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by majano
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 177
Views: 29102

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

Is this for Flughtglobal' premium subscribers only? Apologies. Seems like it is, it originally wasn’t! Let me see if I can find a summary This is what the article has as main points: “Unfortunately for Boeing, the 777-9 is the first aircraft to evolve after and during the Max saga, and whether or n...

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by majano
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 177
Views: 29102

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

Opus99 wrote:
https://www.flightglobal.com/programmes/clark-cautious-on-777-9-certification-as-emirates-awaits-schedule-clarity/139734.article

Clark back with his certification qualms

Is this for Flughtglobal' premium subscribers only?

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by majano
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR finds cracks on IPC blades in Trent XWB engine
Replies: 56
Views: 11044

Re: RR finds cracks on fan blades in Trent XWB engine

Not good news for either Rolls Royce or Airbus. The TXWB and the A350 are their flagship programmes and has been a source of reputation strength. These issues tend to take a long time and plenty of money to resolve. As someone else pointed out above, it started as a trickle on the 787, and ended up ...

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by majano
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 205
Views: 46446

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

Sad to say but the only way this will improve is if lawyers get involved. Sue the airline if they aren't providing the monsoon training described earlier in this thread. Sue the airport if they aren't taking common sense precautions for an tabletop airport in a monsoon prone region like grooving th...

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by majano
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Q2 $1.6BN Net Loss vs. Delta's Q2
Replies: 7
Views: 4067

Re: United's Q2 $1.6BN Net Loss vs. Delta's Q2

Firstly, I think comparing quarterly results is not that helpful in particular when it is sporadic and inconsistent. However, when I looked at the Delta results, two figures stood out, namely - 1. Restructuring costs of 2,454, and 2. Impairments etc. 2,058 These hurt Delta during quarter 2. United s...

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by majano
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183558

Re: Virgin Atlantic secures rescue package

It was always a bit of a risky strategy to be so dependent on the US market. Before they used to be more diversified, with flights to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Cape Town etc. It's a shame they didn't keep that up. How is having flights to HKG, PVG and CPT now in a Covid world going to help VS? You reali...

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by majano
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35550

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

I wonder how Jetblue will fair there. LAX is highly competitive. IMO they should've just sucked it up and outbid AS for VX. SFO is a better fit for them. To be fair, AS had the deeper pockets and the better credit. If there was at least a shred of truth in what AS management said about the value of...

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by majano
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 59199

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

It's look like that the decision has been made. The last 747 will be rolled out of the factory in about two years. The end of the 747 is there. ;-( https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-02/boeing-quietly-pulls-plug-on-the-747-closing-era-of-jumbo-jets?sref=CMQY7IGK TFA says: “As it turned...

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by majano
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 712
Views: 79346

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

So Oxford and all the other pharmaceutical companies don’t know what they are talking about? The guy that headed the agency from 2017 to 2019 that approves vaccines would know more than the companies that's developing vaccines and announcing news to raise their share prices. The share price of Oxfo...

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by majano
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s
Replies: 104
Views: 26497

Re: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s

Indeed. EY also deferred a large chunk of its 787 deliveries. The aircraft may never get delivered. As long as it is not official. This remains only your wishful thinking ... Why mix the false with the real? Wishful thinking? Try again: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-18/abu-dhabi-s...

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by majano
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets
Replies: 42
Views: 11284

Re: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets

Not news to anyone familiar with Max operations. So what? Not everyone on this site is involved in the aviation industry, let alone airline operations. This is news to me and it's shocking. It is a very unfortunate position for the A320 neo. Critical safety and reliability issues with the GTF are b...

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by majano
Wed May 27, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155044

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Could I ask of those with greater knowledge of aircraft systems and safety integration. What is the downside of developing a control law that would lower the landing gear automatically at a set altitude during final approach? If it is true that pilots can (in rare instances) neglect lowering the ge...

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by majano
Tue May 26, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155044

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Could I ask of those with greater knowledge of aircraft systems and safety integration. What is the downside of developing a control law that would lower the landing gear automatically at a set altitude during final approach? If it is true that pilots can (in rare instances) neglect lowering the gea...

