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by MoKa777
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs
Replies: 69
Views: 16311

Re: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs

KE needs to change their seating configuration mentality. They plan to reduce F. Great. They should completely get rid of it if they can. And on some aircraft, F was never adequately differentiated from J. Being the same seat... KE needs to move away from the Apex J seat. Arguably one of the best J ...

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by MoKa777
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace CEO charged in U.S. with fraud, money laundering
Replies: 30
Views: 5625

Re: Air Peace CEO charged in U.S. with fraud, money laundering

raylee67 wrote:
Dear Embraer,
I am a Nigerian Prince with 500 billion USD locked in a bank account. If you deposit 20 E2-195 into my airport at Lagos, they promise they will unlock the bank account and I will split that sum with you.
Yours sincerely
Air Peace


Hahaha! :trophy:

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by MoKa777
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the aircraft engines average life expectations compared to the aircraft itself ?
Replies: 32
Views: 6881

Re: What are the aircraft life expectations compared to the aircraft itself ?

Mods may want to edit the title to include "engines". Interesting question robby31. I'd like to know too. A lot of the time it seems that when aircraft are scrapped, the engines are removed and live on. Are these engines usually as old as the aircraft itself or were the engines replaced at...

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by MoKa777
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 244
Views: 61057

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread

What are these 6 77Ws about? Thought they had taken the delivery of the last 77W a year or so ago. They even issued a press release to this effect: Emirates takes delivery of its last Boeing 777-300ER aircraft Emirates celebrated an important fleet milestone with the delivery of the final Boeing 77...

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by MoKa777
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiad Airways a350 and Avianca A330 stored in BOD
Replies: 29
Views: 10267

Re: Ethiad Airways a350 and Avianca A330 stored in BOD

This week we've heard that they will still take the 777X and with mention of only 51 787 in total, they aren't likely to take all the 787 they ordered. To be pedantic, Etihad only confirmed that they still have all their 77X “on order”. They didn’t confirm they would take delivery of them all. A su...

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by MoKa777
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiad Airways a350 and Avianca A330 stored in BOD
Replies: 29
Views: 10267

Re: Ethiad Airways a350 and Avianca A330 stored in BOD

Etihad has not formaly cancelled any Boeing planes yet, so we cannot say anything on how many 777X and 787 they will take at the end of the day. They have already delayed plenty of 787s over the last couple years, and future known delivery slots have now dried up. It's not likely that they will tak...

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by MoKa777
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Other Manufacturers Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 49
Views: 15903

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Other Manufacturers Orders, announcements and discussion thread

NameOmitted wrote:
Ok, I'm showing my ignorance here. If DH4 is the DHC-8 400, what would the Viking DHC-4 be? What is the designation for thee DHC-6 400?


oh no, I'm also a little confused.

And can we still call it Q400?

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by MoKa777
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA may launch GRU-DOH
Replies: 25
Views: 4024

Re: LA may launch GRU-DOH

Will another carrier operating the route make any meaningful difference as far the blockade is concerned? Is a third party carrier starting or ending its flight in Qatar allowed to overfly Saudi Arabia/UAE/Bahrain/Egypt (the countries I believe are part of the blockade)? I don't think so. LA has th...

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by MoKa777
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 205
Views: 54095

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread

“ He adds: "That 20 [orders] are still out there. That could be [Boeing] 787s, could be A330neos, could be A350-1000s." The possibility of Emirates ordering 20 more A350s (to take them to 70) would be amusingly ironic. In fact it’s doubly ironic given they ordered A380s to replace the can...

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by MoKa777
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA may launch GRU-DOH
Replies: 25
Views: 4024

Re: LA may launch GRU-DOH

Will another carrier operating the route make any meaningful difference as far the blockade is concerned?

Is a third party carrier starting or ending its flight in Qatar allowed to overfly Saudi Arabia/UAE/Bahrain/Egypt (the countries I believe are part of the blockade)?

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by MoKa777
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Updating Their Livery
Replies: 124
Views: 26811

Re: American Airlines Updating Their Livery

Antarius wrote:
gatibosgru wrote:
I must be the only person that doesn't mind the current livery.


I think it looks excellent.


I agree with both of you!

American Airlines Anonymous. The AAA.

Hi, my name's MoKa777 and I DON'T dislike the new AA livery...

