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by Scotron12
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 63
Views: 5230

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order

This dispute is between QR and Airbus. Even tho QR holds an 25% stake in IAG, it does NOT give them any control of any part of the airline group.

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by Scotron12
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 73
Views: 13980

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

IAG had 9 orders for the A359 originally intended for EI. 4 of those went to IB but they never cancelled the other 5. It's quite possible those 5 frames end up at BA. IAG also hold 18 options on the A350-1000. Then again, their original order on the A380 was 12 with 7 options, never exercised. AFAIR...

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by Scotron12
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 581
Views: 72902

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

I guess Forkner is the low hanging fruit they believe is the easiest to get an conviction. Thing is, if the DPA is overturned, what happens then? Interesting that a few days ago, when Deal was intervied by ST, any and all questions regarding MCAS on the MAX was a no go. Boeing PR folks were on hand ...

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by Scotron12
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 581
Views: 72902

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

I would only look at defense counsel. David Gerger does not come cheap. I find it incredible that Mark Forkner, out of all this carnage, is THE only one facing criminal charges. But that is only my opinion.

Rgds

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by Scotron12
Sat Jan 08, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 10
Views: 2487

Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Has SQ restarted SIN-EWR flights?? Couldn't find any.

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by Scotron12
Sat Jan 01, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 73
Views: 13980

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Will start off with the Club Suite refit progress: Currently 36 aircraft in the fleet have the new seat: 21 Boeing 777-200ER (15 are GE powered and configured 8F 49J 40W 138Y and 6 are RR powered and configured 48J 40W 184Y). 5 Boeing 777-300ER configured 8F 76J 40W 130Y 2 Boeing 787-10 configured ...

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by Scotron12
Thu Dec 16, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 581
Views: 72902

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

Well...maybe so. The details, which I hope will show, who actually was the driver in this sorry saga. With $Billions at stake, it's in Boeings best interest to deflect away from the company.

Which raises the question of who is funding Forkners legal team. They are not cheap!

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by Scotron12
Thu Dec 16, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 581
Views: 72902

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

How could Forkner be a fall guy when the government investigated Boeing extensively? This would require prosecutors to be stupid or Boeing to withhold evidence. Well, Forkner certainly did not do anything for personal gain. If you read the charges, he is accused of fraud. The only benefactor, if tr...

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by Scotron12
Tue Dec 14, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 49811

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

Brilliant how Boeing can just "write off" the development cost, and "Hey Presto" we have an profitable airplane! Does anyone have an idea how much the costs are? Last I recall they took a charge of $6.5B earlier this year. With EIS delay, those development costs must be big. Coup...

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by Scotron12
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 49811

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

Opus mentioned that BAs B779 will replace 4 B772s leaving the fleet in 2025. BA have a ton of 772s to replace, so we'll see a mix of both the A350 and B779 taking over. I always felt the A359 would be a good fit at BA. They still hold 18 options on the bigger sibling, and retained the order for EI r...

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by Scotron12
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 49811

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

To take BA as an example is a good idea. Their home base LHR being one of the most congested and slot constrained in Europe. Yet they will operate their B779s with only 325 seats! Even their B744s were configured with only 297 seats, albeit with a hefty Club section. But their A350s are configured w...

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by Scotron12
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air SEA-TPE and YVR-TPE 787-10
Replies: 30
Views: 7020

Re: Eva Air SEA-TPE and YVR-TPE 787-10

Was mainly to do with range. UA EWR-TLV being a long and challenging route, which they operate quite well with pax and cargo.

BA's B787-10s have no crew rest areas installed, AFAIR. SQ and ANA use them on regional flights, also SQ SIN-PER

Rgds

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by Scotron12
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air SEA-TPE and YVR-TPE 787-10
Replies: 30
Views: 7020

Re: Eva Air SEA-TPE and YVR-TPE 787-10

Don't think ANZ has any yet. Ordered yes, but not delivered

Only big international airlines are EY & UA. EY did fly their B787-10 to Australia...of course with a very light load.

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by Scotron12
Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1858
Views: 319969

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

I really don't get all this quibbling about LOI vs MOU vs order and when is a launch not a launch? Does anyone seriously doubt that the A350F will fly? And, when it does, isn't that a GOOD THING for aviation enthusiasts? Good question, but it's never strsightforward. Look at all the posts against t...

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by Scotron12
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 49811

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

A bit far to equate the B779 with the A380. EK has many A380s in a 2 class total of 615 seats. Even adding Y+ they will still have at least 500 if not more on those. Was mentioned on the EK thread, EK will have 350 seats on their 779s. Huge difference. Heck, even BA will only configure their 779s wi...

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by Scotron12
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?
Replies: 83
Views: 16544

Re: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?

If anything, I was expecting TC to announce an accelerated delivery schedule on their A350s and B787s. But, all we have is a comfirmation of an UFO for 2 x B777Fs. Talk about a damp squid!!

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by Scotron12
Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2021 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 51286

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

PM wrote:
Fantastic news about the the A350F but I'm almost as happy to see the order for 4 A330neos. ALC seem to think the A330 has a future.


