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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OPINIONS - A380 at KLM
Replies: 48
Views: 11281

Re: OPINIONS - A380 at KLM

KLM themself said the A380 only makes sense if they could fill them yearround and have a fleet of at least 10, and they can't so unfortunately no go for the A380.

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM: Transavia might go long-haul
Replies: 21
Views: 5422

Re: AF-KLM: Transavia might go long-haul

When AF/KL merged there was an agreement with the French unions that KLM-group would not grow larger then 33% (?) of the combined AF/KL group. I wonder if HV is taken seperately just so that KL-group won't grow over the 33%. Interesting and another sign that the unions are way too powerful. So they...

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM: Transavia might go long-haul
Replies: 21
Views: 5422

Re: AF-KLM: Transavia might go long-haul

When AF/KL merged there was an agreement with the French unions that KLM-group would not grow larger then 33% (?) of the combined AF/KL group. I wonder if HV is taken seperately just so that KL-group won't grow over the 33%. Interesting and another sign that the unions are way too powerful. So they...

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martinair's Shrinking Fleet
Replies: 20
Views: 14107

Re: Martinair's Shrinking Fleet

How many will be left in the fleet? Only the B744ERF's?

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by Dutchy
Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 Family Developments, Post NEO
Replies: 42
Views: 13908

Re: Airbus A320 Family Developments, Post NEO

I think the A321 is a 7 meters stretch with double-slotted flaps and trailing edge modifications and has reinforced wingbox and landing gear. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/AYXYCsDvpeY/maxresdefault.jpg I think a basic choice for a A320Plus would be use A321 wings, LDG and MTOW or A320. A320 seems most eff...

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by Dutchy
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov 225 Mriya, production resumption
Replies: 91
Views: 25169

Re: Antonov 225 Mriya, production resumption

That would be something. An AN225NEO perhaps? Western engines, western electronics. Two crew cockpit, instead of a zillion. How big would the marked be, 25 tops? A NEO treatment would be compulsory I think. Unless you're completely out of your mind you don't start building a production line for a p...

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by Dutchy
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 Family Developments, Post NEO
Replies: 42
Views: 13908

Re: Airbus A320 Family Developments, Post NEO

How much would it cost to develop an A320plus? Should be quite straight forward A321 shrink. Everything should be in place to develop it. I think a A321 shrink would add a lot of weight and costs compared to the A320 and range (3800NM?) nobody really needs. If so the A321 is probably a better idea ...

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by Dutchy
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 Family Developments, Post NEO
Replies: 42
Views: 13908

Re: Airbus A320 Family Developments, Post NEO

How much would it cost to develop an A320plus? Should be quite straight forward A321 shrink. Everything should be in place to develop it. The proposed A322 will be a much bigger investment with a new wing and probably other gear. Wouldn't the A320plus eating into the existing A320 and A321 backlog? ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways confirms 787-9 and 737 MAX order
Replies: 258
Views: 48731

Re: Qatar Airways to make "large" plane order "soon"

How about a possibility of exercising their right for the 50 B777X or some of them, http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2014-07-16- ... r-50-777Xs QR only has 40 options as they placed an order for an additional 10 777X last year Hopefully they aren't the lanch costumer, otherwise the CEO has something to ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov 225 Mriya, production resumption
Replies: 91
Views: 25169

Re: Antonov 225 Mriya, production resumption

That would be something. An AN225NEO perhaps? Western engines, western electronics. Two crew cockpit, instead of a zillion. How big would the marked be, 25 tops?

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by Dutchy
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments
Replies: 369
Views: 69703

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration

You, Kees, are talking about a whole new 737 version, more in line of the Classic to New Generation upgrade, then the NG to Max upgrade. Why not take this money and effort into the proposed MoM, then you have a more optimized model and a model which you can upgrade again later on. I don't see it hap...

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by Dutchy
Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: longest stretches that could conceivably be efficient
Replies: 12
Views: 3393

Re: longest stretches that could conceivably be efficient

Don't get your question. If Boeing or Airbus would design a longer a/c, e.g. A322 or B737-10, they would design it in such a way that there would be no structural fatigue issues. The problem is, could they do it efficiently? Longer tubes require more structural weight to keep them stiff. And there i...

