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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM: A350 still inbound
Replies: 19
Views: 7793

Re: KLM: A350 still inbound

KLM once said they could fill 3-5 A380 year round. How would this be for the 779? 10-ish? SFO, LAX, HKG, everywhere where they send their 744 full passengers would be on the list I guess. But Channex757 is right, lot's of opportunities within the 10hours mark, perhaps the A350-10 or 11 (if it is goi...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant orders 12 new A320's
Replies: 43
Views: 10299

Re: Allegiant orders 12 new A320's

There are plenty of used A320s out there on the market, they must have really gotten a good deal. Airbus will still be producing CEOs in 2018? When given the choice, new is always better. Perhaps from the Chineese FAL or Mobile? When are they going to switch to the NEO production and dit Toulouse a...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Netherlands and Luxembourg buying 2 A330 tankers.
Replies: 15
Views: 4616

Re: Netherlands and Luxembourg buying 2 A330 tankers.

An investment between $ 1.000.000.000 and $ 250.000.000 depending other nations participating ????? That is indeed quite ridiculous, how can you make such a decision? As an Dutch taxpayer, I am disappointed in my government. I thought the Belgiums were thinking about adding this kind of capability ...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM: A350 still inbound
Replies: 19
Views: 7793

Re: KLM: A350 still inbound

As far as I know the A330-200 are still planned to leave the fleet over the next 2 or 3 years when more 787's enter the fleet. The A330-300 will get the new business class and are going to stay for a while. So that leaves them with a fleet of 12 A330/A350 combi and presumably the remaining A330 wil...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM: A350 still inbound
Replies: 19
Views: 7793

Re: KLM: A350 still inbound

They will be flown together with the A330... How many will be left when the 7 A359 are delivered? The A330-200 (eight left) will all be 10plus y/o and all of the (five) A330-300 are all are leased. As far as I know the A330-200 are still planned to leave the fleet over the next 2 or 3 years when mo...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIC: First A350-1000 Pushes Back Out Of Hangar
Replies: 283
Views: 111652

Re: PIC: First A350-1000 Pushes Back Out Of Hangar

Beautiful airplane! Can't wait to see her in the air. I think it is a well balanced plane, except for the tail section, the tail looks propotional small to me. "The design is too "busy" on the A350 and the winglets look so dated compared to the raked wingtips on the Boeing fleet. I mu...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM: A350 still inbound
Replies: 19
Views: 7793

Re: KLM: A350 still inbound

Interesting, a lot can happen in 3 years, KLM said in regards to the A380, they need a fleet of minimal 10 to operate it effectively. Now they are going to have a fleet of only 7? Any chance they will order more? Or perhaps they will swap them for 787-10 with Air France. They will be flown together...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM: A350 still inbound
Replies: 19
Views: 7793

Re: KLM: A350 still inbound

Interesting, a lot can happen in 3 years, KLM said in regards to the A380, they need a fleet of minimal 10 to operate it effectively. Now they are going to have a fleet of only 7? Any chance they will order more? Or perhaps they will swap them for 787-10 with Air France.

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: 747 production may end
Replies: 84
Views: 19747

Re: Boeing: 747 production may end

YAY! The 747 has done nothing but suck money away from other programs just to keep it alive. It's sad to see it go but everything must go at some point. And the 748i program has kept the A380 price down. The 747 was without competition, so it really was the money maker for Boeing in its day. AF1s a...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Flight Structural Faliure
Replies: 15
Views: 4963

Re: In Flight Structural Faliure

For me the most famous accident involving structural failure is: Aloha Airlines Flight 243 Although this a/c didn't crash due to good airmanship.

Another is Turkish Airlines-vlucht 981, DC-10, failure of a loading door resulting in the crash.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AerCap CEO explains why 777 sales have stalled
Replies: 23
Views: 7714

Re: AerCap CEO explains why 777 sales have stalled

How many 777 classics slots are still open? From Leeham: "Boeing sold out about 60% of the delivery slots in 2018 at the planned production rate of 5.5/mo, Muilenburg said. The slots remain at 80% sold out in 2017, which has held steady for about a year." https://leehamnews.com/2016/07/27...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM independent?
Replies: 57
Views: 10220

Re: KLM independent?

