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by minilinde
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 907
Views: 373437

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 352 (JL#4) flew to XFW for paint #AIB02NP


Are all A350's painted in XFW? Interested in MSN358 (SK #1). Any updates on that frame?

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by minilinde
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 155
Views: 41366

Re: SAS new livery?

From SAS facebook page " we are so excited to announce we will soon have a new livery! The A320neo and the A350, the market's most fuel-efficient planes, will be the first Vikings in the new design. A320N...? will there be two different liveries on the A320N? The whole fleet will be repainted ...

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by minilinde
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 155
Views: 41366

Re: SAS new livery?

I tried to clean up that teaser video and rearrange the tiles to make sense. Clearly it's an A350. And with a big SAS logo on the forward fuselage. There are "flags" on the back of the fuselage. The tail is blue with presumably a white SAS logo. The engines look white, but with blue detai...

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by minilinde
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 155
Views: 41366

Re: SAS new livery?

Screenshots from the teaser. Mostly eurowhite body, and engines, with a dark blue ring at the front of the engines: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48705309468_46d514caff_m.jpg"%20width="169"%20height="176"%20alt="Engine"> Very large white SAS logo on the forwa...

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by minilinde
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 155
Views: 41366

Re: SAS new livery?

SAS has a internal "yammer" (like internal twitter), where they link this very thread. New livery design coming-up For the first time in 21 years we are updating the visual identity of our aircraft. After revealing some pics of our new Airbus A350 rumor quickly had it that we would be rele...

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by minilinde
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 134
Views: 3229

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

Where is our friend Mortimann these days? He has given us a lot of Norwegian news in recent years, granted mostly when they were positive. It would be interesting to hear more of what Norwegian media says. Haha, that has crossed my mind as well.. In other Norwegian related news, DY7110 (LAX-BCN) di...

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by minilinde
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH
Replies: 65
Views: 8316

Re: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH

Jetty wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
At a guess the taxes from Sweden is probably also part of the reason for this move??

Sweden is a mess nowadays, with much crime at night and many immigration problems. Makes sense to move this flight elsewhere.


That's just not true.

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by minilinde
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 134
Views: 3229

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

To be fair, many of us have been predicting their immediate demise for over 2 years now. Are these latest reports the worst things have ever been for Norwegian? When will their Q2 results come out? I don't believe I've seen those. They third quarter will come out on October 24th. https://www.norweg...

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by minilinde
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I know Norwegian cutting down on US routes also, don't remember if ARN-LAX was one of them? couldn't this be an excellent opportunity for Norwegian to fill the gap when SAS move the flight to CPH? Pretty sure Norwegian announced earlier this year that ARN-LAX was closing. Don't them making any come...

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by minilinde
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Similar view from the US: https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/02/business/norwegian-air-debt-restructure/index.html Relevant quote: "The difficulty is that the long-haul business model doesn't really work in our view. There isn't really long haul, low cost, only long haul, low price," Roeska [Ber...

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by minilinde
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2019/0902/1073240-norwegian-air-bonds/ Norwegian wishes to delay repayment of bonds. Offer landing slots as security. I'm not sure that if I were a bondholder I'd like this as they could burn through a lot of cash between now and then and landing slots at Heathrow w...

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by minilinde
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

QuawerAir wrote:
Actually, it seems that the slots are reciprocal, which means that both AY and JL can operate on the route. Maybe the case is the same with Haneda-Scandinavia slots :)

Meaning that the slots are not given to any specific airline?

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by minilinde
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

QuawerAir wrote:
ANA has gained a daily slot at Haneda for a direct route to Scandinavia while JAL gained one for Finland (probably HEL)! So we might see ANA launching HND-ARN or CPH and JAL HND-HEL.

Twitter


Interesting! Thanks for sharing. Still hoping SK and AY would get slots to Haneda.

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by minilinde
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

LN-RRP was sent for scrapping yesterday, so 4 737-600s is now left in SAS’ fleet Boeing 737 -683 28311 382 LN-RRP SAS ferried 22aug19 OSL-DGX, for part-out & scrap Down to 3 now Boeing 737 -683 28297 30 LN-RRY SAS ferried 27aug19 OSL-DGX, for part-out & scrap Don't have the registration of ...

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by minilinde
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

SAS has announced three seasonal routes to the new Sälen/Trysil Airport. All routes run during the ski season from end of December to end of March CPH: 2x weekly AAL: 1x weekly LHR: 1x weekly https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-introduces-direct-services-to-the-new-airport-in-salen-trysil/ Thursdays an...

