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by Aircellist
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 213371

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

T4thH, could you post sources even if in French? A few people could read it :-)

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by Aircellist
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 258768

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Question for geeks: I suppose the 787 will be the wide body that will have reached 1000 deliveries the earliest in its career… By how much?

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by Aircellist
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 555154

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

How many stored A350s now?

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by Aircellist
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 424
Views: 76042

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

Thanks, Revelation, for the reminder of the deal. In effect, BBD is paying AIB up to 700M$ for AIB to "buy out" the CSeries. BBD is fire selling many things (training, CRJ, Q400, wire harnesses) to pay for that "sale". It takes time for AIB to steer the production clear, because ...

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by Aircellist
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 30648

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

And a thought for Air Inter (IT)…

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by Aircellist
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 168373

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Someone83 wrote:
Aircellist wrote:
I count more than 50 tails on that bottom picture (Thanks, Royal, by the way!). What would be the approximative value of such an inventory?


The list price * 55-60%?


Thank you * 55-60% :)

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by Aircellist
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 168373

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I count more than 50 tails on that bottom picture (Thanks, Royal, by the way!). What would be the approximative value of such an inventory?

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by Aircellist
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Remember smoking in the cockpit ?
Replies: 42
Views: 14746

Re: Remember smoking in the cockpit ?

As a passenger, I remember smoking and non smoking, and also travelling in an AC 747 in june 1987 YMX-CDG. As there were no window seats left in the non smoking section I took the last one in the smoking section, with overhead vent opened to the max through all the flight!

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by Aircellist
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 121
Views: 23362

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

TAT MRS-TLS in summer 1989 Interesting. IIRC, TAT operated the Bac 1-11 for a very short time only. I didn’t even find pictures. Can anyone help? Was „your“ Bac 1-11 in full colours? Or just some titles on a white fuselage? Alas, I don't precisely remember… It may have been white. At that time, I d...

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by Aircellist
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 121
Views: 23362

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

TAT MRS-TLS in summer 1989

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by Aircellist
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow terminal renaming
Replies: 62
Views: 12834

Re: Heathrow terminal renaming

Britannic building, Europa building, Oceanic terminal… That alone shows how much the logic of air transport has changed in the last half century.

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by Aircellist
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 387217

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

It is possible that the fifth door is standard, but plugged if not needed - notice how one of the white frames has air stairs at all four Type A doors, but not one at the Type C. As frigatebird noted, plugging the door means no windows for passengers in that row, but maybe it's an acceptable trade-...

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by Aircellist
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 148
Views: 25842

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

So many cringeworthy remarks in this thread… I'll only say this: OK, AC can plead to be a victim of that absurd-and-unfair-law-to-which-Westjet-is-not-submitted, but then, ever wondered why AC, even with their sometimes ludicrously high fares, still holds the fort in YUL and all of Quebec, in fact, ...

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by Aircellist
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 36040

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Building to be the biggest without seeing indications that the real fight will be against falling into irrelevancy… That reeks of Mirabel take 2 indeed.

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by Aircellist
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 694181

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

My apologies to all who have commented on my post several weeks ago. I had a modest health issue and have not been on the forum for several weeks (and some other internet forums either). I am not fully recovered and only have limited time. But, will start to review things. It is unlikely I will res...

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by Aircellist
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 398
Views: 129977

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread

Interesting development indeed, if and when confirmed. It also means that YUL would not remain the almost only A330 powerhouse, like it is now.

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by Aircellist
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 694181

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Well, so the telephone was invented in the USA? Tell that to Alexander Graham Bell… And if it is the measure of the quality of the editorial, well… It just reminds me that time, in the early years of A.net, when a piece directly from Boeing's PR was reproduced here, which said that Boeing had invent...

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by Aircellist
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada Drops Transat Takeover After EU Competition regulator concerns
Replies: 482
Views: 11574

Re: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat

I have never been a fan of Air Transat. It screams "1990 holiday flight". Maybe they should change the name to Air Quebec and focus on YUL. Something like Ryanair and Lauda (Austria/Germany). Although I know that would be hard because of politics, it would be interesting they keep two dif...

