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by aemoreira1981
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN
Replies: 50
Views: 8745

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

columba wrote:
Buying Condor and using the Condor brand for leisure longhaul flights......


With Air Berlin gone and a large part of its short haul swallowed up by the Lufthansa Group, I cannot see a reacquisition of Condor being allowed.

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A340-500 do the longest posible flights?
Replies: 29
Views: 2827

Re: Can the A340-500 do the longest posible flights?

The A340-500 was intended to do a flight like LHR-PER (a flight that now exists on a premium-heavy B789 nonstop both ways) nonstop eastbound, but the return trip would have required a fuel stop. Now, the higher-MTOW A345 was ordered by Kingfisher with 5 examples to do BLR-SFO, but Kingfisher went ka...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JetBlue orders 13 A321XLR and 10 A223
Replies: 50
Views: 9913

Re: Updated: JetBlue orders 13 A321XLR and 10 A223

A few interesting markets B6 should consider: Cologne/Bonn (CGN) Prague (PRG) Düsseldorf (DUS) Geneva (GVA) Berlin (TXL) All of these are a good mix of business and tourist traffic with very limited non-seasonal connectivity to North America. Exciting times ahead! Prague certainly not. PRG is seaso...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JetBlue orders 13 A321XLR and 10 A223
Replies: 50
Views: 9913

Re: Updated: JetBlue orders 13 A321XLR and 10 A223

I could definitely see B6 doing the Continental strategy of secondary Europe, plus seasonal services to places like PRG and FCO. As for the Americas, GRU could be a destination, but at 4130 nmi, that could be pushing it from JFK, depending on the configuration. HOWEVER, every South American capital ...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 10754

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

Holy moly, they are taking "high density" to new levels. On the other end of the scale, you can find Swiss who configures the A330-300 with 219 seats - less than half! Hendric I thought that was their A340s, with the A330s having 236. (Both -300 variant.) But you want low density? NH has ...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of delta ordering airbus 321xlr
Replies: 9
Views: 1253

Re: Chances of delta ordering airbus 321xlr

To replace the Delta One B752s, definitely. The newer B763s though don’t have a direct replacement.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways on the brink
Replies: 19
Views: 4019

Re: Adria Airways on the brink

Currently, LH doesn't fly to Slovenia on its own metal with any of their subsidiary. Are they prepared, with the induction of metal being returned from Lauda, to step in with Eurowings or Lufthansa CityLine if and when JP collapses? I'm reading the article right now in the OP...and I can't blame the...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 47
Views: 8567

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

If OZ and KE are so upset, why didn't they try PUS long-haul to Europe before AY thought of it? They probably know about AY's strategy of making HEL the DXB of the north.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 158
Views: 34054

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

For those wondering where UA will get a proper 757 for replacement if write off, they don’t need one. Could be they can increase 767 use, delay airframe retirement, take up non-international slack with other narrow bodies, etc. Also, United has 40 other frames like this. The major issue is that the...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 44
Views: 3971

Re: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?

Japan is densely populated (it's the size of California, but with a population of nearly 127 million), and there aren't enough slots to go around even operating these routes as frequent shuttles (Tokyo/Yokahoma and the area around it alone have nearly 37 million residents). A lot of these flights al...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines ending U.S. service
Replies: 19
Views: 6132

Re: AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines ending U.S. service

I would not be surprised if a large part was also attempting to compete with NYC-TLV one-stop traffic. However, to that end, PS retimed its JFK-KBP flight for better connections (KBP also has a flight from TLV that can feed the morning departure to JFK). However, KBP is also just within the range of...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 158
Views: 34054

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

N181AN and N182AN are also in the desert and have RR engines, and they're newer (1999 build) than N26123. Maybe AA would be willing to offload one for the right price? Good Question, IDK but historically UA hasn't been about acquiring second hand 757s. They got 3 ex-HA 763 recently, and even that w...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 158
Views: 34054

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

That will leave a nasty mark! The question is if that’s repairable. Did the main gear blow out to cause the nose gear to smash onto the runway? I see single runway operations when EWR reopens.

