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by kaitak
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 148
Views: 12972

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

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Confirmation of cessation of trading on Cello's website:

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by kaitak
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 148
Views: 12972

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

EI will have three A321Neo LRs in service by next Summer, with first t/a service to PHL in July. I thought it was previously announced that DUB-YUL would be the first 321LR route. Do you have a source for this? Yes, Irish Air Letter. The A321LR is still doing the YUL route; it's just that it won't ...

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by kaitak
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 148
Views: 12972

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

EI will have three A321Neo LRs in service by next Summer, with first t/a service to PHL in July.

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by kaitak
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 148
Views: 12972

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

That's very sudden and unexpected; is he taking another position within IAG? It will be interesting to know what's behind this development.

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by kaitak
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?
Replies: 41
Views: 8028

Re: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?

I don't really agree that DUB's growth is a bubble; the traffic growth has not been sudden; there was a dip in 2007-2009, with our recession, but the country has bounced back. I would say that DUB (and Ireland generally) is vulnerable to economic downturns, but that doesn't necessarily mean that wha...

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by kaitak
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 148
Views: 12972

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Very nice! That'll be three separate routes they'll have to DUB, after YYT and YYZ.

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by kaitak
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetbridge collapses at ISB
Replies: 5
Views: 2363

Re: Jetbridge collapses at ISB

New airport only open since May! I've heard of airbridges taking off doors of planes, but an entire one collapsing! Someone's going to need to answer some questions quite quickly!

Glad no one killed!

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by kaitak
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"
Replies: 85
Views: 6037

Re: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"

Alitalia is currently headed in this exact direction. Alitalia has been heading in this direction for years! Looking back, the one I always remember was Braniff, back in 1982; then, of course, Pan Am, then Swissair, Sabena and Ansett, in 2001. There were of course, many more, but these always stand...

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by kaitak
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 148
Views: 12972

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

A great visionary - and a worthy candidate if SNN were ever to be named in honour of an individual. (I always thought Dublin should have been named after Sean Lemass - and possibly ORK for Jack Lynch?). It's not really an Irish tradition to name airports after people; Knock/Connaught Regional is the...

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by kaitak
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 245233

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Thanks to all for sharing info with great pictures. Anyone have the September and YTD delivery total? Based on nyc787.blogspot.com, 103 787 have been delivered this year till end of Sept. Last being Avianca N796AV on 30th Sept 2018. Boeing website stated 88 delivered by end of August. That's pretty...

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by kaitak
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 148
Views: 12972

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Two small pieces of info regarding EY & CX. Last Wednesday’s inbound evening EY had 84 on board, 4 of them in business. This mornings outbound CX, 32 in business & 20 something in premium economy, didn’t hear what the economy numbers were. That's a very good load for CX, obviously less so f...

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by kaitak
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1405095
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It could be illnesses, crews on training, any number of reasons; even with the best will in the world, it can happen!

Anyway, here's a link to our new thread for October: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1405095

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by kaitak
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 148
Views: 12972

Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Good evening folks and welcome to yet another month of Irish aviation. September has (apart from Storm Ali) been a pretty good month in Irish aviation - lots of positive news, growth and again, another safe month for all travellers - long may that continue. Some highlights from September: - New t/a ...

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by kaitak
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 111
Views: 11428

Re: 50 years ago, the world changed forever

Shankly, you probably meant to refer to MH - Malaysia Airlines. MS is Egyptair. I did! Thanks for the correction. Bit of confirmation bias on my part, me being old enough to remember Malaysia as Malaysian Airline System (MAS) As an aside that KUL-PEN flight was my shortest 747 flight, around 30 min...

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by kaitak
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 111
Views: 11428

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

Newer, flashier, lighter (and let's face it, more boring!) aircraft have come ... bigger versions of older twins, even hard to tell apart for enthusiasts ... but there's only ever one greatest, no matter what supplants it in the fleets of today. Nothing makes the heart beat a little faster, nothing ...

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by kaitak
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I don't see a euro while livery coming, just because IAG did it with other carriers means nothing. I wouldn't be surprised if the current IRFU scheme is adjusted and rolled out across the fleet. I have often thought that it would look quite well (minus the rugby players). That said, changing a live...

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by kaitak
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21285

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

If they're going to do it seriously and have something that is going to last 20 years, they need to spend something decent on it. That means something that will stand out from the Eurowhite crowd; I'm expecting (naively or otherwise) something more than just a "refresh" like AF or QF. They...

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by kaitak
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?
Replies: 40
Views: 7773

Re: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?

