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by leleko747
Fri May 25, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?
Replies: 38
Views: 3751

Re: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?

I wonder if a BAe 146 with gravel kit would do the job.
Nice short runway performance, high wing...

The Embraer KC-390 would maybe be nice too, as stated by a friend above.
Embraer needs to make it civilian!

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by leleko747
Tue May 22, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)

It is operated by Antonov Airlines, a subsidiary company of Antonov Design Bureau (the manufacturer)... they use it for charter operations, transporting oversized loads. Hope this helps!

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by leleko747
Mon May 21, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM 744 LAX-SCL?
Replies: 8
Views: 2391

Re: LATAM 744 LAX-SCL?

Too bad this one is sporting an awful grey livery (a kind of special livery used as an alibi because LATAM asked Wamos to use different colors other than theirs, to avoid confusion with SKY Airlines planes in Chile).

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by leleko747
Fri May 18, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 390
Views: 59710

Re: 737 down near HAV

Judging by these pics of the crash site, it was NOT the Blue Panorama 734 , but the Global Air 732. Check out the vertical stabilizer livery: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/19/XA-UHZ_%286908943182%29.jpg/800px-XA-UHZ_%286908943182%29.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia...

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by leleko747
Thu May 17, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 9039

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

Probably because they're officially known and certified as ERJ'S :lol: Look at the certificates or type rating documents for the Embraers and you'll see why. Even fleet websites display them as ERJ's. Certified... yes Known... no, not since early 2000s. The certification type remains actually as ER...

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by leleko747
Wed May 16, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 9039

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

http://atwonline.com/airframes/flybe-co ... 5-aircraft


2018 and people still call E-Jets as ERJs? :confused: :duck:
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Boair wrote:
Flybe will retire their fleet of 9 ERJ 195 by April 2020:
http://atwonline.com/airframes/flybe-co ... 5-aircraft


2018 and people still call E-Jets as ERJs? :confused: :duck:

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by leleko747
Fri May 11, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 17542

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

Nice to see Wamos Air leasing a 747 to Lufthansa for the high season.

Oh wait.

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by leleko747
Tue May 08, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do engine issues strain future relationships for future models?
Replies: 21
Views: 2520

Re: Do engine issues strain future relationships for future models?

LAX772LR wrote:
Last PW standalone option appears to be the 764ER circa 1999.


All B767-400ERs have GE engines.

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by leleko747
Sat May 05, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azores Airlines' OAK Service 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2999

Re: Azores Airlines' OAK Service 2018

What A330 is that? I've heard that their sole A330 was being returned to lessor and was flown to TAP-ME at GIG to be stripped from her colors.

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by leleko747
Thu May 03, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Is Frankfurt airport aviation geek nirvana?
Replies: 15
Views: 1661

Re: Is Frankfurt airport aviation geek nirvana?

johns624 wrote:
JFK, LHR, CDG, LAX and others are like that, too.


CDG might have an interesting traffic but surely isn't a spotter-friendly airport.

If I remember well, you have to get a permission letter from the police, obtained 1 month before going planespotting there.
Totally absurd in my opinion.

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by leleko747
Thu May 03, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver ATR to SJU?
Replies: 12
Views: 1633

Re: SILVER ATR to SJU?

Actually you'd be surprised, quite a few ATR's ferry through South America, the usual routing to cross the Atlantic is Praia, Cape Verde to Fortaleza, Brazil. Exactely. I'm a planespotter here in Fortaleza and many Caribbean ATRs have tech stopped here, on delivery flight. Always arriving from RAI ...

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by leleko747
Thu May 03, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 135
Views: 23702

Re: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date

It has been a while since the last 747-400 BCF was even converted. Asiana had a B747-400 Combi converted to full freighter last year, if I remember correctely. At Bedek in Israel. Yeah, surely the work was easier - the cargo door and half of cargo space were already there - but still is something. ...

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by leleko747
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian divesting itself of up to 140 aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 7579

Re: Norwegian shuffles it's fleet, again

Not sure if already mentioned here, but Norwegian Argentina's sole B737-800 is going back to Europe after being delivered in Argentina.
People are speculating that Norwegian ARG will use A320neo instead. Weird to see the jet going back to Europe right after being delivered.

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by leleko747
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 75
Views: 17720

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

I don't mind with the new font, I just hope they keep their planes with the very tropical-look blue.
And hope they don't go eurowhite, or extremely-boring eurowhite... or Lufthansa-class-boring Eurowhite.

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by leleko747
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM wet-leases a 747.
Replies: 83
Views: 16070

Re: LATAM wet-leases a 747.

EC-MDS is the Jumbo picked for LATAM's operations. It is now sporting a different Wamos Air livery, a grey livery identical to the one used on the A330 EC-MTT. Seems to be a special livery celebrating their 15 years of operations. However, an Argentinian (or Chilean, can't remember now) aviation blo...

