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by edealinfo
Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 433
Views: 82748

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

Hey, Can you tell me what's going on with MNL-JFK and MNL-JFK. The past few days flights were cancelled or delayed like 8 hrs. What the heck is going on? Looks like 1Nove 26 flight was cancelled. And today, there are 2 arrivals into JFK. Also, if one is required to get a RT_PCR test 72 hour window b...

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by edealinfo
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 433
Views: 82748

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

Q. Philippine Airlines January 2022 schedule is strange. JFK to Manila is 3 days a week but Manila to JFK is 7 days a week. How could this possibly happen? You can check out what I am saying by trying to go through the steps of booking on the PAL web site. A. Probably a loading error, timetable sho...

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by edealinfo
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 791
Views: 92818

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Airlinerdude wrote:
Daily flights operate as EK332, but they're constrained by Manila Airport's capacity restriction, so flights are sold out.

Thanks

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by edealinfo
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 433
Views: 82748

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

https://www.bworldonline.com/pal-eyes-more-flights-from-middle-east-us-for-holidays/ Is the link in the above article talking about PAL adding capacity beyond the 4,000 allowed to manila? And by the way, even if yes, doesn't it take at least a month to start additional flights (lead time). Or does P...

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by edealinfo
Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Value / State of the market
Replies: 34
Views: 4974

Re: A380 Value / State of the market

TUGMASTER wrote:
The 380 only works well when it’s full, otherwise just about every other ship out there has better economics.


This makes no sense. Any aircraft can be made full "at the right price". The question is yield per seat not filling the aircraft per se.

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by edealinfo
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 791
Views: 92818

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Sir Tim Clark: Emirates has crossed the break even point and is now cash positive. Source: https://www.airlineratings.com/news/airlines-nuts-not-bring-back-a380s-says-emirates-chief/ Basically saying even with India and China still heavily restricted they are able to charge a 30% - 40% fare premium...

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by edealinfo
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 791
Views: 92818

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Scotron12 wrote:
Wow...looks stunning! Impressive :checkmark:


Yeah; pretty much any good photographer can make pictures looks great. That's what they are paid for.

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by edealinfo
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 791
Views: 92818

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

When will EK start flights to MANILA? Are they missing out on the Christmas boom where fares from New York to Manila on Philippines Airline are now $2500 to $3000 round trip for December in economy class.

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by edealinfo
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 791
Views: 92818

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

xwb777 wrote:
Emirates is upgrading EK205/206 (DXB-MXP-JFK) to A380 operation starting from 01DEC21.

This will be the third A380 flight to New York JFK

At its peak, how may flights did EK have to JFK? Was it four?

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by edealinfo
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 433
Views: 82748

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

International BKK-MNL stops in TAG from 17-24 November Why one week only? This would be a welcome route for European travellers to Bohol, not having to go via Manila. Not many connections to justify the "International" in the TAG airport name.... Easy answer. There is 4,000 pax cap on int...

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by edealinfo
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 433
Views: 82748

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

These stops are to get around arrival processing capacity limitations in Manila, as I hear the cap is 2,000 pax/day shared by all airlines operating international flights inbound MNL. (Correct me if I'm using a wrong figure) https://www.philippineairlines.com/AboutUs/newsandevents/newgatewaystohelp...

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by edealinfo
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 433
Views: 82748

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

From another trend VN is planning to launching direct flights between SGN and SFO 11/29/21 using a B787-9 . With China mostly close and CX unable to used HKG as a hub it seem like direct flight will dominate the transpacific network for the time being. Until restrictions in East Asia are relax whic...

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by edealinfo
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 433
Views: 82748

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

Q. So, will non-stop flights from MNL to JFK (New York) continue or be discontinued. If the latter, by when will it be discontinued, at the earliest? A. Scheduled until at least 25 March 2022 (Manila departure). Keep an eye out for future timetable updates, as some destinations only have information...

