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by DY789
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 228
Views: 45402

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

Just a quick question...

Would winglets to these aircraft get bolted on as such by Boeing before delivery or is it entirely down to the operator to fit them? Just seems bizarre in today's climate, a newly built 767 wouldn't have winglets fitted.

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by DY789
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10685

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

GE90man wrote:
You know.... it's not half bad. It's a lot more subtle than I would have thought it would be.


Agreed. It's not terrible. I think it loks smart, but don't see it ever becoming iconic.

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by DY789
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10685

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

The current iconic livery is instantly recognizable the world over. Everything this man touches is indelibly soiled. Leave it alone! Personally, I don't think it's awful on its own. However, I agree, compared to the current iconic scheme, I feel it is such a step down. Don't see the new proposed sc...

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by DY789
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10685

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

Should caviat this....suggests Trump designed them himself. So not sure how much sway the President will have here.

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by DY789
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10685

New Air Force One Scheme

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/exclusi ... d=63676678
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Afternoon All,

Not sure if it has been posted yet or not, but I have stumbled across this from abc news showing 4 variations of the upcoming scheme to the new Air Force One.

Thoughts?

source: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/exclusi ... d=63676678

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by DY789
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363239

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Must admit. I think it will be a grower. Much like the Lufthansa scheme!

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by DY789
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1176
Views: 309846

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Some great pictures on here...as always! Thanks for sharing. I can't help but wonder about the economics of owning/leasing a single aircraft of any fleet group. In referring to Air Tanzania, (which lets be honest, probably haven't got an endless supply of cash) how is it financially viable to operat...

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by DY789
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop multiple routes
Replies: 61
Views: 18437

Re: Etihad to drop multiple routes

I've been saying for years that EY is trying its damnedest to be SR-2.0 ( No clear market strategy + "me too!" expansion + home market too comparatively limited to support said expansion ) x ( investing in airlines with even shittier prospective outlooks than your own ) = Swissair for the...

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by DY789
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 18333

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

If you read that particular thread on twitter that it'll be twice a week too. So can't imagine anything in the US would only be a twice a week service...

Regards,
DY789

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by DY789
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 371826

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

787 Firing Order is updated: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FH3Y2-vRUgojntPkCSJI5Pd-15rsJ1a0SFCRaT-iqgo/edit?usp=sharing Still interesting to mention as NYC777 did a another small update to the list in the last couple of days revealing 2 more first production slots since he made his post. ...

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by DY789
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA CityFlyer Announces New Routes From LCY & MAN
Replies: 14
Views: 3229

Re: BA CityFlyer Announces New Routes From LCY & MAN

How many Embraer's will BA CityFlyer bring in supplement the 25 extra weekly flights from LCY? Or will certain flights be cut in order to carry these flights?

This should be a decent increase in pax for LCY!

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by DY789
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 5360

Re: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?

Someone like China Southern?

A319, A320, A321, A332, A333. Also already have the A320 NEO and A321 NEO.

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by DY789
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 371826

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Surely ET can't be taking delivery of many more 787's? Everytime I check this thread, ET seem to have another one!

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by DY789
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina
Replies: 44
Views: 7023

Re: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina

Thats an ambitious project? Papeete and Tel Aviv?

Wonder just how many 787's they plan to base there, and it seems like EZE will comfortably overtake LGW as their main long haul operation!

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by DY789
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus @ BDL
Replies: 25
Views: 5201

Re: Aer Lingus @ BDL

Quite a few times I've been departing from the same terminal this last year, the flights appeared to be departing with close to...if not completely....full loads. I am curious as to the numbers as well. Any quick search of available seats on many dates this Summer is showing heavy flights. As for t...

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by DY789
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair's top U.S. station?
Replies: 13
Views: 4953

Re: Icelandair's top U.S. station?

A friend of mine travels between LON and SEA regularly and almost religiously with FI and says that the flights are almost always packed out! Not sure how many flights they have a day there, I know of at least 2...?

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by DY789
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 149780

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Is this an unprecedented move? By this I mean - are there any other traffic/airspace restrictions due to a country seemingly supporting ridiculous groups? Or is this be expected to be the norm? Away from aviation also, it will be interesting to see if this will be another nail in the Qatar 2022 Worl...

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by DY789
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin America A321 NEO Inaugural SFO-DCA May 31, 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 11547

Re: Virgin America A321 NEO Inaugural SFO-DCA May 31, 2017

Enjoyable report. Looks like a very welcoming cabin.

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by DY789
Tue May 30, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 399609

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

very much like EZY :P Also, how many NEO's (both 320 & 321) do WOW have on order? Wasn't aware of any 321's.

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by DY789
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAK Int Flights--Boom to Bust to Boom Plus
Replies: 25
Views: 4636

Re: OAK Int Flights--Boom to Bust to Boom Plus

Good for Oakland. Also you have the BA 777 connection to Gatwick as well!

