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by mr02
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 128
Views: 13631

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

They did belong to us once... Actually, that's not quite true. It never actually "belonged" to South Africa. It was administered by S.A. - legally at first and later in defiance of the UN. Indeed, Namibia never belonged to South Africa, it was administered by South Africa from 1915 under ...

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by mr02
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65938

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

So SA will operate some international,regional and one domestic route?

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by mr02
Tue May 05, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 128
Views: 13631

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

What aircraft do you guys think the "new" saa will use after it gets back? There will be a lot of cheap 2nd hand A350,787s and new stored A350,787. BTW,why doesn't SAA consider the 787 as an aircraft to use. I could be wrong, but I'm not sure the B789 has the takeoff performance they requ...

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by mr02
Tue May 05, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65938

Re: SAA to be liquidated!

How was the service of SAA in apartheid compared to Andrews tenure and after his departure? I've heard people complain and say it was betterin apartheid but I find it good(I am not one to complain). Another thing,would you say that SAA should completely leave the domestic market and let Mango take ...

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by mr02
Mon May 04, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 128
Views: 13631

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

What aircraft do you guys think the "new" saa will use after it gets back? There will be a lot of cheap 2nd hand A350,787s and new stored A350,787. BTW,why doesn't SAA consider the 787 as an aircraft to use.

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by mr02
Mon May 04, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 128
Views: 13631

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

I cannot remember whether I read it in a book or news article but it stated that Nelson Mandela and especially Thabo Mbeki weren't very popular among the tripartite because of their policies. It's not just the fact of their policies. As I understand Mandela and Mbeki went against previously agreed ...

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by mr02
Mon May 04, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65938

Re: SAA to be liquidated!

So SAA's failure/demise was systematic? When would you say the decline started exactly? I've heard people say that SAA's problems started when Coleman Andrews started working at SA and sold SAA's aircraft and leased them back from a company he had close ties to. I think it's complicated. Andrews dr...

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by mr02
Sun May 03, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65938

Re: SAA to be liquidated!

Anyways, what I think we will end up seeing is an outside airline brought in under contract to set up a "new" SA, in much the same way as UL did, in fact, EK would probably be the go to IMHO, in normal times EK was flying 2x380, 1 x 777 into JNB, that's a lot of pax taken from SA. While S...

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by mr02
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65938

Re: SAA to be liquidated!

It'll be interesting how it format is going to be after liquidation.

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by mr02
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65938

SAA to be liquidated!

https://mg.co.za/article/2020-04-29-saa ... e-off/?amp
There is a bit of controversy about this but it might be for the best.
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...and a new airline will be formed.
https://mg.co.za/article/2020-04-29-saa ... e-off/?amp
There is a bit of controversy about this but it might be for the best.

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by mr02
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 128
Views: 13631

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

I'm puzzled. After years and years of corruption, half hearted measures, all with government support, since a few months SAA is finally on its way towards becoming a healthy airline again. Now, with COVID-19, something they really couldn't help or foresee, government isn't going to help any more. W...

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by mr02
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 8391

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

How has the Covid-19 desease impacted Ethiopian? I've not seen any frequency or capacity cuts.

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by mr02
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 8391

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -govt-loan
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Looks like Kenyan has received more funding from government to service their E190.
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -govt-loan

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by mr02
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 128
Views: 13631

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

What are the costs due to increased fuel consumption vs. the cost of repair? I've been curious about this ever since this happened to an LH A346 a while back: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1345063 This was on or around 12 Oct 2016 (the date of the first post). The last post was me...

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by mr02
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 128
Views: 13631

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

Air Namibia A330 operating for three month with just one winglet Air Namibia A330 V5-ANO and a Korean B777 had a taxi accident in FRA on 16NOV19. Damaging one winglet of the A330. Since that date the Air Namibia A330 has been operating without the left winglet in place. A coworker provided a pic of...

