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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive
Replies: 381
Views: 64060

Re: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive

I guess if the order cut does happen, the A330neo is all but toast.

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 362
Views: 85068

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

Given that the A340-600s are apparently coming back and even potentially the 747-400s, is there still a chance for the A380s to return? Or are those truly gone for good?

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC's carrying cargo
Replies: 28
Views: 3844

Re: LCC's carrying cargo

Cebu Pacific has a cargo division and even has a dedicated ATR-72 freighter.

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 108
Views: 21146

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

With the reports that they could be getting rid of at least some A330s, could this be the end of their A330neo order too?

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 108
Views: 21146

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

As poorly as Garuda is doing these days, it's sad to see just how much some users in this site appear to be so biased against Asian carriers. Calling Garuda a "tiny" airline despite being the flag carrier of the world's fourth most populous nation at least to me feels like ignorance, among...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 247
Views: 43011

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

https://mb.com.ph/2021/06/11/philippine-airlines-explains-side-on-lax-issue/
Cranky Flier linked this as their featured link this week, pretty interesting read.

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 108
Views: 21146

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

I'm not sure I'm understanding your points at all. You ask what is the purpose of the route, but if you have flown the portion of SIN-AMS (by fat most of the whole route) what then was your purpose for flying it.....so why are you questioning other people's reasons, and which no doubt would be very...

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 108
Views: 21146

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

I can't understand why GA would ditch the order for the A338 and keep the 77W unless the answer is they own the latter and can't sell them. Far too much plane for GA given the routes they operate and uncertainty in the market. Frankly, a simplified fleet of 1 narrowbody type (737 or A320 family), 1...

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 108
Views: 21146

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

FromCDGtoSYD wrote:
Garuda owns Sriwijaya

Their partnership with Sriwijaya ended a while back over safety concerns, though I can't remember if it was before or after the crash.

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by filipinoavgeek
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 108
Views: 21146

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

That makes sense. If they are trying to shrink, adding more new widebodies won’t help. Garuda can’t afford lease payments on existing planes. I guess we can probably say goodbye to another A330neo order. The outlook for that plane in Malaysia/Indonesia isn’t looking so great. I wonder what's gonna ...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 108
Views: 21146

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

Bloomberg reports GA looking to reduce its existing A330/B777 fleet and cancel its A330NEO orders. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-03/garuda-considers-trimming-airbus-orders-and-returning-planes That makes sense. If they are trying to shrink, adding more new widebodies won’t help. G...

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon May 17, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Good aviation Twitter accounts to follow?
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: Good aviation Twitter accounts to follow?

What about @SpaethFlies? He's a German aviation journalist and knows his stuff from that part of the world.

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon May 17, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the A380 outlast Concorde
Replies: 11
Views: 1963

Re: Will the A380 outlast Concorde

I know Emirates have said they intend to keep flying some in their fleet until the 2030s, but Sir Tim Clarke will be long out of the door by then. The only other realistic candidates to keep them flying for another 13 years would be BA, Qantas (and possibly Lufthansa). BA especially have a past rec...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sat May 15, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 453
Views: 110774

Re: Thai Airways News and Discussion Thread

Any new updates on their A380 fleet?

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by filipinoavgeek
Sat May 15, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 130
Views: 8211

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

It seems anytime we get a vaccination thread that involves the US, fireworks start to happen and the thread goes off-topic very quickly. Perhaps it would be for the best if the thread gets locked lest this devolves into yet another pro-vax vs. vaccine hesitant posters fight.

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri May 14, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 152
Views: 32220

Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E1MtGN6WEAANE3I?format=jpg Not sure where else to put this but it seems that 9V-SKE (since re-registered as 9H-DPE) is now in the process of scrapping (note that this is NOT 9H-MIP aka the HiFly frame, contrary to what some reports have said, although I would not be surp...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri May 14, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese airlines Air Do and Solaseed Air reported to merge in 2022
Replies: 26
Views: 4686

Re: Japanese airlines Air Do and Solaseed Air reported to merge in 2022

Source: https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/companies/ Japan Airlines Co. Ltd has the following: > Japan Airlines (100%) > Hokkaido Air System (57.3%) > J-Air (100%) > Japan Air Commuter (60%) > Japan Transocean Air (72.8%) > Ryukyu Air Commuter (74.5% by Japan Transocean Air) > ZipAir Tokyo (100%) > Je...

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu May 06, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 362
Views: 85068

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

https://twitter.com/SpaethFlies/status/1389538937958457349 Not sure if it's been brought up here yet, but here's further confirmation that the A380s aren't coming back. Strangely enough it was suggested that some A220s may have been sold, but the comments suggest that it may have been a slip of the ...

