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by Oykie
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 326
Views: 38226

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Congratulations to Boeing and IAG. This was a big order. I’ve seen a lot of comments regarding this order and potential purchase of Norwegian. With this order they can grow on their own without Norwegian. For me with this order it seems less likely that they’ll buy them because they will get the har...

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by Oykie
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot’s first A350 routes (and layout)
Replies: 15
Views: 2967

Re: Aeroflot’s first A350 routes (and layout)

A few days ago first SU A350-900 routes became known (for the first time after delivery they’ll be tested on shorter flights). First flights dates: JFK (29 March, 2020) PEK (1 May, 2020) ICN (1 June, 2020) MIA (2 June, 2020) The layout is 1-2-1 in Business Class (28 passengers), 2-4-2 in Premium-Ec...

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by Oykie
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately
Replies: 131
Views: 20974

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

The reason for this is a UAV was shot down over the gulf of Oman in the 20th. The UAV was at high altitude, and the size of an airliner (Global Hawk). That and two ships attacked by missiles. FAA issued an emergency order not to fly through Iran or the Gulf of Oman. Pakistan is only allowing limite...

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by Oykie
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 22
Views: 4610

Re: SAS new livery?

anyone else agrees that the engine color looks blue? They are definitely blue. I disagree about red/orange lettering being on the engines though. I think it is reflection of a light. You don’t see red on the engines reflected on the fuselage. I agree with the lettering. I do not think they are red....

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by Oykie
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 22
Views: 4610

Re: SAS new livery?

anyone else agrees that the engine color looks blue?

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by Oykie
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 103634

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

«Old» photo as it has even been painted You're right, I didn't check the date of the photo. It looks a lot better with paint! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48024173722_58400201f7_c.jpg F-WWCE by Luc Verkoyen , on Flickr Looks good! I look forward to fly it, hopefully later this year, or next ...

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by Oykie
Sat May 25, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 70194

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

rrbsztk wrote:
Air Baltic 55054 is delivered currently en route to Europe. This is the 14th delivery this year.


I noticed t as it passed over Norway. Pretty impressive performance, even though empty to fly nonstop Montreal - Riga. I’m so excited to have my first flight on. A220 this summer :-)

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by Oykie
Wed May 22, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 103634

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

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-KBP SK4298 departs OSL at 09:30, arrives KBP at 13:10 OSL-KBP SK4299 departs KBP at 14:00, arrives OSL at 15:50 Its 3 weekly flights, on Tue...

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by Oykie
Wed May 22, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 103634

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Someone83 wrote:
Someone83 wrote:
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?

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by Oykie
Fri May 10, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 103634

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

The positive effect of Easter in April (in 2018 it was in March) was killed by SAS strike. How much of the decline is due to all Flygskam / Flight shame movement in Sweden? I do not think aviation tax should be blamed much, as it was enforced in 2018 already? I believe flygkam is related to the avi...

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by Oykie
Fri May 10, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 103634

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Stockholm (ARN) saw decline in passenger volume also in April: Domestic: 378,556 (-19%) International: 1,659,291 (-6%) Total: 2,037,847 (-9%) YTD total: 7,672,023 (-5%) The positive effect of Easter in April (in 2018 it was in March) was killed by SAS strike. How much of the decline is due to all F...

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by Oykie
Thu May 09, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 12.000th Airbus delivery
Replies: 33
Views: 7034

Re: 12.000th Airbus delivery

A big congratulation to Airbus, all employees! Also impressed by brave decision-making by European countries back in the days that Airbus was established.

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by Oykie
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710090

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Doe anyone here know when the airlines will start fixing the airplanes? Boeing has finished flight tests and are waiting for the approval to be fixed. Do airlines have to wait until the grounding is lifted, or can they start implementing the fix while the fleet is grounded? PS: I am really pleased w...

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by Oykie
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 103634

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Bostrom wrote:
SAS' new A330:

ImageF-WWCE Airbus A330 SAS by @Eurospot, on Flickr


Nice :-) I’m excited about the A350 in SAS colors as well. I would also like to see A330neo at one point ;-)

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by Oykie
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710090

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

http://m.atwonline.com/regulation/faa-t ... s-approval
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According to ATW FAA targets late May, early June re authorization for the 737MAX.

http://m.atwonline.com/regulation/faa-t ... s-approval

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by Oykie
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 267
Views: 76547

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

travaz wrote:
I would assume that all of the aircraft in storage would have to undergo the software upgrade. Anyone know how much time that entails for each aircraft?


The announced fix is said to take an hour or aircraft.

