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by leleko747
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Wins Best Airline Cuisine 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2233

Re: Alitalia Wins Best Airline Cuisine 2017

tommyarias wrote:
It has not stop operating, therefore, it still is the flag carrier of Italy.


Exactely my thoughts. Alitalia is still the legacy airline representing Italy.

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by leleko747
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybondi's first 737 unveiled
Replies: 16
Views: 4485

Re: Flybondi's first 737 unveiled

While I do agree it's not the most creative livery out there, I still like it. A bright yellow is very eye catching and will surely stand out at an airport apron. Very nice, I really hope to see these guys growing!

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by leleko747
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787
Replies: 60
Views: 8100

Re: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787

masgniw wrote:
Next level pedantry. Who even cares? We all know what he was saying.


Knowing what he's saying does not make it right.
A person named Phillip would not like to see his name written as Fillip. Same logic.

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by leleko747
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787
Replies: 60
Views: 8100

Re: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787

stefanJ wrote:

***777-300ER...


It's ok to refer as "B777" when supressing the word "Boeing". Writing "Boeing B777" makes the "B" redundant and, therefore, unecessary :bouncy:

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by leleko747
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787
Replies: 60
Views: 8100

Re: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787

Most airlines didn't use much more than 350 seats on 747s anyway... the B777-300ER, for example, can also carry similar amounts of seats.

flybynight wrote:
747-800


***747-8

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by leleko747
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Pan Am buy any factory new 747-200’s ?
Replies: 61
Views: 9281

Re: Did Pan Am buy any factory new 747-200’s ?

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 -...

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by leleko747
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-800NG Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2343

Re: Southwest 737-800NG Question

All 737-800s are NGs so what's the point of writing 737-800NG?

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by leleko747
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s
Replies: 75
Views: 33472

Re: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s

"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!"

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by leleko747
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Retro Livery Plans
Replies: 50
Views: 12317

Re: United Retro Livery Plans

Wish UA could paint a B737-900ER in Saul Bass livery. Would be wonderful!

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by leleko747
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120
Replies: 533
Views: 42011

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

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...

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by leleko747
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120
Replies: 533
Views: 42011

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

Neos will soonly take delivery of their brand new B787-9.
Does anybody know:

1) when?
2) Which Caribbean destinations will see their 787?
3) if they'll open more Caribbean destinations with them?

Best regards!

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by leleko747
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lessor sells 3 former IB MD-80 aircraft to Venezuelan airline
Replies: 23
Views: 6421

Re: IB Sells 3 MD-80 Aircraft to Venezuelan Airline

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!

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by leleko747
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA has received its first 777F
Replies: 18
Views: 2343

Re: EVA has received its first 777F

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...

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by leleko747
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA has received its first 777F
Replies: 18
Views: 2343

Re: EVA has received its first 777F

It seems EVA really wants to get rid of their Jumbos. Sad!

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by leleko747
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's 9V-SKA on way to Tarbes (LDE) ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1702

Re: SQ's 9V-SKA on way to Tarbes (LDE) ?

If I remember corretely, it's the first SQ A380 to leave the fleet and might go to HiFly

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by leleko747
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number of Flights in Africa
Replies: 19
Views: 1751

Re: Number of Flights in Africa

MileHFL400 wrote:
Well I know this is a small one but Kenya Aiways ERJ’s and B737-700’s don’t show up on FR24.


Kenya Airways doesn't operate ERJs. It seems that only a company called "ALS" is operating them in Kenya

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by leleko747
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy
Replies: 77
Views: 10896

Re: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy

Someone here suggested "ITALIANA" and I find it simply perfect.

I like "Meridiana" a lot. Air Italy is too generic...

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by leleko747
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets
Replies: 54
Views: 10755

Re: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets

Independence76 wrote:

Air New Zealand 901: Plenty of clear images and video were filmed on board the fateful flight, including a video filmed at the moment of impact.


Do you have a link for this video or images?

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by leleko747
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 20455

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

1) Contrary to most people here, I loved the new Air Canada livery and I think this 737 looks amazing and classy.

2) I probably missed something... why is people angry at Boeing?

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by leleko747
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New colours for UTair Aviation Russia
Replies: 24
Views: 3196

Re: New colours for UTair Aviation Russia

Simply awful. What else can I say?
The previous livery, while also very Eurowhitey, was much better than this.

And I agree about the capital T.
It was UTair before, not it's Utair... weird!

"Youtee air" is now "Youtair" then?

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by leleko747
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)
Replies: 177
Views: 38306

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)

According to Skyliner, S7 Airlines B767-300ER VP-BVH was flown to TLV for freighter conversion.

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by leleko747
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Azores Airlines livery
Replies: 37
Views: 8575

Re: New Azores Airlines livery

Why can't they simply stick to this livery?!



Elegant, fresh, colorful... way better than these new "whale" designs they've been showing lately.

