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by rukundo
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 151883

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

I would like to see Qatar retaliate, who are their allies right now,,,,,,,Iran? You do know that Qatar relies on those countries for a lot of their everyday functions, right? For pete's sake their only land connections to the outside world are through those countries!!! In a crisis such as this the...

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by rukundo
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/MH used to fly the A380 to HKG?
Replies: 9
Views: 2987

Re: AF/MH used to fly the A380 to HKG?

About Air France If i m remember, it was just a seasonal service, from May 2014 to October 2014. They started to reduce flights, in September 2014: http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/240807/airfrance-oct-2014-hong-kong-a380-service-reductions/ They also served Dubai and Singapore, in 2...

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by rukundo
Wed May 31, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 16890

Re: African Aviation Thread

My suggestion of MRS was really based on the fact that it is the second largest city in France although I don't know where most African expats live outside of Paris. ET's expansion into islands on the Indian Ocean has seen its service to Moroni going nonstop and being upgraded to the 787, and we ha...

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by rukundo
Sat May 27, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the 767-400ER not more successful?
Replies: 26
Views: 8887

Re: Why was the 767-400ER not more successful?

. Kenya Airways turned out to be sole customer for the planned extended range 767-400ERX, but that one turned out to be too little, too late. In deed they have ordered B777-200ERs. I think that B767-400ER was the first B767 type to get the 777-style Signature Interior. If i m right, the first B767-...

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by rukundo
Tue May 16, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian seeks 'heavy' cost cuts
Replies: 26
Views: 6108

Re: Ethiopian seeks 'heavy' cost cuts

Is ET growing too fast at a time when there are quite a number of other airlines fighting for the same piece of the pie (cough ME3/TK/Oman cough) and with a market that may not be growing as fast as initially thought? In deed, competition is strong (currently foreign airline represent 80% of the ai...

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by rukundo
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 372
Views: 33273

Re: UA's ongoing PR issues

So, guess which airline has made the news for the death of a giant rabbit! ... :frown: Since some weeks everyone is focused on United. But it's unfortunately not good also, for American Airlines, Delta Airlines and Alaska Airlines. I don't have stats about airlines based in Europe, Africa, Asia, Oc...

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by rukundo
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAM possible New routes?
Replies: 26
Views: 3920

Re: RAM possible New routes?

euroflyer wrote: IMO, LIL is a great gap in AT network. There is a huge moroccan diaspora in the Lille area, and they cannot fly RAM unless getting to CDG or BRU. I think they decided not to go compete with LCC which already widely connect Morocco with CRL and BVA (despite the 1h30/ 2h drive, and t...

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by rukundo
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAM possible New routes?
Replies: 26
Views: 3920

Re: RAM possible New routes?

France: RNS, LIL, ETZ Luxembourg: LUX Some of these cities are located at about 1h-1h30 by drive, from a city already served by Royal Air Maroc or which have many flights to Morocco. I don't think, that for RAM, that Lille, Rennes & Metz are top priority. Rennes is "close" to Nantes, ...

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by rukundo
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RwandAir to expand A330 ops
Replies: 11
Views: 3053

Re: RwandAir to expand A330 ops

The CEO who is at RwandAir, since 2010, has just fired. There are majors changes in the board. They are many speculations about this: https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/business/RwandAir-boss-sacked/2560-3879632-6uh7rm/index.html Even, if they filed a DOT Application, i don't think that JFK will be se...

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by rukundo
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why growing Eurowings instead of Germanwings at LH
Replies: 15
Views: 4633

Re: Why growing Eurowings instead of Germanwings at LH

Hi Today, someone said on Twitter, there is rumor, that a Germany-Kigali (Rwanda)-Vic Falls (Zimbabwe) route could open. Any one has some infos ? " i keep hearing of a proposed link between Germany - Kigali - Victoria Falls. idk who or when" https://twitter.com/Mlandeli_Ndlela/status/84482...

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by rukundo
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 42528

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

The statement from Homeland Security: "These enhancements apply to 10 specific airports. The affected overseas airports are: Queen Alia International Airport (AMM), Cairo International Airport (CAI), Ataturk International Airport (IST), King Abdul-Aziz International Airport (JED), King Khalid I...