*gasp*

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by MoKa777
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exit doors on A321neo (Cabin Flex), B739(ER) and Boeing 737 MAX 9/10
Replies: 35
Views: 7043

Re: Exit doors on A321neo (Cabin Flex), B739(ER) and Boeing 737 MAX 9/10

The reason Airbus deleted 2L/R was to allow airlines more flexibility for 2-class layouts with lie-flat seating. The A321 was initially designed for recliners or extra legroom seats towards the front of the cabin, not the much larger housings of something like the Thomson Vantage which need particu...

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by MoKa777
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Airshow thread
Replies: 52
Views: 7620

Re: Dubai Airshow thread

In his latest interview, Sir Tim Clark insists that the A330NEO which is supposed to enter Emirates fleet next year, won’t be delivered Until he gets the engines that he wants. Sir Tim Clark says the aircraft is a perfect fit in EK’s network and will be used on routes such as to Bahrain and Muscat ...

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by MoKa777
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what if there had not been aircraft delivery problems
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

Re: what if there had not been aircraft delivery problems

Although, I feel I am still not satisfactorily answering your questions, hahaha!

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by MoKa777
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what if there had not been aircraft delivery problems
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

Re: what if there had not been aircraft delivery problems

Market reality would have taken over at some point. If there were no 787 delays, in all likelihood, Airbus would not have been able to ramp up production of the A330 the way they did. Or, if the A330ceo maintained the popularity it has had even if the 787 was on time, Boeing would have to have recon...

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by MoKa777
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Airshow thread
Replies: 52
Views: 7620

Re: Dubai Airshow thread

lightsaber wrote:
I just have a gut feel this might be the last big Dubai airshow.

Lightsaber


I have a gut feeling that the last big Dubai air show is already behind us....

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by MoKa777
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what if there had not been aircraft delivery problems
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

Re: what if there had not been aircraft delivery problems

It's interesting to consider this particular "What if..?" I'll just touch on two. (My opinions below are just that - my opinions.) A380: The A380 was delayed by over a year but had it been delivered on schedule, I don't believe anything would have changed for the programme. The issues that...

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by MoKa777
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM's first 787 with the new cabins
Replies: 20
Views: 6094

Re: LATAM's first 787 with the new cabins

Elgorou wrote:
30 Business , 57 Latam +, 216 Economy


Thank you!

Wow, even with the 30 Vantage XL J they manage over 300 total pax on a 789. Nice.

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by MoKa777
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM's first 787 with the new cabins
Replies: 20
Views: 6094

Re: LATAM's first 787 with the new cabins

Any info on seating configuration?

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by MoKa777
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay group to give some of their A321neo order to HK Express
Replies: 9
Views: 2113

Re: Cathay group to give some of their A321neo order to HK Express

To me, this is a smart move. CX have a premium regional brand in Cathay Dragon and now also an LCC in HK Express. Both operate A32X family aircraft so CX can place aircraft with whom it makes sense. Maybe there are plans for even more A333 to be transferred to KA so A321neo may not be needed. What e...

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by MoKa777
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IndiGo, Qatar Airways sign codeshare agreement
Replies: 51
Views: 5762

Re: Updated: IndiGo, Qatar Airways sign codeshare agreement

Henceforth, I am unable to can with QR and their announcements....

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by MoKa777
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada outlines leased Air Transat A330 service in W19
Replies: 24
Views: 3595

Re: Air Canada outlines leased Air Transat A330 service in W19

Yeah, I'd love to know the seat configuration plans for these planes.

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by MoKa777
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Capital Markets Day 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 8406

Re: IAG Capital Markets Day 2019

BA777FO wrote:
Someone asked about 787-10 config:

F8/J48/W35/M165 total: 256



Thank you for the configuration info. I have been waiting for this!

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by MoKa777
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline
Replies: 118
Views: 26397

Re: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline

This is no A vs B debate. This is Ben Smith finally starting to do some serious work on getting AF/KL profitable. If you read the interview in the dutch media (in dutch): https://www.volkskrant.nl/nieuws-achtergrond/ben-smith-van-klm-een-b-merk-maken-waarom-zouden-we-dat-doen~bcaca48f/ One referenc...

