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by IWMBH
Thu May 28, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic still selling LGW & 747
Replies: 5
Views: 1260

Re: Virgin Atlantic still selling LGW & 747

Probably just one hand trying to catch up with the other. Hard to believe but Virgin at this point is 747 less! I wonder how they look coming out of this. I wonder if DL takes all their A330s and A350s??? Have VS just run 787s. One fleet, very efficient with an ability to move to the -9 or -10 shou...

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by IWMBH
Thu May 28, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 98
Views: 13852

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Wonder what the USAF will do in future years when the newly ordered VC-25s reach their end of life. I remember reading that the AF wants the president’s plane to be a four holer. Seems by then neither Boeing or Airbus will be building 4 engine jets. But maybe by that time there will be more advance...

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by IWMBH
Thu May 28, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR
Replies: 73
Views: 15071

Re: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR

Well I haven’t seen any legitimate source, so I don’t about this. This deal seem weird to me because of multiple reasons. But, "the time to buy is when there's blood in the streets." DL might be using these bad times to improve their positions for when the market returns to normal. Cheap f...

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by IWMBH
Sun May 24, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 540
Views: 101900

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

LTC8K6 wrote:
IWMBH wrote:
Don’t you get a terrain warning when you try to land an A320 without the gear down?


I believe you'll get several warnings of various types, panel/ECAM indications, chimes, spoken...


Just seems crazy that this is still possible in 2020

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by IWMBH
Sun May 24, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 540
Views: 101900

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Don’t you get a terrain warning when you try to land an A320 without the gear down?

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by IWMBH
Fri May 22, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 540
Views: 101900

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Blankbarcode wrote:
https://twitter.com/PlaneSpottersPK/status/1263810587152330752?s=20

Photos circulating of allegedly the aircraft in question after 1st approach, black marks under the engines, RAT deployed.


Maybe fuel contamination? Just hard to tell with the information we have now.

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by IWMBH
Fri May 22, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 540
Views: 101900

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

So far 2 survivors are getting reported to be taken to hospital and 1 declared badly injured but will survive. I don't think these survivors where passengers, if you look at the pictures I think we can presume no one survived. Reports are confusing so far...some sources claim 107 people missing, ot...

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by IWMBH
Fri May 22, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 540
Views: 101900

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

787pk wrote:
So far 2 survivors are getting reported to be taken to hospital and 1 declared badly injured but will survive.


I don't think these survivors where passengers, if you look at the pictures I think we can presume no one survived.

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by IWMBH
Fri May 22, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 540
Views: 101900

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Pakistan has had 5 airforce crashes this year and now this civilian airliner crash. It's a bad year for aviation in Pakistan. If I remember, another PIA flight crashed 3 or 4 years back in Pakistan ? There last fatal crash was back in 2006 when PK688 crashed. But, there have been two write-offs sin...

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by IWMBH
Fri May 22, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 540
Views: 101900

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Pakistan has had 5 airforce crashes this year and now this civilian airliner crash. It's a bad year for aviation in Pakistan. If I remember, another PIA flight crashed 3 or 4 years back in Pakistan ? There last fatal crash was back in 2006 when PK688 crashed. But, there have been two write-offs sin...

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by IWMBH
Fri May 22, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?
Replies: 117
Views: 24490

Re: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... SKBN22Y18N

Seems like Stelios doesn’t get what he wants
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“EasyJet founder fails to oust management, proxy votes shows”
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... SKBN22Y18N

Seems like Stelios doesn’t get what he wants

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by IWMBH
Fri May 22, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 540
Views: 101900

Re: PIA A320 crash in Karachi

jodieellis wrote:
AP-BLD is the plane.


16 years old and originally built for China Eastern airlines. Delivered to PIA in 2014.

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by IWMBH
Thu May 21, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 243
Views: 42265

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

To bad the A380's life ends this way, one of the most comfortable planes I've ever flown on. OT: The penalty of €70.000.000 per plane seems like a lot, but is it? Airbus already built the parts and they're in Toulouse, seems like most of the costs of producing an A380 have been made. They won't be ...

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by IWMBH
Thu May 21, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 243
Views: 42265

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

To bad the A380's life ends this way, one of the most comfortable planes I've ever flown on. OT: The penalty of €70.000.000 per plane seems like a lot, but is it? Airbus already built the parts and they're in Toulouse, seems like most of the costs of producing an A380 have been made. They won't be a...

