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by vfw614
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia presence (absence) in BCN
Replies: 39
Views: 5234

Re: Iberia presence (absence) in BCN

Pretty much the same happenend at DUS when Lufthansa services were replaced by Eurowings.

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by vfw614
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds
Replies: 37
Views: 8473

Re: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds

Must have been challenging for the crew as the CPT had been on the 747 for only 5 months and the FO for only 7 months (in the interview, the CPT said that he had been with QR on 787s before and the FP had been flying Embraer 145s in the US)..

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by vfw614
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Lufthansa / DLT operate the EMB120 for only three years?
Replies: 16
Views: 2879

Re: Why Did Lufthansa / DLT operate the EMB120 for only three years?

I just remembered that I have a nice company history of DLT/Cityline in my collection of aviation books. Here is what this rather detailed publication tells us about the Brasilia at DLT: - it was part of a mid 1980s strategic decision to operate a mixed fleet of 30/50 seaters until 2000ish. The plan...

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by vfw614
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Lufthansa / DLT operate the EMB120 for only three years?
Replies: 16
Views: 2879

Re: Why Did Lufthansa / DLT operate the EMB120 for only three years?

I never got to fly on the F27/F50, but have experienced the 120 and found it to be cramped and noisy compared to a Dash or an ATR. I’m guessing that the 120 was an inferior pax experience compared to literally anything else in the fleet at that time, except maybe the HS748. Back then DLT was flying...

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by vfw614
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Lufthansa / DLT operate the EMB120 for only three years?
Replies: 16
Views: 2879

Why Did Lufthansa / DLT operate the EMB120 for only three years?

Lufthansa pushed regional flying in the late 1980s by expanding its rather small subsidiary DLT (until then operating with half a dozen HS748 and Shorts 330 each) by ordering a fleet of 28 seat Embraer 120s and 50 seat Fokker 50s. They started coming onboard in 1986/1987 and opened up a lot of hithe...

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by vfw614
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze International RFP
Replies: 24
Views: 4351

Re: Breeze International RFP

What is this 'Route Exchange'? For airlines too lazy or cheap to do their own research? It is part of a product family. The flagship product used to be annual "Routes Conferences" at regional and international level. It is problably not as well known in the US as elsewhere, but there has ...

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by vfw614
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 225
Views: 48740

Re: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread

Well, compared to Embraer's E-Jet family, the Dornier 5/7/928 looked somewhat less elegant, I must say. Quite, stubby, short-legged and tail-heavy (yes, I know, it was 5 abreast). It is the D328eco now. No more "ornier". It never was officially the "Dornier 328 NEU" when launched...

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by vfw614
Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Verde Gov't seizes Cabo Verde Airlines 757 in dispute with Loftleidir Icelandic
Replies: 16
Views: 6749

Re: Cape Verde Gov't seizes Cabo Verde Airlines 757 in dispute with Loftleidir Icelandic

It seems to be doing 30 minute hops between Cape Verde's islands - probably somewhat demanding on the frame Nah, their island hopping is done with ATRs and Let L-410s. This 757 is for international traffic. A quick look at FR24 shows that all this frame has done since April is intra-island flights....

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by vfw614
Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 225
Views: 48740

Re: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread

I did not mean to say that they have similar experience as Viking. I was addressing comments that made Deutsche Aircraft sort of look like a total newcomer to the market trying to launch a completely new aircraft. In further news, landing gear development is advancing: https://www.deutscheaircraft.c...

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by vfw614
Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 225
Views: 48740

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

This could be a more serious and altogether realistic try for the Teutonic OEM than the overly ambitious -28Jet series of yore..... Well their timeline is certainly not realistic. They, a new company building a new production line from scratch who are still in the process of selecting suppliers, ar...

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by vfw614
Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 225
Views: 48740

Re: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread

Deutsche Aircraft have signed up H2FLY as a partner for a hydrogen-powered D328eco: https://h2fly.de/?lang=de https://www.deutscheaircraft.com/news/deutsche-aircraft-and-h2fly-join-forces-to-explore-hydrogen-powered-flight https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers/deutsche-aircraft-joins-with-h2fly-fo...

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by vfw614
Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Boeing 787-8 still pitched by Boeing?
Replies: 64
Views: 14133

Re: Is the Boeing 787-8 still (seriously) pitched by Boeing?

Also, until a recent redesign effort, the B788 only had 30% commonality with the B789. By comparison, the B789 has 95% commonality with the B78X. That's one of the reasons why I started this thread. The 787-8 really is not just a smaller 787-9/10. So keeping it in the portfolio is not such a no-bra...

