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by nikeson13
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251950

Re: CSeries - Flight Test And Production (Part 12)

MSN 50014, will roll out this Friday according to Sylvain. 5th CSeries destined for Swiss. It was flown for the first time on 2016-11-05. I think was Sylvain meant is that it will be delivered to Swiss on Friday. Source: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... view#gid=0 Thanks dash, makes much...

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by nikeson13
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251950

Re: CSeries - Flight Test And Production (Part 12)

MSN 50014, will roll out this Friday according to Sylvain. 5th CSeries destined for Swiss.

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by nikeson13
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251950

Re: CSeries - Flight Test And Production (Part 12)

According to Transport Canada website, I couldn't find anything about C-FPHB, C-FPGP, or MSN 50007-9. But it also seems that the 1st frame for airBaltic doesn't show up anywhere, so that seems useless. Can't find any record anywhere except those photos.

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by nikeson13
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes currently being manufactured in the 20-40 seat range
Replies: 56
Views: 14035

Re: Planes currently being manufactured in the 20-40 seat range

While there are many bigger (ATR42,CRJ200) and smaller (DHC6-4, L410NG) there is not real production variant between 20-50 seats currently available out there that is economical. There is the demand for one to replace older aircraft in that range (EMB120, Q200/300, ERJ135) but with the costs of plan...

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by nikeson13
Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251950

Re: CSeries - Flight Test And Production (Part 12)

We don't really know why exactly BBD chose to start with 50010 instead of 50007. 07 to 09 are probably going to another customer, but we don't know who. Possibly BBD saw what happened with Boeing and the "terrible teens" 787s and thus made a gap in production to have the first commercial ...

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by nikeson13
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where did hovercraft go at SFO-OAK?
Replies: 20
Views: 5666

Re: Where did hovercraft go at SFO-OAK?

Probably went to the Coast Guard station at SFO, theres a boat ramp located there. Probably then took a bus across the field to the terminals.

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by nikeson13
Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next aircraft program at Bombardier
Replies: 156
Views: 25204

Re: Next aircraft program at Bombardier

If they were to have a new program, it would have to be the CS500. It would easily sell well at great numbers. Or we can see something completely radical, like a MOM model ;)

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by nikeson13
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251950

Re: CSeries - Flight Test And Production (Part 12)

Yup DL execs saw it yesterday, definitely a familiarity visit. But it was only on the ground for an hour. C-GWXZ (50005) has been doing a lot of different routes lately, currently in Albany. Looking at the test aircraft, 55001, 50001, 50003, 50004, and 50006 have had little/no flying over the last c...

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by nikeson13
Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do You Use An Airline App On Your Smartphone?
Replies: 36
Views: 2655

Re: Do You Use An Airline App On Your Smartphone?

I currently have B6, DL and UA on my phone, they all have their various advantages, my favorite is UA, because it has the feature of being able to determine where the inbound plane is coming from and when it will arrive, even to go back a couple of flights. this proves very useful at places like OR...

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by nikeson13
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 737-MAX8 too big for Cayman Airways?
Replies: 15
Views: 3837

Re: Is the 737-MAX8 too big for Cayman Airways?

Cayman operates a fleet of 4 737-300, 2 saab340, and 2 DHC-6. Oh, I only know about one Saab 340, VP-CKI (340B-421), can you help me with the 2nd? They originally have one, but that was damaged twice earlier this year https://www.caymancompass.com/2016/07/20/cayman-airways-seeks-another-new-plane/ ...

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by nikeson13
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss is satisfied with CS100 operations
Replies: 36
Views: 15402

Re: Swiss is satisfied with CS100 operations

Here is a new summary about this topic from a report from beginning of October: ⋅ Overall the airline is very happy ⋅ Regarding teething issues the phase in has been spectacularly smooth (compared with new aircraft in general, but also in particular compared with the Saab 2000 i...

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by nikeson13
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces LGW-OAK service
Replies: 93
Views: 13254

Re: BA announces LGW-OAK service

LGW has many cities that are NOT offered by BA thru LHR due to often being a more leisure destination, so there IS connecting opportunities. Going to Italy for example, NAP, CTA, GOA, VRN, BRI, CAG and TRN are only direct from LGW and not LHR, which is a massive number of destinations in one country...

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by nikeson13
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322171

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

When looking at the GTI route, I notice that they have twice had delays of 3-5 hours with their 763 on that route in October. According to a recent court filing, Amazon requires a 98 percent reliability in its contracts with the individual airlines. Stumbled on this link , not sure of the significa...