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu May 06, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair will serve Arlanda for the very first time with a new base
Replies: 25
Views: 3914

Re: Ryanair will serve Arlanda for the very first time with a new base

I wonder what this will mean for NYO. VST is basically dead anyway. Two daily on the domestic routes to GOT and MMX with decent day trip timings. If BRA is forced to move to ARN with the closure of BMA how do they compete? SAS gets the frequent flier points chasers and Ryanair gets the low fares. W...

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu May 06, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 341
Views: 94456

Re: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread

No buyers before Covid. HiFly has given up on their attempt. With so many airlines grounding fleets, not much value even in spare parts. Methinks the scrapper will be where they end up, and they don't pay much. I wonder if it won't be long before the words "luggage tags made from the 100th A38...

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu May 06, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL Philippine Airlines to file for Chapter 11
Replies: 16
Views: 3918

Re: PAL Philippine Airlines to file for Chapter 11

With how much PR is struggling these days, this should put to rest any discussion or hope of PR ordering any new types for the foreseeable future, whether it be the 787 or the A330neo.

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed May 05, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 341
Views: 94456

Re: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Amazing they finally came to the conclusion the A380 does not have a home at MAS. For years now they have struggled to find a place for it, with more recent charter ideas failing also. I think they came into that conclusion years ago, they just couldn't legally get rid of their A380s earlier. The p...

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue May 04, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 341
Views: 94456

Re: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread

No shock, but MH says A380 will be disposed of. Per CEO "the management is convinced that the 380 doesn't fit the future plan." https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/malaysia-airlines-a380-retired If anything, it's surprising this didn't happen sooner. MH was never truly happy with thei...

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue May 04, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Odyssey still plan on running?
Replies: 2
Views: 909

Re: Does Odyssey still plan on running?

Wasn't CAPA very bullish on them? What happened?

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue May 04, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 247
Views: 43011

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

The govt is good in lip service... but talk is cheap, and often far from reality. Sadly, such is the state of affairs the country finds itself in for the longest time. PAL just announced on their Facebook page, that they are planning regular non-stop service from Manila to Tel Aviv in October, as s...

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue May 04, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air creates Super Air Jet, a new airline
Replies: 61
Views: 9041

Re: Lion Air creates Super Air Jet, a new airline

Speaking of Malindo, is it really true that they were struggling? I was under the impression that they were doing just fine, at least pre-COVID. Given what happened to Interjet, ordering SSJs now sounds like a financial kiss of death. What happened to 4O even with their mixed fleet was internal to t...

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon May 03, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air creates Super Air Jet, a new airline
Replies: 61
Views: 9041

Re: Lion Air creates Super Air Jet, a new airline

Soo if they get Sukhois they will be Super Air Jet Superjets? D: 4O 's SSJ s would be particularly apt and a bargain to boot for their inter-island flying. However, Mt Salak must have left them traumatized too. :flamed: Perhaps the updated, Russified version would fare better :?: https://www.flight...

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon May 03, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air creates Super Air Jet, a new airline
Replies: 61
Views: 9041

Re: Lion Air creates Super Air Jet, a new airline

What's the point of starting yet another new airline when they already have Batik? Is this like Ryanair/Lauda where Lion wants to operate A320s but for some reason doesn't want to fly them under the main brand?

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 19283

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

If anything I'm shocked at just how many anti-vaxxers are in this thread. Knowing how this site was so pessimistic about the trajectory of the pandemic and its effects on the aviation industry, now that there's light at the end of the tunnel these same people suddenly don't want to take the option ...

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 96
Views: 17941

Re: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Looking at this from an advertisement perspective, EY will be just beat up if they retire the type. Best from a sales perspective to just late it fade away. Being that there is also that Middle Eastern pride thing where they would rather waste billions of dollars to save face rather than admitting ...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see anything like The Residences ever again?
Replies: 25
Views: 3923

Re: Will we ever see anything like The Residences ever again?

Sorry to bump this month-old thread, but with news of Etihad removing any mention of the A380 or the Residences from their website, I was still wondering: is there no reason why Etihad or another airline could have put something like the Residences on a 777X or A350-1000? I'm aware part of the reaso...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 96
Views: 17941

Re: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021

If this is truly the end, it's still incredible that they're retiring the plane this quietly, without fanfare, incredible considering just how much fanfare and hype there was when they were introduced. Considering how iconic the Residences became, you would have at least expected a more dignified fa...

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 4059

Re: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet

That world does not exist today. I’m sorry if you haven’t noticed Even before the pandemic, A380 struggled -- with the notable exception being Emirates' utilization. The pandemic didn't have anything to do with the cancellation of the entire program. That occurred well before COVID-19 temporarily k...

