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by Phosphorus
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICAO adopts changes to CORSIA emissions scheme due COVID
Replies: 17
Views: 1671

Re: ICAO adopts changes to CORSIA emissions scheme due COVID

Cargo airlines would probably hate this. They work around the clock in 2020, while 2019 was not the best of years for them (some were teetering on the brink), in terms of kilometers flown. Now, in 2021, some bureaucrat would come to them, demanding money, because they managed to stay in business, an...

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by Phosphorus
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 138008

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

During the earnings call today, Boeing said it took a $336 million charge for the pickle fork issue. https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2020-04-29-Boeing-Reports-First-Quarter-Results a $336 million charge related to 737 Next Generation frame fitting component (pickle fork) repair costs Thanks, that's in...

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by Phosphorus
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am questions
Replies: 30
Views: 3503

Re: Pan Am questions

Do you think PanAm could ever come back ? It did, a few times: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_American_Airways_(1996%E2%80%931998) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_American_Airways_(1998-2004) as Pan Am Clipper Connection: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston-Maine_Airways And in way, the last ...

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by Phosphorus
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 328
Views: 50033

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

The 747 line has been kept alive in part to keep on the good side of the US Government for military contracts. The last 747's will be the VC-25's for Presidential use that mandate a 4 engine aircraft. I am quite sure the 747 line, something I saw in 2004 and very slow then, only freighters for non-...

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by Phosphorus
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12120

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

FAA had been almost paralyzed by the political quarrels in DC. Politics interfered with FAA financing and "industry support" as a political requirement for FAA's certification work. Now that this is solved on the higher DC levels FAA looks to be back in the business to me. The root causes...

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by Phosphorus
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 328
Views: 50033

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Why would Boeing announce, in a time like this, that they are closing down a production line? Especially for the 747? Just let it take its course. Media manipulation (social engineering) The fake news is all over this, further reducing Boeing's stocks. They will not announce it, until it's time. Ma...

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by Phosphorus
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 328
Views: 50033

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

I know no one outside Boeing knows for sure, but what would be a profitable production rate for the 747? (Disclaimers everywhere -- this WAS the reality, before a) production rate was cut b) suppliers were hanged out to dry c) some suppliers moved to get out of 747) It appears, at launch of 747-8, ...

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by Phosphorus
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Helicopter Manufacturer found. Or rather, busted. In Moldova
Replies: 19
Views: 3817

Re: New Helicopter Manufacturer found. Or rather, busted. In Moldova

The news article mentioned the factory was near Criuleni which is on the Dniester river. If Transdniester was the intended customer, you wouldn't even need to fly the helicopter to the customer - just transporting it across a quiet section of the river would suffice Unlikely Transnistria was the in...

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by Phosphorus
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Helicopter Manufacturer found. Or rather, busted. In Moldova
Replies: 19
Views: 3817

Re: New Helicopter Manufacturer found. Or rather, busted. In Moldova

The article implies that the act of smuggling helicopters specifically is illegal. A) How does one smuggle a helicopter? B) Why is it smuggling of helicopters that specifically is illegal? If I were a betting man, I would say that it's a matter of "optics"/politics. In a post-Soviet count...

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by Phosphorus
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Helicopter Manufacturer found. Or rather, busted. In Moldova
Replies: 19
Views: 3817

New Helicopter Manufacturer found. Or rather, busted. In Moldova

Moldovan law enforcement has located and raided a factory, manufacturing helicopters. It's understood that Moldova had no aircraft industry. Some individuals did not agree with this, and tried to move the country forward into helicopter manufacturing. The government is less than thrilled, and crimin...

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by Phosphorus
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17468

Re: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?

Funny, how arguments on A.net work. In the same thread, you have folks arguing against purchase of new-builds, because Electras are available in the boneyards; a couple of posts later, a plane built up to late 1980's (732) is being dismissed as too old. Can we agree on some basics, please? Like: gra...

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by Phosphorus
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s
Replies: 77
Views: 10235

Re: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s

In Pan Am's fleet, 747's were both a curse and a blessing. Many of them, reportedly, were modified with reinforced floors, to comply with special CRAF requirements -- and were due a subsidy to compensate for it. Rumor mill was spouting stuff like "each time a Pan Am 747 takes off, it makes mone...

