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by A388
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and the HiFly A380
Replies: 7
Views: 2926

Re: Norwegian and the HiFly A380

Are there any updates on the upcoming schedule of the HiFly A380? Who will it fly for in the coming weeks or months?

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by A388
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong
Replies: 32
Views: 7181

Re: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong

So they will become the HiFly from Belgium?


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by A388
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AirlineRoute.net / RoutesOnline
Replies: 6
Views: 1295

Re: AirlineRoute.net / RoutesOnline

Wow I didn't know Routesonline was done/managed by a single person. He must get quite well paid because this website is quite popular in the aviation industry. A well deserved rest indeed is good for him :)

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by A388
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti looking at 2 jets to join their ATR fleet
Replies: 26
Views: 3784

Re: Air Tahiti looking at 2 jets to join their ATR fleet

Wow I didn't know they flew to so many domestic destinations (46 of which only 5 to 6 routes being financially sustainable?). They should cut that number of domestic routes if most of them are loss making or can't they do that? So in total Air Tahiti has 9 ATR airplanes that cover 46 domestic routes...

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by A388
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 2)
Replies: 66
Views: 4829

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 2)

I admire all the flights they get but being the most connected destination out of South America in the Western Caribbean sure isn't one of them by a far margin. Havana, Santo Domingo, Punta Cana and Cancun still take the cake for that category by a big margin. That is true. Maybe he meant English s...

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by A388
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 653
Views: 156153

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Does anyone know when the first MAX for Cayman Airways pops up out of the factory?

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by A388
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed
Replies: 39
Views: 4593

Re: COPA 7M9 Routes from PTY filed

TPA indeed comes as a surprise to me too but I read in an article that SFO was chosen because of UA being their Star Alliance partner who also has the MAX9 in case they need their support and training CM too. Maybe TPA was chosen for a similar purpose?

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by A388
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 21230

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

Maybe you can recognize the 777-9 due to length and 4 exits but I expect the -8 to be similar enough to a -200. The wing will look totally different. The -8 is closer in length to a -300 than a -200 (although a bit shorter). And Maybe you can recognize the 777-9 due to length and 4 exits but I expe...

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by A388
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines leases A320s from AerCap
Replies: 8
Views: 1617

Re: Canada Jetlines leases A320s from AerCap

I hope they will go for Curacao in the Caribbean too.

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by A388
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India grounds nearly 25% of 788 fleet due to flight crew shortages and the need of spare parts
Replies: 14
Views: 3231

Re: Air India grounds nearly 25% of 788 fleet due to flight crew shortages and the need of spare parts

Lack of spare parts means AI doesn't have the money to buy the necessary spare parts from Boeing or its suppliers and therefor is cannibalizing their own 787 fleet? AI doesn't need those 3 787 that they are cannibalizing or are they part of those "terrible teens" early built 787's?


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by A388
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 2)
Replies: 66
Views: 4829

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 2)

All very nice developments for Jamaica. I admire all the flights they get but being the most connected destination out of South America in the Western Caribbean sure isn't one of them by a far margin. Havana, Santo Domingo, Punta Cana and Cancun still take the cake for that category by a big margin....

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by A388
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 35104

Re: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018

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Noshow wrote:
According to FR24 it seems to not have flown again yet.


I'm seeing it now too on flightradar24. So it is still not fixed?


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by A388
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and the HiFly A380
Replies: 7
Views: 2926

Re: Norwegian and the HiFly A380

I know 7673mech but it is planned to fly again today (Sept 11).

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by A388
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and the HiFly A380
Replies: 7
Views: 2926

Re: Norwegian and the HiFly A380

There is a separate thread about the routes the HiFly A380 is and will be flying. There we can at least track their A380 movements. I wonder for which airlines they will fly their A380 once the lease with Air Austral is done at the end of the month.

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by A388
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 35104

Re: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018

The picture might be misleading but from the angle of that photo, the damage seems to be minimal but again, maybe this angle isn't the right angle to judge the damage on that engine.

