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by Antarius
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 238
Views: 55528

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

... By being pro-active with the recommendations, Boeing is demonstrating their willingness to self-regulate, regardless of the negative PR that comes with. Was there an option? The other "option" is like the MAX fiasco. Lots of things were missed to create a non redundant flight control ...

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by Antarius
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India's TruJet plans massive expansion.
Replies: 33
Views: 5243

Re: India's TruJet plans massive expansion.

Except that that has nothing to do with the issue at hand here: That's moving into a completely different market segment, using C-market aircraft of vastly different weight/capability/utilization/etc.... not taking two things that compete in the exact same manner/space/market/role and playing them ...

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by Antarius
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India's TruJet plans massive expansion.
Replies: 33
Views: 5243

Re: India's TruJet plans massive expansion.

Commonality über alles tends to be a successful model. It's the airlines that operate 10 a320s that get starry eyed and buy 777s that end up broke. Except that that has nothing to do with the issue at hand here: That's moving into a completely different market segment, using C-market aircraft of va...

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by Antarius
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 25445

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Record

Terrible argument. That's like saying "since more people die in Chicago due to guns, why bother with a CVR or FDR". The death toll without CVR/FDR will still be lower than gun violence. It is the sort of calculation that an actuary would do on a daily basis, where is the finite public pur...

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by Antarius
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 25445

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

TTailedTiger wrote:
Buses have cameras on their drivers. So do trains. Why do pilots think they are exempt? They don't own the airplane. The airline/lessor does.


On a.net, flying an aircraft somehow makes some people think they can run an airline.

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by Antarius
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 25445

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

And this is the only crash that's ever happened? Of course it isn’t, can you cite an airliner accident in recent history where the NTSB has been unable to determine the cause by using their existing methods and techniques? The Lion Air crash. Of course they figured it out afterwards, but the "...

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by Antarius
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 25445

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Record

They're just using it as an example. From that quote, a camera in the cockpit would have had zero safety improvement with those Max crashes, it took the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to uncover the real reason for that design feature to be certified. The NTSB has failed ...

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by Antarius
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 212
Views: 35579

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

Any pics from WN first day of service at IAH or pics of the new jetways? Southwest has a public Facebook group has pictures of Both IAH and SBA. In addition Both IAH and SBA Facebook and Instagram pages have pictures and videos of the first arrivals. Flyguy Just flew out of IAH Terminal A and wow, ...

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by Antarius
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 25445

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

And that's where you're wrong. There have been examples of recordings being misused before the event even reached reportable levels(to the NTSB, etc.). Many years ago and at the request of a captain, I acted as his representative at a non-union carrier. To make a long story short, the airline chose...

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by Antarius
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 25445

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

There are, unfortunately, a lot of people who prefer to enjoy the benefits of society and the greater good but refuse to contribute to it in such a way. Take for example the Atlas crash, was the 767 grounded, was the airline grounded, where there design changes made to the 767 ? What exactly is thi...

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by Antarius
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India's TruJet plans massive expansion.
Replies: 33
Views: 5243

Re: India's TruJet plans massive expansion.

Wouldn't it make more sense to standardize across 2 types i.e. That gets back to the A.net mentality of " commonality uber alles !" There are however substantive reasons why a carrier may choose to order directly competitive models; chief among them being delivery time. Also the desire to...

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by Antarius
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 21246

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

228? Wasn't it 202 after Boeing ASC606 adjustment at 191 and SQ +11 ? So if A380 is staying longer at EK and A350 and 787 are comming in, how many 777-9 are still comming at EK? Yes. I believe it is 202 as you said (191 (source: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/02/boeing-777x-orders-in-doubt-after-sche...

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by Antarius
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 25445

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

On a different thread, the overall opinion is there's a small chance of the Covid vaccine doing any harm to individuals. Everyone should accept the vaccine for the greater good. Although only a small chance cockpit video recorders would result in harm to individuals (possible misuse), versus the gr...

