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by Armaghman
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7649

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

People need to get ahold of themselves. The ask was to cover up a little during feeding. Completely reasonable. YOWza Not really. The mother knows best on how she and her baby would feel most comfortable and eat best during a feed. If covering up would help the baby eat better, great. If not coveri...

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by Armaghman
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 39463

Re: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier

Bad news fir Belfast site which builds Fuselage.

Bombardair Belfast at risk of death by 1000cuts

Can only hope Brexit gets sorted and with the uplift of A220 airbus commits to the wing program.

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by Armaghman
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern eyes world domination and puts Oneworld plans aside
Replies: 25
Views: 6275

Re: China Southern eyes world domination and puts Oneworld plans aside

World domination only takes one country, ask any Baseball fan. Ona serious note, I find it fascinating as regards China air travel having lived there. Rail travel has certainly slowed growth in recent times for flights 1hr or less. Will be interesting to see how they grow in Beijing after the airpor...

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by Armaghman
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 400
Views: 114495

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Passing by BFI today and man the storage lot west of E Marginal Way is full of MAXs. Seeing all those Chinese frames I wonder why Boeing didn't ferry them all to HSN, afterall isn't that suppose to be the completion center for all Chinese deliveries? Might as well use this opportunity to get the lo...

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by Armaghman
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 400
Views: 114495

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I wonder if it anyone can tell if any commercial tactics as regards the cuts.

Makes sense to cut from airlines where reappraisal will be longer.

Will Boeing inlmvolve customers in the descipn?

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by Armaghman
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 208
Views: 21951

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ights.html

I read it is not an April fool! Presume he said whether fact or not
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ights.html

I read it is not an April fool! Presume he said whether fact or not

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by Armaghman
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 134
Views: 30777

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

Ant72LBA wrote:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47749265

Pilot not qualified to fly at night - from the BBC headline/report


This case of one mess up on top of another. Money buys you a problem rather than solve it sometimes!

Is it generally case of colour blind you are restricted around daytime flying?

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by Armaghman
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ launches AKL - ICN
Replies: 4
Views: 1465

Re: NZ launches AKL - ICN

No mention of code share with Asians?

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by Armaghman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 MAX Production storage during grounding.
Replies: 37
Views: 6034

Re: Where will Boeing park undelivered MAXs?

Are they allowed to fly them?

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by Armaghman
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718206

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It’s going to be embarrassing for the whole world when the accident cause is unrelated. It will not be embarrassing for anyone. There is circumstantial evidence that both crashes may have something in common and it may have something to do with the aircraft type.Even if the chance is only 1/1000 th...

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by Armaghman
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 162
Views: 24221

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern- ... t-47237041
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This will be a big impact on Derry airport. Only 2 days ago announced additional funding for nex 3 years for standees route

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern- ... t-47237041

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by Armaghman
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 17708

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

For $77 billion both Airbus and Boeing could come up with hyper-efficient electric short range planes and still have money left over. Sorry if this triggers any of our Luddite tendency hereabouts, but that much cash could fund both OEMs and engine makers to do a clean sheet project. Rechargeable hy...

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by Armaghman
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 134
Views: 30777

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

A couple of interesting articles. One about arranging flight the other an interview a few years ago re the pilot who arranged the flight. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47013474 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/magazine-34492176/my-life-as-a-ferry-pilot That interview with the pilot is somewhat ...

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by Armaghman
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 134
Views: 30777

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47013474

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/magazine- ... erry-pilot
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A couple of interesting articles. One about arranging flight the other an interview a few years ago re the pilot who arranged the flight.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47013474

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/magazine- ... erry-pilot

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by Armaghman
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29567

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

On the wider point, adding Shenzhen would suggest they are reasonably happy with performance at DUB. I’ll admit however, it’s not a city I ever imagined us having a direct flight to! Five years ago if you told me we'd have a direct flight to Shenzhen I'd have said you were daydreaming. In the past ...

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by Armaghman
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29567

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

Hainan to launch Dublin Shenzhen twice a week Monday and Friday on 25th Feb - not much notice https://fora.ie/hainan-airlines-dublin-shenzhen-4450833-Jan2019/ Has anyone an opinion other than on Aeringus. Crazy how we all went mad for the first flight to China everyone, second one comes along which...

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by Armaghman
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29567

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

https://fora.ie/hainan-airlines-dublin- ... 3-Jan2019/
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Hainan to launch Dublin Shenzhen twice a week Monday and Friday on 25th Feb - not much notice

https://fora.ie/hainan-airlines-dublin- ... 3-Jan2019/

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by Armaghman
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA + CZ partnership: AA doesn't fly to CAN and CZ doesn't fly to DFW?
Replies: 21
Views: 3174

Re: AA + CZ partnership: AA doesn't fly to CAN and CZ doesn't fly to DFW?

CAN DFW is slightly longer than DFW HKG putting it in top 20 flights by distance in world. As been pointed out previously the limited international airlines at the airport point to low yield and hence crazy to launch such a route. Never will be AA but as we all know CZ can do crazy things :-). Agree...

