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by Phosphorus
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL retiring MD-80s quickly
Replies: 57
Views: 9975

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

Very good question. Perhaps Delta was granted a waiver for the MD88 subfleet until they are gone for good - end of 2020? Well, the very fact of a waiver to an operation of dozens of aircraft, this way, would be a bit disturbing. It's ADS-B, these things are smart, and allow for many improvements in...

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by Phosphorus
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL retiring MD-80s quickly
Replies: 57
Views: 9975

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

... ADS-B is coming. That puts a damper on the MD-80 future. How many MD-80/90 are under contract for an upgrade? Lightsaber That's something I don't get, and any info is appreciated. It is understood that ADS-B is mandatory for all commercial aircraft in the US, come January 1, 2020. Now, most opi...

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by Phosphorus
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL retiring MD-80s quickly
Replies: 57
Views: 9975

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

... ADS-B is coming. That puts a damper on the MD-80 future. How many MD-80/90 are under contract for an upgrade? Lightsaber That's something I don't get, and any info is appreciated. It is understood that ADS-B is mandatory for all commercial aircraft in the US, come January 1, 2020. Now, most opi...

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by Phosphorus
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will anyone pick up AA’s retired MD80’s ?
Replies: 35
Views: 6289

Re: Will anyone pick up AA’s retired MD80’s ?

.... Everts air cargo already has two MD-80s in their fleet. ... More like five, actually: https://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Everts%20Air-active-md80.htm Everts has also bought several ex-AA MD-80s as spare parts aircraft. ‘902 Plus, there were news that Everts bought an MD-80 simulator for insta...

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by Phosphorus
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will anyone pick up AA’s retired MD80’s ?
Replies: 35
Views: 6289

Re: Will anyone pick up AA’s retired MD80’s ?

https://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Eve ... e-md80.htm
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Gulfstream500 wrote:
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Everts air cargo already has two MD-80s in their fleet. ...


More like five, actually:
https://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Eve ... e-md80.htm

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by Phosphorus
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 183
Views: 42198

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I'm surprised Asiana Cargo haven't ordered a few 748F's to replace their 744BCF's. Wasn't there some regulation in Korea about not operating aircraft more than 20 years old that was passed a while ago ? Asiana appears to be literally fighting for its life: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic....

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by Phosphorus
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership
Replies: 106
Views: 19237

Re: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership

all flights cancelled as from tomorrow evening https://www.rtl.fr/actu/conso/aigle-azur-la-compagnie-francaise-annule-tous-ses-vols-a-partir-de-vendredi-soir-7798285321 KBP arrivals board already shows tonight's arrival (2.10 a.m. local time, September 6) and consequent departure for ORY at 4.20 as...

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by Phosphorus
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 4528

Re: Cubana Questions

Looks like Cubana's An-158 could be back in the business. Cubana (actually, leasing company "South American Aircraft Leasing S.A. (SAAL)" is mentioned) decided to cough up the cash for after-sales support and spare parts, and Antonov signed up to service them: https://biz.liga.net/all/tran...

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by Phosphorus
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH17 - 5 years ago
Replies: 55
Views: 7894

Re: MH17 - 5 years ago

The Russians seem to get worried. ROTTERDAM - Russia would like to involve a possible crown witness in the MH17 trial, Vladimir Tsemach, in a prisoner exchange with Ukraine. The AD reports on the basis of three different sources, including the independent Russian news site The Insider. Tsemach is a...

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by Phosphorus
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 183
Views: 42198

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

VirginFlyer wrote:
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Perhaps more pertinently, they are conspicuously owned by counties with significant sovereign wealth on the back of natural resources.

V/F


Well, if you mean original buyers -- yes.

However, Turkey and Morocco do not qualify as per your criteria. And ended up owning 747-8i BBJs.

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by Phosphorus
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 183
Views: 42198

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Boeing 747-8/BBJ aircraft sold in 2017 are L/N 1495 - 747-8Z5, RC009 for Qatar (UAE ntu) and the two 747- 85M aircraft, green delivered to the USAF PAR program. L/N 1519 - 747-85M , RC076 and L/N 1523 - 747-85M, RC077 are both classified as a 747-8I/BBJ ! If you look at the BBJ overview page below ...