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by Antarius
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 21246

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

The writing is on the wall there are only 228 orders for the 777X now. That is much less than there are A380's delivered. The A380 will not get replaced by the 777X but by the A350-900 or 787-10. 228? Wasn't it 202 after Boeing ASC606 adjustment at 191 and SQ +11 ? So if A380 is staying longer at E...

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by Antarius
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.
Replies: 52
Views: 13555

Re: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.

The branding needs work too. I first read the title as "Flypoop". Besides, does "Fly" and "Pop" belong in the name together? It is very simple: POP stands for people over profit; the “caring capitalist” airline plans to donate 51 per cent of profits to charities in bot...

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by Antarius
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.
Replies: 52
Views: 13555

Re: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.

Airbus did update the interior for the A330neo, but I'm not quite sure what you are referring to in this render. It looks like a bog standard A330 economy class. Compare with this KLM A330-200 in 2005: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/7/5/5/0905557.jpg?v=v40 The underlit channel on th...

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by Antarius
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.
Replies: 52
Views: 13555

Re: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.

It’s not negativity, but realism. Long-haul LCC has a proven track record of almost zero success in the long-term. Who's succeeded? I can't think of one that's managed to pull this off. I do have much sympathy with that view, but I was giving the benefit of doubt to airlines like Scoot and Jetstar....

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by Antarius
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.
Replies: 52
Views: 13555

Re: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.

Looks like 8-abreast in the rendering on their website. https://www.flypop.com/uploads/assets/aircraft/Aircraft-interior-sq600.jpg Did the a330ceo inherit the new interior design from the a350 (and the a330neo potentially? Never been on the latter). Or is this just a rendering with the latest inter...

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by Antarius
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 25445

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Aesma wrote:
There are cars on the road with dozens of cameras, don't expect aircraft to stay free of them for long.


Exactly.

Welcome to the 21st century

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by Antarius
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India's TruJet plans massive expansion.
Replies: 33
Views: 5243

Re: India's TruJet plans massive expansion.

I read about this potential order over the weekend and could not understand the commercial rationale of having A223s + E2-90s + AT7s. Wouldn't it make more sense to standardize across 2 types i.e. E90/E95-E2s + ATRs or A221/A223s + ATRs The only reason I can think of is delivery dates. If they are ...

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by Antarius
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 21246

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

Your case isn't rested, lol. The point is that any downturn was going to leave them vulnerable. And that's happened. Now they have 100 parked expensive inefficient jets that no one else ever wanted. Oh my case is very much rested. They made money with the planes. They no longer own them as they are...

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by Antarius
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.
Replies: 52
Views: 13555

Re: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.

To be fair though, none that aimed for this specific market (UK to India and Pakistan). Who knows, they might have found a niche that works. and the whole long haul holiday airline business seems to somewhat work, and they are LCC in all but name. And the niche seems to be about right, large market...

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by Antarius
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.
Replies: 52
Views: 13555

Re: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.

airsmiles wrote:
It’s not negativity, but realism. Long-haul LCC has a proven track record of almost zero success in the long-term.


Who's succeeded?

I can't think of one that's managed to pull this off.

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by Antarius
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 21246

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

It is cheaper to send 2 789s than 1 A380. But will QF get the slots in SIN, Tokyo, LAX? If not, it may be worthwhile to keep some A380s, as these are the places they can reach which have high traffic. If they can get slots, the A380s are gone . . The SYD side is also problematic with the night time...

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by Antarius
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 294
Views: 72965

Re: Logo for Mexico City airport

Alias1024 wrote:
I’m not an aerospace engineer, but shouldn’t that plane have main landing gear? Nose gear only seems like a poor design.


:lol:

You win this thread.

