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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of N777UA?
Replies: 15
Views: 4295

Re: Fate of N777UA?

Along those lines has it been decided if they will even return the 777's with the PW engines to service with the required retrofits or just send them to the boneyard? Also have they announced when the required retrofits will be available? UA was planning for at least another 6 years of service. Now...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie adds EWR-MXP & TLV (Via ORY)
Replies: 25
Views: 2482

Re: La Compagnie adds EWR-MXP & TLV (Via ORY)

Hopeful to see B6 offer EWR-MXP soon after the London routes kick off. La Compagnie's product is nice, but Jetblue's mint is a step above. What? 0% chance. That's not a city they have even looked at and it would never be from ewr. I'm not even sure that's in realistic range for their 321s It would ...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order
Replies: 163
Views: 26254

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

If DL is acquiring a bunch of ex-JT B739(ER)s, how would this ultimately affect the value of other used frames? JT is the only operator outside of the USA that is a B739(ER) operator of scale. (Besides them, the only major airline not in the USA that ordered the B739(ER) new and not from a lessor wa...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MHT announce new carrier 16 June
Replies: 64
Views: 8633

Re: MHT announce new carrier 16 June

NK seems odd to me, since NK (at least until recently) had been an ultra-conservative airline in terms of growth, but with many new planes, they need to fly them somewhere. Also, Spirit does serve BOS already.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 5.5bn Loss
Replies: 65
Views: 10563

Re: Emirates 5.5bn Loss

Of all the bad-scenarios they could have analyzed and figured out a way to insulate themselves against for survival, the pandemic was something that they (nor anyone else) could have foreseen and, unfortunately for them, has had the most severe impact. Their only plan was to drive others out of bus...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cargo Announces First Routes
Replies: 21
Views: 5086

Re: Air Canada Cargo Announces First Routes

I am a bit surprised that YVR isn’t a consideration. Also, would AC be interested in sending out older A321s for conversion?

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 5.5bn Loss
Replies: 65
Views: 10563

Re: Emirates 5.5bn Loss

I have to wonder how many more A380s will be parked, along with routes moved to FZ, especially with the MAX returning. They’re an airline begging to have the B789/B78X in their fleet, which would enable a single wide body pilot group down the line. (The 777 will be needed for cargo.)

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 14866

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

Sorry but a 737 replacement isn’t coming until there’s a massive step change in engine technology. As it stands now they would be investing billions for diminishing returns. The issue may be that the 737 is so low to the ground. You can put more powerful engines on the neo as it’s higher; there is ...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 250
Views: 41495

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

I'm a cynic during negotiations, but if Boeing can clise the UA and FR deals as well as the already announced AS and WN orders, it gives momentum to the MAX. I consider this order likely. The A220 would require a really good offer to UA to be considered as they would, in my opinion, only buy a larg...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 250
Views: 41495

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

Certainly possible that they would convert the A350 orders into a larger order of A321s. Airbus keeps the same order value (or close), United gets to downsize the widebody fleet while keeping capability and gets the A321NEO for the routes where it makes more sense than a MAX 10. United didn't do so...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 250
Views: 41495

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

The MAX 8 would be to replace their old -700s and also their aging A319/A320 fleet. As for the XLR, will it be on par with the 757 on hot and high performance to replace the former Continental frames? (I expect more MAX 10s as well to maximize a 4 flight attendant cabin, and for premium transcon bet...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR returns to JFK
Replies: 26
Views: 4792

Re: AR returns to JFK

I have to wonder why the return flight isn't pushed back by 2 hours. If it's only being flown 3 times weekly, make it actually connect to flights at EZE.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Similar downwinds to different airports?
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Similar downwinds to different airports?