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by Phosphorus
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 183
Views: 42198

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Based on 747classic's inventory report, six of the nine should be in operation: Kuwait - 1 UAE - 1 Turkey - 1 (a gift from Qatar) Brunei - 1 Qatar -2 Qatar has one more awaiting outfitting (a UAE NTU), there is one frame owned by a Saudi Arabian company that is for sale and Oman is awaiting deliver...

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by Phosphorus
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 183
Views: 42198

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

How many 747-8 BBJs are in operation now? Based on 747classic's inventory report, six of the nine should be in operation: Kuwait - 1 UAE - 1 Turkey - 1 (a gift from Qatar) Brunei - 1 Qatar -2 Qatar has one more awaiting outfitting (a UAE NTU), there is one frame owned by a Saudi Arabian company tha...

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by Phosphorus
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 183
Views: 42198

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

By the same token, it can be sold to any airline in the world. Apparently, none of them is interested, so far. There are three passenger 747-8 frames without operators, and none of the three existing airline operators appears interested in any of them at any reasonable price, even though they could...

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by Phosphorus
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 183
Views: 42198

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

blacksoviet wrote:
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Why can't this aircraft be sold to Air China?


It can.
Air China should want to buy it, before it can be sold to them, though.

By the same token, it can be sold to any airline in the world. Apparently, none of them is interested, so far.

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by Phosphorus
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 111
Views: 15612

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

.... The MD-80/90/95 have extremely high LOV cycle limit 110k cycles 110k hours. I believe MD didn’t built their jets with lap joints. What ever design they used it’s not as susceptible to fatigue issues. To bad their isn’t a big frieghter market for the MD-80’s Over at "American MD-80 Retirem...

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by Phosphorus
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 114979

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

One of the MD-80 simulators was sold to Everts and is now in Fairbanks. If they're smart, they'd buy a 2nd one for parts/spares! Well, that portends a longer life of MD-BX at Everts Air Cargo! Knowing, for how long they're keeping DC-6 flying, one can be pretty sure MD-8X will be operating in Evert...

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by Phosphorus
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 114979

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

One of the MD-80 simulators was sold to Everts and is now in Fairbanks. If they're smart, they'd buy a 2nd one for parts/spares! Well, that portends a longer life of MD-BX at Everts Air Cargo! Knowing, for how long they're keeping DC-6 flying, one can be pretty sure MD-8X will be operating in Evert...

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by Phosphorus
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 114979

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

god i can't wait for them to be scrapped No, many of them are getting new lifes at south america and Africa. AA's fleet of MD-8X is the youngest in the world, if Airfleets-net is to be believed. Remains to be seen, if this will help -- as with barely 250 MD-8X of all types still active, retirement ...

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by Phosphorus
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 187
Views: 28840

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Well, I guess that ends the debate on whether or not that frame will see active service again! Still, great job by the crew, its like a reverse swiss cheese scenario where a lot of the holes lined up to result in a very good outcome. I wonder who will eat the write-off bill. Any insurance company (...

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by Phosphorus
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.
Replies: 62
Views: 11610

Re: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.

The only major headache for the ATR 42 is the performance of the ATR 72. They are both superb aircraft and wonderful to fly on. As mentioned above, the -72 is being outmatched by the A220 and E2. It has pushed the ATR into the short and rough field niche, where the -42 does have advantages over the...

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by Phosphorus
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport concessions being moved airside
Replies: 24
Views: 2724

Re: Airport concessions being moved airside

If I were airport designers, I would design the restaurant where both airside and landside customers can access. Like putting the restaurant on the border and have two counters serving. in pre-9/11 world, and before Switzerland joined Schengen area, EuroAirport Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg, I tend to re...

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by Phosphorus
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 187
Views: 28840

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

There is another belly landing by a Russian airliner in history. A Tu-104 bellied landed in the Neva River in St. Petersburg. I recently came across this incident on the “The History Guy” on YouTube. I learned 2 things. This aircraft stayed afloat and was towed ashore with no pax injuries and Tu-10...

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by Phosphorus
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 187
Views: 28840

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1963_Aero ... r_ditching
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aircatalonia wrote:
This is indeed the Russian version of the Hudson miracle.

Hudson miracle, Soviet-style, actually happened in 1963, with Tu-124 ditching in Neva River in St.Pete:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1963_Aero ... r_ditching

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by Phosphorus
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU / KL IL-62
Replies: 40
Views: 7742

Re: SU / KL IL-62

Vibration eventually doomed Tu-114. There was a flying lab Tu-114, emulating flights from DME to Far East, but turning back mid-way -- so flying DME-DME -- daily. When fatigue cracks were discovered, and attributed to vibration loads -- the game was up, as the very design of the plane was prone to ...

