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by vfw614
Sat Feb 09, 2002 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Exel Sold?
Replies: 21
Views: 1426

RE: KLM Exel Sold?

So who was the previous owner of KLM exel if it has been sold ?

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by vfw614
Fri Feb 08, 2002 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet Founder & "Astreaus" [sp?]
Replies: 8
Views: 1783

RE: Easyjet Founder & "Astreaus" [sp?]

Behind Astraeus is Brad Burgess, the founder/chief excetuive of Cityflyer née Euroworld née Air Europe Express née Connectair. He sold his interest in Cityflyer to British Airways and left Cityflyer a while ago.

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 05, 2002 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Easyjeys Policy Of Flying 2 Big Airports Fail
Replies: 11
Views: 1787

RE: Will Easyjeys Policy Of Flying 2 Big Airports Fail

a low-cost carrier will have a tough time outbidding the more established airlines

Slots in the EU are allocated, they are not up for sale. The question is about fees the airports charge and turn-around times guaranteed by the airports.

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 05, 2002 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH To Launch Low Cost Airline
Replies: 17
Views: 3780

RE: LH To Launch Low Cost Airline

LH top-executive Ralf Teckentrup said two weeks ago that Lufthansa might start a low-cost airline as a reaction to the growing Ryanair presence in Germany. Last week a LH spokeswoman, however, said that for the time being no such plans will be realized as Lufthansa believes that Ryanair is targeting...

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 05, 2002 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUZZzzzz
Replies: 15
Views: 1238

RE: BUZZzzzz

<i>Lj - It's funny you say that KLM don't operate 737's. Some other airline must be flying planes around with the KLM titles because I've seen lots of blue 737's with KLM written on the side.</i> LJ was talking about the two Buzz 737-300s which in fact were never operated by KLM or are owned by KLM....

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by vfw614
Mon Feb 04, 2002 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300 LH, Frankfurt Where Did I Go?
Replies: 12
Views: 1685

RE: A300 LH, Frankfurt Where Did I Go?

<i>hmm, Montreal i think. Until the A340s arrived, LH used their A300s transcontinental...and bremen is too small for an A300 on a domestic route.</i> Thias is not correct. In the 1980s and the early 1990s Lufthansa used to operate one or to daily flights to/from Bremen with widebody equipment, most...

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by vfw614
Mon Feb 04, 2002 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Abreast Seating On Lauda 777
Replies: 10
Views: 3470

RE: 10 Abreast Seating On Lauda 777

<i>"Lauda is only performing Charter Flights as from now for Austrian Airlines. Lauda flies there own 777 but on a Austrian Airlines flight number... Well in a year or so Lauda will be gone."</i> ALL Austrian Airlines group airlines now use the OS designator - Tyrolean, Rheintalflug and Lauda. It ha...

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by vfw614
Sun Feb 03, 2002 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans Travel Airlines ATR42?
Replies: 5
Views: 1625

RE: Trans Travel Airlines ATR42?

This is the press release - my Dutch is not really existing, but from what I am able to understand they are mentioning a 2nd ATR42: <i>"TTA heeft op de route Rotterdam - Hamburg een nieuw vliegtuig van het type ATR-42 ingezet. Deze moderne en dus geluidsarme ATR-42 biedt plaats aan 44 passagiers en ...

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by vfw614
Sun Feb 03, 2002 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans Travel Airlines ATR42?
Replies: 5
Views: 1625

RE: Trans Travel Airlines ATR42?

Thanks Marcel - maybe the second one will be from the same source as well which might explain the conflicting reports ?

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by vfw614
Sun Feb 03, 2002 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saab Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 1464

RE: Saab Replacement

I think the Dahs 8-Q200 is the only 30-40 seater with turboprops still in production (not sure if Embraer would still be willing to build the E120s if they would get orders for it). The Dornier 328-110 is not in produstion anymore, afaik, the Jetstream 41 and Saab 340 are gone. Next close would prob...