Today, before thunderstorms struck the northeast USA, in the early afternoon, to avoid electrical storm activity to the west of EWR, but because the winds were basically down the 22s, EWR and LGA were sharing an arrival stream over the Hudson River, with EWR traffic from the south turning west befor...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 84
Views: 13713

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

I can't understand why GA would ditch the order for the A338 and keep the 77W unless the answer is they own the latter and can't sell them. Far too much plane for GA given the routes they operate and uncertainty in the market. Frankly, a simplified fleet of 1 narrowbody type (737 or A320 family), 1...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential A321XLR Routes
Replies: 16
Views: 2339

Re: Potential A321XLR Routes

stgs1988 wrote:
Question with regards to range. When a manufacturer advertises the 'range' of an aircraft; is it on MTOW, empty or what? Thanks!


With a specific configuration. For instance, the B789 range is 7635 nmi at J30Y260. MF is the only carrier that has chosen that exact configuration.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 84
Views: 13713

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

GA needs to retire its six A333s at the low MTOW range. The two B735s still on the QG roster should also be permanently decommissioned and scrapped, and the B77Ws are definitely too big for GA...so that's 18 planes off the bat to remove from the fleet. Then the 18 CRJXs are gone too, with only Air N...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59178

Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Could going after Delta's stronghold in Africa be a potential announcement? From the USA to western Africa, Delta has historically been unchallenged, but the Boeing 787-8 seems like the perfect aircraft on which to challenge Delta. The question is: from IAD, which is already a base for the B788, but...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese airlines Air Do and Solaseed Air reported to merge in 2022
Replies: 24
Views: 4203

Re: Japanese airlines Air Do and Solaseed Air reported to merge in 2022

BTW, what airplane type will they fly as an LCC ? A320s, MAXs, A220s, E2 ? I'm assuming no SpaceJet is in the cards after the program has been halted by MHI. Cheers, Docmtl Currently Solaseed flies the B738 and Air Do flies the B737 (73G) and the B763. I would expect the B738 and maybe a few B788s ...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”
Replies: 37
Views: 3953

Re: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”

New York to Florida routes.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun May 30, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to increase production of A320neo
Replies: 19
Views: 5608

Re: Airbus to increase production of A320neo

I have to wonder what airlines might use this to accelerate deliveries, especially with the A321neo being the rage now. (I presume this means across the entire 6-abreast neo family.) I would think that IndiGo would definitely be one.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun May 30, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al shareholder to take large stake in Cypriot carrier Tus Airways
Replies: 7
Views: 1738

Re: El Al shareholder to take large stake in Cypriot carrier Tus Airways

I have to wonder if this may be a way to get work in for Eastern Airlines 767 pilots...operating longer flights for Tus Airways, or where extra capacity is needed, once the planes are reconfigured from their former Qantas configuration.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 26, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates adds MIA from July 21st, 2021
Replies: 46
Views: 9173

Re: Emirates adds MIA from July 21st, 2021

If it's cruise driven, this makes no sense given how the cruise lines refuse to sail from Florida because of problems on the end of the state's government. That means that adding MIA has to be cargo driven, possibly via a fifth freedom such as BCN (which would indicate Inditex cargo).

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by aemoreira1981
Mon May 24, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 26756

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

IF this guy ends up dead, the Captain should be charged with manslaughter. Where was his backbone in this? It has emerged that people in the cabin where pretty well informed of what was going on, if no one stands up to the thugs, it leaves civil society wide open to every brainless ruthless idiot o...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon May 24, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 26756

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

For all those who think there should be serious repercussions for Russia... please try to think about the real world. Without any hard evidence that Russia was actively involved, Putin will push the line of "Russia had no involvement, I believe you follow innocent until proven guilty, etc...&q...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon May 24, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 26756

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

At this point , Belarus has officially become a terrorist state. There will be serious repercussions. I would imagine the seizure of Belarussian foreign assets is imminent. What assets do you have in mind? Belarus is in debt to plenty of people. Their assets outside of Belarus would be seized under...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun May 23, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered
Replies: 68
Views: 9757

