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by Spacepope
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Azores Airlines A310 flight
Replies: 36
Views: 5192

Re: Last Azores Airlines A310 flight happening right now

Current A310 in civilian use, passengers only: MSN Aircraft Type Reg Airline 447 Airbus A310-304 C-GTSY Air Transat 483 Airbus A310-304 C-GTSW Air Transat 488 Airbus A310-304 EP-MHO Mahan Airlines 496 Airbus A310-304 YA-CAQ Ariana Afghan Airlines 497 Airbus A310-304 YA-CAV Ariana Afghan Airlines 52...

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by Spacepope
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Azores Airlines A310 flight
Replies: 36
Views: 5192

Re: Last Azores Airlines A310 flight happening right now

UAL747422 wrote:
Is this particular plane going to be converted to a freighter for FX?

No. FX is retiring the last of their A310 fleet.

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by Spacepope
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 78
Views: 13860

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

Additional drawbacks of high wing: -Requires T-tail, which is structurally inefficient. Umm...no it doesn't. Ever seen the AN-124 and AN-225? I stand corrected. Thank you. A more accurate statement would be there must some mechanism - either elevation of the Hstab or enlargement - that accounts for...

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by Spacepope
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SSJ100 runway excursion
Replies: 23
Views: 5214

Re: SSJ100 landing gear failure and runway excursion

It does make sense with the report saying the MLG collapsed rearward. Probably touched down right before the 1-foot or so step (visible on the video) that then caused the collapse. If it did touch down like you said, that would be one hell of a deceleration and a miracle that anyone would have surv...

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by Spacepope
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SSJ100 runway excursion
Replies: 23
Views: 5214

Re: SSJ100 landing gear failure and runway excursion

Just been released on AVH http://avherald.com/h?article=4bec6e22&opt=0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecACY5-PrjM Looking at the video that AVHerald posted, it seems obvious that the aircraft touched down in the construction zone, went through the temporary fence and then went over the speed b...

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by Spacepope
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an A380F Save The Program?
Replies: 50
Views: 5456

Re: Would an A380F Save The Program?

Those that think that developing a passenger to freighter program for the A380 shouldn't be too expensive really need to give their heads a shake, especially when you consider that there won't be many companies interested. Any company investing in such a program would lose their shirts. Especially ...

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by Spacepope
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 717 Being Scrapped
Replies: 31
Views: 9466

Re: First 717 Being Scrapped

Since this is A.net, it should be pointed out the airframe referred to in the original post was actually the SECOND 717 scrapped, as the prototype was broken up at Long Beach way back in 2005.

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by Spacepope
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C
Replies: 25
Views: 2273

Re: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C

As I recall when they did the Wedgetail refueling design, there was probe that can be attached to the refueling receptacle that would allow the Wedgetail to accept a drogue. I believe the P-8 receptacle would have been the same design, so adapting both those planes to accept drogue refueling is not...

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by Spacepope
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 241
Views: 54771

Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

n471wn wrote:
sergegva wrote:
According to Planespotters, LV-BMT ex-Aerolineas Argentinas stored since November 2013 has been scrapped. Any idea when?



It was scrapped at Goodyear and had a great life with nearly 74,000 on her frame


Wow, that's...... not very much. WN is flying 73Gs with over 70,000 hours on them.

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by Spacepope
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B757 Wingtip Types
Replies: 8
Views: 1183

Re: B757 Wingtip Types

Dalmd88 wrote:
I've never seen the scimitar winglet installed on a 757, only on the 737. Who has those?

UA and Icelandair for sure. These are not split scimitar winglets, but they do have the pointy-backy bit on the top of them.

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by Spacepope
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two aircraft tried to use same runway the same time in Khartoum
Replies: 5
Views: 1500

Re: Two aircraft tried to use same runway the same time in Khartoum

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As they were Sudanese Air Force aircraft, I had already started a topic on this in the appropriate forum: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1405365

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by Spacepope
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 2 Antonovs collide in Sudan
Replies: 15
Views: 2149

2 Antonovs collide in Sudan

A Sudanese AF AN-32 rear-ends another Sudanese AF AN-26 on the runway in Khartoum. Video and pics via twitter: Cockpit severed on AN-32, tail chopped off AN-26. Video here: https://twitter.com/vokinburt_avia/status/1047440320772935680 Pics of aftermath: https://twitter.com/jimmy_banna/status/1047408...

