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by Arion640
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 15635

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

I’ve got a Virgin Holidays trip to Orlando booked for October 2020 but it’s so far in advance we don’t know the aircraft type yet. What are the chances of it being the 747 or are they likely to have bowed out by then?

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by Arion640
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 61438

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Does anyone know where the ex WOW birds (MSN 1870 & 1887) will go to? Good question. There was speculation a while ago: https://simpleflying.com/wow-air-a330neos/ The A339 market is limited:. TAP, DL, Azul, and AirAsia for now. Meh Avalon's problem. Lightsaber Blueswandaily is now reporting Cit...

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by Arion640
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and AF Concorde 25th anniversary plans?
Replies: 11
Views: 1922

Re: BA and AF Concorde 25th anniversary plans?

Use your imagination. The aircraft has been grounded over fifteen years. Crack some champagne, watch some YouTube videos and celebrate on your own terms. I doubt any of the answers here about potential celebrations nearly twenty years ago will be accurate or relevant. I don’t think that’s what the ...

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by Arion640
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and AF Concorde 25th anniversary plans?
Replies: 11
Views: 1922

Re: BA and AF Concorde 25th anniversary plans?

Use your imagination. The aircraft has been grounded over fifteen years. Crack some champagne, watch some YouTube videos and celebrate on your own terms. I doubt any of the answers here about potential celebrations nearly twenty years ago will be accurate or relevant. I don’t think that’s what the ...

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by Arion640
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 92
Views: 10828

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

crownvic wrote:
How does TPA beat out MCO???


I don’t think it was a serious poll....just fun on LH’s behalf.

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by Arion640
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences
Replies: 70
Views: 9456

Re: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences

kdeg00 wrote:
someone forgetting that the royal family are effectively germans...

UK Heritage is far more tied to North American Heritage than it is to Continental Europe.


And by that logic, no one in America is actually American except the Native Indians.

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by Arion640
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 94714

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

AF/KL announces retirement of the remaining A380s: The Air France-KLM Board of Directors today approved the retirement in principle of the remaining seven A380s from the Air France fleet by 2022, the phase out of three additional aircraft having been decided previously. Five of these aircraft are o...

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by Arion640
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 11579

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

It will be interesting to see what long haul routes ( if any ) BA chuck out to T3 as they only operate the Mid J 747 and A380 from there, with the vast majority of Mid J routes are serviced from T3 already.

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by Arion640
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TK A350 future routes
Replies: 12
Views: 2416

Re: TK A350 future routes

Probably London Heathrow?

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by Arion640
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 11579

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

I just can’t see BA moving AA into T5 without moving it’s own T3 Long Haul ops first.

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by Arion640
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 10470

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

Well, in the 90s, before the 777 arrived to the fleet, the 747s (100, 200 & 400) were the only long haul fleet together with the ex BCAL DC-10s. So pretty much all over the map: South & North America, Caribbean, Africa, ME & Asia and Australia/NZ. I think the 767’s and the Tristars were...

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by Arion640
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 60
Views: 14121

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

Obviously the security services have identified a threat and this is a precaution. Better to do that than have a 787 with 200+ people onboard scattered over the med.

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by Arion640
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 10470

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

As we all know the B747 are slowly coming for retirement from BA. BA once had in its fleet 57, making it the largest operator in the world of the type. To delve into the past i am wondering where, throughout the 90's and 00's, did they send these? Well, in the 90s, before the 777 arrived to the fle...

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by Arion640
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4298

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

No way. Europe to the US is a blood bath fares wise currently. LHR-JFK can be had for as little as £250 return in Economy these days (granted, no baggage). Norwegian are struggling to make it work and they’re supposed to be optimised for it. I think if Easyjet or Ryanair were going to do it, they wo...

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by Arion640
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future British Airways 747 routes
Replies: 24
Views: 4797

Re: Future British Airways 747 routes

TWA772LR wrote:
LHR-VCV

I'll see myself out.


It’s Mainly LHR-DGX these days.

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by Arion640
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH
Replies: 56
Views: 17654

Re: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH

If they are practically given away i’m sure BA will take them.