Re: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered

The clean-sheet Embraer 190 and its stretched cousin, the Embraer 195, were also available by this point. Each would have taken away any remaining Boeing 717 (MD-95) interest.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun May 23, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 26756

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

I wouldn't be too surprised if Russia accidentally intercepts a few EU airliners in the future for some political leverage. Europe is a nice idea but a very weak and dependent region. I don't even expect any serious reaction to Belarus now. Belarus is in the IIHF tourney right now. They scored an u...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun May 23, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 26756

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

Not sure how reliable this is, but...https://twitter.com/TadeuszGiczan/status/1396446650718117890 KGB operatives initiated a fight and claimed an IED on board, just before the plane would have left Belarussian airspace. If the EU is serious, they would also deny overflight to airlines under the jur...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun May 23, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 26756

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

Not sure how reliable this is, but...https://twitter.com/TadeuszGiczan/status/1396446650718117890 KGB operatives initiated a fight and claimed an IED on board, just before the plane would have left Belarussian airspace. If the EU is serious, they would also deny overflight to airlines under the juri...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun May 23, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV halting operations?
Replies: 68
Views: 18513

Re: TLV halting operations?

Actually, ETM airport was built with intention to replace TLV when needed after VDA airport failed to do so in 2014. It has a 3.6 km runway (originally planned to be 3.1), it has tarmac way larger than needed in regular times and there are 2 large shads next to the terminal that can be used as an e...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu May 20, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let's buy a BAC 1-11
Replies: 50
Views: 7649

Re: Let's buy a BAC 1-11

Why can't they just be maintained by the Romanian government as museum pieces? Also keep in mind that the type certificate for the BAC One-Eleven was withdrawn in 2010. Even so, it kept flying until May 6, 2019 when Northrop Grumman retired its own. And then it was scrapped in Baltimore...a nearly ...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 19, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of MIami Air ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2363

Re: Status of MIami Air ?

World Atlantic might be trying to transition to the 737 NG. They have an MD-80 fleet now, but last call went out for parts long ago. As for N778MA, is it owned by FI (and managed by BBAM)? Even though FI never operated the 737 NG, it did order 20 and this frame is a 737-808 frame, 08 being the FI Bo...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 19, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 161
Views: 26263

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

That's a pretty horrible schedule on the return from LHR for aircraft utilization, although I might suspect it may have to do with gate availability on the JFK end for an international flight (remember that TAP would need gate 30 at T5). It would be interesting if they could get into the AA/BA JV th...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 19, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let's buy a BAC 1-11
Replies: 50
Views: 7649

Re: Let's buy a BAC 1-11

Why can't they just be maintained by the Romanian government as museum pieces? Also keep in mind that the type certificate for the BAC One-Eleven was withdrawn in 2010.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu May 13, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV halting operations?
Replies: 68
Views: 18513

Re: TLV halting operations?

The targeting of ETM is crucial, because that's what allows LY to dispatch its return flights, using ETM as the alternate, since Ramon is the only other airport in Israel aside from Ben Gurion that can handle mainline jet aircraft (that isn't a military-only airfield).

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by aemoreira1981
Thu May 13, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220
Replies: 139
Views: 19028

Re: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220

I have to wonder why Airbus didn't can the A319neo completely...at hot and high, the A320neo is just as capable as the A319 is at hot and high airports. That would make the A220-300 basically unchallenged in the 150-seat market. Airbus is competing against itself, especially since the range differen...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 12, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV halting operations?
Replies: 68
Views: 18513

Re: TLV halting operations?

Secondary question: how are cargo goods, including critical medical supplies, being moved out of Israel? (Teva and Perrigo’s Israeli division are major drug manufacturers there.)

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 12, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 13493

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

Safe to say that that Metroliner is a loss. But I'm amazed that the plane was able to get on the ground in one piece. At least Key Lime Air can salvage it for parts and then scrap what cannot be reused.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 12, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV halting operations?
Replies: 68
Views: 18513

Re: TLV halting operations?

