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by vfw614
Thu Dec 27, 2001 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2002 Order For The 717?
Replies: 49
Views: 3227

RE: 2002 Order For The 717?

"Austrian" in fact nowadays includes Austrian Airlines, Tyrolean, Lauda Air and Rheintalflug and I guess they will make one order for all of them. That effectively rules out the stand-alone Boeing 717-200 since they need something that could replace Tyrolean DHC8-100s/300s, Tyrolean/Austrian Fokker ...

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 27, 2001 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fairchild Dornier 528
Replies: 17
Views: 3531

RE: Fairchild Dornier 528

Hm, I never thought that the FDs would be an option for replacing the Boeing 737-300s. However, they might be an option to replace the B737-500s at some point, and by replacing the 737-300s with more Airbus A319s, Lufthansa would be able to bring down the singe-aisle operation to just two aircraft f...

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 27, 2001 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Summer Scheds
Replies: 21
Views: 1773

RE: KLM Summer Scheds

"New" routes: Stavanger and Bergen will revert back to KLM from Braathens, both served thrice daily with a mix of KLC Fokker 70 and mainline B737s. Nuremberg, Hanover and Duesseldorf are handed back by Eurowings and will become Cityhopper destinations, operated with Fokker 50s (5x DUS/ 3x NUE) and a...

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 27, 2001 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airport System
Replies: 2
Views: 2033

Paris Airport System

I just had a look at the Paris airport landscape and stumbled over an airport called "Coulommiers-Voisins", approx 40km east of the city centre and close to the A4 motorway. With secondary airports around Paris being quite popular with low-cost carriers, I am wondering why I have never seen this one...

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 27, 2001 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Don't Airlines Serve These Drinks
Replies: 16
Views: 4047

RE: Why Don't Airlines Serve These Drinks

I guess they don't serve root beer because they want passengers to use the airsickness bags only for airsickness, not drinksickness which is the natural consequence of drinking root-beer  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcastic"> <img src="/discussions/graphi...

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 27, 2001 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is A Good MD-80 Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 2780

RE: What Is A Good MD-80 Replacement

<b>767-322ETOPS</b> How could you possibly replace a MD81/82/83 with a DC9-32 sized Boeing 717-200 ? It is even too small to replace the MD87 which is basically a DC9-40 sized MD. Take the A320 if you want just a replacement as it , with its wider cabin, fits in best comfort-wise, compared to the co...

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 27, 2001 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe's MD-80's
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

RE: Europe's MD-80's

<b>GOT</b> What's the problem SAS has with the 737NGs ? Interesting to hear that they are not satisfied as South African recently announced that they would get rid of their brand-new B737-800s and gave the same "reason" (which is, I hear, lack of passenger apeal compared to the A320 they used to ope...

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 27, 2001 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fairchild Dornier 528
Replies: 17
Views: 3531

RE: Fairchild Dornier 528

<b>Flying-Tiger</b> To the best of my knowledge, the lease contracts for the Eurowings BAe 146-200/300s expire in 2003/2004 and they are dying to get rid of them - so how are they going to keep them longer than Cityline their Avros RJ85 with the first FD728s not due before the end of 2003 ? Some of ...

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 27, 2001 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BN Islander Crash
Replies: 8
Views: 2620

RE: BN Islander Crash

Do they have more than one Islander - I thought they only had one, D-IAAI ?

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 27, 2001 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fairchild Dornier 528
Replies: 17
Views: 3531

RE: Fairchild Dornier 528

<b>SQ325,</b> nobody doubts that the Avro RJ85 will stay for a couple more years - first deliveries of the FD728 are in late 2003 and of the the FD928 in 2005 (?). If CityLine plans to order 928s and would have built up a fleet by, say 2007 or 2008, the Avros will be close to 15 years old and are ce...

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 27, 2001 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fairchild Dornier 528
Replies: 17
Views: 3531

RE: Fairchild Dornier 528

Please, no airline can keep an aircraft in its fleet forever because they need it for just two intra-European routes. Lufthansa operated the RJ85 on TXL-LCY and then replaced it with an IQ DHC8-400 last October (before the route was axed because of 9/11), and MUC-LCY was inaugurated with an DHC8-400...

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 27, 2001 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tacv Cabo Verde Airlines
Replies: 3
Views: 2704

Tacv Cabo Verde Airlines

TACV's German website, which is in fact maintained by their handling agent Aviareps, states that TACV operates, in addition to their B757-200 and the 3 ATR42-320s, a Fokker 50 aircraft and will introduce a Boeing 737-800 once the runway on the main island of Santiago at Praia has been extended (whic...

