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by Devilfish
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s
Replies: 43
Views: 3910

Re: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s

Not sure about UDF. However it might add a special touch to the Hercules and Orion. Well...if they could mix puller/pusher configurations for wing and stab engines and build the TriStar airframe entirely out of composites with bleeding edge avionics, wing and wingtip designs -- they might be on to ...

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by Devilfish
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relaunch of the Dornier 328
Replies: 191
Views: 39387

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

The original Do-328 Prop had a fuel consumption in the order of 500 kg/hr, more than an ATR 42. Now they are proposing to put the PW127S on the new Do-328, but that's pretty much the same engine the ATR 42-600 has, and has had for several decades! In my experience, the latest PW127s don't offer bet...

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by Devilfish
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s
Replies: 43
Views: 3910

Re: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s

We all know that open rotor means lower speed and more noise. What we don't know is what the regulatory climate will be in the mid 30s especially with regard to emissions. Well, ATR wouldn't be overly concerned about lower speed, especially if it would still be higher in cruise than their current o...

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by Devilfish
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the UDF Engine Back from the Dead?
Replies: 19
Views: 3025

Re: Is the UDF Engine Back from the Dead?

So...the target is mid-2030 s EIS...that is 45 years at least after GE announced the UDF for 1990 ..... :spin: https://www.flightglobal.com/engines/cfm-launches-open-rotor-demonstrator-promising-20-better-fuel-burn-for-mid-2030s-applications/144141.article Wonder what new airplane launches on the ho...

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by Devilfish
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 26160

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

Came across this on SkyscraperCity ..... :wideeyed: https://cistri.com/projects/clark-airport-city-master-plan posted by: @Itsquietuptown https://cistri.com/app/uploads/2020/06/Clark-International-Airport-City-Masterplan-1024x575.jpg https://cistri.com/app/uploads/2020/06/Clark-International-Airport...

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by Devilfish
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indonesia contracts 36 Dassault Rafales
Replies: 17
Views: 1447

Re: Indonesia contracts 36 Dassault Rafales

What's next - KF-21? Probably not. They reneged on partnership payments for that. Maybe to reserve those funds as preliminary payment for a potential Rafale order :?: After all, your linked article on the KF-21 in the other thread did say this..... Quote: "The view of various experts is that t...

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by Devilfish
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 26160

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

Everything is quiet regarding CRK T2 's previously announced inauguration tomorrow. Are the inauguration and soft opening now set to happen at the same time in July? It might rain hard on their parade -- that month being the start of the peak typhoon season in the country! :raincloud: https://mb.com...

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by Devilfish
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do smaller variants have more range then larger variants?
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: Why do smaller variants have more range then larger variants?

I remember wishing PR had 747-SPs instead of DC10-30s due to the pesky tech stops at HNL or GUM. Now the A338 has much longer range at payload than both and much more fuel efficient to boot! How technology has moved on. :spin:

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by Devilfish
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion
Replies: 204
Views: 46130

Re: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion

Two months after its much-ballyhooed April 9 unveiling, the KF-21 Boramae is being dismantled, raising awkward questions about the true readiness of the prototype of Korea's first indigenously developed fighter jet. :shakehead: Noooo :!: What are they going to use now for the Top Gun sequel...pure ...

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by Devilfish
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peru new Airline "Capricornio Air"...is this for real..!?
Replies: 15
Views: 2575

Re: Peru new Airline "Capricornio Air"...is this for real..!?

One of the uphill battles an airline faces is getting name recognition. These guys are getting a bunch of free promotion from the press being so amused by their ridiculous filings. They should tweak the name a wee bit for that -- Capricoño Air ! :flamed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnhjfUdazAA

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by Devilfish
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relaunch of the Dornier 328
Replies: 191
Views: 39387

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

The Do 328 needs new engines and subsystems to sell, in my opinion. Question is how long before an engine such as this can be developed, scaled up and certified to meet the thrust requirements of the D328e twin...or is it realistically limited to multiple (2++) engine applications only :?: https://...

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by Devilfish
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 84
Views: 13606

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/g ... 71.article
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LAXintl wrote:
Garuda says its returning pair of 737s to lessor early.

As a prelude to a bigger, longer term strategy.....

https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/g ... 71.article

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by Devilfish
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 26160

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

Clark T2: Opening next month! There's a lot of work still to be done...wonder if chosen areas will be ready for the inauguration come June 12 :?: Good thing NSCR is moving along nicely..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j2ike-noMU source: @DOTr from PTV Facebook https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn....

