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by Antaras
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnamese Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: Vietnamese Aviation Thread - 2021

Second A321ceo for our newbie VU. Temporary reg. 2-RLBL, to be reregistered VN-A289, msn 6168. Owned and dry-leased from Minsheng Financial. Ferried WOE-TZX-NAG-SGN a few hours ago, will sit at SGN for a few days for reregistration and maintenance before enters service. Unlike the previous post, I c...

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by Antaras
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dramas on South China Sea (China PR vs Vietnam, Phillipines, Malaysia, Taiwan ft the USA)
Replies: 56
Views: 4378

Re: Dramas on South China Sea (China PR vs Vietnam, Phillipines, Malaysia, Taiwan ft the USA)

VN just released a new picture that showed the Vietnam Coast Guard and the Vietnam Fisheries Resources Surveillance boats protecting oil drill Hakuryu-5 placed in Unit 06.1 Nam Côn Sơn, the overlap area between Vietnam's EEZ and PRC's 9-dash line. https://i.imgur.com/0EsedQR.png In the picture, we c...

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by Antaras
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnamese Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: Vietnamese Aviation Thread - 2021

Vietravel (VU) is gonna receive its second A321-211WL airframe. However, surprisingly, it is not OE-IDQ (MSN 6979) that we have been waiting for. In fact, the second airframe has the temporary reg 2-RBRL, MSN 6168, with Minsheng Financial Leasing being the owner of this 6.6-year-old airframe. Even m...

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by Antaras
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnamese Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: Vietnamese Aviation Thread - 2021

https://simpleflying.com/vietjet-no-losses-layoffs/ VJ seems proud as it didn't make a loss or lay-off in 2020: We are proud that we have gone through 2020’s pandemic with positive financial results. We didn’t make losses and made a little profit in 2020. Compare to other airlines in the world, and ...

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by Antaras
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 166
Views: 22554

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

wnflyguy wrote:
I wonder if it would be more cost effective for Hawaiian to Ditch the New bird 787 orders and pick up some used ones from Norwegian.

Flyguy

HA has chosen GE to operate its fleet, while DY's fleet is RR-powered.
Again, the engine choice is being the problem.

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by Antaras
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 166
Views: 22554

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

Varsity1 wrote:
Is there any possibility to change the engines from RR to GE? I know Boeing made sure the architecture matched. Has anyone ever done it?

Theoretically possible, but sadly no one tried that.

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by Antaras
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnamese Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: Vietnamese Aviation Thread - 2021

What I am quite surprised is that VJ number of flights dropped 44% compared to VN 27%. I thought VN might have more international exposure and would be more impacted. I see 88% OTP for low-cost airlines is itself a good number since they have much higher utilization rates and VJ, BL use a lot of bu...

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by Antaras
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnamese Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: Vietnamese Aviation Thread - 2021

CAAV has released the on-time performance figures as well as the number of flights operated by 4 major carriers: Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Bamboo Airways and Jetstar Pacific Airlines. Changes in the number of flights as comparisons to last year (before Covid-19): ~ Bamboo: +40.8% ~ Vietnam Airl...

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by Antaras
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a longer 777-8 do better?
Replies: 58
Views: 8648

Re: Would a longer 777-8 do better?

If anything, I'd think shrinking it would be better. As a freighter, there has to be a balance between payload weight and volume. Despite the larger wing, I'd be hard pressed to believe a 777-8 freighter could carry more payload by weight than the 777F simply because there is 20 extra feet of fusel...

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by Antaras
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a longer 777-8 do better?
Replies: 58
Views: 8648

Re: Would a longer 777-8 do better?

Don't ever think that Boeing will cancel the 778. Never. And don't know if Boeing was planning for a higher MTOW 778 for the cargo version or/and a stretch version. Remember when Bamboo created a shocking statement that it planned to buy 12 Boeing 777X? Bamboo then uploaded a range-demonstration pic...

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by Antaras
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnamese Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: Vietnamese Aviation Thread - 2021

VASCO (though their fares are pretty expensive). Yes, VASCO's price is ridiculously expensive due to its monopolism on regional routes to small airport (VCS, VKG, CAH, DIN,...). That is one of the reason why Bamboo has been developing a sizeable fleet of E195: to break VN/VASCO monopolism and to of...

