyone know why the tracking of the A380 that repatriates French and European nationalson on FR24 was cut off shortly before the plane's arrival in Europe?
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... p#23ba6a30
Yet his landing place has been announced! (Istres le Tubé/QIE).

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by sergegva
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan
Replies: 97
Views: 19864

Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

UA82 New-York - Dehli just entered Afghanistan airspace without showing any sign of route deviation. Why would they deviate? I don't know, it's too early to say, but one can imagine that if an armed group had claimed responsibility for shooting down the aircraft, some companies would prefer to avoi...

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by sergegva
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan
Replies: 97
Views: 19864

Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

UA82 New-York - Dehli just entered Afghanistan airspace without showing any sign of route deviation.

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by sergegva
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan
Replies: 97
Views: 19864

Re: Ariana Afghan crash?!

If this is the plane in question, they're not lying to BBC, they're just playing with words. It's a crucial detail for them. The long-term impact of the crash will be very different if the media reports on the "Jordan Aviation Crash" rather than the "Ariana Airlines Crash". And ...

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by sergegva
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 399
Views: 56705

Re: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Airbus is close to breaking the "100x A320 family deliveries in a single month" milestone for the first time this December. According to Planespotters.net, they already delivered 79 members of the familly between December 1 and 26 (78 neo and 1 ceo for Delta). Last December mark was 93 ai...

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by sergegva
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191940

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Another interesting piece from the Seattle Times: One exchange related to Indonesian airline Lion Air is particularly chilling. ... one Boeing pilot wrote to another during an instant message exchange about how an airline in the Lion Air Group was asking for a flight simulator to train its pilots o...

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by sergegva
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297579

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

People are putting too much stock in "American/Canadian/whomever security sources" What's a security source anyway? May well have been some retired person willing to try to get a buck for his comments and not someone with any actual insight into anything But when you work for Reuters, you...

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by sergegva
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297579

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

That camera was ready. See how fast that projectile moves? Yeah but he wasn't tracking the missile. He was pointing at the plane. Remember they were expecting retaliation after firing all those rockets so anything in the sky is/was a potential "target" to record. Do we have confirmed time...

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by sergegva
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297579

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Ok... Less than 24h ago, Western intelligence agencies said: this is probably not a missile. They added an oddly peremptory comment (similar to the "technical problem" used by Iran just after the tragedy btw): "the most likely cause of the crash was a malfunction, the source added, s...

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by sergegva
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297579

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Ok... Less than 24h ago, Western intelligence agencies said: this is probably not a missile. They added an oddly peremptory comment (similar to the "technical problem" used by Iran just after the tragedy btw): "the most likely cause of the crash was a malfunction, the source added, s...

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by sergegva
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297579

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

This also stood out to me. The Reuters report quoted Canadian intelligence, and you can be sure that they were in contact with the Americans before coming to the conclusion the plane wasn’t shot down. One explanation for the revelations coming out today about satellite data is simple. It took time ...

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by sergegva
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297579

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

How is it possible that so many intelligence services were sure 12 hours ago that there was nothing untoward with this incident and now we have the exact opposite? Surely they are looking at the same data as before No intelligence agency really wants to tip what they know until the bosses are fine ...

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by sergegva
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297579

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Ok... Less than 24h ago, Western intelligence agencies said: this is probably not a missile. They added an oddly peremptory comment (similar to the "technical problem" used by Iran just after the tragedy btw): "the most likely cause of the crash was a malfunction, the source added, sa...

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by sergegva
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15953

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

I don't understand You complain that you cannot watch the Himalaya and you complain about 5 hours of flight with light in the cabin. What exactly do you want? In all transport, it's all about compromise... Perhaps I expressed myself poorly. What I meant to say was that wanting to look at the landsc...

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by sergegva
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297579

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

https://www.afp.com/en/news/15/iran-fir ... c-1ni65v27
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flybucky wrote:
xwb777 wrote:
The missiles were shot at 1:45 LT and the plane departed at 05:15 am.


What is the source that the missiles were shot at 1:45 LT?



