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by IWMBH
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PY to replace A340 with B777
Replies: 39
Views: 9119

Re: PY to replace A340 with B777

Still curious how they will deal with the fact they don’t have ETOPS. All the sources I’ve read so far say that they will receive ETOPS on short notice, but they’ve been saying that for quite some time.

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by IWMBH
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Basler BT-67 crashed in Ontario
Replies: 12
Views: 2446

Re: Basler BT-67 crashed in Ontario

Does anyone have some more information about the aircraft? Just curious about the history of the airframe. Big fan of what Basler is doing with the DC-3, I hope this doesn’t effect them too much.

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by IWMBH
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges
Replies: 65
Views: 3428

Re: BBC - "MH17 plane crash: Investigators 'expected to name four suspects'"

https://nos.nl/liveblog/2289672-rechtsz ... rland.html (Source in Dutch)
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Some suspects are now named and the place of the court (the Netherlands) and the date are announced.

https://nos.nl/liveblog/2289672-rechtsz ... rland.html (Source in Dutch)

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by IWMBH
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21225

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

I think AF-KL should drop the A380’s and focus on simplifying their fleet. They’re lacking behind almost any other airline group and they need to get their shit together.

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by IWMBH
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 329
Views: 38678

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Great news, but is anything set in stone or can BA use this to put pressure on Airbus for a better deal on the Neo’s? I'm pretty sure NEOs slots don't have much room time wise especially for such large order. I think the order count in 2019 (before PAS) is actually at -21. So this should’ve freed o...

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by IWMBH
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 329
Views: 38678

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Great news, but is anything set in stone or can BA use this to put pressure on Airbus for a better deal on the Neo’s?

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by IWMBH
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last commercial CFM-56-7B delivered
Replies: 16
Views: 3225

Re: Last commercial CFM-56-7B delivered

FatCat wrote:
CFM has to thank the B737 for his success, being the only possible engine on the most successful commercial airplane ever sure helped


I think both programs have each other to thank for their success. A plane isn’t a great plane without a great engine.

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by IWMBH
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline
Replies: 51
Views: 4570

Re: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline

RalXWB wrote:
IWMBH wrote:
I think that the best example is Air Inter with the Dassault Mirage.


Mercure not Mirage...


Hahah that’s what I meant

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by IWMBH
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline
Replies: 51
Views: 4570

Re: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline

I think that the best example is Air Inter with the Dassault Mirage.

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by IWMBH
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Classic B Variants
Replies: 41
Views: 4532

Re: 747 Classic B Variants

What is the reason that only KLM, UTA and JAL decided to convert their -200B’s? Wasn’t it efficient?

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by IWMBH
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Classic B Variants
Replies: 41
Views: 4532

Re: 747 Classic B Variants

In February 1971, KLM was the first airline to accept delivery of a B747-206B. All earlier B747s deliveries had been B747-100's. The first six Pratt&Whitney powered KLM B747-206B were delivery with just 3x upper deck windows. https://www.aviationmegastore.com/img/prod/max/1/b/153133_0.jpg Later...

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by IWMBH
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Classic B Variants
Replies: 41
Views: 4532

Re: 747 Classic B Variants

I thought the -200 was simply an “ER” version of the -100. The -200B was the type that besides the extra range had also a longer upper deck to house more passengers. It was my understanding the upper decks of the -100 and -200 had the same surface area, but the latter had more windows. The -300 was...

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by IWMBH
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Classic B Variants
Replies: 41
Views: 4532

Re: 747 Classic B Variants

I thought the -200 was simply an “ER” version of the -100. The -200B was the type that besides the extra range had also a longer upper deck to house more passengers.

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by IWMBH
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet 777 Fleet
Replies: 7
Views: 1488

Re: Jet 777 Fleet

According to Planespotters they're all stored by now. But im sure they're not rotting away, they will find new owners I think the oldest is just 12 years old?

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by IWMBH
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 41
Views: 5569

Re: FedEx 757’s

This is more in context of a pax NMA, where they are likely to forgo trying to fit current LD3 containers in the underbelly. There is nothing about the main deck freight capabilities so it makes the NMA somewhat a status quo in terms of cargo ops as compared to the 757. Still, it would be a change ...

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by IWMBH
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 41
Views: 5569

Re: FedEx 757’s

Thinking completely outside of the box, FEDEX runs the 757s until the late 2020s/early 2030s. Then acts as the launch customer for the Boeing NMA freighter. It should have about 3-5 years of service by then, have any kinks worked out and FEDEX will get a nice discount for ordering 100+. o Boeing ha...

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by IWMBH
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 41
Views: 5569

FedEx 757’s

Just wondering, I just checked the FX fleet on plane spotters and saw some of their 757’s are over 30 years old. When these plane will retire (I assume in the next 10 years?) what will replace them? Newer 757’s or will they maybe settle with the smaller 738?

