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by Motorhussy
Mon May 06, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 13116

Re: DL, why no B77W?

What? The 777-300ER is obsolete? You may want to tell that to United. You know, I'm sure they like their brand new, ridiculously discounted*, 777-300ERs. I would be shocked if the CASM advantage of the A350-1000 was that significant over the 777-300ER when you consider the purchase price disparity ...

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by Motorhussy
Mon May 06, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight
Replies: 41
Views: 8529

Re: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight

I can’t imagine that they would want to tag BNE to AKL. The SYD-AKL-SCL flights have been operating a long time and is probably why it has remained a tag for so long. It was only a matter of time before they delinked (noting also they went to MEL non stop straight away rather than via AKL). There i...

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by Motorhussy
Mon May 06, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight
Replies: 41
Views: 8529

Re: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight

Does LA have any plans to start BNE services? And re connections to Asia, LA always had a codeshare with the daily CX flights from AKL-HKG. I do wonder and think there is a chance they could announce an AKL-BNE tag when they announce the SYD schedule, quite a few connect in AKL to CX I believe so k...

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by Motorhussy
Sun May 05, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight
Replies: 41
Views: 8529

Re: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight

Does LA have any plans to start BNE services?

And re connections to Asia, LA always had a codeshare with the daily CX flights from AKL-HKG.

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by Motorhussy
Sun May 05, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000
Replies: 28
Views: 9804

Re: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000

Totally agree with the drop in tourist numbers. We’ve cancelled a large gathering there in August due to insurance issues and work vetoes. I’m sure many others are in the same boat. An incredible insult to injury following the tragic events of Easter. We’d really have liked to support the nation but...

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by Motorhussy
Sun May 05, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46379

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

If you’re correct, then I agree, the 350 is in the box seat. There’s been a lot of discussion about possible future enhancements to the 789 and 78J but little solid info. But in my own mind I keep coming back to the fact that QF is apparently making PER-LHR work - a route that’s around 200 miles lo...

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by Motorhussy
Fri May 03, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 13116

Re: DL, why no B77W?

It’ll be interesting to see if they eventually find a fit for the A350-1000 in their fleet now the 77W is obsolete. What? The 777-300ER is obsolete? You may want to tell that to United. You know, I'm sure they like their brand new, ridiculously discounted*, 777-300ERs. I would be shocked if the CAS...

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by Motorhussy
Fri May 03, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46379

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

NZ are going to do what’s best for the airline, of this I’m certain, they’re a well managed business.

I just hope this also meshes with what’s best for the long-haul traveller which I believe is better served by the A350 having flown both options.

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by Motorhussy
Fri May 03, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s
Replies: 76
Views: 15888

Re: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s

Lots of Indian nationals on the island, maybe MAA is not so far fetched. Indian nationals?! You’re clearly confusing Fijian Indians with people from the sub-continent. You may want to brush up on your Fijian history and knowledge before chiming in. Inbound visitor numbers from Fiji don’t even regis...

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by Motorhussy
Thu May 02, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46379

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

NZ6 wrote:
Any final guesses of which way it'll go?


My guess is 8 x A359 as 77E with 10 x A350 options which can include all variants as a future replacement for 77W. There will also be a few 78J orders for Asia growth.

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by Motorhussy
Thu May 02, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s
Replies: 76
Views: 15888

Re: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s

I wonder what new destinations we’ll see in Asia? PEK, PVG, ICN must be options. TYO, HKG and SIN are already served. No doubt the A330 will be moved entirely to Asia (plus occasional New Zealand and Australia) while the A350 will focus on SFO and LAX. Maybe a new YVR service too? BTW, the FJ livery...

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by Motorhussy
Wed May 01, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 13116

Re: DL, why no B77W?

It’ll be interesting to see if they eventually find a fit for the A350-1000 in their fleet now the 77W is obsolete.

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by Motorhussy
Wed May 01, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 315
Views: 57711

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?

https://i.imgur.com/zzYbUn7.png https://i.imgur.com/06Q6dIB.png https://i.imgur.com/5UFUSbn.png DL load factor figures for LAX-SYD (and vice versa) is just decent at 81%. (Look at United... they're definitely losing money.) How old are these data though? ....it's still listing VA as Virgin Blue/V-A...

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by Motorhussy
Wed May 01, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DPS as a hub for Indonesian airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 2530

Re: DPS as a hub for Indonesian airlines

Jakarta and Denpasar would both be domestic hubs for GA, supported with its international flights.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 315
Views: 57711

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored!?

I have No Idea whether all those issues have been resolved but the fact that they had them might have restricted their ETOPS and EROPS limits and not ONLY on the A350 but the B787 Rolls Royce engines as well. Haven't you got it the wrong way round? My understanding is that it's the RR engines on th...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 315
Views: 57711

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?