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by Aircellist
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 332
Views: 53007

Re: Mitsubishi to buy the CRJ program?

So, CRJ is lucrative and Bombardier cannot make money out of it. Mitsubishi will make money with the program. Something does not sound very right. No; the real deal is that BBD is on the hook for the CSeries. BBD is in fact paying for AIB to take the CSeries over, look carefully at the original agr...

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by Aircellist
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 48726

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

First big step is stabilizing the Q400 production, need a good bit of orders like now. Does production stay in Mirabel or move out west. Viking Air has done decent supporting the previous DHC models, but it has been tough. It appears they have a plan, hope it is profitable. Production has never bee...

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acentauri wrote:
mchei wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
Small correction: It is LH426. On a side note it's cool that Philly is getting another 747 service


Yep! There’s a pic somewhere showing the LH and Speedbird 747s next to each other......

PHL- https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D3OhENsWsAEn23u.jpg:large


Now, that's cool! 8-)

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by Aircellist
Fri May 31, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"
Replies: 41
Views: 9332

Re: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"

Cool to see many languages used in both videos, but… Boeing had a few people speak French in their video. Airbus, no one, including Brégier… Maybe because Boeing is an American company and that French is not an official language in the US??? Whereas Airbus is a European company and that French is o...

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by Aircellist
Fri May 31, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"
Replies: 41
Views: 9332

Re: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"

Cool to see many languages used in both videos, but… Boeing had a few people speak French in their video. Airbus, no one, including Brégier…

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by Aircellist
Thu May 30, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada Drops Transat Takeover After EU Competition regulator concerns
Replies: 482
Views: 11574

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

Operating from 4 hubs in a country of less than 35m people may seem absurd, but operating from 4 hubs in a country that covers 6 time zones is far less absurd, I believe. The only hubs that could "reasonably" be closed are YUL and YYC, but closing either one or both may well cost way more ...

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by Aircellist
Thu May 30, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada Drops Transat Takeover After EU Competition regulator concerns
Replies: 482
Views: 11574

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

In short, the biggest shareholder says that the proposed price per share would be like paying for TS' cash without giving any value to the activities. They also believe TS could be made much more profitable.

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by Aircellist
Tue May 28, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 41839

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Talking about the differences between BBD and Airbus… I know or used to know people working in the aviation part of BBD… I've lost sight of some and I know some no longer works for BBD. Their stories had strikingly similar parts, even though they were told years apart. In short, my understanding is ...

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by Aircellist
Tue May 21, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada Drops Transat Takeover After EU Competition regulator concerns
Replies: 482
Views: 11574

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

Well, the monopoly argument is not quite as solid as it seems, because most French province cities are already in a monopoly situation. For instance: AC does not fly to TLS.

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by Aircellist
Fri May 17, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada Drops Transat Takeover After EU Competition regulator concerns
Replies: 482
Views: 11574

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

The interesting part of it is that Air Transat was founded by transfuge pilots when Quebecair was folded into Nordair, which led through CPAir and PWA to Canadian, then to the AC merger… And, the first planes of TS were old AC Tristars. So, somehow, this is like closing the loop… In addition, one o...

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by Aircellist
Thu May 16, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada Drops Transat Takeover After EU Competition regulator concerns
Replies: 482
Views: 11574

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

Just closing the (many) direct flights from YUL to French province cities would cost the new combine quite a number of sales. I know my mom and sisters, for instance, will get out of their best schedule options to use those direct flights. Granted, if there is no choice, then there is no choice, but...

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by Aircellist
Thu May 16, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada Drops Transat Takeover After EU Competition regulator concerns
Replies: 482
Views: 11574

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

The interesting part of it is that Air Transat was founded by transfuge pilots when Quebecair was folded into Nordair, which led through CPAir and PWA to Canadian, then to the AC merger… And, the first planes of TS were old AC Tristars. So, somehow, this is like closing the loop…

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by Aircellist
Thu May 02, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 213371

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

https://www.lapresse.ca/affaires/entrep ... plonge.php
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About the factories, BBD will sell the Belfast one. The article states that BBD will no longer be making the CSeries, sorry, A220's wings.

https://www.lapresse.ca/affaires/entrep ... plonge.php

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by Aircellist
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 213371

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Keesje, two corrections, if you don't mind:
First, the place name is Mirabel, not Maribel, and
Second, the St Lawrence seaway is used by ships going beyond Montreal towards the Great Lakes (Toronto, Detroit, Chicago...); Montreal's harbour is almost always open.

