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by leghorn
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 226
Views: 21223

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

My conspiracy theory is that the powers that be in Europe want to get away from highly politicized Oil products but rather than offending the Arabs and Russians they are claiming to be against CO2 so that their oil suppliers don't take offence. The monied in the Arab states and Russian will still bu...

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by leghorn
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 226
Views: 21223

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Plant a few trees next to the airport. Call it a day. That will have bigger impact than any of the pablum regurgitated here. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/07/how-to-erase-100-years-carbon-emissions-plant-trees/ And it is trees, deciduous trees preferably, that you need. They h...

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by leghorn
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 226
Views: 21223

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

KLM would prefer Dutch caravans and mobile homes trundling along the autobahns through Germany. German Colleagues talk about them with much disdain. They should be happy it are Dutch and not Irish travelers with their mobile homes. Irish Travellers don't do that. The Travellers will just steal a Fe...

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by leghorn
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 226
Views: 21223

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

KLM would prefer Dutch caravans and mobile homes trundling along the autobahns through Germany.
German Colleagues talk about them with much disdain.

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by leghorn
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles
Replies: 48
Views: 7424

Re: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles

There is probably a blindlingly simple answer to this but why not using the equator with intermittent trade winds rather than pole to pole. pole to pole is only about 100km shorter circumference. was it purely an ETOPS requirement which flying the equator could not satisfy?

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by leghorn
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 20778

Re: Flybe update

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by leghorn
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11486

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Dublin is growning in part because it is cheaper to fly to the states through it than from a UK airport. The UK APD on LHR-DUB-JFK is normally exactly the same as on LHR-JFK (or APD on EDI-LHR-BOS is the same as EDI-DUB-BOS) unless you buy totally separate tickets, so I don't think it is generally ...

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by leghorn
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11486

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Dublin is growning in part because it is cheaper to fly to the states through it than from a UK airport. Belfast struggles in part because the flight prices to the same destinations are cheaper from Dublin and airlines don't believe they'll fill planes at the price the need to make a profit from Bel...

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by leghorn
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11486

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Interestingly despite the UK's relatively (to other EU countries) punitive APD, it doesn't seem to have really affected air travel to/from the UK or airline's desire to operate flights there. Why do you think Dublin Airport is seeing increasing numbers of transatlantic passengers. Why do you think ...

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by leghorn
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11486

Re: France to charge aviation tax

it doesn't help the likes of Belfast which is loosing flights to Dublin as it is another tax to pay(small as it is)
it doesn't help Strasbourg with Karlsruhe just up the road.

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by leghorn
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 309
Views: 30443

Re: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier

https://www.ft.com/content/bf20ef0c-9f1 ... 459ed04726

3500 employees is a lot of employees to take the responsibility for and may explain why the sale is progressing so slowly.
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Financial Times reporting that a Spanish Aviation company may be interested in Bombardier Belfast

https://www.ft.com/content/bf20ef0c-9f1 ... 459ed04726

3500 employees is a lot of employees to take the responsibility for and may explain why the sale is progressing so slowly.

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by leghorn
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach
Replies: 35
Views: 3312

Re: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach

This is like fining a bank for being robbed at gunpoint - effectively robbing BA twice. And let's be honest, if whatever government bureaucrat decreed this fine actually knew how to protect a network better than BA, who they accused of being incompetent, they would no longer be a government bureauc...

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by leghorn
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach
Replies: 35
Views: 3312

Re: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach

Without trying to take sides the rules were clear for a few years now. As a matter of fact, because of that, some US companies/websites decided to pull out of the EU market. I do agree with the ouch but it could have been up to 4% and it is not the UK govt's rule but rather an EU rule. So another b...

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by leghorn
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach
Replies: 35
Views: 3312

Re: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach

The hackers stole CVV numbers too. This is bad. They didn't get burgled, they set up on a payments system where thieves could look over the shoulder of everyone entering their card and personal details. This is the sort of stuff that GDPR legislation is intended to stamp out. It is good progressive ...

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by leghorn
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weight cost of pressurised cabin
Replies: 12
Views: 3148

Re: Weight cost of pressurised cabin

Fun fact : The mass of the air added through the pressurisation adds up to a few 100kg in a large commercial jet. I think this is the actual answer to the OP's question. Of course the added structure, plumbing, and mechanical equipment to create the pressurized environment adds far more to the weig...

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by leghorn
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24676

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

Like it or not, it will be a gamechanger, perhaps not in the best way for LH. Smaller airlines and budget carriers have ordered it. They will start more point to point travel across the pond and maybe even into MiddleEast/South Asia, its going to impact the feed to mega-hubs like FRA and MUC amongs...

