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by Scotron12
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27450

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Most EK flight deck will tell you, the loads this summer have been very high. The trunk routes packed. US this summer difficult to get on with STBY tickets. Weekly updates from Flight Ops mgt indicate “higher than expected” performance. The Group target for FY 19/20 is $2.8bn. If the mid year resul...

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by Scotron12
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27450

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

digitalcloud wrote:
Scotron12 wrote:
digitalcloud wrote:

Huh?


Their Newcastle-Dubai was an A380 for awhile.
Do you mean A330? It has certainly never been an A380.


You're correct..my bad! :white:

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by Scotron12
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27450

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

digitalcloud wrote:
Scotron12 wrote:
Their NCL was a A380 and now a 777.


Huh?


Their Newcastle-Dubai was an A380 for awhile.

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by Scotron12
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3628
Views: 471003

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

To be fair to.Muilenburg...he is an engineer. I wonder deep inside how he really feels on the MAX issue. You certainly never see it.

Seems to soundbite the corporate line...I guess he must do.

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by Scotron12
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 906
Views: 372504

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Very nice looking...reminds me of BA Worldtails a long time ago!

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by Scotron12
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity
Replies: 36
Views: 10362

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

Could they start deferring aircraft orders if they're now cutting so much capacity?

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by Scotron12
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34225

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

I am absolutely shocked by this...how on earth can a prestigious, blue chip company as RR simply skip a test that proved to be critical to endurance and reliability?...a poor design decision or late qualification testing can happen to any manufacturer, but simply skipping a development test?...inco...

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by Scotron12
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34225

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

iMeh, and I suppose it comes down to some unknowns about the maintenance required for composite frames vs. aluminum long-term, but I would think the deferred C and D checks for metal fatigue by a good 5-10 years pending FAA and EASA reviews in the next half decade would make up the 30 million USD d...

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by Scotron12
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 103
Views: 13846

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairl ... d=00007371


Appreciate the photo, but somehow doesn't look right. Maybe I need new :ugeek:
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juliuswong wrote:


Appreciate the photo, but somehow doesn't look right. Maybe I need new :ugeek:

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by Scotron12
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA281 LHR-LAX frequent cancellations
Replies: 18
Views: 6843

Re: BA281 LHR-LAX frequent cancellations

Personally I would not fly BA by choice. Lots of other more "exciting" airlines are available.

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by Scotron12
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34225

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

This is all rumor...totally! Where has STC said he doesn't want the A339/A350?

And that all he wants is Boeing?

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by Scotron12
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 103
Views: 13846

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

Who cares..if they do not like a thread..do not partake...simple!! I miss Pan Am...maybe cause it was my 1st 747 flight...way back in 1973! I'm not trying to one-up you but mine was in 1972; LHR to JFK. I'll never forget my astonishment at the size of that cabin! The year before that I flew on one ...

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by Scotron12
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA281 LHR-LAX frequent cancellations
Replies: 18
Views: 6843

Re: BA281 LHR-LAX frequent cancellations

It's not anything to do with load factor. It's because it's a 787-9 and any delay on their route network will cause cancellations on select routes.

Plus they are partners with AA so pax can be readily accommodated on AA metal if need be.

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by Scotron12
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 752
Views: 119805

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Out of curiosity, seems EK would like to fly the A380 on DXB-MNL. Is there any specific reason they cannot??

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by Scotron12
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 103
Views: 13846

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

Who cares..if they do not like a thread..do not partake...simple!!

I miss Pan Am...maybe cause it was my 1st 747 flight...way back in 1973!

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by Scotron12
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA281 LHR-LAX frequent cancellations
Replies: 18
Views: 6843

Re: BA281 LHR-LAX frequent cancellations

Do not know specifically, but could be a knock on effect of the T1000 issues.