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by vfw614
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 225
Views: 48740

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

Main reason those days are gone is because carriers got rid of those smaller aircrafts as they aged out. There's definitely still a market for it in some areas. They got rid of them because carrying 19-50 passengers was not a good use of crews, 70 seat and up seem to be the current trend as 50 seat...

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by vfw614
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 63983

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-qQP5SLm/0/601684ff/X3/i-qQP5SLm-X3.jpg That's who had options on Concorde. Feel free to disagree with it, that's from the manufacturer itself. I don't know exactly when that brochure was printed (and there are other pages of it) but it's very, very old. That broc...

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by vfw614
Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 225
Views: 48740

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

Interestingly, airlines like Air Nostrum, Finnair, Volotea or Wideroe have recently expressed interest to move into 11-20 seater territory although this is a market segment they have long left (or never operated in) - thanks to new technology becoming available. I guess we really have to start think...

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by vfw614
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 63983

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

Does anyone know back then for the Concorde, who are the initial airlines who jumped on it? I can only think of BA and AF. Concordes were optioned/ordered by 20+ airlines between 1963 and 1972 before the bubble burst. Including American, Continental, Eastern, Pan Am, TWA, Braniff and, yes, United (...

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by vfw614
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 283
Views: 58203

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

Above config is disputed on a German forum by someone with usually good insight at Lufthansa.

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by vfw614
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 63983

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

Remains the question for which markets. Overland supersonic will still be a no-go, so I can really only see SFO to a few Asian and EWR/IAD to a few European destinations not too far away from the ocean. Does not make much sense to have it flying subsonic for long stretches. Not wanting to be a party...

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by vfw614
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 225
Views: 48740

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

https://www.deutscheaircraft.com/news/d ... o-aircraft
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Deutsche Aircraft has selected the Garmin® G5000 avionic suite as part of its "Companion flight deck" which it describes as a "brand-new benchmark" solution.

https://www.deutscheaircraft.com/news/d ... o-aircraft

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by vfw614
Mon May 31, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese airlines Air Do and Solaseed Air reported to merge in 2022
Replies: 26
Views: 4684

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

Is there any competition between the two at all? Air Do is focused on Hokkaido (north of Japan), Solaseed on Kyushu (south). Sounds like a logical pairing. I took a couple of flights on Solaseed a couple of years ago. I do not recall them as being a typical LCC, but maybe my recollection is incorrect.

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by vfw614
Sat May 29, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Boeing 787-8 still pitched by Boeing?
Replies: 64
Views: 14133

Re: Is the Boeing 787-8 still (seriously) pitched by Boeing?

Until recently (and perhaps they still do), Boeing would take orders for the 767-300 and still had. Quite a few LATAM 763s are quite new. I could still some orders for the 788, probably not many, but they keep the line open AFAIK. There are many enhancements now ported from the 789 to the 788 and B...

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by vfw614
Sat May 29, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft codes FKF and FJF
Replies: 5
Views: 1554

Re: Aircraft codes FKF and FJF

Thanks. That confirms my assumption. I was wondering if it referred to a specific subvariant or was just a generic code for all subtypes.

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by vfw614
Sat May 29, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Boeing 787-8 still pitched by Boeing?
Replies: 64
Views: 14133

Re: Is the Boeing 787-8 still pitched by Boeing?

He said "what if" (...Boeing simply shrinks the -9 to the -8 size and use the same larger wing and landing gear)

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by vfw614
Fri May 28, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Boeing 787-8 still pitched by Boeing?
Replies: 64
Views: 14133

Re: Is the Boeing 787-8 still (seriously) pitched by Boeing?

Filling out the portfolio may, however, result in airlines being able to buy a product with lower profit for Boeing. Boeing would have loved to sell JAL, Ethiopian or American more 787-9s instead of more 787-8s. Would these customers have bought the A321neo or the A330-800 instead of more 787-9s if ...

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by vfw614
Fri May 28, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Boeing 787-8 still pitched by Boeing?
Replies: 64
Views: 14133

Re: Is the Boeing 787-8 still (seriously) pitched by Boeing?

I gotta say, I feel this thread has a click bait title. I'd feel the same way about a topic asking if A330-800 is still seriously being pitched by Airbus. Here's why I am not interested in the A330-800 (besides the fact that I find the typical "yes, but Airbus" / "yes, but Boeing&quo...

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by vfw614
Fri May 28, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Boeing 787-8 still pitched by Boeing?
Replies: 64
Views: 14133

Re: Is the Boeing 787-8 still (seriously) pitched by Boeing?

