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by MoKa777
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90170

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Single pilot cockpits may not necessarily reduce pilot costs for airlines. At the moment, with 2 pilots in the cockpit, there is shared/potential for shared responsibility and workload. Duty periods and rest is calculated with this in mind. Moving to single pilot cockpits/operations will necessitate...

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by MoKa777
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Emirates to consider smaller aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 8641

Re: Official: Emirates to consider adding narrow body aircraft

Addition: What is the FlyDubai fleet strategy anyway? Why do they have orders for 70 7M9s but also 50 7MJs? Seems a bit odd. The intended fleet of 130 7M8s also seems wildly excessive. 250 NBs out of Dubai? I could see EK taking part of the MAX fleet. Maybe 7MJs and 7M8s where more performance is n...

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by MoKa777
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Emirates to consider smaller aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 8641

Re: Official: Emirates to consider adding narrow body aircraft

chrisp390 wrote:
This has been the goal all along and explains why EK pressured FZ so heavily into not acquiring the A321 in its last narrow body order.


Do you have a source for this?

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by MoKa777
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 13871

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

744SPX wrote:
Those six 744ER's would be perfect for conversion to firefighting supertankers


Yeah, I would love to see the 744ERs live on in some way

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by MoKa777
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 140
Views: 33819

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

smartplane wrote:
MoKa777 wrote:
An order (even heavily discounted) for 777X/787 will require some percentage paid as a deposit/down payment now.

Unlikely. Most customers apply existing accrued credits held with the OEM.


You are probably right.

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by MoKa777
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 140
Views: 33819

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

Will Horton says the deal is not contingent on a 777-9/787 order. True, so China Eastern could just agree to pay a higher price for the two freighters they are taking. We will know soon enough since the window to take advantage of the 777F purchase credits closes on 30 June. Agreed. That will be a ...

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by MoKa777
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fastest Turnaround Times?
Replies: 18
Views: 1741

Re: Fastest Turnaround Times?

In South Africa, FlySafair does 25-30 minute turns on 189-seat Boeing 737-800s.

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by MoKa777
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport
Replies: 38
Views: 3521

Re: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport

Air India B788 on its way to JNB from DEL as AI1907

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by MoKa777
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad AUH-SDQ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2263

Re: Etihad AUH-SDQ?

asuflyer wrote:
Caymanair wrote:
F27500 wrote:


...all TWO of them ? (if that)


I imagine there would be several hundred at least.


There are approximately 4000-5000 Dominicans in the UAE.


No!

That is both surprising and informative...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport
Replies: 38
Views: 3521

Re: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport

SAA Flight 2986 on its way to Hanoi now. A346 ZS-SND.

Left JNB a few minutes ago.

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by MoKa777
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1289
Views: 244281

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

How many test flight hours are required for certification? I expect it is more successfully completing all of the various testing milestones than raw accumulation of hours, though some milestones will require certain minimum flight hours (the ETOPS testing, for example). That makes sense. Thank you

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by MoKa777
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1289
Views: 244281

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

How many test flight hours are required for certification?

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by MoKa777
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 16025

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020

Difference this time is these are almost entirely 'theoretical' values. There are virtually no transactions taking place, and what few are, have OEM and lessor (even lease rollovers), 'below the line' support flattering recorded values. If you are desperate, and have to dispose of a 10+ year old ai...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 16025

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020

Leeham has an interesting table on aircraft values and lease rates: https://leehamnews.com/2020/06/10/hotr-boeing-still-sees-max-3q-recertification/#more-33677 We are paralleling post 2001 for aircraft values/lease rates, however, I think the magnitude and duration will be longer. As will post 9/11...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 240
Views: 42111

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

I just found an interesting link: https://www.stattimes.com/news/the-making-of-the-big-twin-freighter-begins-air-cargo/amp/ It appears that the Covid-19 pandemic has advanced the programme by at least six months. The aircraft was originally scheduled to be delivered to IAI in December 2020 with cer...

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by MoKa777
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Top 5 saddest retirements caused by the virus
Replies: 29
Views: 1728

Re: Opinion: Top 5 saddest retirements caused by the virus

QANTAS 747 and KLM 747 will definitely be on my list of sad early retirements...

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by MoKa777
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport
Replies: 38
Views: 3521

Re: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport

Air Europa B789 was in JNB today (09-June-2020)

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by MoKa777
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 99
Views: 12985

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

That is insane though. 77W with basically equal or less than 77E and 343 fuel burn. WOW. So basically at 319t its close to an 18hr bird with a full house of 360 something pax. Wow. Curious about that last comparison between the 77W, 77E, and 343, are you saying they all burn around the same? I beli...