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by MoKa777
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 245737

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Of course it was going to end up with an Asian airline so they can put on massive decals saying it’s the 1000th. Singapore Airlines took the 1000th 747 too. Pretty surprised they are taking 1000th 787 too, I would've thought it would be one of Qatar, American, ANA or United since they're biggest bu...

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by MoKa777
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VietJet to order up to 20 A321XLR
Replies: 10
Views: 2462

Re: VietJet to order up to 20 A321XLR

JerseyFlyer wrote:
juliuswong wrote:
Their 200 737MAX order is still up in the air.


.....not!


Hahaha! I see what you did there...

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by MoKa777
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 64145

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Japan MLITT approves business licence for Saudia to operate the following routes to Japan: NRT-AUH-JED: Seven times weekly; NRT-AUH-RUH: Seven times weekly; NGO-PEK-AUH-JED; Seven times weekly; NGO-PEK-AUH-RUH: Seven times weekly. Why are those route allocations all via AUH and is it via AUH on the...

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by MoKa777
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60483

Re: SAA Leasing A350

The problems at SAA run deeper than aircraft choice/availability. They will still make an overall loss, it may be smaller but it will be a loss nonetheless... The A346 served SAA very, very well. It is an aircraft that is unique in its abilities and it does not hurt that it looks gorgeous as well. I...

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by MoKa777
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 532432

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Anyone know what the weight selected for these SA birds will be. I am curious about the same thing. I wonder, when an airline takes up an NTU aircraft without much delay, are they bound to the MTOW choice of the original customer or can it be easily adjusted for the new customer? Be interesting if ...

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by MoKa777
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Woman’s Arm and foot severed by planes propeller
Replies: 24
Views: 8677

Re: Florida Woman’s Arm and foot severed by planes propeller

Oh no, that's just terrible...

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by MoKa777
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAM confirms its return to the European Market (LIS)
Replies: 9
Views: 3661

Re: LAM confirms its return to the European Market (LIS)

They won't really be competing with TP. They want to partner with TP to offer daily service as well as code-sharing beyond LIS. Also this is only a 6 month trial service. I'm not sure I understand the logic here. Wouldn't it make more sense to come to an agreement with TP to operate more frequent s...

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by MoKa777
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh adds Manchester from January 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 4637

Re: Biman Bangladesh adds Manchester from January 2020

This is a fantastic opening post. Good info and references.

About the route, I did not see this coming.

Seems Manchester has added a lot of airlines ever since the next-gen twins started rolling out.

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by MoKa777
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)
Replies: 39
Views: 9875

Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

What Business Class seat are they using? It does not look like the reverse-herringbone seats on their 777 fleet.

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by MoKa777
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 120
Views: 32162

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

How about A6-EOP? It was undergoing a routine maintenance check in mid-August 2019 when the aircraft collapsed onto its nose on 22 Aug. The damage to the nosewheel assembly and nose section looks pretty serious. That is MSN 200. I was wondering about the same thing. Maybe the good parts of this air...

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by MoKa777
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK and the B737-900ER - Why that specific choice?
Replies: 25
Views: 7791

TK and the B737-900ER - Why that specific choice?

Hi everyone. I'm not sure if this has been discussed before. If it has been, where can I find the thread? Why did TK choose the B737-900ER for some of its longer NB flights? At the time, wouldn't an A321ceo with auxiliary fuel tanks been able to do what the B737-900ER does for them? I would like to ...

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by MoKa777
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot contracts with Boeing to refurbish the cabins of its 18 77W
Replies: 13
Views: 4602

Re: Aeroflot contracts with Boeing to refurbish the cabins of its 18 77W

The Aeroflot 777-300ER have a very dense configuration and no 180 degree sleep. I am curious about the new seat configuration. Aeroflot has great service I’m economy also. Even on European flights. I believe the J seats on their 77W are, in fact, 180° full-flat seats BUT are configured 2-2-2 (not 1...

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by MoKa777
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot contracts with Boeing to refurbish the cabins of its 18 77W
Replies: 13
Views: 4602

Re: Aeroflot contracts with Boeing to refurbish the cabins of its 18 77W

The Aeroflot 777-300ER have a very dense configuration and no 180 degree sleep. I am curious about the new seat configuration. Aeroflot has great service I’m economy also. Even on European flights. I believe the J seats on their 77W are, in fact, 180° full-flat seats BUT are configured 2-2-2 (not 1...

