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by MoKa777
Mon Jun 28, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 670
Views: 147033

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Sorry to say this.. Boeing is cursed! Its not getting it right with the MAX, Dreamliner and the B777X! Being "cursed" makes one the victim. A curse is also something the victim cannot control. Sad to say but Boeing is not the victim and the problems they are facing are well within their c...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225863

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

If the proposed A350F can load 110 tons (5 more than a 777F) and haul it 5000NM (same as MZFW range as a 777F), they're onto a winner, as the A350F will burn in the order of 15-20% less fuel, as well as incurring lower en-route and landing charges due to it's lower MTOW. I don’t think that would be...

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by MoKa777
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 670
Views: 147033

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

It is quite surprising that some a.net members do not fully recognise the changed context in which the 777X certification is taking place.

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by MoKa777
Sun May 23, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Question About the A330 Freighter: Why A330-200F vs. A330-300F
Replies: 13
Views: 2784

Re: A Question About the A330 Freighter: Why A330-200P2F vs. A330-300P2F

In my understanding, the title of this thread has been edited by our Moderators incorrectly.

The OP seems to be asking why an A330-200F dedicated freighter was favoured by Airbus over an A330-300F dedicated freighter. Not about A330 P2F conversions.

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by MoKa777
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Orders Four A330-800neos
Replies: 87
Views: 15806

Re: Garuda Indonesia Orders Four A330-800neos

Personally (and rudimentarily so), I do not believe a 251t A338 will be terribly challenged on a route like DPS-LAX-DPS. SIN-LAX is has a block time of 15h10min while LAX-SIN has a block time of 17h50min. Now, we know that the A338 flies slightly slower than the A350 (I'm assuming roughly around 3%)...

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by MoKa777
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there now so many flights to Stuttgart?
Replies: 48
Views: 10933

Re: Why are there now so many flights to Stuttgart?

The TUI flights to JNB have been carrying vaccines. I am assuming that many of the other flights to the destinations you list have the same consignment. Negative, there was one ad-hoc flight from Brussels to Johannesburg that was carrying vaccines, the daily flights from Stuttgart are carrying car ...

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by MoKa777
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there now so many flights to Stuttgart?
Replies: 48
Views: 10933

Re: Why are there now so many flights to Stuttgart?

These are all cargo only flights. Currently there are up to 9 of such flights a day leaving Stuttgart. Most of them carried out by TUI (UK, Netherlands and Belgium) and one or two a day by British Airways. Destinations indicate that these flights are somehow linked to the automative industry, so ei...

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by MoKa777
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?
Replies: 49
Views: 3469

Re: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?

PowerJet wrote:
It’s OK to have a new library, but adding some life to it doesn’t hurt


But then you'll just be shushed...

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by MoKa777
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?
Replies: 49
Views: 3469

Re: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?

Yes.

Did not care too much for it at the beginning but I like it now. Crisp and clean.

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by MoKa777
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 50981

Re: UPS fleet

This is amazing! I was actually thinking about this project yesterday. How much longer do UPS plan to operate the A300? Given this level of investment, I know it will be quite a long time, but how long?... 15.8 years with an expected retirement date of November 23, 2036... Haha! Thank you, that is ...

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by MoKa777
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 50981

Re: UPS fleet

First A300 with updated Honeywell LCD displays, FMS, FANS, and radars https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EtT3Y-MWQAA78-0?format=jpg&name=medium 2021 cockpit in an aircraft designed back in the 80s! Our A300s are now being equipped with new LCD displays, flight management system, FANS technology, weath...

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by MoKa777
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 412
Views: 46364

Re: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Does anyone know how the 787-9 will be configured? 30 business class suites and 281 economy seats for a total of 311 seats (30J-281Y) Thank you. Seems like the cabin area is utilised fairly well on the B789 and makes me wonder if the cabin area of the A359 can be better utilised in the QR configura...

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by MoKa777
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 412
Views: 46364

Re: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Does anyone know how the 787-9 will be configured?