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes
Replies: 27
Views: 6946

Re: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes

A bit surprised that BOS isn’t first as that’s a same day cycle.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 61
Views: 9124

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

Still don’t understand why French crews can’t be on local contracts while airline is in Ireland . French easy crews were flying uk reg planes (now Austrian ) so why change to Malta? Are fence based aircraft going to be called Malta air ? Or are they flying Ryanair branded aircraft? Are Ryanair’s af...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it feasible for Aegean Airlines buy A321 ULR?
Replies: 15
Views: 1992

Re: Is it feasible for Aegean Airlines buy A321 ULR?

Aegean does not want to engage in long haul. It would rather feed CAI or IST for African service, or FRA for service to the Americas and Asia. That said, an A321XLR could be intriguing since ATH-MLE is less than 3400 nmi and ATH-SEZ only 3100 nmi...but would it be worth the extra MTOW and room to or...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 41
Views: 5568

Re: FedEx 757’s

My guess more 738s... they look decent: 5367317 It's a ways off anyways... the 757s are older but they still have useable life and good support in place. The plane says FedEx, but it's actually a BCF leased by West Atlantic from GECAS. That said, I'm surprised that FedEx doesn't consider expansion ...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan
Replies: 38
Views: 9709

Re: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan

Some parts might also have landed at 1251 6th. Could this be a CFIT, unintentionally crashing into the building?

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AviationAnalyst: "Royal Jordanian Assess A220, E2 & will announce this month"
Replies: 17
Views: 2298

Re: AviationAnalyst: "Royal Jordanian Assess A220, E2 & will announce this month"

Macquarie Bank has an order book for BCS3 aircraft. That could make good sense, although some of RJ's fleet assignments on short haul make no sense, as for example, on AMM-IST or AMM-TLV, RJ will send anything out on it. The aircraft that RJ would want to replace are their four Embraer E-Jets, which...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Czech Airlines (CSA)
Replies: 1
Views: 859

Re: The future of Czech Airlines (CSA)

There are still the five A319s owned by Smartwings (via the acquisition of CSA), plus a leased A319 due soon. All of the owned A319s have been leased out to Eurowings. The one B738 repainted in CSA livery is likely to protect the trademark. I suspect that older B738s within the group will be transfe...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-800 lease rates increasing
Replies: 33
Views: 6055

Re: 737-800 lease rates increasing

Why is this thread focused on the 737-800? What makes it so different from operators' interest in the 737-900 or 737-700? The Boeing 737-700: generally too small for many carriers, with values approaching scrap; the value would already be scrap if not for Southwest Airlines, operator of nearly half...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 95
Views: 14836

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Another thing that I'm surprised no one has mentioned is that the narrowbodies of the '70's did not have the range that they do today. The old 737-200s and 727-200s could only fly about 1400 miles if full. Thus, if an airline wanted to do a trans-con or something almost trans-con, you needed a DC10...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Airports with spotting groups
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Airports with spotting groups

There is one for JFK, LGA, and EWR as well on Facebook (and Messenger). This becomes especially important locally when the United Nations is in session.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 147
Views: 24946

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

I think it will be a combination of B789 and B78X to replace the 230t MTOW A330s. They’re pretty satisfied with their GE-powered units.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 40346

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Because JFK is slot restricted, I’d be surprised if all of the thinner JFK routes didn’t move to BOS, with BOS-JFK moving to all mainline. This is a case of: we love NY but it’s crowded. This is similar to UA at EWR (except gate constraints), where that’s becoming increasingly mainline.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 51962

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Almost certainly a lock for PHL and PHX if ordered. Given the AA retreat from JFK, I'd be surprised if any of these go to JFK, as these would basically be Hawaii birds (PHX) and TATL birds (PHL). It then puts pressure on UA to do the same, as the B39M isn't large enough to do TATL and have Polaris o...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route
Replies: 29
Views: 9214

Re: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route

At least it isn't as short as AMM-TLV (which may not even get pressurized as the cruising altitude is 8,000 feet); this is sometimes operated on a B788.