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by rukundo
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 42528

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

But the issue is not that. This ban is a ban on carry-on electronics from 10 airports to the US. But you can still fly with a carry-on electronics to these airports to any other airport in Europe or Asia and fly from these to the US, never checking in your electronic device. In deed, that's why i a...

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by rukundo
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 42528

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

So, because there might be a bomb, they decided that the bomb is better placed in the cargo hold than the cabin? They also decide that it is better placed in the luggage, which has a better chance of not being screened, than hand luggage? And they come to the idea that the risk of a bomb is much hi...

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by rukundo
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lome-Jo'burg nonstop on Ethiopian!
Replies: 16
Views: 4856

Re: Lome-Jo'burg nonstop on Ethiopian!

Since the suspension of Arik Air service to Johannesburg, there are no West African airlines which fly to SA. South African Airways, serves only Dakar, Abuja, Lagos, Cotonou, Abidjan and Accra in West Africa. Asky has also a good network in Central Africa. Lomé has new modern terminal. The airlines ...

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by rukundo
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways applies for JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 7883

Re: Kenya Airways applies for JFK

4. KQ should have 5th freedom rights on USA-ACC-USA as it has open skies with Ghana and USA each respectively plus Ghana CAA want another carrier to fly ACC-JFK nonstop It seems that RwandAir plans also to serve JFK via ACC I am pretty certain that DL still serves Dakar as well from JFK like 3 time...

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by rukundo
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwandair to London?
Replies: 18
Views: 5059

Re: Rwandair to London?

Bookings are now open. Flights should start from 26 May 2017, no stop at Entebbe (for the moment), using mainly A330-200. Timetables match with flights to East and Southern Africa, even with some flights to Central Africa. Some flights from Douala and Libreville will be operated during the night, li...

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by rukundo
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways applies for JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 7883

Re: Kenya Airways applies for JFK

Delta Airlines with a B777-200LR (non stop) or with a B767-300ER via Dakar, is probably the strongest option. They could use Nairobi hub (Kenya Airways) to feed the route. Currently, Delta Airlines has code share on KLM East Africa destinations, as well with Air France to Central Africa. But the pro...

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by rukundo
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwandair to London?
Replies: 18
Views: 5059

Re: Rwandair to London?

RwandAir has also expended agreements with Brussels Airlines: http://allafrica.com/stories/201702230108.html?utm_campaign=allafrica%3Aeditor&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=promote%3Aaans%3Aabmrjk Brussels Airlines flights (inbound & outbound) will match with RwandAi...

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by rukundo
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwandair to London?
Replies: 18
Views: 5059

Re: Rwandair to London?

Read on tiwtter last week: Georgie Ndirangu‏Compte certifié @georgiendirangu 13 mars Awaiting official announcement: Rwandair was set to launch direct flights to Gatwick (U.K.) in Jan 2017. Dates now expected: 21st May. 1 réponse 15 Retweets 22 j'aime RwandAir‏Compte certifié @FlyRwandAir 13 mars @g...

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by rukundo
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwandair to start Mumbai (longest 737 route?), Harare
Replies: 28
Views: 7238

Re: Rwandair to start Mumbai (longest 737 route?), Harare

The 737-800 on such a long route needs flatter seats. They could use some standardization. Their odd mix of 333, 332, 738, 737, CR7, Q400, Q100 is odd. Plus they have one (1) 788 on order from a lessor and they have spoken of 359LR for a nonstop KGL-JFK. Its a bit confusing but is interesting to wa...

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by rukundo
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian widebodies policy
Replies: 13
Views: 2910

Re: Ethiopian widebodies policy

Addis Aba Airport is situated at the high altitude. Ethiopian needs aircraft, which have good performance in high altitude to serve its long haul network, with a limited impact on cost operation (fuel consumption , tech stop to refuel,...) . Similar situation with airlines operating in very hot weat...

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by rukundo
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Airways Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: South African Airways Questions

Also, why did South African Airways drop service from Johannesburg to Buenos Aires, Paris, Zurich, Beijing, and Mumbai?