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by nikeson13
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322171

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

So thats a new route ABE-RDF, and RDF-ONT is already daily correct?
Also seeing ATN3022, ONT-ABE

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by nikeson13
Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322171

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Heres the map as of right now:
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by nikeson13
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Launches BOS-LGA With A Twist
Replies: 42
Views: 7864

Re: JetBlue Launches BOS-LGA With A Twist

All low-cost things that won't make a massive dent into the pocket books but will give higher loads. 1&2) increased costs but a good addition 3) Such a short flight that not many people will drink more than one, plus other people may not know about the perk (unless they announce it onboard) 4) J...

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by nikeson13
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM up gauging SLC to 787
Replies: 7
Views: 2911

Re: KLM up gauging SLC to 787

I know someone who's a Diamond on DL and lives near SLC, when I told him that KLM was coming to him he was shocked in disbelief. Its his primary route to Europe now, hope he'll be happy to see it become even better with that 789! Side note: why upgrade instead of daily or 5x weekly? Lack of a/c at K...

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by nikeson13
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251950

Re: CSeries - Flight Test And Production (Part 12)

Expanding on what iamluck said, Spirit said this about their A319s (145 seats): "They do have certain mission-critical use for us. And at the right price, they're very effective airplanes." Seems like theres still a need for a plane smaller than 180 seats in their plans. Specifically on th...

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by nikeson13
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL President: DL Ready to Launch Long-range Low-cost Flights
Replies: 64
Views: 11730

Re: DL President: DL Ready to Launch Long-range Low-cost Flights

Maybe they still have paint stencils for Song. Wow totally forgot Song. Had good memories flying back east on Song as a kid, possibly SFO-BOS, and seeing those IFE in the seats was the craziest and best thing ever. Would love to see them back, but doubt they'll create another completely different b...

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by nikeson13
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reduces SFO
Replies: 60
Views: 10542

Re: Etihad reduces SFO

Interesting how DFW had been 3-4 weekly since inception and they decide to make it daily at the expense of SFO. EY is short on LH aircraft and IMO, they decided to fight for market share at DFW from QR and EK. If it works out, good for them. I do believe though, SFO will return to daily flights nex...

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by nikeson13
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Hartford/Bradley (BDL)?
Replies: 37
Views: 4080

Re: What's next for Hartford/Bradley (BDL)?

Hopefully a reestablishment of SFO-BDL on UA... Seems like a good add, good alternative for parts of the NE that isn't BOS and EWR. But then again with UA having a lot of capacity on SFO-EWR/BOS, being weaker at BDL compared to DL/WN/B6/AA, and having capacity constraints at SFO during peak hours, ...

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by nikeson13
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN adds SLC-SMF/BUR
Replies: 23
Views: 2847

Re: WN adds SLC-SMF/BUR

a little bit of the dartboard routes here? I guess to only compete against Delta is kind of attractive, not too long plenty of people headed between the metro areas. Excellent news for customers as average fares will drop. I can't speak for BUR, but for SMF this makes a ton of sense to grow out of ...

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by nikeson13
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322171

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

There had been a rumor that Amazon wanted another 20 763s, to be placed with a third carrier. We will see, as no other carrier has popped up yet. Certainly the incumbent carriers have the ability to adjust things as the ramp-up progresses, if they are doing a good job and Amazon wants it. I get why...

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by nikeson13
Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322171

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

This is crazy. The amount of cargo service that some airports are getting now is insane. Stockton has gone from only GA and the daily G4 to 5 a day 767 service, and Wilmington going all GA after DHL's pullout to something like 9 daily is crazy. Love to see them out locally at SCK, and hope they brin...

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by nikeson13
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ's Latest Problem: Getting The MRJ To The US
Replies: 123
Views: 30254

Re: MRJ's Latest Problem: Getting The MRJ To The US

Anyone know what type the chase plane is? It was actually the MU-300 Diamond for a few years being produced and designed by Mitsubishi until Beechcraft bought the production rights from them and made it the Hawker/Beechjet 400. I think the point was to have 2 Mitsubishi products fly side-by-side fo...

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by nikeson13
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remote pax loading coming to SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 13305

Re: Remote pax loading coming to SFO

SFO is kinda in a tight spot, but they got to figure out something soon to keep ahead of demand cause that little extension they want to do along the BART rail line from Int. G won't do much. Brought up the possibility of remote stands in another thread, great to see them possibly going through wit...