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by Phosphorus
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC
Replies: 102
Views: 21916

Re: Air China, China Eastern, China Southern Take Delivery Of ARJ21

I think MU is smart to put it in a different brand so if there is an accident, their safety image is not affected. I wouldn’t describe that as smart. If they are that concerned about the risk of an accident to create a separate brand - they really shouldn’t be flying the aircraft at all . In saying...

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by Phosphorus
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Court investigating Etihad debt agreements
Replies: 12
Views: 3328

Re: New York Court investigating Etihad debt agreements

As a point of order -- is any of the entities, named in Reuters article (except Fitch rating agency) actually domiciled in the US, to be subject to US court jurisdiction?

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by Phosphorus
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s
Replies: 77
Views: 10235

Re: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s

Interesting What is the focus to be solely JFK and Miami? When specifically are you talking about? At the end their focus was basically MIA and rebuilding from there. Before that is was primarily JFK and Europe. Someone referenced a 1990s fleet plan What was the 1990s network supposed to look like ...

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by Phosphorus
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17468

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

You seem to forget that the AN-178 is a whole other plane than the AN-72. Granted, they look kind of similar and serve the same purpose, but where the AN-72 first flew in 1977, the AN-178 first flew in 2015. The AN-72: 0603077 4768267 The AN-178: 3886279 2658427 The AN-178 is the military version o...

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by Phosphorus
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 8976

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

I have never understood why neither the AN-225 nor the AN-124 have been reengined with western engines. Besides improving the ton mile costs, better engines would increase range and improve field performance. It was discussed here not too long ago. There just simply is not engine that delivers as m...

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by Phosphorus
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 8976

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

I was wondering exactly that question... I was thinking, obviously pre-covid 19, why wouldn't Aeroflot for example, or other Russian airlines, use the An-225 in passenger service? At the very least, they could claim having the largest airplane in history in service, topping both 747 and A380 user a...

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by Phosphorus
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 8976

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

There is one one flying. It is an incredibly expensive plane to fly with six inefficient engines. It was customized for rough field performance carrying either a shuttle or heavy military loads. It is the same reason the C-17 will never serve as s passenger plane. High variable costs, poorly optimi...

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by Phosphorus
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17468

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

That aside, who is to say that these Antonovs are inherently any less safe than a 40-50 year old B732 ? Granted, the original An-72 first flew in 1977; the big difference is you can buy a similarly capable, but somewhat updated machine, fresh out of the factory. What's not to like? You seem to forg...

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by Phosphorus
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17468

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

Thinking out of the box what about either An72 or An74 which could be still in production? Terry Smith Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing company lists An-74 as a product: http://www.ksamc.com.ua/en/production.html Antonov, their former corporate parent, would try to steer you to its newer offeri...

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by Phosphorus
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 21065

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2020

KFTG wrote:
Seems like a Russian registration is a kiss of death for 777s.


In case of VIM's planes, they were actually registered in Bermuda. Might be a minor point, but if they were on Russian registry, their survival would be even less probable, due to a need for a bridging check.

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by Phosphorus
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 328
Views: 50033

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

https://www.aucto.com/auction/triumph-a ... ay-1/10591
and previous and follow-on auctions are not affecting Triumph's capability to manufacture 747 fuselage parts?
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Are we to believe that this:
https://www.aucto.com/auction/triumph-a ... ay-1/10591
and previous and follow-on auctions are not affecting Triumph's capability to manufacture 747 fuselage parts?

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by Phosphorus
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17468

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

flyingclrs727 wrote:
Would it be possible to mount PW JT-8D engines on a low cycle 737-500?

You mean -- like getting a Supplemental Type Certificate for redesigning the airplane, around the new (well, actually old, but meaning "different") powerplant?

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by Phosphorus
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 17668

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

The Antonov An-70 entered service in 2015 for the Ukrainian armed forces. Whether it's faster than the A400M depends on which source you find. (One article says it can go up to Mach 0.8.) Unfortunately there's only one of them, and they can't build more until Ukraine either settles its differences ...

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by Phosphorus
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17468

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

What about the BAE 146? A bit smaller than the 737-200, but still big enough I think. It has the engines rather high up, so it should work. The Antonov AN-148 would be another. It's not much different from the BAE 146, other than the number of engines. None of these operators want a 4 blower An-148...

