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by juliuswong
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA orders 20 additional 787s
Replies: 71
Views: 16578

Re: ANA orders 20 additional 787s

Nice order boost for both 787 and Boeing! I guess this will progressively replace their earlier B767 and B777.

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by juliuswong
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2020
Replies: 181
Views: 18449

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Always curious to know why TK has so many configuration for A330 fleet. Must be quite a headache for fleet operation and planning team. Talk about configuration headaches; how about 3 different types of engines for the 330 fleet: -RR Trent 772B-60 -CF6-80E1A3 -PW 4168A Lolx, that too. Turkish Airli...

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by juliuswong
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Past possible orders
Replies: 30
Views: 1970

Re: Past possible orders

GA was originally going to order the 777-200ER but delayed it due to the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, and it was converted to a 787 order, then once again to a 77W order that was eventually delivered. SQ almost ordered the MD-11 but went with A340-300s instead. Air Siam(Thai airline that got shut d...

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by juliuswong
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports
Replies: 50
Views: 5829

Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

Sri Lanka has one too. Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, located at the southern part of the country at a place called Hambantota. IATA code: HRI. It is the second international airport in the country, after Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. It was a pet project of previous presi...

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by juliuswong
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Malaysia Airlines Boeing 747s
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Malaysia Airlines Boeing 747s

Most of the later ones are now with charter airlines, like the one previously in retro colours. The earlier ones are now scrapped, or in storage for long time doubt they will see any service again. Two of the earlier ones (one with GE. The other PW) are now shuttling 787 fuselage between Japan and U...

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by juliuswong
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 36976

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varig_Flight_967

Apparently the Varig flight was never found to date. Possibly ditched into Pacific Ocean 40 years ago.
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Was reading missing aircraft online when I found this. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varig_Flight_967

Apparently the Varig flight was never found to date. Possibly ditched into Pacific Ocean 40 years ago.

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by juliuswong
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Past possible orders
Replies: 30
Views: 1970

Re: Past possible orders

These are some I could think off. Some mentioned above, some of them order was placed but due to change in strategy or going busted, the airframe was never delivered: Continental Airlines A330/340 TWA B757-300/A318 Braniff A320 (grey area on this IMO, they did take delivery but went out of service f...

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by juliuswong
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2020
Replies: 181
Views: 18449

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

I'll be flying TK for first time on my first visit to Turkey in April. It's FRA-IST in business on A330. I'm unsure of seats and their website is vague. Some places mention fully lie flat and other mentions angle lie flat. Can anyone confirm? Btw, it's A333 to IST and A332 return. This isn't a very...

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by juliuswong
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 23710

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

MaxiAir wrote:
9V-STP MSN 1146 was active with Hong Kong Airlines, wfu Feb2020

MSN 1146 was flown to CHR for storage two days ago.

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by juliuswong
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 23710

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

So does anyone know where those extra A330s are coming from? Is SQ going to rtire their remaining A333s soon? And what about SU? They have retired three of theirs in the last few months. SU airframes seems to be going to Thai AirAsia X and Corsair. To maintain source consistency, AC might be going ...

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by juliuswong
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64661

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer

Oh dear, this will not end up well, unless the rumoured China Government takeover turns out to be true. They have returned most of their A350, some brand new A330ceo/A350 are still looking for new owners, offloaded HK Express and some China based subsidiaries. Group wide they sold off Hilton shares,...

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by juliuswong
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Inflight magazines, brochures
Replies: 6
Views: 11474

Re: Inflight magazines, brochures

Zslot, nice to see here man. I have packed your stuff, may I have your address to check on the shipping fee? Please do drop me a private message. Thanks mate.

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by juliuswong
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways Plans To Buy 12 Boeing 777Xs Worth $5 Billion
Replies: 89
Views: 12664

Re: Bamboo Airways Plans To Buy 12 Boeing 777Xs Worth $5 Billion

Even with the large growth in Vietnam's economy and aviation industry, Bamboo expanding this much this soon might hurt them in the long run. Vietnam already has two large airlines (VN and VietJet) with their own niches and there might not be a room just yet for a third big airline. Bamboo probably ...