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by leleko747
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex Air NZ DC8 Recovery Operation from The Amazon
Replies: 17
Views: 5331

Re: Ex Air NZ DC8 Recovery Operation from The Amazon

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!

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by leleko747
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passengers Clapping
Replies: 57
Views: 4218

Re: Passengers Clapping

Here in Brazil i've flown several, several times and never seen clappings...

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by leleko747
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today Oct 12, Robert Piché of Air Transat is retiring
Replies: 7
Views: 1338

Re: Today Oct 12, Robert Piché of Air Transat is retiring

Hope he gets a water salute during arrival!

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by leleko747
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners look shorter in real life
Replies: 38
Views: 5801

Re: Airliners look shorter in real life

I thought the 767-300 was a kinda small plane until I had the chance to do a walk around once... it's much bigger than I thought. Simply awesome!

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by leleko747
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update about Dr. Peter's first A380 (ex 9V-SKA)
Replies: 15
Views: 6671

Re: Update about Dr. Peter's first A380 (ex 9V-SKA)

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...

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by leleko747
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 22195

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

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 ...

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by leleko747
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of former newly delivered Finnair's A340s ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4785

Re: Future of former newly delivered Finnair's A340s ?

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.

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by leleko747
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 12000

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

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.

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by leleko747
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)
Replies: 177
Views: 38306

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)

Hello! :D

Any news about S7 Airlines two 763? VQ-BBI and VP-BVH.
I believe these are scheduled for retirement this year. They will be "replaced" by A321 Neo jets.
Any dates for the retirement of these birds or, if possible, details about their fate?

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by leleko747
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Brazil-Northeast international routes
Replies: 13
Views: 1809

Re: Future of Brazil-Northeast international routes

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...

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by leleko747
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 B747's offered on China's ebay
Replies: 23
Views: 8180

Re: 3 B747's offered on China's ebay

Big waste of almost brand new 747s.
I bet Kalitta, Atlas or maybe Cargolux would like these birds. Too bad they seem to be in bad storage conditions. Hope to see them sold and flying ASAP!

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by leleko747
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2057
Views: 188886

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

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...

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by leleko747
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9
Replies: 46
Views: 7581

Re: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9

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...

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by leleko747
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German registration question
Replies: 30
Views: 3286

Re: German registration question

VirginFlyer wrote:


Very nice! Thanks :bouncy:

DABYT wrote:
For aircraft under 5,7 tons in Germany it is mandatory to have the registration painted under the left wing.


That still doesn't explain the SunExpress B737-800...

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by leleko747
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German registration question
Replies: 30
Views: 3286

Re: German registration question

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...

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by leleko747
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 152176

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I've heard that Air Berlin plans to cease all Caribbean operations.
Any news about this?

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by leleko747
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI starting 767 to SEA?
Replies: 19
Views: 3032

Re: FI starting 767 to SEA?

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...

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by leleko747
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global Ghana Airlines
Replies: 34
Views: 5032

Re: Global Ghana Airlines

Their logo and font are beautiful, at least.

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by leleko747
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was the nose loader door ever just an option for 747 F?
Replies: 20
Views: 2518

Re: Was the nose loader door ever just an option for 747 F?

ikolkyo wrote:

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.


Thank you so much my friend! :highfive:

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by leleko747
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was the nose loader door ever just an option for 747 F?
Replies: 20
Views: 2518

Re: Was the nose loader door ever just an option for 747 F?

QUESTION: Why converted 747s from pax to cargo don't get a nose cargo door? Why is it only available for newbuild freighters?

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by leleko747
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?
Replies: 138
Views: 18167

Re: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?

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...

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by leleko747
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released
Replies: 42
Views: 7079

Re: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released

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!

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by leleko747
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Transatlantic Range?
Replies: 19
Views: 3973

Re: Embraer Transatlantic Range?

You know the "ERJ" label for E-Jets is a thing of the past when people are already wondering if E-Jets can have transatlantic ops

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by leleko747
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon's F28 Fleet
Replies: 12
Views: 2583

Re: Horizon's F28 Fleet

jonair8 wrote:
ERJ-175


E175, as E-Jets are not considered Regional Jets anymore.
Embraer has dropped the ERJ label to them, since they can perform longer flights and compete with A318/736.

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by leleko747
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 22195

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

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 ...

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by leleko747
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM bought a 747!
Replies: 24
Views: 15172

Re: KLM bought a 747!

SXDFC wrote:
Does anyone know if they plan on re painting their current 744ERF freighters? Last I saw they all looked like they could use a repaint.


Would be really cool if they could be painted into Martinair colors instead of KLM Cargo...

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by leleko747
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM bought a 747!
Replies: 24
Views: 15172

Re: KLM bought a 747!

My goodness, AF/KLM really killed off the poor Martinair.

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