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by Phosphorus
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr suing Boeing over freighters it couldnt commit to but now wants
Replies: 42
Views: 11440

Re: Volga-Dnepr suing Boeing over freighters it couldnt commit to but now wants

Thanks, Stitch, for the great detective work! Yes, they are storing them in the same warehouse as the 757 tooling! :biggrin: Seriously, we now have warehouses somewhere with as many as 6 747-8Fs worth of spare parts, the major tooling to make more 747s, and the legendary 757 tooling as well. The ac...

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by Phosphorus
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Pan Am disappear?
Replies: 76
Views: 9684

Re: Why did Pan Am disappear?

on Pan Am's demise specifically, it's hard to beat the book "Skygods: The Fall of Pan Am". Author put a lot of research into it. In addition to basic ingredients to any corporate failure, like mismanagement and hubris ("ahh! Arrogance and stupidity, in a single package! Very efficient...

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by Phosphorus
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armenia added to EU blacklist
Replies: 7
Views: 3482

Re: Armenia added to EU blacklist

Beautiful country, a lot of under-explored tourist potential, not necessarily stable airline market. Its flag carriers were going out of business one after another: Armenian Airlines, then Armavia and Air Armenia, all closed. Private operators also don't survive well. The current flag carrier, Armen...

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by Phosphorus
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 23389

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Bigelow's plans as well as others, for private LEO stations, whether for industry or even tourism, might ensure a market for Dragon and the Starliner beyond annual launches each to the ISS. However Russia is faced with losing revenue from both NASA and likely ESA too, they won't stop ferrying non R...

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by Phosphorus
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 328
Views: 50033

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

So, yes, it's being sold off, piecemeal. One might still get part of the action! Sounds like some a.netters should start a gofundme page and buy that stuff, then they can continue to manufacture 747s even if nobody's buying. ;) or we do a gofundme and buy some vitial toolings and then destroy them....

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by Phosphorus
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 23389

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

All of these criteria have been successfully met by ATV. But: 1) ATV is already retired 2) ATV took a heavy LV to launch 3) ATV was launching once a year, and that was basically enough To be fair, ATV was a political decision in every aspect. Europe was expected to provide some sort of launch capab...

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by Phosphorus
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 328
Views: 50033

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Didn't triumph sell the 747-tooling and the former factory already? The auctioning off began last year: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/equipment--machinery-from-boeing-747-fuselage-manufacturing-facility-to-be-sold-in-auction-300950290.html As you can see from auctioneer's site, a lot of ...

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by Phosphorus
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 23389

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Replacing Progress is somewhat tricky, as the new vehicle has to be compatible with all the existing spacial constraints for docking (it gets crowded at times at RusOS with all the visiting vehicles). It has to retain autonomous docking capabilities of Progress/Soyuz era, and capability to refuel Zv...

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by Phosphorus
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the MD-80
Replies: 39
Views: 5735

Re: Future of the MD-80

Canadian North and their 737-200 might be one way to figure out, where JT8D overhaul is possible. It's difficult to imagine Canadian North spending a boatload of money, on cockpit upgrades and other life extension programs, and having no engine overhaul shop contracted, to support their operations i...

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by Phosphorus
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 23389

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

That's a little over the top. The ISS cost "only" $150 billion to build and it's hardly designed with cost in mind. At ~40 launches with modules on board, you could launch a private ISS replica for $2 billion, plus the hardware cost for each module. You still have to assemble the thing in...

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by Phosphorus
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 51580

Re: Updated :Norwegian Bankruptcy

People here are amazingly ignorant about finance. There is no moral hazard here. The owners of the company, equity, have lost everything and been diluted down to 5% and then they've recapitalized the business and the debt holders have taken a huge write down and a majority share in a debt/equity sw...

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by Phosphorus
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1117
Views: 306892

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

All four engines of PH-BFS have already been removed by a KLM maintenance team from SFO and will be sent to the new owners. https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/101720238_1923486274455593_29823806226825216_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=ca434c&_nc_ohc=HuWot6Hk7_MAX8L7UIj&_nc_ht=scon...