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by MoKa777
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Lufthansa flight: 13,700km Hamburg - Falkland Islands
Replies: 39
Views: 11555

Re: Longest Lufthansa flight: 13,700km Hamburg - Falkland Islands

13700km is quite long for a 359, with the SQ's flight to LAX only some 400km longer yet that was flown with a 359ULR, and I believe Falkland is also relatively isolated from other alternative Only because it’s an A359 does everyone suddenly question if it can make it. At 280t and full fuel which is...

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by MoKa777
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 136345

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

HECA wrote:
MoKa777 wrote:
Does anyone know what the cabin layout will be on the CX A321neo?


C12Y190 is the configuration mentioned on Planespotters (see the link above in one of the earlier posts on the CX A321Neo)


Thank you

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by MoKa777
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive
Replies: 394
Views: 68322

Re: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive

Airbus is in a delicate position, both Airasia X and BOCA are their customers. It would be interesting to see the outcome from this court case. If it goes against AAX, it may decide to liquidate. BOCA will stand to lose more than Airbus, if that happens. Look at it this way, it is likely that BOCA ...

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by MoKa777
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 136345

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

Does anyone know what the cabin layout will be on the CX A321neo?

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by MoKa777
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Upper Deck Boeing 747-400BCF
Replies: 36
Views: 5251

Re: Upper Deck Boeing 747-400BCF

Quite the contrary. If you are carrying livestock, such as expensive racehorses, you could have one groom/horse and a vet. Likewise, expensive cargo could also have a courier with it. Withoujt seats, you couldn't carry them. How would these personnel be carried on other cargo aircraft like a 777F, ...

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by MoKa777
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Upper Deck Boeing 747-400BCF
Replies: 36
Views: 5251

Re: Upper Deck Boeing 747-400BCF

Quite the contrary. If you are carrying livestock, such as expensive racehorses, you could have one groom/horse and a vet. Likewise, expensive cargo could also have a courier with it. Withoujt seats, you couldn't carry them. How would these personnel be carried on other cargo aircraft like a 777F, ...

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by MoKa777
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: QF63 SYD-JNB in a B789, ETOPS 330?
Replies: 15
Views: 3248

Re: QF63 SYD-JNB in a B789, ETOPS 330?

MoKa777 wrote:
Seems it is scheduled to depart JNB today at 1600Z for PER as QF114.


Currently en route.

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by MoKa777
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: QF63 SYD-JNB in a B789, ETOPS 330?
Replies: 15
Views: 3248

Re: QF63 SYD-JNB in a B789, ETOPS 330?

Seems it is scheduled to depart JNB today at 1600Z for PER as QF114.

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by MoKa777
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: QF63 SYD-JNB in a B789, ETOPS 330?
Replies: 15
Views: 3248

Re: QF63 SYD-JNB in a B789, ETOPS 330?

It was still there this afternoon. Same place, International Terminal A1R bay.

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by MoKa777
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: QF63 SYD-JNB in a B789, ETOPS 330?
Replies: 15
Views: 3248

Re: QF63 SYD-JNB in a B789, ETOPS 330?

I was at JNB today and saw VH-ZND which operated this flight at the terminal. I was also quite curious about it so thank you for posting this thread!

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by MoKa777
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777x vs 787
Replies: 9
Views: 2566

Re: 777x vs 787

The 777X actually has a completely new wing, not just different wing tips.

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by MoKa777
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maximum tons of cargo for a B787-9 and B777F?
Replies: 11
Views: 2529

Re: Maximum tons of cargo for a B787-9 and B777F?

For the B789, I believe the weight limitation information provided by ANA is based on the maximum structural load limitation of the lower deck cargo hold floor (floor limitations are also given as kg per square meter). This is what can theoretically be loaded in the cargo hold before reaching the st...

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by MoKa777
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air To Operate 777-300ERSFs
Replies: 63
Views: 11072

Re: Kalitta Air To Operate 777-300ERSFs

Antarius wrote:

Personal opinion, but cheatlines aged about as well as station wagon wood paneling.



