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by YIMBY
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1430
Views: 339709

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

I'm not certain the Italian taxpayer can afford in a Covid19 world to support Alitalia. The thought that the subsidies to Alitalia could buy six competitors is sobering. Lightsaber In my opinion the Covid19 experience has shown how important it is to have a national airline. You cannot let the O'Le...

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by YIMBY
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 31811

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Big difference is that Belgium is right in between the 4 largest hubs in Europe, and Brussels already has a lowcost airport at CRL. BRU had the opportunity to become a major European hub but that ship sailed with the demise of Sabena. There's really zero logic in what you are saying. Mere geography...

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by YIMBY
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62137

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

If he really does it to proof a political point, the brand will be badly burned and the politicians will have no desire to rescue it. Condor is a closely connected branding, nearly as old and has a generally positive image. If you start with Condor or a new Lufthansa, won´t make much difference the...

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by YIMBY
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4827

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

Has there ever been a city of the class of Copenhagen or Stockholm without any hub? You know that all successful business ideas have been done first once. Might also know that last century it was essentially forbidden to start a hub in a foreign country and this century it has been made impossible ...

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by YIMBY
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4827

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

Who says another airline cannot start a new hub. In the best case there may be LH hub in Arlanda, IB hub in Oslo and KL hub in Copenhagen, competing with AY hub in Helsinki. Or maybe DY flies up again. Um what? Whenever has a legacy carrier ever set up a hub outside of it's own country and made a s...

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by YIMBY
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4827

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

If SK (or Alitalia, Finnair, Lufthansa, ...) goes really bankrupt and ceases operations, the void will be filled almost overnight and all commercially viable routes will be flown by some carrier. Even subsidized routes will find some operator to run them. Some jobs will be lost and others created. ...

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by YIMBY
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4827

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

How important is the airline to Scandinavia? I recently read that they rarely offer regional/local flights, so I wonder if it's best to sell the airline to let the airline collapse, replacing it with the regional airlines such as Widroe? It's not as if Scandinavians can't speak English. As importan...

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by YIMBY
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4827

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

How important is the airline to Scandinavia? I recently read that they rarely offer regional/local flights, so I wonder if it's best to sell the airline to let the airline collapse, replacing it with the regional airlines such as Widroe? It's not as if Scandinavians can't speak English. As importan...

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by YIMBY
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4827

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

How important is the airline to Scandinavia? I recently read that they rarely offer regional/local flights, so I wonder if it's best to sell the airline to let the airline collapse, replacing it with the regional airlines such as Widroe? It's not as if Scandinavians can't speak English. As importan...

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by YIMBY
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 18434

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

Second: Turboprops above 90 PAX lose the benefit in comparison to jets and turboprop engines for above 100 PAX planes do not work any more. This is just physic, please just believe it, it will be pages after pages to explain it in detail (and this I will not do). So, if Embraer will construct a new...

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by YIMBY
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62137

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/English/Newsroom/agreement-on-lufthansa-s-stabilization-package/s/1d7a23a2-8f62-42d4-93df-7ab8e2ae3b66 Needs more approval but I guess that’ll happen this time around. Not sure what the commotion is about looking at other airlines receiving support too. Thinking ...

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by YIMBY
Sun May 31, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62137

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/English/Newsroom/agreement-on-lufthansa-s-stabilization-package/s/1d7a23a2-8f62-42d4-93df-7ab8e2ae3b66 Needs more approval but I guess that’ll happen this time around. Not sure what the commotion is about looking at other airlines receiving support too. Thinking ...

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by YIMBY
Fri May 01, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia & Vueling secure €1 Bil Spanish gov't loans
Replies: 18
Views: 2510

Re: IAG secures $1.1 billion government backed loan in Spain

There are all kinds of ways for IAG to move funds between their different airlines if they really want to - very difficult to argue in court against things like management charges, licencing fees, the way head office expenses gets charged out, etc... All those are already under scrutiny. Internal t...

