Did ANY airline ever order a factory-built -100B?? I've never heard of this until reading your post; I don't believe it's even mentioned in Joe Sutter's book about building the 747. I thought that the next variant after the -100 was the -200, and in short order (followed by the -200F and then the -...Jump to post
"Cheap, second hand 747s stored and ready to be put back in service for charter ops? Naaaaah!"
"A380s with almost 1000 seats and which are way more financially risky to operate? Oh yeah!"
1) Should be end of this month 2) From a quick search: Cancun, La Romana and Guadeloupe 3) not sure... https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/274711/neos-adds-boeing-787-service-to-guadeloupe-in-w17/?highlight=neos https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/274587/neos-updates-pla...Jump to post
I've also heard of the VOR Airlines story. Awful name, by the way.
Their first MD-88 is scheduled to arrive here in Fortaleza for a tech stop. It will arrive in basic Iberia colors... not confirmed though. Hope they paint it before!
It seems EVA really wants to get rid of their Jumbos. Sad! I honestly don't know why they want to get rid of their 747-400Fs, they still have life in them. Also your signature and profile pic is very hilarious XD. Indeed they do, those 747s are not that old. Hope they find another job with Atlas, K...Jump to post
It was painted in GIG along with a C-Check.
Really cool, hope to see this bird back to New Zealand!
Last month, an ex-Lufthansa B737-200 was flown (inside an An-124) from Fortaleza, Brazil to Friedrichshafen, Germany, to be restored for a museum.
Would be great to see the same fate for this ex-Air New Zealand DC-8!
Hope he gets a water salute during arrival!Jump to post
Several 747s which could be converted, plus 747-8F still being offered by Boeing... why anyone would want an A380 converted to cargo? Sounds pretty nonsense to me...Jump to post
PK-GSH was the only 744 that was flown by Garuda for the past 6 months when -GSG was retired. In other news, United Airlines retired two 744s last week. Both from the first batch of deliveries, built in 1990 (N178UA) and 1991 (N181UA). Both flew more than 105.000 hours and therefore enjoyed a full ...Jump to post
Plus Ultra, from Spain, should get these birds... they have an all-A340-300 fleet, and maybe these quite new frames would be interesting to them.Jump to post
I knew this day would come.
I really like their current scheme and IMHO there's no need to change. It's still classy after all those years!
I hope they change to something good, but I fear they might get rid of the grey belly and engines... and that's all. Ultra boring.
AF-KLM just anounced they will fly to Fortaleza through KLM and Joon, there are the Azul REC-MCO flights and TAP will have the A321LRNeo and the possibility of open new city pairs Brazil-Europe with these A321, and Gol can too reach new international markets with their 737 Max 8 arriving in 2018, s...Jump to post
The change was made tho remove Synchronizing the world of commerce from the planes and tucks because the word Synchronizing does not translate into the languages of new counties severed in South America and Africa. “Sincronizando” translates perfectly to Spanish In Portuguese too. And it's not a ne...Jump to post
Beautiful aircraft in a gorgeous livery. I've read people slate the Thai livery on here but it's hard to see why. It's the perfect modernisation of a classic livery and is unique in motif and colour boldness for a legacy carrier. The only complain I have is that they dropped their gorgeous metallic...Jump to post
Question: I've also noticed that German planes don't seem to have the registration printed under or over the wings (or at least one wing). Many other European aircraft from other countries seem to adopt that, except Germany. Why? But the, i've seen a pic of a SunExpress Deutschland B737-800 sporting...Jump to post
The 757-200 is the perfect aircraft for the KEF-SEA route. Also, what would Icelandair purchase to replace the 757 and 767? Icelandair seems to be pretty happy with their strong 757 fleet. I guess they might replace it in a not-so-near future with a mix of 737 MAX and maybe 797. They already have M...Jump to post
Far too expensive to start cutting into the nose of a PAX 747 with all the wiring and etc. Only a factory option because there are provisions in place for it.
QUESTION: Why converted 747s from pax to cargo don't get a nose cargo door? Why is it only available for newbuild freighters?Jump to post
Hello! Hope someone can help me too: Flight from Atlanta (ATL) to Fortaleza (FOR), July 15th 2009. Aircraft was a B767-300ER instead of regular B757-200 for the route. I believe the flight was DL231. Can someone please confirm the registration to me? I think it was N188DN but not sure. Anyone? Mine...Jump to post
Very nice find!
#3 is by far my favorite
#5 is just a refreshed version of the Widget livery... I fail to see any improvement.
The others are indeed quite forgettable and very 90ish indeed. A few of them remind me of USAir livery with white fuselage, don't know why!
Update: It seems that Spanish leisure carrier Wamos Air recently added 2 747-400s to their fleet. EC-MRM (ex-Malaysia 9M-MPM) EC-MQK (ex-Malaysia 9M-MPK) both are PW powered and both built in 1998. Now their fleet consists of the following Jumbos: EC-MDS EC-KSM EC-KQC EC-KXN EC-MRM EC-MQK EC-MDS is ...Jump to post