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by Devilfish
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 604
Views: 73279

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Philippine Airlines A359 RP-C3504 on departure from TLS on delivery flight Thank you very much for that. It seems my expectation in #555 of the A359 making an early appearance at LAX may come true..... :smile: ..... http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/2018/09/pal-a350-flies-lhr-lax.html Quote: &...

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by Devilfish
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 604
Views: 73279

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Livestream now @ london by finch aviation.pals A350! I totally forgot 9/15 is PR A359's initial service to LHR ...probably the optimal capacity for the route. Good that she was not caught up in the typhoon at MNL :!: First arrival of PR A359 into LHR last night From the tweet..... :cheerful: https:...

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by Devilfish
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 33
Views: 3203

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

A few months ago, it was established that the F/A-18 Super Hornet would be the featured aircraft in the film, not the purported F-35C which seemed logical for JSF PR reasons. The Super Hornet's role has since been confirmed a few times now. I guess damage to the Rose Garden is inconsequential durin...

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by Devilfish
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1339
Views: 464811

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

qf789 wrote:
Philippine A359 RP-C3504 and Air China A359 B-1083 parked at the delivery center

I guess delivery to PR is now possible as the typhoon has passed and would just have to await for the stranded planes to leave MNL...and delayed incoming flights become manageable.

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by Devilfish
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 85
Views: 8026

Re: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation

Planes are hunkered down in MNL unable to fly. Inbound flights were diverted to CEB including PR105 (77W) from SFO. Below are photos of damaged TUG air terminal in northern Luzon..... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DnGOHaUU4AUZAg0.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DnGOHaUU4AUZAg0.jpg https://pbs.twimg.co...

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by Devilfish
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 288
Views: 80822

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

qf789 wrote:
The A330-800neo was spotted a couple of days ago next to the ANA A388 on the flightline.

And still without engines..... :expressionless:

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by Devilfish
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 604
Views: 73279

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Huh? Why? They already have a second runway that never gets used! One runway was closed as both cannot be used for simultaneous commercial operations anyway due to required separation distance. They probably have it as a backup in case of unavailability of the other runway. That the entire situatio...

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by Devilfish
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 604
Views: 73279

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Further to the above, the Consortium claims it is taking all risks with their proposal to upgrade NAIA ..... https://www.philstar.com/business/2018/09/06/1848964/naia-consortium-taking-all-risks-bid-rehabilitate-main-airport Meanwhile, Congress is reportedly allotting P3.0B in the GAA 2019 budget fo...

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by Devilfish
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 604
Views: 73279

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Apparently, SMC's Bulakan Gateway proposal is encountering heavy turbulence..... :talktothehand: https://www.philstar.com/business/2018/09/05/1848651/bulacan-airport-doomed So...are we now limited to CRK and the Super Consortium's NAIA upgrade proposal :?: If so, might as well increase the scope and...

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by Devilfish
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 604
Views: 73279

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

RP-C3501 is in TLV on a rare visit of sorts..... 5175003 The bird chose a strategic perch atop the port sharklet to watch over its charge..... :airplane: ..... https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/429499 https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,f...

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by Devilfish
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 33
Views: 3203

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

Teaser? The time will be used to work on film sequences using new technology and planes according to the studio. I had read that the adversary aircraft was not quite ready yet. :wink2: https://media.mehrnews.com/d/2017/04/15/4/2431555.jpg https://media.mehrnews.com/d/2017/04/15/4/2431555.jpg

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by Devilfish
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 77
Views: 3392

Re: Mariner has passed away

Fair winds and following seas mate!

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by Devilfish
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 604
Views: 73279

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

If your not a fan of flying on a narrow-body aircraft for 8+ hours my advice is to look for QF or connect via HKG or SIN. I'd rather bear the tight cabin than have to put up with a stopover and the longer journey. Incidentally, per SkyscraperCity , LHR will receive PAL's A359 on September 15 this y...

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by Devilfish
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 604
Views: 73279

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

PR to send A359 to SYD and MEL on selected flights in December and January Preceded in SYD by PR's A321N ..... :airplane: ..... 5130019 In the meantime, the A359 was doing the rounds of HKG and HND ..... 5135443 It seems the runway excursion at MNL had given RSA's Bulakan airport proposal a welcome...

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by Devilfish
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 16823

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

carlokiii wrote:
Here’s your PR A359, RP-C3503, parked quietly right next to the MF 738, as seen in the background.

:veryhappy: Yeah, finally! Thanks for that. :bigthumbsup:

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by Devilfish
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 16823

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

Obviously but there are plenty of other aircraft at the airport and I doubt they’d be parked near the runway. I doubt all of these were still at their gates..... Multiple departing and landing flights were already massively delayed prior to the runway excursion. Which was unusual for the time block...

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by Devilfish
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 16823

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

ikolkyo wrote:
What does a parked aircraft have to do with this?

