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Taiwan Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:38 pm

Welcome to the Taiwan Aviation Thread 2020. Please continue your discussion and to post your updates here.

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Ishrion
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Re: Taiwan Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:43 pm

STARLUX commences commercial flights this month.
 
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Re: Taiwan Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:18 pm

Effective from today, 1st Jan, all aircraft older than 26 years will have to be retired from service by Taiwanese airlines. Apart from the Md80s operated by the grounded FAT, which is not likely to return in service anytime soon at this stage, no other aircraft is even close to that age, the oldest being a B737-800 in the China Airlines fleet, built in 1999.

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Was fashion the reason why they were there?
 
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Re: Taiwan Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:57 pm

26 years?
Theres a bunch of CI 744Fs (18 + 2 parked) most of which will need retiring by mid decade and they only have 6 777Fs on order.

Other news, CI and IT have chosen Pratt GTF for their A321 and A320neo. Interesting. CI has used CFMs since their 737-400s. IT has been an IAE customer, I suspect CI have gotten a deal to be a GTF MX center.
https://www.flightglobal.com/singapore- ... 42.article
https://utc.com/en/news/PW/2019/12/05/c ... p-to-30-a3
Thats up to potentially 45 GTF frames for both.
I wouldn't be surprised now that AE order A220s to replace their Embraers. Even A220-300s would probably be good for [email protected] seat A220s, @180 seat A321s for NB fleet.
Now all they need is something between the A321 and the A333/359. Like A338s!
 
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Re: Taiwan Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:14 pm

CI has imposed a 10% pay cut on all supervisory positions effective 16 FEB due to the Wuhah Virus. (Taiwan refuses to call it anything else)

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3875788
 
trex8
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Re: Taiwan Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:41 pm

Starlux has had terrible timing!
iI the downturn goes through most of the year they may belly land before even really taking of!
Cebu flights delayed till summer now
https://simpleflying.com/coronavirus-st ... ebu-delay/

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