Indeed that's true and that's not a good thing, but it's very different from the French strikes. The French strike for every tiny bit where they don't get what they want. The Dutch have been giving lots of bits, but there is a limit. Besides the Dutch strikes are passenger friendly where the French...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: 747 production may end
Replies: 84
Views: 19747

Re: Boeing: 747 production may end

77west wrote:
Agreed. I personally think the 777-8X would be a good replacement for the E4B as well as possibly the VC25's, but happy to see some 747s as well!


Agreed, but heck, I am not an American taxpayer, so if they want to wasted an obscene amount of money on this it's up to them :D

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: 747 production may end
Replies: 84
Views: 19747

Re: Boeing: 747 production may end

YAY! The 747 has done nothing but suck money away from other programs just to keep it alive. It's sad to see it go but everything must go at some point. And the 748i program has kept the A380 price down. The 747 was without competition, so it really was the money maker for Boeing in its day. AF1s a...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: 747 production may end
Replies: 84
Views: 19747

Re: Boeing: 747 production may end

I'd imagine various plugs, screws, vents and valves to belong in the former category and things like engine cowls, flaps etc. to belong in the latter category. Don't these items come off other planes when they go to the scrapper? I would imagine that it is quite expensive to have a wear house full ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: 747 production may end
Replies: 84
Views: 19747

Re: Boeing: 747 production may end

Well the United States Air Force must be quite quick to order the 2 - 4 frames if they want an American replacement for the VC-25A's, otherwise they might end up with something more sensible like the 777, or if they want to stick to a 4 holer the A380 :D

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AerCap CEO explains why 777 sales have stalled
Replies: 23
Views: 7714

Re: AerCap CEO explains why 777 sales have stalled

How many 777 classics slots are still open?

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Groups takes € 1.9bn in charges
Replies: 5
Views: 1183

Re: Airbus Groups takes € 1.9bn in charges

Prost wrote:
Curious that they both chose this quarter to take the financial hit.


Perhaps better to take a hit now and make it up in the rest of the financial year?

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to cut A380 production rate to 1 per month
Replies: 136
Views: 19609

Re: Airbus to cut A380 production rate to 1 per month

Are they talking about Airbus Group as a whole, or just the A380 program? If A380 break-even is 20 frames per year, then producing 12 per year strikes me as being well below break-even. Unless EK is paying list price, which I know they are not. :) Break-even seems to be approaching 20 now (so much ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India Select A330 For Tanker (again)
Replies: 35
Views: 18529

Re: India Select A330 For Tanker (again)

They've also moved all new-build Il-76/78 production there now, so the Il-476 (Il-76MD-90A) equivalent aircraft will be made in-country. The information I have is that the Russian Federation will not be in a position to produce a tanker before 2018. They were also looking to Airbus(probably Boeing ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: **Profile Picture/Avatar Upload Issues Thread**
Replies: 94
Views: 43184

Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

I want to have an avatar too ;). I click on my "avatar" in the upper right corner and see 3 things, user control panel, profile and log out, neither of those will bring me to something where I can change the avatar(!) HELP! I made this same mistake. Do it from the main airliners.nut page,...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to cut A380 production rate to 1 per month
Replies: 136
Views: 19609

Re: Airbus to cut A380 production rate to 1 per month

selling the A380 and probably at a loss. How do you get to that from: There will be no noticeable losses from producing one A380 per month in 2018 ? Well if they keep selling the A380 for a production rate of 20 a year, that means Airbus needs 8 more sales per year. Those 8 sales will not be at top...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to cut A380 production rate to 1 per month
Replies: 136
Views: 19609

Re: Airbus to cut A380 production rate to 1 per month

So they make more money making the A320 then the A380, makes sense, otherwise Airbus needs to keep the pressure on selling the A380 and probably at a loss. For an aviation geek it is a bloody shame ;-)

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India Select A330 For Tanker (again)
Replies: 35
Views: 18529

Re: India Select A330 For Tanker (again)

How is this possible. Getting areal refueling capability should be straight forward, different designs are flying and prices are more or less known. Just pick one and get them delivered. Geeee, I could do this one in a month, without corruption and then you have your a/c within two years. They are ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue orders 30 additional A321s, hints at A321LR, may fly to Europe
Replies: 147
Views: 22888

Re: JetBlue orders 30 additional A321s, hints at A321LR, may fly to Europe

[ The difference won't be that much: removing the extra tanks will result in a normal A321neo. One of the reasons it's earmarked for popularity is that it is a low risk improvement, similar to the A359LR. I believe that there is more to the LR then just the ACTs. I believe there is a thrust bump, a...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India Select A330 For Tanker (again)
Replies: 35
Views: 18529

Re: India Select A330 For Tanker (again)

If I had to hazard a guess, the deal probably collapsed based on local manufacturing offsets, which is something India pushes hard for in any area they can. That would be my guess as well. Perhaps Airbus should open another A320 fall or they should couple it to other purchases, Eurofighter perhaps....