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 4059

Re: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet

Seems AAB may be speaking at the same venue? "There is no future for the #A380, it was the wrong plane at the wrong time ". @qatarairways CEO Akbar Al Baker once again lashes out againt the A380, says it's not even likely the remaining 5 QR keeps will return in the next 2-3 years meaning ...

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 20225

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

If anything what surprises me is just how quickly the A380 has fallen out of favor with Etihad. Considering the Residences used to be the talk of the industry and helped make Etihad special, it's a bit surprising that when Etihad recently suggested the A380s weren't coming back no mention of the Re...

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 19283

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

and I think that's what some people have some hesitancy. Its more of I just want to see a little bit more come out before I take mine. Also, there's going to be plenty that do not want to take it if they still have to live under restrictive shutdowns or unable to return to normalcy. Nah at this poi...

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 19283

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

Honestly I'm shocked at just how many anti-vaxxers are on this site, I would have thought that getting vaccinated against a potentially deadly disease should be a no-brainer much like vaccination against smallpox in the past or polio and measles now.

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 20225

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

If anything what surprises me is just how quickly the A380 has fallen out of favor with Etihad. Considering the Residences used to be the talk of the industry and helped make Etihad special, it's a bit surprising that when Etihad recently suggested the A380s weren't coming back no mention of the Res...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 19283

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

In the Philippines, PR's owner the LT Group has already ordered free vaccines for its employees, and several non-American airlines are already making similar moves around the world. If anything, the real question is why does a resistance to vaccines even exist when it has already been scientifically...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 20225

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

Didn't Joyce also recently say that there could still be room for the A380s in their fleet at least until Project Sunrises pushes through? I didn't see that/must've missed it - do you have a link? Multiple sources reported it, but here's a non-paywalled link: https://australianaviation.com.au/2021/...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 20225

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

I suppose we could see BA, QF, and AN take up some of their A380s at some point in time, with KE/OZ as a real wild card. Of all the above, I'd be the most surprised to see QF bring them back. Assuming they move forward with (even a significant portion of) Sunrise, which IMO they'll have to , in ord...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 156
Views: 47743

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Still hard to believe that the last 747 will be completed after the last A380, despite the A380 being newer and bigger.

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 20225

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

I do find it interesting that the reasons being publicly explained as to why EK is keeping its A380 fleet is more of "we have no choice" rather than "we love the A380 because it made our image and passengers love it". It's as if even the A380's biggest supporter is behind the sce...

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana
Replies: 239
Views: 51374

Re: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana

https://asianaviation.com/transcript-ko ... idents-qa/


Interesting that they make no mention about the fate of the A380s
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LAXintl wrote:
Interesting Q&A with KE president about Asiana integration process.

https://asianaviation.com/transcript-ko ... idents-qa/


Interesting that they make no mention about the fate of the A380s

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 247
Views: 43011

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

And my reply to him was they were trying to simplify their fleet in my opinion. I do wonder if PR could also use their parts supply for those and not have supplemental training for their maintainers? BTW, what's the difference in pay scales of 77W and 787 captains? I'm guessing it's substantial eno...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 247
Views: 43011

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

Your logic here doesn't make sense: "keep the A333s but order A338s"? If ordering A330neos was the goal, the more sensible path here would be to order A339s as an eventual replacement for the A333s, and even then I don't think the A333s are going anywhere anytime soon. The A338 being an A...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Boeing build regional jet?
Replies: 110
Views: 13933

Re: Why doesn't Boeing build regional jet?

Wasn't the 737-100 and later the 737-200 developed as proto regional jets? I think they were even called as such.

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by filipinoavgeek
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 247
Views: 43011

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

It was intended to be a general comment and not specific towards PR specifically. And being general it could also apply to PR . The earlier post commented on the linked photo of the A338 which could've been on an "opportunistic" visit to MNL...while deliberately removing that reference fr...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana
Replies: 239
Views: 51374

Re: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana

All of OZ A380s are in finance lease, meaning it would be extremely challenging to dispose. Not impossible, just costly. All the other Airbus fleet OZ has are in operating lease along with 4 747F. All the other Boeing fleet are in finance lease or owned. Meanwhile KE owns 2 A380s while the other 8 ...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana
Replies: 239
Views: 51374

Re: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana

It will even be easier for them to keep their own. They own their A380s but OZ doesn't. OZ barely owns anything really All of OZ A380s are in finance lease, meaning it would be extremely challenging to dispose. Not impossible, just costly. All the other Airbus fleet OZ has are in operating lease al...

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