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by fcogafa
Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Tables Offer For BMI!
Replies: 187
Views: 25476

RE: IAG Tables Offer For BMI!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/skipness1E" class="quote" target="_blank">skipness1E</a> (<a href="#86" class="quote">Reply 86</a>):<br/><i> compete on are pretty few. As to wh...

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by fcogafa
Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Tables Offer For BMI!
Replies: 187
Views: 25476

RE: IAG Tables Offer For BMI!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/planejamie" class="quote" target="_blank">planejamie</a> (<a href="#83" class="quote">Reply 83</a>):<br/><i>Another thing, what about gates? <ac...

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by fcogafa
Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Tables Offer For BMI!
Replies: 187
Views: 25476

RE: IAG Tables Offer For BMI!

Remember that it is IAG making this bid, not BAW. Consequently IBE or VLG might get some of the slots, diluting the problem....

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by fcogafa
Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Tables Offer For BMI!
Replies: 187
Views: 25476

RE: IAG Tables Offer For BMI!

And they tried the package market as well, with Virgin Sun. Plus the cargo market jointly with MAS kargo.

They turned out well, too.


Of course this whole thread stems from a source that said VIR was close to merging with DAL a few months ago....

[Edited 2011-10-14 07:16:39]

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by fcogafa
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Tables Offer For BMI!
Replies: 187
Views: 25476

RE: IAG Tables Offer For BMI!

Buying near neighbours is a practice that has been established by DLH acquiring SWR, SAB and AUA so there is obviously some advantage in it

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by fcogafa
Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Tables Offer For BMI!
Replies: 187
Views: 25476

RE: IAG Tables Offer For BMI!

as stated in the article in a rather back handed way... ================================ Acquiring <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym> would give <acronym title="Niagara Falls - International (IAG / KIAG), USA - New York">IAG</...

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by fcogafa
Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Looks To Make SFO Slot Restricted
Replies: 40
Views: 14013

RE: FAA Looks To Make SFO Slot Restricted

SFO gets a significant amount of business aviation traffic so that would be high up the list for curtailment, as at other large airports.

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by fcogafa
Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Tables Offer For BMI!
Replies: 187
Views: 25476

RE: IAG Tables Offer For BMI!

It will probably end up with <acronym title="Niagara Falls - International (IAG / KIAG), USA - New York">IAG</acronym> buying <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym> but having to surrender some of the slots to its competitors, as ...

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by fcogafa
Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Tables Offer For BMI!
Replies: 187
Views: 25476

RE: IAG Tables Offer For BMI!

I like the comment that <acronym title="Durban - Virginia (VIR / FAVG), South Africa">VIR</acronym> are 'desperate' to buy <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym>... Well it looks like <acronym title="Niagara Falls - International ...

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by fcogafa
Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK To Send 5 A380s Daily To LHR, Rumor
Replies: 47
Views: 19557

RE: EK To Send 5 A380s Daily To LHR, Rumor

Maybe, as SIA are doing with their new A380s, there will be larger First/Business sections so the total number of seats actually available will not increase significantly.

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by fcogafa
Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Confirms Interest In BMI
Replies: 34
Views: 12579

RE: Virgin Atlantic Confirms Interest In BMI

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/oykie" class="quote" target="_blank">oykie</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>“We would like to see if there is a way o...

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by fcogafa
Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Landing Incident At Antalya
Replies: 12
Views: 20712

737 Landing Incident At Antalya

Not exactly a belly landing then.....

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by fcogafa
Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Not Stansted?
Replies: 109
Views: 15763

RE: Why Not Stansted?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kdhurst380" class="quote" target="_blank">kdhurst380</a> (<a href="#27" class="quote">Reply 27</a>):<br/><i>bulldozed to make way for it. All th...

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by fcogafa
Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Not Stansted?
Replies: 109
Views: 15763

RE: Why Not Stansted?

As for low visibility regularly closing an airport, well modern aircraft can land in very low vis, <acronym title="London - City (LCY / EGLC), United Kingdom">LCY</acronym> is not an appropriate example due to its special circumstances, short runway, glidepath etc. Heathrow is never closed because o...

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by fcogafa
Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Not Stansted?
Replies: 109
Views: 15763

RE: Why Not Stansted?

Surely if Stansted were expanded then the transport links would be improved as well so comparing todays service with a possible future one is moot. Stansted is the only inland airport with space to expand and as for being 'in the middle of nowhere', well there are several examples of international a...

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by fcogafa
Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air To Launch LGW
Replies: 56
Views: 16851

RE: Korean Air To Launch LGW

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/B747-4U3" class="quote" target="_blank">B747-4U3</a> (<a href="#50" class="quote">Reply 50</a>):<br/><i>It does seem strange that Vietnam Airlin...

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by fcogafa
Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heathwick - LHR-LGW High Speed Rail Link
Replies: 56
Views: 9759

RE: Heathwick - LHR-LGW High Speed Rail Link

The only way it would work was if Gatwick got rid of its major operator, airline not known for its connecting traffic, to make room for proper airlines. Not likely to happen, so the advantages of a <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="London -...