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by juliuswong
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue turns 20
Replies: 88
Views: 8712

Re: JetBlue turns 20

Congratulations to B6! I am not residing in US and have been following its up and down as a fan from far away in Asia. Not wanting to start a fire, but I am curious to know was B6 the airline Boeing turned down when they were looking to buy/lease new aircraft? Neeleman knew what WN paid Boeing for ...

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by juliuswong
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 10397

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Another A320ceo off the list, the mystery behind the Private order is now solved. Airbus A320-214 9313 HS-TYW Royal Thai Air Force ferried 14feb20 TLS-HAM, regd F-WJKH for cabin config ex F-WWIC Source: https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=2, https://aibfamily.flights/A320/93...

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by juliuswong
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Aviation Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 2259

Re: Korean Aviation Thread

After much false starts, Aero K finally took delivery of her first aircraft. ex-Virgin America A320ceo: Airbus A320-214 3135 HL8384 Aero K Airlines delivery 14feb20 GSO-SEA-ANC ex N631VA Source: https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=1 They formed an engineering JV with SIAEC a...

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by juliuswong
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757-200 Combi?
Replies: 29
Views: 5826

Re: 757-200 Combi?

Lots of close-but-inaccurate info on here. So... MO11 is an expert and has it mostly-correct. National took the "if we build it they will come" approach and ordered 4 combi conversions from PEMCO. PEMCO got to work, and had the earlier of the two conversion STCs out the door. Meanwhile, A...

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by juliuswong
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 100
Views: 12748

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

KLM formally apologise for "racist" toilet note. https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2020/02/14/covid-19-klm-apologises-after-airline-crew039s-039racist039-toilet-note-sparks-outrage-in-south-korea "On Friday, executives with KLM bowed as they publicly apologised at a news confer...

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by juliuswong
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria
Replies: 40
Views: 21205

Re: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria

https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/pod ... 17.article

The airframe 5N-DBK was flown to US for scrapping back in Dec 2019.
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The final report has been published. This is the summary https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/pod ... 17.article

The airframe 5N-DBK was flown to US for scrapping back in Dec 2019.

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by juliuswong
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MS Westerdam "rescue" flights
Replies: 18
Views: 4288

Re: MS Westerdam "rescue" flights

MH8763 - looks like it's getting ready to depart again. EDIT: Destination KL by the looks. If Malaysia government allows the passengers to fly to KL, why didn't they just allow the ship to dock there? At a Malaysian port facing the South China Sea? Or Johor Bahru? I would imagine that they all had ...

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by juliuswong
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue turns 20
Replies: 88
Views: 8712

Re: JetBlue turns 20

Congratulations to B6! I am not residing in US and have been following its up and down as a fan from far away in Asia.

Not wanting to start a fire, but I am curious to know was B6 the airline Boeing turned down when they were looking to buy/lease new aircraft?

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by juliuswong
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe
Replies: 130
Views: 10159

Re: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe

1 and 3 are the same issue; the Boeing tanker contract; the second article regards an individual procurement officer bad apple that was definitely not reflective of Boeing corporate policy. And all this involved Boeing Defense, not Boeing Commercial. Now if some of you were to tell me that Boeing d...

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by juliuswong
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe
Replies: 130
Views: 10159

Re: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe

I am waiting for Mr.Trump to act by slapping some huge tariffs on this crooks, at least Boeing was not so sleazy to gain customers. Airbus in my book is just as bad as Boeing, and both of them deserve to disappear, let Comac and Irkut bite their asses in Eurasia, only then they will learn how to be...

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by juliuswong
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 100
Views: 12748

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

The fact that the crew mentioned that they need to stay "healthy" in order to provide service to all passengers is insinuating they are discriminatory in nature. Koreans are very ethnocentric like Japanese, if KLM doesn't handles them tactfully, it will lead to a PR meltdown. So far, no po...

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by juliuswong
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 372
Views: 126804

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Is Etihad going to fly those planes, or are they NTU and will be sold/leased to another airline? In storage until EY figures out what to do with them. EY must take the delivery of these five as they are too way down the production before they cancelled the whole A350 order. Cancelling these five wi...