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by leghorn
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 309
Views: 30443

Re: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier

700million or more off the debt pile and the share price has barely budged. I can't believe the market already priced the deal in to the price.

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by leghorn
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 309
Views: 30443

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal

Doesn't that mean redundancies in the high hundreds but they don't care about how the Government will react now?

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by leghorn
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: avoiding jet stream flying to Seattle/Vancouver
Replies: 13
Views: 2206

Re: avoiding jet stream flying to Seattle/Vancouver

Are you flying on routes which are marginal on a widebody? There are those routes which would become feasible on a 321xlr? 3.4 million population is less than the population of Ireland which only just got a direct route to Seattle. There are other laser cities possibly waiting for a route which is n...

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by leghorn
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: avoiding jet stream flying to Seattle/Vancouver
Replies: 13
Views: 2206

Re: avoiding jet stream flying to Seattle/Vancouver

Dublin-Seattle A330. big bird to fill between a smaller American city and a small European city. Filling an A330 to East Coast America is not such a challenge All of the three mentioned cities have an urban population of 1,3 to 3 Million people. Sorry,but this is everything but small. Why should ai...

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by leghorn
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Natural Gas and Aviation
Replies: 12
Views: 1419

Re: Natural Gas and Aviation

If there is a scientific breakthrough and they can find a super-Fungus then ethanol will usurp Mineral Oil as the fuel of choice in planes. A long way to go there yet though and sugar cane along with palm oil will cause even more virgin forest to be felled. https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/06/2...

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by leghorn
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: avoiding jet stream flying to Seattle/Vancouver
Replies: 13
Views: 2206

Re: avoiding jet stream flying to Seattle/Vancouver

range and cruise speed on an A330 are higher so they don't need to worry so much other than explaining to their boss why they are burning more fuel than they absolutely need to.

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by leghorn
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: avoiding jet stream flying to Seattle/Vancouver
Replies: 13
Views: 2206

Re: avoiding jet stream flying to Seattle/Vancouver

Dublin-Seattle A330. big bird to fill between a smaller American city and a small European city. Filling an A330 to East Coast America is not such a challenge

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by leghorn
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: avoiding jet stream flying to Seattle/Vancouver
Replies: 13
Views: 2206

avoiding jet stream flying to Seattle/Vancouver

If flying west from Western Europe is it possible to regularly/reliably avoid the worst of the Jet Stream by flying a more northern route? I ask because, ignoring prevailing winds, the A321XLR has the range to get there from most of Western Europe. Neither city are particularly large and a larger pl...

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by leghorn
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 86
Views: 12024

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

https://twitter.com/ahighlandblend/stat ... 9115509760
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No idea. This lady didn't have any problems with bag stowage on what appears to be a FlyBE Q400 yesterday
https://twitter.com/ahighlandblend/stat ... 9115509760

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by leghorn
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 86
Views: 12024

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

They have kevlar sheeting affixed to the wings due to the poor quality of the runways that they use. It's called an Ice Protection Panel, and it's not affixed to the wing - but to the fuselage to protect it from ice flying off the props (there's a photo in the article, and it is clearly explained)....

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by leghorn
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 86
Views: 12024

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Here is a report on unofficial plans for the Q400. https://avioradar.hr/index.php/en/international-world-news/1556-back-to-the-future-the-de-havilland-canada-dhc-8-400 PW150C engine will reduce fuel burn by a claimed 5% landing gear will be worked over. better de-icing The spicejet 90 seater 28"...

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by leghorn
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: can't see "last post" quicklink for each thread
Replies: 0
Views: 644

can't see "last post" quicklink for each thread

Hi, I used to be able to see this quicklink on the right hand side for each thread in firefox but I can't see it anymore. I can't see the name of the last poster to the thread either which appears directly above the "last post" quicklink. I have cleared cookies and logged off and tried a p...

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by leghorn
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123940

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

IAG and in particular Aer Lingus are going to sell the A321XLR to the world. They'll be the case study which Airbus direct prospective customers to time and time again; major expansion at minimal risk, relatively low investment, no major training or maintenance adjustments and airframes operating 18...

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by leghorn
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 20778

Re: Flybe update

They're charing LCC fares so 50 sterling is a lot to the passengers who are getting caught. Im guessing that you have never flown with flyBe? The fares are usually far from low-cost as their main competition is the UK rail network not Ryanair, in most cases and fares are pegged at that level. flyBe...

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by leghorn
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 20778

Re: Flybe update

They're charing LCC fares so 50 sterling is a lot to the passengers who are getting caught.

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by leghorn
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 26428

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

beechnut wrote:
lightsaber wrote:
Air Lease is buying 50 A220:



Shouldn't this be in the Airbus thread? ;)

Beech

It means the world for a few thousand Bombardier employees and loads of other component/sub-assembly suppliers.