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue orders 30 additional A321s, hints at A321LR, may fly to Europe
Replies: 147
Views: 22888

Re: JetBlue orders 30 additional A321s, hints at A321LR, may fly to Europe

No one is saying the A321NEO is niche. Yes they are. That is exactly what Dutchy "said" We were talking about the A321NeoLR, the A321NEO obviously isn't a niche plane. In the end, if you don't need the extra range, you won't order the A321NeoLR, because it will be more heavy, fuel penalty...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM independent?
Replies: 57
Views: 10220

Re: KLM independent?

Excellent points Mozart, 3) I have some data somewhere and I did post some of it (comparison of pilots' working conditions) in another post on a.net. They are not massively different, but still more generous to KL pilots (later retirement, better pension, lower productivity gain objective in the la...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue orders 30 additional A321s, hints at A321LR, may fly to Europe
Replies: 147
Views: 22888

Re: JetBlue orders 30 additional A321s, hints at A321LR, may fly to Europe

olle wrote:
is the A321NEO the stealth game changer in the TATL industry?



In the end, I expect it not to be, more like a niche marked plane.

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RCAF Snowbirds to fly until 2030 before being replaced
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

Re: RCAF Snowbirds to fly until 2030 before being replaced

Wow didn't see that coming, seems to be some live left in the old birds. Quite impressive, 70 year old design by the time of retirement. Do the RCAF have any spare a/c left so they can shuffle them around, must be hard on the airframe, that kind of flying. What do they use as a trainer now? BAE Hawk...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM independent?
Replies: 57
Views: 10220

Re: KLM independent?

KarelXWB wrote:
KLM has a profit margin of what, 1%? Not something I would call "more profitable".


Do you have inside information for that figure? And does that include Transavia, they seems to be loss making at the moment, but they are expending.

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM independent?
Replies: 57
Views: 10220

Re: KLM independent?

KLM will be bought by the Dutch state (49%) - 1bilion Euro's Sounds rather cheap for an airline the size of KLM. Sound realistic to me, AirFranceKLM marked capitalisation is around 1,6b, so 1b for KLM alone sounds to be right. Actually that is the problem, Ryanair is around ten times as valuable, v...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM independent?
Replies: 57
Views: 10220

Re: KLM independent?

Excellent points Mozart, 1) Well, I would say that KLM is more profitable, it is true that the numbers of the two compagnies are not know, especially with more relaxed taxation (for compagnies at least) in The Netherlands. But if you had two companies one in The Netherlands and one in France, you ha...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue orders 30 additional A321s, hints at A321LR, may fly to Europe
Replies: 147
Views: 22888

Re: JetBlue orders 30 additional A321s, hints at A321LR, may fly to Europe

Any chance that they will head to The Netherlands, Eindhoven would be nice and I think there is an opportunity there. Eindhoven - Boston / NYC, would the A321LR have the range for something like that? Yes, but I doubt B6 would fly there. They don't really fly to that many secondary cities/airports....

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue orders 30 additional A321s, hints at A321LR, may fly to Europe
Replies: 147
Views: 22888

Re: JetBlue orders 30 additional A321s, hints at A321LR, may fly to Europe

Interesting move. I liked JetBlue when I flew with them from NYC to Boston. Would fly with them again if they came to the right side of the pound. Any idea where they would be heading? London must be high on the list, perhaps Dublin, Manchester and Glasgow? Any chance that they will head to The Neth...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: **Profile Picture/Avatar Upload Issues Thread**
Replies: 94
Views: 43184

Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

I want to have an avatar too ;). I click on my "avatar" in the upper right corner and see 3 things, user control panel, profile and log out, neither of those will bring me to something where I can change the avatar(!) HELP!