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by Scotron12
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27450

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Huh... I was wrong. EK is expecting better profit: https://amp.thenational.ae/business/aviation/despite-brexit-uk-remains-emirates-airline-s-most-profitable-market-1.906990 Huh... I'm willing to admit when my assumptions are wrong. Lightsaber Most EK flight deck will tell you, the loads this summer...

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by Scotron12
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27450

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

From UK it certainly will. EK is running A380 from MAN (3× daily) BHX..(2× daily) GLA. (1× A380 & 777 daily) Not to mention their ops from LHR & LGW. Their NCL was a A380 and now a 777. Plus daily x-EDI on 777 too. Plus not long ago they added STN!

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by Scotron12
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34225

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

I don't think a freighter version in any form is the number one priority right now.

The 748F and 777F are still being produced and selling.

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by Scotron12
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34225

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

As Lightsaber rightly mentions, BA..UA and AA were late operators of the 77W. In fact, WW at BA says he would have ordered more at the time if he had known just how good an airplane it turned out to be. Having said that..AA and UA would be a long time from considering the 779 seeing as they are all ...

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by Scotron12
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34225

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

Who else are candidates for the 779 apart from the airlines that have already ordered it??

Unless airlines can fill it, and EK is certainly one of them, I cannot see any that would need it.

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by Scotron12
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 167
Views: 68023

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Great looking plane...love the raccoon mask!

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by Scotron12
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34225

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

RR skipped high sulfer fuel testing. A standard test at Pratt. This is on RR. The sand wear is due to pushing existing compressor design rules and pushing efficiency by reducing the compressor FOD bleed. A poor design decision. GE, CFM, and T700 set the global standards. Pratt performed hot/ high t...

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by Scotron12
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34225

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

scbriml wrote:
Scotron12 wrote:
My bad...should have been particular and said GE/PRATT on their other A380s...


You should have been even more particular - you mean Engine Alliance! :wink2:


Yikes! Back to school for me :banghead:

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by Scotron12
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34225

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

PM wrote:
Scotron12 wrote:
Only RR engine EK operate is the T900 on their latest A380s. All the rest are GE.

There are NO GE powered A380s... :shakehead:


My bad...should have been particular and said GE/PRATT on their other A380s....all their 777s are of course GE. :white:

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by Scotron12
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34225

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

Only RR engine EK operate is the T900 on their latest A380s. All the rest are GE.

What is the specific issue with the T900 that he doesn't like? Seems to be no issues for BA..LH & SQ??

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by Scotron12
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34225

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

Can anyone explain why RR and Airbus are singled out in this thread?? It is quite fascinating to see.

Yes...I am an Airbus fan...but also Boeing too...but the bias is not very pleasant from a so called aviation website.

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by Scotron12
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34225

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

It did not stop LH ordering the T1000 for their recent order for 20 787-9s, did it?

And can anyone point to any issue that any airline operating the A350 has with the XWB??

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by Scotron12
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34225

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

Airbus is criminally negligent if it lets EK walk away from 39 A380s based on RR's inability to perform to STC's satisfaction, I'm not buying it. STC cannot walk away, EK need to serve all EU destinations to make money & balance their eastern banks. With EK/EY downsizing & the EU3 appetite ...

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by Scotron12
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246054

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

:lol: Cannot believe this thread was started over 2yrs ago and seems no end is in sight. I'm surprised the thread is going. No end to AZ? That is a given. During that time the rest of the airline world moved on with little to no concern. During that time, the new IST opened. It wouldn't surprise me ...

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by Scotron12
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246054

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

AZ woes have been a constant on this site from before I joined over 15yrs ago. Im sure they will continue for many more years going forward.

I wish they finally become a success so all this mess can stop. Either that or shoot it to end it's misery!

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by Scotron12
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The reason the A350 has black cockpit window frames
Replies: 16
Views: 4761

Re: The reason the A350 has black cockpit window frames

One great looking airplane...the mask does lend a sense if drama..no matter the technical reasons!

