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by ThalesCoelho
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing revive 787-3 for NMA project instead of re-desiging the 764?
Replies: 47
Views: 7294

Re: Should Boeing revive 787-3 for NMA project instead of re-desiging the 764?

What the world really need is a real A300neo, a short to medium haul wide-body.

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by ThalesCoelho
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mallorca aircraft collide in mid-air, killing at least seven.
Replies: 26
Views: 5810

Re: Mallorca aircraft collide in mid-air, killing at least seven.

TCAS under VFR? All aircraft under VFR should keep itself under VFR and VMC, keep distance of other aircrafts and follow the rules. Theres no need for TCAS in an ultralight. Strongly disagree. More mid airs happen in VFR conditions by far. TCAS requirement would save many lives regardless of the ty...

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by ThalesCoelho
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mallorca aircraft collide in mid-air, killing at least seven.
Replies: 26
Views: 5810

Re: Mallorca aircraft collide in mid-air, killing at least seven.

TCAS under VFR? All aircraft under VFR should keep itself under VFR and VMC, keep distance of other aircrafts and follow the rules. Theres no need for TCAS in an ultralight.

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by ThalesCoelho
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 2903

Re: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa

Maybe only at the DCs and Connies times, for refueling beteween SA and Europe. 0 commercial ties that justfy a flight.

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by ThalesCoelho
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 48
Views: 6829

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

Not a natural disaster, but is not that uncommon to have aiplanes demaged due heavy winds, sometimes a hangar fails over the planes, for exemple. More common with GA.

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by ThalesCoelho
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 48
Views: 6829

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

There was a DC-8 stuck in Goma (GOM), Congo. Lava from a vulcano destroyed part of the runway and the airplane can not take off.

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by ThalesCoelho
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-800 lease rates increasing
Replies: 33
Views: 6826

Re: 737-800 lease rates increasing

Whats the leasing cost for a late 90s to mid 2000 B738 or A320 with some usefull life on it?

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by ThalesCoelho
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Reactivate MD-80's to fill in for MAX8's?
Replies: 20
Views: 2211

Re: Can AA Reactivate MD-80's to fill in for MAX8's?

Can AA reactivate the 727-200 to solve the MAX problems?

I really hope SW to load some 732 into Texas routes to free one or other 73G.

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by ThalesCoelho
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 21262

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

I fly a '83 King Air C90, no automation, just a GNS530, flew some hours as a C152 flight instructor, and the answer is: cruise phase is boring. No big deal to do, just keep the track, the altitude, change some frequencies and we are done.

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by ThalesCoelho
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the routes currently flown with Airbus 340 ?
Replies: 57
Views: 5523

Re: What are the routes currently flown with Airbus 340 ?

TAP uses the A340 on almost all its long haul routes, changing betewee the A340 and A330 depending on daily demand for pax and freight. I used to work for them here in CNF, that is an A330 base, but was not uncommon to receive the A340. I remember a week that the very same A340, CS-TOA, made the LIS...

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by ThalesCoelho
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High Capacity Domestic Low Cost
Replies: 18
Views: 3190

Re: High Capacity Domestic Low Cost

MAD to BCN is a big market but also is a much more fast travel by road then São Paulo to Rio, also having a HSR to compete. Its in a completely different situation of its brazilian counterparts.

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by ThalesCoelho
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High Capacity Domestic Low Cost
Replies: 18
Views: 3190

Re: High Capacity Domestic Low Cost

"but that company wouldnt be flying so many frequencies at all" That comment just killed the lower CASK you're hoping to achieve. By flying a smaller plane you match capacity to demand more effectively. The demand may be 500 per day so if you fly 3 trips on a 738/321 you spread the owners...

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by ThalesCoelho
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High Capacity Domestic Low Cost
Replies: 18
Views: 3190

Re: High Capacity Domestic Low Cost

In fact all those city pairs I have mentioned are conecting large metropolitan areas of the country, with more than 2 million people living in each of those metro areas. So they are not regional links but big national trunk routes.

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by ThalesCoelho
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High Capacity Domestic Low Cost
Replies: 18
Views: 3190

Re: High Capacity Domestic Low Cost

The goal would be to take passengers from the bus. Here we have lot of people taking 2 days long trips by bus via bad roads with lots of accidents 'cause the plane fare is just too high. Is a bigger market than the actual airline market we have. I said before 400+ seats per flight, but the idea is t...

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by ThalesCoelho
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High Capacity Domestic Low Cost
Replies: 18
Views: 3190

High Capacity Domestic Low Cost

Hi all, The lower the CASK, the lower could be the RASK and still maintaining profits at the same level. So I was thinking about on how to offer a lower fare in my domestic market, Brazil, but my question is valid for almost all domestic markets. Could a high density high capacity airline, operating...

