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by SonOfABeech
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 73929

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

enilria wrote:
Good luck on that. Amazing with all our technology we can't find every piece of metal in the ocean bigger than 3 by 3 meters.


Well, it is a big ocean, and the plane is in a remote part of it.

Do they have any new leads?

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 55354

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Probably too early to know for sure, but any idea how the Socceroos will get to SAP?

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

NZ321 wrote:
SonOfABeech wrote:
So, looks like AKL-LIM will happen next month. Just as a one-off and won't be bookable ;)


Really? Wow. Any details?


World Cup qualy playoffs, NZ vs Peru. I assume the All Whites will find a way to fly direct, no?

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

So, looks like AKL-LIM will happen next month. Just as a one-off and won't be bookable ;)

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by SonOfABeech
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's first 787-10 in final assembly with painted tail
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

Re: SQ's first 787-10 in final assembly with painted tail

Heh, I thought the 78Xs would go to Scoot. Can't wait to see it wholly painted.

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3014
Views: 360830

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

"twin-aisle airplane seating 220 to 270 passengers" sounds more like a 767-300 to me ( ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_767#Specifications ). 220-270 sounds like it would be well within the 788 territories to me. 788 is advertised to seat 240-250 in a two class configuration. IIR...

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97550

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Newbie-ish question that might be out of place here, but I don't know where else to put it: What is it about the C-Series that scares Boeing (and to a lesser extent Airbus) so much, while they seem to get along with Embraer's offerings? The potential for a CS500 or 700?

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet puts its weight behind plans for electric planes
Replies: 28
Views: 2151

Re: EasyJet puts its weight behind plans for electric planes

Aviation will be one of the last (if not the last) industries to abandon fossil fuels. Energy density is a nice to have elsewhere, but absolutely essential here.

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by SonOfABeech
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3014
Views: 360830

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

I'm just an armchair engineer, but I'm skeptical of a widebody MOM unless it's something like a 788 with slashed weights,

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by SonOfABeech
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X
Replies: 149
Views: 25711

Re: Air New Zealand eyes non-stop AKL - USA flights

Air New Zealand plans to fly non-stop from Auckland to New York City and Chicago once the airline orders and recieves either the A350ULR or B777X. They don't have to wait, 789s and 359s are already operating routes around that length. EDIT AKL-ORD 7112 nms AKL-EWR 7656 nms compared to.. SIN-SFO 734...

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by SonOfABeech
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM-AA JV close to be aproved by brazilian autorithies
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: LATAM-AA JV close to be aproved by brazilian autorithies

ahj2000 wrote:
First, does anyone know why Ecuador and Argentina are excluded? I assume politics.


No open skies between those countries and the US, if I remember correctly.

I am more than a bit skeptical that those promised benefits for the consumer will materialize.

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?
Replies: 87
Views: 11025

Re: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?

It will be the first one to get 5th freedom rights from Japan.

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by SonOfABeech
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 20379

Re: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018

Does anyone know the difference in journey time between: SYD-DXB-LHR and the replacement: SYD-SIN-LHR Cheers SYD-DXB-LHR 24hrs5mins SYD-SIN-LHR 23hrs55mins Thanks for that. For some reason in my mind I always though travelling via DXB to London would be quicker. I guess you learn something new ever...

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by SonOfABeech
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is SIN-LON the ULH route with the most competition? Why SIN?
Replies: 28
Views: 6186

Re: Is SIN-LON the ULH route with the most competition? Why SIN?

I guess the interesting question is why isn't HKG more of a player in the Kangaroo Route. After all, it's almost directly under the LHR-SYD great circle path. Maybe because of Chinese airspace wackiness?

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by SonOfABeech
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 177
Views: 30563

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

mercure1 wrote:
You can tell the government really loves the airline as they are willing to sell the phone company and use the proceeds to keep airline going.

Strange priorities.


You can't use a phone company to travel to London or New York with your cronies, can you? ;)

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by SonOfABeech
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Talks With United Continue in Bid for Latam Dominance
Replies: 16
Views: 2965

Re: Avianca's Talks With United Continue in Bid for Latam Dominance

winginit wrote:
Not to mention the pending JV between LATAM and AA.