Loss making routes

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by rukundo
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 368 engine catches fire
Replies: 302
Views: 67339

Re: SQ 368 engine catches fire

Filmed from the apron

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKLbjPmOIq4

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by rukundo
Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 378030

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

Well, I'm not really surprised that they denied it. Not many airlines admit that they have undisclosed orders. But it does fit seeing as there was a UFO order for 1 787 earlier this month


In deed, when RwandAir ordered B737-800s, they placed in December 2009 and made the announcement, in May 2010

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by rukundo
Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 378030

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

Crystal cancelled the order. There was a thread about it just recently. In deed LN17 won't be delivered to Crystal, so LN19 too. But RwandAir denied the info : RwandAir ‏@FlyRwandAir 1 hil y a 1 heure @woody2190 we have no B787 on order. @PiotrG_ @B787fans @ureshs @karelxwb @787obsession @boeing787...

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by rukundo
Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 378030

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

I have some doubt about this, cause LN19 is planned to be delivered to Crystal Air, in 2017, according to ATDB (updated was made in May 2016)

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by rukundo
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 16890

Re: African Aviation Thread

According to some Congolese News Papers (mainly from opposition), ECAir is on the verge to collapse: "After placing Equatorial Congo Airlines bankrupt, its leaders want to bleed again public finances without having previously made ​​accountable for their mismanagement". http://lesechos-con...

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by rukundo
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crystal Air 787 deal is off
Replies: 13
Views: 5647

Re: Crystal Air 787 deal is off

I wonder if Boeing will sale this terrible teen. LN17 was planned to be used by Royal Air Maroc, then RwandAir and now Crystal Air won't take it

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by rukundo
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RwandAir Unveils A330 Cabins
Replies: 32
Views: 7319

RE: RwandAir Unveils A330 Cabins

Quoting behramjee (Reply 25):One A330 dedicated for 3 weekly KGL-DAR-BOM (they have 5th freedom rights between DAR & BOM) and one A330 dedicated for CDG + BRU. BOM will be served 4 times a week, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday. Brussels wasn't mentioned by RwandAir, only London and Par...

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by rukundo
Fri May 27, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does Fedex Not Fly To Africa?
Replies: 45
Views: 15079

RE: Why Does Fedex Not Fly To Africa?

Yes DHL has a strong presence in Africa.

They have small bases in Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Togo South Africa and Kenya, flights are operated by Solenta Aviation and they will open a cargo terminal in Rwanda.

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by rukundo
Fri May 27, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does Fedex Not Fly To Africa?
Replies: 45
Views: 15079

RE: Why Does Fedex Not Fly To Africa?

Most of cargo flights between Africa and Europe are operated by Qatar Cargo, Emirates SkyCargo, Cargolux, Ethiopian Cargo, Lufthansa Cargo, KLM Cargo, Turkish Cargo, TNT, and KLM Cargo, + lots of belly cargo service. I think is quite enough. The best thing is that FedEx opens a base in Africa (like ...

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by rukundo
Sun May 15, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 16890

RE: African Aviation Thread

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/boeingrulz" class="quote" target="_blank">boeingrulz</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>Peter Hill, president and CEO of TAA...

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by rukundo
Sat May 14, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arik Air Expansion And Fleet Strategy
Replies: 18
Views: 4694

RE: Arik Air Expansion And Fleet Strategy

On ATDB, Arik Air 747-8Is status is "Acquisition cancelled?". About the 787-9s status is "planned on order"

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by rukundo
Sat May 14, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 16890

RE: African Aviation Thread

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AF022" class="quote" target="_blank">AF022</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>CAMAIR-CO seems to be suffering. I wonder how ...

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by rukundo
Sat May 07, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AF Have Purchased 748s Instead Of A388s?
Replies: 93
Views: 28715

Should AF Have Purchased 748s Instead Of A388s?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/blacksoviet" class="quote" target="_blank">blacksoviet</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>Why didn't they order the 757? The...

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by rukundo
Sat May 07, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AF Have Purchased 748s Instead Of A388s?
Replies: 93
Views: 28715

Should AF Have Purchased 748s Instead Of A388s?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/chiki" class="quote" target="_blank">chiki</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>I see they have been interchanging the 777W and ...