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by MoKa777
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 51669

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Latam Brazil is replacing the 767-300ER with an A350-900 on GRU-JNB. https://simpleflying.com/latam-johannesburg-a350-flights/ Great to hear! Fantastic news for passengers for two reasons. 1. This move should make them more competitive against SAA by cutting their flight time down considerably. Bei...

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by MoKa777
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to deploy the 787 on the SYD-SCL route; increases service to daily
Replies: 27
Views: 7524

Re: Qantas to deploy the 787 on the SYD-SCL route; increases service to daily

By going daily on the 787, my rough calculations say QF are adding capacity from 1456 passengers/week to 1652 passengers/week. If they lose a single frequency they're below what the 747 could offer over four days, so yes a big daily reduction but overall an increase in seats. Will be interesting to...

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by MoKa777
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 21145

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

There aren't hundreds of C-5's on the nats every day. There will probably soon be hundreds of A32X/737max cruising at .76.. I'm thinking of if a 787 is filed behind them on the same track and there isn't enough SLOP to pass them. May I please ask exactly what the acronym SLOP stands for? A Google s...

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by MoKa777
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 51669

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Latam Brazil is replacing the 767-300ER with an A350-900 on GRU-JNB. https://simpleflying.com/latam-johannesburg-a350-flights/ Great to hear! Fantastic news for passengers for two reasons. 1. This move should make them more competitive against SAA by cutting their flight time down considerably. Bei...

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by MoKa777
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 21145

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

I'll be interested to see what this does to the NATS system. Most aircraft fly the NATS at .80 or .82, the A321NEO and 737 are optimized for .78. Longer range flights will probably even require .76 Some like the 787 and 747 fly at. .86 Probably not a problem RVSM and RLatSM, much more capacity than...

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by MoKa777
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka
Replies: 87
Views: 16274

Re: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka

dodoma wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
Osaka will be on an A330 and Washington D.C. an A340 starting March 2020.


Actually it's the other way around. If you read the press release Osaka is getting the A340 while D.C. is going A330.


I was just wondering about the same thing, that it would be more logical to swap those around.

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by MoKa777
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania A220-300 on DAR-BOM (2500 nm)
Replies: 30
Views: 5758

Re: Air Tanzania A220-300 on DAR-BOM (2500 nm)

wrongwayup wrote:
Shouldn't be any. Loads of runway on both ends and 2500nm is well within the range of the A220.

PS I'd much rather be in an 18/19" wide A220 seat than a 9 abreast 17" wide 787 seat, regardless of flight length!


True. You make good points.

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by MoKa777
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania A220-300 on DAR-BOM (2500 nm)
Replies: 30
Views: 5758

Re: Air Tanzania A220-300 on DAR-BOM (2500 nm)

lightsaber wrote:
It is much better to have daily than 7 times per week.

Lightsaber


Haha, Lightsaber, you wanna look that sentence over again..? Although I do realise that 7 times per week does not necessarily always mean daily...

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by MoKa777
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania A220-300 on DAR-BOM (2500 nm)
Replies: 30
Views: 5758

Re: Air Tanzania A220-300 on DAR-BOM (2500 nm)

Dreamflight767 wrote:
Wow. I much more interested in the logistics of the flight but it switched to long haul on narrowbody. Thanks A.net for your downward spiral.


Agreed!

When I saw the title, I hoped the discussion would be about any payload restrictions and such...

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by MoKa777
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2644

Re: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2019

I couldn’t find a production and testing thread for the C919 so I thought this would be the best place to post this. There’s a recently added photo of this aircraft in the database with an interesting comment on it: The third-built C919 prepares for its second test flight after receiving a new comp...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Progress: Case for a Dedicated Helicopter / VTOL Forum
Replies: 55
Views: 19500

Re: Progress: Case for a Dedicated Helicopter / VTOL Forum

I support the idea of a Helicopter Forum as well!

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by MoKa777
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 532432

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

T54A wrote:
Sounds like SAA might be taking the last two A350’s meant to Air Mauritius. Not sure what MSN these are. This is over and above MSN 226 & 245 they are getting in September.


This is great to hear. I really hope it is true. So, 4 altogether... so far.

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