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by edealinfo
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 433
Views: 82748

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

Its possible PR will be reviving 5th Freedom flight between JFK and YVR with the B77W. Just to clarify...didn't PR lose the entitlement when they chose to fly nonstop to JFK :?: Winter Timetable has finally rolled over worldwide. Its new business plan includes more flights to China, and South Asia,...

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by edealinfo
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 18800

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Yes, it's opened up quarantine-free travel to foreign tourists from almost 100 countries worldwide. Also visa fee has been waived off for tourists. Issue is flights are under air bubble agreement and so are still limited in number. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/15/india-allows-quarantine-free-travel...

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by edealinfo
Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2021 - Boeing Orders and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 37727

Re: Dubai Air Show 2021 - Boeing Orders and General Discussion Thread

LoganTheBogan wrote:
Boeing is seeking an exemption from the ICAO CO2 standards


So which aircraft currently flying don't meet the standards, and if so, how come they are allowed to fly?

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1. Wonder what the load was?

2. The flight was exactly 15 hours. For trips of 15 to 16 hours non stop is a 77W (as is the AA flight) or a 787 a better fit?
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edealinfo wrote:
highvoltageeee wrote:


1. Wonder what the load was?

2. The flight was exactly 15 hours. For trips of 15 to 16 hours non stop is a 77W (as is the AA flight) or a 787 a better fit?

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by edealinfo
Thu Nov 11, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AKASA AIR to Order 70 to 80 737-Max Planes at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 1
Views: 1038

AKASA AIR to Order 70 to 80 737-Max Planes at Dubai Air Show

AKASA is a brand new Indian airline. Boeing is set to end Airbus dominance in Indian market. A promoter of the new airline is known for penny pinching and you can bet he is getting one heck of a deal. The airline is backed by: a) Rakesh Jhunjhunwala an Indian business magnate, stock trader and inves...

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by edealinfo
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 18800

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

http://airlinersindia.s4.bizhat.com/air ... 8-280.html
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SpiceJet charters a B767 for European operations

a) Wonder if its for cargo or passenger

b) if its for passengers; my guess is that it heads to London.

http://airlinersindia.s4.bizhat.com/air ... 8-280.html

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by edealinfo
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 18800

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

UK just needs to find a strong relationship with either UA/LH, AA/BA.D/AF/KL/VS. All have pros and cons - can’t really lose with either which is why I think they should go with the airlines that give them the best deal. I get that UK needs a partner. But, why do UA/LH, AA/BA.D/AF/KL/VS need UK if t...

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by edealinfo
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 18800

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Btw the future doesn’t seem alliance driven but rather regional airline partnerships so could be with DL/AF for US/EU and CX in Asia. Why would CX be more than 0% probability given that the Tatas partner with SINGAPORE Airlines via Vistara already? Also, does India trust the Chinese? Some would arg...

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by edealinfo
Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 18800

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Keep AI brand with UK onboard product on international long haul for overhauling (at least some of) AI's international fleet? and how quickly do Boeing's 787 production issues get sorted so that Tata doesn't spend more than they need to? Why keep a tarnished brand? All the negative comments online ...

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by edealinfo
Tue Nov 02, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 18800

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

For what it's worth, my view is that the Government's disposition of Air India is a fantastic move as it took the albatross round its neck. I'd like to know what the view is from the Tata's perspective. Did they get it for pennies on the dollar in the sense that they got it dirt cheap? Or, was it fa...

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by edealinfo
Tue Nov 02, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 18800

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Vistara has a codeshare agreement with BA. They also have codeshare with UA. https://www.airvistara.com/in/en/partner-airlines/codeshare-partners It is quite clear that the LGW flight if it materializes, is aimed as a stop gap for the crew rest problem on UK's Dreamliners. Eventually India-US fligh...

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by edealinfo
Tue Nov 02, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 18800

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Unlikely Vistara will get that crowd unless they partner with say Virgin and Delta and just become one of their many flights between US and LON. IMHO, Vistara needs to negotiate hard with all three alliances for the right EU partner. Jet had the right idea and now Vistara plus AI has all the levera...