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by minilinde
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

sabby wrote:
So, finally the infamous LN-RKP will be put to rest ?


Yes. It will be parted out for spares

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by minilinde
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

https://fr24.com/SAS9150/21292d50

Will begin production on Juli 15th or 16th. Source (in Danish) : https://check-in.dk/sas-har-modtaget-ny ... stancefly/
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SAS new A330-300 is now being delivered: https://fr24.com/SAS9150/21292d50

Will begin production on Juli 15th or 16th. Source (in Danish) : https://check-in.dk/sas-har-modtaget-ny ... stancefly/

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by minilinde
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

737NGs will be replaced by A320neos (and maybe some A321neos). At least some ceos will be remain in the fleet. For smaller routes, they will use wet leased ATRs and CRJs. I'd love to see A220s with SAS, but I don't think that is likely. Not sure about the long haul plans. I think the original plan ...

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by minilinde
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Can someone clarify SAS's fleet plans? They seem to be replacing all their current generation short haul aircraft (a319, a320, 736, 73G, 738) with the a320neo? Is there room for a potential a220 order? Then there was a quote that seems to indicate that they intend to replace all their current longh...

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by minilinde
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

seansasLCY wrote:
That could kill SK's SVG route. They are already down to operating Cityjet CRJs on it.


Not so sure about that. SVG-LHR for SAS is all about the corporate traffic. LTN is further from London, and the high paying gas companies don't really fly ULCC carriers...

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by minilinde
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Wizzair has announced their 4th route between London Luton and Norway. Stavanger starts Sep 16 (same day as OSL, and they already operate to BGO and TOS) and will vary between 3x and 4x weekly with A321 https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285236/wizz-air-uk-adds-london-stavanger-servi...

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by minilinde
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

And some cargo flights...

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by minilinde
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice
Replies: 27
Views: 10318

Re: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice

Great story, thanks for the links!

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by minilinde
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Does anyone know when SK's OSL base will receive its first A320NEO? Those awful 737s can't be gone soon enough, especially the older ones which feel tired and worn. With CPH and ARN both receiving new aircraft, it does feel like the Norwegian market is being neglected somewhat by SAS management. It...

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by minilinde
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

https://aibfamily.flights/A330/1928
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The next A330E was on "Customer Acceptance Flight" yesterday.
Source: https://aibfamily.flights/A330/1928

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by minilinde
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

https://twitter.com/gandtea/status/1143766471430066176


Interesting! Thanks for sharing! SAS has hintet that it will come in a new livery...
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Bostrom wrote:
SAS' first A350 has been photographed. https://twitter.com/gandtea/status/1143766471430066176


Interesting! Thanks for sharing! SAS has hintet that it will come in a new livery...

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by minilinde
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

So where will Norwegians 787 be deployed during that season? Too expensive plane to keep on the ground. This is still unknown. From what I can see in the timetables they will have a lot of unused capacity during W19. I agree that the 787's won't stay on the ground, but as of right now, Norwegian ha...

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by minilinde
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Norwegian will not be flying any long haul routes from CPH during the coming Winter. Then it remains to be seen what will return for Summer 2020 Does this include Krabi and Bangkok too, or just the North American routes? It is just the North American ones. I was a little to fast in my initial post ...

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by minilinde
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Norwegian will not be flying any long haul routes from CPH during the coming Winter. Then it remains to be seen what will return for Summer 2020 Exactly how many routes and frequencies does this cut take away? From CPH it's a reduction of long haul number of legs of about 60-70 %, so it's a very si...

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by minilinde
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

akb88 wrote:
Whats up with SAS? All SAS flights today to and from KEF have been cancelled.


Nothing in particular.. Bad weather at KEF on the day (June 24th?)?

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by minilinde
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Not sure this has been posted earlier. SK A350 config is:
Business 1-2-1 (40 seats)
Premium Eco: 2-4-2 (32 seats)
Eco: 3-3-3 (228 seats)
Total of 300 seats

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by minilinde
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Last SK 737-600 flight in the schedule right now is UME-ARN SK35 on 1st of December.

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by minilinde
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes
Replies: 27
Views: 7137

Re: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes

Does their choice in picking which routes receive this new plane signal these routes are the most important and/or profitable routes in their system? No, it's done for scheduling purposes. ORD & PEK can be flown with only 2 aircrafts. Once 4 aircraft have been deliveried they will start doing t...

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by minilinde
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Excellent..Does it mean we will see it soon on some intra-Scandinc/European flights out of CPH/ARN? If so keep us posted so we can book!! Yes, from internal announcement: By end of 2019, the aircraft will be delivered from the Airbus factory in Toulouse. Following delivery, it will fly training fli...