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 27, 2001 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fairchild Dornier 528
Replies: 17
Views: 3531

Fairchild Dornier 528

Interesting quote from the FD website - the header says "project study" but the FD528 is mentioned as one of FD's products on their website: "The 55- to 65-seat 528JET will follow the 928JET into service. Because of the high degree of commonality within the 728JET Family, the 528JET offers regional ...

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by vfw614
Wed Dec 26, 2001 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A340 Srs. 200 Future
Replies: 15
Views: 2866

RE: Airbus A340 Srs. 200 Future

Jiml1126

Air Tahiti will buy one Airbus A340-300 - an ex Sabena aircraft - and lease the second from ILFC, an ex C3000 aircraft.

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by vfw614
Wed Dec 26, 2001 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Stretches: 737-9, 757-3, 767-4, 777-3
Replies: 28
Views: 6160

RE: Boeing's Stretches: 737-9, 757-3, 767-4, 777-3

<b> jetblue 320 </b> <i>"For some reason, I think the 737-900 is more attractive than the 737-800. I don't know why. Maybe it is that sleek, slender body, with those 2 huge appendages and that smooth skin"</i> Yeah, - B U T it took them 40 years of development work to end up with a Boeing 720 with t...

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by vfw614
Wed Dec 26, 2001 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish A340 At STR Today
Replies: 18
Views: 2504

RE: Turkish A340 At STR Today

Ndebele,
maybe it is not so much a question of the weight of the cargo, but its size. I think this is the main reason why it is so attractice to bring the AN225 back into service. Weight-wise, you could always use two smaller aircraft to lift the same cargo.

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by vfw614
Wed Dec 26, 2001 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Stretches: 737-9, 757-3, 767-4, 777-3
Replies: 28
Views: 6160

RE: Boeing's Stretches: 737-9, 757-3, 767-4, 777-3

Hamlet69, please, you cannot compare the break-even figures of the A380 with the aircraft we are talking about. It is well known that Boeing is making a over-average profit with the Boeing 747 as the aircraft has no competition and in a free market-place that guarantees a much better profit for each...

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by vfw614
Wed Dec 26, 2001 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Stretches: 737-9, 757-3, 767-4, 777-3
Replies: 28
Views: 6160

RE: Boeing's Stretches: 737-9, 757-3, 767-4, 777-3

Hoffa, well, quite obviously it is possibly to solve the emergency exit problem in single-aisle aircraft larger than the 737-900 (of course not by putting a third set of exists over the wing). Wasn't the real problem that the necessary changes would have resulted in a different, more costly certific...

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by vfw614
Wed Dec 26, 2001 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Stretches: 737-9, 757-3, 767-4, 777-3
Replies: 28
Views: 6160

RE: Boeing's Stretches: 737-9, 757-3, 767-4, 777-3

WarriorII I think the length of the cabin is not not the problem, it is the single-aisle layout of the 753 compared to the 773 and 346  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcastic"> Also, those are long-haul aircraft which tend to have much longer ground-times than a ...

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by vfw614
Wed Dec 26, 2001 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Stretches: 737-9, 757-3, 767-4, 777-3
Replies: 28
Views: 6160

RE: Boeing's Stretches: 737-9, 757-3, 767-4, 777-3

WarriorII: Of course I would not expect DL to buy A332s, but would you expect an airline manufacturer to built an aircraft just because one of your larger customers says "Look, we are not going to buy an Airbus, develop us a 767-400 of which we will order 20 or so aircraft". This is not exaclty what...

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by vfw614
Wed Dec 26, 2001 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Stretches: 737-9, 757-3, 767-4, 777-3
Replies: 28
Views: 6160

RE: Boeing's Stretches: 737-9, 757-3, 767-4, 777-3

While admitting that stretches / shrinks result in cheap development costs for a new aircraft sub-type, they still cost money. While I have no idea what the break even figure for the 737-900, 757-300 or the 767-400 is, I doubt that the sales that have been achieved so far, bring the sales near to br...

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by vfw614
Wed Dec 26, 2001 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Stretches: 737-9, 757-3, 767-4, 777-3
Replies: 28
Views: 6160

RE: Boeing's Stretches: 737-9, 757-3, 767-4, 777-3

What was exactly the problem that Boeing did not consider an extra emergency exit for the Boeing 737-900 ? Launch or important customers for the Boeing 737-800 were airlines like Hapag-Lloyd, Air Berlin, Ryanair, all operating their a/c in a Y189 high-density layout. Once they fill their -800s to ca...