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by IWMBH
Wed May 20, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 224
Views: 28512

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

According to the Netherlands’ Court of Audit, the Dutch government's purchase of AFKLM shares in 2019 was irregular. https://www.reuters.com/article/netherlands-air-franceklm-idUSL8N2D22L6 Officially the purchase of stock was irregular because parlement wasn't informed beforehand. But, because parl...

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by IWMBH
Fri May 15, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM buys a used 777-300 ER and 2 AMS slots for $23M
Replies: 104
Views: 28461

Re: KLM buys a used 777-300 ER and 2 AMS slots for $23M

https://luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/cate ... -niet-door (source in Dutch and behind paywall).
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The deal seems to be canceled due to the Corona virus.

https://luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/cate ... -niet-door (source in Dutch and behind paywall).

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by IWMBH
Thu May 14, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 627
Views: 83705

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Sad to see the 777's go (especially the -LR's, they'll become a rare sight) but understandable in the current situation. They'll probably get a one-way ticket to the scrapyard. I always thought that the USAF would order the 777LR(F) some day to replace the KC-10's. But, with that out of the question...

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by IWMBH
Tue May 12, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232
Replies: 61
Views: 11208

Re: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232

I was a little surprised by this too. The airflow should want to push things outward, even under the wing. It is not an unknown hazard to quad engine, swept wing aircraft. I guess we all learned something new today. . . We probably should open a separate topic on this, but which 747's crashed becau...

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by IWMBH
Tue May 12, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 300
Views: 38132

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

Why would the CEO of Boeing such an argument? Seems just stupid to say this about your (potential) customers.
I hope none of the US3 will fail, an duopoly in such a large market is never a good idea.

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by IWMBH
Tue May 12, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Antonov?
Replies: 36
Views: 7680

Re: What happened to Antonov?

Does Russia have the funds for such a large undertaking? And do they really need a new large transport aircraft? Seems easier just to upgrade the existing fleet of AN-124's and order some more new IL-76's to fill the gaps. A bit like the US did with the C-5 and the C-17. I thought the Chinese where ...

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by IWMBH
Tue May 12, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes in boneyards that are never scrapped
Replies: 35
Views: 9681

Re: Planes in boneyards that are never scrapped

Is the Air Caribbean 737-200 still in VCV? That thing has been there for decades. Here's a good one most people have forgotten about. At KMGE near Atlanta, there is an ex-Delta L1011 and a gaggle of C-130s that were originally destined for the Iraqi Air Force (IIRC). https://goo.gl/maps/TvJmS6fHtVw...

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by IWMBH
Tue May 12, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Permanent" Aircraft Retirement
Replies: 26
Views: 4544

Re: "Permanent" Aircraft Retirement

If the price is right and the oil prices stay low, there will be definitely be a market for older airplanes. But, I think a lot of the planes that are now being send to the desert will stay there. The prices for new planes will drop like a ton of bricks now a lot of airlines are delaying or cancelin...

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by IWMBH
Sat May 09, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232
Replies: 61
Views: 11208

Re: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232

Didnt UAL 232 had two engines remaining? I recall the pilots having to shut the tail engine off, but again what puzzles me if as you said using the throttles wouldnt have worked, why did using them in the final moments allowed the aircraft to slightly level off? I was referring to TK981 in that sta...

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by IWMBH
Wed May 06, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Austrian Airlines Given Up On Boston?
Replies: 25
Views: 3796

Re: Has Austrian Airlines Given Up On Boston?

A better question is does anyone expect new TATL service to be launched this year? Yes. AFAIK, TAP is very much still launching PDL-BOS and PDL-YYZ this Summer, and LIS-CUN in October. https://www.anna.aero/2020/04/08/tap-air-portugal-announces-4-new-routes-including-cancun-cape-town/ This was just...

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by IWMBH
Wed May 06, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Aboulafia: China Won’t Rescue Embraer.
Replies: 43
Views: 6012

Re: Richard Aboulafia: China Won’t Rescue Embraer.

Sokes wrote:
IWMBH wrote:
Why would anyone pay serious money for something that can be bought for next to nothing in a couple of months?

Maybe because that anyone signed a contract to do so?



But... No one did?

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by IWMBH
Wed May 06, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN: The Boeing 747 is playing a hero's role during Covid-19 crisis
Replies: 28
Views: 7576

Re: CNN: The Boeing 747 is playing a hero's role during Covid-19 crisis

Do we know how many B742s are still helping out? I've seen two Geo-Sky B742s out and about today and wondered if there were many others? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/4l-gen https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/4l-gem According to Planespotters.net there are 9 742's in active c...