Is that really pending? Shocking that competition regulators didn't laugh the application off.

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by SonOfABeech
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
Replies: 316
Views: 40798

Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

Could BNE-JFK be doable with a bog-standard 789? It's the shortest of the six potential routes mentioned, but still about 500 nms longer than PER-LHR. My guess is that those 500 nms make a massive difference.

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by SonOfABeech
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul will start CNF-MCO and BEL-FLL
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: Azul will start CNF-MCO and BEL-FLL

MIAFLLPBIFlyer wrote:
BEL-FLL tests the operational range of the 320 NEO or not? How many NM is it?



Surprisingly short at 2464 nms. Even an old school A320 could do it.

Speaking of, do Azul's NEOs have engine issues?

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by SonOfABeech
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela
Replies: 65
Views: 11067

Re: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela

Please don't do it :(

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 47216

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

OA940 wrote:
Plot twist of the century they order A330neo


Isn't this order for planes that aren't supposed to leave Europe/Africa/continental Asia? Those look like good A300Neo missions.

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by SonOfABeech
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777
Replies: 80
Views: 13131

Re: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777

And of that 1500, about 1400 are still active. Only 25 have been scrapped/written off, although I am sure a number of the 80 someodd stored frames are done for. Boeing is still a little short of orders to make 2000... How many have been in write-off incidents? Off the top of my head there's the two...

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by SonOfABeech
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Avianca thinking of leaving Venezuela?
Replies: 7
Views: 1424

Re: Is Avianca thinking of leaving Venezuela?

Avianca and Copa are making bank on what traffic remains. I think it would take an all-out conflict for them to withdraw.

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by SonOfABeech
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777
Replies: 80
Views: 13131

Re: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777

Is it me, or this took a lot less time than the 767?

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by SonOfABeech
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Curacao in the works?
Replies: 34
Views: 4356

Re: Avianca Curacao in the works?

I wonder if this is a way to establish Avianca Venezuela without actually being in Venezuela.

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina
Replies: 44
Views: 6760

Re: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina

That is ambitious, to say the least.

One question: would a potential PPT flight fall under the Argentina-France bilateral?

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by SonOfABeech
Fri May 19, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 402
Views: 42863

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017

Samoan Govt. has terrminated the Virgin Samoa agreement- last flights in OCT/NOV 2017. It will be interesting to see how VA proceeds with their APW flights from here... will they maintain their AKL/BNE/SYD-APW flights? I think the Samoan Government will regret making this decision, they think VA is...

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by SonOfABeech
Fri May 19, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cornell - RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: Chris Cornell - RIP

RIP :(

I'm now listening to some Soundgarden in the office.

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by SonOfABeech
Fri May 12, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats
Replies: 82
Views: 26659

Re: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats

Can't a bog standard A359 do SIN-LAX? Or are the extra 300nms too much?

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by SonOfABeech
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina: Top 20 Domestic & International Routes
Replies: 20
Views: 3479

Re: Argentina: Top 20 Domestic & International Routes

FTE-USH is the busiest flight that doesn't touch Buenos Aires. That I did not expect.

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Administration Considers Far-Reaching Steps for ‘Extreme Vetting’
Replies: 50
Views: 3797

Re: Trump Administration Considers Far-Reaching Steps for ‘Extreme Vetting’

More security theater to make flying into the US more annoying. Looks like it would be pretty straightforward for the true baddies to dodge these measures.

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by SonOfABeech
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia to Increase Security on Flights from Middle East
Replies: 16
Views: 4152

Re: Australia to Increase Security on Flights from Middle East

And unlike the USA, Australian carriers have no beef with the ME3.

Curiouser and curiouser...

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by SonOfABeech
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos
Replies: 108
Views: 21424

Re: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos

WA707atMSP wrote:
My guess: Rather than replace the VX Airbii with 737-Max, AS will wait to evaluate the Boeing MoM concept once it is finalized. I think AS could be a MoM launch customer....or they could choose to operate a split Boeing / Airbus narrowbody fleet.


Isn't the MoM getting too big for AS?