Delta loses 2M per month on SYD according to the last employee round table. Why would they invest in a market that is a money hog. I’m actually surprised it has not moved seasonal or dropped over to VX fully. US$2-million? Year round? That’s serious. Where else could DL deploy their 77L’s that’s no...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 9668

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

Utterly ridiculous. I don't care how upset the woman, Frontier needs to clean their planes properly. You shouldn't be deplaned and arrested for complaining about a serious and real cleanliness issue. Absent the pax throwing punches, spitting, hurling racial insults, etc., the seat needed to be clea...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 27462

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

My recent NZ flight (PVG-AKL, 787-9) differed somewhat in service quality to what I recall from when I used to do a lot of flying on NZ (2014-16), albeit typically on US routes, and I'm wondering whether this is the new normal or unusual and therefore worth passing onto Air NZ. These were my concer...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 315
Views: 57711

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored!?

par13del wrote:
Where I am lost is with the A350 being so much more fuel efficient than the 777L why not use it, even if you have to block seats it should be more profitable, right?


Have a look at my summary of facts at response #68

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by Motorhussy
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 315
Views: 57711

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored!?

* The A350-900 can fly SYD-LAX no problem. Surely it can with a significant amount of seats blocked. * Some of DL’s A359’s are limited on the route being of a lower weight variety. * The issue with those lower weight varieties that DL operates has been overcome with Canberra now being a diversion a...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 315
Views: 57711

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored!?

So to summarise from what I’ve read: * The A350-900 can fly SYD-LAX no problem. * Some of DL’s A359’s are limited on the route being of a lower weight variety. * The issue with those lower weight varieties that DL operates has been overcome with Canberra now being a diversion airport for SYD. * Rega...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 116
Views: 27264

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

Seems shooting the messenger is a central theme too. Some times messengers deserve to be shot. Its not just a SC problem, its a Boeing problem. Given the quality of the reporting, there might not be a SC problem. I read the article and found it to be quite meticulous. I thought it good that they di...

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by Motorhussy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 148
Views: 39582

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

The 787-10 can fly 6000 nm with full pax and bags. ORD-NRT would be very feasible as would any West coast city to Japan, Korea, or northern China. ORD-NRT would be feasible were it not for that confounded variable, weather. Prevailing winds and wind variability make a mockery of stated ranges. And ...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9
Replies: 98
Views: 25799

Re: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9

The article states the airline intends to commence services to Los Angeles and San Jose, not Los Angeles and San Francisco as many are saying. I’ve never been to San Jose and know little about it; are the attractions sufficient? It may be more of a convenience thing for people closer to SJC that do...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9
Replies: 98
Views: 25799

Re: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9

The article states the airline intends to commence services to Los Angeles and San Jose, not Los Angeles and San Francisco as many are saying.

I’ve never been to San Jose and know little about it; are the attractions sufficient?

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by Motorhussy
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today
Replies: 54
Views: 11701

Re: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today

I do not like the upholstery selection in Y.

Like a 1970’s family wagon that dog hair would be impossible to remove from.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 27462

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

https://www.flickr.com/mathiasdueber/32581483207/

PA515


The undercarriage looks oddly unsubstantial enough.
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PA515 wrote:
Air NZ A321-271NX ZK-NNE (msn 8799) D-AVZF on 29 March 2019.

https://www.flickr.com/mathiasdueber/32581483207/

PA515


The undercarriage looks oddly unsubstantial enough.

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by Motorhussy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UX delays start of MAD-IGR-MVD-MAD route
Replies: 7
Views: 1202

Re: UX delays start of MAD-IGR-MVD-MAD route

Yes well Iguazu airport was hearing completion of it renovations when we were there. And was just about to open to international flights. It was pretty chaotic in November. IGR has been international for decades now, AR used to operate AEP-IGR-CGH back in the 80s with 732 and 722 later. Eventually ...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two SIA 787s grounded owing to Trent 1000 TEN HPT issue
Replies: 65
Views: 18450

Re: SQ grounds part of 787-10 fleet

Probably not much, as they can get a 787 with GE engines. And if they’ve already got 789’s with Rollers? Not a big deal. (depending on what deal they have; 'power by the hour' kind of stuff usually ) RR support is nearest in SIN GE support is just across the ditch (QF and NZ have a long history of ...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your prediction of future for Garuda, Thai and Malaysia Air?
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: What is your prediction of future for Garuda, Thai and Malaysia Air?

They each need a charter or constitution of some sort, agreed to by government for the benefit of the people, then to have executive teams given the means to achieve those precepts as set out.

With no government interference.

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by Motorhussy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UX delays start of MAD-IGR-MVD-MAD route
Replies: 7
Views: 1202

Re: UX delays start of MAD-IGR-MVD-MAD route

Yes well Iguazu airport was hearing completion of it renovations when we were there. And was just about to open to international flights.

It was pretty chaotic in November.

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by Motorhussy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UX delays start of MAD-IGR-MVD-MAD route
Replies: 7
Views: 1202

Re: UX delays start of MAD-IGR-MVD-MAD route

I understood from our driver in Iguazu last November that Europa were to commence a MAD - Cusco, Peru - Iguazu, Argentina - MAD triangular route. Is this on the cards as well?