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by Antaras
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnamese Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: Vietnamese Aviation Thread - 2021

I have commented in the 2020 thread, but is there a reason why the majority of narrow bodies in Vietnam are of the A321 type as opposed to the A320? VN excluding BL doesn’t have anything smaller and VJ is mostly that as well (and will operate a lot of MAX 10s alongside them too).. At least QH is se...

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by Antaras
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnamese Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: Vietnamese Aviation Thread - 2021

I have commented in the 2020 thread, but is there a reason why the majority of narrow bodies in Vietnam are of the A321 type as opposed to the A320? VN excluding BL doesn’t have anything smaller and VJ is mostly that as well (and will operate a lot of MAX 10s alongside them too).. At least QH is se...

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by Antaras
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnamese Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: Vietnamese Aviation Thread - 2021

The flag carrier Vietnam Airlines to raise $350mn from shareholders as an bailout. https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/vietnam-airlines-to-raise-350m-equity-from-shareholders/141838.article Vietnam Airlines plans to issue D8 trillion ($350 million) worth of ordinary shares for sale to existing sha...

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by Antaras
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 412
Views: 103759

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

kennethP3 wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but we still have no idea what happened to MH370, right?

The only thing we knew is that the signal was (actively?) turned off when it nearly entered SGN-airspace, and it flew for a few hours on the Indian Ocean.

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by Antaras
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 412
Views: 103759

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

flyingturtle wrote:
:worried:

vrbarreto wrote:
has already come to the conclusion that it was pilot error/suicide/poor maintenance


With these three possibilities, chances they are right must be 85%... in other news, I might be male, female, or a friendly, green alien. :ziplip:

How about...a bomb?

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by Antaras
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo wants to invest in 4 Embraer E-jets for VCS service
Replies: 111
Views: 16757

Re: Bamboo wants to invest in 4 Embraer E-jets for VCS service

According to the 6-month wet-lease agreements, all of the Bamboo-colored E195s being operated by Great Dane and LOT will be returned back to its operator before July 2021. Any idea if these will be extended? Great Dane mentioned that it would not extend the contract because its current fleet is too...

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by Antaras
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Thanh Int'l Airport: Construction and Development Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 15773

Re: Long Thanh Int'l Airport: Construction and Development Thread

The airport's construction is officially started today, with a big groundbreaking ceremony and the joining of the Vietnam S.R. Prime Minister, Mr. Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. The first work for the airport is the bomb and mine clearance for the construction site, to be started immediately. https://cdn.tuoitre...

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by Antaras
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1197

Re: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2021

Some update about the construction of the brand new gigantic Long Thành International Airport, located in the Southern of Vietnam, to be a second airport for the Saigon area. Theis airport's construction is officially started today, with a big groundbreaking ceremony and the joining of the Vietnam S...

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by Antaras
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1197

Re: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2021

Will we ever see nonstop flights from BKK to the US? Would a BKK-LAX or BKK-SFO work on UA or Thai Airways? Yes between 2005-12 TG flew BKK-LAX and BKK-JFK with A340-500s, its said they lost bucket loads, fuel prices got really expensive and the whole thing was pulled including the A340-500 fleet a...

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by Antaras
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1197

Re: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2021

Vietnam is still not expecting the resumption of international flights: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/business/economy/vietnam-not-considering-int-l-flight-resumption-4216065.html Vietnam is not considering a resumption of international commercial flights with the Covid-19 situation remaining intense...

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by Antaras
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR finds surface coating cracks in early build A350 (not structural).
Replies: 141
Views: 28559

Re: QR finds composite cracks in early build A350

Any information from other early operators such as Vietnam Airlines and Finnair? None. This is the first aircraft that has had this issue. We don't know if it's isolated to this frame, a broader issue with the type or an issue that's a result of something else. Aircraft is going to be examined by A...

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by Antaras
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR finds surface coating cracks in early build A350 (not structural).
Replies: 141
Views: 28559

Re: QR finds composite cracks in early build A350

Any information from other early operators such as Vietnam Airlines and Finnair?

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by Antaras
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?
Replies: 91
Views: 3883

Re: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?

