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by KFlyer
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Your opinion about Airbus A330-200 charter quote
Replies: 14
Views: 1884

Re: Your opinion about Airbus A330-200 charter quote

We need more info on the proposed operation. Is this for a same day round trip, or would the aircraft have to do two round trips to complete your one passenger round trip? If it's the latter, the amount sounds very reasonable. Is the operation later in the Summer? The fuel prices are going up and wi...

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by KFlyer
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEL Spotter Alert : UL Inaugural CMB-MEL
Replies: 2
Views: 756

MEL Spotter Alert : UL Inaugural CMB-MEL

To those of you in and around MEL, the first SriLankan flight from CMB to MEL lands in MEL on 30th Oct at 1525L. The first flight is expected to operate with an A330-300 and is the first time a regular scheduled air service takes place between Sri Lanka and Australia after 16 years. It also marks UL...

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by KFlyer
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 150198

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Does anyone have confirmation whether A7- rec'd aircraft are allowed through Bahrain FIR? For any flying to happen, they must cross that and get to Iran. Also, A0812/17 NOTAMN Q) OMAE/QXXXX/IV/NBO/E/000/999/2500N05430E999 A) OMAE B) 1706060000 C) PERM E) ALL ACFT REGISTERED IN THE STATE OF QATAR ARE...

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by KFlyer
Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 - Why So Popular for Short Haul In Asia And Rare Elsewhere?
Replies: 81
Views: 31185

Re: A330 - Why So Popular for Short Haul In Asia And Rare Elsewhere?

- Concentration of population
- Lack of secondary airports
- Leisure vs Business
- Volume vs Yield

whichever way you look at it, the above words will give your answer.

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by KFlyer
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2541
Views: 239747

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Having been a web development enthusiast in a previous life, I always believed the custom forum software which A.net was using to be far superior to the open source and commercial forum software widely available. Not only did the A.net forum software had more features, it also was more user friendly...

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by KFlyer
Wed May 18, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX To Take Delivery Of 1st A359 On 27 May 2016
Replies: 46
Views: 19902

RE: CX To Take Delivery Of 1st A359 On 27 May 2016

What is the seat being used by CX on BC? Cirrus?

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by KFlyer
Mon May 02, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM To Colombo And Miami
Replies: 50
Views: 13055

RE: KLM To Colombo And Miami

I guess the use of 789 to CMB will be mostly to do with aircraft availability and aircraft performance. CMB is likely to have some good cargo demand ex/ into <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>. The 332 will likely be payload limited on this route, specially...

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by KFlyer
Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia
Replies: 282
Views: 91269

RE: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia

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by KFlyer
Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 13
Replies: 206
Views: 68439

RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 13

Good to see MSN60. Any idea of positions of MSN52 and 55?

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by KFlyer
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A380 Emergency Diverts To CMB
Replies: 4
Views: 5606

EK A380 Emergency Diverts To CMB

Surprised to see that this has not been mentioned yet. An Emirates Airbus A380 operating EK413 <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>-<a...

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by KFlyer
Fri May 08, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flanagan The Guy Behind Building EK Passed Away
Replies: 4
Views: 1616

RE: Flanagan The Guy Behind Building EK Passed Away

I had the honour of getting to know Sir Maurice a few years back - and he was without a doubt a true visionary and one of the humblest leaders I ever knew. May he rest in peace. He defined the shape of aviation for many decades into future and created a phenomenal business model.

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by KFlyer
Sat May 02, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Airline With A318, A319, A320 And A321?
Replies: 40
Views: 12721

RE: Any Airline With A318, A319, A320 And A321?

While not operating all four - Mihin Lanka is probably the smallest sized airline to operate the most number of Airbus narrow-body subtypes. It has a fleet of four currently - comprising of one A319, one A320, and two A321s.

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by KFlyer
Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI 321 Out Of Yemen With 240 Pax On BBC
Replies: 59
Views: 26544

RE: AI 321 Out Of Yemen With 240 Pax On BBC

As many have mentioned, it was a humanitarian evac flight and was not Civil. I doubt Int'l <b>Civil</b> Aviation Authority (ICAO) will have anything to do with it. Plus, the plane was very likely below MTOW hence there was no safety threat. Good to see <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> getting...

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by KFlyer
Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2015
Replies: 68
Views: 53573

RE: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2015

Thanks a lot LAXIntl for this very important information. Any info on A300F and 332 freighter variants?

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by KFlyer
Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air To Mauritius?
Replies: 3
Views: 2703

RE: Mahan Air To Mauritius?

I think MLE is still being continued. filler filler filler

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by KFlyer
Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What To Do About Pilot Suicide
Replies: 220
Views: 23815

RE: What To Do About Pilot Suicide

This is tragic - but like many posters have mentioned this issue may not be entirely eliminated as long as the human nature is the same. No amount of background checks or rules may help it and this issue will only get more serious in an increasingly commercialized world. I think the best we could do...

