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by MCTSET
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5742

Re: European LCC

Sorry my typo. I meant to write consolidation. But it is inevitable that there will be a few large groups in Europe just like in US. Small independent airlines just can’t compete in this industry. The US can't be used as the precedent for everything. What they did over there was crazy, such consoli...

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by MCTSET
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5742

Re: European LCC

Eurowings has no bases in central europe..Only Germany,Austria and Palma Mallorca..Wizzair has bases in CE Europe and the Baltics,Balkans,VIE n LTN Eurowings has also a base in Kosovo of all places: https://newscloud.eurowings.com/en/press-releases/2019/q2/eurowings-opens-new-base-in-pristina.html ...

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by MCTSET
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5742

Re: European LCC

With low oil prices this summer Norwegian have to make something out of it, or investors will completely loose hope, I am definitely supporting Norwegian as the collapse of an airline its size will be devestating to the industry, and take time to recover.

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by MCTSET
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5742

Re: European LCC

Wizzair, EasyJet, Vueling and Ryanair will be fine in future. Level isn’t really an airline and relatively small so I’d assume they will be ok as well. Eurowings on the other hand never made any money, neither did Germanwings really. So I wouldn’t be surprised if they will shrink or being integrate...

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by MCTSET
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5742

Re: European LCC

Not sure you will consider Pegasus as an European LCC, but they definitely have a strong presence in Europe, Central Asia and Middle East. Future wise, I feel that they are very well positioned. I agree but how much growth can it put out from one hub. Must be great for Istanbul however, a people dr...

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by MCTSET
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5742

Re: European LCC

When I think of volotea I think they are quite fragile, yes their business model of niche leisure rotes works well in a solid economy in the good season, but when their is a down turn and people stop spending, these small routes will be more sensitive than big city pairings.

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by MCTSET
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5742

Re: European LCC

I also think that Austrian will be the first to crack in Vienna. They will probably drop routes where there is too much LCC presence. They must be shock, in 18 months they went from king of the castle to under siege by a swarm of LCC’s. won’t look good on Lufthansa reports.

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by MCTSET
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5742

Re: European LCC

VIE will be very important, the reason why there is so much expansion at VIE is because the airport is offering a rebate of €540 euros per 100 pax, and it increases for more pax flow in the airport, this is for based airlines btw. Lauda is interesting but again the market seems so full for Central ...

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by MCTSET
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5742

Re: European LCC

W6 I'm concerned for. They couldn't make PRG work, which should almost have been their 'bread and butter' kind of base. Expansion wise there's not a lot of Europe left for them, without facing the wrath of existing airlines. Realistically I'm struggling to see where they open significant new bases,...

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by MCTSET
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5742

Re: European LCC

VIE will be very important, the reason why there is so much expansion at VIE is because the airport is offering a rebate of €540 euros per 100 pax, and it increases for more pax flow in the airport, this is for based airlines btw. Lauda is interesting but again the market seems so full for Central E...

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by MCTSET
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY
Replies: 18
Views: 4037

Re: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY

VIE is going to be the cheapest European destination this Europe I can’t wait.

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by MCTSET
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5742

European LCC

There is a lot of talk of overcapacity in Europe and airlines stepping on each other’s toes, so I have a question for you guys who do think is the best suited long term for survival, and after that profit. I have my opinion but what are your thoughts. 1. Ryanair. Lowest cost base, extensive fleet wi...

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by MCTSET
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 34881

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I posted this on the Ceo thread but no answer but how much does it cost to retrofit starlets on a320s, and is there a significant benefit in fuel burn The answer for the retrofit: it depends on the MSN# of the frame. All frames from about MSN3500 are retrofittable, with additional work on the wing ...

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by MCTSET
Mon May 27, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 34881

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I posted this on the Ceo thread but no answer but how much does it cost to retrofit starlets on a320s, and is there a significant benefit in fuel burn

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by MCTSET
Mon May 27, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 34881

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Guys I have a question I was looking AIB production list and I spotted MSN 8932 an indigo 320neo performing its 8th test flight. 8 flights seems to be a large amount, is there a reason why? Are you talking about this site: https://aibfamily.flights? The guy who runs it has something called an "...

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by MCTSET
Mon May 27, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRQ supervisory board: move military flights from EIN to GRQ
Replies: 18
Views: 1911

Re: GRQ supervisory board: move military flights from EIN to GRQ

Is moving military flights from EIN to GRQ consistent with the capabilities one would expect of the Dutch military ? I can think of at least one country that is not friendly to the Netherlands and has the capacity to send military aircraft armed with weapons to or even into Dutch airspace - Yes, be...