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by vfw614
Sun Feb 03, 2002 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans Travel Airlines ATR42?
Replies: 5
Views: 1625

Trans Travel Airlines ATR42?

Could anyone shed some light into the new ATR42 operation of TTA ? They announced that they would operate an ATR42 on the RTM-LGW route taken over from Cityflyer with effect December 9, 2001. As it looks, they then decided to allocate the leased ATR to the RTM-HAM route and use their slightly larger...

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by vfw614
Sat Feb 02, 2002 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair 11 New Routes
Replies: 41
Views: 3552

RE: Ryanair 11 New Routes

The tax or whatever fees at STN are outrageously high compared to the "provincial" airports served from STN. I just checked it for HHN-STN and the applicable taxes for Hahn are 3 Euro something while they are for STN 26 Euro something: 25 € fare + 3.80 € tax = ~ 29 € for HHN-STN 25 € fare + 26 € tax...

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by vfw614
Sat Feb 02, 2002 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Engines Mouted Under, Not Above, The Wing?
Replies: 13
Views: 4548

RE: Why Are Engines Mouted Under, Not Above, The Wing?

The  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thumbs up"> VFW614  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thumbs up"> was built with rough field capability in mind and it was considered useful to have the engines mounted above the wings for that purpose. ...

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by vfw614
Sat Feb 02, 2002 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Balkan To Sell LHR Slots To BA
Replies: 28
Views: 3470

RE: Balkan To Sell LHR Slots To BA

Quite correct, you are not allowed to sell slots as you can only sell what belongs to you - and slots don't belong to airlines in Europe. BALKAN and BA however can change BA moonlight slots against BALKAN peak-time slots; barter trades are allowed under the EU legislation in question with approval o...

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by vfw614
Sat Feb 02, 2002 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: See Details (engines Etc.) Of New Swiss Livery
Replies: 10
Views: 3959

RE: See Details (engines Etc.) Of New Swiss Livery

Sorry, forgot to mention that there is also a picture of the A320, not only the detail stuff, on the intro page:

http://www.jetstream.ch

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by vfw614
Sat Feb 02, 2002 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair 11 New Routes
Replies: 41
Views: 3552

RE: Ryanair 11 New Routes

<i>Eindhoven Airport website http://www.eindhovenairport.nl shows that Ryanair is starting one daily flight to Stansted starting 4 Apr. When will they start the second flight? You stated that they would do it double daily</i> As Laurens correctly pointed out, I simply took it from the Ryanair websit...

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by vfw614
Fri Feb 01, 2002 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair 11 New Routes
Replies: 41
Views: 3552

RE: Ryanair 11 New Routes

Yeah, I think they have gone completely insane now, comparing for example a Pescara- Rom FCO - Milan LIN - Frankfurt fare as the "Lufthansa fare" with their Pescara - Hahn fare. Probably next is comparing a Frankfurt to London via Sydney fare by LH with their STN-HHN fares. I think they are beginnin...

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by vfw614
Fri Feb 01, 2002 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Summer 2002 Transatlantic
Replies: 23
Views: 2563

RE: AA Summer 2002 Transatlantic

Interesting to see that RDU gets a B777-200.

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by vfw614
Fri Feb 01, 2002 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: See Details (engines Etc.) Of New Swiss Livery
Replies: 10
Views: 3959

RE: See Details (engines Etc.) Of New Swiss Livery

Forgot to mention that in time for the summer schedule, two aircraft of each type will have been re-painted, with the remainder of the fleet following until April 2003. Crossair's MD83s, however, will not receive the new color scheme. According to Swiss' CEO, instead of the large "Swiss" titles on t...