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by YIMBY
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 740
Views: 111286

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

If one looks at domestic aviation history there has always been competition in Sweden. IF both BRA and Norwegian seize operations there is likely to be another coming in. There is hardware and skilled staff available. The only thing that would be needed is investors... I agree, there will be no fli...

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by YIMBY
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic going all Airbus A220 - smaller carrier
Replies: 83
Views: 13385

Re: AirBaltic going all Airbus A220 - smaller carrier

Is there (or really, will there remain) any suitable Q400/ATR72 operator to outsource the thin and short routes?

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by YIMBY
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146953

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

Does anyone know what was the offer that IAG made for Norwegian a year ago? Do you think an offer like that could be accepted if ever happened again from IAG or any other third entity? (obviously now it's worth way less money!) Today's market value of Norwegian is 135 M€ (Bloomberg.com), so IAG, al...

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by YIMBY
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146953

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

Let us suppose that the Norwegian Govt for whatever reason declines to provide enough monetary support to keep Norwegian Air alive, and the airline goes bust. Clearly SAS will then have a monopoly in conjunction with Wideroe, and one would expect fares to rise. Would one expect an entrepreneur to s...

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by YIMBY
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336927

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Trump mulling 30 day travel ban to Washington state and California https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-considers-travel-restrictions-to-california-and-washington-in-attempt-to-stop-coronavirus-spread-204627351.html Too late to stop the spread. It is still possible to slow the spreading into least affe...

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by YIMBY
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?
Replies: 77
Views: 14351

Re: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?

Give me 2-5-2 as a single traveler everyday of the week. As a window seat person, that meant only one person to climb over to get to the aisle for those times I was stuck in coach. Me too. Also when travelling with spouse/friend or family. It is quite rare to travel with a group of 3. Every single ...

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by YIMBY
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211175

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Perhaps the Corona virus will be the thing that finally kills off Alitalia, where all else has failed. No, it will give the Italian government a reason to inject more money into AZ. It may be even legal in extreme circumstances so Alitalia will stay. And who knows which countries will be affected n...

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by YIMBY
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13645

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

That is not a fair assumption as the main costs (for the UK HS2) stem from compensation and bad supervision. I know it does not count as HSR but still there are 200km/h+ possible: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotthard_Base_Tunnel 160km of tunnel with 115km of track build for $10B. For half the cos...

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by YIMBY
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13645

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

When the electric train departs, the additional marginal energy is taken from fossil fuels. Nuclear and wind energy is always used first. Train companies may directly or indirectly support building ecolocigally sustainable energy sources. That 100 % renewable/fossil free is quite white wash anyway....

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by YIMBY
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13645

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

Approximately 30 % of the electricity in the UK. Although people will still complain about the noise and visual impact of new railways, of wind turbines, of solar panels, of high voltage lines ... There's no way to please everybody. In some places, planners have realised that it's cheaper and faste...

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by YIMBY
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Record January for airBaltic
Replies: 19
Views: 3201

Re: Record January for airBaltic

I flew them twice at the end of last summer, and really liked my experience. They're a neat little airline, and Riga is a great airport to connect through. I do, however, question the wisdom of replacing a 70 seat turboprop with a 145 seat jet. I figured that, at minimum, they'd order A220-100s... ...

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by YIMBY
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 159
Views: 41593

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

To educate me, for example, and demonstrate your superior knowledge and understanding. I have no interest in demonstrating a supposed superior knowledge and understanding. Really? I want to find the truth, you want to spread the Truth. Yimby, you started this mess off by claiming Europe needed to p...

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by YIMBY
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 159
Views: 41593

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

Comparable scenarios is the best way to make fair comparison here, given that we have no access to the experiments. What else to do here? Insult each others? You haven’t presented any comparable scenarios and in previous discussions when we have tried this you don’t understand modern air combat to ...

