RobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3942 posts, RR: 19 Posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2382 times:
Just a quick heads up for you folks. The 3x TAAG 737s left Boeing Field earlier today and are currently on approach to Gander as I speak (0140z) as DTA731, DTA732 and DTA733. I imagine that this is a fuel stop for them before continuing across the Pond to Angola.
RobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3942 posts, RR: 19 Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2340 times:
I've just been informed from a reliable source that one of the 737s went tits up and is still at PAE.
Also been informed that the 777s will ferry to SEA and leave from there tomorrow direct to Luanda as the runway isn't long enough at PAE for them to get off the ground and make it in one hit with a full tank of juice.
AC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 794 posts, RR: 13 Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 2097 times:
Since there is a strong possibility of YQX closing down in the near future, I wonder if we will see such delivery flights stop here in YYT or will they stop in YYR?
It would certainly be nice to see some carriers such as TAAG do a layover here. It would be a reason to bring my camera to work again.
In life, some days you are the bug..... some days you are the windshield!
Beech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4 Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 1842 times:
Quoting RobK (Reply 2): Also been informed that the 777s will ferry to SEA and leave from there tomorrow direct to Luanda as the runway isn't long enough at PAE for them to get off the ground and make it in one hit with a full tank of juice
Uhh... i'm not sure who your source is but we have 777-300ER's for Emirates leave and fly non-stop to Dubai. Let alone all sorts of other places around the world. And they are off the ground and have some serious air beneath them before they hit the end of the runway. We have 9000ft and are only a few hundred feet above sea level. I'd be surprised if thats really the reason...
773ER's are 120,000lbs heavier for the same range (within 100nm).
Beech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 1831 times:
Quoting N328KF (Reply 3): Is it normal to have so many aircraft delivered simultaneously?
No its not. They would normally take 1 at a time as they were ready for delivery. But there has been numerous complications. Training on the aircraft took longer than expected and they have to repaint the aircraft into old paintschemes.
This all resulted in one giant delivery ceremony.
If we take the 30K more thrust (19% more) and take into consideration the 119,000lbs heavier aircraft (16% heavier) it pretty much negates it. Hence the only slightly longer range (150nm).
Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 8): On a personal note, you look silly when you come on here and make statements like this, or "SEA doesn't have a 34C."
Yeah... on that note... It was what? 10 days before i made that comment that they did NOT have a 34C.
I apologize that i didn't check before i made the statement. I was not up on "we are building a new runway that won't open for 18 months so lets rename the existing ones now" regulation (i know why they did it so i don't need an explanation). It was a surprise to me to find out they had renamed it at the time, but for obvious reasons it makes sense. I don't frequent KSEA anymore and havn't for some time... it was an honest mistake.