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by edealinfo
Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 18800

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Vistara Plans Boeing 787 Flights To The United States Via London Gatwick 3X weekly; doesn't seem like they got 5th freedmon rights. Air India, at one point had historical fifth freedom flights (India-LHR-JFK), but they dropped LHR-JFK in favor of additional LHR-India flights. Are they able to revive...

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by edealinfo
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 18800

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

BawliBooch wrote:
And Tatas have been given Air India but "tied it to PSBs".


I love your posts which by the way are very well written and interesting. There was one phrase [in quotes above] for which I didn't know what it meant. Could you kindly elaborate? Thanks.

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by edealinfo
Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 18800

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

This may have been part of any early negotiations if there were between Mr. Jhunjhunwala and Boeing - https://www.airliners.net/forum/posting.php?mode=quote&f=3&p=23006019 . Thanks. So Mr. Jwalla is thinking he can be a super negotiator and get an incredible price teh aircraft. Even if so, ...

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by edealinfo
Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU - Qatar Open-Skies deal signed
Replies: 22
Views: 4309

Re: EU - Qatar Open-Skies deal signed

cityshuttle wrote:
vhtje wrote:
But iirc, the UAE didn’t want to guarantee any labor / employment conditions … well Qatar did make such commitment and secured the Open Skies.


What are these labor conditions in plain words?

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by edealinfo
Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 18800

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

pune wrote:
[ Then there is Rakesh Jhunjhunwala bring Aksas airlines, this one betting on the cheap 737 Max grandfathered planes. .


what do you mean by "cheap 737 Max grandfathered planes.". What's the grandfathered context here?

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by edealinfo
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas launches Delhi
Replies: 54
Views: 10781

Re: Qantas launches Delhi

Why DEL and not Mumbai or BLR?

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by edealinfo
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 12606

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

sibibom wrote:
hohd wrote:

Germany is gonna be interesting, they don't have substaintial dispora like say the UK nor is there a big O&D market. Luftansa will lose a lot of connecting traffic. .


Then why is Vistara keen to start flights to Germany? With which N. American and European airlines does it code-share with?

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by edealinfo
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 12606

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

hohd wrote:
May it is better for UAE to combine their allotments into one. .


Yes, this is a face saving approach for both sides.

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by edealinfo
Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian 460 diversion into MDY (Sand Island, Midway Atoll)
Replies: 77
Views: 17562

Re: Hawaiian 460 diversion into MDY (Sand Island, Midway Atoll)

Out of curiosity, if the mechanics have to spend a few days on the island to fix the plane, what services are available for them? I'm guessing there's not much in the way of hotels and restaurants on the island. Are they stuck sleeping in the business class seats and eating whatever they can find i...

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by edealinfo
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 12606

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Now if you or I were an investor, why would I do that? The only thing valuable Air India has is the real estate and the slots abroad. Everything else would probably be scrapped, but more importantly who will pay off the massive loans. If it is going to be the private parties, then it will be no-no ...

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by edealinfo
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 12606

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Not sure if GoI can achieve this but the carriers of UAE, QR and LH may have to accept some cuts on the 6th freedom rights. Unilateral means not negotiated, a one sided change. . [/quote] You do realize that at one time iNdia imposed "retrospective" taxation? If they could implement a non...

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by edealinfo
Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2001
Views: 261138

Re: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread

9W 2.0 has inaugurated its office in Delhi which seems to be the new HQ for the airline now. Good in a way as they have apply for new slots which will be available at DEL. Holly Conolly, I assumed Jet 2.0 would be a non starter as it makes no sense given the intense competive environment, COVID-19,...

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by edealinfo
Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS
Replies: 51
Views: 13275

Re: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS

Next question will obviously be how are they gonna get VT-JEW out of AMS. They will probably get a ferry permit of some sort and fly her out to a suitable place where she can get scrapped. My guesses are probably LDE, TEV or OST. Her sister ship VT-JEK was in a far worse condition and was left to r...

