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by Ellofiend
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 51700

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

I count: 7 SQ A380's 6 CX B77W's 3 SQ B772's 7 XW B772's 3 TR B788's 2 CX A333's 2 5J A333's 7 5J A321's 3 KA A321's 4 MI B7M8's 2 FJ B7M8's 1 5J A320 4 TR A320's 7 KA A320's 2 2L F100's and 1 Alliance F70 For Reference: 5J = Cebu Pacific TR = Scoot 2L = Helvetica KA = Dragonair MI = Silkair XW = N...

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by Ellofiend
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 51700

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

I count: 7 SQ A380's 6 CX B77W's 3 SQ B772's 7 XW B772's 3 TR B788's 2 CX A333's 2 5J A333's 7 5J A321's 3 KA A321's 4 MI B7M8's 2 FJ B7M8's 1 5J A320 4 TR A320's 7 KA A320's 2 2L F100's and 1 Alliance F70 For Reference: 5J = Cebu Pacific TR = Scoot 2L = Helvetica KA = Dragonair MI = Silkair XW = No...

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by Ellofiend
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 51700

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

Does anyone recall the (I think, weekly?) SYD-ADL-HKG service? Is that purely cargo? I can't seem to find the flights on the website (just curious, not actually gonna book a ticket :) )

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by Ellofiend
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 391
Views: 90907

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

The 747 had a much more prolific history than the A380 did. However, didn't AF operate a few farewell flights for the A380? It wasn't all salt. They operated a single farewell flight only to airline staff. Even the airline didn't seem too emotional about seeing them go apart from posting a highligh...

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by Ellofiend
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 465
Views: 115516

Re: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330

Can't say I'll miss it, third-most boring and un-interesting aircraft on my list after the A332 and the A320 (No I don't dislike Airbus it just I find these aircraft less interesting than the next on my list, the B738) Can't wait for them to be replaced on the ADL route in due course with the A359/K...

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by Ellofiend
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM slap on the wrist for discrimination
Replies: 31
Views: 5683

Re: KLM slab on the wrist for discrimination

Damned if you do, damned if you don't, especially if there is some kind of Human Rights rep on board as was the case. Funny how it should happen to him and his wife of all people, perhaps I'm being too assuming and judgmental but I'm gonna say the case might not have gone this far if it happened to ...

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by Ellofiend
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 56144

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Does anyone know why the past two CX flights ex-ADL are originating in SYD? The first one was on the 12th (B77W) and the second one was today (A35K) It could be freight import/export or it could be a way to distribute arriving passengers in each port given the limits that apply now in each state. M...

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by Ellofiend
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 56144

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Does anyone know why the past two CX flights ex-ADL are originating in SYD? The first one was on the 12th (B77W) and the second one was today (A35K)

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by Ellofiend
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123574

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Any ideas as to the last flight of the DL 77L yet, or too far away to even hypothesise?

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by Ellofiend
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 391
Views: 90907

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

Does anyone in Lufthansa know of the status regarding the 747-400's? Methinks we'll see the end of them, I believe they have 9 left? BA had 26(?) and retired them all, frankly, I regard LH as the more pragmatic airlines among them and potentially their 748's could be sitting in the chair before long...

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by Ellofiend
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 56144

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Even with the capacity cuts, it can command the routes it does operate. EK is on terms with QF, EY is down, it's really only QR they have to contend with on the Kangaroo route. CX ain't going anywhere, KE, OZ, JL, NH, TG, CZ, CA, GA, and AI are either focused on other areas or on the floor. Well of...

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by Ellofiend
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 14008

Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

^Edit: Apparently OQC in SYD, the two in DRS and one in AUH haven't flown out to VCV yet even though I thought I saw them tracking over the Atlantic a few days ago

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by Ellofiend
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 56144

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

I genuinely, no bias at all, cannot see the A380 disappearing from the QF network, maybe reduce the fleet to 8-10 but I just can't see that happening. The pax range between the 789 and the a380 is just too large, operating 789's to LAX and LHR just isn't going to work if you take a moment to think a...

