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by Avgeek21
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 59
Views: 15549

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

https://fr24.com/FDB9741/2a8f8094

Another 18 to go in 2022.
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flydubai 737 MAX 8, A6-FMW, delivered today to Amman via Shannon. FZ9741
https://fr24.com/FDB9741/2a8f8094

Another 18 to go in 2022.

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by Avgeek21
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance
Replies: 71
Views: 10705

Re: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance

Can someone post the max cargo volume of the 752 vs the MAX 8/9? Just out of interest.

I’ve flown the MAX 8 on 5.5hr sectors with a full payload and 3.8 tonnes of cargo. Coincidentally fish. Lol.

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by Avgeek21
Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant orders 30 737MAX7 and 20 737MAX8-200 plus 50 options
Replies: 473
Views: 59420

Re: Allegiant nearing deal for 737MAX

Can we just appreciate a sale. Irrespective of which side of the pond you support. Good for business, good for people.

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by Avgeek21
Tue Jan 04, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are WN pilots stomping harder on the brakes than anybody else?
Replies: 22
Views: 2150

Re: Is it just me?

I don't know about the landing, but I see them taxying around like their hair's on fire. Bonuses for on-time performance? On the other hand, I know an airline that is very slow when on approach and when taxiing because the pilots are paid by minutes from the choke-off to the choke on. More minutes ...

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by Avgeek21
Fri Dec 31, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft arriving at the incorrect gate
Replies: 20
Views: 2786

Re: Aircraft arriving at the incorrect gate

I made that mistake once on a 737. No idea why but I turned into the wrong gate at home base. Mistook 07L for 07R. By the time I realized I couldn’t get out anymore as there was a company on either side. Embarrassing; yes. Big deal; no. Informed ATC and our ground handling and made an air safety re...

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by Avgeek21
Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft arriving at the incorrect gate
Replies: 20
Views: 2786

Re: Aircraft arriving at the incorrect gate

I made that mistake once on a 737. No idea why but I turned into the wrong gate at home base. Mistook 07L for 07R. By the time I realized I couldn’t get out anymore as there was a company on either side. Embarrassing; yes. Big deal; no. Informed ATC and our ground handling and made an air safety rep...

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by Avgeek21
Tue Dec 28, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread
Replies: 125
Views: 65522

Re: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread 2021

Has Thailand or Malaysia lifted the ban?

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by Avgeek21
Tue Dec 28, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63335

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

A few strange things as pointed out above but also surely the pilots wouldn’t be fired straight away. Perhaps stood down pending further investigation but fired on the spot before everything is determined? Really? You obviously haven't had the "pleasure" of working for a ME3. The simple f...

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by Avgeek21
Sun Dec 26, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 1043
Views: 293960

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Double MAX 8 delivery planned for 12/30; flydubai A6-FMP (0200Z) and A6-FMN. (0400z)

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by Avgeek21
Sat Dec 25, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 31
Views: 3083

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

Do any aircraft prohibit simultaneous use of speed brakes and flaps? In my experience, the speed brakes usually get stowed before flaps are extended but I'm not sure if this is required or just a choice by the crews. On the 737NG/MAX we sometimes use Flaps and Speedbrakes combined. Always often on ...

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by Avgeek21
Sat Dec 25, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cup holders 737M
Replies: 1
Views: 1226

Re: Cup holders 737M

Same as on NG. It’s a standard size.

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by Avgeek21
Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 31
Views: 3083

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

I would think you could use the speed brakes to slow down. Yes, those, too. But good airmanship tries to avoid them. Absolute nonsense. If needed, use them. This old cliche of ‘lever of shame and bad airmanship’ is nonsense. You can’t plan or foresee everything. I’d rather use speedbrakes than flap...

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by Avgeek21
Sun Dec 19, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 15532

Re: Icelandair new livery

Yuk. Unimaginative and boring. And they got rid of their distinctive yellow too! Such a shame as they’ll just blend into boring oblivion.

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by Avgeek21
Fri Dec 17, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX APU Inlet Door
Replies: 30
Views: 3530

Re: 737 MAX APU Inlet Door

paullam wrote:
Why would anyone use the APU inflight during normal ops?


We run it for the entire ETOPS portion of a ETOPS flight + 15 minutes before entering the segment. It’s used as a ‘ready to go’ backup source.

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by Avgeek21
Thu Dec 09, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM signs for up to 160 A320neos and eight A350 freighters
Replies: 372
Views: 79308

Re: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender

KLM will go down A321Neo route and transavia will likely take the MAX according to unnamed sources.

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/airbus-takes-lead-bid-win-dutch-klm-jet-deal-sources-2021-12-08/

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by Avgeek21
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 98526

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: 4891

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: 8675

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: 8675

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: 1043
Views: 293960

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: 38338

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: 801
Views: 98526

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: 14293

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: 4252

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: 14293

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: 2221

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: 14293

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: 2035

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: 801
Views: 98526

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: 14293

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: 14293

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: 801
Views: 98526

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: 801
Views: 98526

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: 14293

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: Air France-KLM signs for up to 160 A320neos and eight A350 freighters
Replies: 372
Views: 79308

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: 1043
Views: 293960

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: 168
Views: 27597

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: 1481

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: 1481

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: 1481

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: 18165

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: 4244

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
Replies: 125
Views: 65522

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: 801
Views: 98526

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: 801
Views: 98526

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: 168
Views: 27597

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: 801
Views: 98526

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: 1994

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: 11748

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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