More so than a lot of naysayers on herel :stirthepot:

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by Scotron12
Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 98377

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Wow...looks stunning! Impressive :checkmark:

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by Scotron12
Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 581
Views: 72902

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

Could be true and that Boeing figured to cut a deal with the DOJ, hence the DPA. Throw enough money to squash any deep scruitiny on the B737MAX.

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by Scotron12
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 581
Views: 72902

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

It will be interesting to learn what Forkner says during his trial. Will the DPA that Boeing has with the DOJ still stand if he provides incriminating evidence of higher up direction? As mentioned previously, his lawyer, David Gerger, is no dummy. Some of his past cases are complete exoneration of t...

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by Scotron12
Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Shareholders Reach Settlement in 737 MAX Board Oversight Suit
Replies: 25
Views: 2998

Re: Boeing Shareholders Reach Settlement in 737 MAX Board Oversight Suit

Initially, back in September 2019, Forkner invoked his 5th ammendment right, by refusing to turnover any notes/documents on the 737MAX to federal prosecutors investigating Boeing over the cause of ther MAX crashes. His lawyer?? David Gerger, one of the most prominent legal defense attorney you can g...

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by Scotron12
Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Shareholders Reach Settlement in 737 MAX Board Oversight Suit
Replies: 25
Views: 2998

Re: Boeing Shareholders Reach Settlement in 737 MAX Board Oversight Suit

smokeybandit wrote:
So about $100 million going to lawyers?


Jeez, that's the least of it!! Add on the DPA they agreed to, plus the ongoing various lawsuits. Yup, very lucrative to be employed by Kirkland & Ellis. Especially the DOJ official who negotiated the DPA, who is now employed by same firm!

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by Scotron12
Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 206
Views: 49891

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

BA configuration on their B789s are F8C42WT+39WT127 for a total of 216. Cargo I have no clue!

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by Scotron12
Sat Oct 30, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 206
Views: 49891

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

https://onemileatatime.com/news/british ... oeing-777/
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BA will install their new (ish) Club Suites on all LHR based 777s by end of 2022. Their F cabin will reduce from 14 to 8.

Guess this is a sign their 777s will be around for quite a while then?

https://onemileatatime.com/news/british ... oeing-777/

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by Scotron12
Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 891
Views: 198052

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

No dispute...just that the original "plan" was a lot sooner than 2024. Let's see...another 3yrs until then. January 2024 is much closer to two years away than three years. Oh well, call me a pessimist then. Could be they do indeed start deliveries by Jan 2024. All depends on FAA certifica...

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by Scotron12
Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 891
Views: 198052

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

No dispute...just that the original "plan" was a lot sooner than 2024. Let's see...another 3yrs until then.

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by Scotron12
Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 891
Views: 198052

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

The plan? What plan? When did Boeing state that their plan was to deliver in 2024?? Maybe now, but never before. Original so called plan was 2019...slipped to 2020.

We'll see what actually is the delivery of the 1st 779. Let's hope it's not a repeat of the 787 fiasco. FFS!!

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by Scotron12
Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 98377

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Maybe a bit premature, but any info on when the B787s and A350s will arrive in 2023??

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by Scotron12
Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2118
Views: 517365

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

Whatever! An order is an order...especially in these crazy times

Congrats to AIRBUS and ITA.

Rgds

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by Scotron12
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets
Replies: 165
Views: 27507

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

Guess IAG can easily spread the 737MAX over the whole group. Same as they kept 5 x A359s initally earmarked for EI, they'll either deploy them to BA or IB, even to UX, if that acquistion goes thru.
Rgs

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by Scotron12
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets
Replies: 165
Views: 27507

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

Seems IAG are in talks with both Boeing and Airbus regarding their narrowbody fleet. Could we see the 2019 LOI with Boeing come to fruition? Article headline is on the A350F, but further in the article is mention of IAGs opening of competition. Rgds https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/airbus-talks-s...

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by Scotron12
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 441
Views: 107820

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/deliv ... 1630884959
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At a meeting on August 2, between QA at Boeing and the FAA, Boeing told the FAA that 3 787s of the 106 undelivered, were REPRESENTATIVE of how the entire batch were produced.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/deliv ... 1630884959

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by Scotron12
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 644
Views: 163186

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

All A350-1000 orders were pre-Covid. Even the LATAM birds that DL is taking, DL converted to A359s. Current operators of the A359 with orders for the 35K are OS and JAL. IAG has 5 A359s that could go to BA or IB. Right now LH is content with their A359s, not to say they couldn't convert to the large...

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by Scotron12
Mon Sep 06, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 441
Views: 107820

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/bo ... NewsSearch

Targeting late October. FAA rejected Boeing proposal of 3 aircraft represntative of all 787s parked.
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https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/bo ... NewsSearch

Targeting late October. FAA rejected Boeing proposal of 3 aircraft represntative of all 787s parked.

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by Scotron12
Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2021 deliveries
Replies: 193
Views: 46236

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2021 deliveries

Are Boeing still producing 787s, and at what rate? Still got 4 months to go before end 2021. Guess depends how quick FAA gives approval.