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by ThalesCoelho
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What were the plans for All Canada Express' DC-10?
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

Re: What were the plans for All Canada Express' DC-10?

Don`t know about the DC-10 history, but man, that VARIG MD-11 was a beauty!

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by ThalesCoelho
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pizza for ATC
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: Pizza for ATC

I can`t imagine why any pax would feel the need to support the TSA lol

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by ThalesCoelho
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no CPH-JNB?
Replies: 21
Views: 4425

Re: Why no CPH-JNB?

As well as there is no direct links beteween Scandinavia and South America. SAS flew to GIG and GRU for a few time back at the 80s and 90s and Varig served CPH via LHR from GRU with 777/MD-11 till its end.

Nowadays only via hubs, but no scandinavian or south american carrier connect those regions.

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by ThalesCoelho
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carpenter’s Learjet in 1970’s
Replies: 5
Views: 1715

Re: Carpenter’s Learjet in 1970’s

So in less than a minute I google The Carpenters Learjet and got the pic.

https://goo.gl/images/9Mo2Bt

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by ThalesCoelho
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had $500,0000,000 for any Aircraft....
Replies: 40
Views: 3071

Re: If you had $500,0000,000 for any Aircraft....

With all that money, just an A340-300 for my long haul, a Falcon 20F for my regional and a Eclipse 500 for the short. That would be my aviation. Maybe I won`t even spent half of that money.

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by ThalesCoelho
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference between the A340-500 and the 600
Replies: 5
Views: 2606

Re: Difference between the A340-500 and the 600

The -600 is the longer one, thus raving an overwing exit door. Airbus tried to certificate it without that exit, but couldnt, so the prototype -600 is the only one that does not have it.

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by ThalesCoelho
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Type Rating Without multi engine
Replies: 13
Views: 1313

Re: Type Rating Without multi engine

In Brazil we don't need a ME to get a type. I have a friend who got a Learjet job when he was just CPL-SE-IR, he did the type rating of the Lear 35, and flew it for years. Now he's flying the Premier 1A, but he cannot take a Seneca or Baron for exemple.

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by ThalesCoelho
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 & MD-12: Why did one make it and the other did not
Replies: 24
Views: 5857

Re: A380 & MD-12: Why did one make it and the other did not

Well, MDD was in big financial trouble at that time, and the MD-11 was not really helping them either. Also, by early 90s there was no engine for a MD-12, but for sure it could have used some of the 777-200A engines, with around 75k lbs each one. Considering the great amount of 747-400 delivered at ...

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by ThalesCoelho
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB175s for Hilton Head Island - AA
Replies: 32
Views: 5551

Re: EMB175s for Hilton Head Island - AA

It`s almost the same as Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU/SBRJ). 1300m at sea level. SDU also have very close obstacles, a mountain (The SugarLoaf) at RWY02 and a bridge (Rio-Niteroi bridge) for RWY20). At SDU we have all sort of EJets, ATR, A319, 737 up to -800(SFP), flying as long as 2 hours fligh...

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by ThalesCoelho
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Northeast Airlines painted their 727 wings yellow
Replies: 38
Views: 2677

Re: Northeast Airlines painted their 727 wings yellow

TransBrasil first 3 767s (PT-TAA, AB and AC) had their wings painted in blue, orange and green. Not sure but think that TR also had some of its 727 fleet with painted wings at the 70s and 80s

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by ThalesCoelho
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feasibility of airlines operating into 2 airports in same metro area.
Replies: 84
Views: 8596

Re: Feasibility of airlines operating into 2 airports in same metro area.

São Paulo Expanded Metro Area has 3 very active airports: Congonhas (CGH) Guarulhos Intl (GRU) Viracopos - Campinas (VCP) The Brazilian big3 operates in all of them. Rio de Janeiro has Santos Dumont (SDU) Galeão - Antônio Carlos Jobim Intl (GIG) Belo Horizonte have Confins Intl (CNF) and there`s a j...

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by ThalesCoelho
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot orders 50 Irkut MC-21 through leases
Replies: 36
Views: 6186

Re: Aeroflot orders 50 Irkut MC-21 through leases

Google Images has tons of pictures of it. Give it a try!

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by ThalesCoelho
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?
Replies: 106
Views: 16569

Re: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?

An old 737-400 running a small schedule may be the best option. Thats what Surinam Airways do, but with the -300. The case is that the market is weak and its already covered by other airlines. Why should the american airlines fly to every destination? Just to put a us flag elsewere?