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by juliuswong
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some A350s and 787s are available for short-term lease
Replies: 14
Views: 6228

Re: Some A350s and 787s are available for short-term lease

Jetstar Pacific is basically Vietnam Airlines as they share a fleet. Indian airlines could use that capacity, and might just cover up the VN name short-term. Also, VN relies on the A321, its workhorse, to most of China and even to Japan and Korea. That’s a lot of planes that can’t fly as they have ...

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by juliuswong
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 372
Views: 126804

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Etihad fifth and last A350-1000 in Storage at Toulouse. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200211/bd6d9297c4fd435644912f98a93e4d3f.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Is Etihad going to fly those planes, or are they NTU and will be sold/leased to another airline? In storage until EY figures out ...

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by juliuswong
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some A350s and 787s are available for short-term lease
Replies: 14
Views: 6228

Re: Some A350s and 787s are available for short-term lease

Nothing to be alarming about with this though due to coronavirus outbreak and recent big capacity addition by many airlines all over. One can pick up used A330/B777 and other widebody at dirt cheap price. The industry is feeling the after-effect of production ramp up over the past few years. Adding ...

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by juliuswong
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations
Replies: 112
Views: 28856

Re: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations

Does anyone who what was the last flight operated by an Air Italy aircraft before the fleet was grounded? Based on FR24, last flight should be IG672 landed in MXP from SFU on 11th Feb 2020 2:14pm local time. Aircraft B737-86N EI-FNW Last A332 IG884 landed in MXP on same day 12:11pm local time from ...

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by juliuswong
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30692

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

The following airframe have been removed from services, and flown for storage/scrapping: A340-642 MSN 410 ZS-SNA MSN 417 ZS-SNB MSN 531 ZS-SND MSN 534 ZS-SNE MSN 557 ZS-SNG MSN 630 ZS-SNI A340-313X MSN 590 ZS-SXC MSN 643 ZS-SXD MSN 197 ZS-SXH Sparsely used A340-642 MSN 426 ZS-SNC MSN 547 ZS-SNF A340...

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by juliuswong
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk
Replies: 56
Views: 9145

Re: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk

Slowest evacuation ever. Sure lets all just take our sweet time, open the overhead bins and grab all our stuff. Makes me so angry seeing people do this.. In every single evacuation you see. You never know when something can go downhill quick, fuel can catch fire in an instant and lives can be lost....

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by juliuswong
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211176

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

A short run down of nation deploying airframe to rescue their citizens: Canada- HiFly A330-343E 9H-STY Brunei- Royal Brunei A320-232ceo V8-RBX Malaysia- AirAsia A320-251neo 9M-RAM UK and Ireland- Wamos B747-4H6 EC-KXN & Royal Air Force Boeing C-17 Globmaster III ZZ176 France- HiFly A380-841 9H-M...

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by juliuswong
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order
Replies: 79
Views: 18775

Re: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order

Are they still involved with the Cabo Verde airline? I remember they were planning on giving them some of the B757s as they were about to receive the MAXes. Pretty much still involved, they just appointed a new CEO previously with Loftleidir Icelandic as Senior vice president of sales and marketing...

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by juliuswong
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211176

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

See the relatively “new” second hand ex SQ A333 9H-TAJ sporting a new livery is in HKG today. Is the aircraft being used for evacuation flights ? FR24 had no results when I looked Coincidentally enough, I am looking at the same airframe now as we speak. The ADBS is currently tagged to 9H-STY, its o...

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by juliuswong
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211176

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

A QR 748F has just departed DOH for PVG with medical supplies onboard https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/1226427390357917696?s=20 Kudos to Qatar Government. Malaysia has also sent 2.4 tonnes of medical supplies ranging from face masks and gloves to goggles donated by the public in an effort to he...

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by juliuswong
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211176

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

Over 70 exhibitors have pulled out of the Singapore Air Show due to Coronavirus https://www.reuters.com/article/singapore-airshow-china-health/update-1-over-70-singapore-airshow-exhibitors-have-pulled-out-public-tickets-limited-organiser-idUSL4N2A902E Singapore has the 2nd most Coronavirus cases (4...