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by Dutchy
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Muslim passengers forced off easyJet flight
Replies: 73
Views: 7822

Re: Muslim passengers forced off easyJet flight

Gee paranoia had breach the ocean. I didn't think this was possible on the good side of the ocean. Me neither, and now look at the french... telling people you CAN'T cover up at the beach lol. They are making Texan's look like mother theresa lol. And how many terrorist attacks in Texas in the past ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Muslim passengers forced off easyJet flight
Replies: 73
Views: 7822

Re: Muslim passengers forced off easyJet flight

Just some facts, most terrorist death occur in just a few countries, non of them are western. The chance die-ing in a terrorist attack worldwide is 1/10th of die-ing in a bath tob. The number of death in Europe aren't higher then in the '80's for example. In that sense it is a very small problem an...

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by Dutchy
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 267
Views: 66237

Re: T-X Requirements Released

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/T-X%201%202_zpstf8duyek.png It looks very similar to the SAAB 38 concept: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b5/Saab-38.gif And a few images of the shrink wrapped fuselage, as it left the factory in Sweden: https://twitter.com/GripenNews/s...

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by Dutchy
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Muslim passengers forced off easyJet flight
Replies: 73
Views: 7822

Re: Muslim passengers forced off easyJet flight

Well given the amount of Muslims thrown off aircraft in the USA perhaps it's a systemic problem within the industry and diversity training is perhaps needed within many airlines. This is an easyJet issue in this case. It is not an easyJet specific problem. We need to be very careful because liberal...

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by Dutchy
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great air-to-air video of the orange 777 from KLM
Replies: 3
Views: 2399

Great air-to-air video of the orange 777 from KLM

http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/c ... anuit-f-16
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Welcome home boys and girls whom went to the Olympics defending their and our honor.

Air to Air shots from an escorting F-16 to the KLM Boeing 77W with the special Olympic lively ;-)

http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/c ... anuit-f-16

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by Dutchy
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Muslim passengers forced off easyJet flight
Replies: 73
Views: 7822

Re: Muslim passengers forced off easyJet flight

I think the largest terrorist attack in Europe was in Norway, Breivink a non Moslim. I suppose you have never heard of Bataclan shooting, Nice massacre or the Madrid train bombings? All perpetrated by muslims. I stand corrected, indeed the death toll was higher unfortunately. https://en.wikipedia.o...

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by Dutchy
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Muslim passengers forced off easyJet flight
Replies: 73
Views: 7822

Re: Muslim passengers forced off easyJet flight

You can call it paranoia, discrimination, racism (fail if you do), any other thing. It's not like Muslims aren't blowing up trucks in markets, shooting up gay clubs, knifing people to death, flying planes into buildings, holding people hostage or plotting attacks! Of course not! Those pesky Christa...

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by Dutchy
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Muslim passengers forced off easyJet flight
Replies: 73
Views: 7822

Re: Muslim passengers forced off easyJet flight

Gee paranoia had breach the ocean. I didn't think this was possible on the good side of the ocean.

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by Dutchy
Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 178
Views: 43950

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

5m startcapital? Seems a very low for such an airline. How are they going to do this? Wet leasing a plane in order to avoid all the cost associated with operating an a/c? The capital seems to be provided by Pioneer Topworld Ltd. and Sky Master Holdings Limited, from Hong Kong. The initiative is from...

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by Dutchy
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will LHR or LAX get all A380 ops first?
Replies: 18
Views: 4530

Re: Will LHR or LAX get all A380 ops first?

Between the two, LAX, no brainer. There will not be any scheduled service between CHG / FRA - LHR any time soon, nor in the future for that matter. And there is the odd ANA order, they will be on leisure routes, so no LAX or LHR there, or it could be a one off charter. The more interesting question ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 267
Views: 66237

Re: T-X Requirements Released

The landing gear also looks almost identical to the T-38's. The nose gear is even located at the exact same location as on the T-38. Although it is a bit hard to see from current images, the wings and horizontal stabilizers look very similar to the T-38's, but with LERX's that look very similar to ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 267
Views: 66237

Re: T-X Requirements Released

What is the timeframe for this competition? We have a number of prototypes in existence and a number to go.

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by Dutchy
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 267
Views: 66237

Re: T-X Requirements Released

The whole design seems to be a bit off, Kind of reminds me of the AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-kuo. But perhaps you are right: Light, uncomplicated, functional, smaller single engine might be the key here. Since there is no two seat F-35 or F-22, might the USAF not oppt for a more capable trainer in order to t...