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by vfw614
Fri Feb 01, 2002 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: See Details (engines Etc.) Of New Swiss Livery
Replies: 10
Views: 3959

See Details (engines Etc.) Of New Swiss Livery

jetstream, the Swiss aviation magazine, has some interesting pictures on its website showing details of the new livery, including close-ups of the engines, tail etc.

http://www.jetstream.ch/photos4a.html

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by vfw614
Fri Feb 01, 2002 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair 11 New Routes
Replies: 41
Views: 3552

RE: Ryanair 11 New Routes

Hmm, I think other than Ciampino the closests airfield capable of handling a B737 would have been Perugia and Pescara (not sure about Perugia; Debonair used to fly there with B146s ans I seem to remember that the runway is only 1.500m or so). I mean, both are only 100 miles away from Rome and that c...

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by vfw614
Fri Feb 01, 2002 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Balkan To Sell LHR Slots To BA
Replies: 28
Views: 3470

RE: Balkan To Sell LHR Slots To BA

Funny thing is that slot trading is illegal in the EU since, other than in the US, an airline does not have any property rights as far as their slots are concerned (not that it is not happening but I am surprised that they don't keep it under the sheets....). It is illegal for exactly the reason tha...

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by vfw614
Thu Jan 31, 2002 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Air Lines Is Launched
Replies: 102
Views: 2544

RE: Swiss Air Lines Is Launched

Swiss tabloid "Blick" runs an online poll whether or not readers like the new corporate identity - like in this thread, it's about 50:50

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by vfw614
Thu Jan 31, 2002 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Air Lines Is Launched
Replies: 102
Views: 2544

RE: Swiss Air Lines Is Launched

Quite interesting - they have an ad on their new HP which lists a selection of the alternative names considered / suggested instead of Swiss Air Lines:

http://www.fly-swiss.com/_pdf/dankeschoen-fr.pdf

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by vfw614
Thu Jan 31, 2002 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair 11 New Routes
Replies: 41
Views: 3552

RE: Ryanair 11 New Routes

<i>Aren't they flying to both destinations? I didn't even think they flew there originally so how can they swap?</i> They indeed will fly to both KLU (from end of June) and GRZ (from April). In Austria, they also negotiated with Linz (LNZ) but could not strike a deal with them, maybe that's the reas...

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by vfw614
Thu Jan 31, 2002 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair 11 New Routes
Replies: 41
Views: 3552

RE: Ryanair 11 New Routes

Airblue I just checked Ryanair's booking engine; Brescia does not appear there anymore if you try to book a flight. It was widely rumoured that Bergamo would be a replacement for Brescia rather than an additional market. Hard times for Brescia airport, first the loss of Alpi Eagles on the FCO route ...

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by vfw614
Thu Jan 31, 2002 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair 11 New Routes
Replies: 41
Views: 3552

RE: Ryanair 11 New Routes

KRP

Dunno, but the press release says for example "Milan", not "Milan (Bergamo)" or "Bergamo (Milan)"

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by vfw614
Thu Jan 31, 2002 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair 11 New Routes
Replies: 41
Views: 3552

RE: Ryanair 11 New Routes

to answer some of the questions: <b>@[email protected]:</b> Until now, Ryanair serves Hahn from Prestwick and Shannon with PIK/SNN-based aircraft once daily. As these two routes will be taken over by Hahn-based aircraft, the PIK/SNN-based would sit idle at PIK/SNN. So Ryanair has already announced a new Shanno...

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by vfw614
Thu Jan 31, 2002 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair 11 New Routes
Replies: 41
Views: 3552

Ryanair 11 New Routes

Soory to open a new topic, but in fact it is 11 new routes: Stansted-Rome (CIA)6 daily flights Stansted-Bergamo (BGY) 4 daily flights Stansted-Newquay 2 daily flights Stansted-Eindhoven 2 daily flights Stansted-Friederichshafen 2 daily flights Stansted-Graz 2 daily flights Stansted-Klagenfurt 2 dail...

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by vfw614
Thu Jan 31, 2002 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340's For Nwa?
Replies: 59
Views: 3911

RE: A340's For Nwa?