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India Select A330 For Tanker (again)
Replies: 35
Views: 18529

Re: India Select A330 For Tanker (again)

How is this possible. Getting areal refueling capability should be straight forward, different designs are flying and prices are more or less known. Just pick one and get them delivered. Geeee, I could do this one in a month, without corruption and then you have your a/c within two years. They are w...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Staff To Strike From July 27 For Better Working Conditions
Replies: 17
Views: 3154

Re: AF Staff To Strike From July 27 For Better Working Conditions

anstar wrote:
lightsaber wrote:
AF having a strike! I'm shocked I tell you, stocked.
And in some areas the 2 airlines actually see themselves as competitors! Go figure.



interesting, could you elaborate on that?

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM independent?
Replies: 57
Views: 10220

Re: KLM independed?

Actually, I would say that a combination with AF is the very safest place KLM could be. The French government - through its greater influence in EU politics and its arm-twisting of French banks - is going to make sure of the successful existence of Air France - KLM Group. Air France together with A...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM independent?
Replies: 57
Views: 10220

Re: KLM independed?

I'm not able to follow as closely if I would like, but am curious....has KLM had the same labor discord that AF has had? As had been noted, this marriage probably looked better on paper than the reality of it. Yes, the KLM had the same labor troubles as Air France, they have the same retrenchment o...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best World War II Fighter
Replies: 76
Views: 14078

Re: Best World War II Fighter

I would say:

1. 262 by far.

For impact, I would say the Hurricane, the plane won the Battle of England, far outnumbered the sexy Spitfire.

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM independent?
Replies: 57
Views: 10220

Re: KLM independed?

A couple of years ago I wouldn't have believed such news but there seems to be a huge resurgence of nationalism in the world now so nothing seems surprising any more. For the Dutch government to even consider taking direct ownership of KLM they must be feeling that there is some very serious threat...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Netherlands Aircraft Company Fokker 130
Replies: 39
Views: 11943

Re: Netherlands Aircraft Company Fokker 130

JetBuddy wrote:
Maybe ATR should invest in this. It could be their 100+ seater.


Interesting idea, but it won't happen. Airbus will not allow it.

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM independent?
Replies: 57
Views: 10220

Re: KLM independed?

A couple of years ago I wouldn't have believed such news but there seems to be a huge resurgence of nationalism in the world now so nothing seems surprising any more. For the Dutch government to even consider taking direct ownership of KLM they must be feeling that there is some very serious threat...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM independent?
Replies: 57
Views: 10220

Re: KLM independed?

I'm no expert but I always understood that leaving the AF/KL Group would be too costly in terms of huge investments that have already been made to merge the networks and systems of KL and AF. I also understood that AF has the majority of the shares so KL (or the Dutch) would need a majority vote fr...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM independent?
Replies: 57
Views: 10220

KLM independent?

There is a plan to make KLM independed again from AIrFranceKLM group. Dutch only: http://www.telegraaf.nl/premium/dft/dft ... KLM__.html Summery: Feniks Ventures, Ruud Jansen and Gilles Korstanje, state that KLM can be more profitable when it is removed from the combination with Air France. They sta...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Netherlands Aircraft Company Fokker 130
Replies: 39
Views: 11943

Re: Netherlands Aircraft Company Fokker 130

Still born project, don't know why my government decided to invest 20m in this. As much I would love to see another Fokker grace the sky's, I don't think a 30 y/o design and out of production for 20 years is promising. Rekkof has no support base, no community with other a/c, no big company behind wi...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange looking A320(?) with bulge at AMS
Replies: 13
Views: 6700

Re: Strange looking A320(?) with bulge at AMS

airbuseric wrote:
That particular 757 is a very frequent visitor in AMS lately and flying regularly to/from GVA



Why are they here? Didn't know Honeywell had a present in The Netherlands.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AF-1 / VC-25 July 12
Replies: 15
Views: 2092

Re: AF-1 / VC-25 July 12

it's like the secret service of the United States took over Holland, which is crazy This may be relevant: http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/663 ... sor-Castle TLDR: Queen limits Obama to only three helicopters, after the six helicopters he showed up in last time damaged her garden. Good for her ;...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM at MCO? Would it be feasible?
Replies: 29
Views: 3464

Re: KLM at MCO? Would it be feasible?

Florida is a tourist destination. There are a lot of destinations which are more attractive to Dutch tourist, either closer, either more beautiful, either cheaper. Dutch airlines have been struggling on the AMS - Florida route.

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