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by DY789
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cardiff - Doha announced
Replies: 1
Views: 612

Cardiff - Doha announced

Morning all, I haven't found a topic relating to this but seemingly out of the blue, Qatar Airways has announced a direct link to Cardiff Airport, Wales. The link directs you to Cardiff Airport's own website. Very interesting and personally, I think very unexpected. https://www.cardiff-airport.com/n...

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by DY789
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Unserved Routes that should be served.
Replies: 74
Views: 7146

Re: Any Unserved Routes that should be served.

I would love to see:

LGW - HNL. (DY) Presume the 789 is more than capable
LHR - HNL. (BA/UA/VS) Genuinely believe there is a market for Hawaii from the UK, even if seasonally

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by DY789
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SIA orders 39 Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 241
Views: 52163

Re: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft

Should this be finalised, will be a great boost to the 777-X programme. Also, as a side note, when will SQ be likely to start retiring their 777-200's? I'm scheduled to fly on one from Brisbane -> Singapore in December. We talk alot about SQ being notorious for replacing aircraft at a relatively you...

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by DY789
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Long Haul - Gatwick
Replies: 58
Views: 13321

Re: BA Long Haul - Gatwick

You can't compare a charter airline as in Thomson to the likes of British Airways which is a fully scheduled airline, the new Thomson flights to DWC are primarily to serve their cruise ship the TUI Discovery which will be based in Dubai over the winter of 2017/2018. Ahh, I had no idea that they wou...

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by DY789
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Long Haul - Gatwick
Replies: 58
Views: 13321

Re: BA Long Haul - Gatwick

This is a great topic, and as previously stated, many avenues to explore. Just stepping away from the Long Haul angle a second, are BA looking to expand within Europe and N. Africa from Gatwick, or have they reached their full complement of A320 aircraft? (From Gatwick of course.) Now to Long Haul, ...

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by DY789
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 87150

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

I must say, I really really like this!

It's quite funny how people moan at AC for essentially updating an old colour scheme, yet a lot of us would love to see BA unveil a jet in the Landor scheme once more!

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by DY789
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible airline 77W orders in 2017?
Replies: 48
Views: 8339

Re: Possible airline 77W orders in 2017?

Can't see DY ordering any 77W's. I not have the inside line to their financials, but surely as a low cost carrier, a major low cost carrier, would keep fleet commonality to a minimum. Such as Easyjet, Ryanair and Southwest, having one fleet type is clearly financially beneficial. I think having a 78...

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by DY789
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gambia's Presidental 727
Replies: 4
Views: 1341

Re: Gambis's Presidental 727

I presume that's the government's "new" toy. If I remember rightly, their previous one was an old Il-62.

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by DY789
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline bankruptcies since 2008 per country
Replies: 33
Views: 4227

Re: Airline bankruptcies since 2008 per country

Australia lost Ansett Australia, Australian Airlines (I think that's what they were called - with those vividly coloured 767's) and the airline wit in my opinion one of the best liveries EVER - impulse. NONE of these went bankrupt since 2008! There have been NO major airline bankruptcies since 2008...

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by DY789
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline bankruptcies since 2008 per country
Replies: 33
Views: 4227

Re: Airline bankruptcies since 2008 per country

Australia lost Ansett Australia, Australian Airlines (I think that's what they were called - with those vividly coloured 767's) and the airline wit in my opinion one of the best liveries EVER - impulse.

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by DY789
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A321 for Iran Air
Replies: 72
Views: 14155

Re: First A321 for Iran Air

That's amazing! I imagine it was quite the spectacle witnessing the first new build to the country in what...30 years? Well done Iran Air, look forward to seeing their entire assortment join the fleet!

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by DY789
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights
Replies: 109
Views: 16852

Re: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights

Over the Summer months, Monarch Airlines operates LGW - IBZ. (Not sure of the exact timings) but it leaves LGW at about 23:00 and gets back about 03:35. No thanks!

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by DY789
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Surprise Dash: Skippers Aviation to Ravensthorpe
Replies: 12
Views: 2761

Re: A Surprise Dash: Skippers Aviation to Ravensthorpe

I will have to indulge some of these places when I next venture down! Have you made a start on the planning? Some places would be easier than others in that they have more than one flight a day and you can hire a car. Ravensthorpe not so easy: twice weekly and no public transport or car hire. But w...

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by DY789
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed on the alphabet? 2016 edition
Replies: 35
Views: 2010

Re: Have you landed on the alphabet? 2016 edition

Quite a lot to aim for here but... A: ACE, AGP, AMS, AYT B: BAH, BFS, BKK, BNE, BOS, BRS, BWI, C: CDG, CMB, CPH, D: DCA, DOH, DTW, E: EWR F: G: H: HAM, HKG I: IAD, IBZ, J: JFK K: L: LAS, LAX, LCA, LGW, LHR, LIS M: MAH, MAN, MCO, MSP N: O: P: PFO Q: R: RAK S: SFB, STN, SVO, SZG, SYD T: TFS U: V: W: X...

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by DY789
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 71693

Re: Air Canada new livery?