You don't want a wayward aircraft coming into contact with another, especially one with people in it. Anyway, the photo shows the 738 veered towards the perimeter fence.

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by Devilfish
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 16823

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

Hoping everyone on board is safe. This will make an already bad congestion problem at NAIA even worse. Incoming aircraft will likely be diverted to CRK should runway take long to clear.

Assuming A359 #2 for PAL is now quietly parked away from the accident?

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by Devilfish
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 604
Views: 73279

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

PAL second A350-900 RP-C3503 MSN228 is on its way to MNL today. PR5003 from Toulouse And there she goes...... :wave: 5140073 The blog below says the President is to visit Israel and Jordan using one of the A359 s..... http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/2018/08/pr1-first-to-fly-israel.html ........

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by Devilfish
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1339
Views: 464811

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

BOAC1966 wrote:
MSN228 homeward to MNL

Thanks...good to know. :bigthumbsup: :alert: MNL spotters, get your cameras ready! :camera:

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by Devilfish
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 604
Views: 73279

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Apparently one of the 77Ws (7781) was injured by a GSE at LAX a few weeks ago. Aircraft is still at LAX awaiting repair. Way for PAL's newest 77W to get its "baptism of fire" so to speak. The GSE operator must have been in a spot of bother over that. :worried: CEB today launch direct flig...

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by Devilfish
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 604
Views: 73279

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

It was announced few months ago, and the September target date was a bit too soon for such a large shift at once. I don't think it solves the much bigger problem of the air traffic congestion at NAIA, though I won't be surprised if some airlines still will volunteer to move from NAIA 1 to 3. For it...

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by Devilfish
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 604
Views: 73279

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

When will the 2nd A350 arrive from toulouse to manille?its ready for delivery According to the ff posts in the A350 P&D thread..... Word on the street (TBC) is that MSN 228 (PR#2) was contractually delivered on Monday (7/30). #6 in July. #46 in 2018. Will fly home in early August. So, final del...

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by Devilfish
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 604
Views: 73279

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

5J leases five A320N s from Avolon..... :airplane: ..... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/avolon-places-five-a320neos-with-cebu-pacific-450720/ Quote: "Lessor Avolon has placed five Airbus A320neos with Filipino low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific Air . The lessor states that all the aircr...

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by Devilfish
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 24187

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

Which raises the question -- depending on value, would airlines be able to convert (not necessarily 1:1) existing orders from Airbus to CSeries models and vice versa without incurring penalties under this limited partnership :?:

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by Devilfish
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180989

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Small biz jet OEM? The last decade they have been the largest or second depending on measure-revenue or units delivered. Always the largest in units delivered—180-200 per year. They have delivered more bizjets than airliners. Together with Airbus, BBD at the very least could put out the latest bizj...

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by Devilfish
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?
Replies: 37
Views: 5038

Re: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?

What does Boeing have that Embraer doesn't have? Things have changed over the years. Maybe Embraer prefers LM or ATR as a partner. Or both. What are the longer term prospects of the CS100? Is there a visionairy, reliable business partner at this stage? Embraer is not in a hurry. Past arrogance, pol...

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by Devilfish
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?
Replies: 37
Views: 5038

Re: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?

While Embraer could be an avenue to develop and bring to market the NSA cheaper and quicker to replace the smallest 737, Boeing may not have the appetite to start another clean-sheet program at present when they're still wrestling with their NMA and 777X . For its part, Embraer might request help on...

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by Devilfish
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21398

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

It is worth pointing out that the article quoted in the original post talks specifically about the sale of the Q400 or CRJ programmes, and not the C Series. It could be that the Q400/CRJ article was just a smoke and mirrors show to divert attention from the real object of the sale...as the CSeries ...

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by Devilfish
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?
Replies: 126
Views: 18505

Re: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?

The A330neo has a variant (-800) that has some difficulties in the market, and is being kept in the product line in hopes that military orders and cargo orders would save it. I doubt Airbus will can the A338 for as long as Boeing's 788 is on offer. Meanwhile, PR is on record that they might top-up ...

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by Devilfish
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 37566

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

Plenty of aviation related news to munch on..... :| ..... http://www.philstar.com/business/2017/10/11/1747455/naia-still-badly-managed http://business.inquirer.net/238172/uk-trade-envoy-says-aviation-sector-key-ph-economic-growth http://www.philstar.com/business/2017/10/03/1744873/government-plans-n...

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by Devilfish
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 37566

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

As expected, the Government and PAL have reached agreement on the unsettled accounts of the airline..... :thumbsup: ..... http://business.inquirer.net/238106/pal-naia-terminal-2-unpaid-debt-p6-billion-navigational-fees-lucio-tan Quote: "A row between the Duterte administration and flag carrier ...