<i>Northwest's 747-200's are probably the world's newest 747-200's. I think it is highly unlikely that NW will therefore replace those 742's anytime soon</i> Lufthansa has just retired eight 747-200s which were quite young by 747-200 standards, some of them built in the 1980s, probably the best main...

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by vfw614
Wed Jan 30, 2002 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair To Eindhoven Aiport?
Replies: 12
Views: 1566

RE: Ryanair To Eindhoven Aiport?

In 2001, of the 18.000 available slots a bit more than 13.000 were actually used. The year before the number was exceeded and they had to cancel flights from EIN during December.

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by vfw614
Wed Jan 30, 2002 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Attacks Alitalia With A New Advertising
Replies: 21
Views: 2204

RE: Ryanair Attacks Alitalia With A New Advertising

Well, as long as they outline the difference in airports served etc., I have no problem with this kind of advertising

If only they did.

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by vfw614
Wed Jan 30, 2002 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadair CRJ900 Orders - A Flop?
Replies: 24
Views: 2881

RE: Canadair CRJ900 Orders - A Flop?

<i>vfw614: A Flop? Just out of curiosity how many minutes does a project have before it is considered a flop?</i> A "?" = question-mark indicates a question. That is what this thread is about - a discussion whether it is or not. Your answer is "no", my answer is "yes", simple as that. Nobody can mak...

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by vfw614
Tue Jan 29, 2002 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroAirlines (estonia) Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

RE: AeroAirlines (estonia) Question

the project has been put on hold by Finnair after Sep 11.

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by vfw614
Tue Jan 29, 2002 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental To Axe FCO MXP LIS MAD BRU And Zrh?
Replies: 19
Views: 3305

RE: Continental To Axe FCO MXP LIS MAD BRU And Zrh?

<i>This is utter codswallop...., who ever posted that is well at least mis-informed. Continental would have to ground half of its widebody fleet to do this. I just called a friend downtown to ask, and he says that its nonsense</i> Don't shoot the messenger  <img src="/discussions/graphics/AZZAN...

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by vfw614
Tue Jan 29, 2002 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental To Axe FCO MXP LIS MAD BRU And Zrh?
Replies: 19
Views: 3305

RE: Continental To Axe FCO MXP LIS MAD BRU And Zrh?

Just to avoid misunderstandings - the text in italics is not what the guy himself wrote but the text of, as he says, a CO press release he has typed in - that means from the horse's mouth.

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by vfw614
Tue Jan 29, 2002 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental To Axe FCO MXP LIS MAD BRU And Zrh?
Replies: 19
Views: 3305

Continental To Axe FCO MXP LIS MAD BRU And Zrh?

This was reported on a German forum - can anybody confirm that CO is indeed axing all European destinations on the continent except FRA, AMS, CDG ? This would mean that MXP, LIS, MAD, FCO, ZRH and BRU will be axed..... <i>Continental will be offering passengers from Newark a total of 24 destinations...

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by vfw614
Tue Jan 29, 2002 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 742 Already In Fkb?
Replies: 13
Views: 1817

RE: LH 742 Already In Fkb?

Must have been a short take-off run.....

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by vfw614
Mon Jan 28, 2002 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadair CRJ900 Orders - A Flop?
Replies: 24
Views: 2881

RE: Canadair CRJ900 Orders - A Flop?

<i>derivatives are cheap to develop & need fewer sales to cover devt costs</i> Nobody doubts that - but come on, 20 firm orders by a single airline, options not taken up/orders cancelled by longtime CanRJ operators like Tyrolean, Brit Air and Air Nostrum, GECAs has not placed a single aircraft of th...

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by vfw614
Mon Jan 28, 2002 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Will LH Replace Its B733/735?
Replies: 30
Views: 2772

RE: How Will LH Replace Its B733/735?

<b>Max</b> Well,, what does he say then is the correct break-down ? Unless he does not provide hard data, I am led to believe that 20 + 5 (-300 + -500) is the correct number as it was released by Lufthansa in their own in-house magazine. If you count the recently published numbers carefully,they amo...