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by Dutchy
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Routes
Replies: 111
Views: 35865

Re: Delta A350 Routes

When can we expect one in Amsterdam? Must be high on the list ;-) A330neos will be deployed on Transatlantic services. AMS might make the cut for the early crew training rotations, though? They'd get more bang for their training buck if they used them on trans-Atlantic for a few weeks before puttin...

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by Dutchy
Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot launches SIN-ATH from 20 June 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 7190

Re: Scoot launches SIN-ATH from 20 June 2017

http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Scoot.htm
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Good for Scoot and good for Athens. Greece can use some more tourist, beautiful country, friendly people, with some problems at the moment.

Is Scoot going to launch more European flights soon?

Dit they stop flying their 777? This site seems to think so: http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Scoot.htm

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by Dutchy
Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Almost a Boeing Mea Culpa on the 787?
Replies: 25
Views: 10109

Re: Almost a Boeing Mea Culpa on the 787?

I would say, no. You can see the Boeing bias here. They made fundamental mistakes and it cost them dearly. From an engineering point of view it is a beautiful stap forward, from a business point of view not so.

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by Dutchy
Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss is satisfied with CS100 operations
Replies: 36
Views: 15457

Re: Swiss is satisfied with CS100 operations

A personal anecdote (approximately 30 years ago): My aunt and uncle had a first diner with my grandfather. My uncle is the son of my grandfather. So you know how this goes, my aunt really made a fuss about this dinner, trying to impress my grandfather. So she made this fancy dinner, everything was j...

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by Dutchy
Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss is satisfied with CS100 operations
Replies: 36
Views: 15457

Re: Swiss is satisfied with CS100 operations

Great news, one month of operation and achieving a 99% dispatch rate is not bad. "Satisfied" isn't exactly the rave review that I was hoping to hear. The numbers sound promising but none of the comments in the article are of the kind that Bombardier could put in a press release and shop ar...

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by Dutchy
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Routes
Replies: 111
Views: 35865

Re: Delta A350 Routes

When can we expect one in Amsterdam? Must be high on the list ;-)

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by Dutchy
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot looking to offload 787 order
Replies: 27
Views: 12156

Re: Aeroflot looking to offload 787 order

The new Boeing financial philosophy is for heavily discounted aircraft orders to either be firmed, swapped or cancelled sooner than later. If these are heavily discounted, I'm sure a certain airline beginning with the letter N will be at the head of the queue. This order pre-dates recent Boeing mov...

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by Dutchy
Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways pushes back 787 deliveries
Replies: 5
Views: 1876

Re: Jet Airways pushes back 787 deliveries

More 787 short term slots available, with Jet Airways and Aeroflot slot.

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by Dutchy
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot looking to offload 787 order
Replies: 27
Views: 12156

Re: Aeroflot looking to offload 787 order

IslandRob wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
No, those are going to Iran.

Sorry, which planes are going to Iran? -ir


probably the 748i

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by Dutchy
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot looking to offload 787 order
Replies: 27
Views: 12156

Re: Aeroflot looking to offload 787 order

Although this is pure speculation, I wonder if part of the decision by Aeroflot might be due to the deteriorating relationship between Russia and the United States? indirectly, sanctions imposed on Russia are taking a toll on Russia's economy, as is the low oil prices. I think Aeroflot has too much...

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by Dutchy
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Start-Up & Funding
Replies: 12
Views: 7000

Re: Airline Start-Up & Funding

Surely you've seen the joke by now: "How do you make a small fortune in the airline industry? Start with a big one." Yeah, If you want to be a millionaire, start with a billion. Billons to tens of Billons. High regulatory costs, high fixed costs and very low switching costs by consumers. ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any short/mediumhaul 747 routes left in Europe?
Replies: 25
Views: 6270

Re: Any short/mediumhaul 747 routes left in Europe?

kl911 wrote:
Thanks guys! I noticed today on flightradar24 that LY flew AMS-TLV with a 747, but it's not a scheduled 747 I think, or just some days in high season.


Wasn't that a freighter? Normally the 737 is scheduled.

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by Dutchy
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 404068

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 11

tvh wrote:
StTim wrote:
Are they flying a normal amount of daily sectors yet?

8 on most days


That's a lot isn't it? Are they mostly on longer routes or the shorter onces? They must be coming into their own when flying the longer sectors, more fuel saved for LH.

