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by A380MSN004
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investment firms / Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Re: Investment firms / Airlines

Thanks for your feedbacks.

To add more datas in this topic, for starting Volotea (V7) back in 2011 Carlos Munoz and his team manage to raise 35M€ via the following investment funds :
Corpfin
CCMP
Axis Participaciones

That's a huge amount of money for a "Seed"

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by A380MSN004
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investment firms / Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Investment firms / Airlines

Hi guys, I recently noticed that Bain Capital investment firm bought Virgin Australia. They were fighting against Cyrus Capital Partners. Obviously those two firms showed up when Virgin Australia finances were distressed. I would like to know if anyone here has an idea of the investment strategy/pre...

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by A380MSN004
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 765
Views: 109612

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

Link is working this time, thanks.

So Chorus aviation is trying to either sale or lease this frame. Interesting.

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by A380MSN004
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 765
Views: 109612

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

ihttps://www.skyworld.co.uk/wp-conten...NE-2020-OP.pdf G-ECOF, which I understand is leased, being offered for sale. Is 22,000 hours a lot for a DHC8?. It's approx 1800 Hours / year. Triple Delta who is flying for an EU Carrier said his airline is clocking 2500 hours / Year. Spicejet is about 2800-...

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by A380MSN004
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline for the Canary Islands
Replies: 11
Views: 3305

Re: New airline for the Canary Islands

Article is unclear regarding the AOC. Do they have it already or not ? Are they buying the 320 from RC or is it being leased to them by RC? If the latter I'd imagine they could use the Atlantic AOC initially? According to the article below, the airline AIR ONE is holding a valid AOC and was founded...

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by A380MSN004
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline for the Canary Islands
Replies: 11
Views: 3305

Re: New airline for the Canary Islands

Article is unclear regarding the AOC. Do they have it already or not ?

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by A380MSN004
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most seasonal airports
Replies: 22
Views: 1400

Re: Most seasonal airports

Ibiza

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by A380MSN004
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 16563

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020

[*] Has someone some data to the Q400? I have recently already counted a number of 110 Q400, who are already on the market (as airlines have collapsed) or will retire till mid of 2021. According to IBA Lease rate DHC 8 - 400 : 60 000 USD / month / 10 YO frame Lease rate DHC 8 - 400 : 100 000 USD / M...

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by A380MSN004
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 16563

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020

Heard on another thread (the "Play" one) that some lessors now are offering deals per flight hours. What are the general terms of such deals ? Even if the lessee pay per hour, is there a minimum required hours per month ? Does such deals are just temporary or can they be long like 6-10 yea...

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by A380MSN004
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY
Replies: 163
Views: 29687

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

Yeah it seems quite risky to start operations at this time of year and under these circumstances. They however have at least two things going for them. According to people in the know bookings in and out of Iceland have been surprisingly healthy after the country announced its reopening. Secondly, ...

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by A380MSN004
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Retires First A380
Replies: 75
Views: 15827

Re: Emirates Retires First A380

Why did they repaint it white, seems like a waste of money? Even if this one is leased and the owner wants it white, you would think Emirates would split the savings of not having to repaint it with the owner and they would gladly accept since there is a 99.99% chance this aircraft gets scrapped. T...

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by A380MSN004
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Retires First A380
Replies: 75
Views: 15827

Re: Emirates Retires First A380

I still wonder why no airline has managed to make the A380 work as a low-cost cattle class plane? An all-economy seating A380 can host 853 passengers. Around $30 per km in fuel. ATH to SIN is about 5621km, making fuel costs around $168630. Divided by 853 it would mean $197 as a minimum ticket price...

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by A380MSN004
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 17694

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

High Speed turboprops. How fast a "fast turboprop" can go ?
A400M is M 0.7
Is there any faster turboprop on the market?

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by A380MSN004
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7237

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

Noshow wrote:
Didn't they just cancel their electric Avro demonstrator?

They did but now they gonna have Fresh cash to finalize this research demonstrator

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by A380MSN004
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7237

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

kyu wrote:
So is the French government attempting to dictate Airbus which planes to develop?
Since when do governments know which products are good for companies?
I really hope this plan hasn't been finalized yet and that the German and Spanish governments will kill it.


Reminds the Concorde saga

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by A380MSN004
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpaceX Starlink Satellites / Internet during flights
Replies: 16
Views: 2682

Re: SpaceX Starlink Satellites / Internet during flights

No knowledge directly on the tech but the 3-sat ViaSat3 Ka band constellation is still scheduled for the next couple of years. Can't imagine this would still be going ahead if Musk's fleet was a game changer for aircraft. Possibly very different matter for remote properties You need to work on your...

