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by ITSTours
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR New Terminal One
Replies: 10
Views: 1908

Re: EWR New Terminal One

What happens to the current terminal A? It isn't clear after some Google search.

Those "bulbs" seem to be eliminated, but what about the main building?

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Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines News and Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 184
Views: 63206

Re: Asiana Airlines News and Developments Discussion Thread

Asiana might have its own problems, but it found money to acquire 12.7 million additional shares in Air Busan, increasing its stake to 55.1%. As a convertible bond of 416M USD. I don't know where Asiana got the money from. They are suffering from capital impairment. Meanwhile, the HDC-Asiana acquis...

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Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Not Answering Phones!
Replies: 15
Views: 2669

Re: Delta Not Answering Phones!

This thread has run off the rails! Why don't we try to help this guy? O.K., I haven't flown Delta during this coronavirus pandemic, but I got some help from them during big-time irregular ops last year by calling their help desk at 1-855-548-2505. I left my cellphone number for them to call back, a...

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Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Not Answering Phones!
Replies: 15
Views: 2669

Re: Delta Not Answering Phones!

Extremely frustrating indeed. They are not even letting me wait for the call. They downright hang up the call.

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Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most distant/inconvenient airports to their city
Replies: 50
Views: 3024

Re: The most distant/inconvenient airports to their city

IAD will be off the list soon. Hopefully!

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Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 9945

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

I just ran some numbers through my my models and the 77L taking a 40t payload out of JNB direct to ATL would require about 309t takeoff weight (looks to be about the limit looking at the ACAPS takeoff chart) and would burn about 117t of fuel over the course of about 16:08. Assuming that the A350 we...

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Thu May 14, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56241

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

saab2000 wrote:
It seems as if news on the MAX and a return to airworthiness has dropped off to near zero. Does anyone with inside knowledge know of work happening on this front?


I was going to ask the same thing.

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by ITSTours
Thu May 14, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines News and Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 184
Views: 63206

Re: Asiana Airlines News and Developments Discussion Thread

OZ plans restart 13 additional routes in June. https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/tech/2020/05/774_289532.html Weekly capacity from ICN Airport May June NRT 7 7 PEK 0 7 PVG 0 7 NKG 0 2 TAO 0 3 WEH 0 3 CGQ 1 3 HRB 0 2 YNJ 0 4 DLC 0 2 CAN 0 4 XIY 0 2 CTU 0 2 HKG 2 2 TPE 5 5 MNL 3 4 PNH 3 4 HAN 3 7 SGN ...

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by ITSTours
Thu May 14, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs
Replies: 56
Views: 12694

Re: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs

Is it possible that how Korea dealt with Covid-19 could mean KE will be in a favorable position once traveling becomes normalized again? If Korea had a strong domestic market, sure, but as you know it doesn't. Indeed GMP-CJU is the busiest route but that's really the only route they can make a lot ...

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Thu May 14, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

JNB-ATL might have some issues with A350 due to it being hot and high. But with the new 280t MTOW I don't know until Delta proves with real flying. On the other hand, LAX-SYD is absolutely possible. The route is even shorter than current A350 routes and none of them are high altitude. It is downrigh...

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by ITSTours
Thu May 07, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A380 pilots may lose currency. Flying A380 for belly cargo?
Replies: 42
Views: 8395

Re: Asiana A380 pilots may lose currency. Flying A380 for belly cargo?

Second day of flights carrying nothing. Same HL7625 A380.

Yesterday they did 9 flights, so 3 pilots. They finished 8 flights today. Most likely they'll do one more to get 3 more pilots done.

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by ITSTours
Wed May 06, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 30954

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

It's pretty clear that what Clark is meaning is the fact that the A380 was discontinued in 02/2019. So don't get too excited. Yeah, this is right. I read the original source. This is nothing dramatical. https://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/emirates-tim-clark-coronavirus-is-a-black-swan-even...

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by ITSTours
Sat May 02, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A380 pilots may lose currency. Flying A380 for belly cargo?
Replies: 42
Views: 8395

Re: Asiana A380 pilots may lose certifications. Flying A380 for belly cargo?