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by Scotron12
Fri Aug 27, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Considering Recent 787 Order to be used for 77W Replacement
Replies: 122
Views: 26664

Re: Air New Zealand Considering Recent 787 Order to be used for 77W Replacement

Are there any published definitively increase on the 787 capibility? Would seem a quite easy enhancement to do, in that no huge investment is required. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Are there constraints or limitations that prevent these being made, or are they dependent on engine PIPs only??

Rgds

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by Scotron12
Fri Aug 27, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: New IAG carrier at LGW - BA EuroFlyer
Replies: 307
Views: 63815

Re: New IAG carrier at LGW

Caledonian Airways charter/long haul holiday devision was sold by BA Airtours in 1995 when they exited the long haul holiday market. Originally to a company called Inspiration, part of US Carlson Group. They sold it to Thomas Cook in 1999, and merged Caledonian with Flying Colours to form JMC, which...

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by Scotron12
Fri Aug 27, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Considering Recent 787 Order to be used for 77W Replacement
Replies: 122
Views: 26664

Re: Air New Zealand Considering Recent 787 Order to be used for 77W Replacement

It's all well and good they are simplfying their fleet, seeing as there is no other option. OTOH, what if any are the modifications that the FAA will require on the 787s already flying?

Right now no 787s are being delivered, much less ordered!

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by Scotron12
Fri Aug 27, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: New IAG carrier at LGW - BA EuroFlyer
Replies: 307
Views: 63815

Re: New IAG carrier at LGW

BCAL was taken over by British Airways in 1988. Most BA South American routes were former BCAL routes.

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by Scotron12
Fri Aug 27, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2118
Views: 517365

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

So ITA is literally just scaled down Alitalia under a new name. I don’t understand the point in setting up a whole different company for this. Such a shame that the Alitalia brand will be gone, loved the name and brand. Yeah, I suppose it is indeed a scaled down version of Alitalia. But!! If I am r...

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by Scotron12
Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta 330 order
Replies: 136
Views: 34941

Re: Rumor: Delta 330 order

Looks like there may be something to this A330 rumour. Airbus are reported to have filed data for low takeoff weight A330neo variants with EASA and are rumoured to be doing so for the likes of American, Delta and United, according to the German article: https://www.aero.de/news-40551/Airbus-schneid...

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by Scotron12
Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 526
Views: 214315

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/iag-retaining-former-aer-lingus-a350-order-to-gain-flexibility/144861.article The 5 A350s are now being held centrally at IAG and will be placed at an airline in the group later in the future. My two cents: I believe BA will get them and I think it will be the ...

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by Scotron12
Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1858
Views: 319969

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

All Airbus has done is launched the A350F varient. It will be interesting to see which if any Cargo carriers order it. We're in the middle of a pandemic which has boosted cargo over pax. Once pax travel rebounds, which it will, then we will see the true demand. When that will happen is open right no...

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by Scotron12
Sat Aug 14, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 385
Views: 91000

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

Having watched some of the Zondo Commission enquiry into State Capture, and the trial of Chair Dudu Myemi (2012-2017) where she was found guilty of being a rogue director and disqualified for life to ever serving on any company again, it's tragic what happened to SAA. The corruption was just astound...

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by Scotron12
Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ restarts 5th Freedom SIN-TPE-LAX flights
Replies: 45
Views: 7050

Re: SQ restarts 5th Freedom SIN-TPE-LAX flights

As the title says, SQ will restart flights to LAX via TPE from 25th August, serving 3 weekly onboard the long haul A350s. But due to Covid restrictions on transiting passengers, one can’t fly this route between Singapore and Los Angeles. It’s currently filed till 30th October 2021. This is the thir...

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by Scotron12
Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 206970

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

Delta are getting A350s from LATAM, and Lufthansa has taken some from PAL. Both will require repainting.

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by Scotron12
Sun Aug 08, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes
Replies: 145
Views: 17016

Re: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes

Can you imagine, of course with a bit of 20/20 hindsight, if Boeing had come clean from the outset on MCAS, and that SIM training would be required?? Notwithstanding the so called $1M per plane deal with SW, it would have cost Boeing money, yeah, a lot of money, but certainly a lot lot less than the...

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by Scotron12
Sun Aug 08, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 206970

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

It cannot be a paint issue. LH changed their paint scheme and AFAIK has had no issues. How many times has the Airbus A350 prototypes had their paint scheme changed?

Lack of specific issue from QR and nothing from Airbus is a bit weird. IMO

Rgds

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by Scotron12
Thu Aug 05, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 405
Views: 75887

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

Well, they're increasing service to JFK and LAX. In fact LAX will be double daily by end if this month. Which would seem a response greater than a tepid demand.

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by Scotron12
Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 405
Views: 75887

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

British Airways reported a 95% increase in bookings from the US to London following the lifting of quarantine restrictions yesterday. Overall, IAG as a group, expects to fly around 75% of 2019 capacity by the end of 2021. Still not an 100% recovery, but does show that there is a lot of pent up deman...

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