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by Antarius
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 294
Views: 72965

Re: Logo for Mexico City airport

That logo looks far far too complicated. What's wrong with a simple stylised plane that requires no more than 5 pen strokes, maybe a bit of a swoosh in there, and the name of the airport ? Straightforward, easy to understand and inoffensive... albeit likely to garner endless criticism on a.net beca...

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by Antarius
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 238
Views: 55528

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

My hot take: the system is working as designed. By being pro-active with the recommendations, Boeing is demonstrating their willingness to self-regulate, regardless of the negative PR that comes with. It also shows that quality control safeguards are in place and functioning. I am also old enough t...

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by Antarius
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing board shake up; CEO Extension?
Replies: 51
Views: 6347

Re: Boeing board shake up; CEO Extension?

Just pick the best candidate for the job. Certainly without discrimination but without "casting" PR-profiles. This should include the option to finally pick the "average joe" male white engineer if he ends up being the best. Boeing is a top company and will have a choice to pick...

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by Antarius
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 238
Views: 55528

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

To rank this AD, what percent of ADs require planes to be grounded for inspections or fixing? Second, how long does the grounding for inspections and fixing generally take? While this one is not terrible serious I think it is a little bigger deal than most ADs There’s not an AD. Right, but the FAA ...

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by Antarius
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India's TruJet plans massive expansion.
Replies: 33
Views: 5243

Re: India's TruJet plans massive expansion.

Boeing744 wrote:
What would be the reasoning behind buying two similar models? Wouldn't one standardized fleet make a lot more sense?


I can't come up with one. I guess it gives you pricing power in the future, but as we've seen with Southwest, Ryanair and Indigo, that's clearly not worth as much as a single fleet.

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by Antarius
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India's TruJet plans massive expansion.
Replies: 33
Views: 5243

Re: India's TruJet plans massive expansion.

jbs2886 wrote:
Mayday111 wrote:
Do you mean E190s?


E290 is appropriate for the E-190 E2


I was confused but didn't realize that was the ICAO code for it.

Learned something!

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by Antarius
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 238
Views: 55528

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

To rank this AD, what percent of ADs require planes to be grounded for inspections or fixing? Second, how long does the grounding for inspections and fixing generally take? While this one is not terrible serious I think it is a little bigger deal than most ADs I believe it is 90/500 or thereabouts.

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by Antarius
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 294
Views: 72965

Re: Logo for Mexico City airport

It hasn't hit the news on English language sites yet, but on Spanish sites people are criticizing and making memes of the new logo for the airport at Santa Lucia. Google "logotipo aeropuerto felipe angeles" to see it. There's a mammoth walking in front of a control tower. (Yeah, you read ...

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by Antarius
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 294
Views: 72965

Re: Logo for Mexico City airport

chunhimlai wrote:
It is more silly than the cancel of the Texcoco airport


That stands alone as one of the stupidest decisions of the decade.

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by Antarius
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 21246

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

Without EK over ordering, the sales would be slightly above 100. Perhaps. Perhaps not. There is a school of thought that had EK not made its mammoth order for the type, there would have been more demand from other operators. But with the impact of EK’s A380 presence, those operators had to go with ...

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by Antarius
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 238
Views: 55528

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

I'm more concerned with you say that because no-one was hurt the matter can simply be glossed over as trivial....ignoring that it should not have happened in the first place, and certainly not with the alleged scrutiny this aircraft supposedly received from Boeing. No one said the matter should be ...

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by Antarius
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 26279

Re: Air India Bidding

"Selling" clean assets is a misnomer, preferred buyer is not going to pay anything. Fictitious rule like only Indians can bid is intentional and India is not an investment friendly environment. AI is debt ridden, fleet needs complete revamp are talking points to justify $0 sale. Buyer's G...

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by Antarius
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will take over the A350s from Latam?
Replies: 35
Views: 5237

Re: Who will take over the A350s from Latam?