IADFCO wrote:
Are there any alternate airports within Israel that could accommodate at least an A320 or a B737? For example, in an emergency, would commercial airliners be allowed to land at a military airport?


Normally, Ramon Airport (ETM) is the alternate if TLV is unavailable.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue May 11, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV halting operations?
Replies: 68
Views: 18513

Re: TLV halting operations?

I have to wonder if CAI or ETM is an available alternate.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu May 06, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal to begin DSS-JFK/IAD
Replies: 39
Views: 7847

Re: Air Senegal to begin DSS-JFK/IAD

Same reason why RJ still does AMM-YUL-DTW in winter. Not enough demand for stand alone YUL and DTW service during the winter months. It’s most likely the same reason here. Does Canada require everyone to clear immigration and customs at YUL? (As for DTW in winter---it could be made seasonal and pas...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 05, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal to begin DSS-JFK/IAD
Replies: 39
Views: 7847

Re: Air Senegal to begin DSS-JFK/IAD

I honestly don’t get why not once weekly to IAD and twice weekly to JFK, each as terminator.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 05, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 271
Views: 53151

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

Wasn't it more logical to boost A350 deliveries and let A343s go while B789s can be divided between group airlines? We don't know exactly what LH was offered, but we do know the 787s have 2022 delivery whereas the A350s have 2027-8 delivery so delivery date probably was a factor. It could also help...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ecuatoriana coming back
Replies: 25
Views: 8871

Re: Ecuatoriana coming back

The DH8D makes sense for them. But the B712 isn’t a good idea since the last call for parts will likely be very soon. I would say the Embraer 190/195 instead, especially the former JetBlue, American (4 aren’t bound for Australia), Avianca, or Azul frames.

4-5 Dash 8s and 3-4 E190s sounds ideal.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JU launches ROV, Resumes KRR and LED, boosts frequencies
Replies: 22
Views: 3443

Re: JU launches ROV, Resumes KRR and LED, boosts frequencies

Not surprised about SVO. Aeroflot has upgauged BEG from an A321 to an A333 or a B77W on some days. Air Serbia will likely use the A320 or the A332.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada phasing out a 777-300ER
Replies: 50
Views: 14819

Re: Air Canada phasing out a 777-300ER

Westjet would enter the Asia game with the 789. They are not going to be introducing 77Ws into their fleet. That is true. But it would end the virtual monopoly Air Canada has. As for the B77L, there is only a 2 seat difference (although 10 in J) between that and the B789. Does AC have a monopoly th...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada phasing out a 777-300ER
Replies: 50
Views: 14819

Re: Air Canada phasing out a 777-300ER

In terms of the B77W, Air Canada or a foreign carrier was usually the only option long haul. However, WestJet is now entering the game in earnest, and I would not be surprised to see them enter the Asia game, possibly with Korean Air. Westjet would enter the Asia game with the 789. They are not goi...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada phasing out a 777-300ER
Replies: 50
Views: 14819

Re: Air Canada phasing out a 777-300ER

In terms of the B77W, Air Canada or a foreign carrier was usually the only option long haul. However, WestJet is now entering the game in earnest, and I would not be surprised to see them enter the Asia game, possibly with Korean Air.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada phasing out a 777-300ER
Replies: 50
Views: 14819

Re: Air Canada phasing out a 777-300ER

Air Canada has what has to be the world densest 77W with 450 seats and only 6 bathrooms in economy. They probably don't need such a huge airplane right now. AC has a large fleet of 787-9 which can serve all their routes with enough capacity. AC will be facing a 777 fleet decision in the next few ye...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 79
Views: 10447

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2021

Seems Mango has been arrears with creditors for several months and aircraft lessors have given them an ultimatum, pay up, or park our aircraft effective 1 May. https://www.news24.com/fin24/companies/industrial/just-in-mango-to-be-temporarily-mothballed-due-to-lack-of-funds-20210422 With the BCF mar...

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