Combat aircraft such as the Su-34, I struggle to justify. VN's other neighbors, Cambodia and Laos, have no significant air force if any at all. Not a good comparison at all. Vietnam has 96M people while Cambodia has 15M and Laos only 6M. For GDP, Vietnam is also a lot bigger, both total and per cap...

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by Antaras
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?
Replies: 91
Views: 3883

Re: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?

Combat aircraft such as the Su-34, I struggle to justify. VN's other neighbors, Cambodia and Laos, have no significant air force if any at all. Not a good comparison at all. Vietnam has 96M people while Cambodia has 15M and Laos only 6M. For GDP, Vietnam is also a lot bigger, both total and per cap...

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by Antaras
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1197

Re: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2021

Amid Covid-19, Thai VJ launched SGN-BKK, marked as "semi-commercial flights". Press release: https://www.vietjetair.com/Sites/Web/en-US/NewsDetail/news/4683/thai-vietjet-to-launch-semicommercial-flights-from-ho-chi-minh-city-to-bangkok-starting-january-2021 Thai Vietjet has confirmed its o...

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by Antaras
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1197

Re: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2021

To start things off, did anyone know what happened to Jet Asia? Cranky Flier's annual Airlines We Lost feature said they closed down (without giving details) and I couldn't find any (non-paywalled) news reports explaining what happened. To be honest, I never heard of this carrier, and even though i...

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by Antaras
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?
Replies: 91
Views: 3883

Re: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?

A P-1 or P-8 is overkill in this role, even an old P-3C or a C-295MPA is more than sufficient. There are many other smaller MPA that could be more suitable in this role, though VN requires significant range so a DA-42 might be too small (the coastline is 3,000+ km long!). Yes, I would think that VN...

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by Antaras
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?
Replies: 91
Views: 3883

Re: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?

I can't predict the nature of Vietnamese politics, but what I can suggest is that in order for Vietnam to obtain Western weaponry, it will have to follow the path of India. Be a non-align country with multi-party political system, or at least an appearance of such, and some semblance of religious t...

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by Antaras
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?
Replies: 91
Views: 3883

Re: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?

But I read (and believe) that China is very unlikely to invade Vietnam. So Vietnam might spend it's money on fighting poverty and disease and the lack of education. Things that build a better future Vietnam. But there is no reason for Vietnam to fly a fleet of P-3s. Any war with China ... sinking s...

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by Antaras
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?
Replies: 91
Views: 3883

Re: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?

kitplane01 wrote:
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As a Vietnamese, I strongly DISAGREE that PRC will "invade" Vietnam.
International pressure, the anti-China movement inside Vietnam.
Purely impossible.
It is so ridiculous to talk about invasion in 2020.

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by Antaras
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?
Replies: 91
Views: 3883

Re: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?

Back to the topic. If we all agree that China will not invade Vietnam unless there are overwelming extenuating circumstances, then what would be the best military purchase available to Vietnam right now? Understanding that in any fight with China, Vietnam's air assets would be destroyed rather quic...

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by Antaras
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?
Replies: 99
Views: 4833

Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Pbb152 wrote:
Family Airlines

Oh my god, I really miss its biggest-on-Earth fleet of B744 and B748 :duck:

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by Antaras
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?
Replies: 91
Views: 3883

Re: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?

You miss the obvious, intentionally, in my opinion. Perhaps not. China has shown that it can aquire the resources of the SCS without the risk nor the need of a land conflict with Vietnam. bt It obviously did that. PRC has controlled the whole Paracel Island (disputes vs VN), half the Spratly Island...

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by Antaras
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?
Replies: 91
Views: 3883

Re: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?

Even Joe Biden won’t sell/approve the sale of a P-3 to a communist country. The optics are too bad, The optics are more convoluted than you may think. The most ardent anti-communist Vietnamese-American group are pro-Trump only because of the anti-China stance. Biden would not worry about this group...

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by Antaras
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?
Replies: 91
Views: 3883

Re: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?

A US base in Vietnam could be viewed as being as provocative as a Russian base on Cuba. Not sure that the US or Vietnam would be keen on the idea either. "Base" is so 20th century. The new term is "support facility". It sounds more peaceful... :D Never happen. The Vietnamese Peo...

