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by Avgeek21
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 791
Views: 93377

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Emirates and Air Baltic announced codeshare agreement https://www.airbaltic.com/en/airbaltic-and-emirates-announce-codeshare-agreement Does Air Baltic (still) fly to DXB? They were supposed to start last SEP but I’ve personally never seen them there. Can we possibly expect flydubai to start Riga wi...

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by Avgeek21
Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Seychelles enters administration
Replies: 16
Views: 4801

Re: Air Seychelles enters administration

Air Seychelles starts in January MLE-WAW-MLE two weekly. A bilateral enabling this flight has just been signed. A warm welcome from WAW to this interesting guest! https://www.rynek-lotniczy.pl/wiadomosci/lotnisko-chopina-pazdziernik-powyzej-oczekiwan-od-stycznia-rejsy-na-seszele-13084.html Wow, tha...

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by Avgeek21
Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai to place a new aircraft order
Replies: 32
Views: 8314

Re: Flydubai to place a new aircraft order

DWC will not mature for another decade. At best. DXB pre-covid was extremely busy. Parking was an issue during peak times. New remote stands have been created since but are already full. Any aircraft will not be smaller or a widebody. Smaller aircraft also can’t handle the hold and cabin baggage all...

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by Avgeek21
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai to place a new aircraft order
Replies: 32
Views: 8314

Re: Flydubai to place a new aircraft order

Nothing surprises me about flydubai. The head doesn’t not know what the tail is doing in this company. It is low cost then it is hybrid. It’s coordinated with EK but a lot of the time it is not. In like 7 years as a hybrid it has changed its business class seats 3 times. If you are an EK customer y...

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by Avgeek21
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 1004
Views: 275881

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

https://fr24.com/FDB9741/29ec1613
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flydubai A6-FMV, B38M, is now on it’s delivery yo SNN and onwards to AMM.
https://fr24.com/FDB9741/29ec1613

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by Avgeek21
Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2021 - Boeing Orders and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 37752

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

Today they had their most (our or five) press conferences booked but all in all very little news. At least nothing headline worthy. Last two days only one on each day. So I agree on mostly talking to (potential) customers, suppliers and important people.

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by Avgeek21
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 791
Views: 93377

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

I just toured that aircraft at DAS21 and sat in those PE seats. Very impressed!

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by Avgeek21
Sat Nov 06, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show Thread 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 13981

Re: Dubai Air Show Thread 2021

Will flydubai have their new regional seat on display at the air show? Can they afford to have an aircraft out of service ? I number of friends haven’t received their salaries from flydubai this year. I believe this aircraft will be on static display together with a MAX 9 and one more aircraft. Not...

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by Avgeek21
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces TLV from December
Replies: 19
Views: 4079

Re: Emirates Announces TLV from December

Can anybody enlighten me as to the kind of O&D passengers that fly between TLV and DXB? I understand that EK are looking mostly at connections to all over Asia and Australia, but what about the others? "Some" business traffic yes, but heaps of Israelis spending their holidays in Dubai...

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by Avgeek21
Wed Nov 03, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show Thread 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 13981

Re: Dubai Air Show Thread 2021

I don’t believe they announced it as a regional seat. Today I checked on flight radar the aircraft was on the way to Tirana Albania. So it looks like their new uninspiring business class. It looks like they have taken a step backwards. It hasn't been announced as such publicly. A friend of a friend...

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by Avgeek21
Tue Nov 02, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of rudder in commercial aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 2049

Re: Use of rudder in commercial aircraft

Dear a.netters, I wonder how much pilots of commercial aircraft will use the rudder at all. My assumption is that manual input on the pedals is required only during takeoff in crosswind, during flare or just at touchdown to align the aircraft to the runway (x-wind scenario again), and finally to ke...

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by Avgeek21
Tue Nov 02, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show Thread 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 13981

Re: Dubai Air Show Thread 2021

Hugely disappointing that flydubai is getting rid of the lay flay beds in business class. They were really special and we up there with JetBlue. This new business class takes them further away from the EK product. I can not believe they are advertising it like it’s something special. It’s a backwar...

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by Avgeek21
Mon Nov 01, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Boeing 737 pilots use Flaps 1 or Flaps 10 very often?
Replies: 11
Views: 1773

Re: Do Boeing 737 pilots use Flaps 1 or Flaps 10 very often?