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by Phosphorus
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU / KL IL-62
Replies: 40
Views: 7742

Re: SU / KL IL-62

... But .... the noise. It wasn't too bad in the back. I figured it was about the same as a Vanguard. (also known for vibration and noise). But when visiting the cockpit and walking forward, I honestly could not believe the noise and vibration at the front of the aircraft! There were only about 30 ...

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by Phosphorus
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership
Replies: 106
Views: 19237

Re: Aigle Azur at risk of ceasing operations

Things are not looking good for ZI :( Their Portuguese operations are to be sold to VY. Flights to Algeria and Mali to be moved to CDG while Moscow and Kiev will stay in ORY. MXP and BEY to be dropped, TXL having just ended. I don't get the point of keeping Moscow and Kiev in ORY unless this a bila...

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by Phosphorus
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU / KL IL-62
Replies: 40
Views: 7742

Re: SU / KL IL-62

Two points about initial Soviet Aeroflot requirements towards interior arrangements on mainline equipment: 1) Very generous space for coat hangers. Justified by the fact that Aeroflot flew to some of the most inhospitable climates, and every passenger was expected to show up in heavy coat, often fu...

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by Phosphorus
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU / KL IL-62
Replies: 40
Views: 7742

Re: SU / KL IL-62

Two points about initial Soviet Aeroflot requirements towards interior arrangements on mainline equipment: 1) Very generous space for coat hangers. Justified by the fact that Aeroflot flew to some of the most inhospitable climates, and every passenger was expected to show up in heavy coat, often fu...

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by Phosphorus
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU / KL IL-62
Replies: 40
Views: 7742

Re: SU / KL IL-62

Two points about initial Soviet Aeroflot requirements towards interior arrangements on mainline equipment: 1) Very generous space for coat hangers. Justified by the fact that Aeroflot flew to some of the most inhospitable climates, and every passenger was expected to show up in heavy coat, often fur...

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by Phosphorus
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 23723

Re: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

As far as this incident in Glasgow, they have a lot more than a 14 hour layover when going to Europe under normal circumstances. They don't normally land at 7am and then go again at 9pm. Just as an example, if they land at 7am with turn time of the plane the departure would be 8:30am. So really the...

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by Phosphorus
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1796
Views: 188647

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

... 737-900 (4/6) of 4 re-registered aircraft, 1 currently placed VT-JGC - 30412 - To SpiceJet as VT-SYL VT-JGD - 33740 - Stored (Still Registered to Jet Airways) VT-JLH - 35223 - Stored as OE-IDW - Ferried Lasham, UK - GECAS - Rumoured EIS Sky Up Airlines (Ukraine), Unconfirmed. VT-JLJ - 35225 - S...

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by Phosphorus
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 34694

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

... Again, I’d like to know how much money United is losing right now because of hidden city bookings. None. Actual losses are actually zero. Now, in the ephemeral world of "projected revenue, if not for those bargain-hunting pesky customers", probably there is theoretically un-accrued re...

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by Phosphorus
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 34694

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Hidden city bookings aren't new. IIRC, there was even a newsletter on how to book these in the 80's or early 90's. You might be thinking of good old Joe Sent Me/BizTravelLife by Joe Brancatelli Besides practical tips and ideas, he sometimes penned diatribes, including the immortal "Why We Hate...

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by Phosphorus
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112567

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I wonder how much feedstock is left in the 767-300 world. Would it would make sense for companies to start ordering new 767? I would think Boenig could keep the cost low. As of April of 19 they had 99 firm orders for 767, including the 38 Air Force Tankers. New aircraft would certainly resolve the ...

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by Phosphorus
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112567

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I wonder how much feedstock is left in the 767-300 world. Would it would make sense for companies to start ordering new 767? I would think Boenig could keep the cost low. As of April of 19 they had 99 firm orders for 767, including the 38 Air Force Tankers. New aircraft would certainly resolve the ...

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by Phosphorus
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 183
Views: 42198

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

.... Would it be cheaper to have this kind of conversion done in Israel? Possibly. Does it really solve the problems at hand (STC cost = someone has to eat it, rare frame = almost no probability of reusing the STC for further conversion, etc., as listed)? I'm afraid not. Also, if the owners are ind...