Just a quick question on the whole issue of older aircraft; I think that if Iranian carriers acquire 7 (or is it 10?) year old aircraft (or older), then sanctions do not apply. Is that a correct statement, either before or since Donald Trump reimposed sanctions? That being the case and since there a...

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by kaitak
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Belfast International Airport's statement on Norwegian is worth a read, even if just for a laugh. http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p578/Kev_Andrew/bfsstatement_zpsdamjvrgm.png https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/belfast-airport-says-norwegian-air-decision-to-axe-us-flights-m...

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by kaitak
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I think EI will have some leeway in the design it comes up with; I do fear that they'll come up with something like IB, AY, JL or (even worse) MU - acres of white and a bit of green, but I really hope they'll show more imagination than that. At the end of the day, if they're painting their aircraft ...

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by kaitak
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSA back to Boeings
Replies: 15
Views: 4410

Re: CSA back to Boeings

The cockpits are very similar, if not identical; you only need a short conversion course from one to the other and it is possible to be type rated on both (although in practice, most airlines that fly both have separate pilot pools due to seniority, but have common instructor groups). Might we see O...

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by kaitak
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Great video ... it is amazing to see how much it has changed and grown over the years; I know T1 has its critics, but when you think about it, it started with about 2m ppa and now, it must handle around 15-20 and of course, it has grown with (what I still call) the D pier and the extended "A&qu...

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by kaitak
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

https://www.flightradar24.com/AFR1716/1deb2324
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QR 17 just diverted (still airborne; thought it was going to MAN, but now at FL330).

AF 1716 doing some mad holding! https://www.flightradar24.com/AFR1716/1deb2324

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by kaitak
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 14568

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

gatibosgru wrote:
Takes 'getting rid of F' to a whole new level. But getting rid of Y would be even more unusual :duck:



Good one; I would have said they'd got an "F" for repainting!

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by kaitak
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reveals configuration of 787-10, first routes announced
Replies: 10
Views: 5861

Re: Etihad reveals configuration of 787-10, first routes announced

Etihad has revealed its configuration of the soon to be delivered 787-10. The aircraft will offer a total of 336 seats, 32 Business and 304 economy. Currently its 2 class 789 seats 28 Business and 271 economy, so comparing the 2 it is mostly adding economy seats First routes will be AUH-JED eff 12 ...

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by kaitak
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reveals configuration of 787-10, first routes announced
Replies: 10
Views: 5861

Re: Etihad reveals configuration of 787-10, first routes announced

Etihad has revealed its configuration of the soon to be delivered 787-10. The aircraft will offer a total of 336 seats, 32 Business and 304 economy. Currently its 2 class 789 seats 28 Business and 271 economy, so comparing the 2 it is mostly adding economy seats First routes will be AUH-JED eff 12 ...

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by kaitak
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I wonder what the difference in flying time from YQX to SNN and YQX-DUB. Does an airline (or crew) not have any "wriggle room" in extending the duty time for what must only have been a matter of minutes, rather than put the pax through the ordeal of a second diversion and a bus transfer?

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by kaitak
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

JAmie2k9 wrote:
shamrock350 wrote:

May be news shortly and if whispers are true it major.


About EI and ORK, or EI generally?

Was there any stories in the paper about EI today. Heard there was going to be something in one of them ... (haven't had a chance to look at them yet!)

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by kaitak
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1436
Views: 505085

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

LAX772LR wrote:
Polot wrote:
Kikko19 wrote:
. After it dropped out of contention for QF's RFP, there doesn't appear to be any airline actually interested in it...


Didn't know that; is Airbus not entering this race at all, in which case can we take it that the 778X has it "in the bag" as far as Qantas is concerned?

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by kaitak
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Good to see real growth ambition there. Amazing - and very gratifying to see it happen, and to compare today with the nadir of EI's t/a operations, back in the winter of 1991/2, when only JFK was served, due to BOS being axed for the winter. The EY report, while welcome, will not really be news to a...

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by kaitak
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Administration Threatens International Criminal Court
Replies: 28
Views: 1346

Re: US Administration Threatens International Criminal Court

It is actually more serious than this, because the US also includes Israel in this. So, if the ICC indicted Israeli government officials over atrocities in the west bank and an ICC signatory state were to act on an arrest warrant, then the US is basically saying that it would impose sanctions agains...

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by kaitak
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Had a good trip to LHR, out yesterday, back tonight, both with Aer Lingus. Good flights both ways, but €3 for a bottle of water! Sheesh! Anyway, noticed a lot of work ongoing as we taxied in along M2 (at the area between that taxiway and 28); what's being done there? --------------------------------...