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by fcogafa
Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air To Launch LGW
Replies: 56
Views: 16851

RE: Korean Air To Launch LGW

From the Gatwick site... =============================== Isn’t it against the law to fly at night? There has never been a night ban at Gatwick. All the aircraft using Gatwick Airport during the night are operated in accordance with the night restrictions set by the Department for Transport (DfT). Th...

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by fcogafa
Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG/BA Acquires 6 Daily LHR Slot Pairs From Bmi
Replies: 132
Views: 23900

RE: IAG/BA Acquires 6 Daily LHR Slot Pairs From Bmi

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LHRFlyer" class="quote" target="_blank">LHRFlyer</a> (<a href="#99" class="quote">Reply 99</a>):<br/><i>Most likely slot-sitting for OpenSkies.<...

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by fcogafa
Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG/BA Acquires 6 Daily LHR Slot Pairs From Bmi
Replies: 132
Views: 23900

RE: IAG/BA Acquires 6 Daily LHR Slot Pairs From Bmi

With <acronym title="Stockholm - Bromma (BMA / ESSB), Sweden">BMA</acronym> pulling <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym>/<acronym title="Edinburgh - Turnhouse (EDI / EGPH), United Kingdom">EDI</acronym>/<acronym title="Glasgow - Internation...

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by fcogafa
Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTair Finalizes Order For 40 737s
Replies: 5
Views: 3253

RE: UTair Finalizes Order For 40 737s

That much derided B737-900 seems to be getting a lot of orders recently.....

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by fcogafa
Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fightradar24: AF 777 Squawks 7500 (Hijack) CDG-HKG
Replies: 36
Views: 38179

RE: Fightradar24: AF 777 Squawks 7500 (Hijack) CDG-HKG

Is there going to be a thread started every time a pilot selects the wrong SSR?

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by fcogafa
Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR News 7
Replies: 240
Views: 38288

RE: LHR News 7

It doesn't really infer much connecting traffic at <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> though. There was a time there was a daily A330/B767/MD11 but no longer. Couldn't AFR use the slots to re-open <acronym title="Nice - Cote d'Azur (NCE / LFMN), France">NCE...

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by fcogafa
Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Tries To Keep 3rd Runway Alive At LHR.
Replies: 58
Views: 14998

RE: BA Tries To Keep 3rd Runway Alive At LHR.

It is quite difficult to find employees at any major European airports that don't speak English well these days, plus all the signs are duplicated in English so I don't think the 'English friendly' problem applies - in fact they are probably friendlier than the UK staff!

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by fcogafa
Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR News 7
Replies: 240
Views: 38288

RE: LHR News 7

Several of the KLM services seem to make no sense, the other afternoon there was a B733, FK70 and E190 within 2 hours of each other. It has been going on for some time and if they are 'slot holders' then its about time they used the slots for something proper! Why don't they use them for a <acronym ...

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by fcogafa
Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG/BA Acquires 6 Daily LHR Slot Pairs From Bmi
Replies: 132
Views: 23900

RE: IAG/BA Acquires 6 Daily LHR Slot Pairs From Bmi

Taipei couldn't support the original three CAL A340 flights a week, which is now down to two, so the logic of more carriers on the route would be questionable. As the UK has no direct services to Guangzou it might be an idea, especially as the BAA were bleating on about the lack of UK services to Ch...

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by fcogafa
Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH May Sell B6 Stake; B6 In Play?
Replies: 38
Views: 11341

RE: LH May Sell B6 Stake; B6 In Play?

We are only talking about a smallish stake here. Has anyone said that the whole company is for sale?

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by fcogafa
Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde LHR T4 Parking
Replies: 13
Views: 10757

RE: Concorde LHR T4 Parking

It was V14 I seem to remember, although the actual stand is now 420 after the reorganisation some years ago.

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by fcogafa
Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd WN Tail Numbers Reserved With FAA
Replies: 34
Views: 8210

RE: Odd WN Tail Numbers Reserved With FAA

Strangely enough, one of the 6 RYR B738s sitting at BFI carries N7235C.

Coincidence?

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by fcogafa
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd WN Tail Numbers Reserved With FAA
Replies: 34
Views: 8210

RE: Odd WN Tail Numbers Reserved With FAA

Could it just be that they are running out of the original series numbers? They have pretty well covered 1 to 999 so they need somewhere to go from there....

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by fcogafa
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Splits Widebody Order
Replies: 174
Views: 37636

RE: Air France Splits Widebody Order

Presumably, being larger, the cost of an A350 is greater than a B787 so the order isn't really equal...unless some discounting has been done to even it up!

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by fcogafa
Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuban B733 Squawk 7500
Replies: 8
Views: 3450

RE: Kuban B733 Squawk 7500

This is the rediculous outcome of some internet/twitter companies automatically publicising every 7700 etc SSR picked up by modes S recievers, be it erroneous or not. It can even be caused by a pause during dialling a completely different number. This publicity is not only highly irresponsible but c...

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by fcogafa
Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW-NYC Link?
Replies: 42
Views: 8327

RE: LGW-NYC Link?