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by leleko747
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation
Replies: 31
Views: 3562

Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

All A320-100s are scrapped/stored/preserved as far as I know. None flying. 747-100: I think Iran Air Force still have them flying. Ex-TWA birds. Boeing 707: I think there are none in civilian pax/cargo operations. They only fly now as military (tankers and cargo ops). BAC 1-11: Is there any of these...

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by leleko747
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed
Replies: 76
Views: 20056

Re: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed

Not sure if i'm a fan of the livery. At least it's colorful and not boring like some hideous stuff we've seen lately.
However... looks totally out of place when the airline is named Air ITALY.

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by leleko747
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 747 Classics as of 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 2146

Re: 747 Classics as of 2018

Air Georgia is operating two 747-200 freighters. TransAviaExport, from Belarus, is operating a single Boeing 747-300 freighter. About 10 747SP are active as of 2018. There's a cargo carrier in Iran operating a 747-200F... and I think Iran Air still have their 742 freighter EP-ICD active. Iran Air Fo...

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by leleko747
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First NW 747-400 flight
Replies: 34
Views: 5363

Re: First NW 747-400 flight

DLHAM wrote:

Isnt the SP technically a 747-100, with shorter fuselage and a few other changes?


Kinda yes, but that's a pretty big change... that's why it's considered as another variant of the 747 and not a version of the 747-100 (e.g. 747-100B)

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by leleko747
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First NW 747-400 flight
Replies: 34
Views: 5363

Re: First NW 747-400 flight

Polarisguy wrote:
That rounds out my 74 experience, 741, 742, 743, 744 and now, 748. Life is good


Did you fly on SP already?

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by leleko747
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger IL-76?
Replies: 19
Views: 4551

Re: Passenger IL-76?

The IL-76 involved in the Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision in 1996 had passengers onboard... it was probably configured with these 3-3 seating layout, similar to this Antartica ops IL-76

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by leleko747
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1586

Re: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018

Cubana is a true mess, just like the country.
How many jets of each type they have in the fleet... and how many of each type are flying currently?

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by leleko747
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Pro Air have special flap configurations for their 737s?
Replies: 21
Views: 3611

Re: Did Pro Air have special flap configurations for their 737s?

SFP started with a request from Gol, to operate the B737-800 on short runways here in Brazil, specially Santos Dumont airport in Rio.

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by leleko747
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6591

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

Not sure if an AT46, even as a ferry flight, is able to do RAI-NAT nonstop It is. Not sure if they use auxiliary tanks but it's not the first ATR delivery passing from Cape Verde to Brazil nonstop. I've photographed a few ATRs here in FOR arriving from Europe on delivery flight. NAT and REC are als...

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by leleko747
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6591

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

I'm assuming it could make it to the US sometime tomorrow. Probably gonna overnight somewhere for crew rest or swap in the Caribbean or Paramaibo? (not sure how Part 91 works on aircraft deliveries). From Las Palmas, might go to Sal Island, Natal and Cayenne before heading somewhere in the Caribbea...

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by leleko747
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6591

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

Silver Airways... and almost no silver used on the livery... LOL

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by leleko747
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAWA Dominicana grounded.
Replies: 8
Views: 2180

Re: PAWA Dominicana grounded.

Any recent news about them? Is the whole fleet still grounded? Filed for bankruptcy. It will be the first Dominican bankruptcy case to be adjudicated under a new law which allows for restructuring (as opposed to liquidation). Interesting... any news of the restructuring process? Sad to see them ris...

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by leleko747
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAWA Dominicana grounded.
Replies: 8
Views: 2180

Re: PAWA Dominicana grounded.

Any recent news about them? Is the whole fleet still grounded?

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by leleko747
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 6949

Re: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet

Cunard wrote:
Obviously the top of the winglet isn't totally visible in this photo so it's not too clear to make it out but I'll take your word for it!


The top of the winglet is indeed not so clear in the pic but check out the shadow cast in the fuselage. TF-FII is sporting the new Scimitar :bouncy:

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by leleko747
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 149
Views: 28271

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

Fixed that for you. This forum is made up of many hundreds of individuals who all have different artistic tastes. Some like more standard liveries, others like more unique ones. I, personally, hate this livery, but I don't think that anybody who likes it is empirically "wrong" or anything...

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by leleko747
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 6949

Re: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet

Not sure about the interior, but TF-FII looks pristine from the outside. WiFi dome, Scimitar winglets and a fresh livery. Nice job, Icelandair! here's the bird here in Fortaleza, flying on behalf of TACV: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4567/26565891829_ce0860f39d_c.jpg Eyjafjallajökull @ FOR by Leon...

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by leleko747
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More EK 77Ws retire
Replies: 25
Views: 10004

Re: More EK 77Ws retire

None going to Iran? I know that there are the sanctions, but Mahan Air operates a fleet of A340-600, which I suppose are around the same age as these 777s.