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by majano
Thu May 21, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60897

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Thank you very much evanb. Do you expect this to change when summer comes around and by how much? JNB is southern hemisphere, so summer months run from October through March (on IATA winter) so they already operated it through summer. The flight has a relatively late departure (scheduled 9:10pm) ex...

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by majano
Thu May 21, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122887

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Delta lists A350-900's range as 7275 mi (6321 nmi) https://www.delta.com/us/en/aircraft/airbus/a350 We also know they have 275t MTOW variant currently. It doesn't seem to be able to cover these flights previously served by 77L: Atlanta – Johannesburg: 8,439 miles Atlanta – Shanghai: 7,659 miles Los...

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by majano
Thu May 21, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60897

Re: SAA Leasing A350

While the A359 was on the JNB-JFK routes does anyone have and can share some info about payload and fuel burns? Lifts 270t to 275t (depending on temperature) on the JNB-JFK sector carrying roughly 90t of fuel. Thank you very much evanb. Do you expect this to change when summer comes around and by h...

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by majano
Mon May 18, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Times: China could scrap all current Boeing orders
Replies: 35
Views: 7548

Re: Global Times: China could scrap all current Boeing orders

Isn't China rushing things a bit? I mean the COMACs are still to fly reliably... Of course there is always Airbus but I have a feeling "the Bus" will be in the same boat as Boeing as far as China orders are concerned... Up step the Russians! Anyway, I vote for the closure of this topic. I...

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by majano
Sat May 09, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 515
Views: 64163

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

No. it is not. The airports are critical infrastructure. If Lufthansa went out of the business those left standing would be all over their routes like a rash. The thought process would be that if Lufthansa with their outrageous costs can make those routes work then we certainly can too. Also if it ...

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by majano
Tue May 05, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair South Africa applies for Business Rescue
Replies: 8
Views: 1757

Re: Comair South Africa applies for Business Rescue

My feeling is that Comair is only applying since they know there is money to be had. I am sure that they weather this storm in decent shape, ready to take on all of the regional routes! I am not sure how well you know South African business rescue proceedings and the Companies' Act. Being a mere ac...

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by majano
Tue May 05, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair South Africa applies for Business Rescue
Replies: 8
Views: 1757

Re: Comair South Africa applies for Business Rescue

There was a discussion about Comair taking over some of the regional SAA routes once this pandemic was behind us in the SAA topic. I pointed out at the time that if Comair came out of this situation unscathed, their priority was not going to be restarting failed SAA routes. As it turns out, a few we...

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by majano
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces wider Q1 loss, cuts 787/777 production and workforce
Replies: 38
Views: 5805

Re: Boeing announces wider Q1 loss, cuts 787/777 production and workforce

Interesting that a topic with a headline of "Boeing announces wider Q1 loss..." 11 hours into the discussion, 47% of the comments either note the better position Boeing is in vs Airbus or praise the superiority of its products. Is this what they refer to in German as "schadenfreude&qu...

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by majano
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 53239

Re: Norwegian Puts 4 Subsidiaries Into Bankruptcy

Read through the article and it sounds like the CEO is pointing fingers at Sweden and Denmark, complaining of the lack of support in those countries, whilst praising Norway for an efficient scheme. Not sure what to make of that.

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by majano
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534553

Re: United Sells 16 Boeing 737 MAX 9s and six 787-9s to BOC Aviation

United Airlines will sell and lease back 16 Boeing 737 MAX 9s and six Boeing 787-9s to BOC Aviation. The price for the purchase isn't clear but the aircraft will be leased back to United on long-term agreements. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-united-airlines-boc-aviation-leasing/united-sells-22...

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by majano
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:05 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

Let me just clarify that I don't doubt that Comair will survive, just that their immediate priority when the recovery begins will not be acquisitions and growth into regional markets from which SAA retreated.

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by majano
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41539

Re: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order

Boeing advance payments are typically 25-30% of catalog price, though subject to negotiation. Boeing could be motivated to cancel if they didn’t think the airline would accept the delivery. CI financials viz their A359/77W purchases https://www.china-airlines.com/us/en/Images/financial_2013-Q4_tcm1...