Hahaha!!

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by MoKa777
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 15965

Re: Turkish Aviation - October 2020

LAXintl wrote:
Yes the A350 features the new business class product.


Thank you LAXintl

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by MoKa777
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 15965

Re: Turkish Aviation - October 2020

Can anyone confirm what Business Class seat is fitted on the TK A350? Is it still the same as the one on the 787 which received less than stellar reviews?

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by MoKa777
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight sim market, FFS and fixed
Replies: 35
Views: 5517

Re: Flight sim market, FFS and fixed

@Lightsaber, out of interest, how many A320ceo/neo (I presume the ceo sim may be used for the neo) and 737NG FFSs are out there? Have the lack of FFSs hampered any other aircraft type before? Is there a precedent for this assumption? What is the typical number of FFSs per 100 or 1000 aircraft for cu...

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by MoKa777
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fleet analysis
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Re: Fleet Management

Good question.

I'd also be interested in learning more.

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by MoKa777
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific DC10 order
Replies: 32
Views: 9071

Re: Cathay Pacific DC10 order

Interesting topic. I guess the beauty of the DC10 was its medium size and relatively decent payload range capability at a time when limited alternatives were available.

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by MoKa777
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are older airframes usually converted to cargo?
Replies: 4
Views: 3090

Re: Why are older airframes usually converted to cargo?

One of the considerations is utilisation. Some of the dedicated cargo airlines do not utilise their aircraft as extensively as a regular passenger airline does. Aircraft are built to fly and make money while doing that. A cargo airline that does not utilise its asset as much as a passenger airline w...

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by MoKa777
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't the 737-100/200 and DC-9 need a flight engineer when most airliners of the era needed one?
Replies: 36
Views: 4722

Re: Why didn't the 737-100/200 and DC-9 need a flight engineer when most airliners of the era needed one?

Was it because they were twinjets? Were all of the duties of the flight engineer delegated to Pilot Not Flying? Wasn't he overwhelmed by being a human-FMS(I guess what flight engineer did, oversimplified) and ATC operator and also a monitoring pilot at the same time? If it was doable and safe, why ...

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by MoKa777
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux News and Discussion thread
Replies: 281
Views: 29995

Re: Starlux News and Discussion thread

According to the following article, Starlux will introduce a First Class product on their A350. I am not sure how wise that is when F has only been on the decline (even in better times), with their counterparts BR and CI also not offering this cabin class. https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/starlux-to-...

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by MoKa777
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 382
Views: 88894

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

ZS-SFJ/K/L are wfu, assuming they will be returned at some point. ZS-SZI/J remain in the fleet ZS-SXK/V have been returned ZS-SXM is yet to be returned ZS-SXA/B/C were returned in June ZS-SXD was wfu in November last year ZS-SXH was wfu in 2017. Pretty sure it was eventually used as a parts donor Z...

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by MoKa777
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 382
Views: 88894

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

A319 ZS-SFG RTL 2020 ZS-SFH RTL 2020 ZS-SFI RTL 2020 ZS-SFJ ZS-SFK ZS-SFL ZS-SFM RTL 2020 A320 ZS-SZA RTL 2020 ZS-SZB RTL 2020 ZS-SZC RTL 2020 ZS-SZD RTL 2020 ZS-SZE RTL 2020 ZS-SZF RTL 2020 ZS-SZG RTL 2020 ZS-SGI RTL 2020 ZS-SGJ A330 ZS-SXI RTL 2020 ZS-SXJ RTL 2020 ZS-SXK ZS-SXL RTL 2020 ZS-SXM RT...

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by MoKa777
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Group News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 18884

Re: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo

Well while they discuss the rest of the fleet, first rebranded Silk Air 737NG is out of the paint shop. SQ is back in the narrowbody game. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhILvqqVgAAORs-?format=jpg&name=small https://twitter.com/indoflyer/status/1302116161451040773?s=20 Given the MAX debacle, it is...