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by MoKa777
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 99
Views: 12985

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

I just had a SYD-DOH A35K flight with a ramp fuel load of 98.3 tonnes (trip fuel of 91.4 tonnes). Interestingly, the RTOW (316 tonnes) was close to MTOW (318 tonnes) and the flight time was 14 hr 15 min which is close to typical. What would have allowed for such a low fuel load when the usual ramp ...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 240
Views: 42111

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

The targeted entry into service is in 2022 for the first. I guess the subsequent conversion will be much faster, one year maybe. For information, 2010 vintage 777-300ER is about 60 million, conversion costs about 35 million. All in US dollar. Based on this quote from the FG link in the OP, and the ...

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by MoKa777
Thu May 28, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: An-124 escape slide?
Replies: 19
Views: 1714

Re: An-124 escape slide?

I came across this article: https://www.airlinereporter.com/2013/02/photos-an-inside-look-of-an-antonov-an-124/ It states: Behind the flight deck is a crew rest area with a lavatory, small kitchen and two seating areas that can convert into beds. There is a second upper deck behind the wings (we wer...

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by MoKa777
Wed May 27, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1289
Views: 244281

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

... https://verovenia.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/2019-10-05-777-9.jpg Did anyone notice the wingspan? has it really been increased to almost 239 feet from 235? Good catch, both the 777X ACAP documents I downloaded (Prelim from 2017 and Revision A from 2018) list it as 235ft 5in.

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by MoKa777
Sat May 23, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport
Replies: 38
Views: 3521

Re: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport

Edelweiss A343 operating for SWISS JNB-ZRH, LX289, 23 May 2020

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by MoKa777
Thu May 21, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 9945

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

There was a cell tower and a billboard that were erroneously included in the obstacle data (03L). They were removed in December. Not sure if there is anything specific in the way now. So, do the following statements still stand? 280t is meaningless out of JNB. An A359 will seldom see more than 270t...

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by MoKa777
Wed May 20, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport
Replies: 38
Views: 3521

Re: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport

Egypt Air B77W on its way to Lusaka now as MS3062. Should arrive just after 0630 LT.

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by MoKa777
Tue May 19, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 9945

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

Does anyone have some figures about the actual payload numbers for this route using the B77L? You have not specified what actual payload is. Average? Some real life examples accompanied by weather conditions? I also don't think it would be really revelant to this discussion. For a number of reasons...

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by MoKa777
Tue May 19, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did EL AL 720Bs every fly NYC ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2554

Re: Did EL AL 720Bs every fly NYC ?

Dear denny, Let me try go through the numbers: With a OEW of 51.2t (I am surprised how light that plane is!) and a MTOW of 106,1t, the aircraft has 54,9t to share among payload and fuel. Assuming 112 pax (typical 2-class) and 4t of cargo, we have about 15t of payload, leaving about 40t for fuel. As...

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by MoKa777
Tue May 19, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 348
Views: 69770

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Opus99 wrote:
...what about 115 77Ws and 115 777Xs that must also be somewhat excessive?


Not necessarily, if these are 1-to-1 replacements. The capacity increase related to replacing 115 77W with 115 779 will be in the single digits.

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by MoKa777
Sun May 17, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1289
Views: 244281

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Can someone please expand on the maximum passengers for each door configuration on the B779? The 777-9 can be ordered with one of four exit door configurations: A-A-A-A (440 passenger Exit Limit) C-A-A-A (385 passenger Exit Limit) C-A-A-C-A (440 passenger Exit Limit)) A-A-A-C-A (495 passenger Exit ...

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by MoKa777
Sat May 16, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1289
Views: 244281

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Can someone please expand on the maximum passengers for each door configuration on the B779?

It was probably discussed before but it would be quite time consuming to sift through all the posts to find it.

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by MoKa777
Tue May 12, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41366

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

An interesting follow-on question in the interview would have been... Given the drastic reduction in demand, your prediction of a major US airline shutting down and the fact the US aviation environment is not dissimilar to the global aviation market, what is the impact to Boeing’s commercial airlin...

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by MoKa777
Wed May 06, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport
Replies: 38
Views: 3521

Re: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport

SAA2284 A346 (Star Alliance) left JNB a few minutes ago.

On its way to BKK!

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by MoKa777
Wed May 06, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 30954

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

Sir Tim Clark, 2013 called, they said "we told you so"

(I'm kidding, not hating)

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by MoKa777
Wed May 06, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport
Replies: 38
Views: 3521

Re: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport

SAA2288 A343 left JNB a few minutes ago.

On its way to DPS!