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by edealinfo
Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of A330 CEO production - When?
Replies: 12
Views: 3852

Re: End of A330 CEO production - When?

What are the chances Iran Air will take delivery of their orders? That's not really a function of Iran Air being willing to take delivery, but of Airbus being seen as violating U.S. sanctions. Sanctions have mainly targeted Iran’s purchase of any aircraft that carry more than 10 percent U.S.-origin...

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by edealinfo
Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PAL Philippine Airlines files for Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 59
Views: 14499

Re: Updated: PAL Philippine Airlines files for Bankruptcy Protection

Is you are a fully-VACCINATED dual citizen (both US and Philippine passport holder) do you still have to quaranatine in the Philippines if you want to visit there? Yes, the quarantine rules currently apply even to people who are fully vaccinated. I'm flying back in December (luckily not on PR; I'm ...

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by edealinfo
Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PAL Philippine Airlines files for Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 59
Views: 14499

Re: Updated: PAL Philippine Airlines files for Bankruptcy Protection

Is you are a fully-VACCINATED dual citizen (both US and Philippine passport holder) do you still have to quaranatine in the Philippines if you want to visit there?

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by edealinfo
Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PAL Philippine Airlines files for Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 59
Views: 14499

Re: PAL Philippine Airlines to file for Chapter 11

I messed up and took a credit voucher for future travel instead of a credit card refund when Covid hit. Adam "Messed up" is an understatement. Whoever takes a travel credit voucher over a full cash refund regardless of how long it would take to process. This is a lesson for life. Having s...

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by edealinfo
Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 12606

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

When will Vistara's non-stop flights to US commence?

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by edealinfo
Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS
Replies: 51
Views: 13275

Re: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS

Next question will obviously be how are they gonna get VT-JEW out of AMS. In smaller pieces on trucks, no doubt (or perhaps by barge). Maybe the engines leave by An-124 if they have enough value to someone. Isn't the reason they are buying it mainly for the engines? That's why they had them specifc...

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by edealinfo
Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS
Replies: 51
Views: 13275

Re: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS

Next question will obviously be how are they gonna get VT-JEW out of AMS. Nope; the next question is how much the Indian bankruptcy administrator will recover from the $9 M after subtracting dues to AMS airport, maintainance companies at AMS, the company at whose behest the aircraft was seized at A...

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by edealinfo
Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Boeing permanently stopped production of all 777 passenger jets except 777X?
Replies: 30
Views: 8623

Has Boeing permanently stopped production of all 777 passenger jets except 777X?

Has Boeing permanently stopped production of all 777 PASSENGER jets except 777X? If not, which 777 passenger jets does it still manufacture? I ran a serach online and couldn't find the answer.

Thank you.

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by edealinfo
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 16119

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

From what I last saw GMR is just gonna sleep on the job. They have no incentive to build the airport. They build it and again the airport will be given to Adani. GMR runs DEL & HYD airports. GVK had BOM & NMIA and also BLR airport till few years back. That my friend was then, now it's a dif...

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by edealinfo
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 16119

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

IndiGo plans seven-hour overseas flights, depending on Covid recovery Read more at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/indigo-plans-seven-hour-overseas-flights-depending-on-covid-recovery/articleshow/83429438.cms? FAIR USE: Want to holiday in Beijing, Mo...

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by edealinfo
Wed May 19, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 16119

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Some Air India related news: https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/cairn-energy-sues-air-india-063147282.html Can this lead to AI aircraft being seized? These two are unrelated and would not be allowed as AI is not in the business of Cairns and is not party to anything related to Cairns businesses. I ...

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by edealinfo
Sat May 15, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 16119

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

airboss787 wrote:
Really strange and extremely bizarre rebranding. “GoFirst. You come first.” Again, very baffling.


There will be a whole bunch of jokes about "coming first"

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