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by YIMBY
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Record January for airBaltic
Replies: 19
Views: 3201

Re: Record January for airBaltic

They seem to plan to increase their fleet significantly. What new destinations they might open? Where can they get more market share? Connecting secondary Nordic cities to Central Europe? Any expansion possible towards Russia? I agree that getting rid of turboprops may not be the best idea, but at l...

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by YIMBY
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 159
Views: 41593

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

Your point is completely irrelevant. You may add your route factor or consider that 500 km to include all zig zags or take whatever other number you want or present a more complicated scenario. It is just to have some benchmark to compare fairly. YIMBY, presenting scenarios is a waste of time. As y...

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by YIMBY
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22309

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

It's very simple. If the airline provides a seat that reclines a passenger has every right to recline it. That goes for the person seating infront of me, the person sitting behind me and for my own choice as well. Take it up with the airline - not the passenger. They are well within their rights. N...

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by YIMBY
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 159
Views: 41593

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

YIMBY this is again why I see no point engaging with you on this. You don’t have enough knowledge of how fighters fly and fight to make this worth anyone’s time. For example, when comparing the F-22 and the F-15E combat ranges both platforms had a routing factor added to their ranges to allow for n...

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by YIMBY
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 159
Views: 41593

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

- How much time does it take, from point zero, to reach air target 500 km apart at 15 km altitude, in a typical interceptor configuration? - How much time does it take to hit a ground target 300 km apart, in a typical ground attack configuration? No point to the scenarios, too many factors influenc...

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by YIMBY
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 159
Views: 41593

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

I agree the uncertainty is extreme and trying to list the changes is probably pointless, I doubt any of us would reach consensus. What we can say is that a military is likely focused on planning for the worst case scenario. The worst case may be hostility between USA and Europe, or breakup of Europ...

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by YIMBY
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 159
Views: 41593

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

As for Gripen E supercruising, it cannot today supercruise but an increased thrust engine may allow the Gripen E to supercruise. Problem is most of that thrust increase will likely come primarily in the afterburn region with a smaller portion in the dry thrust envelope. That doesn't bode well for t...

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by YIMBY
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 159
Views: 41593

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

Anyone, including Saab, thinking the Gripen will be competitive past 2040 is not accurately assessing the operational climate a Finnish aircraft will be expected to operate in. The Gripen may win in Finland but I doubt it, the aircraft doesn’t represent value for money for what Finland will require...

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by YIMBY
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 159
Views: 41593

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

A Finnish news article on the F-35 bid from a press conference help with the head of F-35 maintenance. Looks like LM are offering 64 aircraft as per the request and are also offering some form of local assembly including both airframe and engine. LM emphasized the size of F-35 production and the ti...

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by YIMBY
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program
Replies: 249
Views: 33139

Re: WSJ: Airbus in Advanced Talks to Acquire Bombardier Stake in A220 Program

In Europe we have a lot of foreign companies (even outside the EU) selling products and services to very low prices, or trying to get marked share by selling below costs. It's a pure business decision and financial risk of the respective corporation. It's called competition and free marked. . Dumpi...

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by YIMBY
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 159
Views: 41593

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

Anyone, including Saab, thinking the Gripen will be competitive past 2040 is not accurately assessing the operational climate a Finnish aircraft will be expected to operate in. The Gripen may win in Finland but I doubt it, the aircraft doesn’t represent value for money for what Finland will require...

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by YIMBY
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?
Replies: 120
Views: 14978

Re: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?

I hope regulators won't allow a new Saab 340 or Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia. In the case of unsuccessful landing-gear deployment, there is practically a garantheed casualty. The propeller blades will hit the ground, break and scrapmell ends up inside the cabin and very likely a passenger. For this rea...

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by YIMBY
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 740
Views: 111286

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

AY increases HEL—LHR from 6 to 7 daily flights. The timetable: AY1347 HEL 1715-1820 LHR AY1348 LHR 2030-0120+1 HEL SeanM1997 Great to see Finnair expanding in the UK once again! I asseme the recent outsourcing of BCN service made these additions to LHR and CDG possible. The slots are leased from Et...