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by MoKa777
Sun May 03, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport
Replies: 38
Views: 3521

Re: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport

Williamsb747 wrote:
CPT

LOT B787
Wamos B747 A330
Lufthansa B747 (usually a340)


There was a KLM 789 at CPT also this past week.

JNB:

Aircraft from an otherwise regular carrier: BA 77W

New airline: Sri Lankan Airlines A333

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by MoKa777
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential for an 787-10ER ?
Replies: 63
Views: 8151

Re: Potential for an 787-10ER ?

I don't think there will be any new developments of current, or even new, aircraft at Boeing in the foreseeable future. The company would need to to prove it can get current projects fixed and out of trouble first (MAX, KC-46) Order books will start to shrink away dramatically in the coming months,...

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by MoKa777
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Financial VS Operating Lease
Replies: 8
Views: 1774

Re: Financial VS Operating Lease

Not to derail this thread but I have a question regarding the length of leases. How has this evolved over time? When did 10 year leases become popular? 12 year leases? Is the length of lease options available for a particular aircraft type tied in any way to the heavy maintenance schedule for that t...

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by MoKa777
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Financial VS Operating Lease
Replies: 8
Views: 1774

Re: Financial VS Operating Lease

Thanks for you feedback guys. In case of Operating lease, does the lessor provides extra services to the lessee such as training pilots, tech, cabin crew? Maintenance is included? many thanks for your feedbacks. That would depend on the type of lease. A dry lease does not include crew or maintenanc...

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by MoKa777
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 PIP 2.0 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1717

Re: Boeing 777 PIP 2.0 2016

What fuel consumption improvement was achieved with these changes?

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by MoKa777
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts
Replies: 66
Views: 10273

Re: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts

Given the list price, time frame and this statement "one of its most valued customers in the Middle East" mentioned in the OP, I think it may be SV. SV took delivery of a 787-10 on 19 March 2020 and has a long history with Boeing.

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by MoKa777
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41103

Re: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order

I wonder at times, if the technology of new airliners has outpaced the actual needs of some airlines. I get the logic of 2 engines over 4 thinking, but really something like COVID-19, should make aircraft makers and the airlines take a breath and think - do we need so many different options? The de...

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by MoKa777
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41103

Re: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order

And the 777-8X is as dead as a Dodo. Actually, with the closing of the 748F line, I think the 778 has a bright future as a large freighter, its even possible that in that guise it could outsell the 779... As has been mentioned before on a.net, the 778 makes for a relatively weak freighter compared ...

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by MoKa777
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER longest nonstop flight?
Replies: 13
Views: 4621

Re: Boeing 777-300ER longest nonstop flight?

OMAAbound wrote:
Etihad do AUH-LAX in the 77W, I’m not sure where that comes in on the list.

OMAA


Can anyone estimate what the payload would be like on a flight this long?

I'm estimating around 30t-35t. That is essentially only pax.

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by MoKa777
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did Rolls Royce stop making engines for the 777?
Replies: 10
Views: 3013

Re: Why did Rolls Royce stop making engines for the 777?

surrodox2001 wrote:
FYI: RR did make an engine for the 2nd generation 777s.

It's called Trent 8104 (104000lbs thrust?) and made 110000lbs in testing. Making it close to the GE90-110/115s.
But GE came and take all the money away and airlines only have GE on offer.


That is a fantastic article! Thank you for sharing

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by MoKa777
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia flights to JNB in 2010?
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Re: Virgin Australia flights to JNB in 2010?

Yes. This is true. MEL-JNB-MEL on a 77W. ETOPS regulations made the flight quite long and possibly too costly to justify continuing.

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by MoKa777
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Covid19 impact on Aircraft deliveries
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Re: Covid19 impact on Aircraft deliveries

Among the outputs: airlines would need 6,300 new aircraft over the next five years, down from its previous forecast of 8,300. So, the consultants say carriers will need 6,300 aircraft in the next five years. Are they asserting that same carriers will be able to afford 6,300 aircraft in the next fiv...

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by MoKa777
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 11505

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

Comair shutting down until the 19th of April due to Covid19. https://www.comair.co.za/coronavirus Williams- FlySafair as well. Until the 20th of April. https://mybroadband.co.za/news/motoring/344427-flysafair-to-stop-all-flights.html/amp (Apologies, surprisingly, that is the best article I could fi...

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by MoKa777
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 386
Views: 177487

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.cnbcafrica.com/news/2020/03 ... th-africa/
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South Africa officially goes into nation-wide lockdown from 26 March until 16 April

https://www.cnbcafrica.com/news/2020/03 ... th-africa/

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