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by Spacepope
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 236
Views: 36877

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

EI-CMD (Blue Panorama) has been retired from service and stored @LDE on 6/29. It will be sold to DHL and converted to cargo in due course. LN 568. 1995-build. Originally delivered to Vietnam Airlines through a GECAS lease. Blue Panorama maintains a fleet of (3) 763ERs. This frame was replaced with ...

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by Spacepope
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35B crashes in Beaufort County,SC
Replies: 16
Views: 2691

Re: F-35B crashes in Beaufort County,SC

Max Q wrote:
There may be statistics that show
that, but if youre a Navy pilot 300
miles from your carrier over the ocean and you lose that one engine
those numbers won’t matter much

Yeah, if only the navy had any experience operating single engined aircraft off carriers ever in its history.

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by Spacepope
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JJ A320 hits trees under tow at CGH
Replies: 26
Views: 5512

Re: JJ A320 hits trees under tow at CGH

Runway28L wrote:
That is going to be one expensive repair!


I can fix it! Have Bondo, will travel.

Just kidding, everybody knows it'll only take one roll of speed tape to mend.

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by Spacepope
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SAM 28000/29000 Repositioning
Replies: 8
Views: 1611

Re: SAM 28000/29000 Repositioning

It's a mockup. Engine nacelles are the wrong color.

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by Spacepope
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 236
Views: 36877

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

Seems like FedEx is not getting B763ERF fast enough, they have re-activated an old A310-324F from storage. Airbus A310‑324(F) MSN 449 N809FD FedEx Flew 26-27 Sept. 2018 VCV-ANC-NRT on return to svc ex F-OHPV https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/Airbus/A310/N809FD-Federal-Express/RNRh73 A PanAm 32...

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by Spacepope
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 236
Views: 36877

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

Seems like FedEx is not getting B763ERF fast enough, they have re-activated an old A310-324F from storage. Airbus A310‑324(F) MSN 449 N809FD FedEx Flew 26-27 Sept. 2018 VCV-ANC-NRT on return to svc ex F-OHPV https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/Airbus/A310/N809FD-Federal-Express/RNRh73 A PanAm 32...

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by Spacepope
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA DEN-LHR
Replies: 31
Views: 6117

Re: UA DEN-LHR

It is still seasonal but has been filed to return next year. I'm sure someone else can do the math quickly, but I believe UA has always had one LHR slot that has been seasonal. It was used to increase summer frequency on EWR in the past. There just aren't enough slots to justify using one on DEN-LH...

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by Spacepope
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 559
Views: 64570

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Space: One thing I found interesting. CAM actually believes that there is a significant market, particularly-abroad, for leasing of 762s. Obviously, because of the age and capabilities of these aircraft, they can lease for a good deal less than the 767-300s. However, it is apparently worth taking s...

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by Spacepope
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 559
Views: 64570

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Space: I think you are right here. Some nitwit analyst asked about the UA fleet at the ATSG conference call, and all Hete mentioned was that they had PW engines, not that they were ragged-out, high-time birds. I think he was trying to be nice. Probably a lot of eye-rolling in the room. Mine were. B...

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by Spacepope
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 559
Views: 64570

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

CM: That's all very interesting! It will be interesting to see where these 2 go. Also interesting to see when they decide to move 830WE into conversion. I am also interested to see when in 2019 the next AA aircraft will be retired, because AA is plainly the supplier of choice these days for 767 con...

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by Spacepope
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU
Replies: 25
Views: 3193

Re: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU

I can't wait to see how this plays out. I'm sure the support and maintenance for these aircraft is next to nothing. Chengdu Airlines can barely even keep their small fleet of them flying. Well, if it's anything like the SSJ fiasco, they'll just blame the western engines and call everything else a c...

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by Spacepope
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?
Replies: 28
Views: 4138

Re: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?

By definition , a "Combi" combi aircraftcombines passenger and cargo space on the main deck.. Belly capacity dooe not count Semantics. Frames with limited belly space had to put cargo on the main deck, to carry both a significant amount of cargo together with the passengers.. So we had na...