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by IWMBH
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air network and long haul fleet post-747SP
Replies: 13
Views: 3201

Re: Iran Air network and long haul fleet post-747SP

When will Mahan Air retire the 747-300? I suspect next time the single flying once is due for a C-check. It only flies the longer trunk routes domestically. It underwent an A-check last week and is back in service. The fact that that aircraft is still in service is a testament to the quality of Air...

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by IWMBH
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corendon Dutch Airlines sold
Replies: 5
Views: 1292

Re: Corendon Dutch Airlines sold

This means that they will basically split up the airline. The Turkish airline has always been the largest of the 3 entities, that will now continue independently together with the Maltese entity. I suspect that the Dutch airline will now get a Sunweb branding and will do charters for the new large ...

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by IWMBH
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corendon Dutch Airlines sold
Replies: 5
Views: 1292

Corendon Dutch Airlines sold

According to Dutch media Corendon Dutch Airlines has been sold to the Swedish investment group Triton. They intent to merge Corendon with Sunweb, this airline was acquired earlier by Triton. The deal only involves the Dutch activities it doesn't affect either the Maltese nor the Turkish activities o...

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by IWMBH
Fri May 31, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 737-100 flight
Replies: 13
Views: 2313

Re: Longest 737-100 flight

codc10 wrote:
26point2 wrote:
Probably Aloha airlines mainland to Hawaii ferry flights.


Albeit with aux tanks...


Where aux tanks an option on the early 737's? Where these external?

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by IWMBH
Fri May 31, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 6309

Re: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR

You spelled terrorists wrong.

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by IWMBH
Tue May 28, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 65647

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

Probably only an AF order for NB's, I still think KL will order the MAX. It will save them a lot of training for their crew and they aren't in a hurry for new NB's so they can wait out the MAX crises. I believe I recently read something about a new order for Indigo? Maybe we will hear something abou...

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by IWMBH
Tue May 28, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest LH Airbus 320 last flight today
Replies: 54
Views: 9050

Re: Oldest LH Airbus 320 last flight today

A321Lufthansa wrote:
Will it be preserved in a museum as the first A320 of LH?


Maybe the Spreyer museum? As far as I know LH doesn't have its own museum.

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by IWMBH
Tue May 28, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest LH Airbus 320 last flight today
Replies: 54
Views: 9050

Re: Oldest LH Airbus 320 last flight today

Amazing how long LH kept these birds flying

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by IWMBH
Mon May 27, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 747-400 operator in St Vincent and the Grenadines? (SVD)
Replies: 27
Views: 4943

Re: New 747-400 operator in St Vincent and the Grenadines? (SVD)

Seems to be an ex-China airlines 747 N508BB. One Caribbean is a charter airlines, the 747 is not uncommon in the charter business.

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by IWMBH
Fri May 24, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 19334

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

I guess it's for Icelandair to do the dirty job now. The dirty job? You mean to do the thing the company was started for, flying customers? No, to get as much traffic to and from Iceland to help the economy regardless of the costs. Icelandair is listed on the NASDAQ, they have an obligation to thei...

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by IWMBH
Fri May 24, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42297

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

The A380 was an engineering success but definitely not a commercial success. I doubt if they even played even on the model. The Boeing wide body strategy is beating that of Airbus and their is no way around that. Not a commercial success, according to whom? Does EK think the A380 was a commercial f...

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by IWMBH
Thu May 23, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 19334

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

ewt340 wrote:
I guess it's for Icelandair to do the dirty job now.


The dirty job? You mean to do the thing the company was started for, flying customers?

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by IWMBH
Thu May 23, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 841
Views: 121639

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Interesting post on CNCB, the Boeing 797 could be equipped with an single pilot cockpit: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/20/boeings-new-797-could-be-built-to-fly-with-just-one-pilot-on-board.html They would be more prudent if tried single pilot cockpit on a newer generation of their C-17 before trying...

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by IWMBH
Wed May 22, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42297

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

The A380 was an engineering success but definitely not a commercial success. I doubt if they even played even on the model. The Boeing wide body strategy is beating that of Airbus and their is no way around that.

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by IWMBH
Tue May 21, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Didn't DL Order the MD-95 & Save Long Beach Assembly?
Replies: 15
Views: 3536

Re: Why Didn't DL Order the MD-95 & Save Long Beach Assembly?

Because DL apparently didn't want them at the time for the price that was asked. In the early 90's their MD-80/90's where brand-new and DL didn't need a replacement. When these planes grew older and the 717's came available at a good price, DL picked them up. If DL wanted to replace all MD-80/90's o...