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by Ellofiend
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired
Replies: 456
Views: 105003

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

Surely everyone can pitch in a couple of bucks and get a bird preserved!? Our community is a couple hundred thousand strong is it not? Of course, this is trying times but we will survive, the 747...already dead. Perhaps BA will be willing to put one or two on display like the Concordes? Duxford or S...

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by Ellofiend
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 14008

Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

If I may, Qantas - almost all stored, OQK and OQL are en-route to LAX for storage in VCV, believe these to be the last to go into storage Asiana - all stored Korean - all stored China Southern - operating 4 in the last 2 days, 1 believed to be stored as having not flown for 5 days at this point Thai...

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by Ellofiend
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29745

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

Rex has some seriously mind numbing milk runs through outback Australia, (Brisbane-Toowoomba-Charleville-Quilpie-Windorah-Birdsville-Bedourie-Boulia-Mt Isa- Doomadgee-Burketown-Mornington Island-Karumba-Normanton-Cairns), 15 stops that is subsidised by QLD government. I don’t think the flight past M...

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by Ellofiend
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 56144

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Mein Gott, what a depressing year this has been, goodby 747's, now goodbye a380's as well. If I had one wish in my life, it would be that the a380's would come back, the 747's got their time in the sun but the poor superjumbos have always had it hard. Constantly labeled 'burdens', discarded by their...

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by Ellofiend
Sun May 31, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1290
Views: 196953

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

At my count, 34 of the 757's were stored following the announcement of the CV-19 outbreak by WHO, that's potentially 34 aircraft that AA has the option to reduce capacity within the current aircraft glut, but also 34 aircraft they won't have to follow up a potential rebound in pax demand. Who knows ...

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by Ellofiend
Mon May 18, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56573

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

How will CV-19 effect PS? This route is aimed at the biz traveller isn't it? Would the route still be viable considering the primary hits are to the leisure sector?

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by Ellofiend
Sun May 17, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1564
Views: 22770

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

Too little, too late. EK and the Emirati gambled on the big jet and after a couple of years of modest profit even when the aircraft were new and the market was near the peak, now that the market is damn near its lowest in history and the aircraft are older, the viability of Emirates is severely unde...

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by Ellofiend
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117764

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

EK already have access to QF FF which probably cost them near to nothing. Forking our millions to compete with QF sounds like a ridiculous proposal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk It does unless they now believe their existing models are maxxed out and potentially damaged for the forseeable fut...

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by Ellofiend
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117764

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Could it be possible that Qantas and Singapore Airlines form a strategic partnership for codeshare/frequent flyers between Singapore/Australia? I know SQ is Star Alliance and QF is One World, but these are new times and I don’t think for survival they really care about what alliance they belong to,...

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by Ellofiend
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117764

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Etihad will not buy into VA without significantly cashed-up backing, likewise for SQ however, HNA, well let's say they have a somewhat unlimited gold reserve in Beijing. It's almost like you could track bankrupt airlines by looking at EY's investment portfolio, perhaps QR could look into it I don't ...

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by Ellofiend
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338646

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Well, I am sure any self-respecting LCC will be taking full advantage of the situation... *sigh* R.I.P Flag Carriers. TG, MH, maybe GA, potentially OZ (those new shareholders are gonna be so happy with their new purchase), EY as well and while I don't know about EU or NA, I can't help but think abou...

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by Ellofiend
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Retro Livery: Error in Painting?
Replies: 15
Views: 4987

Re: Garuda Retro Livery: Error in Painting?

Rather odd that they would have "brand logo" as the labelling considering it would be a lot more in sync with the reason for the aircraft to call it "garuda image/livery/aircraft 1969-1985" it of calling it the rather tame and corporate/unimaginative "brand logo" wtf is...

