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by Begues
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 19
Views: 6818

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

The Second Avenue Subway in its complete extension will be opend before a new runway is built anywhere in New York, in fact planes will probably have been replaced by vertical take off and landing crafts by the time a new runway is politically possible.

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by Begues
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 93015

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Just how many seats can one squeeze in a 400? The only number I have seen is from the interview with the CEO that said 256, but that is surely not an optimized number like the A321 that went from 220 to 240 by moving around doors, toilets and galleries. It has a cabin that is atleast 3 meters longer...

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by Begues
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airports in Europe or North America?
Replies: 19
Views: 2197

Re: New Airports in Europe or North America?

For Europe it is easy to answer, next year it is planned that the new Lisbon airport will beguin contruction. It will be built in Montijo 42 km from the city centre and is designed to be easilly uppgradable up to and beyond 50 million passengers, the first phase will have 20-25 million pax capacity....

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by Begues
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Capital flight diverted to Shenzhen after tricky aborted landing at Macao amid fears of being hit by wind shear
Replies: 17
Views: 3261

Re: Beijing Capital flight diverted to Shenzhen after tricky aborted landing at Macao amid fears of being hit by wind sh

The plane must have been really beat up, otherwise it doesn't make much sense to divert all the way up to Shenzen when Zuhai is much closer.

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by Begues
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO to Europe
Replies: 26
Views: 6453

Re: SFO to Europe

BravoOne wrote:
SAS is probably the only commercial operator that got close to the NPOLE.


Finnair HEL-NRT that started in 1983 was the closest, they had to do a detour via the Bering Straight, so the routing was something like 89 deg north.

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by Begues
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO to Europe
Replies: 26
Views: 6453

Re: SFO to Europe

The Constellations and Super Constellations did not have the range for non-stop US west coast to Europe flights but the Starliner did and allowed TWA to introduce ‘over the Pole’ airliner flights to Europe. Over the Pole? SFO-LHR does not get near the Pole under any circumstances. The Great Circle ...

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by Begues
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms
Replies: 30
Views: 4243

Re: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms

Madrid is among the less polluted major cities in Western Europe. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/galleries/the-cleanest-capital-cities-on-earth/madrid/ BS From El País Madrid is by far the worst offender when it comes to exceeding limits for carbon dioxide (set at 200 µg/m3) and tiny polluting ...

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by Begues
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms
Replies: 30
Views: 4243

Re: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms

Greece is not recovering as a tourist destination. Greece has been breaking records for a few years now. The countries affecting Spain are the recovering Turkey/Tunisia/Egypt and also some other countries in records like Morocco, Portugal, Greece or Croatia. Bulgaria is a tiny holiday market. Exact...

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by Begues
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms
Replies: 30
Views: 4243

Re: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms

An interesting month in summer peak season (July) in Spain. http://www.aena.es/csee/ccurl/332/558/07.Estadisticas_Julio_2018.pdf - Barcelona's growth has massively slowed down, with only a +2.5% growth. That is particularly interesting because BCN is an inbound holiday market, so more seasonal in n...

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by Begues
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 3804

Re: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread

First, new links are appreciated. In my opinion Navi Mumbai will need to be dramatically expanded. Is there land to do so? Lightsaber In theory the airport could have more runways but it will open with 2. The terminal building will be built to support a total capacity of 60 million passengers a yea...

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by Begues
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 951
Views: 115680

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

And for payments, people use plastic. No need to spend a calory thinking about currencies. Actually, you have to spend even more calories to figure out all the transaction fees that your card service will charge you, 2 weeks of parking in Oslo airport and just the surcharge is enough to feed a whol...

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by Begues
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 951
Views: 115680

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

GOT it's not an hub, therefore is a not important airport. Manchester which is not even a mini-hub is the third most important airport in all of UK after Heathrow and Gatwick. It handled 28 million pax last year. Dusseldorf which neither is a mini-hub is the third airport in Germany with some 25 mi...