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by Arion640
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124522

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

Airbus is going to make their own bid to undo that IAG Max deal. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-20/airbus-will-challenge-boeing-to-undo-showstopping-737-max-deal Airbus SE vowed to put up a fight to undo a $24 billion deal landed by rival Boeing Co. for 737 Max planes that proved t...

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by Arion640
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43813

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

T5 can deal with non containerised aircraft. BA used to fly the odd B757, had three based leased Jettime B737s and had one of the LGW based G-DBC* fleet when the BEA retrojet was swapped to Gatters recently. It’s not a dealbreaker. I thought that’s why the 757’s got canned with so much life left in...

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by Arion640
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87240

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

MrBren wrote:
Turkmenistan Airlines Intends to Order One Boeing 777-200LR.


Ahh a flying fuel tank. Bit random to just get the one! Although they have 2 already.

Will this be the last -200 series 777 to be made perhaps? When did the last ER come off the line?

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by Arion640
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124522

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

gatibosgru wrote:
Do we know what the schedule for tomorrow is like? Any press conferences scheduled already?


We may see something from vietnam airlines someone said somewhere.

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by Arion640
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124522

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

What happened to this press conference at 1410? That was 25 minutes ago.

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by Arion640
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66887

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Apparantly Willie Walsh is looking at the 737 MAX for Vueling..And also see a role for the MAX at BA in the future. Source: simpleflying.com Interesting how he notes the MAX could fit in at BA Gatwick. I could see how it would work from there, but perhaps another negotiating tactic with airbus simi...

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qf789 wrote:
Thai AirAsia first A330-900neo first test flight

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https://twitter.com/Frenchpainter/statu ... 08256?s=20


A pretty bird with those big engines.

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by Arion640
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12624

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

Is Brisbane the Aussie end of the route because of range? Otherwise I don’t get it. 75% of traffic will have to take a domestic flight from Sydney or Melbourne first, so it’s no improvement on going via LAX on QF/AA or via AKL on NZ. Reminds me of the people who said after the success of PER LHR th...

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by Arion640
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?
Replies: 62
Views: 14922

Re: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?

Plus the connection potential at LHR is huge. Actually, relative to its primary peers (CDG/FRA/AMS)... LHR's connections are comparatively quite limited. Granted, it has ample cnnx to the places that the majority of N.American originating pax typically go, so it's not a detriment; but then again, t...

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by Arion640
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?
Replies: 62
Views: 14922

Re: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?

BA are exploiting a niche here with no competition. US tourists love visiting the UK just as much UK tourists like visiting the US. Plus the connection potential at LHR is huge.

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by Arion640
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 855
Views: 347516

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

LAX772LR wrote:
The99Percent wrote:
Seeing the BA livery on such a long aircraft is "interesting".

Agree.

Seems like the Speedmarque should be made longer, to accommodate.


It looks as though the speedmarque is a tad longer already.

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by Arion640
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 31189

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

BA A350s WILL HAVE FIRST CLASS. The FIRST A350s won’t. They are 3 class. The second batch will be 4 class. Well the 18 they have on order will all be delivered with Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller. So unless they place a follow-on order (which they may do), the fleet as current...

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by Arion640
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 31189

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

Read my post! i said a high end premium economy........ i know its not premium Economy It’s not a premium economy of any sort. Soo?? What is Premium Economy? A Little Extra Leg Room Like Economy Plus on United? If the seat isn't wider? Then it's ECONOMY!! Period!! What on earth are you talking abou...

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by Arion640
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight
Replies: 52
Views: 13919

Re: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight

There was no official announcement by BA these flights would take place, people just exploited the booking system and it went viral. ...it was announced on https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284693/british-airways-schedules-boeing-747-domestic-uk-service-in-late-august-2019/?highligh...

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by Arion640
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight
Replies: 52
Views: 13919

Re: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight

There was no official announcement by BA these flights would take place, people just exploited the booking system and it went viral.

