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by r2rho
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 114823

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

It is sad and bad for prestige, but not surprising. These were the first two "terrible teens" and they are simply worth more in their individual parts than as whole aircraft. These may also not be the last, as there were around 20-ish "terrible teens", so there could be more to c...

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by r2rho
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to launch premium economy
Replies: 25
Views: 5959

Re: Emirates to launch premium economy

Nothing is said about what happens to normal Economy. Will it be downgraded to "encourage" people to upgrade, or will the new PE simply fill the gap left by J being upgraded?

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by r2rho
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 275
Views: 61577

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

the aircraft pushing right up against the scope weight clause as it is Only the ER (85,969 lb). The LR is already beyond (88,626 lb). At 81,240 lb, the STD still has some margin. Admittedly, the 820nm range of the STD is not great and might make it unattractive in its target US market... Assuming t...

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by r2rho
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now
Replies: 42
Views: 6334

Re: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now

The reason for the power failure is a faulty insulation on a copper cable, reported the airport on Monday afternoon. This damage resulted in a violent short circuit that included numerous adjacent cables. The short circuit resulted in the power supply of the cogeneration plant of the airport. Hmm.....

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by r2rho
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500
Replies: 47
Views: 7592

Re: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500

Guess the next member? I honestly thought the first platform would be for the G650. :spin: With the Global 7000, Gulfstream must improve that airframe. a 7% cut in fuel burn coupled with a bit more thrust would allow a small stretch to stay competitive. I was referring to the next member of the BR7...

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by r2rho
Tue May 29, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces A380 to Hamburg
Replies: 11
Views: 2900

Re: Emirates announces A380 to Hamburg

Only question: Has HAM built an A380-ready gate since I left over a year and a half ago? Last time I saw EK in HAM, that 77W could barely fit at all, not to mention that taxiing is always a major problem because of its sheer size. They always needed the follow-me car to guide them, despite the fact...

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by r2rho
Tue May 29, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500
Replies: 47
Views: 7592

Re: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500

At 7% (*) better fuel burn with 9% more thrust, while keeping the same nacelle footprint, this necessarily implies a new, smaller, more efficient core. High pressure compressor & turbine stages are staying the same as BR710 at 10 and 2 respectively, so no change in overall core architecture. On ...

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by r2rho
Tue May 29, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500
Replies: 47
Views: 7592

Re: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500

I would surely have expected them to return on a new biz jet in the future after loosing out on the Gulfstream, but this quickly? Work on the BR700NG program has still been going on these past years, even if it moved behind the scenes, or partially changed name (Advance2). The engine was developed ...

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by r2rho
Fri May 25, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR (Vancouver I'ntl) Airport Expansion 2037 Plan
Replies: 13
Views: 3485

Re: YVR (Vancouver I'ntl) Airport Expansion 2037 Plan

I'm not sure either, but I think the idea is that the eastern extension will accommodate most of the needed landside capacity. That's my take as well. it will have a higher capacity, since the spacing would allow at least partly independent operation, but I agree that close parallels are more reali...

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by r2rho
Fri May 25, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion (Ryanair Austria) opens VIE base with 20 routes
Replies: 25
Views: 4382

Re: Laudamotion (Ryanair Austria) opens VIE base with 20 routes

After the AB takeover, KH group has >70% market share at VIE. The market size is constrained by LH group's monopoly fares. Though of course BTS provides some competition. There is plenty of margin for competition. But not all will survive the bloodbath. I think the LCC's are well aware of it, but ar...

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by r2rho
Fri May 25, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest airports without full length taxiways
Replies: 60
Views: 7906

Re: Busiest airports without full length taxiways

In Galicia, Spain, LCG and VGO come to mind. Though at 1.14 and 1.06 million pax respectively, they don't qualify as busy.

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by r2rho
Fri May 25, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 275
Views: 61577

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

The MRJ-70 will be the only next gen regional jet that will fit within the rules of the U.S. "scope clause". Actually, Sukhoi has also launched the SSJ75, which should be very much compliant, and offer a few more seats than MRJ. Though I don't give it much of a chance in the US market. So...

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by r2rho
Fri May 25, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR (Vancouver I'ntl) Airport Expansion 2037 Plan
Replies: 13
Views: 3485

Re: YVR (Vancouver I'ntl) Airport Expansion 2037 Plan

overseas flying, it will require considerably fewer gates than comparable passenger growth on the domestic side. Some may also come from upgauging of existing routes OK, but gates are not the only limiting factor in airport growth. Terminal facilities such as baggage belts, security checkpoints, ch...