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by kaitak
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 12605

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

It would be interesting to find out how much fuel they had to dump. Just an hour into the flight, you'd have about 16h of fuel - around 96t. The MLW of a 789 is 192,000kg; I'm assuming a TOW of around 258-260,000kgs from PER, based on an OEW of 128,500kg, fuel of 100,000kgs and payload of 30,000kgs,...

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by kaitak
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

The latest rumour is that the two Stobart ERJs are to be wet leased (ACMI) to BA Cityflyer. One based in DUB and one based in LCY. Highly unlikely given that they are E195 and unable to land at LCY. The E-190 is able to get into LCY (since the based airline uses them); would it take much work to ge...

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by kaitak
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

So does that mean that if Stobart operated 195s to GLA/EDI (or anywhere else), they could be restricted to 100 seats?

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by kaitak
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... n/lLaLcyJL
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A former Ryanair 737 (EI-CTB) has suffered what looks like a serious runway excursion at Sochi, Krasnodar, Russia. The aircraft was inbound from Moscow.

Aircraft served with Atlant Soyuz before joining UT Air.

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... n/lLaLcyJL

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by kaitak
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Sorry, I meant to say "EI increase ORK-AMS"

Also, I should probably have written "two North American routes" rather than "two US routes".

Apologies!

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by kaitak
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29937

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1402839
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Our new September thread is now open:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1402839

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by kaitak
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Good morning folks and welcome to our latest thread. August was a pretty good month for developments and we had several, mostly positive: - Profits up at EI and IAG (but down at Vueling); Norwegian, well, let's just say that they don't just use red paint for their aircraft ... - Luxair to brings jet...

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by kaitak
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion to double Airbus fleet following completion of Ryanair deal
Replies: 43
Views: 9375

Re: Laudamotion to double Airbus fleet following completion of Ryanair deal

I think the new livery looks great ... the current/original livery was always a bit "meh" - uninspired and boring.

I like the way they've made the titles a bit, well, lauda ...

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by kaitak
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY
Replies: 46
Views: 4473

Re: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY

I don't see the SSJ being an option going forward, much though I'd love to experience a flight on it. The sad reality is that the aircraft simply can't meet the reliability standards of "western" models. Brussels Airlines has already indicated that it no longer wants to use it, while Mexic...

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by kaitak
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 245233

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Has QR placed a firm order for the 789 and if so, when is the first delivery due?

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by kaitak
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29937

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

EI itself said that they'd be announced within two weeks (which must be around two weeks ago by now!) While I haven't heard anything from EI about further A330s, EI would have little problem in sourcing one (or more) if necessary. QR has quite a few that it will no doubt be happy to get rid of as it...

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by kaitak
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Damage repair in the post Trump era
Replies: 81
Views: 2393

Re: Damage repair in the post Trump era

DIRECTFLT wrote:
cpd wrote:

The very title of this thread is clickbait. Poor form. :thumbsdown:


It wasn't intended to be. Damage has been done. The question was : how should it be repaired and what should be done by a president succeeding DT. I don't see anything resembling clickbait in that.

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by kaitak
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43725

Re: Britiah Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

I think, in fairness to this pilot, it has been forecast for some time and I would expect an order for 777Xs (most likely the -9; can't see them having much use for the -8) within the next 3-6 months. Incidentally, BA converted the order it had o/s for 2-3 789s to 788s; anyone know the logic behind ...

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by kaitak
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY - 10/2017 near disaster near Adelaide
Replies: 14
Views: 4668

Re: EY - 10/2017 near disaster near Adelaide

Good work by the crew too, though it helped that the aircraft was over land and not too far from a well equipped diversion airport. Had it happened over the Indian Ocean, it might well have had a less pleasant outcome.

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by kaitak
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Damage repair in the post Trump era
Replies: 81
Views: 2393

Damage repair in the post Trump era

Just imagine it: the current administration has come to an end and you are in the White House. What are your first steps, both for the presidency itself and the United States. Go ... My personal priorities: 1. Bring dignity back to the office. Firstly, that means no Twitter or - to the greatest exte...

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by kaitak
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia plans to execute "uppity" women
Replies: 40
Views: 1722

Re: Saudi Arabia plans to execute "uppity" women

This is appalling. While no one would ever accuse the Saudis of being big on the human rights front, this would be a new low for them and it needs to be highlighted and governments need to make it absolutely clear to the Saudis that this must not happen - and the consequences if it does actually hap...

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by kaitak
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29937

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Excellent news - first regular 787-9 service!

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by kaitak
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air A320 Neo
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: Gulf Air A320 Neo

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... en-a320neo
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No specific info about config, but I would imagine similar if not identical to the current A320ceo config.

Here's a piece from CH Aviation News about the new fleet:
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... en-a320neo

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