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by YIMBY
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover
Replies: 135
Views: 19822

Re: Updated: PGL (LOT) Selected as Strategic Investor for Condor

Crossing fingers for a more formal tie-up with Star Alliance... probably wishful thinking. I would rather see them tying up with SkyTeam or OneWorld, as Star Alliance is already quite saturated in those regions. That might give LOT a push to enter more on the German markets, today quite dominated b...

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by YIMBY
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst airport in Europe???
Replies: 65
Views: 4675

Re: Best and worst airport in Europe???

Airports are growing and expanding so that last year's status may not be valid, but I will second MUC. New HEL is also almost great, though still something left to do. I did like BCN and MAD.
Not so good include ARN, CDG, and LHR (partially) but the very worst airports I have been are in Russia.

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by YIMBY
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?
Replies: 120
Views: 14978

Re: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?

The only new western turboprop in the last 25 years is the TP600 on the A400m... And it's heavier, double the PW150s weight. What is the right/optimal size of an airliner built on two TP600, or its (future) civilian derivative (realistically minimal modifications)? 110? 150? 220? (with typical Euro...

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by YIMBY
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newspaper: SAS is working on a new airline
Replies: 57
Views: 9844

Re: Newspaper: SAS is working on a new airline

Gotta love these replies based on nothing but opinions but delivered as facts. As an example, I entered on Google Maps Jonkoping, a city in the middle of Southern Sweden, as a starting point for a journey on land to Paris. Total travel time 22 hours. three different trasnports, two trains, one bus....

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by YIMBY
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?
Replies: 120
Views: 14978

Re: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?

1. If it ever moves ahead, would this project include new hybrid-electric technology ? Depends how hybrid, but battery driven engines will not appear in commercial aviation in any near future. When diesel locomotives, long distance lorries and buses and car ferries are replaced by hybrid-electric t...

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by YIMBY
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newspaper: SAS is working on a new airline
Replies: 57
Views: 9844

Re: Newspaper: SAS is working on a new airline

I do wonder, how Finnair can survive on it`s own ? 1. Finland is far from everywhere in Europe. The population has to fly to get anywhere. 2. They managed to build up a niche of providing long haul connections to Asia. 3. Didn't they make a loss for the past few years? How is Finland " far &qu...

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by YIMBY
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 740
Views: 111286

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

3-4 weekly with CRJ. When did they end OUL? I think they have tried ARN-OUL at least three times over the last 10-15 years and it never lasted long. Not profitable/enough passengers. They only flew 3 or 4 weekly when both Norwegian and Finnair up to 12 daily, so they couldn't compete. EDIT: Oh, you...

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by YIMBY
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 159
Views: 41593

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

Bettson has opened a bet on the Finnish choice. The given rates are: Lockheed Martin F-35 1.60 Boeing FA-18 Super Hornet 3.50 Saab Gripen 3.75 Eurofighter Typhoon 10.00 Dassault Rafale 12.00 I am unsurprised to see the American fighters in the top and surprised to see Gripen the third so much ahead ...

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by YIMBY
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 25610

Re: Airlines Suspending Overflights over entire Gulf Region Thread

Because they have no other option? DXB-IAH flew via Iraq and had to refuel in Toronto. Nonstop is above 17hrs with the detour. QR is the one that would SOL if Iraq and Iran were made off limits. QR is still flying over Iran, but then again they have warm relations with Iran, so maybe there is some ...

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by YIMBY
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1485
Views: 209728

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

3. Because the old bomb is on it's way out and being replaced by a new variant, which has a totally different electronic interface compared to the old weapon. The new B61 Mod 12 is a lower yield, GPS guided munition, which requires a new computer interface in order to fully take advantage of all of...

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by YIMBY
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1485
Views: 209728

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

I do understand the difficulties of the process though, as well as how sensitive the US, as are all countries with nuclear weapons, to safe guarding them and therefore why such a long, detailed and thorough process is used. You obviously don't get the sensitivities that are associated with nuclear ...

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