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by MoKa777
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn’t any airlines convert their 747-300s to a two-crew cockpit?
Replies: 12
Views: 2334

Re: Why didn’t any airlines convert their 747-300s to a two-crew cockpit?

During 2002 the aging aircraft discussion popped again and Boeing (and the FAA) required more Wide spread fatigue inspections, introducing new Limits of Validity, reducing the technical lifespan of several legacy aircraft , incl. the 747classics. This is interesting. I was quite young around that t...

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by MoKa777
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing seeks to further boost 788 Commonality to Boost Sales
Replies: 164
Views: 23215

Re: Boeing seeks to further boost 788 Commonality to Boost Sales

And the 788 pax model is so popular, we're busy spending our time here figuring out how to make it into a freighter. Problem is that FX and 5X have feasted on cheap new 767F and end of line 777F (FX) and 748F (5X) so it's hard to see a market for a new 788F any time soon, especially if Boeing has t...

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by MoKa777
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has A6-DDF (EY Cargo B77F) remained unpainted since delivery in 2018?
Replies: 2
Views: 1972

Why has A6-DDF (EY Cargo B77F) remained unpainted since delivery in 2018?

Hi everyone. I have seen numerous pictures of this aircraft and it has remained white since delivery. I have not been able to find a reason after searching here and on Google. "Operated by Etihad Airways" is pained on the front of the aircraft (though, rather small). https://www.planespott...

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by MoKa777
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 125709

Re: First ever GE-powered 777 (G-ZZZA) retired

the first ever GE-powered 777 . . . being retired. Huh? G-ZZZE was retired, then scrapped, 12yrs ago. It was also a GE-powered 772A. Also, fairly certain that N774AM was retired two years ago, as it's been sitting stripped in the storage yard ever since. Though in theory it could still be "res...

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by MoKa777
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 125709

Re: First ever GE-powered 777 (G-ZZZA) retired

It's one of the very few 777s out there with more than 100,000 hours. G-INFO has it at 100,357 as of the beginning of May. UA's early ones for example are just a few thousand hours south of that. G-INFO is a really great site that I never knew existed. Thanks for pointing to it. https://siteapps.ca...

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by MoKa777
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 125709

Re: First ever GE-powered 777 (G-ZZZA) retired

I now feel old. Only now..? (Hahaha I'm kidding) A sad time when 777s cannot find a 2nd home. Lightsaber Well, this was a 25 year old "A" model with over 100,000 hours and 20,000 cycles. I'm glad the old girl made it this far. This crises will not be good to her ER and Second Generation s...

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by MoKa777
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 125709

First ever GE-powered 777 (G-ZZZA) retired

https://www.flightglobal.com/fleets/fir ... 37.article
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Interesting (and short) FG write-up about the first ever GE-powered 777, a -200A model of BA with registration G-ZZZA, being retired.

https://www.flightglobal.com/fleets/fir ... 37.article

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by MoKa777
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 244
Views: 46241

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

Given the topic and points under discussion, I think this article (published 2 days ago) may offer some insight or be a springboard for more discussion: Aer Lingus to use A321neos to Newark + Toronto, with its A330-300s having 50% higher costs, RDC Apex platform shows https://www.anna.aero/2020/08/1...

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by MoKa777
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Group News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 18884

Re: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo

I have never understood the fascination of a.netters with "belly" cargo. If it's such a money maker, why do they even bother flying people? There is always demand for cargo to go from one place to another by air. A passenger airline has already accrued a cost to transport people from one ...

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by MoKa777
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Group News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 18884

Re: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo

I have never understood the fascination of a.netters with "belly" cargo. If it's such a money maker, why do they even bother flying people? There is always demand for cargo to go from one place to another by air. A passenger airline has already accrued a cost to transport people from one ...

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by MoKa777
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 30117

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

Gasp! That is serious!

Because someone has to say it: nah, that'll buff out...

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by MoKa777
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Summer 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 11725

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Summer 2020

Yay! It's here!

Thank you LAXintl!

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