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by Begues
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 951
Views: 115680

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

I agree in general that Gothenburg has a lot of potential being as large as it is. On the other hand, it's only a three-four hours drive or train ride either direction to Oslo or Copenhagen. Turkish, Iran Air and Qatar.. they're all after the diaspora / immigrant market. That's what has changed the...

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by Begues
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BCN: Europe's black hole (El País Newspaper)
Replies: 21
Views: 6567

Re: BCN: Europe's black hole (El País Newspaper)

Barcelona airport has a lot of problems, both from a user standpoint but also from a design standpoint. Both terminals were designed by Ricardo Bofill, like his high profile spanish peers Calatrava and Candela, he prefer form over function. The new terminal 1 is a bad design in many ways. The buildi...

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by Begues
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris airports upcoming changes
Replies: 27
Views: 5658

Re: Paris airports upcoming changes

CDG projects (French only, note that future terminal 4 is not covered yet): https://www.parisaeroport.fr/passagers/paris-aeroport-change/paris-cdg-change Do you have any information about T4? From this article it seems that it will be built East of T1 and North of T2, but that T3 will disappear. ht...

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by Begues
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND
Replies: 36
Views: 5184

Re: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND

PEK/Daxing speaks for itself. Daxing is going to chop down PEK traffic numbers. China (and India) air traffic will certainly grow in the coming decades, but they will also continue to build new airports. Long term projections are always tricky, but at current growth rate, China will double from 1,1...

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by Begues
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND
Replies: 36
Views: 5184

Re: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND

Atlanta is at the top for the time being, but a lot of that traffic is made up of CRJ and E jets with 70-80 pax. The new up and comming asian airports don't have any regional traffic, it is all 737 or A320 with 170-190 pax at the bottom end. So even if they don't have 14 runways they can still outpa...

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by Begues
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CA looking to expand PEK with 4th runway in a bid to develop global super-hub
Replies: 16
Views: 2132

Re: CA looking to expand PEK with 4th runway in a bid to develop global super-hub

If they really want to add a 4th runway, they should build it next to the center runway where the original ramp is today. When the new airport open, the possibillity to demolish terminal 1 and 2 to make space for a new larger terminal and an additional runway will be there for a while. After that th...

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by Begues
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airline hub closures
Replies: 116
Views: 16113

Re: US airline hub closures

I still don't see the need for DL to keep a full-fledged hub at CVG and they ought to close it or downgrade it to a focus city (like RDU). Also, one or more of their European "hubs" (such as LHR) should close. Good points about AA hubs, thought I think the AA DCA could be closed. There re...

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by Begues
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 93
Views: 14160

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

How can it be cheaper than a conventional high-speed rail when there is: 1) a need to build air-tight tubes lined with powerful electromagnets 2) a need to maintain vacuum in the tube at all times 3) a need to devise a way to rescue a stopped train in the tube 4) a need to devise a way to cool the ...

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by Begues
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 93
Views: 14160

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

Beacuse the Hyperloop between San Francisco and Los Angeles will have to cross multiple earthquake generating faults, it will be insanely expensive to build it earthquake proof. You need to somehow build in the ability to maintain the vacuum in the event of a fault offset that can be upwards of 50 f...

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by Begues
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 60
Views: 13053

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

Huh?? In all recent polls, the Green Party (Miljöpartiet) falls below or is just on the limit of 4% of the votes required to get represenation in the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament). Not only is it likely that they will be out of Government, but also out of Parliament. And even in Government, they are...

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by Begues
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 60
Views: 13053

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

I think it is a given that SAS will give up on ARN given the political climate in Sweden (fanatical environmentalist in the government hellbent on shutting down airtravel), and in Norway it's not much better so HEL is defintely going to steal som traffic from both ARN and OSL. Also from my own expe...

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by Begues
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 60
Views: 13053

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

I know Copenhagen has some expansion planned, but until then I don't know that CPH could handle the extra capacity. They also have minimal capacity at HEL, so I don't see it coming. Could see one or two flights shifted to CPH or even OSL, but HEL is a long shot. HEL is in the middle of a large airp...

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