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by majano
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:54 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

When the lockdown ends in South Africa, I see a good opportunity for Comair to pick up some cheap B738s (from the Mango side) and expand its short-haul operation into central Africa, up to Nigeria or the west African coast (from CPT, primarily destinations like LOS, ACC, and ABJ; JNB is too high to...

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by majano
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41539

Re: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order

I dont have any inside information to share on the speculation that started this thread. I would like to remind many posters on this thread that the aviation industry is in survival mode, plans that were in place 12 months ago are all invalid. Assumptions built into business cases are invalid. Cash...

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by majano
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut
Replies: 106
Views: 12156

Re: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut

Considering the fact the A320neo backlog is still more than 6,100 units, is there any possible cancellations in sight? The production rate cut would only spread the delivery of the current backlog far-far away into the future. Would not it be logical to think that about one thousand of these firm o...

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by majano
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut
Replies: 106
Views: 12156

Re: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut

Considering the fact the A320neo backlog is still more than 6,100 units, is there any possible cancellations in sight? The production rate cut would only spread the delivery of the current backlog far-far away into the future. Would not it be logical to think that about one thousand of these firm o...

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by majano
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 107
Views: 11220

Re: Airbus Financial Discussion 2020

But the balance sheets of Airbus are radically different from Boeing. Equity: Boeing does show a negative equity of 8,3 billion USD, but to compare that to the IFRS accounting of Airbus you have to detract 25.5 billion of deferred cost, booked in inventories. (Added up deferred production and tooli...

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by majano
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73652

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

If someone else fails to check their blindspot and hits another car when they change lanes, I'm not culpable for the first person hitting that car if I also didn't check my blindspot while changing lanes. I *should* have checked my blindspot, but I'm not culpable for the outcome of someone else fai...

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by majano
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73652

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

As per Stitch in our news thread, Boeing will do the wiring bundle separation mod during the RTS processing and is not anticipating this will change the RTS time line. Boeing does not view the retrofits as delaying the plane’s estimated return to service in the middle of the year at the earliest, o...

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by majano
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50984

Re: KLM considers A321 order

If the other posters are correct, those short haul widebody flights are for cargo. The A321XLR is terrible for cargo with the enlarged permanent rear center fuel tank. An A321XLR with low passenger capacity due to premium seats and low cargo capacity due to Enlarged the fuel tanks Does not sound li...

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by majano
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21311

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

I took a quick run over to GLA today to catch what may be (for me anyway) a last photo of the A310 operationally. I believe it will run to here on a Saturday until end of March, but I may not get another Saturday off. Here's hoping this wasn't my final glimpse ... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/...

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by majano
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13707

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

So when will LHR be overtook by CDG? That was my first thought, as enplanements at CDG are growing at a faster rate than LHR, and CDG already has 4 runways. During certain times of day, notably late afternoon/early evening, CDG is quieter, so there’s room for it to grow. This is one of the weakest ...

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by majano
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s
Replies: 113
Views: 13467

Re: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s

In the article there is no mentioning of 787 or A350 as the replacement, just that the replacement would be a single model. Sure, but the only reasonable options are 787 or a350. It's not like they're going to order the 748. The 777X is an absurd upgauge from a a332 so that's not it either. A330neo...

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by majano
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: #350 for A350
Replies: 19
Views: 5487

Re: #350 for A350

rigo wrote:
zkojq wrote:
Aircraft is named 'Nice'. :cloudnine:


It's for the city of Nice (pronounced "Nees") on the French Riviera.

Both of you may very well be joking, but i can put my bottom dollar on the fact that zkojq is aware of the city of Nice and how Air France has named its aircraft traditionally.

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by majano
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X vs A350 CASM
Replies: 259
Views: 28186

Re: 777X vs A350 CASM

Looks like we're both wrong. Since you cited wiki I provided links. The typical OEW from the A359 is 314,000 lbs. That is exactly what I said. Please check the Wiki link to verify I am correct. I could have said 320,000 which is a number on the high end but I wanted to be fair. However I looked too...

