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by A388
Thu May 02, 2002 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death Of The Trijets- RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 4036

RE: Death Of The Trijets- RIP

I agree with all of you. The days of the Trijets are sadly enough coming to an end. I loved the L-1011, especially the ones from Eastern Airlines, PSA (which I never got to see, short time in operation with PSA) and TWA (old livery). They are all missed  <img src="/discussions/graphics/crying.g...

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by A388
Wed May 01, 2002 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bwia Plans Manchester Flights From July 2002...
Replies: 10
Views: 1817

RE: Bwia Plans Manchester Flights From July 2002...

BWIA is indeed planning to introduce Manchester to its network as soon as their A340-300s will be delivered this summer (July). This of course pending UK government approval. Sad to see many airlines disposing of the L-1011s as I like the Tristars  <img src="/discussions/graphics/crying.gif" AL...

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by A388
Wed May 01, 2002 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britannia And The A330?!
Replies: 6
Views: 2439

RE: Britannia And The A330?!

Interesting indeed, I don't know much about Britannia. They already operate a fleet of 737-800s so you would guess the 767-400ER would be more interesting, but if Airbus can give a competitive offer to Britannia it would be interesting for Britannia as well. Airbus may pursuade Britannia to replace ...

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by A388
Mon Apr 29, 2002 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-300NG
Replies: 15
Views: 1382

RE: 767-300NG

Lindy and Patches, I agree with you as well. Boeing should have come with "Next Generation" 767's at the time the 767-400 was launched. I posted this topic before and got different views on it. In my opinion Boeing is still lacking behind Airbus, with Airbus winning more orders from airlines who are...

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by A388
Mon Apr 29, 2002 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirCalin A330-200
Replies: 3
Views: 1928

AirCalin A330-200

Hi everybody, I remember reading in the news a while ago that AirCalin (Air Caledonie International) of French Polynesia had ordered or leased one Airbus A330-200 directly from Airbus or second-hand to replace its current single A310-300. Does anyone have more information on this? I checked their we...

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by A388
Mon Apr 29, 2002 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Of This, I Dislike The A330
Replies: 91
Views: 5449

RE: Because Of This, I Dislike The A330

The Edelweiss livery indeed is a great livery which attracts attention immediately. I have to agree with the rest that NBC's arguments are based on nothing. The A330 is a good aircraft, taking over the 767 market if Boeing does not come up with something new. Let us discuss good topics. Disliking an...

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by A388
Sun Apr 28, 2002 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss A340 - Where Comes The Money From?
Replies: 162
Views: 4617

RE: Swiss A340 - Where Comes The Money From?

I absolutely agree with you OO-AOG, I will put you on my respected users list as well, if you don't mind. SR did manage to keep SN alive for some more years by investing in SN. After SR's investment in SN, SN did manage to be profitable for one year. SN would probably be bankrupt much sooner if it w...

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by A388
Fri Apr 26, 2002 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines (for The Ones Who Remember)
Replies: 54
Views: 15085

RE: Eastern Airlines (for The Ones Who Remember)

WOW, thanks for the information everybody. I didn't expect to receive so much replies. All of you have given me fantastic information. I really liked Eastern Airlines, as I have flown with them in 1984. I really regret I never got the chance to fly on their L-1011s. I bought a 1:400 scale model of t...

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by A388
Thu Apr 25, 2002 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines (for The Ones Who Remember)
Replies: 54
Views: 15085

Eastern Airlines (for The Ones Who Remember)

Hi everybody, I want to write an article about Eastern Airlines. I can't find websites that describe Eastern Airlines' entire history or facts of this airline. I only know they operated a fleet of Lockheed L-1011-1s, DC-10-30s (for a short while), A300B4, B757-200s, B727-200s, DC-9-32s and I can eve...

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by A388
Wed Apr 24, 2002 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Manufacturer Contracts
Replies: 3
Views: 1457

Airline Manufacturer Contracts

Hi everybody, I have read it several times in this forum that some aircraft manufacturers have exclusive contracts with airlines regarding aircraft purchasing. I remember someone telling Delta Airlines has such a contract with Boeing. Looking at American Airlines and Continental Airlines who also ha...

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by A388
Wed Apr 24, 2002 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Take The AA Planespotting Quiz!
Replies: 77
Views: 3258

RE: Take The AA Planespotting Quiz!

8 out of 8 here. I was hoping for more difficult pictures where you really should focus on details, but funny game. Bring on a new game  Smile

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by A388
Tue Apr 23, 2002 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Airlines
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

RE: Syrian Airlines

Syrian Air still excists, you probably looked it up with the wrong airline name. Anyway, this is my first time I add a photo to one of my messages, so hope it works. See the photo below of an Airbus A320 of Syrian Air <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=188293" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" s...

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by A388
Sat Apr 20, 2002 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM New Orders
Replies: 19
Views: 1853

RE: KLM New Orders

I have to agree with Scorpio. One main reason KLM is looking at the Airbus A330-200 is it's cargo capacity. The Boeing 767-400 just can't top the cargo capacity the Airbus A330 has. Besides this, the Airbus A330-200 has a much higher range than the Boeing 767-400, unless Boeing decides to go ahead w...

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by A388
Sat Apr 06, 2002 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A340 @ SXM
Replies: 30
Views: 2747

RE: AF A340 @ SXM

Boeing727, AOM used the A340 on the St. Maarten route in the past so I assume it is possible to operate the A340 to St. Maarten as these flights have high passenger load factors especially in the summer season. Operating the A340 on the St. Maarten route is not unusual. If fully loaded 747's and 767...