Is there any more information on where their A380 will fly for the remainder of the year?


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by A388
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 28686

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

I am not sure how I feel about the billboard titles. The ligature gets lost in the windows. I think the font may need to be thicker and the lettering slightly enlarged. The Polynesian carriers certainly do have some of the best liveries going however. Air Tahiti Nui, Fiji Airways, and Hawaiian Airl...

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by A388
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 31796

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Doesn't PY already serve this market, and likely to be preferred by Surinamers (yes I know that Insel is back...…..but I expect they have lost much of their credibility)? Maybe if there is a GEO/BGI market to supplement that out of POS. Depends on where those who cannot/ don't want to get a US visa...

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by A388
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 31796

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Hi everybody, Does Caribbean Airlines have any plans to start POS-CUR flights this year? There was a rumor of them wanting to start this route in December(?) Cheers, A388 They cannot start any new routes with their ATRs because of their TAB service problems. The question is whether the route can su...

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by A388
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 31796

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Hi everybody,

Does Caribbean Airlines have any plans to start POS-CUR flights this year? There was a rumor of them wanting to start this route in December(?)


Cheers,

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by A388
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First SF Airlines 747-400ERF painted
Replies: 3
Views: 2090

Re: First SF Airlines 747-400ERF painted

On which routes will this beautiful 744ERF be used?

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by A388
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 35104

Re: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018

HiFly has just posted on their twitter account todays RUN-CDG carried 506 passengers https://twitter.com/hifly_airline/status/1035856191849750535 Can't be – this plane only seats 471. Their figure probably includes the crew, but is a 35-strong crew credible?! I know it's a long flight and a big bir...

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by A388
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 31796

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

I understand all of that gunnerman but as Brickell305 also said, it depends on the situation. When the tickets fares are high, that rule doesn't apply and our region has high taxes but also high fares. Just look at the example I gave earlier of American Airlines.

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by A388
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 31796

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

gunnerman, I totally agree with you but where does that "industry average load factor of 80%" come from or on what is that based? There is a break even point indeed but that is not 80% and you should look at the region, the flight and the airline itself. With the very high ticket fares in ...

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by A388
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAAG In Portugal
Replies: 14
Views: 2126

Re: TAAG In Portugal

DT also flies to Havana in Cuba but I understand this is mainly for medical students traveling between Angola and Cuba. I'm not sure why but it is quite unique for the Caribbean region to have an African airline flying there. I went to Havana twice but unfortunately didn't get a chance to see them b...

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by A388
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 28890

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

Will all their A380's be wearing the special livery or will some also get the NH standard livery? I also thought they would take the ex-SkyMark white tails(?)

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by A388
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Are there any official links to these start dates?

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by A388
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc 744 final flight
Replies: 7
Views: 2774

Re: Royal Air Maroc 744 final flight

The government still has that 747-8 which wears the same livery as AT as far as I know so you can still see a AT 748 :D

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by A388
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bogota's second airport renderings
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: Bogota's second airport renderings

This new airport indeed looks small but I guess any additional capacity in Bogota's case is needed, since I heard that the newly expanded Bogota airport already reached or will reach its capacity soon. Looking at Google Earth images, I don't see that they can expand much more there so a new location...

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by A388
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 51581

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

So all the rumors summarized we now have the following potentials: Virgin Atlantic, TAP, Air Austral, Swiss, KLM, and British Airways. A friend of mine also heard Lufthansa being interested (maybe linked to Swiss?) Now, which one will it be and when will it start and for how long? A388 British Airw...

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by A388
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 114440

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

I've always understood HiFly will be taking two ex-SQ A380's which are the two they just parked so why won't they be taking 9V-SKA?

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by A388
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 114440

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

I thought Hi Fly will take two ex-SQ A380's(?) What happened to this?