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by Armaghman
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no CPH-JNB?
Replies: 21
Views: 4416

Re: Why no CPH-JNB?

Flying over so many connection options would be hard to compete.

Hard to launch something now as ME3 would have a large share of the leisure market.

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by Armaghman
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 274
Views: 32964

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

Is this really the only scheduled international flight.

I couldn’t even see a flight to Canada or Mexico on the wiki list.

Does international arrivals even function currently, are there holiday charters to Caribbean?

Would certainly beat the quests at JFK

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by Armaghman
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14775

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Also seen that airlines with multiple daily flights the hotel can manage the rooms very effectively. I have seen this with SQ in Shanghai. When multiple changes during the day. Also allows hotel to manage cleaning schedules. They are gaurenteed the swap when it happens at 6am will always have a coup...

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by Armaghman
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's future at JFK
Replies: 42
Views: 10096

Re: BA's future at JFK

A380, A380, A380 I hear them chant.

The frequency arguement against A380 can only last so long. A mix would be best to increase total seats.

It all comes down to capabilities and it is a good chance to make It comparable.

Whether we will ever see it is doubtful

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by Armaghman
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI announces start dates for BOM-FRA/JFK, BLR-LHR/BKK, CCU-JAI/BKK
Replies: 9
Views: 2481

Re: AI announces start dates for BOM-FRA/JFK, BLR-LHR/BKK, CCU-JAI/BKK

Timings works well for connections to east coast US and upon arrival in Bangalore.

All surprises me how stupid A-clock timings of international flights are acceptable in India and other places in Asia.

Managed to avoid them muscly when I lived there

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by Armaghman
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal incredible expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 10160

Re: TAP Portugal incredible expansion

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong–Zhuhai–Macau_Bridge

Why anyone would fly long haul to Macau given the motorway goes straight from HK airport would be beyond me!

Europeans all go to Las Vegas so no market there for TP either
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong–Zhuhai–Macau_Bridge

Why anyone would fly long haul to Macau given the motorway goes straight from HK airport would be beyond me!

Europeans all go to Las Vegas so no market there for TP either

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by Armaghman
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 50
Views: 8582

Re: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

Got to also remember the frequency the plane can offer. I agree with 3-4hr time. Remember people need to also travel to a train station, in Shanghai this is the same location as the train so not much difference in pre boarding fir either option. Agree with posting that growth in travel means there i...

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by Armaghman
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 12603

Re: Unconfirmed: EI to MSP

From the MSP Airport Spotting page there will supposedly be an announcement tomorrow (9/13) of EI service to MSP. Source is claimed as "fairly credible", and while it could change it appears to be near definite. MSP-DUB is loaded it's flight 88 leaving at 1900 and arriving DUB at 0840 Tho...

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by Armaghman
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route
Replies: 47
Views: 8760

Re: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route

Is this first delivery of an aircraft without Premium economy since they started?

What is the strategy on what routes do and don’t have premium economy

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by Armaghman
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Penang - medium and long-haul potential
Replies: 24
Views: 2489

Re: Penang - medium and long-haul potential

KE tried ICN-PEN in the mid-2000s with the A330-200. Can't remember what the exact frequency was but it was less than daily. Maybe Jin Air (KE's LCC subsidiary) can add ICN-PEN someday, but at the present moment I believe they are not allowed to add any new routes due to their recent scandal. KE cu...

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by Armaghman
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 106
Views: 13138

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

Earlier this year BA hinted at Melbourne being a possible future destination. I Suppose they may want to take some of the market share on the Melbourne-LHR route as capacity with QF has been cut with the dreamliners and with less First Class seats. I think they would like to get back to MEL but it ...

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by Armaghman
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singapore - KL HSR
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Singapore - KL HSR

Interesting article on the on-offfHSR. Will be built one day as it makes sense but looks like it is off for now.. Remind me which is the 2 highest routes would either be threatened by HSR Https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/kuala-lumpur-singapore-air-route-hsr-no-longer-a-threat-424321

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by Armaghman
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Group in Africa - Opportunities
Replies: 22
Views: 2231

Re: SQ Group in Africa - Opportunities

Going to be extremely difficult to compete with ME3.

If Ethiopian only back in market at 5 times a week with codeshares onto OZ not sure it is going to work.

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by Armaghman
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 156
Views: 20571

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

They have to focus on connections Ireland... it's just too small of a market. But the rest of the UK and perhaps part of Scandinavia (aka... what KLM does... defecto carrier for both of those markets) and they may just stand a chance. So given that, some thoughts. How about looking at some seasonal...

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by Armaghman
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A list of top 10 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes by 2017 pax traffic worldwide
Replies: 45
Views: 9183

Re: A list of top 10 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes by 2017 pax traffic worldwide

Interesting that it is only the number 1 route LHR -JFK that has yet to have the A380 as an option

I get the frequency vs volume debate in time I’m sure it will happen.

Understand HNL NRT had yet to commence.

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by Armaghman
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern secures traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service
Replies: 14
Views: 3915

Re: China Southern secures traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service

There is still slots fir evening departures from Heathrow which work for China given time difference.