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by r2rho
Wed May 23, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling Austria to start operating in July with 14 destinations
Replies: 25
Views: 6083

Re: Vueling Austria to start operating in July with 14 destinations

What is it about Austrian labor regulations that everyone absolutely wants to have an AOC there? I am not familiar enough... With Wizz, plus the FR takeover of Laudamotion, plus the usual EW, the bloodbath is guaranteed. OTOH, LH group has such a firm monop...errr grip on the market that the potenti...

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by r2rho
Wed May 23, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR (Vancouver I'ntl) Airport Expansion 2037 Plan
Replies: 13
Views: 3485

Re: YVR (Vancouver I'ntl) Airport Expansion 2037 Plan

Overall, I am underwhelmed, given that 2037 is 20 years out I was expecting something more ambitious. Runways: - That foreshore runway, apart from the high cost and enviromental impact, would likely not even add the capacity of a full runway due to its dependency on the others. - I see the south clo...

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by r2rho
Wed May 16, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 146
Views: 16343

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

You can read about why the rail link got cancelled here:

So basically just budget cuts due to the crisis. It was still the better option overall, specially when viewed from a larger Scotland point of view.

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by r2rho
Wed May 16, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling almost landed in XFW
Replies: 6
Views: 2224

Re: Vueling almost landed in XFW

Here's the track of the Vueling flight. Towards the end you see the approach towards EDHI, then a slight correction, and if you slide the little aircraft icon you'll notice a short increase in altitude. From the track, it looks like the flight was initially routed towards a landing on 15, then was ...

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by r2rho
Wed May 16, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling almost landed in XFW
Replies: 6
Views: 2224

Re: Vueling almost landed in XFW

https://www.mopo.de/hamburg/anflug-auf- ... n-30405056
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Some nice pics of the Spantax Convair at the bottom of this article on the incident:

https://www.mopo.de/hamburg/anflug-auf- ... n-30405056

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by r2rho
Tue May 15, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do engine issues strain future relationships for future models?
Replies: 21
Views: 2605

Re: Do engine issues strain future relationships for future models?

In widebodies, the market is moving towards a double duopoly (Airbus-RR and Boeing-GE). I wonder if this will change, and manufacturers will consider engine options again for the next widebody program. This is still many many years out however, and much can change until then. I suspect that the T100...

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by r2rho
Tue May 15, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR (Vancouver I'ntl) Airport Expansion 2037 Plan
Replies: 13
Views: 3485

Re: YVR (Vancouver I'ntl) Airport Expansion 2037 Plan

Can anybody post a link to this master plan and/or a relevant presentation? Otherwise it's more difficult to follow the discussion.

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by r2rho
Tue May 15, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: arriving after 23:00 in Frankfurt main
Replies: 31
Views: 5470

Re: arriving after 23:00 in Frankfurt main

Shouldn't this policy be reviewed and instead of a blanket(sic) ban shouldn't more modern quieter planes be allowed to land at night using the equivalent fo the green sticker on the windscreen of german cars e.g. if your machine doesn't conform to certain standards then you aren't welcome around he...

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by r2rho
Tue May 15, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia year round to LAX and BOS.
Replies: 55
Views: 8277

Re: Iberia year round to LAX and BOS.

Also, it looks like the A340 will stay around for a while, allowing some expansion together with the A320 recently received (2 ex-Monarch A320, and an additional 2 A320-neo). On a related note, Iberia has opened a new round to recruit pilots. Those A346's will have to stay around, otherwise the num...

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by r2rho
Mon May 14, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 71
Views: 11714

Re: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO

As per below German article, Antonov Airlines could station up to 6 An-124's in LEJ, negotiations are ongoing. Their offer consists of: - 2 An-124's stationed permanently, for immediately availability (as today with 1xAntonov Airlines & 1xVolga-Dnepr) - increase to 4 or 6 in cases of high demand...

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by r2rho
Fri May 11, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway
Replies: 56
Views: 6523

Re: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway

Isn't LHR already open 24/7-ish, but with a noise quota? LHR prohibits aircraft noisier than QC/2 to operate at night. Everything else counts towards the quota. I find that much more sensible as it favors less noisy aircraft, without completely shutting out everybody without exception like the infam...