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by mr02
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 128
Views: 13631

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

Air Namibia A330 operating for three month with just one winglet Air Namibia A330 V5-ANO and a Korean B777 had a taxi accident in FRA on 16NOV19. Damaging one winglet of the A330. Since that date the Air Namibia A330 has been operating without the left winglet in place. A coworker provided a pic of...

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by mr02
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 146
Views: 14428

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Nigerian officials accuse foreign airlines of diverting flights to embarrass Federal Government rather than due to faulty ILS. "Out of anger, these foreign airlines decided to go and dump their Nigerian passengers in foreign countries as a way of embarrassing the government,” the director said...

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by mr02
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60897

Re: SAA Leasing A350

successessful Are you doing this deliberately? No And no I don't watch the news I have insider information. So maybe you should take into account what the rest of us know before casting judgements? I see the flight is delayed. Hope SAA doesn't go out of business befoe it takes off... You win the pr...

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by mr02
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30761

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

Had SAA ordered the B777-200ER,would it be worse, as good as the A332/333 or better?

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by mr02
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 340
Views: 47271

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

New published article: https://www.newsday.co.zw/2019/12/airzim-to-relaunch-in-2020-with-5-planes/ Now it seems the airline wants to have up to 8 aircrafts in 2020, and the dept seems to have been paid for throught "innovatives" mechanisms"! The transport minister plan to take delive...

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by mr02
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 32514

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Would a JNB-ACC-YYZ route work?

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by mr02
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52330

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

They will kill the airline. It wouldn't surprise me at all if Tito Mboweni stands his ground and let the airline flame out. It would be sad to see SAA go under but it's been a massive drag on the economy, and it's better to cut it off. Management should have taken a hard stance on this. These union...

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by mr02
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52330

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Re: SAA - today on the radio, a spokesperson for the union: "...in 2015 SAA made the announcement that they needed to restructure and retrench a thousand workers, and in 2015 they gave the exact same reasons that they're giving us today, which is that if they don't restructure and retrench wor...

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by mr02
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52330

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

SAA Staff going on strike due to job cut. https://simpleflying.com/saa-strike-bankrupt/ They will kill the airline. It wouldn't surprise me at all if Tito Mboweni stands his ground and let the airline flame out. It would be sad to see SAA go under but it's been a massive drag on the economy, and it...

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by mr02
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52330

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

https://m.fin24.com/Companies/ICT/saa-w ... g-20191111



this is very sad news in deed. years of bad management and staff has to suffer as a consequence.

Yeah but it's ridiculously overstaffed so,if it has to be done,then it has to.
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mr02 wrote:



this is very sad news in deed. years of bad management and staff has to suffer as a consequence.

Yeah but it's ridiculously overstaffed so,if it has to be done,then it has to.

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by mr02
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52330

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

https://m.fin24.com/Companies/ICT/saa-w ... g-20191111
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SAA to cut jobs!

https://m.fin24.com/Companies/ICT/saa-w ... g-20191111

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by mr02
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Requests Permission For Montreal Flights
Replies: 7
Views: 1947

Re: Ethiopian Airlines Requests Permission For Montreal Flights

Demand must be higher considering they've just started YYZ flights.

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by mr02
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt
Replies: 62
Views: 13609

Re: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt

Of course talking down Norwegian benefits RyanAir, but I think we all know Norwegian is in some trouble. I’d be interested in knowing if they will get a compensation check from Boeing on the MAX? Even if they were to get a compensation check from Boeing regarding the MAX, they'd be last in line no?...

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by mr02
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52330

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

According to ch.aviation, the Namibian Government has refused to bail out national carrier Air Namibia. It would be a shame to see this airline hit the dust. What could be done to save it? Are the long haul flights to FRA profitable? I imagine that a national carrer is needed to fly to those remote...

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by mr02
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52330

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Saa,Air Mauritius exempted to form joint venture. https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/companies/saa-air-mauritius-granted-exemption-to-form-a-joint-venture-on-various-routes-35789031 I feel like this will mostly benefit Air Mauritius. The unprofitable route of SA to HKG might be dropped in favour...