Ok, back to the topic. :)

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by Aircellist
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 34329

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019

SEU wrote:
I actually forgot about this plane. Have any other airlines taken delivery other than Wideroe?


You forgot? Ssshhh, be quiet! :shhh: EMBSPBR will have a heart attack upon hearing that!

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by Aircellist
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 555154

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Would that be #3 in april, rather?

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by Aircellist
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 112601

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

YUL adapted to the A380, only to receive AF's for one or two summer seasons… Already long gone.

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by Aircellist
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S to grant Vietnam safety rating paving way for air service
Replies: 98
Views: 21058

Re: U.S to grant Vietnam safety rating paving way for air service

I know it's not US but I'd love to see VN in YUL… :cloudnine:

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by Aircellist
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is an elderly CRJ200 worth on the open market?
Replies: 37
Views: 8736

Re: What is an elderly CRJ200 worth on the open market?

1969… Not bad for a production run… Not stellar nowadays, but much more than most historic models. Not bad? Besides the 747 and later 737, who are likely to exceed? Dc-3 asside. We're talking before any in production Airbus. A 20 year production run is considered steller in my book. Lightsaber Let'...

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by Aircellist
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 214494

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Hedging bets: the FAL in Everett would be safe from east coast hurricanes, while the FAL in Charleston would be safe from west coast strikes or earthquakes…

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by Aircellist
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is an elderly CRJ200 worth on the open market?
Replies: 37
Views: 8736

Re: What is an elderly CRJ200 worth on the open market?

1969… Not bad for a production run… Not stellar nowadays, but much more than most historic models.

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by Aircellist
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 82
Views: 10613

Re: Mariner has passed away

Just learned the news from a post by Revelation. Very sad. Thanks, Mariner, thanks a lot.

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by Aircellist
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 214494

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

If the delay really is about building a business case, it begs the question of said business case… Once, a few dozen sales were enough, then a few hundreds. Nowadays, are we already past one thousand sales needed prior to formal launch? Business case doesn't just look at the demand for the plane it...

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by Aircellist
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 214494

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

If the delay really is about building a business case, it begs the question of said business case… Once, a few dozen sales were enough, then a few hundreds. Nowadays, are we already past one thousand sales needed prior to formal launch?

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by Aircellist
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says
Replies: 308
Views: 60534

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

… And at some point, the A220 could give Airbus some time to breathe and think, when it will be necessary (if ever…) to replace the A32x family…

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by Aircellist
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 168373

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

What is the N1786B written on many (all?) green aircraft? Sorry if it has already been asked and answered…

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by Aircellist
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says
Replies: 308
Views: 60534

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

I'm also reading: :arrow: Airbus is investing to grow production to 10-15 a month in the next few years https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-airbus-lifts-a220s-future-with-mobile-gro-455082/ And not finding any info about Airbus investments, yet am finding push back on whether or not...

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by Aircellist
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World's Busiest Airports 1990
Replies: 9
Views: 4767

Re: World's Busiest Airports 1990

My parents had received, with their Time's subscription, an almanach for 1980. It had, among many other entries, many lists about air transport, including busiest airports. From memory, ORD was indeed at the top. I can't find it any longer, though…

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by Aircellist
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program
Replies: 59
Views: 10940

Re: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program

Bombardier is on the way out of the air passenger carrying business. They need all they can find to pay what they still owe to Airbus, per the CSeries acquisition agreement… My bet is that, at the first occasion, Airbus will buy out what will remain of the former CSeries to be acquired, mostly with ...

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by Aircellist
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 288
Views: 75529

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

With those different WV, will the exploitant (Airbus, for that matter) be able to declare one WV when the plane flies loaded, and another one when it flies back empty?

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by Aircellist
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 17835

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2018

"Best wishes to you all!" :)

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