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by Phosphorus
Sun May 31, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 328
Views: 50033

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

On a side note, haven't they already built a complete 2nd airframe for the AN 225 awaiting engine/electronics integration then the project got canned and subsequently the airframe is stored somewhere in Ukraine? Or is this a a.net myth? There is a fuselage, with a centre wing box, sitting in Antono...

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by Phosphorus
Sun May 31, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes Discussion Thread - Part 2
Replies: 33
Views: 4193

Re: Russian Military Crashes Discussion Thread - Part 2

Two military Mi-8 crashes in Russia, both with casualties: May 19th, near Klin: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/19/russian-military-helicopter-crashes-killing-crew-a70319 May 26th, in Chukotka: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/military-helicopter-crash-lands-russia-kills-board-7...

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by Phosphorus
Sat May 30, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 236
Views: 51339

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Latest movements (courtesy of skyliner-aviation.de): Boeing 747‑2J9F(SCD) 21486** 315 EP-CQA DLF in svc 27 May 2020 THR-BEG-THR, ex 5-8113 Boeing 747‑406(SCD) 28195 1090 PH-BFS KLM Royal Dutch Airlines ferried 25-26 May 2020 AMS-ORD-MHV, for part-out & scrap Boeing 747-436 28850 1144 G-CIVP Bri...

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by Phosphorus
Thu May 28, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover
Replies: 135
Views: 19748

Re: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover

What do you guys think? Will Condor survive the crisis after the deal with LOT is blown? Their main purpose, holiday flights, are currently being completely eliminated. A large part of the fleet is on the ground, only their long-haul Boeing 767s fly daily from And to China and Korea to bring medica...

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by Phosphorus
Fri May 22, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Laudamotion scaling down VIE base to 10 aircraft, from 16
Replies: 168
Views: 19906

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

Ryanair had already transferred the slots from OE to FR a few days back ... expecting this move by the unions. Good for the unions. The wages being offered were below the poverty line, with cabin crew expected to survive on just €850 a month. The wage was considered so low, the Austrian AMS reporte...

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by Phosphorus
Wed May 20, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 348
Views: 70131

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

If true, this is a game changer for A380 operations, spare parts supply situation, and overall type economics. https://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2020/05/17/exclusive-emirates-to-permanently-decommission-40-of-airbus-a380-fleet-axe-nearly-a-third-of-cabin-crew-and-pilots/ What is game changing abou...

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by Phosphorus
Sun May 17, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 348
Views: 70131

Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

https://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2020 ... nd-pilots/
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If true, this is a game changer for A380 operations, spare parts supply situation, and overall type economics.
https://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2020 ... nd-pilots/

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by Phosphorus
Sun May 17, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM buys a used 777-300 ER and 2 AMS slots for $23M
Replies: 104
Views: 28640

Re: KLM buys a used 777-300 ER and 2 AMS slots for $23M

Are all of the maintenance records required to put the plane into regular service physically contained within the plane at AM, or were they located at 9W at the time of seizure? Without those records the value of this plane is just the scrap value and the value of the parts that can be re-certified...

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by Phosphorus
Sun May 17, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63131

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

..... So I can see 20 to 30 of the 717 fleet bought from Boeing as cheap engine/parts donor frames and scrapped. The rest, I expect to fly. I expect DL to go on a used A320 buying binge when they see the market improving, but not buying anything below say MSN 2000. I base this off what I think cost...

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by Phosphorus
Sat May 16, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 32786

Re: Airlines Job Cuts

Hi guys, given the current situation in the aviation sector, many airlines will most likely cut many jobs. I'm just wondering (and I apologies if my question sounds stupid) how airlines decide on whom to particularly dismiss. Let's say the airline needs to dismiss 30 % of cabin crew staff. How do t...

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by Phosphorus
Sat May 16, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 55936

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

What capacity do you expect the 77L to be in the Qantas long range configuration for PS? I'd expect them to just put Qantas stickers over any Delta logo. The aircraft have fresh cabins. They have similar density to Qantas. On the New York route they wouldn't even need to block seats. I'm not sure i...

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by Phosphorus
Sat May 16, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread
Replies: 176
Views: 52361

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

Cubana was candid alright. They just forgot to mention that they got the airplanes in a complex barter deal (read: for no money) from Russia, and after Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2014, Russians failed to keep the flow of (free) spare parts active. Running a fleet with no spare parts, expired ai...

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