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by SonOfABeech
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: IKEA to launch new LCC: FLIKEA !
Replies: 42
Views: 40905

Re: IKEA to launch new LCC: FLIKEA !

My favorite day on Anet begins :D

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by SonOfABeech
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brazil receives first A330, to launch MIA
Replies: 22
Views: 3315

Re: Avianca Brazil receives first A330, to launch MIA

LATAM, AA and Azul already fly 5 times daily from MIA & FLL to Sao Paulo airports, is this really a good business decision by AV Brasil or an ego trip ? 18,000 to 20,000 gallons of jet fuel twice daily is a lot of money hope they want to burn some of it. Not every airline from South America nee...

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by SonOfABeech
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Madeira Airport FNC/LPMA - Name Chance - Cristiano Ronaldo
Replies: 24
Views: 2677

Re: Madeira Airport FNC/LPMA - Name Chance - Cristiano Ronaldo

I'm confused. Why is there a bust of Jaime Vardy in an event honoring Cristiano Ronaldo?

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Madeira Airport FNC/LPMA - Name Chance - Cristiano Ronaldo
Replies: 24
Views: 2677

Re: Madeira Airport FNC/LPMA - Name Chance - Cristiano Ronaldo

Haven't heard of any plans to rename ROS after Messi... ;)

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40 years since Tenerife
Replies: 49
Views: 13316

Re: 40 years since Tenerife

Regarding radio comms, would it be useful to use something like an instant messaging app? Just make it better and more reliable than what we have on our phones.

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by SonOfABeech
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?
Replies: 169
Views: 25268

Re: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?

SCAT15F wrote:
Boeing's 260 seats in three classes widebody proposal (definitely NOT an MOM) will either flop or not get built.


That would basically be a 789-Regional. Has Boeing's definition of MOM really grown that big?

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways Group Announces Record Profit
Replies: 17
Views: 3233

Re: Fiji Airways Group Announces Record Profit

Good news! The A330 must be working wonders for them.

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by SonOfABeech
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Costa Rica - London by 737
Replies: 20
Views: 5735

Re: Costa Rica - London by 737

It is possible to go around the world entirely on 737s, I was bored one day and figured out a way to do it. I've tried to come up with a route for the A320 family, but I can't figure out how to cross the Pacific. Try northern Russia I.E Vladivostok-Nome I don't think anyone crosses the Pacific with...

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by SonOfABeech
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 68653

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

This whole "MOM" thing started out as a 757 replacement aircraft with 4500-5000 nmi range. Okay, so if its now 787-8 size, fine, but its NOT an "MOM" and its NOT addressing A321/757 size. That's another thing that makes me wonder. They're going to develop a brand new plane with ...

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by SonOfABeech
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 68653

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

I haven't gone through all the threads so I don't know if this has been answered, but: is it not possible to just put the 788 on a diet, giving up range for efficiency in 8-10 hour sectors?

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by SonOfABeech
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Costa Rica - London by 737
Replies: 20
Views: 5735

Re: Costa Rica - London by 737

It is possible to go around the world entirely on 737s, I was bored one day and figured out a way to do it. I've tried to come up with a route for the A320 family, but I can't figure out how to cross the Pacific.

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by SonOfABeech
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Airlines reveals a Real Madrid Airbus A380 (A6-EOD)
Replies: 7
Views: 2792

Re: Emirates Airlines reveals a Real Madrid Airbus A380 (A6-EOD)

Wow, didn't recognize CR7 in the middle, thought he was Kroos.

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by SonOfABeech
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tahiti to Miami AF 772 Y AA 763 J
Replies: 2
Views: 4829

Re: Tahiti to Miami AF 772 Y AA 763 J

Just read all three reports, and really enjoyed them :D

Wish I was there in Tahiti.

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by SonOfABeech
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train between Urumqi, China and Almaty, Kazakhstan
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: Train between Urumqi, China and Almaty, Kazakhstan

URC-ALA is a bit over 500 miles over some pretty mountainous terrain, that's about the distance where you might as well fly.

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by SonOfABeech
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen
Replies: 51
Views: 8559

Re: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen

If it wasn't for the big puddle in between, that would look like something Ryanair would do.

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