I get the impression that those who run Gatwick want to shed the 'low cost' image. Unfortunately they are too closely tied to Easyjet for that. As EZY claim to carry a lot of businessmen to major destinations maybe it is them who need to rebrand, ditch the garish low cost image and go for something ...

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by fcogafa
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW-NYC Link?
Replies: 42
Views: 8327

RE: LGW-NYC Link?

I think that is being a bit disingenuous to Gatwick. It is used by a lot of smaller national airlines as their London destination, think Malev, Adria, Ukraine, Montenegro, Rossiya etc etc. If there was space at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> they would ...

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by fcogafa
Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Ryanair Selling Its Newborn?
Replies: 11
Views: 13804

Rumor: Ryanair Selling Its Newborn?

Five new RYR B738s (EI-ESL-ESP) have been re-registered in the USA. Rumours say that SWA are getting them. Anyone else heard this?

[Edited 2011-09-14 03:33:47]

[Edited 2011-09-14 03:35:04]

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by fcogafa
Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Pull Out Of Aberdeen
Replies: 37
Views: 9273

RE: Ryanair Pull Out Of Aberdeen

Is this just another cover for an underperforming route as has happened so often in the past?

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by fcogafa
Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR News 7
Replies: 240
Views: 38288

RE: LHR News 7

Last years BAA plan showed that the Cathedral will eventually be demolished and an A380 hangar built in the maintenance area south of the Virgin hangar

Of course that was last years plan....

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by fcogafa
Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Intends To Sell BMI?
Replies: 142
Views: 26124

RE: LH Intends To Sell BMI?

One of the advantages for <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym> operated Star flights is that it avoids expensive night stops for SWR, <acronym title="Oranjestad - Reina Beatrix (AUA / TNCA), Aruba">AUA</acronym>, DLH etc crews. ...

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by fcogafa
Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR News 7
Replies: 240
Views: 38288

RE: LHR News 7

Another record day movements wise last Thursday, cant be long until the 1400 barrier is breached. Not bad on two runways and a 5 hour night ban!

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by fcogafa
Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Intends To Sell BMI?
Replies: 142
Views: 26124

RE: LH Intends To Sell BMI?

I'm sure BAW would be allowed to buy BMA for the usual price of donating a few slots to the competition....

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by fcogafa
Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: FedEx To Decide MD Replacement Soon.
Replies: 131
Views: 29570

RE: Rumor: FedEx To Decide MD Replacement Soon.

Might UPS or DHL find this interesting as well?

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by fcogafa
Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Board Approves B737 Upgrade (Part 2)
Replies: 184
Views: 16981

RE: Boeing Board Approves B737 Upgrade (Part 2)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Stitch" class="quote" target="_blank">Stitch</a> (<a href="#135" class="quote">Reply 135</a>):<br/><i>The 737MAX has secured 500 commitments in ...

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by fcogafa
Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Profits, Plans To Modernise Cabins
Replies: 29
Views: 12979

RE: Virgin Atlantic Profits, Plans To Modernise Cabins

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/qf002" class="quote" target="_blank">qf002</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>To help improve Y class passenger feedback, <acr...

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by fcogafa
Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Board Approves B737 Upgrade (Part 1)
Replies: 281
Views: 37586

Boeing Board Approves B737 Upgrade (Part 1)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Stitch" class="quote" target="_blank">Stitch</a> (<a href="#273" class="quote">Reply 273</a>):<br/><i>Taxiing to the gate, for example. </i></fo...

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by fcogafa
Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS Mulling Delaying A380 EIS And QF OW Alliance
Replies: 65
Views: 18908

RE: MAS Mulling Delaying A380 EIS And QF OW Alliance

With Air Asia X taking a stake, membership of <acronym title="Executive Airlines (USA)">OW</acronym> and the A380 introduction, might this mean the end of Air Asia X flights to the UK? Or even X moving to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> to supplement the...

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by fcogafa
Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Board Weighs 737 Upgrade Next Week
Replies: 47
Views: 13805

RE: Boeing Board Weighs 737 Upgrade Next Week

Maybe OK for Boeing as long as the old version aircraft are already scheduled for delivery after the RE is in production and a decent top up order is made as well!

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by fcogafa
Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS Mulling Delaying A380 EIS And QF OW Alliance
Replies: 65
Views: 18908

RE: MAS Mulling Delaying A380 EIS And QF OW Alliance

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/frigatebird" class="quote" target="_blank">frigatebird</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Neither do I. Certainly not after <a...

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by fcogafa
Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS Mulling Delaying A380 EIS And QF OW Alliance
Replies: 65
Views: 18908

RE: MAS Mulling Delaying A380 EIS And QF OW Alliance



[Edited 2011-08-23 12:12:52]

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by fcogafa
Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR News 7
Replies: 240
Views: 38288

RE: LHR News 7

July was Heathrow's busiest month ever in terms of aircraft movements, over 42,000

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by fcogafa
Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR News 7
Replies: 240
Views: 38288

RE: LHR News 7

I thought MAS were planning to use the A380 into LHR, not downsize to B772!

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