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by Phosphorus
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112567

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I wonder how much feedstock is left in the 767-300 world. Would it would make sense for companies to start ordering new 767? I would think Boenig could keep the cost low. As of April of 19 they had 99 firm orders for 767, including the 38 Air Force Tankers. New aircraft would certainly resolve the ...

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by Phosphorus
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 183
Views: 42198

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Jet Aviation must be desperate to see the back of that one as they've been shuffling it around their compound from one end to the other for over 6 years now! I wonder what the interior is like. It was only at San Bernadino for 3 months and then flew over to Kelly Field when 2 weeks later Al Saud di...

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by Phosphorus
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1796
Views: 188647

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

The maximum return for the debt holders will be to liquidate the assets in piecemeal fashion and forget about the slots. The remaining assets will have a better value being sold individually to different buyers than being sold as a single lot. The slots are now worth pretty much nothing, as there i...

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by Phosphorus
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1796
Views: 188647

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Could you elaborate on your comment? How would this impact the 2.5 trillion usd Indian economy ? The banks that loan to the leasing companies will get spooked. What India is doing is invalidating collateral loans. That means every tier of loan becomes pricier. Pricey loans slow economic growth. Lig...

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by Phosphorus
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of AT´s / AI´s 744s
Replies: 7
Views: 1721

Re: Future of AT´s / AI´s 744s

alweov wrote:
Do you know why Saudi Arabia specifically of all places?


Pilgrimage? Like Hajj?
India is home to hundreds of millions of Muslims, isn't it?

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by Phosphorus
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launch new 50 seater CRJ550 based on CRJ700
Replies: 114
Views: 26602

Re: Bombardier launch new 50 seater CRJ550 based on CRJ700

From economics and performance perspective, I failed to understand the move. However, when you look into this CRJ550 from a broader view it could well makes sens for Bombardier. I guess the only reason they do it is to make sure all those CRJ 700 keep flying. It is possible there are some kind of v...

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by Phosphorus
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-36 Question
Replies: 27
Views: 4220

Re: B-36 Question

... If the serial is to be believed, the contract for the XC-99 dates way back to 1943! .... I saw a reference to the order for the prototype was placed December 31, 1942 Pan Am is mentioned among civil customers, who placed an order for 15 planes, but later withdrew, when performance targets were ...

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by Phosphorus
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ukraine internation airlines - NTU 772
Replies: 1
Views: 886

Re: Ukraine internation airlines - NTU 772

I'll give you a link to a summary article, and Google translate is your friend from that point on: https://cfts.org.ua/news/2019/05/13/v_mau_rasskazali_o_sudbe_chetvertogo_boeing_777_kotoryy_dolzhen_byl_popolnit_ee_flot_53201 The gist of it is simple -- this particular frame was NTU, as condition wa...

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by Phosphorus
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246103

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Supposedly the business plan of the new Alitalia, developed by Ferrovie dello Stato (Italian railways) and Delta Airlines (in Italian): https://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/alitalia-ecco-piano-compagnia-piu-piccola-che-vola-piu-ACeqkFY Inviato dal mio Redmi Note 7 utilizzando Tapatalk Delusional busines...

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by Phosphorus
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belavia B733 runway excursion in Kyiv (IEV/UKKK)
Replies: 14
Views: 2733

Re: Belavia B733 runway excursion in Kyiv (IEV/UKKK)

The story of IEV and runway excursions, if you think of it, is quite fascinating. IEV, in essence, was a city commuter airport, and its destiny was to fly An-24's and Yak-40's until closure and redevelopment. Then, two things happened. First, Yak-42 came. The airport and the manufacturer and the ope...

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by Phosphorus
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belavia B733 runway excursion in Kyiv (IEV/UKKK)
Replies: 14
Views: 2733

Re: Belavia B733 runway excursion in Kyiv (IEV/UKKK)

Belavia seems to have a bit of a habit for runway excursions over here. In December 2017, they had a runway excursion in KBP. In December 2018, they had another runway excursion in KBP. Now, their runway excursion in IEV shut down the airport (IEV is a single-runway operation) I am actually not sure...

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by Phosphorus
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-36 Question
Replies: 27
Views: 4220

Re: B-36 Question

I loved the sound, it is so distinctive that even with an unexpected fly over I think I could still identify it by sound alone. If there are there any flying models left! Alas, per avgeekery, none flying. The “D” model also had 4 jet engines, 2 on each wing which I understand were used primarily to...

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