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by ThalesCoelho
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline museums....which airlines have them?
Replies: 31
Views: 3554

Re: Airline museums....which airlines have them?

https://youtu.be/gVbB0tQYR0s

https://youtu.be/IP4VOT_-eYE
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TAM had a great museum called Asas de um Sonho (Wings of a Dream) at São Carlos, SP, Brazil. Maybe one of the biggest in the world mainteined by an airline. With the fusion with LAN, the museum was closed.

https://youtu.be/gVbB0tQYR0s

https://youtu.be/IP4VOT_-eYE

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by ThalesCoelho
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair fares going up while searching, then down again
Replies: 17
Views: 7430

Re: Ryanair fares going up while searching, then down again

Some years ago I noticed the same with Air France, looking for a GRU-CDG flight, the most I returned to their website, more expensive the fare was. Then I cleaned the cookies of my navigator and wow! I got the old fares!

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by ThalesCoelho
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al looking at TLV-EZE flights in 2018.
Replies: 21
Views: 2293

Re: El Al looking at TLV-EZE flights in 2018.

And LATAM also has stated it would fly to TLV, but out of GRU, this year.

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by ThalesCoelho
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IT A300 low pass with gear down
Replies: 20
Views: 4759

Re: IT A300 low pass with gear down

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzOZ6j3BhjA

Or this Varig 727-100 at another GA/Business Airfiled next to São Paulo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_Tj0Ybj_pw
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Just another epoque my friends...

Take a look at this, at a small GA airfield at Rio de Janeiro:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzOZ6j3BhjA

Or this Varig 727-100 at another GA/Business Airfiled next to São Paulo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_Tj0Ybj_pw

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by ThalesCoelho
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 20491

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

Change de A318 for a Gulf G650, what about?

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by ThalesCoelho
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 198
Views: 44724

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Here in Brazil we had one Skyvan hauling freight and doing parachute jumps at the weekend. Almost 15 years ago. This Cessna can bring back some kind of regional operations here (we have a rule that the Caravan can only seat 9 pax and with two pilots) due to the more balanced cost associated with Ces...

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by ThalesCoelho
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Other Most Influencial Airline Execs
Replies: 73
Views: 5923

Re: The Other Most Influencial Airline Execs

Rubem Berta, of VARIG. Berta just turned a rather small airline into a giant. The B777-200ER PP-VRB was named afther him. Fernando Pinto at TAP, former VARIG CEO, made big changes and transformed TAP from an Portuguese carrier into a big force in the South Atlantic. Founders can be in this list? Cap...

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by ThalesCoelho
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Passenger Scheduled NB Routes
Replies: 31
Views: 4328

Re: Longest Passenger Scheduled NB Routes

I really understand that the OP is not considering 707/DC8/VC10/IL62/CV990 or anything else from a time where the norm was the NB. Also I understand that he/she is not counting those Privatair or similar operated flights with Boeing BBJ or Airbus ACJ, as they are NB but not the regular every day eve...

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by ThalesCoelho
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large out stations for alliances
Replies: 20
Views: 3345

Re: Large out stations for alliances

so many "small" european airlines as members, that does not have a bigger presence (or even any presence) in long haul flying (Adria, Aegan, Brussels, Croatia, Lot) Puting LO and SN in the same basket as Adria, Croatia or Aegan doesn't seem fair to me. LO longhaul: JFK (and soon EWR), ORD...

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by ThalesCoelho
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large out stations for alliances
Replies: 20
Views: 3345

Re: Large out stations for alliances

I think that this rule of 75% of members is not valid. Let`s see Star Alliance for exemple, with so many "small" european airlines as members, that does not have a bigger presence (or even any presence) in long haul flying (Adria, Aegan, Brussels, Croatia, Lot) it`s difficult to see a plac...

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by ThalesCoelho
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large out stations for alliances
Replies: 20
Views: 3345

Re: Large out stations for alliances

Obviously big fortress hubs for the alliances would be as follows: Oneworld has LHR, MIA, SCL etc... Sky Team has ATL, PVG, SVO, etc... Star has FRA, SFO, PEK, etc... But what would a big out station for an alliance be? Let's put the criteria as at least 75% of an alliances members fly to this part...

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by ThalesCoelho
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Top Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 4525

Re: TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Top Airlines

hayzel777 wrote:
The fact that Thai Smile made it on the list and ANA did not leaves this survey with little credibility.


Maybe people are looking more for what Thai Smile is offering, than for what ANA is. The best is what best suits the market needs, not what is most fancy at all.

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