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by rukundo
Sat May 07, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia Stops Flights To Angola, From 01 June 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 7459

Iberia Stops Flights To Angola, From 01 June 2016

Spanish air carrier Iberia will stop flying to Angola from 1 June, 2016 by suspending flights between Madrid and Luanda, announced the company in the information sent to customers and tour operators. The statement said that the decision stems from the current economic situation of Angola, following ...

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by rukundo
Thu May 05, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM Post Q1 Loss
Replies: 10
Views: 4887

RE: Air France/KLM Post Q1 Loss

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/anstar" class="quote" target="_blank">anstar</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Interesting Transavia makes such a big loss in...

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by rukundo
Wed May 04, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did Airbus Update The A330/A340 Cabin?
Replies: 8
Views: 3316

RE: When Did Airbus Update The A330/A340 Cabin?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LY777" class="quote" target="_blank">LY777</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>and for the A330/A340, it was in 2002 </i></font...

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by rukundo
Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two QR A330(?) Parked At ORY
Replies: 12
Views: 5564

RE: Two QR A330(?) Parked At ORY

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ro1960" class="quote" target="_blank">ro1960</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>Thanks for all the precise replies. Any partic...

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by rukundo
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Côte D’Ivoire Orders Two A320ceo, Two A320neo
Replies: 3
Views: 1296

Air Côte D’Ivoire Orders Two A320ceo, Two A320neo

Source <acronym title="Bemidji Airlines (USA)">CH</acronym> Aviation : Air Côte d'Ivoire (HF, Abidjan) has placed a firm order with Airbus Industrie (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) for two A320-200 (sl)s and two A320neos. The Ivorian national carrier says it has selected CFM engines to power the aircraft. T...

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by rukundo
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO Must Quit:Kenya Airways Pilots Threaten Strike
Replies: 1
Views: 1118

RE: CEO Must Quit:Kenya Airways Pilots Threaten Strike

What a day, for Kenya Airways !!!! (thursday 28 April 2016) All informations were taken from Twitter officials accounts of Newspapers and Kenya Airways The EastAfrican Compte certifié ‏@The_EastAfrican il y a 5 heures (posted at 14h35) Kenya Airways pilots defy court order, want CEO out, disrupt reg...

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by rukundo
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CityJet SSJ100 Entry Into Service?
Replies: 3
Views: 1447

RE: CityJet SSJ100 Entry Into Service?

1st delivery is planned for May 2016. It will be deployed on charter and seasonal flights, in a first time About London City, <acronym title="Sandnessjoen - Stokka (SSJ / ENST), Norway">SSJ</acronym> should get its certification by end of 2016 and should start operations from 2017 at London City. So...

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by rukundo
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO Must Quit:Kenya Airways Pilots Threaten Strike
Replies: 1
Views: 1118

CEO Must Quit:Kenya Airways Pilots Threaten Strike

Things are going bad at Kenya Airways. Kenya Airways Ltd. pilots threatened to strike later this week to force Chief Executive Officer Mbuvi Ngunze, who is implementing a reorganization that will result in at least 600 job losses, to resign. The Kenya Airline Pilots Association wants Ngunze to resig...

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by rukundo
Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB To Start MAD-PVG On June 28, 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 5546

RE: IB To Start MAD-PVG On June 28, 2016

About Accra, British Airways operates a daily service, while Vueling operates weekly service from Barcelona, in code share with Iberia. It's probably enough for <acronym title="Niagara Falls - International (IAG / KIAG), USA - New York">IAG</acronym>. Furthermore since 2014, Ghana recorded a lower g...

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by rukundo
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways 787 At LAX…Why?
Replies: 13
Views: 9040

RE: Kenya Airways 787 At LAX…Why?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAX772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">LAX772LR</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>It also considered <acronym title="Miami -...

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by rukundo
Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Adds Costa Rica Service, From NOV 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 4675

Air France Adds Costa Rica Service, From NOV 2016

As from 2 November 2016 and throughout the 2016-17 winter season, Air France will offer two new weekly services to San José (Costa Rica) on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. The flights will be operated by Boeing 777-300 with a capacity of 468 seats – 14 in Business, 32 in Premium Economy and ...

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by rukundo
Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Camair Operating?
Replies: 2
Views: 905

RE: Is Camair Operating?

Last week, i worked at T1 <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>, they were operating a flight, with the B737-700...after been grounded several days at <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>. They got the...

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