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by vfw614
Wed Dec 26, 2001 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A340 Srs. 200 Future
Replies: 15
Views: 2866

RE: Airbus A340 Srs. 200 Future

c/n 010 was destroyed in a hangar fire at CDG during maintenance with Air France (at that time, afaik, operated by Sabena)

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by vfw614
Wed Dec 26, 2001 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Stretches: 737-9, 757-3, 767-4, 777-3
Replies: 28
Views: 6160

Boeing's Stretches: 737-9, 757-3, 767-4, 777-3

I have recently been thinking about Boeing’s concept of stretching its existing aircraft families to the limit – I am under the impression that with the exception of the 777-300, the Boeing mega-stretches are a disappointment commercial-wise: 737-900: The programme has only attracted a few orders as...

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by vfw614
Wed Dec 26, 2001 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A340 Srs. 200 Future
Replies: 15
Views: 2866

Airbus A340 Srs. 200 Future

I understand that Airbus is now considering focusing marketing efforts concerning the Airbus A340-200 on it as the bigger brother of the Airbus A319CJ for government use, this plan involving the use of newly-built airframes and the existing 28 airframes, most of them likely to become surplus with th...

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by vfw614
Mon Dec 24, 2001 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Vallee
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

RE: Air Vallee

Bologna to Bari/Brindisi/Geneve/Nice/Crotone/Rome FCO

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by vfw614
Mon Dec 24, 2001 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex CoEx ATR72s Bought For EAE
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

Ex CoEx ATR72s Bought For EAE

About a year ago, a small German leasing company (SSAL) bought two Continental Express ATR72-212 (N69901 and N69902) that were acquired for a lease to German airline European Air Express (ATR42-300 operator) for use from its MGL-base (1.200 runway). The aircraft were re-painted at Southend and later...

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by vfw614
Mon Dec 24, 2001 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Info On Cimber Air ATR42 Lease To Oman Air?
Replies: 1
Views: 3158

More Info On Cimber Air ATR42 Lease To Oman Air?

Cimber Air will lease two of its ATR42 to Oman Air in 1.2001 after they have become available due to QI axing the CPH-LUX and TXL-BRE routes. It is my understanding that the aircraft involved will be two of the three ATR42-500s QI has on strength (quite interesting as they need a -500 for their KEL-...

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 20, 2001 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VG Airlines Plans To Start In Feb.2002
Replies: 73
Views: 4926

RE: VG Airlines Plans To Start In Feb.2002

Maybe it is helpful to consider that Freddie van Gaever founded DAT in 1966 and VLM in 1993 - which should give him an idea about how to set up an airline. He has been active in the forwarding business, owns his own leasing company FREVAG, has been on the board of a number of international airports ...

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by vfw614
Fri Dec 14, 2001 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Plans German Domestic Services
Replies: 21
Views: 2251

RE: Ryanair Plans German Domestic Services

Just for the record, thanks to the unfolding of the "dirty" Lufthansa vs. "good" Ryanair drama, Ryanair has slashed fares from HHN even further and now offers them for half price until the end of the year. Playing around with the CRS resulted in most destinations being availabe for 20 Euro one-way p...

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by vfw614
Fri Dec 14, 2001 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oman Air Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1290

RE: Oman Air Question

Can't remember if it has it been mentioned on the forum yet: Oman Air is leasing (wet) two ATR42s from Cimber Air starting in January. Not sure if these are Srs. -320s or Srs. -512s, though.

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by vfw614
Fri Dec 14, 2001 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Plans German Domestic Services
Replies: 21
Views: 2251

RE: Ryanair Plans German Domestic Services

Well, Ryanair is not targeting us smart airline shoppers who are able to play around with CRS, know all the pros and cons of flying from FRA to Oslo rather than HHN to Torp. I don't think that they are looking for a high proportion of business travellers either although it is quite surprising how ma...

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by vfw614
Fri Dec 14, 2001 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Plans German Domestic Services
Replies: 21
Views: 2251

RE: Ryanair Plans German Domestic Services

Well, Ryanair seems to be pretty satisfied with the development of its Hahn hub and if routes don't work, they simply pull the plug (Kristianstad, Rimini). I am quite surprised about some of the destinations they have chosen (Bournemouth for example), but we shall see. Within the first week after th...