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by IWMBH
Tue May 05, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wideroe dash8 STOL replacement: ATR S series?
Replies: 35
Views: 4096

Re: Wideroe dash8 STOL replacement: ATR S series?

If they really need a replacement and there is no electric solution in sight I don't think they've much of a choice besides the ATR42. Electric planes seem great, but packing a lot of batteries on a airplane has its drawback especially when these batteries overheat. Seems like the airline industry ...

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by IWMBH
Tue May 05, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 25998

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

The next 777-300ER for Aeroflot made her first (B1) flight at May 01th with callsign BOE856 and was ferried to Portland for paint at May 04th 2020, see : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE856/history/20200501/1700Z/KPAE/KPAE And : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE856/history/20200504/190...

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by IWMBH
Tue May 05, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 55778

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

Does this mean that the 778 might be in the running again? It's likely that the 778 is in production when (if) project Sunrise resumes.

The whole thing could start over in a couple of years.

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by IWMBH
Tue May 05, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wideroe dash8 STOL replacement: ATR S series?
Replies: 35
Views: 4096

Re: Wideroe dash8 STOL replacement: ATR S series?

If they really need a replacement and there is no electric solution in sight I don't think they've much of a choice besides the ATR42. Electric planes seem great, but packing a lot of batteries on a airplane has its drawback especially when these batteries overheat. Seems like the airline industry n...

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by IWMBH
Tue May 05, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Avianca Brasil's A318-122s?
Replies: 15
Views: 2232

Re: Fate of Avianca Brasil's A318-122s?

I can't think of a more worthless modern airliner. An A318 with an engine type developed solely for it, and even then with less than 40 engines *total* manufactured. I'd love to meet the pinhead who developed that business case years ago. Probably went to work on the A380 program. Yikes! The A318 w...

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by IWMBH
Tue May 05, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Avianca Brasil's A318-122s?
Replies: 15
Views: 2232

Re: Fate of Avianca Brasil's A318-122s?

These planes are worth more as spare parts, they will be scrapped. The only reason they're still around is because the parts market has also collapsed because planes are grounded. Even if a VIP carrier of some sort has a need for a small plane out of the A320-family, they will probably go for the A3...

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by IWMBH
Mon May 04, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Aboulafia: China Won’t Rescue Embraer.
Replies: 43
Views: 6012

Re: Richard Aboulafia: China Won’t Rescue Embraer.

It doesn't always work that way with large, complex organizations. If you let it bleed out/break apart for too long you can't always put the pieces back together to salvage value. I don't see why they can't get it when Embraer is (almost) bankrupt. I understand you don't see it - that's why I cauti...

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by IWMBH
Mon May 04, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Aboulafia: China Won’t Rescue Embraer.
Replies: 43
Views: 6012

Re: Richard Aboulafia: China Won’t Rescue Embraer.

Why would anyone pay serious money for something that can be bought for next to nothing in a couple of months? Exactly. They will be interested soon enough. They will be buying companies left and right with these low stock prices due to Corona. It doesn't always work that way with large, complex or...

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by IWMBH
Mon May 04, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Aboulafia: China Won’t Rescue Embraer.
Replies: 43
Views: 6012

Re: Richard Aboulafia: China Won’t Rescue Embraer.

Why would anyone pay serious money for something that can be bought for next to nothing in a couple of months?

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by IWMBH
Sat May 02, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A380 pilots may lose currency. Flying A380 for belly cargo?
Replies: 42
Views: 8366

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

Then keep the training pilots current. The problem with low production run aircraft is a lack of flight simulators. Next is engine service options and then MRO options. Either fly the planes or figure out a solution. Lightsaber But KAL has a simulator and share the simulator would save costs. A sim...

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by IWMBH
Sat May 02, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 224
Views: 28512

Re: Air France May Have To Permanently Cut Domestic Service by Half to Get Aid

[ 11. AF was really hitting all cylinders before COVID with strong profits in last quarter of 2019. and for the year I think AFKL made 1.2 billion euros. Hard to imagine socialists can make money, pay workers fairly, invest in reducing carbon foot print, and have a good product. I'm no financial ex...

