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by milan320
Fri Jan 07, 2005 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 747 And A380 Inaugural Passenger Flights
Replies: 35
Views: 6955

RE: The 747 And A380 Inaugural Passenger Flights

Don't Chirac, Schroeder and other high-ranking politicians who might be there count as VIPs?
I'd bet anything Chirac will be there.

/Milan

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by milan320
Fri Jan 07, 2005 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 747 And A380 Inaugural Passenger Flights
Replies: 35
Views: 6955

RE: The 747 And A380 Inaugural Passenger Flights

You can bet that Chirac, Schroeder et al. will be in Toulouse for sure. I believe there was a thread on here a few weeks back about the event being televised, but I believe that was for the offical roll-out ceremony. Cheers! /Milan  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/get...

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by milan320
Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airport Rent Rate Up 6.5% For This Year
Replies: 14
Views: 3567

RE: Canadian Airport Rent Rate Up 6.5% For This Year

I always thought that with the landing fees going up at <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> and it already being one of the most expensive airports to land in the world, perhaps more airlines would come to <acronym title="M...

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by milan320
Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Planes For LOT?
Replies: 32
Views: 5686

RE: New Planes For LOT?

<b>A350:</b> And don't forget also that <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> was LOT's prime sponsor for getting into Star Alliance. So there could be some additional politics from that side. Additionally though, if in fact LOT does get some maintenance infrastructure, I'm sure they'd b...

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by milan320
Thu Jan 06, 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airport Rent Rate Up 6.5% For This Year
Replies: 14
Views: 3567

RE: Canadian Airport Rent Rate Up 6.5% For This Year

Actually, according to the CBC, <acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYUL), Canada - Quebec">YUL</acronym> costs are supposed to go up by 43% this year, not 30%. Apparently, Ottawa might look into this to remedy the situation. Wonder how true that is.  ...

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by milan320
Thu Jan 06, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's Capt. Robert Piche
Replies: 9
Views: 14788

RE: Air Transat's Capt. Robert Piche

Well when it's time to retire C-GAUN, I hope <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> doesn't put it into the desert, or sell it for scrap, but actually preserve it. Nice piece of history for <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> and Canada. Cheers! /Milan  <img src="/discussions/graphics/sp...

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by milan320
Thu Jan 06, 2005 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Planes For LOT?
Replies: 32
Views: 5686

RE: New Planes For LOT?

A350: I believe LOT maintains their own fleet, but I could be wrong. Just seem to recall reading that somewhere also (can anyone verify this?). I also believe that one of the things that Airbus was offering to LOT, besides pilot training was maintenance infrastructure. (can anyone verify this also?)...

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by milan320
Thu Jan 06, 2005 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Planes For LOT?
Replies: 32
Views: 5686

RE: New Planes For LOT?

Lumber or planes - that's completely irrelevant. A true free market would not impose import quotas or try to lobby to only buy their own. I'd have to say both Europe and the US in the case are guilty. But hey that's what politicans are for. As for Chirac demanding, I don't think he's demanding, simp...

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by milan320
Thu Jan 06, 2005 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's Capt. Robert Piche
Replies: 9
Views: 14788

RE: Air Transat's Capt. Robert Piche

Thanks for the info everyone. Not normally into hero worship, but wouldn't mind meeting/flying on a plane piloted by either one of those 2 fine pilots (Capt. Pearson or Capt. Piche). Well probably won't happen obviously with Capt. Perason as he's retired. I know that Capt. Piche received some flak a...

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by milan320
Thu Jan 06, 2005 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Planes For LOT?
Replies: 32
Views: 5686

RE: New Planes For LOT?

<b><i>Well, it seems that the EU (and France in particular) is turning their "free market" into a political market by demanding that other countries "have to show their European spirit by buying more products of Europe and less from USA."</i></b> Popfly: And the "Buy American" campaigns in various i...