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by majano
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X vs A350 CASM
Replies: 259
Views: 28186

Re: 777X vs A350 CASM

Industrial experts are able to arrive a ball park figure, especially airlines planners, having proxy to confidential data points provided by AB. Reason why SQ chosen chosen 787-10 despite having ordered A359R, both playing the same regional role. Planners are convinced that 787-10 have better econo...

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by majano
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces € 1.36 billion net loss
Replies: 89
Views: 18552

Re: Airbus announces € 1.36 billion net loss

Good point. Airbus reported losing more money in 2019 than Boeing, but it won’t be getting anywhere near the publicity. I should think not. Airbus posted an Operating EBIT of E1,339M ($1,460M), but a E2,700M ($2,945M) tax bill turned that into a E1,362M ($1,484M) net loss. Boeing on the other hand ...

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by majano
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X vs A350 CASM
Replies: 259
Views: 28186

Re: 777X vs A350 CASM

Industrial experts are able to arrive a ball park figure, especially airlines planners, having proxy to confidential data points provided by AB. Reason why SQ chosen chosen 787-10 despite having ordered A359R, both playing the same regional role. Planners are convinced that 787-10 have better econo...

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by majano
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 11921

Re: A400M Update Thread 2020

Another year another financial hit on Airbus for the A400M. Good at least to see perhaps some rational realistic discussion may be had on the export potential… Airbus takes hit as A400M faces export hurdles Airbus incurred a fresh €1.2 billion ($1.3 billion) charge against its A400M tactical transp...

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by majano
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s
Replies: 45
Views: 13479

Re: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s

Update from DOT filing this week. > Target June 2020 launch pending route proving and FAA certification > Agreed to acquire 3 used Rolls Royce 777-200ERs from BAHC (Boeing). 2 ready for delivery summer 2020, 3rd Q1 2021 following C-check > Plan to offer ACMI and charter service in 380-seat configur...

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by majano
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CPT - Alternate/Diversion Airport Question
Replies: 20
Views: 1981

Re: CPT - Alternate/Diversion Airport Question

Cape Town only has CatII equipment. Cat 3B equipment, they only publish a Cat 2 chart. Individual airlines need to obtain their own LVO approvals for each state they fly into. When flying the Cat3B approach you would use the Cat 1 chart and the decision height (not the MDA on the chart) that the ai...

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by majano
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56444

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

Gee at those rates the second officers can get more money driving a mining truck, and I'll chuck their flights in for free. Yeah! Was curious myself so did some online looking. Seems payscales quoted seem to be in the ballpark. Of course these would increase depending on seniority within the airlin...

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by majano
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95778

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

Maybe you should do some research? I wasn't questioning whether these guys are really hotshot pilots or not. I'll take your word on that. My question had to do with what their hands-on participation will accomplish vs any trade offs regarding the time it takes to cater flight operations to them, ho...

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by majano
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners sell bulk of their stake in Wizzair
Replies: 19
Views: 3453

Re: Indigo sells stake in Wizzair

Weird move since Wizzair is one of their largest and fastest growing airlines. The 'why' is answered in both of the linked articles, and addressed in the first paragraph of a New York Times article from three days ago. https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/02/04/business/04reuters-wizz-air-hldgs-inv...

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by majano
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1657
Views: 312899

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tlVU7 ... 0_GfzQnDhA

Very good indeed. Simple, but not simplistic.
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EK7777 wrote:
I put this together, let me know if anyone wants anything specific to be added to it. It's very basic right now.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tlVU7 ... 0_GfzQnDhA

Very good indeed. Simple, but not simplistic.

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by majano
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus redesigns A350 control panel to resist liquid spillage
Replies: 169
Views: 30173

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

They have defined a liquid free zone within the cockpit... not made the whole cockpit a liquid free zone. I don’t think that is really anything that is new, Airbus has this in place already and was in the manuals before the A350 started flying. Yes, and the interstate highway near my house has sign...

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