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by MCTSET
Sun May 26, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 9243

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Guys how much would a sharklets cost to retrofit on a 320. And is their a large benefit

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by MCTSET
Sun May 26, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRQ supervisory board: move military flights from EIN to GRQ
Replies: 18
Views: 1911

Re: GRQ supervisory board: move military flights from EIN to GRQ

My point is that you can send the military to different runways in remote areas in their home country, but the military has a function beyond that of just reserving airspace for burning fuel. If the Dutch air force is moved according to the desires of LCCs, can they still provide the security prese...

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by MCTSET
Sun May 26, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRQ supervisory board: move military flights from EIN to GRQ
Replies: 18
Views: 1911

Re: GRQ supervisory board: move military flights from EIN to GRQ

So what is the possibility of this move happening?

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by MCTSET
Sun May 26, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 34881

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Guys I have a question I was looking AIB production list and I spotted MSN 8932 an indigo 320neo performing its 8th test flight. 8 flights seems to be a large amount, is there a reason why?

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by MCTSET
Fri May 24, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines on the edge
Replies: 32
Views: 3855

Re: Airlines on the edge

While Alitalia is struggling hard, Air Italy is not doing so well either, considering their recent history of short-lived routes, and their in-flux fleet plans. I'd be surprised if they'll still be around in their current form within the next three years; in fact, it's not implausible that Alitalit...

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by MCTSET
Fri May 24, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines on the edge
Replies: 32
Views: 3855

Re: Airlines on the edge

paullam wrote:
The moment the Italian government decides to stop funding Alitalia they’ll be gone.


So they won’t be gone.

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by MCTSET
Thu May 23, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines on the edge
Replies: 32
Views: 3855

Re: Airlines on the edge

I guess an obligatory Norwegian would be a good guess I think Norwegian short haul is more likely to call quits than the long haul division. Europe is over cry with Norwegian competing for low cost passengers against lower costing airlines, they are just enable to complete on a cost basis against R...

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by MCTSET
Thu May 23, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines on the edge
Replies: 32
Views: 3855

Airlines on the edge

I know this thread may be quite a disheartening thread to some but I this is the reality of the airline business. I am curious to hear your thoughts on which airlines are likely next to go out of business, I think the toughest market right now is Europe, while this summer might give some respite to ...

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by MCTSET
Tue May 21, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL AND UA load factor question
Replies: 6
Views: 1268

DL AND UA load factor question

This might be a stupid question but after looking at popular flights in the US the majority of the time out of the majors united is the cheapest option, (obviously spirit is cheapest). So being that united is pricing it’s economy flights the lowest I would expect them to have the highest load factor...

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by MCTSET
Fri May 17, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 250
Views: 35844

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

I don’t think a merger with wizz is the right decision. One is a ULCC that flies to Eastern Europe with mainly VFR traffic and a small and increasing city break market. The other is a holiday/leisure operator. They are 2 markets and don’t really overlap. The only real value TCUK has too wizz is slo...

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by MCTSET
Fri May 17, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 250
Views: 35844

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

I don’t think a merger with wizz is the right decision. One is a ULCC that flies to Eastern Europe with mainly VFR traffic and a small and increasing city break market. The other is a holiday/leisure operator. They are 2 markets and don’t really overlap. The only real value TCUK has too wizz is slot...

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by MCTSET
Fri May 10, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 19713

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

ist2014 wrote:
If economy goes well in Turkey, TK can lease or buy some 330neo to replace aging 332s, they are always open to

sweet deals, but same applies for additional 787s and 350s, but i am not sure about demand in the next years


Demand for what. TK flights/connections or overall global aviation market.

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by MCTSET
Fri May 10, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace United's 767’s
Replies: 46
Views: 8655

Re: What will replace United's 767’s

I know the UA fleet/network thread is extremely long but there is information in that thread which came directly from Scott Kirby’s SFO Town Hall part of which was posted on Flying Together. A brief synopsis is this United has not officially announced anything but according to Kirby some 763/4’s wi...

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by MCTSET
Fri May 10, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 19713

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

Guys I have a question about TK. I know that they have the 787 on order but do you guys think there is any possibility that TK acquire some 330neos. Maybe if they got offered a good deal or is there no chance. I judging because this carrier has 55 330s in service it’s their bread and butter for long...