This would be an excellent opportunity for JAL to replace their remaining 77Es and some older 767s. My thought as well. Maybe LHG in a few years time to modernize and harmonize its fleet. If they are really cheap AFKL might be interested. AF can take them an then transfer its B789 to KL, which in r...

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by Antarius
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will take over the A350s from Latam?
Replies: 35
Views: 5237

Re: Who will take over the A350s from Latam?

IAG an option perhaps, for IB, BA and Aer Lingus, IB and BA already have the type in their fleets, BA the -1000 and Aer Lingus had previously expected to receive the A350 but instead switched orders with Iberia for their A330 orders due to the reduced capital costs of the A330 over the A350 and the...

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by Antarius
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will take over the A350s from Latam?
Replies: 35
Views: 5237

Re: Who will take over the A350s from Latam?

zkojq wrote:
This would be an excellent opportunity for JAL to replace their remaining 77Es and some older 767s.


Replacing a 767 with an a359 would be insane even without a pandemic. It's a perfect replacement to the 77E, but far too large to replace a 767.

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by Antarius
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 21246

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

Opus99 wrote:
Antarius wrote:
DL220MSP wrote:

To distract from this A380 bashing. The A330 has quite a bit more orders than 5 times 250.


Whoops, I was thinking deliveries. 7 times the orders.

I thought it had 1500 orders?


1809. 1511 have been delivered.

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by Antarius
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 21246

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

So you think Singapore, Qantas & BA never wanted them? Thats not the comments those airlines made. Production ended with less than 250 ordered. The a330 has 5 times as many orders. The 777 has 8 times as many. The 787 has 5 times as many and the a350 has 3 times the number. The market soundly r...

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by Antarius
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 21246

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

, Spohr at LH said that they 748 was more efficient, Too bad others did not get this memo considering the Superjumbo smashed 748 sales by 8:1. See, in your black and white A vs B mind, you think that my comment means that I'm arguing that the 748i was successful and therefore must respond with this...

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by Antarius
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 21246

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

Humm, 78% seems pretty good to me. Were they ever unprofitable? No. I rest my case. Compare that to 81% LF at other widebody only airlines, VS and SQ and they're not too far off. Your case isn't rested, lol. The point is that any downturn was going to leave them vulnerable. And that's happened. Now...

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by Antarius
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 21246

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

Didn't Joyce also recently say that there could still be room for the A380s in their fleet at least until Project Sunrises pushes through? I didn't see that/must've missed it - do you have a link? Multiple sources reported it, but here's a non-paywalled link: https://australianaviation.com.au/2021/...

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by Antarius
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 21246

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

filipinoavgeek wrote:
Didn't Joyce also recently say that there could still be room for the A380s in their fleet at least until Project Sunrises pushes through?


I didn't see that/must've missed it - do you have a link?

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by Antarius
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 21246

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

And of that last list, it is likely that around half won't return. It really is astounding how quickly COVID-19 has brought forward the shrinking of the fleet. A lot of that list was in the same place before COVID. That's the interesting part. AF and QR were dumping them, Spohr at LH said that they...

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by Antarius
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?
Replies: 72
Views: 8530

Re: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?

Not if you flew them, you wouldn’t. The C-5M has so many more load carrying options for heavy or out-sized cargo. Depends on the cargo. That's the point made above - there's a market for Volga with their small fleet and then there is the military with endless budgets. It isn't like there is endless...

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by Antarius
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 21246

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

I suppose we could see BA, QF, and AN take up some of their A380s at some point in time, with KE/OZ as a real wild card. Of all the above, I'd be the most surprised to see QF bring them back. Assuming they move forward with (even a significant portion of) Sunrise, which IMO they'll have to , in ord...

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by Antarius
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 26279

Re: Air India Bidding

And this kind of shenanigans has been going on for 40 years. We all know there is corruption. It is just tiresome to hear the tiny violin over and over again as none of this is new. It has spanned decades and both major political parties. And pretty much anyone who has traveled to India and flown on...

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