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by Ellofiend
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: AF firms order for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 577
Views: 119806

Re: Update: AF firms order for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

In what order might we expect the AF380 routes to drop? I expect MEX and JFK would be among the last, where in the pole could we see PVG or LAX?

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by Ellofiend
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 257746

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

What a fantastic thread, I don't know why QF even bother having bean counters when we clearly have the most experienced and best informed right here on airliners.net! The answer is so obvious and clear as pointed out here!

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by Ellofiend
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65048

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Flight QF75 from Sydney to Vancouver https://fr24.com/QFA75/232896d6 https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191212/b0c9736e5739c4adf34f67d128cb2dad.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I am assuming this developed from the SFO downgauge? Where did the extra equipment for SIN come from?

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by Ellofiend
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Emirates cancels 6 77W and 24 777X; additional 11 777X are subject to reconfirmation
Replies: 62
Views: 19105

Re: Emirates may reduce 777X if situation continues

It would appear that this case goes under Emirates "Year of Tolerance" campaign (Towards people who won't open their gate and let them in! *Shh* *Shh*)

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by Ellofiend
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2019 Loads
Replies: 17
Views: 2488

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2019 Loads

So in order of total LF, we have: Lufthansa 92% JAL 91% Qantas 86% Qatar 82% Korean 80% British 80% Air France 75% Emirates 74% (Intercontinental excluding South America) So it seems that establishment is not the issue at DFW? JAL having only started in last year (nearly 2 years) and AF only March t...

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by Ellofiend
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Calin grounds A330neo due to chemical odors
Replies: 19
Views: 5166

Re: Air Calin grounds A330neo due to chemical odors

Geez, waste $$ Boeing 738Max, Airbus 330NEO, A220 engine, Airbus 320 NEO engines and B787 Trent engines too many issues. than old times 707, 737-200,727 DC8 or DC-9 less issued I don't understand old technology was fine and new technology are having more problems. The computer can't read it people ...

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by Ellofiend
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43492

Re: Emirates CEO slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

I reckon it will be inevitable that the ultra-large aircraft will re-enter the market, it's a when not an if. Airports such as LAX, SYD, JFK, LHR, CDG, FRA, SIN, DXB, BKK, and more are constrained as it is, some are expanding and could continue to expand, but many of the central connecting points of...

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by Ellofiend
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 196
Views: 67855

Re: Asiana Airlines News and Developments Discussion Thread

As Asiana has the Kumho group logo as their own, I suppose we will be seeing this change? Along with the livery possibly? I have heard the name will remain however for the foreseeable future

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by Ellofiend
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Air Arabia to form AUH LCC
Replies: 46
Views: 9520

Re: Etihad and Air Arabia to form AUH LCC

Maybe off-topic, but have we heard much from Qatar lately besides the daily barrage of "We will leave Oneworld if such and such do such and such"?

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by Ellofiend
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline
Replies: 118
Views: 26577

Re: KLM retires A330's, becomes all Boeing airline

Weren't the A330s ordered as a replacement for the 767-300s? Interesting to see KLM hold on to the 747s for as long as they have and remove the A330s so quickly. This comes from the "problem" big European operators face compared to US-operators and why smaller WBs have a hard time to be s...

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by Ellofiend
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing whistleblower raises doubts over 787 oxygen system
Replies: 42
Views: 10674

Re: Boeing whistleblower raises doubts over 787 oxygen system

Boeing needs to get their act together. Even though such problems have already been discussed in the 787 production issues thread, this, on the other hand, is a life-endangering practice that really is disturbing.

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by Ellofiend
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delhi air so polluted planes diverting
Replies: 32
Views: 7977

Re: Delhi air so polluted planes diverting

Delhi pollution would be particularly bad around now with the monsoon season over and the Diwali having just passed, the pollution would be sitting right over Delhi and nothing anyone can do about it, unfortunately. Edit: https://waqi.info/#/c/28.611/77.547/8.6z , earlier today I saw readings into t...