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by r2rho
Fri May 11, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: University professor claims: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions
Replies: 65
Views: 8473

Re: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions

I'm afraid BBD comes a bit late, since a LOI for 40 SSJ's has been signed already, with Sukhoi committing to specifically develop a more "russianized" SSJ100R, replacing some US suppliers by Russian ones. Notably the Honeywell APU, to be replaced by the TA18-100 by Aerosila. http://www.air...

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by r2rho
Tue May 08, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19376

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

Why did we turn this one into a USA thread? Because this is a.net, and this is what happens on every HSR thread ever since I've been a member here. this country is really so spread out that High Speed rail doesnt make sense in a lot of places because the advantage of air travel gets lost pretty qui...

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by r2rho
Tue May 08, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19376

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

High speed rail in the US would be extremely costly to build It would, but this seems to be a US-specific problem, linked to regulations and bureaucracy. A mile of subway in NYC costs significantly more than the equivalent in Tokyo. Switzerland recently built the longest and deepest rail tunnel in ...

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by r2rho
Mon May 07, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major order for the SSJ
Replies: 44
Views: 11699

Re: Major order for the SSJ

The components being subsituted specifically for Iran involves only the APU, this is enough to reach the target. All other import substitutions are mostly to have commonality with the MC-21 with a CF wing and a big weight reduction programme. In fact it will probably no longer be called Superjet. I...

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by r2rho
Mon May 07, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 11575

Re: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020

You can't really compare the situation at BER with other German companies, I can assure you that the company that I work for has major commitments with several German companies and one in particular that always achieves it under budget and always on time. The shambles of BER can't be generalised as...

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by r2rho
Fri May 04, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News on JetBlue cabin restyling
Replies: 33
Views: 4834

Re: News on JetBlue cabin restyling

From what I understood from reading from different sources is that seat pitch will go from 34" to 32". But with the new seats in phase 2 it will gain one extra inch of legroom. So pitch remains at 32" while legroom (due to sculpted seat back design) increases by 1 inch. Not quite. Fr...

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by r2rho
Thu May 03, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 11575

Re: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020

This T1-E proposal is actually one of the more creative solution ideas that have come from BER. Here's my personal idea: Build it - while keeping SXF and TXL open - this buys time to demolish and rebuild T1... :scratchchin: Then build T2, enabling to close down SXF. By then, demolition of T1 should ...

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by r2rho
Thu May 03, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 11575

Re: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020

The BER threads are well on their way to becoming such a popular a.net topic as "When will DL retire the DC-9" or "Should Boeing restart 757 production"... This is not much news really, this new Master Plan was presented end of last year. Possbily the "news" is the 2020...

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by r2rho
Wed May 02, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6 SSJ-100 for Severstal Airlines
Replies: 5
Views: 1716

Re: 6 SSJ-100 for Severstal Airlines

Quite a number of SSJ sales recently, 98 firm and 25 options in the last week.

I count 40 for Iran and these 6, which are likely not net new orders but count towards the IFC order. What did I miss?

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by r2rho
Wed May 02, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A346s on European routes
Replies: 57
Views: 7812

Re: LH A346s on local routes

There is still a significant shortage of seats in Germany; the AB gap has not been completely filled yet. See also EW wet-leasing pretty much anything they can get their hands on. The summer season is coming so this will not get any better in the coming months. It will probably not be until 2019 tha...

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by r2rho
Wed May 02, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG and ORY are changing a lot
Replies: 47
Views: 11246

Re: CDG and ORY are changing a lot

Airside as well for connecting passengers. But it really needs to be tied in with the rest of the airport a bit better. I wonder if 2G will live that long though. The place looks so temporary and short term, as if it is only in place until a new terminal opens... Indeed the place looks like a quick...

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by r2rho
Wed May 02, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 146
Views: 16343

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

Its pretty clear the owners care more about functionality than looks, If only it were that! Then at least you would have a functional, if ugly, design. But this investment plan is even less than that, it looks like a quick cheap solution for short term gains with no long term vision for the airport...

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by r2rho
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG and ORY are changing a lot
Replies: 47
Views: 11246

Re: CDG and ORY are changing a lot

Metro 17 will get two stations CDG 2 and CDG 4 Makes good sense. REB B get two stations CDG 1 / CDG 3 (need to get on CDGVal to reach CDG1) and CDG 2 This is already the case. So no RER at T4? CDG Express will terminate at CDG 2 Why not extend to T4? If you're building the tunnel for the metro anyw...

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by r2rho
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats
Replies: 42
Views: 7860

Re: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats

Seat recline comes from the days of 32" pitch being standard on Economy. Because you had "generous" pitch, you could offer recline. In the future of 28-29" pitch, offering any kind of recline is an insult and will at best only lead to increased air rage incidents. A 28-29" s...