Just ground them until Thailand allows foreign nationals to enter. It isn't like A380's are suddenly in demand. Or any country with an A380 sim for that sake. Positioning all crews in business class to France or Germany (there must be A380 sims there) is much cheaper than doing circuits. Asiana won...

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by ITSTours
Sat May 02, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A380 pilots may lose currency. Flying A380 for belly cargo?
Replies: 42
Views: 8395

Re: Asiana A380 pilots may lose certifications. Flying A380 for belly cargo?

But KAL has a simulator and share the simulator would save costs. A simulator is in no need of a heavy check or run out of FH or FC like the aircraft I agree that KAL sharing the simulator would be the best solution. Low cost, and much much more environment-friendly. But KAL is not willing to do so...

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by ITSTours
Sat May 02, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A380 pilots may lose currency. Flying A380 for belly cargo?
Replies: 42
Views: 8395

Re: Asiana A380 pilots may lose certifications. Flying A380 for belly cargo?

Would it have to be just belly cargo? AC has taken out the seats of several of their 77Ws and are using them for cargo. PPE, which is much of the cargo being moved around these days, is light enough that it wouldn't require reinforced floors. Or simply put a box of PPE on each seat and cover them w...

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by ITSTours
Sat May 02, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A380 pilots may lose currency. Flying A380 for belly cargo?
Replies: 42
Views: 8395

Re: Asiana A380 pilots may lose certifications. Flying A380 for belly cargo?

As the OP points out, OZ doesn't have access to A380 sims. They used to contract this out to TG but can't go there due to the border closure; meanwhile KE isn't about to share their own sims. If they really need to, some touch and gos are probably cheaper than almost empty long haul flights. Howeve...

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by ITSTours
Fri May 01, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A380 pilots may lose currency. Flying A380 for belly cargo?
Replies: 42
Views: 8395

Re: Asiana A380 pilots may lose certifications. Flying A380 for belly cargo?

There are sims that could be used to keep pilots current. It is much cheaper and accomplishes the same thing as bounces in the aircraft. As the OP points out, OZ doesn't have access to A380 sims. They used to contract this out to TG but can't go there due to the border closure; meanwhile KE isn't a...

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by ITSTours
Fri May 01, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A380 pilots may lose currency. Flying A380 for belly cargo?
Replies: 42
Views: 8395

Re: Asiana A380 pilots may lose certifications. Flying A380 for belly cargo?

Asiana Airlines pilots may lose Airbus A380 certifications next month due to lack of flights There is no loss of certificate, they would just be a loss of currency. The priority would be for the training pilots as they can get the regular pilots current again on the aircraft. I don’t think this wou...

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by ITSTours
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Q1 2020 Results
Replies: 26
Views: 4743

Re: United announces Q1 2020 Results

So they are not on the verge of bankruptcy then.

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by ITSTours
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A380 pilots may lose currency. Flying A380 for belly cargo?
Replies: 42
Views: 8395

Asiana A380 pilots may lose currency. Flying A380 for belly cargo?

Asiana Airlines pilots may lose Airbus A380 certifications next month due to lack of flights http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_business/942524.html Pilots need to make three takeoffs and landings within 90 days for type certification. Asiana (and Korean Air) doesn't fly A380 for an ob...

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by ITSTours
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there so many transpacific flights from LAX today (4/25)?
Replies: 19
Views: 8506

Re: Why are there so many transpacific flights from LAX today (4/25)?

I guess OZ2053 is a cargo-only flight operated by pax 359?

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by ITSTours
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9
Replies: 94
Views: 25045

Re: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9

Air Premia was assigned IATA code if YP and ICAO code of ABZ. Registrations for first 3 787s arriving this year reserved as HL8387, HL8388, and HL8389. Nothing says South Korea like Aberdeen... On a serious note, I would doubt that the capacity for this much additional capacity between the US and A...

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by ITSTours
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7698

WTI Oil price goes negative

https://oilprice.com/oil-price-charts/45

Well what a crazy time to live.

WTI is -37 USD per barrel. What is the impact on the air transportation?
There's a big spread between jet kerosene and crude oil now. Can airlines stock up the crude and ask for processing later?
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https://oilprice.com/oil-price-charts/45

Well what a crazy time to live.