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by Spacepope
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Cargo planes - Why so popular?
Replies: 20
Views: 4949

Re: Boeing Cargo planes - Why so popular?

The Airbus floor sits higher to accommodate the industry standard 64 inch height,125inch base of the ULDs in use on the 747, DC-10 and L-1011. While the 707 was adopted early on by freight carriers, when the stretched DC-8 became available on the second-hand market it became the favourite freighter...

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by Spacepope
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes
Replies: 164
Views: 48486

Re: Russian Military Crashes

Do we know what type of SAM was used to shoot down the plane? Appears to be a S-200 (SA-5). Wikipedia even has a writeup on this incident now. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-200_(missile)#Incidents_involving_the_S-200 Yeah an SA-5 shot into a heavy ECM environment with a large target inbetween (wh...

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by Spacepope
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 98
Views: 17795

Re: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet, rebutted.

In my opinion, flightglobal being part of a multinational smearing campaign of a Russian airplane is much less likely to be true than Interjet having major issues with the SSJ. I haven't seen isn't a single piece of data that supports the smearing campaign. All data that I've seen supports the hypo...

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by Spacepope
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 98
Views: 17795

Re: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet, rebutted.

Nobody is "smearing" the SSJ, it's doing that all by itself aided and abetted by Sukhoi's lack of support. Don't you think the flightglobal article is part of a smearing campaign? If I've ever seen one... In my opinion, flightglobal being part of a multinational smearing campaign of a Rus...

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by Spacepope
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 16429

Re: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

People keep referring to the "uncontained" engine failure, but I have seen no photo or reports of fuselage damage or engine damage that would equate to an "uncontained" failure --- just sayin... Uncontained can also refer to parts coming straight out the back of the engine, so l...

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by Spacepope
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 16429

Re: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

Is it just me, or are the engines on the 75's particularly prone to failure? Seems like DL has had a number of in-flight emergencies with its 757 engines. You have to wonder if DL is flying them a bit past their prime and should have ordered the A321s earlier. I think it's just you. When you consid...

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by Spacepope
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 9940

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

Eff the politics. We NEED this aircraft. If you have lived in Oregon, California and surroundings, you'd understand. We have been living in a cloud of smoke for 3 months while we are surrounded by wildfires. People are losing their homes. This happens every year. Meh, this is the LAST aircraft we n...

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by Spacepope
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 9940

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

Google tells me the Beriev has certified the BE-103 in the USA (back in 2003) http://aviationweek.com/awin/faa-has-certified-beriev-be-103 This tells me that certification won't ruin Beriev, especially since it's part of UAC. Furthermore, as it is a fire fighting aircraft the Trump administration c...

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by Spacepope
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN 124 at McConnell AFB yesterday. Reason transporting fuselage for Spirit?
Replies: 14
Views: 3967

Re: AN 124 at McConnell AFB yesterday. Reason transporting fuselage for Spirit?

wjcandee wrote:
So the AN124 went to SFO. Any ideas now about what it was for?

They tend to spend a lot of time transporting helicopters and disassembled small aircraft for defense contracts. Somebody getting a fresh batch of armed C208s?

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by Spacepope
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 9940

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

N415XJ wrote:

Who are they going to, specifically? The federal US forest service? A state's? Some contractor?


Yes, the lack of specifics should be sending up a couple of flags here. I'll file this in the "I'll believe it when I see it" pile.

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by Spacepope
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 91
Views: 26625

Re: 787 Scrapping

n471wn wrote:
They could have donated it like they did the first 3—a real shame that 4 and 5 met such a sad fate

What "sad fate" has 4 met?

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by Spacepope
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 586
Views: 89102

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

It looks like one of the first Frontier A319s coming to the AA fleet is on its way. LN 2012 N922FR ferried from TPA to GYR. Approximately 50,000 hours and 25,000 cycles on the clock. Age wise, it slots right in between N833AW and N834AW. So this would actually be one of the younger frames not count...

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by Spacepope
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 586
Views: 89102

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

It looks like one of the first Frontier A319s coming to the AA fleet is on its way. LN 2012 N922FR ferried from TPA to GYR. Approximately 50,000 hours and 25,000 cycles on the clock.