Irak military through AFP some time ago already:
https://www.afp.com/en/news/15/iran-fir ... c-1ni65v27

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by sergegva
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15953

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

ikramerica wrote:

How about the people who leave their window open while they sleep next to it?

In this case, all that is required is for a flight attendant to lower the window shade. That is what happens in fact.

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by sergegva
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321neo delivery. When?
Replies: 16
Views: 4918

Re: DL A321neo delivery. When?

mjoelnir wrote:
A321ceo 2020 32 and 2021 3
A321neo 2020 16, 2021 36, 2022 and later 48


Aren't only 31 deliveries of A321ceo missing?

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by sergegva
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15953

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

Less than 25% of passengers have access to a window. Less than 100% of these have any interest in looking out. That leaves a vast majority who would rather relax in the dark. Additionally, it only takes one inconsiderate person to raise his or her shade to flood the compartment with bright light an...

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by sergegva
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15953

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

I love the dimmable windows on the 787. It’s a great compromise between being able to see outside and being respectful to those in the cabin who want to sleep. You can still see outside pretty decently, and the seat mates get to sleep. Better than the alternative which would be the crew asking ever...

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by sergegva
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 212
Views: 67872

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Airbus is close to breaking the "100x A320 family deliveries in a single month" milestone for the first time this December. According to Planespotters.net, they already delivered 79 members of the familly between December 1 and 26 (78 neo and 1 ceo for Delta). Last December mark was 93 air...

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by sergegva
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27423

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

UP-F1007 was one of the youngest F100 still flying (less than 24 years since first flight). It first flew with Mandarin Airlines (ex-Formosa Airlines, a sister company of China Airlines) during 13 years.

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by sergegva
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 57587

Re: Airbus Boss Does Not Regret A380 Decision

It was doomed from the get-go. A shoddy "exercise" based in pride, hubris, and nationalism. Nationalism? For an aircraft built by a multitude of countries? Pride... at most, why not... But all this argumentation aimed at making it an absolute vanity project seems to me rather the work of ...

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by sergegva
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 74095

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

According to dpts.org twitter account (November 4th post), Air Mauritius will switch its Geneva-Mauritius flight from an A330-900neo to an A350, because "Performance issues out of Geneva in case of engine failure restricts the aircraft to runway 04". In another tweet on November 8th, it s...

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by sergegva
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 74095

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

According to dpts.org twitter account (November 4th post), Air Mauritius will switch its Geneva-Mauritius flight from an A330-900neo to an A350, because "Performance issues out of Geneva in case of engine failure restricts the aircraft to runway 04". In another tweet on November 8th, it sa...

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by sergegva
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748994

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

asdf wrote:
in europe you never ever could expect a govermental facility to outsource primary check duties to the checked itself without a system of close monitoring what happens


Let's talk about EFSA with Monsanto...

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by sergegva
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?
Replies: 80
Views: 11845

Re: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?

Bear in mind that A330neo also needs additional 5” of space in order to be 9 abreast as the 10 abreast 777 classic interior comfort(dimensions) wise. If I am not mistaken, most A330neo operators sticked with 2-4-2 seating even if 3-3-3 was available. Why would they select 2-4-2 on a 767X? The day s...

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by sergegva
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and First Class
Replies: 31
Views: 9136

Re: Etihad and First Class

Geneva for example is served only by these 5 x 787s, but because they are apparently undergoing maintenance in AUH, instead of sending a Business and Economy only equipped 787s, Etihad reactivated their very last A333, A6-AFA, solely for use on this particular route. Exactly because it is equipped ...

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by sergegva
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 203
Views: 76642

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

The list of A320 to reach 30 years old is now as follows: 1. MSN 029, JY-JAC (Jordan Aviation, flying for Cubana) - 30.7 y.o. - still flying, 2-3 cycles/day (irregular) 2. MSN 053, ZS-GAR (Correndon), 30.4 y.o. - still flying, around 5 cycles/day 3. MSN 054, ZS-GAW (Correndon), 30.3 y.o - still fly...

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by sergegva
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 212
Views: 67872

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Looks like they made a little arrangement with the numbers. Per Airbus "Orders and Deliveries" document, they had delivered 973 A320neo family aircraft at the end of September, and per Planespotters, this is the 11th delivery since October 1st...