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by Devilfish
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Economics of 20 to 40 seaters
Replies: 14
Views: 2526

Re: Economics of 20 to 40 seaters

Well there haven't been any new generation aircraft in that size introduced in decades so the economics aren't great. Well, Boeing-backed Zunum is attempting to address that, first with a 12-seater targeted for certification and delivery by 2022..... http://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationweek....

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by Devilfish
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 235071

Re: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread

Pre-assembly of the first A330-800 (MSN 1888) is well advanced: Per Flightglobal article, Airbus is aiming for final assembly by year-end..... :airplane: ..... http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-aims-for-first-a330-800-final-assembly-by-yea-441894/ Perhaps more orders would come in on...

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by Devilfish
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30232

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

The non stop will be a 343 at least initially, the 343's won't be around that much longer, I think some of the newer 333's should be able to do AKL-MNL with a decent load. I think an A332 is better suited capacity wise, but it's not very likely that PR would lease in at least a pair for just this o...

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by Devilfish
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hef's plane
Replies: 33
Views: 9142

Re: Hef's plane

Didn't the DC-9 get replaced by a 727.....



.....or was the decal applied on the trijet only for the duration of the charter?

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by Devilfish
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 247441

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

KarelXWB wrote:
A peek inside the assembly line:

That's a very nice pair awaiting completion. I hope they don't have a very fastidious executive overseeing the installation and complaining about the carpets and seat covers. :cheerful:

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by Devilfish
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 37566

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

On second thought, the government could use the total outstanding amount to build a new domestic terminal as shown in #153 above to replace T4 . They just have to lop off the last two gates nearest the road to reduce the building footprint and allow more setback for vehicle parking - as it's nearly ...

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by Devilfish
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 39929

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

I hope this route does well with the loads of Taiwanese, Chinese, Filipinos and Vietnamese in the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire and the growing business ties with Asia. I can see Filipinos (esp. Chinoys ) from the IE availing of this service if it's price competitive with other one-stop ...

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by Devilfish
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2904
Views: 351202

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

Availability remains one big question..... http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/boeings-nma-could-be-a-bit-late-to-market-walsh-441667/ Quote: "IAG chief executive Willie Walsh is lukewarm to the prospect of Boeing’s proposed all-new middle-of-the-market aircraft, which he believes is comi...

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by Devilfish
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 37566

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

This latest issue seems interesting enough that another thread was started only to be locked. :smile: Quite how ethical sending copies to the media is I leave to individual's opinions. Well, PR sort of had a hand in it when they released statements to the media seeking mediation to allow them to bui...

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by Devilfish
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 37566

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

The plot thickens..... :stirthepot: ..... http://business.inquirer.net/237572/rodrigo-duterte-philippine-airlines-lucio-tan-navigational-fees http://business.inquirer.net/237570/dotr-threatens-sue-pal-unpaid-fees-almost-p7b Didn't PAL recently get a ~P300M tax refund...couldn't the government have h...

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by Devilfish
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2904
Views: 351202

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

Personally I'm not blown away by the innovation I've heard about / seen sofar on a possible 797. Inasmuch as web images are already being posted, maybe you would agree this is breaking the mould enough should Boeing proffer it as their MoM concept?..... http://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationwe...

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by Devilfish
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 37566

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

According to Australian government data, Cebu Pacific leads in terms of passenger traffic between Manila and Sydney. It currently serves MNL-SYD 5 times a week, with plans for x7 flights between December/January 2018. I wonder how PAL and CEB are faring. How ever PR and 5J may be faring, both will ...

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by Devilfish
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private A350 ?
Replies: 20
Views: 5452

Re: Private A350 ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4KdP9FeTiA
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I'd settle for an Avanti EVO..... :bigthumbsup: .....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4KdP9FeTiA

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by Devilfish
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 37566

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

PAL reduces frequency while upgauging equipment on MNL-CNS-AKL to deal with the fuel situation in AKL..... http://globalnation.inquirer.net/160437/pal-mitigates-impact-auckland-nz-fuel-disruption-pal-fuel-supply-aviation-auckland-new-zealand Quote: "Last Sept. 19 and Sept. 21, PAL A320 planes d...

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by Devilfish
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 37566

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

http://business.inquirer.net/237341/sen ... ng-systems
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And another bit of good news...5J now offers the 20% discount and the 12% VAT exemption for senior citizens and PWDs on all its booking systems..... :bigthumbsup: .....


http://business.inquirer.net/237341/sen ... ng-systems

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by Devilfish
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines SJU-SFO
Replies: 6
Views: 2095

Re: Philippine Airlines SJU-SFO

And a photo of RP-C3438 which flew the mercy flight taken by our friendly Puerto Rican A.net contributor..... :smile:

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by Devilfish
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 37566

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

RP-C3438 flew far from its home base to repatriate Filipinos affected by hurricane Irma and bring relief goods... :thumbsup: ... 4590929 http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/pinoyabroad/626270/repatriation-starts-for-irma-affected-pinoys-in-caribbean/story/ Glad that this ex-IB bird still gets to fly...

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