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by vfw614
Mon Jan 28, 2002 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charters Europe-Canada After C3000's Demise?
Replies: 17
Views: 1598

RE: Charters Europe-Canada After C3000's Demise?

There are rumors that TS is going to serve one more city in Germany. At this time unfortunately i´m not allowed to tell you which one.

They used to fly to DUS in the past - why don't they go there anymore ?

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by vfw614
Mon Jan 28, 2002 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Name For DAT/VEX
Replies: 32
Views: 2209

RE: New Name For DAT/VEX

<b>One last thing: Does Maersk air make you think of Denmark? Martinair, do they fly to Martin(ique)? Does KLM have Holland in their name? And Qantas, where do they fly to? You see, It's only a habit you know... </b> I was talking about creating a brand in the year 2002. I can't think of any newer a...

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by vfw614
Mon Jan 28, 2002 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Will LH Replace Its B733/735?
Replies: 30
Views: 2772

RE: How Will LH Replace Its B733/735?

thanks flying-tiger Big grin

You could even argue that of the 5 A319, two were already leased out to Air Malta before Sep 11.

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by vfw614
Mon Jan 28, 2002 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why DL+AF & LH+ United But No BA/AA?
Replies: 14
Views: 3690

RE: Why DL+AF & LH+ United But No BA/AA?

It is all a question of economics. BA feeds AA at LHR with or without an alliance anyway, so they probably think it is not worth having a full-blown allicance with code-sharing if the price is giving up a lot of slots at LHR - where a single slot is worth a couple of million $ - and letting more US ...

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 27, 2002 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Name For DAT/VEX
Replies: 32
Views: 2209

RE: New Name For DAT/VEX

Crossair = Cross-air = an airline built around the Swiss cross-logo Swissair = Swiss-air = an airline from Switzerland Finnair = Finn-air = an airline from Finnland Egyptair = Egypt-air = an airline from Egypt Tunisair = Tunis-air = an airline from Tunis(ia) Sabenair = Saben-air ????? So what does "...

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 27, 2002 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Will LH Replace Its B733/735?
Replies: 30
Views: 2772

RE: How Will LH Replace Its B733/735?

<i>already prior to 9-11, LH had leased out some A319s, and i suppose that is what our fellow board member Godbless was referring to (triggering a misunderstanding between Godbless and Vfw?). although it seems strange that LH would rather lease out some newer A319s than the older 737s which trigger ...

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 27, 2002 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747SP Has A Short Fuselage - What About 747SR?
Replies: 16
Views: 1772

RE: 747SP Has A Short Fuselage - What About 747SR?

On a 747-400D, how many pax are accommodated on the upper deck ?

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 27, 2002 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadair CRJ900 Orders - A Flop?
Replies: 24
Views: 2881

Canadair CRJ900 Orders - A Flop?

I just found out to my surprise that the only airline that has ordered the CanRJ900 is Mesa with 20 aircraft. Brit Air has cancelled its order, and the rest of the not-too-impressive orderbook are leasing companies - 10 by GECAS and 20 by Deutsche Structured Finance (or are theirs only MOUs?). Have ...

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 27, 2002 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Name For DAT/VEX
Replies: 32
Views: 2209

RE: New Name For DAT/VEX

If it is true, not a smart solution. Why don't they choose a name that reflects the flag carrier status of the airline. SABENA was an artificial name/acronym from another era which outside Belgium or the aviation community did not trigger any associations with the country the airline was from . Now ...

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 27, 2002 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Will LH Replace Its B733/735?
Replies: 30
Views: 2772

RE: How Will LH Replace Its B733/735?

An interesting point was recently made in another thread: With all the European low-cost airlines like Ryanair, Go!, Virgin Express, Easyjet operating the 737 in ever increasing numbers, the Airbus A320 family would be a good opportunity for the European full-fare carriers to differentiate their pro...

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