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by aemoreira1981
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender
Replies: 140
Views: 21511

Re: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender

https://twitter.com/officialgmoore/status/1452742259200430093?s=21 And as we expected. Major for win Boeing All 160 jets to be 737 MAX Great catch. I wonder if its the MAX 8 200s for Transavia airlines and a MAX 8/10 mixture for KLM. Wasn't there a rumor that an unidentified order was placed a few ...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 890
Views: 232201

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER

I see DL opperating 3 fleets: 1. High utilization, this was 739ER transitioning to A321NEO 2. Mid utilization, was 737NG and A320, I see the 739s in this role 3. Low utilization. This was MD-80/90, 717. Aircraft age into this category or are only bought used. So your points are valid. DL just needs...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 533
Views: 132487

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

Also this means that there is huge overlap with the 350s and 777s. I’m guessing they will be A359s, which are much smaller than the 77W LX operates. I could see the B77Ws being swapped to LH with a denser configuration to replace the B744s. The A359 makes much more sense at LX, as a premium-heavy a...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 890
Views: 232201

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER

DL's approach to enlarging their fleet seems to be to buy as many used aircraft as possible, fix them up and then buy only what they have to buy from the manufacturers. This isn't a bad idea, because it saves them a ton of money. They profited by leasing used 717s from WN who wanted to dump the air...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!
Replies: 71
Views: 14742

Re: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!

But when are UK vaccinated residents going to be allowed in the USA? Last I heard it will be “Sometime in early November”. I can’t imagine BA will start all these flights on November 1 without the USA reciprocity in place. Are there seats for sale already on all these flights? Are these just place ...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Oct 19, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?
Replies: 73
Views: 11629

Re: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?

1. Does the Fokker have the avionics for the new engines and predictive maintenance? 2. How far away is this? 3. I believe the E2 sales are suffering on range, how to fix this? There is a cost to breaking fleet commonality. JetBlue has nice costs (slide 9 of pdf link, if you sum up the numbers) for...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Oct 19, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al to takeover Arkia ?
Replies: 1
Views: 593

Re: El Al to takeover Arkia ?

I have to wonder if this would be allowed under anti-trust legislation. Remember that a merger with 6H was disallowed. Fleet-wise, the Embraer fleet could work very well on their few domestic routes, but I see the two remaining A321LRs being sold (one was already sold to a lessor and went to another...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Oct 19, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2009
Views: 480239

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

I have to wonder when AZ (ITY) will begin its long haul services.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds Weekend LAX/MCO-PTY, Adds Weekend frequency to ATL-PTY
Replies: 43
Views: 7036

Re: DL Adds Weekend LAX/MCO-PTY, Adds Weekend frequency to ATL-PTY

What equipment is DL now using on ATL-PTY? I would not be surprised to see CM respond with the MAX 9.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 25051

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

UA was smart to roll out their mandate when they did. They now have an almost (save approximately 300 ppl) 100% vaccinated workforce. They also got it done before the massive drama started with other airlines making the call closer to the deadline imposed by the federal mandate. UA is the airline e...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 25051

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

The mandate is still there, it is now on how to handle exemptions. Lightsaber My company is largely federal contractors and we were told today they still have no official guidance on how to adjudicate the exemption requests It is looking as though the circuit courts are going to split, meaning ther...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 25051

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

What is the rate of vaccination for B6? They have a large international network for an airline of its size. As for the United vaccine mandate, UA should immediately appeal on the grounds that the case was filed in the wrong court (it should have been filed in Chicago, where the carrier is headquarte...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20982

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

It would take one regional a huge risk taking on a new 50 seat prop.. if they got a long term 15+ year contract from multiple majors to say run 25-50 (for a total of 100-150 AC )aircraft each. It could work. But say 4 small regionals fighting for 10-40 aircraft each wouldn't work… But if EMB built ...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20982

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

No, it's not. At such short sectors the speed of the aircraft hardly matters, the amount of time the aircraft can fly at cruise speed is very limited and it's not like the difference is that big. In the end the difference would be no more than a few minutes. Cruise speed only makes a difference on ...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days
Replies: 160
Views: 26903

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

While the attention is on A220s and E2s, I could see a short term strategy of more used 717s and Embraer 190s. Replacing the 25-30 year old Fokkers with lower cost used 15-20 year airplanes could work for 5-10 years. A wild card here is that Alliance is set to grow its Embraer fleet to 32 planes. I...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Fleet Renewal
Replies: 43
Views: 9167

Re: Icelandair Fleet Renewal

The issue is likely around replacing the Boeing 767 fleet. I have to wonder if the B788 is too large or heavy as a replacement. The B752 would likely be replaced by the B38M and B39M. By 2030, I see FI operating secondhand B788s, plus B38Ms and B39Ms.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days
Replies: 160
Views: 26903

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

I think the Fokkers and 717 were preferred for being less vunerable for FOD from the inland runways used. Replacing them with E2s, NEO or MAX wouldnt really address that challenge. Can't they find young CRJ900s until E3s become available? The E190s could be shifted to western Australia for FIFO ope...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days
Replies: 160
Views: 26903

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

For mainline, this sounds as though it should be B38M and B3XM, going to smaller planes on transcon...and the MAX 10 can be configured to exactly 200 seats with a domestic first class. For Link, I would be surprised if the E290 doesn't win out. The BCS1 is too large a plane and the BCS3 is A319-size...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two previously retired SQ A380s are being scrapped in Singapore
Replies: 35
Views: 7618

Re: Two previously retired SQ A380s are being scrapped in Singapore

Noshow wrote:
Wouldn't they be the perfect P2F candidates now with express cargo booming and all the chip logistics delays? Singapore is great at conversions.