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by IWMBH
Tue May 21, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 10391

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

I think the replacement for these aircraft will be the 797's and - possibly - the Airbus answer to the 797. The 752's can be replaced with A321's but the 753 is too big. Maybe the A332 but these birds seem better suited for long-haul.

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by IWMBH
Mon May 20, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 841
Views: 121639

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/20/boeings ... board.html
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Interesting post on CNCB, the Boeing 797 could be equipped with an single pilot cockpit: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/20/boeings ... board.html

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by IWMBH
Sun May 12, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargojet private planes
Replies: 14
Views: 2463

Cargojet private planes

Cargojet just announced in a press release a partnership with rapper Drake. The deal includes a 767-300F being converted into a custom private jet, that is exclusively used by Drake. I didn't know Cargojet did these kind of things? And can a freighter being converted into a private jet? http://www.c...

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by IWMBH
Thu May 09, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 253
Views: 36615

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

Im really interested what happens to Condor. it could mean a new competitor on the German market when LH does not buy it.

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by IWMBH
Thu May 09, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red & white B727 at LAX - which airline?
Replies: 30
Views: 5611

Re: Red & white B727 at LAX - which airline?

https://www.airliners.net/photo/UltrAir ... 231/192351
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LAXdenizen wrote:
Avianca?


Avianca had more white on the top of the aircraft. When I am almost certain it is UltraAir, a airline I can't find much information about https://www.airliners.net/photo/UltrAir ... 231/192351

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by IWMBH
Tue May 07, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22646

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

I am an insider. That’s who told me that. So you're spreading corporate on an online open forum? Im sceptical. But, don't you think that Boeing is a little late with the NMA? Most airlines need replacements now, not in 10 years. Last time I did the math, 2025 is in six years, not 10. As another pos...

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by IWMBH
Tue May 07, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22646

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

It’s supposed to enter into service in 2025. Which Boeing insider told you that? :-) Because they haven't even launched the type yet... so any prognostications like that are more rumors and wishful thinking. I am an insider. That’s who told me that. So you're spreading corporate on an online open f...

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by IWMBH
Tue May 07, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22646

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

If Lufthansa takes over Condor/Thomas Cook, they can sell their B757-300s to Icelandair. They are younger than the B752 and have decent cycle counts as they fly 2-5-hour flights to holiday destinations, so four cycles a day on average. Yeah they could, but that is a big if. Also, these planes are a...

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by IWMBH
Tue May 07, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22646

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

It’s supposed to enter into service in 2025. A clean-sleet design without delays? If it becomes - lets say - 2030, Icelandairs' 752 fleet will be 35 years(!) old. It is time for them to look at other options. It’s a clean sheet design. I can’t yet predict if there will be any delays. Almost all cle...

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by IWMBH
Tue May 07, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22646

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

What’s your source to state that Boeing has dragged their feet on NMA? I’m not seeing that at all. We also don't see the NMA, so that should be your evidence. It’s supposed to enter into service in 2025. A clean-sleet design without delays? If it becomes - lets say - 2030, Icelandairs' 752 fleet wi...

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by IWMBH
Tue May 07, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying
Replies: 44
Views: 10386

Re: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying

Bot aircraft look great, they're going to make a lot of money for their owners.

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by IWMBH
Tue May 07, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22646

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

Boeing has dragged their feet on the NMA and Airbus currently has the best alternative available to replace the 757 on longer sectors. The A321 LR is fine plane. I don't blame Icelandair one bit. What’s your source to state that Boeing has dragged their feet on NMA? I’m not seeing that at all. We a...

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by IWMBH
Tue May 07, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22646

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

JerseyFlyer wrote:
There must be a lot of delivery positions opejing up from the clutch of airline failures over the past 12 months - or have they ALL been reallocated already?


I don't think so, and it would be the end of another Boeing-only carrier if Airbus can sell some of these frames to Icelandair.

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by IWMBH
Tue May 07, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 7759

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

“Will never fly the MAX again” *sees that tickets on the MAX are 10% cheaper* “Aah the MAX is fine, Boeing knows what it’s doing” Yes of course. But with airlines' profit margin this can easy mean a difference between quarter in black. Or in red. Maybe for some airlines, for some time. But remember...

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by IWMBH
Tue May 07, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 7759

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

“Will never fly the MAX again”
*sees that tickets on the MAX are 10% cheaper*
“Aah the MAX is fine, Boeing knows what it’s doing”

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by IWMBH
Sun May 05, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 811
Views: 136434

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

https://www.interfax.ru/moscow/660212 According to Russian report, the evacuation was rather quick, but some passengers trying to take their personal belonging from luggage rack have made it difficult for passengers at the back to evacuate and thus caused their death. Wow... it seems a little early...

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