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by nikeson13
Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remote pax loading coming to SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 13305

Re: Remote pax loading coming to SFO

Unless SFO gives UA a hell of a deal to move their MX somewhere else, theres no way that area is gonna become another terminal. A key factor about SFO for UA was for the mx they could do there which saved time and money (recall UA used to do some mx over at OAK, but they got rid of that in favor of ...

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by nikeson13
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with longhaul from Barcelona - EWR, OAK, LAX, FLL
Replies: 65
Views: 8860

Re: Norwegian with longhaul fra Barcelona - EWR, OAK, LAX, FLL

Wow somewhat surprised by OAK, but not really since the Bay Area is lacking service to Spain. OAK will definitely need more international gates with BCN, CPH, LGW, ARN, and OSL on DY, Y4 to multiple Mexican destinations, and S4 to LIS and PDL.

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by nikeson13
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Routes 2016 and beyond
Replies: 88
Views: 12045

Re: UA Routes 2016 and beyond

What about SFO-Caribbean? I know that with IAH the odds are pretty low, but I know during seasonal times theres easily enough traffic to justify at least a couple weekly direct flights to a few islands.

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by nikeson13
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gate Space at SFO's International Terminal- how is it?
Replies: 21
Views: 3097

Re: Gate Space at SFO's International Terminal- how is it?

Given that it will be several years before new International gates will be added. Is it likely for SFO to look into parking international flights remotely and busing passengers to the terminal? This will provide short term solution tot he gate issue. The apron west of Terminal G comes to mind. Yeah...

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by nikeson13
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gate Space at SFO's International Terminal- how is it?
Replies: 21
Views: 3097

Re: Gate Space at SFO's International Terminal- how is it?

Sort-of related: when is EI moving from G to A? I assume the intention is that EI will cosy up to their IAG BA buddy and use common back offices, ticketing counters, check-in staff, lounges, etc? I don't think they will anytime soon. EI has a codeshare with UA on this route, and I'm pretty sure the...

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by nikeson13
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO T3 West Modernization
Replies: 15
Views: 2678

Re: SFO T3 West Modernization

What about the cargo ramps north of International G? I think they were intended for cargo operators but most of those operate out of the cargo space more north by the BA Cargo building and the larger ramp where DHL/UPS operate out of. As of what I can tell, its pretty much used solely for parking fo...

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by nikeson13
Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United - More Long Haul Expansion at SFO?
Replies: 70
Views: 10867

Re: United - More Long Haul Expansion at SFO?

SFO-FCO/MXP is easily one of the largest untapped markets for the summer. Flew DL FCO-JFK-SFO last month and saw almost 25%-40% of my first leg on the second one. AZ used to have seasonal SFO-MXP in the summer but cut it when they went bankrupt. Theres over 1.5 million Italians in California with a ...

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by nikeson13
Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251950

Re: CSeries - Flight Test And Production (Part 12)

On LX390/391 today, she climbed to FL400/410 over France... wow. and it seems that after a week in service LX has dialed it in. Great for LX and BBD!

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by nikeson13
Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domestic widebodies to Hawaii?
Replies: 15
Views: 6291

Re: Domestic widebodies to Hawaii?

This is probably not all true for year-round, but this is what I'm see right now: UA SFO-HNL 1.7x 772 (UA1175 has 2 flights/week on 752s) ORD-HNL 1x 772 DEN-HNL 1x 772 EWR-HNL 1x 764 IAH-HNL 1x 772 LAX-HNL 1x 772 DL ATL-HNL 1x A333 LAX-HNL 1x 763 ATL-SLC-HNL 1x 763 AA DFW-HNL 2x 763 DFW-OGG 2x 763 H...

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by nikeson13
Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322171

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Looked up the 2nd daily flight to SCK and found this article that states that ATN will also connect SCK to CLT and will add a 3rd daily flight to the airport tentatively starting August 8th, but its not clear on the exact routing to connect it to CLT. Isn't CLT not in the Aerosmith network currently?

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by nikeson13
Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA to acquire two additional 717s
Replies: 36
Views: 8140

Re: HA to acquire two additional 717s

The question on the future of HA's 717 Inter Island fleet always comes up here every half year or so, and the same issues keep coming up. As many have said here already, the RR BR715 engines are bad with the engine overhauls, but those engines are exactly what makes them work for DL and HA. The big ...