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by juliuswong
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211176

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

Not sure if this is mentioned, Royal Brunei sent their A320-232ceo V8-RBX to evacuate two Bruneians caught up in Wuhan on 7th Februrary 2020. The aircraft was disinfected and remained out of service for two days before retunring to service on 9th Feb 2020, doing a regional run to Surabaya. https://w...

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by juliuswong
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk
Replies: 56
Views: 9145

Re: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk

Utair wanted to retire another 7x B737 classic this year. One is now retired, only 6 to retire left for this year. They have already phased out 17 B737 classic now, replaced them by leased B737 NG in part; they will need the ordered MAX urgently. And they are already in big financial trouble, somet...

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by juliuswong
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk
Replies: 56
Views: 9145

Re: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk

https://youtu.be/GJ2tfRyW4uQ

That is one very hard landing.......
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KPDX wrote:
Holy hell... What is that.. 280 knots over the fence? ;)

https://youtu.be/GJ2tfRyW4uQ

That is one very hard landing.......

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by juliuswong
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 335
Views: 71970

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Orient Thai B747-422 HS-STA previously United N187UA, has been scrapped at BKK recently. She spent 18 years with United before moving on with OX for 5 years in 2001, retired for good in 2016. https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/boeing-747-hs-sta-orient-thai-airlines/rqz92r Have some photo of the ...

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by juliuswong
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49482

Re: PC2193 runway overrun at Instanbul (SAW)

God speed. Hope there is no casualty. It has been a challenging January for almost everyone, let's hope the rest of the year is more uneventful.

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by juliuswong
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe
Replies: 130
Views: 10159

Re: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe

With the information about fraudulent activities to date being quite damming, I wonder if this will open Airbus to civil legal action. For instance, if Boeing can prove Airbus's illegal actions resulted in a material loss to the company, they would be well within their rights to sue for damages. In...

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by juliuswong
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe
Replies: 130
Views: 10159

Re: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe

In summary: Taiwan's China Airlines- 14 A350-900 Taiwan's TransAsia Airways- An executive with Trans Asia Airways for 2 A330s and 18 A321neo United Arab Emirates's AirArabia- 44 A320ceo Nepal's Nepal Airlines- 2 A330-200ceo and 2 A320ceo Kuwait's Kuwait Airways- 25 A350 and A320neo China- Using sev...

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by juliuswong
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe
Replies: 130
Views: 10159

Re: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe

I am waiting for Mr.Trump to act by slapping some huge tariffs on this crooks, at least Boeing was not so sleazy to gain customers. Airbus in my book is just as bad as Boeing, and both of them deserve to disappear, let Comac and Irkut bite their asses in Eurasia, only then they will learn how to be...

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by juliuswong
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus under new Malaysia Investigation for bribing AirAsia
Replies: 98
Views: 12155

Re: Airbus under new Malaysia Investigation for bribing AirAsia

I stand corrected. AirAsia case involved two executives for F1 Team sponsorship for return on 55 Airbus A330neos unveiled in 2014 plus earlier agreements for 25 A330s, 64 A320neos and 36 A320s.

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by juliuswong
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe
Replies: 130
Views: 10159

Re: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe

In summary: Commercial Contract: Malaysia's AirAsia- Two executives for F1 Team sponsorship for return on 55 Airbus A330neos unveiled in 2014 plus earlier agreements for 25 A330s, 64 A320neos and 36 A320s. Sri Lanka's SriLankan Airlines- Wife of a SriLankan Airlines executive for 6 A330-300ceo/ 4 A3...

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by juliuswong
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Altavair to buy 38 aircraft from Etihad: A330s, 777s
Replies: 45
Views: 13339

Re: Altavair to buy 38 aircraft from Etihad: A330s, 777s

Altavair also owned their retired A345/346 fleet, they have been trying to sell/ lease them in the market, but no keen intererst at the moment except for European Aviation. No A340's disclosed in the Altavair portfolio, so perhaps back with Airbus or a related party. I stand corrected, Altavair bou...

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