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 31, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?
Replies: 53
Views: 9213

Re: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?

I get why the B763s were returned to the lessors...unfavorable lease terms. Had the TWA B752s been RR-powered, would AA have kept them? To answer "power by the hour", if an aircraft lease is by that, the airline pays the lessor only based on when the plane is in the air, and only parking f...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 29, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio
Replies: 88
Views: 8591

Re: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio

Ziyulu wrote:
Do Mississippi and Alabama have trans-Atlantic flights?


No, but Nashville does. BNA is close to the US headquarters of Nissan.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 29, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio
Replies: 88
Views: 8591

Re: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio

As for full-service carriers---one can fly Delta Connection to DTW or JFK, United Express to EWR or ORD, American Eagle to PHL or ORD, or Air Canada Express to YYZ, and connect there. By that logic, why does anyone not in a hub have a flight to Europe? Yet places like PIT, IND, and CVG all do. Busi...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 29, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is TK going to EWR or not?
Replies: 20
Views: 3757

Re: Is TK going to EWR or not?

United is not philosophically opposed to co-locating with its joint venture or Star Alliance partners...the problem is two-fold: 1) Nearly all of the relevant UA North American gateways (EWR, IAH, IAD, SFO, LAX, and ORD to a degree) suffer from a shortage of useful gate space during the key departu...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 29, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio
Replies: 88
Views: 8591

Re: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio

Ohio had 3 flights last year, it's just that one airline went bankrupt and the other is struggling and had to make cuts. Give it some time and the flights will come back The other isn't really struggling. It's the MAX grounding that canceled the flight for the 2019 season, as CLE-KEF was likely to ...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 29, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is TK going to EWR or not?
Replies: 20
Views: 3757

Re: Is TK going to EWR or not?

Who got the WOW Air slot and what was the process for acquiring it. Would have thought TK could have got that one. WW used Gate 57, which is a narrow-body gate only. The best way in might be if TK can negotiate with EI for Gate 55, but that would require EI to down-gauge EI101/0 to an A321LR year-r...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue May 28, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining 737-200s in service
Replies: 32
Views: 5660

Re: Remaining 737-200s in service

Going through the Planespotters database, I noted that the remaining active fleet is as follows, with 107 remaining in service or due to enter service with an airline: Bangladesh (1) Sky Capital Cargo: 1 Bolivia (5) TAM (Air Force): 5 Canada (17) (+ 2 planned) Air Inuit: 3 Air North: 1 Canadian Nor...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun May 26, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Air Portugal To Start Lisbon-Banjul
Replies: 35
Views: 6557

Re: Tap Air Portugal To Start Lisbon-Banjul

I’m surprised that it’s on an A320, when a Portugalia Embraer 195 could be the route starter 4 times weekly, with a current Portugalia Europe route upgraded to mainline.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun May 26, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EuroAtlantic 767 interiors
Replies: 20
Views: 2412

Re: EuroAtlantic 767 interiors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1ztV4Rk57U

2-4-2 on a 767 is very tight...


YU will reconfigure the plane based on airline desires. The 2-4-2 is likely in a high-density configuration (which is why they only fly 8-door B763s).
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Ishrion wrote:
Uhh something like this I think? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1ztV4Rk57U

2-4-2 on a 767 is very tight...


YU will reconfigure the plane based on airline desires. The 2-4-2 is likely in a high-density configuration (which is why they only fly 8-door B763s).

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by aemoreira1981
Sun May 26, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?
Replies: 33
Views: 3926

Re: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?

When I am looking the load factor on some popular UA's international routes like EWR-LHR, SFO-PVG/HKG/SIN,etc... The J class seats are always full but not the Y class(In low season the business class is still nearly 100% full and plenty of empty seats in economy class). So, I can see more demand th...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 24, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding
Replies: 61
Views: 6542

Re: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding

There are two airlines in particular who would be hit hard as they have the MAX but no NG: Air Canada and Icelandair. Has either filed for compensation?