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by leghorn
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 20778

Re: Flybe update

The baggage sizers and Flybe formal policies have the advantage that they are simple to evaluate, consistent and you can't claim there is any bias towards one customer over another They are not consistent. Twitter is awash with reports from Customers who have been charged the 50 pound sterling char...

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by leghorn
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66522

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Here's hoping for a ton of A220 orders, A220-500 announcement, sale of CRJ project and sale of Belfast plant announcement in the coming week as I want the BBD share price to temporarily jump allowing me to sell my shareholding. Bombardier is too much of a drama queen share for me and it is not the c...

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by leghorn
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 20778

Re: Flybe update

As for baggage charges - if people can’t stick to the clearly advised T&Cs at booking and check-in, they can expect a penalty - also advised at the time of booking & check-in. The charge of 50 pounds sterling is entirely disproportionate to the nature of the transgression(1cm larger than th...

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by leghorn
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 61
Views: 9305

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

Irish Revenue Commissioners deserve this. Irish tax strategy has been to attract in Multinationals by offering very low tax rates and then screwing those employees who they employee in Ireland as they see them as captives who they can treat howsoever they wish. Here we have a highly mobile company w...

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by leghorn
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 20778

Re: Flybe update

Their shenanigans with £50 fee at the gate for (barely) oversized bags tells me that they don't give too hoots about tarnishing the FlyBE brand in the long term. FlyBE doesn't have many passengers but the amount of reports of this on Twitter tells me they are collecting hundreds extra every flight w...

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by leghorn
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weight cost of pressurised cabin
Replies: 12
Views: 3148

Weight cost of pressurised cabin

How much weight does it cost to make an airframe which can be pressurised so that it can fly above FL10. With the improvements in alloys and composites over recent years surely the weight penalty of having to provide a pressurized tube over what would be the weight of a very strong lightweight frame...

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by leghorn
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-800 lease rates increasing
Replies: 33
Views: 6155

Re: 737-800 lease rates increasing

M O'L said there is good interest for his old 737NGs from Chinese freight companies. It appears Demand is coming from new locations.

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by leghorn
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 44686

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

Varsity1 wrote:
Europeans and Americans seem to lose their minds over these airplanes crossing the atlantic.

It is the Nürburgring of Civil Aviation.

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by leghorn
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 86
Views: 12024

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

It seems they are marketing it as the "Dash" alliteratively.

If they can hack away at the cost of building the thing it could steal enough of the 76 seater market to spoil the game for the Jet Manufacturers which overlap that part of the market. Not optimistic about that though.

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by leghorn
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines on the edge
Replies: 32
Views: 3998

Re: Airlines on the edge

ch-aviation says "Adria denies asking for state aid". Make of that what you will.

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by leghorn
Tue May 28, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 20778

Re: Flybe update

https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/flybe-bos ... july-18150
C OW is "stepping down".
I have my view on what constitutes "stepping down".
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https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/flybe-bos ... july-18150
C OW is "stepping down".
I have my view on what constitutes "stepping down".

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by leghorn
Mon May 27, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37252

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

So...two exits each side overwing(they can afford the weight gain). stagger the seats and you've got a new subtype for a low cost carrier carrying 180 passengers.

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by leghorn
Mon May 27, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37252

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

what is to stop 6 staggered seats being put on this plane to exploit the MTOW increase?

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by leghorn
Wed May 22, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 20085

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

lightsaber wrote:
Thinking the A330N is competitive vs. a new design shows somewhere a mall is missing its Ninja.

A Volvo XC90 is competitive with a Range Rover in that it is capable of doing over 90% of the same things at 60 to 70% of the price.

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by leghorn
Tue May 21, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37252

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Doesn't this also mean that the A220 is much more economic than previously thought and for shorter hops like those done by Swiss Air or Air Baltic it is burning less fuel and needs to onload less fuel than previously proscribed which still further compounds the improved fuel economy.

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by leghorn
Mon May 20, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 39877

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/business-48306173?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_live&ns_linkname=5ce29b65c73885067942d230%26Ryanair%20does%20not%20want%20Thomas%20Cook%27s%20airline%262019-05-20T12%3A22%3A40.789Z&ns_fee=0&pinned_post_locator=urn:asset:61a4a9a...

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by leghorn
Mon May 20, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 8837

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

https://investor.ryanair.com/results/fy-19-results/

He also says that the Chinese want to convert his 737-800s to freighters.
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Michael O'Leary talking about paying under 200k per month for A320s for Laudamotion
about 18minutes in to the Q&A session at https://investor.ryanair.com/results/fy-19-results/

He also says that the Chinese want to convert his 737-800s to freighters.

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