WTI is -37 USD per barrel. What is the impact on the air transportation?
There's a big spread between jet kerosene and crude oil now. Can airlines stock up the crude and ask for processing later?

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by ITSTours
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 152421

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

Well, Japanese government has banned "US-bound foreigners" to enter the country, so I assume not many US airlines will fly to Haneda.

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by ITSTours
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines News and Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 184
Views: 63206

Re: Asiana Airlines News and Developments Discussion Thread

HDC Hyundai Development Company has indefinitely postponed the acquisition of Asiana Airlines. http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=43640 HDC still insists that they are going to acquire Asiana, saying the takeover is "on track". https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN202004020...

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by ITSTours
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air / Hanjin Group family feuds development thread
Replies: 16
Views: 4736

Re: Korean Air / Hanjin Group family feuds development thread

Yep. They failed at the initial attempt.

They will most likely try again. KCGI and Bando have greatly increased the ownership stake. KCGI even suggested Delta to sell their stake (I don't think Delta will do so). This will be a long-term fight.

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by ITSTours
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?
Replies: 105
Views: 33060

Re: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?

If this crisis lasts beyond another couple of months, it would be the exact right time for DL to invest. First because other airlines, and the corresponding governments, will be desperate. DL can write their own terms. Second because the cost will be pennies on the dollar, probably with government ...

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by ITSTours
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Renationalisation of airlines being a trend.
Replies: 29
Views: 4379

Re: Renationalisation of airlines being a trend.

There will be no renationalization for both KE and OZ. S Korean government will not pursue it.

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by ITSTours
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 455
Views: 53737

Re: Will cargo airlines increase capacity to replace lost belly cargo capacity?

Korean Air is also doing belly cargo-only flights with pax aircraft.

I'd like to know how much the max payload is though.

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by ITSTours
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?
Replies: 105
Views: 33060

Re: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?

This crisis will have a major effect on the A380 program as well. Right now for KE, just 45 planes are flying, with the A380s now grounded. The problem for KE is that the network within Asia is severely disrupted. But with OZ also in trouble, even with animosity between the owners of KE and the gov...

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by ITSTours
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?
Replies: 105
Views: 33060

Re: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?

The government will bailout Korean Air if such thing happens. No question marks. See how much the government assisted in Asiana case. I have to wonder if it came down to KE shutting down, could/would the Korean government try to persuade one of the big conglomerates (Hyundai) to step in ? I think t...

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by ITSTours
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?
Replies: 105
Views: 33060

Re: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?

The government will bailout Korean Air if such thing happens. No question marks. See how much the government assisted in Asiana case. I don't know the details but Korean Air does have high debt-to-equity ratio. Asiana once had a cross-default risk if the D/E ratio exceeded 1000% or could not pay bac...

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by ITSTours
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will JAL order the 777-9?
Replies: 32
Views: 6438

Re: Will JAL order the 777-9?

Korean Air is much more likely to order the 777-9 since they have not ordered A350 or 777-9 yet. KAL has a large 77W fleet and A380's which could have a short career if AF is any guide. KAL Have the lowest density A380s of any operator. I can easily see the 777-9s taking over the A380s role in thei...

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by ITSTours
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will JAL order the 777-9?
Replies: 32
Views: 6438

Re: Will JAL order the 777-9?

Isn't A350-1000 almost a 1:1 replacement for 777-300ER?
Especially when JAL sticks to 3-3-3 Y class.

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by ITSTours
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210619

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

So possibly, a large proportion of other crews and passengers who fly the same flight with that attendant, as well as get in the same airframe might be infected. The airframe is HL7611 (A380), currently serving for the same route (KE12) at the moment I was typing this reply. God bless everyone. I'm...

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by ITSTours
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210619

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

A Korean Air cabin crew was found to be infected by the coronavirus. Is this confirmed? References I can see to it always seem to be from sites with 'unusual' URLs then propagted on Twitter. https://news.v.daum.net/v/20200225153901850 Article in Korean. This cabin crew contacted a confirmed case du...

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by ITSTours
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210619

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

A Korean Air cabin crew was found to be infected by the coronavirus. Is this the first case for the cabin crews?