Sure, they will not refuse to sell the plane. My question was a little bit tongue-in-cheek. What I really meant is whether they will price it aggressively to win over airlines that are reluctant to order it or if their approach is more or less "okay, you can have it if you really want it, but ...

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by vfw614
Fri May 28, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Boeing 787-8 still pitched by Boeing?
Replies: 64
Views: 14133

Re: Is the Boeing 787-8 still (seriously) pitched by Boeing?

This then begs the question..."Why doesn't Airbus price the A338 more competitively for it to be that 3rd go-to option -- to shield the A359 ? -- or are they already :?: It seems strange to be expending resources on the former to improve its capability and be certified, only to have it languis...

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by vfw614
Fri May 28, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 34105

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

Should Airbus go for a new wing and possibly landing gear modification, would'nt they also plan for a potential double stretch, i.e. also for an "A323"? Apparently the most common assumption is that an "A322" would add something like four economy rows to the existing A321 capacit...

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by vfw614
Fri May 28, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 150
Views: 47520

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1461273#p22808433
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For those interested, I have done some analysis regarding the 787-8 orderbook (39 unfilled orders of which 10 have already been produced or are currently in production):

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1461273#p22808433

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by vfw614
Fri May 28, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Boeing 787-8 still pitched by Boeing?
Replies: 64
Views: 14133

Re: Is the Boeing 787-8 still (seriously) pitched by Boeing?

Some slight corrections to my initial posts - the overall breakdown of unfilled orders is as follows per Boeing: Air Astana - 3 (RR) ordered in 2012, delivery pushed back three times, now tentatively scheduled for 2023 Boeing Capital - 13 (GE) those should be the remaining American Airlines frames o...

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by vfw614
Fri May 28, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Boeing 787-8 still pitched by Boeing?
Replies: 64
Views: 14133

Re: Is the Boeing 787-8 still (seriously) pitched by Boeing?

That's a good question. Is there really a competing model or is a 787-8 sized widebody simply out of fashion? The A330-800 is somewhat larger (and still does not really sell), the A321XLR significantly smaller based on a typical three-class C, PE and Y layout. A third alternative therefore could be ...

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by vfw614
Fri May 28, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Boeing 787-8 still pitched by Boeing?
Replies: 64
Views: 14133

Re: Is the Boeing 787-8 still (seriously) pitched by Boeing?

Sure, they will not refuse to sell the plane. My question was a little bit tongue-in-cheek. What I really meant is whether they will price it aggressively to win over airlines that are reluctant to order it or if their approach is more or less "okay, you can have it if you really want it, but w...

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by vfw614
Fri May 28, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Boeing 787-8 still pitched by Boeing?
Replies: 64
Views: 14133

Re: Is the Boeing 787-8 still (seriously) pitched by Boeing?

Ok, I missed American Airlines as I was under the impression that the remaining -8s had all been converted to -9s by now. Not the case. But as Polot mentions, all or most of these are included in the above-quoted total figure if they are part of the Boeing Capital backlog of 19 (I assume that backlo...

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by vfw614
Fri May 28, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Boeing 787-8 still pitched by Boeing?
Replies: 64
Views: 14133

Is the Boeing 787-8 still pitched by Boeing?

From what I gather, there have been no new orders for the Boeing 787-8 for years (the last I can recall was a top-up order for a single example by Uzbekistan in 2018). Almost all outstanding orders have now been fulfilled. There are apparently still 40 undelivered Boeing 787-8 orders in the books, b...

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by vfw614
Thu May 27, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft codes FKF and FJF
Replies: 5
Views: 1554

Aircraft codes FKF and FJF

I have come across the aircraft codes "FKF" and "FJF" in some French timetables from the 1980s for what must have been aircraft of the Fokker 27 / Fokker 28 families or aircraft. They also appear in some more recent documents by Aéroports de Parts alongside the aircraft codes F27...

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by vfw614
Thu May 27, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clermont-Ferrand Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 2756

Re: Clermont-Ferrand Airport

I guess with at most half a dozen daly flights by one airline - which will require just one gate -, most of the rather large terminal must be mothballed:: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3d/Aeroport_clermont_ferrand_auvergne_va.jpg/1280px-Aeroport_clermont_ferrand_auvergne_va....

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by vfw614
Thu May 27, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clermont-Ferrand Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 2756

Re: Clermont-Ferrand Airport

Even if there is next to none business demand other than for a hub link to Paris, I am really surprised about the total lack of inbound leisure oriented flights, given the large number of rather exotic routes from the UK and the Benelux countries to regional French airports that serve second home ow...