Not many airports can accept the A380. At least the B748 is only a higher code because of wingspan.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 337
Views: 76447

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

Wide-body passenger service to SWF, which currently can only normally support sun destinations, primarily on A320 family aircraft? (There are wide-body freight services and the airfield is still a military one.) I don't see this lasting beyond one season. The connections to NYC are pretty long. Add ...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 17649

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

It may be CFM that is the issue rather than Boeing, with Delta growing its B739 fleet. Keep in mind that Delta’s A321neos will be powered by PW engines, and that issues with CFM likely cost Boeing that order. It may not be MAX v. Neo, but Delta v. CFM. Going with Pratt and Whitney was a surprise giv...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 90
Views: 14236

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

Sooner787 wrote:
How about Air China? Their whole fleet looks retro :)


Except for the tail logo, the livery was inherited from CAAC when it was an airline. The IATA and ICAO codes were also inherited from CAAC (airline).

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 20510

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

The A319NEO and the 737-7MAX face the same issue, they are application based and not market based? Hardly. Other than Spirit, there are no meaningful orders for 319neos, and only orders for 73 total. There are 234 orders for the 737-7 from WN alone, the bluest of blue chip customers, which ordered ...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 years ago: NW and DL both file CH11 bankruptcy at nearly the same time
Replies: 58
Views: 8868

Re: 16 years ago: NW and DL both file CH11 bankruptcy at nearly the same time

DL was not necessarily in a better position. They just happened to be bigger at the time. Still remember all the labor strife NW had after bankruptcy due to abrogating the AMFA contract with the mechanics. The flight attendants were unhappy as well. Rough time at the carriers, bur worth it. The oth...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz
Replies: 84
Views: 14873

Re: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz

How many planes in the W6/W9/5W fleet are actually owned? (I ask because at F9 in the USA, which is similar to W6/W9/5W, only one aircraft is owned, while none of the Y4 fleet is owned.) NK similarly used to have a clean balance sheet because it was entirely leased a few years ago. Now its fleet is ...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air in talks over large Airbus jet order (at least100)
Replies: 26
Views: 6279

Re: Wizz Air in talks over large Airbus jet order (at least100)

Might be for the A321XLR...not for the increased range per se, but for the increased MTOW in a max density configuration. I would be shocked if some current A321neo orders aren't converted to A321XLR.

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2021
Replies: 86
Views: 11648

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2021

A Turkish Airline A330 found itself flying over Istanbul for four hours with a failed engine.TK42 departed for Johannesburg and found itself in trouble during the initial climb after the left engine emitted several loud noises and flames for a few seconds. The plane finally landed safely four hours...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz
Replies: 84
Views: 14873

Re: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz

VS4ever wrote:
first salvo fired. If Indigo/Wizz are serious, they will be back.. this won't be the last offer made.


IAG kept pursuing EI and they succeeded on the third try. There isn’t too much overlap in networks…Wizz serves mostly Eastern Europe and the Gulf while EasyJet serves Western Europe primarily.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 794
Views: 144201

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Curious: does YVR-EWR have a resumption date yet?

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 226
Views: 21169

Re: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Does anyone know what’s happening with Ryanair’s East Midlands operation? No flights are bookable from December 31st onwards? Is MOL extorting Boris Johnson to lower the APD? :D Yes of course and NI too. He’d be nuts not to. I'm surprised that there isn't a mass voter call to do so. The APD has to ...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding Orange County to Aspen
Replies: 48
Views: 8136

Re: United adding Orange County to Aspen

Is there a reason why UA isn’t giving a few CRJ550s back to SkyWest (who is the lessor for some of them) for ASE as United Express? Could that fly out of ASE?

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 226
Views: 21169

Re: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I have to wonder how many of the MAX 8-200s will be converted to MAX 10s, especially if that order is not complete by the time the MAX 10 is ready for production.

Also, with Lauda now to go all Boeing, how many 737-800s or MAX 8-200s will be allocated to Lauda?