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by sergegva
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748994

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents ... sages.html

"I'm levelling off at 4000 ft, 230 knots, and the plane is trimming itself like crazy. I'm like, WHAT?"

November 16th, 2016. :ill:
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many321 wrote:
here is a transcript from the txt msgs...yeah, it looks bad.

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents ... sages.html

"I'm levelling off at 4000 ft, 230 knots, and the plane is trimming itself like crazy. I'm like, WHAT?"

November 16th, 2016. :ill:

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by sergegva
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Software link suspected in Airbus A220 engine blowouts according to Reuters
Replies: 93
Views: 32008

Re: Swiss temporarily grounds its A220s after another engine problem

Around 100 cancellations yesterday and probably 30 today according to swiss. More or less 13'000 pax should be affected. Today, GVA airport's website shows 7 cancellations between 6 and 11 AM.

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by sergegva
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Software link suspected in Airbus A220 engine blowouts according to Reuters
Replies: 93
Views: 32008

Re: Swiss grounded all its A220 after another engine problem

All LX flights from GVA are cancelled (except ZRH and JFK). First cancellation was this morning at 10:35. Strange thing is, according to FR24, an A220 took of from GVA to LHR at 13:16, landed at 13:34 (local time), took off again at 14:38 and is currently in flight. Is that really an A220, or a repl...

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by sergegva
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Software link suspected in Airbus A220 engine blowouts according to Reuters
Replies: 93
Views: 32008

Re: Swiss grounded all its A220 after another engine problem

This is also a big issue for Swiss, as the A220 is half of their short and medium haul fleet. And they don't know how long will be this revision!

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by sergegva
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Software link suspected in Airbus A220 engine blowouts according to Reuters
Replies: 93
Views: 32008

Re: Swiss grounded all its A220 after an engine problem

As Swiss operates the biggest A220 fleet, do you think this could cause the whole type to be grounded?

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by sergegva
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Software link suspected in Airbus A220 engine blowouts according to Reuters
Replies: 93
Views: 32008

Updated: Software link suspected in Airbus A220 engine blowouts according to Reuters

https://www.rts.ch/info/economie/107871 ... ision.html
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According to french-speaking swiss television, Swiss grounded all its A220 today, after another engine problem this morning. Source: https://www.rts.ch/info/economie/107871 ... ision.html

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by sergegva
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 74095

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

According to swiss newspaper Blick, some or all Swiss A220 are currently grounded. To be confirmed. Edit: link in french: https://www.rts.ch/info/economie/10787130-pres-de-30-airbus-a220-de-swiss-cloues-au-sol-pour-revision.html All 29 aircrat are grounded, awaiting revision. That is 30% of Swiss fl...

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by sergegva
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 203
Views: 76642

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

I'm interested to know if all old LH A320 are very close to their next heavy check, or if some of them have still 1 or 2 years before it, and thus will pass the 30 years mark. Planning is volatile (inspection findings, capacity, economy) but most likely there will be LH A320s flying in their 30s in...

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by sergegva
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 34925

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Does anyone have any statistics on the number of passengers per year since DWC airport opened? 1H2019 up quite a but to 1.2 million pax, due to runway closure at DXB. That is normally the annual total, https://www.internationalairportreview.com/news/99455/dwc-1-2-passengers-141-per-cent/ DXB fluctu...

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by sergegva
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 34925

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Does anyone have any statistics on the number of passengers per year since DWC airport opened?

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by sergegva
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"
Replies: 69
Views: 15789

Re: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"

SQ32 wrote:
China aviation safety is apparent when ARJ21 has no fatalities since her release 3 years ago.


I'm afraid 12 aircraft in rather limited service is not yet enough to make any claims in terms of safety

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by sergegva
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?
Replies: 53
Views: 6110

Re: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?

I took a Ryanair flight two weeks ago and many people were sitting in the wrong seats. One woman had a tantrum about it while a man was more passive aggressive about it. What would you personally do if you were travelling alone? Would you find somewhere else to sit or would you ask the person to mo...

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