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by Scotron12
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 47334

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

It's been a publicity stunt right from the 1st announcement they were looking to start non stop flights SYD-LHR.

It's the last frontier in aviation that has yet to be conquered...so they're doing it with a little bit of showbiz.

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by Scotron12
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic & Brexit - Impact of the announced US-UK trade deal on aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 4564

Re: Transatlantic & Brexit - Impact of the announced US-UK trade deal on aviation

Understood...but it's amazing how much politics influence commercial aviation like no other industry.

This is just one trade deal...in fact AFAIR is only the 4th such deal since Article 50 was invoked for the UK to leave the EU.

More flights? Not by new entrants

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by Scotron12
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 47334

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Wouldn't surprise me if the data gathered from these test flights would also go back to Boeing to give a measurment for upgrades to both 787-9 and 787-10.

Although Joyce has stated only the A350 and 777X are being considered...it doesn't hurt to get information for future use.

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by Scotron12
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 427
Views: 78582

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Yes this current batch of 18 are not premium heavy. There will likely be more A350s coming in seeing as there 36 options for the product. They may come premium heavy. Alex has said if the A350 performs well they will certainly look to take on more Yes, A350 has a big role in the future BA and IAG f...

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by Scotron12
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Costly fix required on all GP7200s entering US
Replies: 25
Views: 4641

Costly fix required on all GP7200s entering US

FAA are requiring all operators to inspect and repair all GP7200 engines on their A380s that enter US air space. This stems from the AF incident in 2017 of which parts have recently been retrieved. Costs will range anywhere from approx 1200 to over 700K depending on fix required. Big bill for EK if ...

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by Scotron12
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 273709

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Agreement with AIPA surely should't impact the choice of aircraft, no?

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by Scotron12
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 134670

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Maybe that's why EK are re-evaluating their 777x orders...they don't want to be stuck with so many while more nimble frames pass them by?

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by Scotron12
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 134670

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

As a lot have changed since the order announcement back in 2013 and the changing EK strategy, I think we might see Emirates ordering additional B777Xs beside the B787, if they do agree on a suitable delivery schedule. From Airbus side, I feel that EK will order more A339s and cancel the A350s. Why ...

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by Scotron12
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What could EK do with 778/A359/789 in the fleet?
Replies: 7
Views: 1170

Re: What could EK do with 778/A359/789 in the fleet?

Well..I don't think Airbus has much to lose here as much as Boeing does if they end up cancelling/deferring their 777x order.

Sure it would be a hit to the 339/350 order book...but Airbus will survive!

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by Scotron12
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 134670

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

If EK for some reason do not firm the 330 / 350 deal, they will owe Airbus and RR a lot of cash instead for the cancelled 380s. I expect it will be firmed at Dubai air show - maybe with some changes from the announced LoI. Maybe you're right...quite maddening the silence coming from all ME3 carrier...

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by Scotron12
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia (IB) launches the A350 service to NRT
Replies: 30
Views: 5206

Re: Iberia (IB) launches the A350 service to NRT

Yeah...why doesn't IB fly MAD-HKG? I know both IB and CX are OneWorld, so I guess they codeshare on CX 372...but still.

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by Scotron12
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 134670

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Current 380 s @ + 120 reducing to 100 including remaining orders., @40 being "parted out" . Remaining 100 around for some time as there is a market need . Think what you want but watch what reading happens . I wonder if the A380/A350/A33neo deal has lasped because it's been almost six mon...

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by Scotron12
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 134670

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

AFAIK there is no city in Asia that requires 2 stops...at least from here in UK. The ME3 have most of Asia covered either using EK..QR or EY. Unless you are going to some obscure point off the beaten track. We have already seen what EK has done in the past with cancelling orders. Rumors.. and that i...

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by Scotron12
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 883
Views: 206444

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

One fine looking airplane...does look huge!

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by Scotron12
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246054

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Cannot believe this thread was started over 2yrs ago and seems no end is in sight.

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