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by Devilfish
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 89
Views: 30424

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Can't wait to see one in Air Belgium colours. OTOH, I'm waiting to see Air Greenland 's lone A338 order in the production line..... ;) https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/content/dam/products-and-solutions/commercial-aircraft/a330-family/a330neo/a330-800/AirGreenland300dpi.jpg?wid=991&fi...

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by Devilfish
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the UDF Engine Back from the Dead?
Replies: 19
Views: 3025

Re: Is the UDF Engine Back from the Dead?

Well the An-180 and Clean Sky setup doesn't look as strange as engines embedded in the vertical stabilizer, but ugliness didn't stop their presence on trijet airplanes. Purely from an enthusiast's POV - whatever structural, electro-mechanical and maintenance compromises were done to put that number...

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by Devilfish
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 26160

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

Former Philippine Airlines A321-231 RP-C9910 MSN 6201 which went into storage at GYR on 20th March 2021 has been picked up by VivaAeroBus. That's still a relatively young plane...only about ~7 years old? Plenty of flying time left in her..... 2756980,2703544 Do we know how many A320/A321 s PR is le...

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by Devilfish
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Fleet - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 222
Views: 69701

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

40 SSJs? Is there really a market for a regional airline in HAV? If they managed to buy some I hope they will get the know-how and infrastructure to service it. Please note the possessive 's after the ' O ' on Interjet 's airline code. The linked article above talks about the Cuban government's pos...

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by Devilfish
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Fleet - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 222
Views: 69701

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

Time to get a Russified Superjet in 2023 as well as a Aviadvigatel-powered MC-21! That will be quite a while yet... United Engine are still working on the prototype..... :spin: https://www.flightglobal.com/aerospace/united-engine-nears-ignition-test-of-prototype-pd-8-for-superjet/143811.article htt...

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by Devilfish
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A330 Wingtips?
Replies: 51
Views: 10634

Re: New A330 Wingtips?

Couldn't Airbus simply retrofit the A330N 's wingtips on those... might be a cheaper structural surgery.....? https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/content/dam/products-and-solutions/commercial-aircraft/a330-family/A330-900neo_RR_Sharklet.jpg?wid=991&fit=fit,1&qlt=85,0 https://airbus-h....

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by Devilfish
Mon May 31, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 26160

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

From PAL's FB page, they posted about flying empty plane along with this message: That's bound to adversely impact their recovery efforts...even as their plea for reconsideration gets them a reprieve to use TBIT gates until June 15. However, their former president remains optimistic about the airli...

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by Devilfish
Sat May 29, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.
Replies: 39
Views: 6098

Re: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.

"Holy crap Batbat, did you just drop something in my wine?" :yuck:

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by Devilfish
Fri May 28, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Boeing 787-8 still pitched by Boeing?
Replies: 43
Views: 8232

Re: Is the Boeing 787-8 still (seriously) pitched by Boeing?

Sure, but I am wondering about the future market potential of the Boeing 787-8. Similarly, I'm wondering whether Airbus is content with the A338 's current market performance. I think Airbus has a somewhat different tke on the market needs as it offers two widebody families that have a greater over...

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by Devilfish
Fri May 28, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Boeing 787-8 still pitched by Boeing?
Replies: 43
Views: 8232

Re: Is the Boeing 787-8 still (seriously) pitched by Boeing?

Is there really a competing model or is a 787-8 sized widebody simply out of fashion? The A330-800 is somewhat larger (and still does not really sell), the A321XLR significantly smaller based on a typical three-class C, PE and Y layout. A third alternative therefore could be that Boeing can make th...

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by Devilfish
Thu May 27, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220/CS100 first prototype FTV 1 back to work
Replies: 19
Views: 4004

Re: A220/CS100 first prototype FTV 1 back to work

This one then..... :airplane: 2323309,2296377 Its fuselage is now in Toulouse, at Blagnac actually, at the very center of Airbus HQ, in the cabin mock-up section (it crossed the Atlantic on a boat). Most probably to give prospective airline customers an immersive experience in how their chosen confi...

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by Devilfish
Thu May 27, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 'Corporate flying is practically dead'
Replies: 29
Views: 5253

Re: 'Corporate flying is practically dead'

The big divide is in Big public companies vs Small/Medium companies. It is becoming obvious large corporate leaders are more scared of the social media mob, than anything else. It will be interesting to watch when and what exactly drives them back closer to "business as usual". Eh. It's n...