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by minilinde
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

The A350 will be SAS largest aircraft (by seats), since the 747-200's, which was phased out in 1987 (pax version).

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by minilinde
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

They have not said anything about what will happen with the remaining 7 A340s, after LN-RKP leaves within a month and the A350s start arriving. While it in the start w can be held as back-up, the A350s are intended to replace the A340s. However, while nothing concrete or final, SAS has previously s...

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by minilinde
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Someone83 wrote:
aviationlover7 wrote:

When is the expected delivery date to SK?


Late June or early July


So about 1 month late. Anybody know why delivery was delayed? Seat installation?

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by minilinde
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 777 business vs LH A380 business
Replies: 16
Views: 1710

Re: UA 777 business vs LH A380 business

I ended up with Lufthansa IAH-FRA in business! Great food and overall service! Thanks for all the input

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by minilinde
Wed May 22, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

3 new SAS routes announced for the coming Winter OSL-IEV: 3x weekly 737 from end October CPH-TRN: 1x weekly A32N DEC-MAR ARN-LUX: unknown OSL-KBP (not IEV) This is good news! I travel to Kiev sometimes per year, and usually fly through Riga. Have SAS announced days and flight times yet? Yes: OSL-KB...

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by minilinde
Tue May 21, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 777 business vs LH A380 business
Replies: 16
Views: 1710

Re: UA 777 business vs LH A380 business

Finding a Polaris sCO B772 will be a complete crap shoot as out of the 22 frames only three have been converted while another two are in HKG for the upgrade according to https://sites.google.com/site/unitedfleetsite/mainline-fleet-tracking. My experience on the LH A388 upstairs was ehhh okay, but t...

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by minilinde
Tue May 21, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 777 business vs LH A380 business
Replies: 16
Views: 1710

Re: UA 777 business vs LH A380 business

When are you flying? As said above UA Polaris beats LH business class seat that is still in 2-2-2. According to http://view.ceros.com/united/polaris-tracker-desktop-4/p/3 21 of 51 77Es are configured in Polaris with 3 in the progress of being converted. So the later in the year you are flying the b...

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by minilinde
Tue May 21, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 777 business vs LH A380 business
Replies: 16
Views: 1710

Re: UA 777 business vs LH A380 business

Thanks for the replies guys/girls! The flight are on June 8th. As I fly as a Non-Rev, I can make up my mind pretty close up departure, with regards to availability and such..

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by minilinde
Mon May 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 777 business vs LH A380 business
Replies: 16
Views: 1710

UA 777 business vs LH A380 business

Hi, I got the opportunity to choose between carrier on IAH-FRA (thats a 777-200 on United, and a A380 on Lufthansa) in business class. I'm travelling alone, which product would you choose? I know it's a luxury to get to choose which business product I would, but would be great full for your insights...

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by minilinde
Mon May 13, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

A330-900neo is heading to Helsinki (HEL) from Toulouse (TLS) at the moment. I wonder if this has something to do with Finnair's future fleet development plans. Flightradar24 Interesting! It probably does. Although AY's A330's are only 10 years old. They should be around for at least another 10 years.

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by minilinde
Wed May 08, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A340-500/600
Replies: 16
Views: 2807

Re: A340-500/600

Mahan Airlines operates (7 per flightradar) A340-600. Not aware of any airlines operating A340-500's.

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by minilinde
Tue May 07, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

If they keep some A340s, which several are down paid and owned, I do expect a minor kabin reconfiguration, with less business and premium economy seats and more economy seats. And then use the aircraft to possible destinations that their current fleet is too premium heavy LN-RKP that will leave the...

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by minilinde
Sun May 05, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 158035

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Will BRA renrew the airworthyness certificates for their RJ100/85s? Is that a complicated and expensive process or just a formality? I stumbled on this table at Transportstyrelsen (sort of Swedish FAA). Registrerade luftfartyg Regbet Typ Tillvnr Luftvärdighetshandling giltig t.o.m. Roll SE-DSO AVRO...

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by minilinde
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Accurate are SWISS airlines Aircraft Information?
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Re: How Accurate are SWISS airlines Aircraft Information?

In june:
LX53 have 22 flights scheduled on A340 and 8 on A330.
LX55 is almost the opposite: 3 on A340 and 23 on A330.

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by minilinde
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches EWR/CPT
Replies: 107
Views: 19675

Re: UA Launches EWR/CPT

That's a whole lot of water!

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