I fly the -800 and MAX 8/9. We have a few recommendations regarding usage for certain flaps settings. (windshear/low viss and rough runways etc) But we are recommended to use Boeings Onboard Performance Tool (OPT) 'Optimum Flap' setting. That means 98% of my takeoff's are Flaps 1. Our aircraft also ...

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by Avgeek21
Mon Nov 01, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 791
Views: 93377

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Fuling wrote:
x1234 wrote:
The only major city in Western Europe missing EK is HEL.


Berlin just called. They want to have a chat.


Berlin is not allowed due to maxed out bilateral agreements between UAE and Germany.

I’d test the waters to VLC by sending a flydubai MAX.

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by Avgeek21
Sun Oct 31, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show Thread 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 13981

Re: Dubai Air Show Thread 2021

flydubai just shared their new Business Class on their MAX via their socials. And it’s not the flat beds found on their current MAX’s. Didn’t see this coming. And it raises a few questions. Will all future MAX deliveries have this style of J seat? Aircraft is identified as 737 MAX 8H during booking...

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by Avgeek21
Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show Thread 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 13981

Re: Dubai Air Show Thread 2021

flydubai just shared their new Business Class on their MAX via their socials. And it’s not the flat beds found on their current MAX’s. Didn’t see this coming. And it raises a few questions. Will all future MAX deliveries have this style of J seat? Aircraft is identified as 737 MAX 8H during booking....

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by Avgeek21
Sun Oct 31, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 791
Views: 93377

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

I see EK now has 2 special A380 EXPO liveries? It rolled out of the paint hangar late yesterday IIRC, I saw it parked there in the evening. What is the reg?

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by Avgeek21
Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 791
Views: 93377

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

The queen returns to Europe.... :bouncy: As per next sunday, flight EK147 DXB - AMS - DXB to be operated with the A388. Rumor has it A6-EEU is planned, not yet confirmed https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ek147 https://www.flightstats.com/v2/flight-details/EK/147?year=2021&month=10&...

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by Avgeek21
Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show Thread 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 13981

Re: Dubai Air Show Thread 2021

Hopefully some new route announcements from the local carriers?

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by Avgeek21
Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender
Replies: 153
Views: 27499

Re: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender

Why would they go for the MAX8 and -10 and not include the -7 too for thinner routes or when demand is low? I’d say it’s too close to the E195-E2 in terms of seat count and a higher CASM? The E2 has good range and can cover pretty well all it needs. 132 seats on the E2 and if demands warrant it a M...

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by Avgeek21
Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 1004
Views: 275881

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Is the Air Canada plane a new build? Or is it part of the undelivered but already built pool of MAXs? That was a stored frame. There were however 2 new builds that were delivered in the past month. Intriguing. Why weren't stored AC frames delivered first? I believe the stored frames (all airlines) ...

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by Avgeek21
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 165
Views: 26550

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2021

https://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/ ... 1.83050271
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flydubai to start twice weekly service from DXB to Sohar, Oman. Aircraft B737-800 starting Nov 4th.

https://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/ ... 1.83050271

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by Avgeek21
Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flydubai expansion
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Re: Flydubai expansion

If you look at the new MAX's waiting in the States then they need to go somewhere. Russia is a big market for them but the MAX is still not approved there. And they seem to keep many NG's longer so the new MAX's need to go somewhere. They've added around 15 new destinations in the last 12 months al...

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by Avgeek21
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flydubai expansion
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Re: Flydubai expansion

Rix, tll, vno maybe? I would have expected those rather sooner than later. I'm surprised they've not countered Air Baltic on their new RIX-DXB service. flydubai seems to be doing well to MSQ though as they've gone from starting in FEB with 3 weekly to now a daily 7M9 service. It looks like they've ...

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by Avgeek21
Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flydubai expansion
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Re: Flydubai expansion

If you look at the new MAX's waiting in the States then they need to go somewhere. Russia is a big market for them but the MAX is still not approved there. And they seem to keep many NG's longer so the new MAX's need to go somewhere. They've added around 15 new destinations in the last 12 months alo...