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 24, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline: Air Antwerpen launched by KLM & CityJet
Replies: 25
Views: 5466

Re: New airline: Air Antwerpen launched by KLM & CityJet

65,000€ investment? It cannot go far with this level of financing The initial capital also struck me as quite low (I didn’t know I could afford to open an airline ;) but you have to have in mind that the shareholders might provide the money for the company in other ways (loans etc.) They will lease...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 24, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 236
Views: 20969

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the Republic of Costa Rica does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards and has been assigned a Category 2 The FAA warns that DGAC -Costa Rican civil aviation...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 24, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?
Replies: 35
Views: 4707

Re: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?

Not technically a US Domestic flight, but AC operates 333s daily between Montreal and Toronto, which is a 272 NM trip. Again, that's hub to hub though. Isn't that a tack-on though? Usually that's a flight to and from GVA, which exists almost exclusively because of the UN? (This is what justifies LX...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 24, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada suspends YYZ-DEL June/July 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2496

Re: Air Canada suspends YYZ-DEL June/July 2019

Any plan to up-gauge YVR-DEL, which is better timed for connecting traffic to India as a red-eye? (This arrives in the early morning and departs after sunrise.) As for where two additional B789 flights could go...one could go to a transcon like YYZ-LAX or YVR-EWR (to make that a daily B789 instead o...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 24, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines on the edge
Replies: 32
Views: 3881

Re: Airlines on the edge

I would say American Airlines just because of its immense debt load. In the USA, I would say that B6 is perhaps in the best shape on this as almost all of their Airbus fleet is owned, with a significant portion paid off. That said, Delta probably has a lot of exposure outside of the USA, especially ...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 24, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated
Replies: 53
Views: 7115

Re: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated

What are the odds that G3 becomes Delta Brazil? I see this helping LATAM consolidate all operations in Santiago, but must planes remain on the Brazil registry? Since last year, Brazilian legislation allows Brazilian airlines to operate foreign registered planes. In fact, LATAM Brazil has been opera...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu May 23, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30273

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Fallout from the Northern Pakistan airspace issue? ++++++++ Air Canada suspends Toronto – Delhi in June/July 2019 Air Canada in a recent schedule update filed service changes for the Toronto – Delhi route, as the airline temporary suspends this service from 15JUN19 to 31JUL19 (YYZ departure). This ...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu May 23, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated
Replies: 53
Views: 7115

Re: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated

What are the odds that G3 becomes Delta Brazil? I see this helping LATAM consolidate all operations in Santiago, but must planes remain on the Brazil registry?

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 22, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 52
Views: 7349

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

Meanwhile, KLM will lose business to Lufthansa on service to Bangalore. BLR is served daily by LH with a B748 with first class (flights by LH to BOM do not have first class as they are on the B744). After BOM and DEL, I would argue that BLR is the most premium destination in India. KLM needs to max ...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 22, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42287

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Without the A380, there is likely no A350XWB, as the A350XWB, the only recent clean-sheet wide-body from Airbus other than the A380, ported technology from the A380. The cockpit layout and controls are similar between the two, for starters. (The A300, A310, A330ceo/neo, and A340 all share the same f...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue May 21, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 36758

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

I wonder if existing planes can be upgraded to this new MTOW variant. Reading this: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2019-05-21/airbus-increases-a220-maximum-takeoff-weight?amp Airbus achieved the performance increase by taking credit of existing structural and systems margins ...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue May 21, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53385

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

AKL-GRU is 15 hours flying time so it’s do able using their B789 or B77W. Commercially speaking its way better replacing their 8 B772ERs with 8-10 B789s of which they already operate 13 examples. NYC-AKL isnt a big market to begin with ie 17,000 annual pax in 2018. There is no point ordering a B778...

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