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by Oykie
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 112
Views: 31215

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

Norwegian has had a rough financial year, and of course this grounding affects them. But remember that the richest Norwegian man John Fredriksen bought stocks in Norwegian worth 350 million USD, January 2019. According to Forbes he has a net worth of 11.1 billion USD. He is according to Forbes rank...

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by Oykie
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 112
Views: 31215

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

Norwegian has had a rough financial year, and of course this grounding affects them. But remember that the richest Norwegian man John Fredriksen bought stocks in Norwegian worth 350 million USD, January 2019. According to Forbes he has a net worth of 11.1 billion USD. He is according to Forbes ranke...

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by Oykie
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Fokker 100 belly lands in Tehran
Replies: 26
Views: 6169

Re: Iran Air MD-82 Fire at THR

It is a Fokker 100. Glad everyone evacuated safely.

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by Oykie
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 464
Views: 125403

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

That’s a nice comparison. I’m so looking forward to see this plane at gate with the wings tilted up! :-)

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by Oykie
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover
Replies: 73
Views: 12630

Re: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover

Seems like such a huge expense for what will be utilized by a small percentage of LAX passengers. While I understand your point, I think it is not a (fully) correct way to look a these things, and judge such investment. Since all hotel, car rental vans and taxis will no longer be using the horse sh...

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by Oykie
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover
Replies: 73
Views: 12630

Re: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover

The LAX people mover will be of great benefit for me, and passengers like me who arrives at LAX and waits for the rental car bus. Hopefully our bus that blocks the road at many terminals will also benefit the rest of people traveling to and from LAX.:-) The momentum to build more density and transpo...

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by Oykie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 103634

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Nervous Nordic flier here. Flying from CPH to Athens with SAS on A320 next month. Prior to that the B757 from KEF, a plane I know very well. Anyone flown the Athens route before? How's SAS record with safety and maintenance? SAS has an outstanding safety record and their maintenance is really good....

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by Oykie
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport
Replies: 81
Views: 9832

Re: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport

City leaders vow to fight state takeover of Atlanta airport https://www.ajc.com/news/city-leaders-vow-fight-state-takeover-atlanta-airport/D04FvTdbY4NZsw6GZ3AdUJ/ Indeed. City of Atlanta officials are fighting back! Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has made preventing the state takeover “essentia...

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by Oykie
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The fashionable '8' in aircraft designations
Replies: 36
Views: 5350

Re: The fashionable '8' in aircraft designations

I believe the 8 and luck have been exaggerated in aviation forums and by aviation fans. I remember Airbus said of the A380 that the number 8 was used to show that the A380 was twice the size as the A340. And the 8 was also chosen as it would signal a double deck configuration. It was much later that...

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by Oykie
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 26883

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I think the chances of seeing an order for the 748i are just about nil. As many others have stated, the later variants of the 777 and A350 have the same capacity and range as the 747, but they are more efficient. I do have one question - moot at this point; I'm sure I know the answer, but I'll ask ...

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by Oykie
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian receives NOK 3 billion in a preferential and guaranteed share issue placement
Replies: 40
Views: 8456

Re: Norwegian receives NOK 3 billion in a preferential and guaranteed share issue placement

On a semi related note. Easyjet announced yesterday that they are in the marked for 3 billion of bonds to purchase something, or someone. Could it be Norwegian?

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by Oykie
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 103634

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

BTW, SAS also tried OSL-LCY with leasing Avro-70, so not only CPH and ARN had a go at LCY I’m sad to see SAS leave LHR, and it makes Star alliance weaker, I have been flying with SAS to LHR and connected with United to the states. That will be more difficult going forward. They are not leaving LHR ...

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by Oykie
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 103634

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I’m sad to see SAS leave LHR, and it makes Star alliance weaker, I have been flying with SAS to LHR and connected with United to the states. That will be more difficult going forward.

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by Oykie
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 103634

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I don’t Sweden will remove the tax any longer. New government is finally settled and as I understand part of the agreement was to keep the tax. That’s bad. I thought it was going anyway with the new budget. The way aviation tax is used it does not help the environment, but makes people choose other...

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by Oykie
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 103634

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I don’t Sweden will remove the tax any longer. New government is finally settled and as I understand part of the agreement was to keep the tax. That’s bad. I thought it was going anyway with the new budget. The way aviation tax is used it does not help the environment, but makes people choose other...

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by Oykie
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 103634

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

OSL in 2018 Domestic: 12 003 905 (+3,3%) International 16 491 834 (+4,2%) Total 28 495 739 (+3,8%) They need almost 6% growth next year to reach 30 millions, which probably will not happen, so we have to wait untill 2021 for that I wonder how much the Norwegian aviation tax impacts growth at OSL? E...