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by ITSTours
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Simple Flying's inaccurate aviation articles
Replies: 26
Views: 4065

Re: Simple Flying's inaccurate aviation articles

Well, look at the title of the website. It is indeed Simple Flying. Easy reads.
I do see too much oversimplification and baseless predictions though.

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by ITSTours
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210619

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Korean Air and Asiana are still flying into China---just a one stop in Seoul connecting the US and China. I wonder if the authorities in the US screen inbound pax from these flights. Anybody know? A foreign national departing China would not be admitted to US anyway (unless they stopover in Korea f...

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by ITSTours
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air / Hanjin Group family feuds development thread
Replies: 16
Views: 4736

Re: Korean Air / Hanjin Group family feuds development thread

Lee Myung-hee (Mother) and Emily Lee Cho (Youngest sister) announced that they are supporting the current CEO Cho Hyun-tae.

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Now both sides got similar stakes. The fight will be intense.

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by ITSTours
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 92307

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

I've always been impressed how quiet Tokyo is compared to other cities like New York, London, LA, without the plane noise pollution. I guess that will be changing now with jets roaring overhead at altitudes below 4,000ft in places like Shinjuku and Shibuya. I searched for 羽田 騒音 (Haneda noise) on Tw...

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by ITSTours
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air / Hanjin Group family feuds development thread
Replies: 16
Views: 4736

Re: Korean Air / Hanjin Group family feuds development thread

Now official: KCGI, Bando and Cho Hyun-ah (Heather Cho the Nut Rage) form a partnership, hoping to oust Cho Hyun-tae (Walter Cho the Vase Rage) the current CEO. Hanjin KAL ownership: KCGI:17.29% Heather: 6.49% Bando: 8.28% Total 32.06%, and they are the current largest shareholder. KCGI alliance pro...

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by ITSTours
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 92307

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

ANA HND New and additional flight Schedule Asia Delhi (from 29 MAR 2020) NH837 HND 09:50 - DEL 16:05 D 789 NH838 DEL 18:10 - HND 05:35+1 D 789 Ho Chi Minh City (from 29 MAR 2020) NH891 HND 16:45 - SGN 21:10 D 789 NH892 SGN 22:30 - HND 06:30+1 D 789 Qingdao (from 29 MAR 2020) NH949 HND 09:55 - TAO 1...

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by ITSTours
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA - Singapore Airlines to form JV
Replies: 32
Views: 6432

Re: ANA - Singapore Airlines to form JV

https://trafficnews.jp/post/93085 (article in Japanese)

Indeed. The JV does not include US. The scope involves Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and Australia.
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https://trafficnews.jp/post/93085 (article in Japanese)

Indeed. The JV does not include US. The scope involves Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and Australia.

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by ITSTours
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA - Singapore Airlines to form JV
Replies: 32
Views: 6432

Re: ANA - Singapore Airlines to form JV

Interesting. More related to JL-MH deal I guess.

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by ITSTours
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 80 kg (175 lbs) of coke found on B744F, crew arrested
Replies: 35
Views: 10270

Re: 80 kg (175 lbs) of coke found on B744F, crew arrested

I wondered for a while how smuggling soft drinks could be a crime...

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by ITSTours
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Now Has The Most Domestic Destinations
Replies: 32
Views: 5549

Re: DFW Now Has The Most Domestic Destinations

I am rather impressed by the DEN number. Didn't know that many routes from DEN existed.

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by ITSTours
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Leasing vs Buying
Replies: 13
Views: 3058

Re: Aircraft Leasing vs Buying

Some airlines had leased aircraft on operating lease as those were not counted as assets, thus reducing debts. IFRS 16 rule does not allow such practice anymore. Of course if the country does not adopt IFRS then this rule does not apply.

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by ITSTours
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air / Hanjin Group family feuds development thread
Replies: 16
Views: 4736

Re: Korean Air / Hanjin Group family feuds development thread

https://www.hankyung.com/economy/article/201912300230g (Article in Korean)
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Today, Cho Won-tae and Lee Myung-hee jointly announced their reconciliation and a public apology.
https://www.hankyung.com/economy/article/201912300230g (Article in Korean)

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