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by mr02
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52330

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/c ... s-35789031
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Saa,Air Mauritius exempted to form joint venture.

https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/c ... s-35789031

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by mr02
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52330

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/c ... e-35691249
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SA Express adding route to Bulawayo


https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/c ... e-35691249

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by mr02
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52330

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... et-in-4q19
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Fastjet to exit Mozambican market!

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... et-in-4q19

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by mr02
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52330

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.namibian.com.na/84400/read/ ... pes-SA-ban
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Things not looking good for Air Namibia.

https://www.namibian.com.na/84400/read/ ... pes-SA-ban

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by mr02
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52330

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.namibian.com.na/83227/read/Air-Namibia-wants-N$16-billion Air Namibia looking for a hand-out. N$1.6Bn is about US$110,000,000. It would be nice to read the outcome! Most tourists ponder if they should book or not with Air Namibia! What do you think about the situation for the coming mon...

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by mr02
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 340
Views: 47271

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Ethiopian will weigh stake in SAA. https://www.moneyweb.co.za/news-fast-news/ethiopian-will-weigh-stake-in-debt-ridden-saa/ Will it be a good idea? Months ago, ET were in talks to help Air ZImbabwe, plus Zambia (not Zambian ) Airways too IIRC.... As they can't partner with every one, which airline ...

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by mr02
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 340
Views: 47271

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.moneyweb.co.za/news-fast-ne ... idden-saa/
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Ethiopian will weigh stake in SAA.
https://www.moneyweb.co.za/news-fast-ne ... idden-saa/

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by mr02
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 340
Views: 47271

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Some interesting Q1 2019 stats from AFRAA: - NBO-MBA is Africa's 7th busiest domestic route, - NBO leading africa's freight traffic, ADD 4th, - ADD is Africa's 6th cheapest airport (first in the region), - JIB is the most expensive and EBB ranks 8th in Africa, - ADD is the 3rd most connected airpor...

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by mr02
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 340
Views: 47271

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

How is Uganda Airlines doing so far?

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by mr02
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 32514

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Asky to phase-out Dash-8s https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/81557-togos-asky-airlines-to-phase-out-dash-8s-by-ye19 This is awesome. ASKY growing to an all 737 operation, and it seems to be able to source them (or ET does on its behalf) despite the crunch for such aircraft in light of MAX grou...

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by mr02
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52330

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

https://m.fin24.com/Companies/Industria ... r-20190918
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SAA to get a bailout of R5 billion.

https://m.fin24.com/Companies/Industria ... r-20190918

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by mr02
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 32514

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... 8s-by-ye19
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Asky to phase-out Dash-8s

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... 8s-by-ye19

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by mr02
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52330

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/natio ... ound-boss/
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Looks like SAA is in search of a new Chief Restructuring Officer.https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/natio ... ound-boss/

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by mr02
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing suspend 737 max production?
Replies: 3
Views: 1638

Will Boeing suspend 737 max production?

Will Boeing suspend the production of 737max jets if the groundings spill over into the holiday season? Just sees like a solution/software update for MCAS won't be here for months.

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by mr02
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing suspend 737 max production?
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Will Boeing suspend 737 max production?

Will Boeing suspend the production of 737max jets if the groundings spill over into the holiday season? Just sees like a solution/software update for MCAS won't be here for months.

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by mr02
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52330

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

https://qz.com/africa/1695950/emirates- ... ir-routes/
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Africa in general.
https://qz.com/africa/1695950/emirates- ... ir-routes/

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by mr02
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52330

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

https://city-press.news24.com/News/gord ... e-20190831
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Looks like SAA was saved from business rescue.
https://city-press.news24.com/News/gord ... e-20190831

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by mr02
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52330

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

https://m.fin24.com/Companies/TravelAnd ... a-20190830
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Here a interesting read that popped up.
https://m.fin24.com/Companies/TravelAnd ... a-20190830

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