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by KFlyer
Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana To Start Seoul - Rome FCO 3xweekly
Replies: 3
Views: 2436

RE: Asiana To Start Seoul - Rome FCO 3xweekly

Looks like a fare war, and bloodbath of yields, waiting to happen!

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by KFlyer
Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Mojo (Malaysia) Orders C-Series
Replies: 27
Views: 12134

RE: Fly Mojo (Malaysia) Orders C-Series

Fully agreed with Udvar Hazy's views and LAXIntl re capturing market share. But hey, that's at least a nice livery! Anyone got more info about this carrier and its ownership?

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by KFlyer
Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair Seeks To Acquire 777-300ER
Replies: 34
Views: 10670

RE: Corsair Seeks To Acquire 777-300ER

I trust a brand new 77W would come up to about USD1.3M in monthly rental - which is almost 1M over the747s (if they are leased). However if they are able to get hold of a 6+ yr old frame, I trust those would come up around USD800k - which, combined with fuel and mx savings, will offer an interesting...

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by KFlyer
Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting News Piece On Live Aircraft Data Steam
Replies: 46
Views: 5827

RE: Interesting News Piece On Live Aircraft Data Steam

With all due respect, let me add my two cents... I am skeptical whether this system could really serve the purpose of a real time tracking device. First of all, it is likely set to communicate only during an 'abnormal event'. What if the system that is responsible for the trigger itself fails? And w...

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by KFlyer
Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Claus Int'l (BINP), Is It A Real Airport?!
Replies: 24
Views: 11509

RE: Santa Claus Int'l (BINP), Is It A Real Airport?!

Of course, <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> could have used it as an en-route alternate for its <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acro...

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by KFlyer
Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why was that airplane so loud?
Replies: 43
Views: 24653

RE: Why Was That Airplane So Loud?

The aircraft you have mentioned is a <acronym title="Precision Air Services (United Rep. of Tanzania)">PW</acronym> powered version. I am not sure whether that is louder than the other variants, but the experts should be able to shed some light. No offense - but it could also be physchological to so...

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by KFlyer
Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why was that airplane so loud?
Replies: 43
Views: 24653

RE: Why Was That Airplane So Loud?

Just thought of adding my thoughts... Generally you can hear an aircraft at 37k feet if the surroundings are not too loud - but often once the aircraft passes you overhead and not before. But it is very difficult to imagine you will hear it so loud as if it will frighten you. Transaero has all three...

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by KFlyer
Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revenue Ratio Between Y And J+F On A Given Flight
Replies: 19
Views: 5290

RE: Revenue Ratio Between Y And J+F On A Given Flight

It could vary highly dependent on the configuration used. But it is always a significant sum and higher than the seat share occupied by J+F pax.

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by KFlyer
Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attn LHR Spotters: New UL 333
Replies: 11
Views: 9772

Attn LHR Spotters: New UL 333

LHR Spotters, the first A330-300 of <acronym title="Sri Lankan Airlines">UL</acronym>, sporting a special livery, is operating its first revenue flight to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> today (09NOV14) as UL505. Flight is currently ETA0830L. A good oppo...

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by KFlyer
Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SriLankan Airlines Takes Delivery Of 1st A330-300
Replies: 5
Views: 3646

RE: SriLankan Airlines Takes Delivery Of 1st A330-300

And this aircraft features a major improvement of the on-board product - with all aisle access seats on Business Class, HD IFE displays on all classes and in-flight Wi Fi.

[Edited 2014-11-01 06:37:01]

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by KFlyer
Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Enplaned Passenger Data?
Replies: 4
Views: 1565

RE: Question About Enplaned Passenger Data?

Are you referring to DOT Transtats? http://www.transtats.bts.gov/

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by KFlyer
Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor - MAS New CEO - Chris Mueller Of Aer Lingus
Replies: 3
Views: 3005

RE: Rumor - MAS New CEO - Chris Mueller Of Aer Lingus

Difficult to believe - but will certainly be a good choice. All the best to MH and Mueller!

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by KFlyer
Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 9
Replies: 265
Views: 84616

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 9

Given that this is actually a commercial air crew (that is probably used to flying on this route) that reported this - I'm inclined to think that this debris field might likely be the real one. However let's be hopeful.

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by KFlyer
Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 4
Replies: 335
Views: 173726

MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 4

Starlionblue, I think this was all led by a mistake from the <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym> team (and we cannot blame them, for they must have been under so much pressure). The plane only flew under contact for 40 mins it seems. It w...

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by KFlyer
Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 2
Replies: 256
Views: 162503

MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 2

MH press conference just confirmed the last known location as being closer to the area reported by flightradar24.

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by KFlyer
Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 2
Replies: 256
Views: 162503

MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 2

Do we have really clarified the location where the a/c went missing? As per FR24 data, this would be around 40 mins from <acronym title="Kuala Lumpur - International (Sepang) (KUL / WMKK), Malaysia">KUL</acronym>, likely somewhere near waypoint IGARI. But multiple news reports indicate this was two ...