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by Devilfish
Thu May 27, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 84
Views: 13606

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

Long-haul flights - AMS 1x daily A330-800 from CGK to be timed with connections to Australia and DPS GA would be all set for it were they to complete the A338 order given the model's ETOPS 180 rating off the line w/ a 285 min option (handy amid the tensions) and the just announced EASA cert for ICA...

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by Devilfish
Wed May 26, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2118
Views: 219251

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

A350-1000? The technology seems mature enough for Boeing to apply. https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/passenger-aircraft/a350xwb-family/a350-1000.html Quote: "The A350 is truly innovative , with new technology throughout the entirety of the aircraft. From the design of the wings that morph and ch...

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by Devilfish
Wed May 26, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 26160

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

I had no idea they were assigning international carriers to MSC. Thought it would be based on availability upon arrival and departure since all Tom Bradley gates are common use (CUTE). A LAWA rejoinder said that PAL was involved in the discussions but according to their NA Regional Head, PR 's mana...

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by Devilfish
Tue May 25, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the UDF Engine Back from the Dead?
Replies: 19
Views: 3025

Re: Is the UDF Engine Back from the Dead?

AFAIK the big difference is supersonic tip speeds on UDFs. Not sure if this is in all flight regimes or only at high thrust. So, it's the blade tip speed that was causing the excessive noise level and not the counter rotation ? https://leehamnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/IMG_3006-scaled.jpg h...

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by Devilfish
Fri May 21, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the UDF Engine Back from the Dead?
Replies: 19
Views: 3025

Is the UDF Engine Back from the Dead?

A photo of Safran 's contra rotating fan prototype appears in a Flightglobal article about ZeroE initiatives..... :camera: https://d3lcr32v2pp4l1.cloudfront.net/Pictures/380x253/9/3/1/78931_openrotorcericdrouin_safran_837433_crop.jpg https://d3lcr32v2pp4l1.cloudfront.net/Pictures/380x253/9/3/1/78931...

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by Devilfish
Fri May 21, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 26160

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

From SkyscraperCity ...no caption if this was taken in Manila Bay...and if the tugboats were pushing this vessel into position across the reclamation area off Bulakan..... :camera: posted by: @ajosh821 https://www.skyscrapercity.com/cdn-cgi/image/format=auto,onerror=redirect,width=1920,height=1920,f...

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by Devilfish
Thu May 20, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let's buy a BAC 1-11
Replies: 50
Views: 7628

Re: Let's buy a BAC 1-11

factsonly wrote:
The BAC111 carried some very interesting colours:

The original livery on this PR 1-11 was unusual as the red cheat line was above the blue.....


However, the old PAL domestic roundel really suited T-tails much better...prop or jet.

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by Devilfish
Wed May 19, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 26160

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

Doesn't sound like a bad idea... but does PR have the cash to convert them? Maybe El Kapitan still has a few more " loose change " under the bed that had slipped the BIR 's scrutiny. :twocents: Take it with a pinch of salt... A pint of salt might be needed given how bad the situation ther...

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by Devilfish
Mon May 17, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 16980

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

https://www.acj.airbus.com/
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Airbus now have an interactive ACJ TwoTwenty Configurator that enables prospective customers to more easily articulate and visualize their desired cabin layouts which should greatly help in sales campaigns of the VIP version.....

https://www.acj.airbus.com/

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by Devilfish
Mon May 17, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 108
Views: 34470

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

With the A221 based business jet, we should from that alone expect deliveries in the future. Now quite a few [strike]CS100[/strike] A220-100 need to become business jets And now Airbus have the first fuselage section to work through..... https://www.acj.airbus.com/en/news-and-events/press-releases/...

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by Devilfish
Mon May 17, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 26160

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

+ at least 2 classics, of which one is confirmed to be stored in Cebu. If those still have plenty of airframe & engine life left and couldn't find buyers, I think PR should convert both to freighters...to have something to cater for cargo demand uplift. Also, Cebu Pacific is taking delivery of ...

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by Devilfish
Sat May 15, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%
Replies: 76
Views: 12418

Re: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%

Is this something we should take seriously? Aaah...the bleeding edge of staggered-wing design -- the wings do not have to be above each other anymore! :wideeyed: The wings just look too flimsy to hang anything on them Just imagine how many engines like these you can hang from three pairs of wings.....