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by A380MSN004
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpaceX Starlink Satellites / Internet during flights
Replies: 16
Views: 2682

Re: SpaceX Starlink Satellites / Internet during flights

Does starlink will use KU nor KA Bands? According to a couple FCC filings I just looked up, the Wikipedia article on Starlink is correct that they will use both Ka and Ku, but mostly Ku. I also see some mentions of V-band in Wikipedia, but that's not in the two documents I happen to be looking at n...

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by A380MSN004
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpaceX Starlink Satellites / Internet during flights
Replies: 16
Views: 2682

SpaceX Starlink Satellites / Internet during flights

Hi guys, It seems that SpaceX is increasing the launch of Starlink satellites and apparently the Starlink internet system will be available for US & Canada by the end 2020. As starlink is using hundreds of low altitude satellites, would this new internet provider could change the game of the int...

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by A380MSN004
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 17694

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

Does Turboprops OEM can do a "NEO" ?
Like a PW127 or 150 NEO with 20/25% lower fuel burn ?

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by A380MSN004
Sun May 24, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60430

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

So what happens to the leases while these planes are stored? Will AF still pay them or will they find a way to get out of the leasing contracts? They will negociate. AF said the A380 phase out from their fleet will cost them around 500M€. In this number there is an estimated amount they Will pay To...

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by A380MSN004
Sun May 24, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60430

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

So what happens to the leases while these planes are stored? Will AF still pay them or will they find a way to get out of the leasing contracts? They will negociate. AF said the A380 phase out from their fleet will cost them around 500M€. In this number there is an estimated amount they Will pay To...

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by A380MSN004
Sat May 23, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Easyjet / In-Flight Entertainement Airtime
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Easyjet / In-Flight Entertainement Airtime

Hi guys, I'm flying quite often Easyjet but never had a chance to try their wireless IFE "Airtime". Does anyone here already tried it? https://www.futuretravelexperience.com/2017/09/easyjet-to-launch-wireless-in-flight-entertainment-portal/ https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/uk-news/eas...

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by A380MSN004
Sat May 23, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60430

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

Its now. AF Will resume flights without A380 as far as they said

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by A380MSN004
Sat May 23, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60430

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

Does anyone have a list of the exposed A380s lessors ?

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by A380MSN004
Thu May 21, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea announces 15 new routes for Summer 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 3479

Re: Volotea announces 15 new routes for Summer 2020

It's interesting to notice that Volotea didnt make any statement during the lockdown over Spain/Italy/France, the 3 biggest markets of Volotea.

Is their employment model is such flexible ? (A la Ryanair)

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by A380MSN004
Tue May 19, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 45410

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread

Hi everyone, I recently saw the video of a Dash 8 - 400 from Fly baboo who used to operate flights from St Tropez (LFTZ) to some Geneva. here is the video : https://youtu.be/MBGnE8YE-Yg LFTZ runway is pretty short (1180m) and PCN Low 8TRSI - 12TJ Obviously those operations were payload restricted. I...

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by A380MSN004
Sun May 03, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines on the brink of bankruptcy
Replies: 15
Views: 5551

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines on the brink of bankruptcy

Does anyone got an idea regarding load factors on the route operated by Cabo Verde before COVID?

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by A380MSN004
Fri May 01, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "In town" airports / Your favorites
Replies: 58
Views: 4018

"In town" airports / Your favorites

Hi everyone, With the almost end of the TXL airport it's another "in town" international airport who is closing. I personnaly find this type of airports very usefull but more and more are closing for bigger and further airports. I find also very convenient Milano LIN / London LCY Can you g...

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by A380MSN004
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus puts 3 A321neo and 3 A320 made for AirAsia up for sale
Replies: 57
Views: 11672

Re: Reuters: Airbus puts 3 A321neo and 3 A320 made for AirAsia up for sale

Antaras wrote:
https://simpleflying.com/airasia-airbus-deliveries-2020/
So, no more deliveries this year.
Means that we have some more ntu airframes.....


How many ntu frames in total ?

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by A380MSN004
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts
Replies: 66
Views: 10277

Re: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts

Can you please provide any proof why 2021 will be VERY tough for Airbus and not Boeing? It may not be a one way street but it works both ways. Airbus relies too much on NEO profits and it just isn't plausible the MAX isn't shipping in 2021. Oh, Boeing won't have a great 2021, but Boeing has had a h...

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by A380MSN004
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 765
Views: 109612

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

One more questions guys. The reason why Flybe collapsed are still unclear for me. I'd like to know if Flybe was just operating Q400s (not the Embraers) + cleared the extra office ground staff they seems to have, would the airline still competitive over the UK? Or because of the very strong competit...

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by A380MSN004
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36306

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

Agreed that these are not new build. However, with a limit of Validity of 80,000 cycles and 120,000 hours, the CRJ-550s will fly for a long time. As an aerospace R&D engineer, of course I want new development. But as I noted, this is a while away before demand is sufficient. The market for 50 s...