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by KFlyer
Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skymark Takes Delivery Of First A330
Replies: 27
Views: 8998

RE: Skymark Takes Delivery Of First A330

Am I mistaken or are they really attempting to go for 40 min turnarounds (as per the published schedule) ?

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by KFlyer
Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 First Flight 45 Years Ago - Feb. 9
Replies: 26
Views: 7439

Boeing 747 First Flight 45 Years Ago - Feb. 9

There was, and will never be, anything like the 747. The most gorgeous aircraft ever to fly, IMHO.

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by KFlyer
Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands
Replies: 31
Views: 17976

737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Seems <acronym title="Great Lakes Aviation (USA)">ZK</acronym>-<acronym title="Salta - General Belgrano (SLA / GBL), Argentina">SLA</acronym> was their only pax 733 - unless this was a freighter. Edit: Only later found out that Toll is a freighter operator, hence this has to be one of the frieghter ...

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by KFlyer
Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malev And CSA Long Haul Fleet
Replies: 18
Views: 9374

RE: Malev And CSA Long Haul Fleet

Also IIRC CSA used to fly a weekly or twice weekly PRG-DXB-CMB service on board A310, till around 2004.

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by KFlyer
Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS A330 Damaged After Landing In Flooded Runway
Replies: 41
Views: 37292

RE: VS A330 Damaged After Landing In Flooded Runway

Going by the level of damage seen on the aircraft, kudos to the crew for coming to a safe stop. Does anyone know whether more of belly is damaged?

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by KFlyer
Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Route Profitability
Replies: 5
Views: 3236

RE: Route Profitability

It depends on the airline and the basis used. But in general, overheads are allocated to routes in terms of block hours. Transfer passengers' revenues are pro-rated to both routes, unless you use the beyond profitability method which uses a different basis. Crew accommodation costs are often allocat...

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by KFlyer
Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Calculating Passenger Yield
Replies: 5
Views: 5302

RE: Calculating Passenger Yield

If you're referring to Yield per RPK, generally the currency impact is not considered. There should be a seperate item reported as Currency Gain/(Loss), but this is generally minor and would not have a considerable impact on the revenue.

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by KFlyer
Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Fall 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 6956

RE: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Fall 2013

Many thanks mate! Always appreciate your valued contributions. Keep it up.

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by KFlyer
Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss Air: Who Are They?
Replies: 36
Views: 16235

RE: Edelweiss Air: Who Are They?

Edelweiss is a subsidiary of SWISS, predominantly operating to leisure destinations. Not sure what they were doing in <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> though, unless their A330 was subbed for a <acronym title="OLD: Crossair (Switzerland), NE...

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by KFlyer
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese 747 Cargo Airline Sold For Less Then $1
Replies: 12
Views: 8941

RE: Chinese 747 Cargo Airline Sold For Less Then $1

A company being sold for a symbolic amount often has huge debt or other liabilities. Does anybody know whether the 74F was owned by the airline ?

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by KFlyer
Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Is The Leading Asian Budget Carrier Group?
Replies: 5
Views: 2834

RE: Who Is The Leading Asian Budget Carrier Group?

Tiger simply does not have a strong foundation like AirAsia to overtake the latter. While the Tigerair rebranding sounds promising and they keep launching more JVs, their country unit performance is still not as robust as AirAsia's. It still has a long way to go to overtake AirAsia and jetStar is in...

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by KFlyer
Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA2043 LGW-MLE On 7 Jun Delayed By 21h
Replies: 3
Views: 3591

BA2043 LGW-MLE On 7 Jun Delayed By 21h

I have just noted that yesterday's BA2043 <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>-<acronym title="Male - International (MLE / VRMM), Maldives">MLE</acronym>-CMB is yet to depart, and is delayed by 20.5hrs. (STD - 1930/7JUN ETD - 1600/8JUN) The flight usually ops ...

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by KFlyer
Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Extraordinary Growth LHR-HAJ-LHR
Replies: 7
Views: 4957

RE: Extraordinary Growth LHR-HAJ-LHR

Let me begin by saying that I have no knowledge about this particular market, but I can make a few guesses based on experience... 1. Lower per seat costs with A319 = Fare stimulation 2. Connecting traffic 3. The <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 'brand effect' 4. Product stimulation 5. P...

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by KFlyer
Thu May 16, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB Runway Closure And Resurfacing May 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 4696

RE: DXB Runway Closure And Resurfacing May 2014

Well, May - July is the peak for DXB and rest of the Middle East. Hence, this shall certainly have a negative impact on quite a few airlines .

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by KFlyer
Tue May 14, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 28380

RE: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2013

LAXIntl, very helpful - many thanks. But you seem to have forgotten to include one of the presently most in demand aircraft - A330-300. Any possibility to include same?

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by KFlyer
Thu May 09, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Liveries Of All Time And WHY!
Replies: 25
Views: 6729

RE: Best Liveries Of All Time And WHY!

+1 for PA. Two other timeless liveries are the current SQ and current EK ones.

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