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by A388
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul sells 10 ATR-72-600s
Replies: 7
Views: 2322

Re: Azul sells 10 ATR-72-600s

Will NAC operate these 10 ATR's themselves or offer them for lease to other airlines? What's the logic or advantage of selling practically new ATR72-600's for the same type but fresh from the manufacturer? Is the saving purely a reduced fleet of the ATR? I thought that leasing a brand new aircraft i...

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by A388
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 12124

Re: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019

I thought the new terminal that was built for the Olympics not so long ago would be sufficient for the coming years. Is traffic growing at such a high pace that an entirely new airport is necessary so fast?

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by A388
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 229
Views: 8255

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

Yes, I always thought there are tax advantages to registering aircraft in Malta because I couldn't think of any other reason to register an aircraft in Malta. With LH Teknik being there and the airport having the infrastructure for an A380 to land there, I think these Hi Fly will indeed be registere...

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by A388
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy A380 landing in DUS during storm
Replies: 60
Views: 18241

Re: Crazy A380 landing in DUS during storm

This video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rdi-hnFrmag is about a dozen years old and shows Airbus' own sidewind tests during a storm at KEF in Iceland. That was before the plane got certified, and sidewind was well above certified maximum allowed sidewind. It can be done, at least by an A380 facto...

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by A388
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 46574

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

baje427 wrote:
Which type of Dash 8 will they be operating ? Also are they any pics? I am a bit surprised they have opted to use the Dash.


I understand they will operate the Dash8-Q300. Unfortunately there are no pictures yet.


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by A388
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 46574

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

KLM won't be selling tickets between CUR and SXM so it won't hurt any airline flying between these two islands.


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by A388
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 46574

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

Good question guyanam. Nobody really knows how Insel Air is doing but I think they are just barely making it with the small operation they have now and little cash to really expand. They are still working on getting one of their MD80's back in the air but it still needs to be certified/approved to f...

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by A388
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 27326

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

Impressive to see airlines coming back so soon, I'm very happy for the people of SXM and I take back me earlier comments about the airport not being ready. I read they will be using the FBO terminal for the time being which is a good start. Once again, good to see all these flights back in SXM and l...

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by A388
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 46574

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

If Frontier indeed has plans to start SXM flights in 2019, I don't think the current situation in SXM will have any impact on this service, seeing it's planned all the way in 2019. In other news, Aruba Airlines has made public now that they will start Dash-8 flights between the ABC islands on Octobe...

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by A388
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 27326

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

jumbojet, have you actually read the article? Why are you overlooking this in the article:


"No date set for restarting of commercial flights"


What don't you understand from that sentence?


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by A388
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 27326

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

jumbojet, the airport can't open for commercial flights if no facilities are in place to handle the passengers and baggage!!! They have to comply to ICAO standards first!!! The article itself mentions that no date is set for restarting commercial flights so no airline will be allowed to come in with...

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by A388
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 46574

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

So how will the passengers and luggage be handled when the main terminal is still closed? Will they set up temporary facilities and equipment to have the airport "open"? In other news, I understand that Aruba Airlines plans to start Dash-8 service between the ABC island. The local airline ...

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by A388
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs
Replies: 43
Views: 5396

Re: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs

I've read the report and the only thing I don't really agree with is that SJU is rated above PTY and LGW (as low cost hub). SJU traffic is mainly to the U.S. so it's pretty much one-directional whereas to me a hub has a lot of flights in both directions. PTY to me in that case, is better as they rea...

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by A388
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM - Post Irma - Opportunity to add a taxiway?
Replies: 9
Views: 2193

Re: SXM - Post Irma - Opportunity to add a taxiway?

If it really was feasible they would have done this a long time ago already. There's no room for these taxiways.

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by A388
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 447
Views: 158990

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

Iemand91, here are the photos I took of PH-BFT in CUR on a huminatarian aid flight to SXM:





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by A388
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 46574

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

I really feel for the people of SXM and their economy. I hope they will recover quickly and everything to be back to normal as quickly as possible.


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