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by Avgeek21
Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 17912

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

The MAX is a fine aircraft and safe. I'm flying one again tonight and really look forward to it. The small lav's are no issue. I'd rather have more space elsewhere. The MAX 9 is a poor performer in hot and high. The MAX 10 should be better but we got to wait for the numbers. The MAX 8 has got great ...

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by Avgeek21
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low-Cost Carrier and Cargo
Replies: 37
Views: 4162

Re: Low-Cost Carrier and Cargo

flydubai does. Including DG and live animals.

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by Avgeek21
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread 2021
Replies: 95
Views: 54244

Re: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread 2021

Looks like Maldives CAA has approved the MAX. flydubai has just scheduled the 737 MAX from DXB to Maldives from Oct 7th.

I couldn’t find a link or announcement yet.

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by Avgeek21
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 791
Views: 93377

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Just send the FZ and all the other low cost carriers down to DWC, freeing up slots a plenty. After all, that was DWC’s original use at the beginning. flydubai and EK can not be split. Their connecting feed is way too important. Everything is build around that. A huge percentage of flydubai’s operat...

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by Avgeek21
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 791
Views: 93377

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

For this reason, I do think adding additional destinations will be very challenging. I have noticed that FZ has occupied an increasing number of slots in the peak time departures I noted. Perhaps EK can absorb these in time to add some smaller cities with the 789/359. It is very clear that the UAE/...

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by Avgeek21
Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 165
Views: 26550

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2021

https://amp.khaleejtimes.com/business/a ... to-romania
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flydubai (re?)launches Cluj, Romania starting Nov 3rd operated by 737 MAX 8. Double weekly frequency.
https://amp.khaleejtimes.com/business/a ... to-romania

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by Avgeek21
Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 791
Views: 93377

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

The main issue facing EK with these smaller frames is slots in DXB. Pre-Covid everything was simply build around increasing the seat count per slot. That restriction is still there. There will be no DWC for at least the next decade IMHO. And now flydubai will shortly be 30% bigger than they ever wer...

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by Avgeek21
Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: N1 creeping up in climb 737NG
Replies: 9
Views: 1925

Re: N1 creeping up in climb 737NG

I fly the 737NG/MAX and yes as you climb the climb power slowly creeps up and slightly throttle down once you reach cruise level. Climb power is normally not more than 95%. As an example...I took off yesterday on a MAX with 77%N1. During climb it slowly creeps up to normal climb power based on weigh...

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by Avgeek21
Sun Aug 15, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 737MAX passenger complaints
Replies: 94
Views: 11573

Re: 737MAX passenger complaints

Whenever I fly the MAX I make a point welcoming my passengers on 'this 737 MAX 8/9 aircraft.' Not one passenger has said anything, ever. I fly regularly as a passenger on the new 737/A320's variants and never have an issue with the toilets. And I'm over 6ft tall. Regarding the temperature, that's in...

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by Avgeek21
Wed Aug 11, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian billionaire mulls investment in new ULCC - report
Replies: 48
Views: 6469

Re: Boeing poised to win 80 aircraft deal in India

Remember that the MAX is not permitted to takeoff/land in India. I believe only overflights are allowed. And I've seen no indication of the Indian regulator doing so very soon either. There is currently only 1 Indian carrier who has (only 7 IIRC?) the MAX? That being Spicejet. And they don't need pl...

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by Avgeek21
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: For pilots: What are some things or the one thing you wish passengers knew about airline pilots?
Replies: 7
Views: 1183

Re: For pilots: What are some things or the one thing you wish passengers knew about airline pilots?

I wish they knew how long the road is to become a pilot, how much risk (finance) one has taken to become one and how much work goes into staying there. One, two, three Youtube or Justplanes videos only shows 2% of what we do and have to do to stay there. Our job is a passion and a lifestyle. Think o...

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by Avgeek21
Sat Aug 07, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 165
Views: 26550

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2021

flydubai will go double daily, and on FRI, SAT and SUN even triple daily, to Bucharest from Oct 13th. Zagreb is confirmed to start Sep 23rd and EK will not resume the route for the 2022 summer season. Initially ZAG is 4 weekly and from June 2022 daily. Sofia will go from twice a week to 5 a week (is...

