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Flightglobal To Stop Publishing JP Airline Fleets  
User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6571 posts, RR: 55
Posted (9 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4420 times:

Hi !

Flightglobal announced Monday that they are ceasing publication of the JP Airline Fleets Intl book and that this current year's edition will be the last one:

http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace...eets-ceases-publication-98324.aspx

I'm very sad to hear this as I find it very useful. The quality has declined slightly the last few years but it's still the best print fleet book there is.

The JP Fleets Intl book was first published in 1966 and was published by BuchAir until about 5 years ago when they sold it to Flightglobal.

Perhaps someone else will take over and use the same name ?

The777Man


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User currently offlineSpaceshipDC10 From Canada, joined Jan 2013, 1797 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4326 times:

I believe it was just a matter of time before that decision would be made. It was always a bit outdated when it was published and this became even more the case with all the data available on the web. Like for many things, its time is over.


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User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6923 posts, RR: 63
Reply 2, posted (9 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 3916 times:

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
Flightglobal announced Monday that they are ceasing publication of the JP Airline Fleets Intl book

That's OK. I've ceased buying it.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
The quality has declined slightly the last few years

More than "slightly". It was never the same after FlightGlobal took it over.

Shame. I used to look forward every year to the new edition.


User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7193 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (9 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3658 times:

Quoting PM (Reply 2):
More than "slightly". It was never the same after FlightGlobal took it over.

yep. people stopped buying it when they made it because it got less and less accurate. not to mention the electronic version was not up to much and you couldn't even check off the planes you had seen.


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6571 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

I contacted the editor for Skyliner Magazine and figured that he could possibly publish something similar.

His reply:

Hi Lars,

the former Swiss guys are back on track and will
make a decision within 3 weeks' time they say

So perhaps BuchAir will take over again. I really hope that they come thru.

We'll see what happens.

The777Man



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User currently offlineTC957 From UK - England, joined May 2012, 877 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3240 times:

I hope so too - there's no doubt the book was better all round when BuchAir published it.

User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2715 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3125 times:

I bought my first JP fleets in the middle of the 80ies. Whenever I saw a new registration I "clicked" the little box in front of the registration.

But as all the others said before: today - wouldn't even think of using JP but simply type in the registration into google and check the pictures that will appear.

At that time we had a lot of B 707 and DC 8 in FRA flying MAC- and sub-charter flights. These planes used to change their operators more often than I changed my underwear (well, not really, but you know what I mean). So even at that time JP wouldn't help.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25356 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3078 times:

Anything on paper is out of date even before it's issued. It's the same reason why very few airlines still issue printed timetables.

User currently offlineRubberJungle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2886 times:

Exactly right. These days it's extremely difficult to make a business case for a paper directory, because it doesn't sell. It's too expensive to include all the data available, and the selected data which does end up printed is inaccurate before it's out of the door - not because it was bad information but because it can't keep up with changes the way electronic data can.

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