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by IWMBH
Fri May 01, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air: IKA-LSP
Replies: 38
Views: 6413

Re: Mahan Air: IKA-LSP

Correct- because African countries would not permit overflight. You said it was because of Europe. I meant to say that the EU blocks certain airlines from crossing their airspace because of safety concerns. And SAA was blocked from flying over some African countries well after the Act was signed. W...

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by IWMBH
Fri May 01, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air: IKA-LSP
Replies: 38
Views: 6413

Re: Mahan Air: IKA-LSP

[ But SAA had to fly around the African countries during the apartheid. Correct- because African countries would not permit overflight. You said it was because of Europe. I meant to say that the EU blocks certain airlines from crossing their airspace because of safety concerns. And SAA was blocked ...

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by IWMBH
Fri May 01, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air: IKA-LSP
Replies: 38
Views: 6413

Re: Mahan Air: IKA-LSP

And before you say ''but thats for safety reasons'' how about SAA during the apartheid? I was unaware of any European country doing this. IIRC SAA had an extensive European network at the time and plenty of European carriers operated to JNB: http://www.departedflights.com/JNB89intro.html But SAA ha...

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by IWMBH
Fri May 01, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's possible future?
Replies: 153
Views: 26938

Re: EK's possible future?

I see EK as the Pan Am of my time. They are the airline everybody looks up to and compares itself to. The 747 was Pan Am's icon, as is the A380 for Emirates. But just as Pan Am, EK seems to have made the same mistake about their fleet. Pan Am had a massive problem on its hands in the early 70's whe...

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by IWMBH
Fri May 01, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air: IKA-LSP
Replies: 38
Views: 6413

Re: Mahan Air: IKA-LSP

If I'm not wrong, the "International Air Transport Agreement" grants first freedom (ie right to overfly another country) between all its signatories, and this includes all states implicated in this discussion. So the move asked by US government would be a breach in one of the most fundame...

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by IWMBH
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 224
Views: 28512

Re: Air France May Have To Permanently Cut Domestic Service by Half to Get Aid

I think the concern of governments should be to get the money back for the taxpayer and maybe make some money in the proces, while making AF/KL into a successful company that safeguards French and Dutch interests in the long term. Exactly. And all this complaining about the AF/KL holding as it is i...

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by IWMBH
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 432
Views: 70150

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

zkojq wrote:
clickhappy wrote:

That is false. The tooling still exists.


Where is it?[/quote]

And more important, where is your source?

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by IWMBH
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air: IKA-LSP
Replies: 38
Views: 6413

Re: Mahan Air: IKA-LSP

From the Mediterranean coast of Syria, the flight would be able to fly over international airspace all the way to the Caribbean coast of Venezuela (by circumnavigating south of Cyprus, Sicily and Malta to fly solely over international waters of the Med Sea and cross into the Atlantic over the Strai...

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by IWMBH
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air: IKA-LSP
Replies: 38
Views: 6413

Re: Mahan Air: IKA-LSP

I don't know of this was already mentioned. ''Pompeo urges end to overflight rights for Iran airline flying to Venezuela'' https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-venezuela-iran-airline/pompeo-urges-end-to-overflight-rights-for-iran-airline-flying-to-venezuela-idUSKBN22B2OI Any ideas which countries ...

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by IWMBH
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 183
Views: 35918

Re: SAA to be liquidated!

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Has it actually been agreed to liquidate or are people still just talking about it ?


Reuters and Flightglobal aren't reporting anything about a liquidation.
I suspect these are just layoffs like mentioned some days ago.

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by IWMBH
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 224
Views: 28512

Re: Air France May Have To Permanently Cut Domestic Service by Half to Get Aid

While the U.S. DOT forces carriers to keep flying domestic routes, France tells Air France to cut domestic flights by as much as 50% by 2024. Cuckoo...cuckoo... Air France will have to cut its carbon emissions and domestic flights as conditions for government financial support, France’s finance min...

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by IWMBH
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1
Replies: 90
Views: 14510

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

TXL probably won't be missed. I'll never forget flying into there on a UA 757 from EWR. That was quite a long flight on a narrowbody plane to begin with, though we were lucky enough to be on the plane for an extra hour or two at EWR after our "on time departure" thanks to EWR's summer tra...

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by IWMBH
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 432
Views: 70150

Re: Reuters: Boeing consiering 757-Plus and 767-X

I can see the 767-upgrade happening. The plane is still selling well and a relatively small investment could make it the go-to freighter for the coming decade(s). But, I don't get why they want to release a 757-like plane to compete with the A321. Wouldn't it be much easer to create a 737-replacemen...

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