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by Avgeek21
Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing
Replies: 132
Views: 25709

Re: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing

Whatever happened here was of course bonkers on a different level and goes against everything our industry has done the past 30/40 years. Thank god they are alive and the airplane survived too. This is what the general public remembers after it goes viral. And all for the wrong reasons. This can be ...

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by Avgeek21
Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a commercial pilot flies as a passenger, does he or she like to sit so as to see the wing at work?
Replies: 11
Views: 1003

Re: When a commercial pilot flies as a passenger, does he or she like to sit so as to see the wing at work?

No. I’d like to sit as far forward as possible. Quiet and preferably with a free seat next to me. And a window seat too. Deadheading or personal travel
makes no difference.

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by Avgeek21
Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: All Cabin Lights on and Window Shades Opened At Night
Replies: 11
Views: 3562

Re: All Cabin Lights on and Window Shades Opened At Night

Remember it takes the eyes 30 seconds to adjust from light to darkness and 3 seconds from darkness to normal brightness. You don’t have the luxury of 30 seconds to save your life.

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by Avgeek21
Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Deck Temperature Comfort
Replies: 19
Views: 3754

Re: Flight Deck Temperature Comfort

The 737 does a fine job in both hot and cold climates. Oddly some aircraft are way better at it than others. Interesting, as a passenger some of my most uncomfortable flights in regards to cabin temp on the ground have been in the 737. The 739 specifically seems to have a hard time cooling off on a...

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by Avgeek21
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are pilots a little nervous when required to do a close in turning approach?
Replies: 4
Views: 882

Re: Are pilots a little nervous when required to do a close in turning approach?

Not nervous but ‘thrilled and excited’. I know I can do it of as long as I tick all the boxes before we get there. I can fly the aircraft just fine. So can the guy/girl next to me. We know the ‘box’ we are allowed to work in. Now I work backwards at the planning stage. How will I fly it? What is my ...

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by Avgeek21
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 1004
Views: 275881

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Is AZAL not taking any MAX’s? Doesn't look like it: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-azerbaijan-idUSKCN1T413D Azerbaijan airline AZAL has canceled a $1 billion contract with Boeing to purchase 10 737 MAX jets, a spokesman said on Monday, following the fatal crashes involving the aircraft i...

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by Avgeek21
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 1004
Views: 275881

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

That’s awesome thanks! Any idea which airlines the white tails were originally destined for? From a few Google searches, so take it with a little grain of salt: 60434 - 7420: Comair 60227 - 7514: Corendon 43798 - 7549: MIAT 61855 - 7550: Corendon 60714 - 7556: FlyEgypt 60455 - 7574: Jet Airways 618...

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by Avgeek21
Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 1004
Views: 275881

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Not sure if this is exactly the right way to ask this, but I’m trying to figure out if my lack of comfort level booking MAX flights is irrational. I fly a fair amount (+/- 80k a year) and like to think of myself as rational (don’t freak out in turbulence etc). But I don’t know what to make of the M...

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by Avgeek21
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 791
Views: 93377

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Highly doubtful, no press release and not in the system Also flydubai has cleared their Saudi ops for August. No resumption announcement either. So not happening. EK website is displaying three daily flights on AUG01. All UAE airlines plus Saudi airlines are displaying flights from the first of Aug...

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by Avgeek21
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 791
Views: 93377

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

UAEflyer wrote:
xwb777 wrote:
Emirates will resume flights to Saudi Arabia starting from 01AUG21.

Highly doubtful, no press release and not in the system


Also flydubai has cleared their Saudi ops for August. No resumption announcement either. So not happening.

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by Avgeek21
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 1004
Views: 275881

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask.. I was working serval legs today on the MAX. I noticed that there’s a very small light at the bottom part of the winglet. Would this be considered a small white nav light? I suspect so due to the 70 degree viewing angle requirement. Can’t find it in the FCOM...

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by Avgeek21
Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 165
Views: 26550

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2021

http://tradearabia.com/touch/article/TTN/384728
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flydubai adds Sohag (HMB) in Egypt to it’s network starting July 25th. It will be in combination with an additional SSH flight. Thus SSH will go from 3 to 6 flights per week. Three direct and three in combi with HMB. Aircraft 737-800.

http://tradearabia.com/touch/article/TTN/384728

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