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by MCTSET
Fri May 10, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace United's 767’s
Replies: 46
Views: 8655

Re: What will replace United's 767’s

Says WHO they're more efficient? In what way? Exactly? I've maintained the B767-200 and -300.. What airplanes are any easier to maintain? The Airframes are not life limited and the Engines certainly aren't . Especially since all the United 763's are PW4060 powered and the Air force Tankers are also...

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by MCTSET
Fri May 10, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace United's 767’s
Replies: 46
Views: 8655

Re: What will replace United's 767’s

well OBVIOUSLY the 787-8 is not the 767 replacem3ent or they'd have already ordered it!! They're looking for the B797 to replace the B767 and until then? They can keep flying the B767-300 and -400. The airplanes are amortized and as long as they can still get parts? There isn't a problem. There are...

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by MCTSET
Thu May 09, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace United's 767’s
Replies: 46
Views: 8655

Re: What will replace United's 767’s

United are currently operating a 50 strong fleet of 767’s the replacement aircraft will be needed. The 787 is the obvious choice but only 64 aircraft on order/already delivered, does the order book cover the 767 fleet and any future growth? well OBVIOUSLY the 787-8 is not the 767 replacement or the...

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by MCTSET
Thu May 09, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace United's 767’s
Replies: 46
Views: 8655

Re: What will replace United's 767’s

Not to mention the fuel burn this aircraft will have in 2030, I can only imagine the price of oil then. That's correct - you can only imagine. There are no accurate forecasts of oil prices ten years into the future. If you were expecting somebody to say the replacement will be a 321XLR nobody's tak...

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by MCTSET
Thu May 09, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace United's 767’s
Replies: 46
Views: 8655

Re: What will replace United's 767’s

Many are saying that they will hold out for the 797. But the 797 EIS is 2025 minimum and won’t achieve a significant production rate until 27/28, (that’s without delays). Meaning that the 76’s will have to work roughly another 10 years and with an average age of the 767 at united of 22 years, it mea...

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by MCTSET
Wed May 08, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace United's 767’s
Replies: 46
Views: 8655

What will replace United's 767’s

United are currently operating a 50 strong fleet of 767’s the replacement aircraft will be needed. The 787 is the obvious choice but only 64 aircraft on order/already delivered, does the order book cover the 767 fleet and any future growth?

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by MCTSET
Mon May 06, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 250
Views: 35844

Re: Thomas Cook set deadline for interest in Airline.

Today is the deadline for expression of interest. Do you think there will be any news or will they do an Alitalia and push back the date to infinity.

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by MCTSET
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Hubbed LCC?
Replies: 43
Views: 4554

A Hubbed LCC?

Well in Europe apart from Vueling there isn’t really any LCC using a hub? Is the a fundamental reason for this?

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by MCTSET
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709478

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

ikarlson wrote:
I will believe when American Airlines, Southwest, Norwegian or Air Canada will ground MAX planes, right now its politics by China to ground MAX.



How is it politics when the only people they are hurting is their domestic airlines by this grounding.

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by MCTSET
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show
Replies: 69
Views: 13513

Re: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show

Not expecting a huge order. Top on the 78 most likely to expand thin routes in newly liberated Europe and new destinations in Africa probably.

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by MCTSET
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 23149

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

Does turkey have an open skies agreement with the EU. If not how will the one recently signed with QR affect Turkish?

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by MCTSET
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104233

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

danipawa wrote:
For me, overall a complete lose for Airbus, they gain A350, A330NEO "orders", but Etihad cancelled 42 of them..so negative numbers


I think this was all timed to distract everyone from the fact that Etihad cancels 42 350’s.

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by MCTSET
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 841
Views: 121383

797: LEAP, GTF or both?

What would power the 797? I’m guessing atleast 35k+ so that would put both leap and gtf in a good position, would it be an exclusive deal or would they opt for engine options, I’m guessing that would significantly increase engineering time and budget on a programme which is already overdue and expen...

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by MCTSET
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Wizz Air in London
Replies: 22
Views: 4082

Re: Future of Wizz Air in London

If Flybe go bust I can see them taking their slots, they have already done this in Luton, particularly Birmingham as they already have a few flights there.

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by MCTSET
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Biggin Hill airport
Replies: 36
Views: 5876

London Biggin Hill airport

Happy new year to all. With the current congestion issues that the current London airports are facing, would opening up Biggin Hill airport for scheduled passenger flights be an option. The runway is just shy of 6000 feet so could handle a few smaller narrow bodies and regional jets and props, plust...

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