This is one of my favorite conceptual designs for Air Canada. I know it's a pipe dream with all that red, but it looks fantastic. https://www.behance.net/gallery/6431543 ... a-Branding -Rowen Hmm, whilst that would be nice to see a carrier avoid a eurowhite scheme, I think that looks very...umm...l...

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by DY789
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air's first B787-9 long haul route will be YYZ
Replies: 19
Views: 4133

Re: Korean Air's first B787-9 long haul route will be YYZ

When are they to receive their first 787-9? I really can't wait to see one in that scheme :D

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by DY789
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are black liveries "bad"?
Replies: 72
Views: 10954

Re: Are black liveries "bad"?

Excuse my ignorance but has paint "technology" improved over recent years? It seems Air NZ's 77W's in the all blacks livery seems just as fresh now as the day it rolled off the production line...it kind of reminds me of an old 1997 Toyota Celica my parents had (in scarlet Red) - faded like...

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by DY789
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing deletes customers codes of B737NG, B747, B767 and B777 series
Replies: 58
Views: 17066

Re: Boeing deletes customers codes of B737NG, B747, B767 and B777 series

I think I quite like this idea, seems a good move. But I guess in such a complex enough industry, anything to simplify things is always a bonus.

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by DY789
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's Most Punctual Carrier Announced
Replies: 27
Views: 7017

Re: World's Most Punctual Carrier Announced

Frankly, i'm staggered it isn't WOWAir :?

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by DY789
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Surprise Dash: Skippers Aviation to Ravensthorpe
Replies: 12
Views: 2761

Re: A Surprise Dash: Skippers Aviation to Ravensthorpe

Hi there,

Once again, I thoroughly enjoyed reading/viewing this report! Your reports massively appeal to my fascination of rural Australia! I will have to indulge some of these places when I next venture down!

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by DY789
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Logo for Horizon Air
Replies: 11
Views: 5270

Re: New Logo for Horizon Air

That just looks like that will divide opinions! Personally, I like it, it looks fresh!

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by DY789
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA Times: Soon every day at LAX is holiday travel mess
Replies: 99
Views: 13304

Re: LA Times: Soon every day at LAX is holiday travel mess

I must have been very lucky then on both of my visits through LAX, I found the airport virtually faultless on arriving and departing. I flew through TBIT, so I don't know how busy TBIT is compared to the other terminals.

I can see how it becomes a site of chaos though!

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by DY789
Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 route suggestions per airline
Replies: 33
Views: 2844

Re: Your 2017 route suggestions per airline

BA from LHR:

Honolulu,
Portland,

Norwegian from Gatwick:

Dubai,
Seattle,
To Canada generally,

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by DY789
Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IranAir confirms cutting Airbus order, dropping A380s
Replies: 130
Views: 31212

Re: IranAir confirms cutting Airbus order, dropping A380s

wezgulf3 wrote:
Iran Air ATR72 Fully painted at Toulouse (i assume)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikaplanespotter/31793512486/in/feed



Not hanging around are they!! I quite like that, the IR livery - as old as it is, suits that!

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by DY789
Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IranAir confirms cutting Airbus order, dropping A380s
Replies: 130
Views: 31212

Re: IranAir confirms cutting Airbus order, dropping A380s

So, here's a question - does this order seem too large? I don't know if this has been mentioned yet (apologies if so) but I imagine most of the A320/A321/B737 fleet won't see the outside of Iran as they have a huge, huge domestic market currently not being served to anywhere near its potential. I m...

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by DY789
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IranAir confirms cutting Airbus order, dropping A380s
Replies: 130
Views: 31212

Re: IranAir confirms cutting Airbus order, dropping A380s

So, here's a question - does this order seem too large? I don't know if this has been mentioned yet (apologies if so) but I imagine most of the A320/A321/B737 fleet won't see the outside of Iran as they have a huge, huge domestic market currently not being served to anywhere near its potential. I m...

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by DY789
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 243
Views: 18267

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

Currently for 2017

LGW - HKG CX A359
HKG - LGW CX A359

LGW - LAX DY B789
LAX - SEA AS B737
SEA - LAX AS B737
LAX - LGW DY B789

LHR - EDI BE presumably DHC8
EDI - LHR BE presumably DHC8

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by DY789
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You Have Flown?
Replies: 109
Views: 10216

Re: Airlines You Have Flown?

Hmm a seemingly short list compared to others but... UK Airlines: Airtours, Air UK, Britannia/Thomson, British Airways, bmi British Midland, Easyjet, Monarch, Thomas Cook, Titan Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Airlines from the rest of Europe: Air France, Alitalia, KLM, Norwegian, Ryanair, Spanair, TAP ai...

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by DY789
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hijacked aircraft just landed in Malta
Replies: 50
Views: 7424

Re: Hijacked aircraft just landed in Malta

Irregardless of how this has come about or if the aircraft is allowed in European airspace, at least it has landed safely.

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by DY789
Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart/FlyBE - 12 new routes for Southend
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Re: Stobart/FlyBE - 12 new routes for Southend

Great news for SEN. Hope it all works out for them!

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