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by Devilfish
Fri May 14, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 26160

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ_3vQ5r7-4
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Below is ATR's video clip on Siargao...hopefully we'd see the 42-600S at BAG, BSO, ENI and RPVZ in the future..... :cheerful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ_3vQ5r7-4

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by Devilfish
Fri May 14, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 26160

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

"The airline could return at least two Airbus SE A350s to lessors and four of the 10 Boeing Co. 777s in its fleet, some of the people said, asking not to be identified as the information is private. Two A350s are in the process of being taken back by aircraft lessors and will be redeployed to ...

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by Devilfish
Fri May 14, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR42-600S To Start Production
Replies: 18
Views: 3897

Re: ATR42-600S To Start Production

Air Tahiti ordered 2 ATR42S in order to take off and land on 800meters runway in some islands Yes...here's the press release from ATR ..... https://www.atr-aircraft.com/presspost/air-tahiti-orders-two-atr-42-600-stol-aircraft/ Likewise, PNG was also reported to be a launch customer..... https://www...

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by Devilfish
Wed May 12, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR42-600S To Start Production
Replies: 18
Views: 3897

ATR42-600S To Start Production

ATR 's STOL version of its mainstay ATR42-600 is due to enter serial production soon..... https://www.atr-aircraft.com/atr-42-600s-moves-from-design-to-industrialisation/ It will offer a more optimised platform to those airlines flying in and out of challenging airfields. Question is if small carri...

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by Devilfish
Wed May 12, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL cuts MNL?
Replies: 67
Views: 9882

Re: DL cuts MNL?

You do understand "could relaunch" is a completely different from "would relaunch." Certainly, I understand it much better than what you wrote there! Why doesn't DL use its newly acquired and more efficient aircraft to launch a non-stop to MNL, say from HNL or SEA? After all, HN...

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by Devilfish
Wed May 12, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL cuts MNL?
Replies: 67
Views: 9882

Re: DL cuts MNL?

jbs2886 wrote:
Huh? I said DL *could* relaunch, but that it was unlikely because KE can cover the flight. I did not say DL *would* relaunch.

Neither did I...to wit.....
Devilfish wrote:
...a relaunch is not assured

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by Devilfish
Tue May 11, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL cuts MNL?
Replies: 67
Views: 9882

Re: DL cuts MNL?

You also completely missed my point, I *never* stated DL would relaunch. Not entirely...this is what you said..... If so, DL could relaunch this pretty fast (look at all the summer flights with just a few months lead time). But, likely KE can cover it anyways. KE flies ICN-MNL, which is part of the...

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by Devilfish
Tue May 11, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL cuts MNL?
Replies: 67
Views: 9882

Re: DL cuts MNL?

Why would DL codeshare with PR when it can route its passengers over ICN (and then keep more of the money). Once bitten, twice shy...a relaunch is not assured. DL may be moving their staff to PDX . Also, doubtful pax would relish a stop and plane change at ICN when they could fly nonstop. It's argu...

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by Devilfish
Tue May 11, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL cuts MNL?
Replies: 67
Views: 9882

Re: DL cuts MNL?

DL, like most American firms, wants to farm out labor to lower-cost countries. It may make stockholders more money, but it robs employees of some great opportunities. Newer, smaller, more fuel-efficient aircraft with greater range (A330, 787, A350) coupled with liberalized bilaterals meant that pas...

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by Devilfish
Tue May 11, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 26160

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

A very nice 360° video update of CRK T2 completion works..... :wideeyed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84sU-7WvcDU The pressure is on to finish even just the main center concourse in time for the June 11 inauguration..... :hyper: A few articles about local carriers' waning fortunes during this pan...

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by Devilfish
Mon May 10, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 26160

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

Just to show more clearly where the new taxiway at CEB leads to..... :arrow: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E0nBzCvVoAAmyvw?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E0nBzCvVoAAmyvw?format=jpg&name=large http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/2021/05/mactan-opens-new-taxiway.html Meanwh...

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by Devilfish
Sat May 08, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped
Replies: 71
Views: 15326

Re: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped

Perhaps they wanted to replace it with the first A380 Whalejet to be retired? :stretch: Not that this is it...only used the photos to illustrate. At least they could fly one there! :duck: 6402341,5335937,2604509 Not much sense to convert it to a restaurant either as very few people dine out now due ...

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