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by r2rho
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serbia to limit airport growth outside Belgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 1687

Re: Serbia to limit airport growth outside Belgrade

The Serbian government has let itself get bent over the table on this one. This is a sign of Vinci's true intentions - have a comfortable investment with no risks, guarantee themselves no competitors, invest as little as possible, keep milking the cow, sit back, relax and enjoy. Growth needs to happ...

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by r2rho
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats
Replies: 42
Views: 7860

Re: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats

A bit more details in this German article: - Common seat for LH, LX and OS, introduction 2019 onwards on newly delivered aircraft. no plans for retrofit - pitch 28-32" depending on row: standard pitch 29", last 2-3 rows 28", first rows 32", then 31". - 7.9kg weight per passe...

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by r2rho
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Boeing to implement structural design change in 787-8 for production commonality
Replies: 34
Views: 8200

Re: Leeham: Boeing to implement structural design change in 787-8 for production commonality

I don't think I saw references to this on other threads. Should we call it the 787-8 NG? 787-8 MAX? 787-8 version 2.0? 787-8 reboot? I would just call it "a little bit more production-standardized, less odd-ball 787". There is nothing particularly capability-enhancing about this change. A...

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by r2rho
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG and ORY are changing a lot
Replies: 47
Views: 11246

Re: CDG and ORY are changing a lot

CDG 4 should be located as follows (striped area): Thanks for that. Seems like a pretty obvious location. Looks like it will get a Metro 17 station - but hopefully also an RER B station, which the article doesn't mention... so that you have a one-seat ride and don't have to transfer on the CDGVAL. ...

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by r2rho
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lisbon Airport
Replies: 89
Views: 12940

Re: New Lisbon Airport

For starters you can't have a runway long enough to operate long haul flights. Second, there's only room for 1 runway under current separation rules. I'll give you the runway length, but there is definitely space for a parallel 08/26 spaced by around 1800-2000m to the north. Whether that would be a...

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by r2rho
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lisbon Airport
Replies: 89
Views: 12940

Re: New Lisbon Airport

currently only doing 39 movements per hours) That is rather low - what is the limiting factor? A well-optimized single runway should be able to do 45/hr. 4 runways seriously??? common Lisbon is a medium city in a smallish country with a low GDP. 4 no, but 3 yes. And nobody has suggested 4 runways a...

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by r2rho
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?
Replies: 52
Views: 9772

Re: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?

One also has to consider that MAD has a much well less developed North American network than BA to flow connections off of That is true and some NorthAm growth at MAD may be necessary... but then again, you only have to fill an A321. Current feed might be enough. I'm not saying take everything away...

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by r2rho
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lisbon Airport
Replies: 89
Views: 12940

Re: New Lisbon Airport

As I said earlier, every rejected slot application at LIS is a champagne bottle popped open in MAD. LIS handles 27 million with the current severely constrained facilities... who knows what its true potential would be if it had growth capability to offer. 2 independent runways is the minimum just fo...

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by r2rho
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH
Replies: 24
Views: 3320

Re: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH

Came back from Hamburg with Eurowings, who are currently renowned for flights being operated by any airline with any equipment. Even so, I was a little surprised to see it operated by Laudamotion It was a weird mix of everything. Air Berlin safety video (they didn't even bother to change the Air Be...

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by r2rho
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 71
Views: 11714

Re: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO

Why is this thread not in Military Aviation..? the attempt to get a German AOC seems to be ´reverse sanction busting´! Quite ingenious indeed. Even then, there would be a capability gap until the new AOC is obtained. Serves Western powers right, for not having any long term strategic airlift strateg...

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by r2rho
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lisbon Airport
Replies: 89
Views: 12940

Re: New Lisbon Airport

I'm pretty sure there isn't enough space for a full-fledged airport at that site. There looks to be room for two parallel 08/26's spaced around 1800-2000m apart. With the right navaids, that would allow simultaneous ops. The residents of Samouco would not be happy though... However with LIS hitting...

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by r2rho
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?
Replies: 52
Views: 9772

Re: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?

IMO IAG needs to utilized MAD and IB as their Africa gateway. LHR is for whatever relies on London traffic. The Western part of Africa can easily be covered with A32xCEOs today, and IB has a handful of routes. With NEOs, let alone A321NEOLR's, they could cover most of the continent. This would enabl...

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