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by A388
Mon Apr 01, 2002 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-200´s For BA, UAL Would Not Be Unlogical IMO
Replies: 41
Views: 3626

RE: A330-200´s For BA, UAL Would Not Be Unlogical IMO

Keesje, I agree with you that the 777 cannot be compared with the A330 but I can't agree with you that the 767 is not in the same category as the A330. The 767 and A330 are indeed in the same category as Boeing and Airbus themselves compare these aircraft with each other and promoting them as direct...

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by A388
Sun Mar 31, 2002 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767X Falling Behind?
Replies: 9
Views: 2842

RE: 767X Falling Behind?

I agree with all of you. I would also like to see airlines operating different aircraft types, like in the '80's. I also agree with Dutchjet on the question wether a new "Next Generation" 767 will launched or announced by Boeing. I just was only wondering why Boeing doesn't seem to worry so much at ...

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by A388
Sun Mar 31, 2002 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767X Falling Behind?
Replies: 9
Views: 2842

767X Falling Behind?

767X falling behind? I have noticed that some airlines have selected the Airbus A330 as replacements for their Boeing 767 fleets. I know that politics are involved in one way or the other in some of these cases, but I think many of these Boeing 767 operators have choosen the Airbus A330 because Boei...

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by A388
Sun Mar 24, 2002 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 744 QLR: Eight Orders So Far
Replies: 15
Views: 2710

RE: 744 QLR: Eight Orders So Far

KLM could indeed be a potential customer for the 747-400QLR in Europe. BA should also be watched but the 777 also has a bright future with BA I think, with more orders for the 777. The 773 could be a nice replacement for the BA's 747 fleet.

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by A388
Sun Mar 24, 2002 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bwia A340 May Visit Yyz!
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

RE: Bwia A340 May Visit Yyz!

I also expected BWIA to order the B767-300ER or 767-400ER as this would fit in with their 737-800 fleet, except for the engine types. I also thought the A340-300 would be too big for BWIA, but who am I tell  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> I'm also looking to fly BWIA's ...

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by A388
Sun Mar 24, 2002 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA Ever Buy/Lease Airbus Long Haul Aircraft?
Replies: 43
Views: 4742

RE: Will BA Ever Buy/Lease Airbus Long Haul Aircraft?

I read an article about the strategy of BA. The airline's CEO mentioned that BA was not interested in the A380 as this aircraft is too big for BA and does not fit in with BA's long term strategy which focuses on adding more frequencies rather than adding more capacity. BA indicated they were interes...

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by A388
Thu Mar 21, 2002 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline CEO's
Replies: 18
Views: 1442

Airline CEO's

Hi everybody, I am doing a research on the world's best Chief Executive Officers in the aviation industry. I was wondering if you know websites that focus on the histories of leading CEO's of the past and present. I can't to find any website. Who are your favourite CEO's and why? I find mr. Conrad A...

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by A388
Fri Nov 30, 2001 2:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fly By Wire?
Replies: 0
Views: 1617

Fly By Wire?

I read an article which discussed the possibility of better computer technologies in cockpits to reduce the likeliness of an airliner to crash because of terrorist attacks. In this article they mentioned the fly by wire technology currently used on Airbus aircraft. The professor said the fly by wire...

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by A388
Tue Oct 02, 2001 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo Industry Affected?
Replies: 1
Views: 999

Cargo Industry Affected?

Many people are talking about what will happen with the aviation industry because of the terrorist attacks in the U.S. I haven't heard much on the impact of these attacks on the air cargo industry. How will this affect cargo operators? I think the attacks will have little impact on the cargo industr...

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by A388
Sun Sep 30, 2001 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MD-90
Replies: 22
Views: 2213

RE: The MD-90

Air Aruba also flew with two MD90 leased from Aserca Airlines of Venezuela. To my knowledge they were the only MD90 operators in the Caribbean and South America. Unfortunately Air Aruba seized operations and I don't know if Aserca Airlines still flies the MD90. Air Aruba called their MD90's "Mickey ...

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by A388
Thu Sep 27, 2001 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380, What Will Happen Now?
Replies: 0
Views: 1711

A380, What Will Happen Now?

Hi everybody, I will write an article about the A380. Airlines were experiencing bad times this year and with the terrorist attacks in the U.S. the whole aviation industry is suffering with airlines and even aircraft manufacturers announcing major cutbacks. What influence/ impact will all these fact...

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by A388
Sun May 27, 2001 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Routes
Replies: 34
Views: 1957

RE: A380 Routes

I agree with all the routes mentioned, maybe Brazil could see an A380 but I'm not sure. Possibly Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro. As for the special liveries, I think one of the airlines (if not more) who ordered the A380 will definitely apply special colours to their first A380 to promote the A380. I ...

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by A388
Wed May 23, 2001 12:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Specific Airbus And Boeing Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 4159

RE: Specific Airbus And Boeing Problems

I agree with you. It wasn't my intention to get to know which aircraft is "better" or "worse". I know that all aircraft types have their "moments". I just think it's unjustified that Airbus is still being criticized based on accidents/ incidents from the past which involved the computer systems. Bot...

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by A388
Mon May 21, 2001 8:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Specific Airbus And Boeing Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 4159

Specific Airbus And Boeing Problems

Does anyone know examples of typical Airbus problems and typical Boeing problems? I heard one problem of the A320 is its landing gear which some times fails to retract after take-off, but haven't heard of a problem which is typical for Boeing aircraft. Please tell me any specific Boeing problems and...

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