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by Motorhussy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 27462

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread = April 2019

What I do think will be interesting is, down the line, whether we see NZ start to develop JVs with BR to TPE, and OZ to ICN, with BR and OZ 'topping-up' NZ capacity (like UA does on the AKL-SFO route). Agreed, and I think this is a strategically sound approach, particularly for destinations with si...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 27462

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

Interesting that Munda airport in the Solomon Islands is looking to add AKL flights. You would imagine we would see Port Moresby and/or Honiara, before we see Munda. Cheers, C. Actually, Munda will be the route that will start AKL. The airline and country are investing heavily in tourism which is H...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines 787 New Business Class Seats
Replies: 27
Views: 7096

Re: Hawaiian Airlines 787 New Business Class Seats

Looks great and hope this works well for them and doesn’t end up having to be too expensive for the leisure type of elite traveller HA attracts. Will they have a Y+/Y premium class too?

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by Motorhussy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two SIA 787s grounded owing to Trent 1000 TEN HPT issue
Replies: 65
Views: 18450

Re: SQ grounds part of 787-10 fleet

jeffrey0032j wrote:
Motorhussy wrote:
I wonder how many airlines are reviewing their fleet plans now in light of this. Air NZ is analysing the type.

Probably not much, as they can get a 787 with GE engines.


And if they’ve already got 789’s with Rollers?

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by Motorhussy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 27462

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

I too am dubious about an all 787 long haul fleet, I think whilst simplistic, putting all ones long haul aircraft eggs in one basket does create vulnerabilities and in the past NZ were stung with the DC-10 grounding and recently whilst the fault doesn't lie with the aircraft itself, rather Rolls Ro...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two SIA 787s grounded owing to Trent 1000 TEN HPT issue
Replies: 65
Views: 18450

Re: SQ grounds part of 787-10 fleet

I wonder how many airlines are reviewing their fleet plans now in light of this. Air NZ is analysing the type.

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by Motorhussy
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France increases CDG-SCL to 10x w
Replies: 20
Views: 5126

Re: Air France increases CDG-SCL to 10x w

Wow that's a nice increase! I always wondered why AF is so big in Chile compared to Argentina. Already had a 77W SCL while EZE has long been on a 772. Having just spent a month in both countries, I can attest to the spectacular health of the Chilean economy, particularly in comparison to neighbouri...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33250

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Les the delay of the two longhaul aircraft to coincide with the replacement announcement of the 77E fleet bode well for the A359? Sounds like it could to me. I’d say the opposite and had nothing to do with what they will order just a simple cost saving. I’d say personally 2 772 leases extended from...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33250

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Les the delay of the two longhaul aircraft to coincide with the replacement announcement of the 77E fleet bode well for the A359?

Sounds like it could to me.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 36998

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Presumably Boeing will have to first fix the problem and then convince all safety authorities etc of the fix. On top of this, LH will have to assess the damage done to public confidence in the plane and whether the presumably good price on offer is good enough on the balance sheet against the equity...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inner city airline terminals
Replies: 25
Views: 2922

Re: Inner city airline terminals

I used to use Tokyo’s TCAT (Tokyo City Air Terminal) in the 90’s when I lived there. It was great not having to lug all my gear out to Narita to check in. I’d be surprised if it’s not still going.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens if Boeing is forced to replace the 737 immediately?
Replies: 24
Views: 4935

Re: What happens if Boeing is forced to replace the 737 immediately?

I think the modification requirements of the FAA, EASA and airlines will determine the severity and timeline of the modification, but there will be a modification.If the MAX will be fine and a simple software fix will instantly be accepted? There's certainly a lot of hope out there. And there's cle...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33250

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

When is NZ supposed to be announcing the 77E replacement?

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by Motorhussy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?
Replies: 102
Views: 13783

Re: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?

Their A330's are also relatively new and have plenty of life left in them, no need to replace them now. The 359 is not comparable to the 789, airlines like KLM are operating both types. I thought KL had chosen to stay with 787 only and that all the A359’s were now going to AF. But you’re right in t...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?
Replies: 102
Views: 13783

Re: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?

Why the A350? Because the 787 can’t uplift the same heavy combination of passengers and freight that AY needs to shift between Asia and Finland that the A350 can.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is YVR-SCL possible by AC for Asia-South America connection?
Replies: 17
Views: 3108

Re: Is YVR-SCL possible by AC for Asia-South America connection?

YYZ is already a busy Chile-Asia stop and YVR-LIM-SCL was operated by CP I think. An Asia-YVR-SCL would have to compete with European, ME, Oceania and other north american airlines flying to SCL almost all offering a 1-stop routing all averaging the same travel time. Unless mining links between the...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33250

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Looks like the CAA is joining the crowd to ground the MAX. https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/384616/caa-suspends-operations-of-boeing-737-max-8-aircraft-both-in-and-out-of-nz I’m surprised it’s limited to the Max-8 and not all models. I’m not saying that there are issues with them just that t...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 777X RC Model
Replies: 2
Views: 2688

Re: 777X RC Model

Wow that’s some dedication, and is pretty cool.

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