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by milan320
Thu Jan 06, 2005 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's Capt. Robert Piche
Replies: 9
Views: 14788

RE: Air Transat's Capt. Robert Piche

Actually to those who haven't read it yet, the accident investigation report from the Portugese is available (all 103 pages of it in PDF) here: <a href="http://www.gpiaa-portugal-report.com/" target=_blank>http://www.gpiaa-portugal-report.com/</a>. I work fairly close to Dorval/Trudeau and saw Air T...

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by milan320
Thu Jan 06, 2005 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's Capt. Robert Piche
Replies: 9
Views: 14788

Air Transat's Capt. Robert Piche

Does anyone know what happened to Capt. Robert Piche, who piloted the Air Transat "Azores" Glider back in 2001, and avoiding a catastrophe by landing the A330 in the Azores without any power? I remember reading a thread here, that he's still employed by Air Transat but hasn't been flying. Apparently...

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by milan320
Wed Jan 05, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Planes For LOT?
Replies: 32
Views: 5686

RE: New Planes For LOT?

Well according to the article, Airbus makes the claims based on a number of facts: 1. A330-200 has 293 seats vs. 289 for the 7E7 (based on configuration) 2. A330-200 (according to Airbus and the article) is cheaper to implement and can carry more cargo. Whether this true or not, remains to be seen, ...

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by milan320
Wed Jan 05, 2005 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Planes For LOT?
Replies: 32
Views: 5686

RE: New Planes For LOT?

KCFC: Despite Poland's alliance with the US on certain issues, don't forget that Poland's main trading partner is the EU, and not the US. Regardless of whether LOT purchases Airbus or not, Poland is not ignoring the EU. Perhaps a bit off topic now, but Poland recently selected Alstom (which is Frenc...

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by milan320
Tue Jan 04, 2005 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Planes For LOT?
Replies: 32
Views: 5686

RE: New Planes For LOT?

I recall reading in another polish on-line daily that Boeing stated that if LOT didn't submit an order by the end of 2004, Boeing could not guarantee delivery in 2008, as other production slots need to be filled in. I had a look for this article, but to no avail, so I'm just paraphrasing from memory...

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by milan320
Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Buy The Singapore A340-500's?
Replies: 202
Views: 25902

Who Will Buy The Singapore A340-500's?

<b>Slawko: <i>Last I heard <acronym title="Acapulco - General Juan N. Alvarez International (ACA / MMAA), Mexico">ACA</acronym> isnt entirely happy with them either... </i></b> Did you not mean <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>'s 343 by any chance, instead? Just asking, as according to Milton...

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by milan320
Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Safe Is AMS?
Replies: 21
Views: 3452

RE: How Safe Is AMS?

What about SFO? With all those hotels around? Every time I've driven around there, I've never seen any security presence.

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by milan320
Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Planes For LOT?
Replies: 32
Views: 5686

RE: New Planes For LOT?

<i>Keep in mind that this order will be highly politic and that now Poland has become a European member of the European Commonweath , and as Turkey has to show its European spirit. </i> I think FCKC is perfectly correct in this statement. Furthermore, I recall reading in the polish media that some p...

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by milan320
Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Planes For LOT?
Replies: 32
Views: 5686

RE: New Planes For LOT?

<i>Due to announcement of A350 being developed they postponed the decision. </i> Thanks Danny for your response. I figured if anyone would know something more on this, you might as I remember your previous posts on LOT. Do you know if the decision is postponed for an indefinite amount of time (well,...

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by milan320
Tue Jan 04, 2005 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Planes For LOT?
Replies: 32
Views: 5686

New Planes For LOT?

Does anyone know what's going on with the LOT order? I seem to recall reading that a final decision was supposed to be made by Dec. 20th. I also recall a thread mentioning that LOT management decided against the 7E7, and preferred the Airbus. Other rumors suggested that they deffered the decision, p...

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by milan320
Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pets On AC's 319/320/321
Replies: 8
Views: 6537

RE: Pets On AC's 319/320/321

Wow, my first post. Actually I signed up, just so I could answer this question  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> I was flying to Montreal from Edmonton today on ACs 320 and right before doors were secured, <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acro...

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