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by vfw614
Fri Dec 14, 2001 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Plans German Domestic Services
Replies: 21
Views: 2251

RE: Ryanair Plans German Domestic Services

Well, I don't think STR would fall into the usual Rynanair pattern - how about "Stuttgart (Baden) Airport".....

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 13, 2001 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Plans German Domestic Services
Replies: 21
Views: 2251

Ryanair Plans German Domestic Services

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary announced in an interview that the Ryanair stategy will focus on Germany in 2002/2003. In addition to the new routes from HHN that will be inaugurated in Feb/Mar 2002 (Bergamo, Pisa, Pescara, Montpellier, Perpignan, Torp, Bournemouth), Ryanair will add flights to STN and/...

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 13, 2001 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Empty Flight?
Replies: 13
Views: 1771

RE: Empty Flight?

I remember travelling from LCY to MGL in '98 on a Fokker 50 with only 6 pax. Nice experience. In '99 on a FD ATR from LGW to GCI about 12 pax. In October after the SR drama I was on a LX Saab 2000 flight from BSL - CGN with about 15 pax (although all other flights on that day were full to capacity)....

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 13, 2001 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Belgium, New Charter-Company!
Replies: 20
Views: 2797

RE: Thomas Cook Belgium, New Charter-Company!

The five A320s will be transferred from the JMC fleet. Two additional Condor 757 s will be operated to cover seasonal demand during the summer. My understanding is that the main reason for setting up a Belgian airline with JMC aircraft rather than letting JMC do the job straightaway is for legal rea...

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 13, 2001 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLM Airlines
Replies: 12
Views: 2184

RE: VLM Airlines

Which also reminds me of the fact that Freddy van Gaever obviously likes to see his initals reflected by all the airlines he was involved in: - The first half a dozen or so DAT aircraft all had OO-VG... something registrations, if memory serves. - VLM airlines uses the desginator VG - And now: VG Ai...

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by vfw614
Wed Dec 12, 2001 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLM Airlines
Replies: 12
Views: 2184

RE: VLM Airlines

AFAIK, VLM now has 11 Fokker 50 in the fleet. Three Fokker 50 that were leased out to Air Nostrum from 1996-2001 have now been returned after the 5 year leases have expired. At least 1 of those has been i/s with VLM since this summer and another one should have been delivered from WOE by now. Not su...

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by vfw614
Wed Dec 12, 2001 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Runways In Europe!
Replies: 16
Views: 7775

RE: Short Runways In Europe!

Some from Germany: AGB: 1200, if memory serves, IQ operates DHC8-300s, but no -400s BYU: 1030 x 30 m, DHC8-200 service axed recently KEL: 1.260 x 30 (08-26) largest a/c QI ATR72-500, to be extended to 2.000m + KSF: 1650 x 30m (04-22) - they operate HHI 737-700 with a capacity cap of 120 pax from the...

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by vfw614
Mon Dec 10, 2001 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air-Copenhagen To Gothenburg?
Replies: 27
Views: 3093

RE: Iran Air-Copenhagen To Gothenburg?

Why should a niche route not be profitable ? Iran Air serves some unusual European destinations, e.g. Hamburg. It simply depends on the catchment area and Iran Air seems to rely heavily on the overseas Iranian community which has some strongholds for example in northern Germany and - possibly - Swed...

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by vfw614
Mon Dec 10, 2001 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music Stars Died In Plane Crashes?
Replies: 22
Views: 10398

RE: Music Stars Died In Plane Crashes?

On the LX flight on which Melanie Thornton died was also the Dutch-German girl group called "Passion Fruit" (tennie-band); two of its three members died in the crash as well

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by vfw614
Mon Dec 10, 2001 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia: Firenze To Milan
Replies: 12
Views: 1430

RE: Alitalia: Firenze To Milan

Can MD80s operate from Firenze ? I am led to believe that the airport can only take 146/RJ-sized aircraft.

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by vfw614
Mon Dec 10, 2001 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A380s And Frankfurt
Replies: 9
Views: 1558

RE: LH A380s And Frankfurt

Lufthansa needs the A380 for some markets in which 747-400 are of no use, mainly India and Tokio where bilateral treaties or slot regulations limit the number of weekly flights that can be operated. In these markets, an aircraft like the A380 makes perfect sense. Weber recently said that even "today...

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