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by Dutchy
Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal on the A380
Replies: 9
Views: 3816

Re: Flightglobal on the A380

I would love to see an A380Neo, I think Airbus has made a wise decision to spread out the remaining orders in order to give them time to come up with a viable case for the Neo. In my humble opinion, the only option to make a Neo is an A380-850 or better the A380-900, that should be given a good CSAM...

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by Dutchy
Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner rejects take-off because of engine faillure
Replies: 37
Views: 11652

Re: NH Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner rejects take-off because of engine faillure

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by Dutchy
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Western wings under the Red Star
Replies: 6
Views: 2002

Re: Western wings under the Red Star

The west, especially America, send over lots of military equipment to the Soviets in WWII, to fight the Germans, the enemy of your enemy is your friend ;-) After the war the Russians even build reversed engineered B-29's, in the form of Tu-4. Apparently they even went so far as to copy the Boeing lo...

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by Dutchy
Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to take over KLM-stake from Air France?
Replies: 38
Views: 11704

Re: Delta to take over KLM-stake from Air France?

I agree with you, Channex, if there would be any transaction, then it would be for 49% and the other 51% in the hands of Dutch state, 5,92% and the rest floating on the stock exchange or with Dutch pension funds in order to secure the 51% Dutch ownership rule. In that way Delta would be in practical...

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by Dutchy
Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to take over KLM-stake from Air France?
Replies: 38
Views: 11704

Re: Delta to take over KLM-stake from Air France?

Could it be that Delta is just looking at a 49% share in KLM? Making KLM a company that is co-owned by Air France-KLM and Delta. It will mean a capital injection for Air France-KLM. And KLM can both profit from the current co-operations with Air France and a much deeper co-operation with Delta. Cou...

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by Dutchy
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to take over KLM-stake from Air France?
Replies: 38
Views: 11704

Re: Delta to take over KLM-stake from Air France?

The Telegraaf, a large Netherlands newspaper, has published a related article on what they call a KLM rescue plan: "Reddingsplan voor KLM", July 23, 2016. See http://www.telegraaf.nl/premium/dft/26276671/__Reddingsplan_voor_KLM__.html (might be premium content). Almost at the end of the a...

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by Dutchy
Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to take over KLM-stake from Air France?
Replies: 38
Views: 11704

Re: Delta to take over KLM-stake from Air France?

Often times company sell off their profitable operations in order to survive. Look at Pan Am. Obviously, not even close to comparable, but it's not unheard of by any means. That's right, so it is not unthinkable with all the things going on over there. I don't think it legitimizes the rumor though....

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by Dutchy
Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to take over KLM-stake from Air France?
Replies: 38
Views: 11704

Re: Delta to take over KLM-stake from Air France?

Why would AF sell KL? KL often is the driver of the group's profitability, it would be suicide. Conversely, KL is profitable because AF gives it the critical mass it needs to compete in the European and Global markets. This discussion is recurring and stupid, as sad as it makes the people who hate ...

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by Dutchy
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay pilots...
Replies: 107
Views: 29851

Re: Gay pilots...

I never get this, why this should be an issue anyway. If you don't want to be in a gay-relationship (if you are gay), don't be in one. But why do other people have to judge others in the way they want to live their life, without hurting anyone. I do realize I'm from a part of the world where this vi...

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by Dutchy
Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to take over KLM-stake from Air France?
Replies: 38
Views: 11704

Re: Delta to take over KLM-stake from Air France?

scbriml wrote:
The whole premise of this thread is wrong. Sounds like wishful thinking by some.


Why? Of course it is an "what if" scenario, but then again not unrealistic I would say, do you have another take on this?

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by Dutchy
Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to take over KLM-stake from Air France?
Replies: 38
Views: 11704

Re: Delta to take over KLM-stake from Air France?

There are persistent rumors that the 49% stake AirFrance/KLM has in KLM Huh? AirFrance-KLM wholly owns KL, they don't just hold a 49% stake. Actually they don't. Landing rights are given to countries, which in turn gives them to the national airlines, in order to have these rights KLM must be for 5...

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by Dutchy
Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Highest hours/cycles ratio?
Replies: 11
Views: 4062

Re: Highest hours/cycles ratio?

Wouldn't Air New Zealand's 777 / 787 be up there as well, given the remoteness of New Zealand? While that is true, normally in between long haul rotations they will operate flights to Australia or Pacific Islands so would increase the cycles for only 3-4 hour flights. Ah ok, so that is also a conse...

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