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by Ellofiend
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 85777

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

VH-OJU will be leaving the QF fleet tomorrow on departure to LAX and onto whatever the future holds for her. Alas, the last of the -400 base models will have left unfortunately...and then there were 6

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by Ellofiend
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight times from London to Sydney could be 80% shorter by the 2030s,
Replies: 45
Views: 12584

Re: Flight times from London to Sydney could be 80% shorter by the 2030s,

Not going to happen. I see planes getting slower actually. The best scenario is that this technology goes into the 'black' world as a classified military development. Please explain aircraft getting slower, How do you figure? am I dumb or do people want faster instead of slower? I do in fact seeing...

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by Ellofiend
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19695

Re: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR

Well TLV is commencing tomorrow, should be interesting to see the yield rates on these flights. I imagine in my un-informed view that VS is one of the last carriers LY wanted to compete with, I assume a good chunk of the tourism is from back-packers which VS no-doubt has their business marked with.

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by Ellofiend
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 144063

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

I would have genuinely liked it if they had an accent of orange, that's all they need to make it a fantastic livery IMO

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by Ellofiend
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 144063

Re: Updated: SAS to present new livery by September 19th, 2019

QuawerAir wrote:
Given all these hints, it seems like the new livery will be similar to this one at Check-in.dk (this pic hasn't been posted yet, I think):

Image


Please, not another tail-wrap in dual-tone

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by Ellofiend
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not A Good Thing To See - Pilot And Flight Attendant In Physical Altercation At PHL
Replies: 46
Views: 15520

Re: Not A Good Thing To See - Pilot And Flight Attendant In Physical Altercation At PHL

For those of you who think that such actions are uncommon and are not part of human life, all you need to do is take a read of this very thread, while what we post here is rarely associated with that of our employer's attitude towards said subject the principles remain the same, people are imperfect...

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by Ellofiend
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Probe launched after oxygen bottles on CX planes found half-empty before flight from YYZ to HKG
Replies: 27
Views: 11289

Re: Probe launched after oxygen bottles on CX planes found half-empty before flight from YYZ to HKG

Sorry but I worked in maintenance and partially discharged bottles are very common. Flight crews would check the flight crew bottles for serviceability as their pre-flight check and may not close the valves well, resulting in oxygen leaking out slowly. It could also be a system leak, it is typical ...

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by Ellofiend
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.
Replies: 62
Views: 15744

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

I was thinking a potential Regional Express order to replace their rather large fleet of Saab 340's I mean the youngest to of the 42 are over 22 years old. Considering the environment and limitations, I think this could fit the bill for at least a partial fleet replacement quite nicely

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by Ellofiend
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 146
Views: 27355

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

I see the only way for CX out of this is to position the economic stability of HK between the airline and China, that is, if worse comes to worst, we can always expect a logical solution, China doesn't want to see their "goodwill" go down the drain it really has tried for so long to gain m...

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by Ellofiend
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 96
Views: 28452

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

I’ve had the privilege of participating in the delivery of an airliner. No perceptible discrepancies are tolerated. It just doesn’t happen. If something is wrong it is either fixed, or compensated for, but usually fixed. Multiple people spend multiple days ensuring that it’s a good machine. Either ...

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by Ellofiend
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 136
Views: 19590

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

For those arguing on the topic of Government subsidies, most of you have seen it as a black and white deal when in fact it is not, the subsidies me and you have an issue (or not, that's fine) with is in relation to the support donated by the governing institutions of the respective airlines country ...

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by Ellofiend
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 8692

Re: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019

Is there any update as to the situation with TG's 744's? It seems they are holding onto the Sydney and Phuket as the only permanent routes with the others being rather ad-hoc, are there plans to change these to A350's or B777's?

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by Ellofiend
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 27240

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Why are the airlines upgauging? To lower frequencies or to transport more people? Bigger jets pollute more than smaller jets. I don't understand why these people are vilifying commercial aviation, it would appear to me that two people flying around in a corporate jet are the problem. It would appear...

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