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by Arion640
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: AirAsia X Starting New York?
Replies: 30
Views: 4797

Re: RUMOUR: AirAsia X Starting New York?

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
I honestly find it hard to believe that AirAsia would be tweeting this just because their stewardesses flew with B6.

It's not like they're announcing non-stops from KUL. Remember their HNL flights stops in KIX.


But look at the free PR it’s giving them.

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by Arion640
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 15140

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

BA canning LGW-JFK... Temporary suspension between 14 January 2020 and 10 February 2020. As Virgin/Delta are launching London Gatwick to New York JFK in Summer 2020, I doubt British Airways will axe the route, as there is still some market they can get (point-to-point). Jan-Feb are the quietest mon...

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by Arion640
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 15140

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

BA canning LGW-JFK...

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by Arion640
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32679

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Quick question: would an A339neo be capable of hauling a full passenger and cargo load from the UK to/from places like the west coast of the US, JNB, DEL,BOM, BKK? DEL and BOM are extremely close to London. They could cover that. Major cities in West Coast US and JNB aren't that far, they're less t...

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by Arion640
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates- Post A380
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: Emirates- Post A380

777X/A350/A330neo and/or 787 and whatever comes next.

Probably be an A350neo/787MAX by the time this rolls round, and airbus and boeing can roll the fleets over all over again.

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by Arion640
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 247
Views: 43696

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

LockheedBBD wrote:
I think this is Boeing Brasil Commercial's order to lose.


I think so too. I think the A220 is a little on the large and heavy end for BA’s LCY ops.

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by Arion640
Fri May 31, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 6473

Re: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR

The same clowns who are more than happy to eat their avocados flown in from around the world.

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by Arion640
Wed May 29, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneWorld Connect rumor request
Replies: 4
Views: 1378

Re: OneWorld Connect rumor request

Aer Lingus is rumoured to be a candidate for this, especially when they join the transatlantic joint venture with AA/BA/IB/AY. The application to join the joint venture was submitted in December, but I've not heard of any progress. Even so, oneworld membership is on the cards for EI, it's just a ma...

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by Arion640
Wed May 29, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66887

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

ODwyerPW wrote:
787-10ER authority to offer will be announced by Boeing.


Is the 787-10ER actually a real concept or is this something airliners.net has made up?

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by Arion640
Sun May 26, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787
Replies: 38
Views: 5978

Re: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787

Wow, the first time I think I’ve ever correctly predicted an order :D

Shame they didn’t go for Rollers, but totally understandable.

With ANZ’s 77W fleet being fairly young, I think the 777X is a long way off, if ever.

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by Arion640
Fri May 24, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16410

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

Making DL at AMS larger than AA at LHR. This isn't quite true. Here are the totals from May through August of this year: AA to LHR: Flights = 5,166, Seats = 1,474,484 DL to AMS: Flights = 5,080, Seats = 1,390,860 So they're essentially the same size, though AA to LHR is a bit bigger. Be interesting...

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by Arion640
Fri May 24, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16410

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

How many services is AA running into LHR each day by comparison?

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by Arion640
Fri May 24, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 123780

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Best selling airliner in a long time.

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by Arion640
Tue May 21, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS announce BOM return
Replies: 47
Views: 8532

Re: VS announce BOM return

Virgin Atlantic have announced a return to Mumbai from 27OCT with daily 787-9 operations from LHR. Fills the gap slightly which was left by the demise of 9W. https://blog.virginatlantic.com/virgin-atlantic-makes-welcome-return-to-mumbai/ I understand Jet is gone (DL's partner), but for DL (and thei...

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by Arion640
Tue May 21, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 7794

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

rbavfan wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
If the 767-400ER gets an honourable mention, then so does Concorde probably.


Concorde was never developed for 2 airlines. The noise levels & oil crisis caused airlines to drop orders.


I know - but they tried hard to sell it to others, same with the 764.

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by Arion640
Tue May 21, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 7794

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

If the 767-400ER gets an honourable mention, then so does Concorde probably.

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by Arion640
Mon May 20, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 18041

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

The unions will put a stop to any such idea.

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