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by Antaras
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnamese Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: Vietnamese Aviation Thread - 2021

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Here is the projected network of Vietnamese airport in 2021-2030-2050:
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by Antaras
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnamese Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Vietnamese Aviation Thread - 2021

Hi everyone! I could see that there would be a lot of news to be updated for this growing market so I have decided to create a whole thread to make everything more convenient ;) Overall, Vietnam is now one of the healthiest aviation markets on Earth these days due to the rapid recovery of the domest...

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by Antaras
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?
Replies: 91
Views: 3883

Re: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?

I don't dispute a P-3 can makes sense to be operated now. But to be purchased ? For how long ? It's very different. And a C295 variant looks like a credible answer to all their possible needs. Lockheed used to offer a 20-year-lifetime extension package when VN was negotiating to acquire some direct...

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by Antaras
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?
Replies: 91
Views: 3883

Re: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?

I must be too much "first world" and not knowledgable enough but I have a hard time to get the logic of buying P-3. Those P-3 ? Last aircraft produced 30 years ago ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_P-3_Orion When you consider a long term vision, the maintenance and everything I fin...

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by Antaras
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Thanh Int'l Airport: Construction and Development Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 15773

Re: Long Thanh Int'l Airport: Construction and Development Thread

The complete Long Thành International Airport project infographic: https://i.imgur.com/UjkIi1o.jpg Original infographic: https://e.vnexpress.net/infographics/economy/how-long-thanh-airport-will-be-built-4013920.html Edited and updated some details by me corresponding to the latest updates. Surprisi...

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by Antaras
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Thanh Int'l Airport: Construction and Development Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 15773

Re: Long Thanh Int'l Airport: Construction and Development Thread

Official: the government has confirmed that the official construction to be started on January 5th, 2021 (next week) Vietnamese report: https://vnexpress.net/san-bay-long-thanh-khoi-cong-ngay-5-1-4214321.html The project of Long Thanh International Airport, phase one with a capacity of 25 million p...

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by Antaras
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?
Replies: 91
Views: 3883

Re: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?

- I don’t think a fleet of Vietnamese P-3s are going to change Chinese actions by one iota. Do not disagree. Current political climate will not allow Vietnam to obtain offensive weapons from the west or Japan. The Talk about the P-3C is strictly related to a demilitarized version that would allow V...

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by Antaras
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?
Replies: 91
Views: 3883

Re: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?

P/s: there are also rumors for Kawa P-1 The P-1 might even be more expensive than a P-8 and even though it is Japanese, it may fall under US ITAR influence. Vietnam needs to improve its maritime patrol capability though not necessarily anti-sub warfare. Any candidate smaller than the P-3 would be a...

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by Antaras
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?
Replies: 91
Views: 3883

Re: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?

IMHO the largest threat to VN is through UAVs. Traditional air defense systems are pretty bad at defending against small, cheap & slow vehicles, and UAVs can also deal significant damage to terrorists and similar militia who could hide from regular attack aircraft. On the other hand, VN should ...

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by Antaras
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?
Replies: 91
Views: 3883

Re: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?

Now have a look at the key fleet of VNPAF: Su-22: 34x Su-27P/SK/UBK: 11x Su-30MK2V: 35x (1 crashed) ======================== CASA/Airbus C-295: 3x CASA NC212i: 3x Antonov An-26: 30x, all grounded ========================== Aero L-39 Albatros: 31x Yakovlev Yak-130: 12x on order How do you think abou...

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by Antaras
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?
Replies: 91
Views: 3883

Re: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?

Everybody seems to be ignoring India in this whole "China confrontation" thing. We are talking more about South China Sea stuffs. But yes, India would have an important role. From Vietnam I can see that India is becoming my nation's good friend (ally?) by the problem that both nations sha...

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by Antaras
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?
Replies: 91
Views: 3883

Re: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?

Of all the weapon systems mentioned, the P-3C seems to be the most likely to happen. Vietnam need these planes to monitor the disputed waters. Vietnam also have a long coast line to patrol. Coast guard helicopters would also be good assets, specially with increased visits of cruise ships Ever since...

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by Antaras
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?
Replies: 91
Views: 3883

Re: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?

Still missing the like button. Fully agree and not even Belgium. Maybe Luxembourg. That's why there's NATO. With China trying to expand its territory, I expect neighboring countries to start talking about cooperative defense pacts. Of course they do and they should. It would however face the same c...

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