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by Oykie
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLM airlines goes into liquidation
Replies: 23
Views: 6097

Re: VLM airlines goes into liquidation

I was not mentioning VLM specifically. It’s always sad to see a specific airline go away. And VLM has been around for a long time. I’m talking about airlines in Europe in general

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by Oykie
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLM airlines goes into liquidation
Replies: 23
Views: 6097

Re: VLM airlines goes into liquidation

I read today in a Norwegian news paper that they stopped flying yesterday. It’s sad, but probably necessary for European aviation. Necessary for whom? Certainly not the passengers who will have to pay higher fees as there are less and less airlines out there. While I agree it’s nice with cheaper ti...

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by Oykie
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLM airlines goes into liquidation
Replies: 23
Views: 6097

Re: VLM airlines goes into liquidation

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/VLM_Airlines
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Wayfarer515 wrote:
Which of the two VLMs are we talking about?


I am referring to this airline: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/VLM_Airlines

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by Oykie
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLM airlines goes into liquidation
Replies: 23
Views: 6097

Re: VLM airlines goes into liquidation

I read today in a Norwegian news paper that they stopped flying yesterday. It’s sad, but probably necessary for European aviation.

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by Oykie
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 171328

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

A new budget proposition for 2019 here in Sweden just passed, looks like the passenger tax is being dropped, might boost the flying a bit next year. It will be interesting to see how this affects the passenger growth in ARN and Sweden, Norwegians timing for a new Swedish AOC is really good. If Swed...

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by Oykie
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 447
Views: 77221

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

bennett123 wrote:
A sound business, but it loses money.

Not my idea of a sound business.


The article says that the lease in the E195 is so bad that it makes the results weaker. But without the lease cost of the E195 the airlines business is solid.

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by Oykie
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 447
Views: 77221

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

It is always possible that SRB could buy Flybe directly and not through VS. That way there would be no issue about British ownership and no need for other parties to agree. He clearly has the capacity to put in new management and continue LHR operations until slots can be reorganised. There would n...

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by Oykie
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 84228

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

I could not see this posted, but Boeing shared this picture. Image looks really good

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by Oykie
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 90
Views: 7735

Re: Tax on kerosine

I would rather support funding for aviation biofuels, to make that compete with regular kerosene, than to just add some tax. We need to make aviation more environmentally friendly, yes, but remember the great improvements from the first jetliners like the 707 to the 787 and A350. I’m impressed by th...

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by Oykie
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 171328

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Could HEL overtake ARN down the road to become the third busiest airport in the Nordic region? I am not saying it will happen this or next year but let's say in the next five years? Only if Sweden messes up its economy and Finland does not, which is possible though unlikely. Extending the train net...

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by Oykie
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 269
Views: 20497

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

This seems like it can easily be retrofitted to the other members like the MAX9?

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by Oykie
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 171328

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Someone83 wrote:
Oykie wrote:
Mortyman wrote:
Norwegian is selling 6 of it's older Norwegian Boeing 737-800 aircraft.


Will they lease them back?


No, it is a sale only


Thanks!

It will be interesting to see how many airplanes they will sell going forward. It makes sense for them to sell some. They said they would when they ordered the MAX.

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by Oykie
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 171328

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Mortyman wrote:
Norwegian is selling 6 of it's older Norwegian Boeing 737-800 aircraft.


Will they lease them back?

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by Oykie
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 171328

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

[threeid][/threeid] Another MAX 8 delivered to Norwegian, but this is their first on Norwegian register and to their Norwegian operations Boeing 737 -8 42832 7040 LN-BKA Norwegian Air delivery 13aug18 BFI-OSL Nice! I look forward to see them more at OSL. Have seen a few, but not been onboard one yet...

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by Oykie
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 44618

Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

It flew over my house from PMI to OSL. Very cool plane! Anyone know how long it will stay at OSL?

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by Oykie
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviall (Boeing) and Antonov Team Up
Replies: 9
Views: 2290

Re: Aviall (Boeing) and Antonov Team Up

This is really good news for Antonov. I’m curious too about how the planes will change. With more than 60% of parts coming from Russia, there is room for improvement in many areas. Or not... many of these components are built to last. E.g. the landing gears for the An-148 allows it to use unpaved r...

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by Oykie
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviall (Boeing) and Antonov Team Up
Replies: 9
Views: 2290

Re: Aviall (Boeing) and Antonov Team Up

This is really good news for Antonov. I’m curious too about how the planes will change. With more than 60% of parts coming from Russia, there is room for improvement in many areas.

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by Oykie
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 102902

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

AirAsia X confirms 66 A330neo order, orders 34 more, 100 in total https://twitter.com/thatjohn/status/1019887338447626240 Airbus PR https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/07/airasia-x-orders-34-more-a330neo.html I am really happy to hear that they came to an agreement. Congratulatio...

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