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by vfw614
Wed May 26, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clermont-Ferrand Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 2756

Clermont-Ferrand Airport

As many of you will remember, Clermont-Ferrand (CFE) airport was an importnt regional hub 20 years ago in the heyday of Régional Airlines. It had 30 or so destinations, more than 1m passengers annually and a relatively large terminal (that still exists today). Nowadays, as far as I know, Paris is th...

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by vfw614
Wed May 26, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air and Air Baltic (and other airlines) plan to fly around Belarusian airspace
Replies: 90
Views: 13976

Re: Wizz Air and Air Baltic (and other airlines) plan to fly around Belarusian airspace

One thing I have learned looking at FR24 for the last couple of days is that Sharm-el-Sheikh must be full of Belorussians...

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by vfw614
Wed May 26, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air and Air Baltic (and other airlines) plan to fly around Belarusian airspace
Replies: 90
Views: 13976

Re: Wizz Air and Air Baltic (and other airlines) plan to fly around Belarusian airspace

It is probaby still a county-by-country instead of an EU-wide thing as BRU895 has just made it into Polish airspace en rout to WAW and BRU868 has just finished crossing Polish airspace en route to MSQ.

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by vfw614
Tue May 25, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air and Air Baltic (and other airlines) plan to fly around Belarusian airspace
Replies: 90
Views: 13976

Re: Wizz Air and Air Baltic (and other airlines) plan to fly around Belarusian airspace

A Cyprus Airways flight to DME briefly passed through Belarussian airspace in the Gomel area, so apparently they are not following the EU proposals (yet).

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by vfw614
Sat May 22, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EU / UN "government fleets" ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1959

Re: EU / UN "government fleets" ?

Regarding the UN, the tend to lease the aircraft they need from different airlines. The UNHAS (United Nations Humanitarian Air Service) is provided by different companies and different aircraft types, depending on the needs of the specific mission. I am aware of these UN aircraft, but their are not...

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by vfw614
Fri May 21, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EU / UN "government fleets" ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1959

EU / UN "government fleets" ?

How are the travel needs of the heads of suprantional organizations like the UN the EU (e.g. the UN general secretary, the president of the EU Council, the president of the EU Commission or the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs) covered? I have not come across any "government aircraft&...

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by vfw614
Tue May 11, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetfuel shortage at CLT/Southeast
Replies: 52
Views: 11885

Re: Jetfuel shortage at CLT

Thanks for all the great explanations. Fascinating.

I guess it is for a reason that I have not become an engineer....

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by vfw614
Tue May 11, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetfuel shortage at CLT/Southeast
Replies: 52
Views: 11885

Re: Jetfuel shortage at CLT

My excuses for the - most likely pretty dumb - question, but how does it work to deliver jet fuel through a pipeline? As per wikipedia, there is "one [line] primarily devoted to gasoline and the other carrying distillate products such as jet fuel, Diesel fuel, and home heating oil." How ca...

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by vfw614
Fri May 07, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 283
Views: 58203

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

I am surprised about this speculation about LX getting the 787-9s. It has been explicitly stated that the five 787-9 will operate with Lufthansa and that Swiss will reduce its long-haul fleet from 31 to 26 aircraft. The 787-9 is a step below the A350-900. The 787-10 is the same size as the A350-900....

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by vfw614
Thu May 06, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 225
Views: 48740

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

First flight pushed back to 2023/4. EIS still planned for 2025. Article about the project in ERA magazine: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EzBLIqMW8AQ22jC?format=jpg&name=large Deutsche Aircraft have also published an analysis that turboprop aircraft have been the most resilient aircraft category in...

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by vfw614
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 3543

Re: Embraer E2 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

Some good news for Embraer: https://embraer.com/global/en/news?slug=1206851-embraer-earnings-results-1st-quarter-2021 “ On April 23, the Company signed a firm order for 30 E195-E2 jets with an undisclosed customer, with deliveries starting in 2022. The 30 firm orders will be included in Embraer’s s...

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by vfw614
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"
Replies: 101
Views: 15943

Re: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"

I would agree with the "excellent analysis" observation if the fact that WN had a massive claim for damages up its sleeve against Boeing because of the MAX8 delays would be considered in this thread. Alas, everybody seems to be obsessed with aspects such as single fleet, manufacturing capa...

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by vfw614
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 115
Views: 13512

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

When I passed through DAY some years ago it was such a quiet place that I could hardly believe that it was a Piedmont hub in the 1980s (although admittedly, never a massive one).

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