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 03, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will airlines do when Boeing replaces the 737?
Replies: 36
Views: 7824

Re: The Approaching Fork in the Road

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” has been a corporate philosophy for a long time. Until something comes along the breaks the mold and makes economic sense to absorb the costs of switching, your grandchildren’s children will still be flying on 737’s. The problem is that the 737's limit has been rea...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Sep 01, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Jet2 orders 36 Airbus A321neo
Replies: 96
Views: 24576

Re: Update: Jet2 orders 36 Airbus A321neo

I have to wonder if Jet2 will select the 35,000-pound thrust engines from Pratt and Whitney if ready for production by then. What for? Better takeoff performance from short runways. LBA's runway is 7375 feet and NCL's is 7600 feet. BRS is even shorter at 6600 feet. The MAX would struggle from all o...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Jet2 orders 36 Airbus A321neo
Replies: 96
Views: 24576

Re: Update: Jet2 orders 36 Airbus A321neo

I have to wonder if Jet2 will select the 35,000-pound thrust engines from Pratt and Whitney if ready for production by then.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reasons for DC-8 stopping production earlier than the 707?
Replies: 29
Views: 8056

Re: Reasons for DC-8 stopping production earlier than the 707?

True that 1970s 707s were mostly military but there were a few very late-build passenger liners — CAAC, Kuwait, Nigeria Airways etc. The last ones I’m aware of were delivered to Saudia, around 1977. Weird there were 707s less than ten years old when Airbus were building A320s. Right. As the same wa...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Aug 29, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 259
Views: 102802

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

First A320 I've flown on was a B6 one in 2007, N529JB, which is still flying for them and is 19.9 years old. The oldest A320 I've flown on is N320US with DL which is 30.2 years old. While not anywhere close to oldest, I would wonder how it ranks above hours, and if anyone racks up hours on narrow b...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Aug 26, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Air Routes & Organ Transplants
Replies: 11
Views: 1858

Re: New Air Routes & Organ Transplants

I would think that there are air ambulance services specializing in these things that would be more ideal, especially since you don't have the rigidity of schedules, and air ambulances have more flexibility with IRROPS. An aircraft like the PC-12 or PC-24 would be most ideal, as each can use short r...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 145
Views: 18620

Re: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021

Here were the number of passengers, number of seats, and load factors for WN flights out of LGA in April 2021: ATL-LGA - 23773 passengers, 25853 seats, 91.95% load factor BNA-LGA - 13267 passengers, 17352 seats, 76.46% load factor DAL-LGA - 15200 passengers, 17256 seats, 88.09% load factor DEN-LGA ...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 384
Views: 89586

Re: SAA News and Discussion Thread

I am surprised at not even serving Pretoria or other large cities in South Africa first.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Aug 26, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FY20/21 Group Results, $2.35 billion loss, 2 A380’s to be retired
Replies: 110
Views: 15920

Re: Qantas FY20/21 Group Results, $2.35 billion loss, 2 A380’s to be retired

Which of the A380s had been modified or were in process when travel screeched to a halt? I suspect the two being retired are those not modified. (At the time, 3 had received a new interior and 3 were receiving a new interior.)

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2009
Views: 480239

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

Are there any plans to separate the LIN operation from ITA?

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL Airlines (Canada) Announce Eastern Canada Expansion
Replies: 15
Views: 4213

Re: PAL Airlines (Canada) Announce Eastern Canada Expansion

Eastern Provincial was acquired by the carrier that became Canadian Airlines as a going concern. Given the need for a connecting network in Atlantic Canada, this is a welcome development.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why couldn't the Hi-Fly charter model work in Canada?
Replies: 10
Views: 2821

Re: Why couldn't the Hi-Fly charter model work in Canada?

Another thing that may have helped until recently is that Hi Fly had older planes, which often likely had leases depending on whether or not the frames were flying. That is why I was surprised to see Hi Fly sign leases for A330neo aircraft or adopt a company livery (for a long time, their planes wer...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Aug 23, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why couldn't the Hi-Fly charter model work in Canada?
Replies: 10
Views: 2821

Re: Why couldn't the Hi-Fly charter model work in Canada?

Hi Fly also has Australia military charters. But it doesn’t hurt that the entire European Economic Zone is considered a single market for purposes of cabotage.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Aug 22, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ERSF Freighter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 87721

Re: 777-300ERSF Freighter News and Discussion Thread

I wonder which frames will be the ones going to W8, which has also agreed to lease three frames. I would be surprised if the K4 frames aren’t also with DHL (hybrid livery). As for other ideal conversion candidates, I would say that once their A35Ks come, JL could sell its B77Ws for conversion as lo...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ERSF Freighter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 87721

Re: 777-300ERSF Freighter News and Discussion Thread

I wonder which frames will be the ones going to W8, which has also agreed to lease three frames. I would be surprised if the K4 frames aren’t also with DHL (hybrid livery). As for other ideal conversion candidates, I would say that once their A35Ks come, JL could sell its B77Ws for conversion as low...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Approves EWR Airtrain
Replies: 54
Views: 6810

Re: FAA Approves EWR Airtrain

PATH will be extended to the new station as well, but not combined with AirTrain because there is a desire to bring PATH to the South Ward of Newark, which has only an unreliable bus route now. One exit will be to AirTrain and the other to Frelinghuysen Avenue.

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 794
Views: 144201

Re: AC 789 in EWR today (8.19.2021)

It could be for training. Pre-pandemic, the B788/B789 had replaced the A319 on YVR-EWR in a huge up-gauge. Now I expect either a MAX 8 or an A321.

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