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by Spacepope
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues
Replies: 37
Views: 7806

Re: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues (unconfirmed)

The last of the 3 aircraft was released quite a few weeks ago. Considering this was the first time this issue had been discovered (even after an SB came out to prevent this issue years ago) on any E190 so yes, it took significant time to work it. 2 of the a/c had findings during heavy checks, the 3...

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by Spacepope
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s 747-400 Fleet
Replies: 14
Views: 2771

Re: Delta’s 747-400 Fleet

OSL777FLYER wrote:
Later models will be more attractive for ACMI use or cargo conversion.


I still will eat my hat if we ever see another 747 P2F conversion again.

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by Spacepope
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues
Replies: 37
Views: 7806

Re: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues (unconfirmed)

lightsaber wrote:
How long were N216JB and N236JB down?

Late edit:
What were the hours/cycles?

For 216 it was in a heavy check in February and had around 33000 hours and 21000 cycles.

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by Spacepope
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 98
Views: 17795

Re: Report: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet

yowza wrote:
I can't imagine the market for used SSJ100's is super hot :)

Maybe someone needs them for parts...

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by Spacepope
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 559
Views: 64570

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

353 was damaged in ONT and went to GYR for structural repairs. I heard it was a K Loader from one person and a belt loader from another, so not exactly sure but if it was enough to require repairs like that, I’d guess it wasn’t a belt loader. It looks like 353 has been fixed after its ramp rash inc...

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by Spacepope
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 83
Views: 15947

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

I'll be perfectly honest with you, as a guy that really started getting into aviation a year ago I honestly do not care what 767-300ER/400ER I fly on. Wither it be Delta, United, American, Air Canada Rouge, JAL, etc. As long as I can fly on and experience the 767 flying internationally or domestica...

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by Spacepope
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 559
Views: 64570

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

353AZ ferried to GYR a little over a week ago. Normally, that's where ATSG has its aircraft painted (as well as other Dean Baldwin locations). Touch-up? New paint scheme? Something else? (MRO is usually done on these CAM-owned aircraft at KILN.) 353 was damaged in ONT and went to GYR for structural...

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by Spacepope
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727 Cargo Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 3539

Re: B727 Cargo Airlines?

The 727s are operated by Kalitta Charters II. Interjet West has one. CargoJet in Canada. Amerijet is done, Asia Pacific is done. I was poking around on Flightaware last week and saw an MGE 722 still doing work out of Guam. Glitch, or maybe just one frame hanging around a bit longer than expected......

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by Spacepope
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727 Cargo Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 3539

Re: B727 Cargo Airlines?

Kalitta Air? Although, their website just shows the 747-400 & 767-300 as active haulers. The 727s are operated by Kalitta Charters II. Interjet West has one. CargoJet in Canada. Amerijet is done, Asia Pacific is done. I was poking around on Flightaware last week and saw an MGE 722 still doing w...

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by Spacepope
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?
Replies: 62
Views: 6897

Re: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?

[quote="VSMUT"] China never received support from Russia to develop the J-15, relying instead on a reverse engineered Ukrainian Su-33. The Chinese twin-seat J-15 is also very different from the Russian one, with tandem rather than side-by-side seating. Um, the only Flanker variant with wit...

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by Spacepope
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Do the US Army Golden Knights now fly a Dash 8 for parachute jumps?
Replies: 12
Views: 2968

Re: Do the US Army Golden Knights now fly a Dash 8 for parachute jumps?

Canuck600 wrote:
Which U.S. Military Parachute Team got a Viking Twin Otter? I'm sure I read about that someplace


The USAF Academy has a coupl Twotters on staff here in COS for jump training.

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by Spacepope
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi
Replies: 36
Views: 8532

Re: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi

tomcoppins wrote:
I would consider it a crash due to the substantial amount of damage. Would people prefer I change the title to "pranged"?!


"pranged" is painfully British. I'd leave it "crash"

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by Spacepope
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi
Replies: 36
Views: 8532

Re: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi

You may want to consider changing the title, as the plane did not crash but caught fire upon landing. Crashing indicates the plane plunging into the ground. I think the title is accurate. The aircraft spun into a concrete ditch at speed, ripping off its landing gear and parts of both wings before c...

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