I agree the A380 will be on its way

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by Armaghman
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 22103

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

Plane Pooling - Trump can collect him on his way

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by Armaghman
Wed May 30, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 37806

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

BA will code-share on QR's DOH - AKL flight - hopefully this improves the viability of this ULH flight in the midst of rising oil prices. See: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278840/british-airways-expands-qatar-airways-codeshare-network-from-may-2018/. Cheers, C. Was just skyscan...

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by Armaghman
Wed May 30, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 23857

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

Do Singapore give staff 2 nights in NYC to recover.

Interesting to see what policies of airlines will be on the ULH. I know another thread re QANTAS Perth flights.

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by Armaghman
Tue May 22, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?
Replies: 87
Views: 8156

Re: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?

Airliners - here has been innovation as we see with A380, B787, CSeries etc all to bring down the CASM. Whether enough is another qustion Ancillary on board service - ie seats, entertainment etc. We are getting what the airlines think we want to pay for! This is where innvoatiin needs to lead. For e...

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by Armaghman
Mon May 21, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms
Replies: 87
Views: 6222

Re: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44200621

Looks like US are looking to make it as difficult as possible.

At this stage any sale is a bonus wouldn’t be counting anything as a firm
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44200621

Looks like US are looking to make it as difficult as possible.

At this stage any sale is a bonus wouldn’t be counting anything as a firm

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by Armaghman
Sun May 13, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo speculations
Replies: 57
Views: 6328

Re: Air Koryo speculations

If a deal is pulled off personally I see a few 737 for regional and possible a 777 did long haul. As Trump is centre to the deal US aircraft in prime position, and as others point out KAL also critical so 777 can be supported with pilots even though 787 large enough. I do see Air Koyo staying around...

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by Armaghman
Thu May 10, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The line between Asia and America
Replies: 10
Views: 1957

Re: The line between Asia and America

The scenarios are endless and complicated by the fact of where do you dra the line in Asia as regards going east or west is best! For North America it is really only India to the US that is worth considering as is case for wow. A little bit for sea to east coast as well For South America very differ...

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by Armaghman
Tue May 08, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tianjin-Xi'an-London inaugural with Tianjin Airlines today May 7th
Replies: 17
Views: 3580

Re: Tianjin-Xi'an-London inaugural with Tianjin Airlines today May 7th

Any idea where the slots are coming from? It's possible that as a new entrant and with those late arrival and departure times, that these slots came free. Nothing comes free at Heathrow ;-) Is there much opportunity for additional spots in evening or is it restricted by total flights? Going east al...

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by Armaghman
Fri May 04, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA Group orders 15 A350s in preliminary purchase agreement
Replies: 8
Views: 3508

Re: HNA Group orders 15 A350s in preliminary purchase agreement

Hmmm... Interesting, I guess the asset sell offs from HNA Group has freed up some capital. It would be great to have some A350s sent our way to Hong Kong Airlines for more expansion to compete against CX. The CN4 against ME3 to battle it out on the Kangaroo Route soon. I don't see that happening, b...

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by Armaghman
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.
Replies: 21
Views: 3659

Re: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.

There's a greater analysis of the reason why the case collapsed here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-43907466 Would any other airline employee them? Understand Sur Transat would be done fir unfair dismissal if they didn’t. I’d say in a lot of countries they’d still lose there job

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by Armaghman
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.
Replies: 21
Views: 3659

Re: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.

Personal I am very uncomfortable about this.

Key is to invest in training for all not just the 2 individuals

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by Armaghman
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow - Pilots cleared of drink charges as evidence lost
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Glasgow - Pilots cleared of drink charges as evidence lost

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-43907466 The pilots will be reinstated after training as no evidence the airline can use against them. Personally a bit torn over this one. Legally they can’t lose there job but I ask myself would I wang to fly on a plane they are in charge of? Key ...

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by Armaghman
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21789

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-43879729

So Belfast International changes hands again. Will be interesting to see if can bring anything to the party.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-43879729

So Belfast International changes hands again. Will be interesting to see if can bring anything to the party.

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by Armaghman
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Africa Connectivity Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 2581

Re: China—Africa Connectivity Thread

I think ET, the largest carrier in this market, will likely add Shenzhen and Chongqing in short term, and long term may venture into markets such a HGH, NKG, SHE. I think NBO-PEK is definitely a missing hole, but with the new Daxing Airport CZ may jump on this . Also, LOS-China is unserved and I se...

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by Armaghman
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers
Replies: 29
Views: 5923

Re: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers

RIP

We all take so much for granted. If this had have been an A or B Aircraft in developed world posts here would have been crazy numbers.

Let’s hope they get to bottom of it so can all continue to learn and have years like 2017 for aircraft safety

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by Armaghman
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 164
Views: 12609

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

India-China without a doubt! You have the world's two most populated countries with over 2 billion people between them, and yet a mere half dozen flights from the entire country- 1. DEL-PEK Air China 2. DEL-PVG China Eastern 3. DEL-PVG Air India 4. DEL-CAN China Southern 5. DEL-KMG Shandong Airline...

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