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by leleko747
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 149
Views: 28271

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

What a mess... it looks totally "harmony-less"

This livery was nice and elegant:



This one was great IMHO and also reminds me of BA World Tails:



Why change it? :crazy:

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by leleko747
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today, a new era for Widerøe starts
Replies: 26
Views: 5755

Re: Today, a new era for Widerøe starts

Congrats to Embraer and Wideroe! That's a great looking machine! I prefer the previous livery, this one looks too much like Turkmenistan, but anyway, still very nice. the E190-E2 indeed looks a bit shorter with this massive engine and bigger center fuel tank. However, the E195-E2 was stretched when ...

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by leleko747
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 34207

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

IMHO this livery (?) looks awful on every aircraft painted... 747-8, MD-11F, A320/A321 and now A350.

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by leleko747
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the MD-80 Freighter?
Replies: 19
Views: 3272

Re: What happened to the MD-80 Freighter?

Fits Air MD-82SF was recently ferried to the USA. I believe it was sold. This was their only MD. Here's my pic of it at Fortaleza airport, Brazil. During ferry flight... SID-FOR-PBM-KIN-??? https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4795/40882586771_14796b863f_c.jpg Friends In The Sky by Leonardo Mello , no Fli...

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by leleko747
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Split Scimitar winglet customers
Replies: 28
Views: 4369

Re: Split Scimitar winglet customers

BWIAirport wrote:
Nope, you nailed it on the head.

Also I appreciate your signature line :thumbsup:


saab805 wrote:

GKN and Korean Air actually manufacture the new AT Winglet for Boeing.



Thank you!!! :biggrin:

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by leleko747
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Split Scimitar winglet customers
Replies: 28
Views: 4369

Re: Split Scimitar winglet customers

There seem to be two variants, the more "swoopy" NG design and the straighter MAX design. AFAIK, the Split Scimitar Winglet is the one used in the 737NG. It's a retrofit for the Blended Winglet and is manufactured by Aviation Partners. The winglet used on the 737 MAX is the AT Winglet (AT...

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by leleko747
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Airways
Replies: 18
Views: 3823

Re: Italian Airways

Meridiana is ceasing all operations in Brazil (Fortaleza and Recife) on April 25th, due to their restructuring as Air Italy and focus on new routes. Here in Fortaleza, we had flights from Italy since early 2000s or even earlier, and now it will be over. Even Alitalia had a brief service in 2013, usi...

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by leleko747
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM mulls going low cost in Argentina
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

Re: LATAM mulls going low cost in Argentina

Whatever happened to the days of LAN being a premium carrier? A decade and a half ago, they were by far the best airline in South America with friendly people and an amazing product. Now they have arrogant staff and cheapen their offering with each passing year. Can't say about the rest but here in...

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by leleko747
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 36146

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

The tail looks good because it's glossy on this MD-11 pic.
Don't hold your breath to see the rest of the aircraft, the only "livery" at all is just at the tail.

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by leleko747
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long before KF Cargo replace their DC-10-30(F)s ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3303

Re: How long before KF Cargo replace their DC-10-30(F)s ?

Can't they get some MD-11Fs from VCV or something?
If they need capacity, a 747 might also do the work.

The most similar replacement would be a 767-300F, I guess. However, I believe they might be difficult to get, specially due to Amazon Prime Air orders...

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by leleko747
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s
Replies: 109
Views: 24624

Re: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s

Finally. This order was a zombie waiting to be shot in the head.

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by leleko747
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96267

Re: It's Official, Hawaiian Chooses The 787-9's

2018 and people still write 787-900 instead of 787-9?

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by leleko747
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 46280

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

Wasn't United in talks with Boeing for new build 767s?

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by leleko747
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)
Replies: 44
Views: 11527

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Retires the Boeing 767-300

I guess the OP was referring to the B767-300 non ER?
Anyway, misleading title indeed... although tecnically not wrong.

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by leleko747
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 163
Views: 28410

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

Compared to their current livery, this is awful.
Compared to Lufthansa's new livery, this is beautiful.

I hope they indeed finish the livery at KEF.
Icelandair's livery is very classy and elegant. This one looks cheap. Reminds me of an interim leased aircraft.

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by leleko747
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway extension projects around the world
Replies: 28
Views: 4732

Re: Runway extension projects around the world

Fortaleza Airport (FOR/SBFZ) in Brazil is supposed to get at least 200 more meters of runway in 2018.
From 2545m to 2745m.

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by leleko747
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 89
Views: 19052

Re: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!

This livery is wonderful. Would be great to see the A321 and B737-900ER side by side.

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by leleko747
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service
Replies: 47
Views: 8354

Re: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service

Now the last regular pax 747 route in the US (with an American registered 747) will finally end. It wasn't United, it wasn't Delta.

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