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by A380MSN004
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 765
Views: 109612

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

Other than the LHR example, are the Flybe fleet generally still sat at the airports they made their final passenger services to, or have they been assembled somewhere ? I daresay it's low priority just now, but it must be costing administrators a fortune having them all spread out at different airp...

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by A380MSN004
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 765
Views: 109612

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

One more questions guys. The reason why Flybe collapsed are still unclear for me. I'd like to know if Flybe was just operating Q400s (not the Embraers) + cleared the extra office ground staff they seems to have, would the airline still competitive over the UK? Or because of the very strong competiti...

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by A380MSN004
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dash 8 - 400 life duration
Replies: 11
Views: 2739

Re: Dash 8 - 400 life duration

Assuming maintenance and checks had been done properly, until what age a such aircraft can fly a busy schedule with acceptable economics for the airline? IE not having a crazy budget on maintenance for instance. Danish Air Transport and its Lithuanian daughter company are reliably flying scheduled ...

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by A380MSN004
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts
Replies: 66
Views: 10277

Re: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts

I'm curious to know what's gonna be the real selling price of the MAX once certified over 2021.?

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by A380MSN004
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW (Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter) enters administration
Replies: 15
Views: 5040

Re: LGW (Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter) enters administration

Wow this is crazy. 15 more DH8Ds back on the market. Before COVID very few of them were available on the second hand market. Now it's approx 100 frames avails.

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by A380MSN004
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic negotiating for faster A220 delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 4746

Re: AirBaltic negotiating for faster A220 delivery

If they're smart with their negotiation, this could be a good two-way door - if demand starts picking up strongly in the next couple years, they'll be poised to take advantage and if demand is slow to recover, they can look to defer or pressure Airbus to cut rate. Now that they've retired the 737/Q...

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by A380MSN004
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dash 8 - 400 life duration
Replies: 11
Views: 2739

Re: Dash 8 - 400 life duration

A few answers for you: The lifetime of a Q400 is not determined in years, but by hours of use and cycles, just like most other aircraft. The limit for the Q400, is 80,000 flight hours or flight cycles, I believe. So you'd need to know the hours and cycles of the aircraft you're asking about, in ord...

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by A380MSN004
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dash 8 - 400 life duration
Replies: 11
Views: 2739

Dash 8 - 400 life duration

Hi guys, I've noticed Austrian is flying an old DASH 8 400s fleet with an average age of 21 YO. OE-LGQ is MSN 4003 which means it's the 3rd DASH 8 400 built and still flying (First Flight 29 July 1998). Before being in the Austrian fleet she was flying for Tyrolean Airways & Austrian Arrows whic...

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by A380MSN004
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus puts 3 A321neo and 3 A320 made for AirAsia up for sale
Replies: 57
Views: 11672

Re: Reuters: Airbus puts 3 A321neo and 3 A320 made for AirAsia up for sale as crisis deepens

can "last minute buyers" expect discounts higher than the typical -50% from the list price?

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by A380MSN004
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Financial VS Operating Lease
Replies: 8
Views: 1776

Re: Financial VS Operating Lease

Thanks for you feedback guys.
In case of Operating lease, does the lessor provides extra services to the lessee such as training pilots, tech, cabin crew?
Maintenance is included?

many thanks for your feedbacks.

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by A380MSN004
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GECAS Cancels 69 737 MAX Orders
Replies: 17
Views: 7070

Re: GECAS Cancels 69 737 MAX Orders

those frames was supposed to go to which airline(s)?

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by A380MSN004
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Financial VS Operating Lease
Replies: 8
Views: 1776

Financial VS Operating Lease

Hi everyone, I'd like to understand what are the benefits for an airline to lease an aircraft via an Operating lease instead of a Financial lease. Major Operating lessors are guys like GECAS, Avolon, CDB, NAC Aviation while Financial lessors are usually banks. Regarding the airline what is the benef...

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by A380MSN004
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 41549

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

What about Hop! ?

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by A380MSN004
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 759
Views: 137405

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

They gonna have even more cheaper used E190s.
Btw do we have an idea of how much gonna be the lease for the first E190 from Azul ?

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by A380MSN004
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A321neo longest flight?
Replies: 5
Views: 2302

Re: A321neo longest flight?

SEZ - TLS with a flight test A321 prototype (light payload) + 3ACTs.
10h50 flight time - 4109 NM

It was back in March 2018

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by A380MSN004
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic going all Airbus A220 - smaller carrier
Replies: 83
Views: 13359

Re: AirBaltic going all Airbus A220 - smaller carrier

I think at some point (but I'm pretty skeptical due to modern "economics") there will be a speed train connecting Tallinn, Riga, Kaunas, Warsaw with direct airport connections. The question is when... The other option - ATR 72/42. They are the most economical 70-seaters I guess, if the wo...

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