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by nikeson13
Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the CS100 be able to fly intercontinental from LCY?
Replies: 12
Views: 5103

Re: Will the CS100 be able to fly intercontinental from LCY?

The airport expansion proposal shows extending the 4 CS100/A318 capable stands into the water along taxiway C to add 7 CS100-size stands (the aircraft depicted in the blueprints have CS100 written on the wings) to bring a total of 10 smaller stands that already exist (Q400/ATR/E-Jet) and 11 larger o...

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by nikeson13
Tue May 17, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Amazon Destination: SEA?
Replies: 30
Views: 4318

RE: New Amazon Destination: SEA?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dlramp4life" class="quote" target="_blank">dlramp4life</a> (<a href="#27" class="quote">Reply 27</a>):<br/><i>What kind of facilities are needed...

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by nikeson13
Thu May 05, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YMM Fire: Flights Cancelled, Airport Threatened?
Replies: 64
Views: 15226

RE: YMM Fire: Flights Cancelled, Airport Threatened?

just looked at traffic in & out of Fort MacKay... <acronym title="WestJet (Canada)">WS</acronym> has a 737 and 738 inbound, two flights outbound of the same types, as well as Suncore Energy inbound with 2x CRJ9s and North Cariboo inbound w/ RJ1H. Seems to be about 2-5 frames on the ground right ...

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by nikeson13
Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines To Agree With Funds
Replies: 50
Views: 9785

RE: United Airlines To Agree With Funds

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tozairport" class="quote" target="_blank">tozairport</a> (<a href="#36" class="quote">Reply 36</a>):<br/><i> They would throw him under the bus ...

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by nikeson13
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 For King Of Swaziland
Replies: 47
Views: 18578

RE: A340 For King Of Swaziland

Whats more surprising to me is the price of the plane. <i>From the article linked originally–</i> <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>Swaziland has identified a jet worth <b>$12.987 million</b...

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by nikeson13
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Sold Two E190s To Boeing?
Replies: 21
Views: 11001

RE: Air Canada Sold Two E190s To Boeing?

Part of the deal on the AC order for 737MAXs

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by nikeson13
Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RE: Delta To Place Narrowbody Order Part 1
Replies: 201
Views: 39062

RE: Delta To Place Narrowbody Order Part 1

A forum I found linked on twitter is <a href="http://www.airlinepilotforums.com/delta/94251-dal-about-announce-c-series-order-4.html" target="_blank"> here </a> and concerning the E190s, a post in the forum (pg.3) stated that the order is on hold with a possible cancellation. Hope BBD pulls this off...

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by nikeson13
Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter To Test Winnipeg (YWG) Market
Replies: 16
Views: 2088

RE: Porter To Test Winnipeg (YWG) Market

A test to see if they can use the CS100s on order somewhere other than YTZ...?

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by nikeson13
Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Air Network Modifications 4/1/16
Replies: 30
Views: 6423

RE: Amazon Air Network Modifications 4/1/16

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/geg2rap" class="quote" target="_blank">geg2rap</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i> Anyone got insight on this?</i></font></t...

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by nikeson13
Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Air Network Modifications 4/1/16
Replies: 30
Views: 6423

RE: Amazon Air Network Modifications 4/1/16

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DiamondFlyer" class="quote" target="_blank">DiamondFlyer</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>It was never going to be an over...

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by nikeson13
Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Air Network Modifications 4/1/16
Replies: 30
Views: 6423

RE: Amazon Air Network Modifications 4/1/16

Totally missed the transfer of <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym> to <acronym title="Stockton - Metropolitan (SCK / KSCK), USA - California">SCK</acronym>! great for my hometown, but much more logical for Amazon. Hope Amazon bri...

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by nikeson13
Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China Applies For PVG-SJC Service
Replies: 46
Views: 8047

RE: Air China Applies For PVG-SJC Service

I flew <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> SJD -<acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym> coming home from New Year's trip and when we arrived (afternoon, not sure exactly when) we came into a swing gate, and i...

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by nikeson13
Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News: Possible MH370 Part Found Near Mozambique
Replies: 204
Views: 57955

RE: News: Possible MH370 Part Found Near Mozambique

On Victor Iannello's twitter, there is numerous other images at various angles and views <ul><li><a href="http://twitter.com/RadiantPhysics/status/705112102734696448" target="_blank">clear view of frontside w/ reference scale</a> </li><li><a href="http://twitter.com/RadiantPhysics/status/70519246456...

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