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by wjcandee
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last MD-90 produced stored.
Replies: 70
Views: 11613

Re: Last MD-90 produced stored.

The writing was on the wall for the 88/90 when Delta passed on installing the IS&S flat panel cockpit upgrades. And also, since when is Sam Chui's personal website a reputable source for aviation news? DL "passed" on that because IS&S wasn't getting it done. Shoulda just ordered P...

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by wjcandee
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 462
Views: 53235

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 wjcandee
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 462
Views: 53235

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.)

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by wjcandee
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 160
Views: 14570

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

Back when I was dating an FA in the mid-80s, at her airline you were terminated on the first offense for no-showing/missing a flight. This meant that people arrived early to where they were supposed to be. I assume that there were exceptions made in exceptional circumstances, but "there was tra...

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by wjcandee
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 462
Views: 53235

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

smartplane wrote:
wjcandee wrote:
Optimism by Atlas? I haven't heard even a whisper that Amazon is currently planning beyond the 40 767s.

Perhaps there is an option for Atlas to acquire the ATSG fleet component of the contract.


Amazon would not want Atlas to do that.

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by wjcandee
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 462
Views: 53235

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

What's up with N1511A lately? Bouncing around between AFW, SBD, CNW (Waco, TX), and a few other places. Is it in full Prime Air livery? I'm not sure that N1511A is at the moment (yet?) leased to Amazon. Particularly in light of Atlas's pilot situation, not all the NxxxxA aircraft are leased to Amaz...

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by wjcandee
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 462
Views: 53235

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Fify: I think Lightsaber was letting you know that as a knowledgeable industry professional, we like getting information from you, and that if you inadvertently say too much, you can edit your post, or, if it's too late for that, you can email the moderators and they can delete or change it.

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by wjcandee
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM LEAP vs PW1100G -- How to tell them apart visually?
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: CFM LEAP vs PW1100G -- How to tell them apart visually?

You can look for the Pratt eagle on the GTFs.



Only on some airlines, of course.

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by wjcandee
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 462
Views: 53235

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

cmairplaneman wrote:
Also, what is the deal with N976AX? It’s the DC-9 that’s sitting out there and is deregistered


You know, I have no idea. But I'm guessin' that at almost-45-years-old, it is not highly-likely that it's going to find future productive use, unless a carrier in a less-developed area has use for it...

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by wjcandee
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 462
Views: 53235

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

cmairplaneman wrote:
N633SH has its engines back on. Also appears to be N383AN has a plain white paint scheme like N377AN does at ILN


Very interesting! I was hoping that you would go have a look at 383.

Sounds like maybe Pegasus/Sky Holding has a buyer or lessee for 633SH.

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by wjcandee
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 202
Views: 30217

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

Allee wrote:
N752AX is back in service


What were 749AX and 752AX having done at GSO? Seems like CAM aircraft are usually maintained at ILN, by AMES. But GSO's major MRO is HAECO Americas (formerly TIMCO).

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by wjcandee
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew
Replies: 24
Views: 7167

Re: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew

Yeah, the new taxiway K is a stub that runs only a small portion of the length of 33R, off to the left of it between it and taxiway G. 33R is 13,800 feet long. It took a lot of effort on the part of the crew to screw this up, given that there were NOTAMS about the new taxiway, which of course has si...

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by wjcandee
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Off duty pilot threatens to blow up Emirates A380
Replies: 21
Views: 5940

Re: Off duty pilot threatens to blow up Emirates A380

Guess he is lucky that he was arrested in DXB and not somewhere else. Nevertheless, if this incident gets enough publicity and it becomes clear that this idiot will be allowed to continue flying, it could could make non-Emiratis (which constitute the vast majority of the carrier's passengers) start ...

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by wjcandee
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 462
Views: 53235

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

1337: You are the MASTER of this stuff! Thank you for your insights! It is very interesting.

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by wjcandee
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 462
Views: 53235

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

I mentioned the drive time between the two just so people could have a sense of how far apart they are or are not.

I myself was thinking about drive time as relevant to how convenient it would be for the airlines (primarily Atlas) to move pilots between the airports when necessary.

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by wjcandee
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple charters into TVC?
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: Multiple charters into TVC?

grrtvc wrote:
A B767 in TVC would be impressive.


Yeah with a 7000-ish foot runway, it's similar to LGA, which regularly had 767s. Don't know about obstacles/other issues that might be hindrances, but very superficially I don't see an issue for that Omni 767-200.

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by wjcandee
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 462
Views: 53235

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Re: Moving to March ARB Very interesting. Amazon was certainly developing a large presence at ONT; too bad it all couldn't fit right now. RIV is only 20 minutes away by car, and certainly has the airport infrastructure (runways 13,300 by 200 feet) to handle the business. The question is whether Amaz...

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by wjcandee
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 202
Views: 30217

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

1989worstyear wrote:
As I feared, not yet 12 year old LN 950 will be converted to a freighter.


The Skyliners article rather oddly days that LN 568 was ferried to XSP for conversion for DHL air. I'm not even sure the runway there can handle a 767. I think they more likely meant QPG.

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by wjcandee
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta captain ridicules Tamar Braxton for #flying while black (according to many articles)
Replies: 26
Views: 4118

Re: Delta captain ridicules Tamar Braxton for #flying while black (according to many articles)

LUV -- Maybe you should reread my entire post, because I think your concerns were addressed. Moreover, I was correctly modifying the statement of the previous poster to reflect reality. Frankly, his version about "being brainwashed at an early age to think they are oppressed" is incredibly...

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by wjcandee
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta captain ridicules Tamar Braxton for #flying while black (according to many articles)
Replies: 26
Views: 4118

Re: Delta captain ridicules Tamar Braxton for #flying while black (according to many articles)

Lots of black people in this country see racism where it doesn't exist because they've been brainwashed at an early age to think they are oppressed. Lots of black people in this country see racism where it may only marginally exist because they have had a zillion experiences where people are overtl...

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by wjcandee
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 202
Views: 30217

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

N730WE has been purchased by CAM. This is one of 3 retired NZ 767-300s purchased by the small lessor 30West and renumbered 930WE, 830WE, and 730WE. (x30WE, get it?) N930WE was previously purchased by CAM and is in conversion at TLV, but the fate of the other two was unknown. 30West recently indicate...

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by wjcandee
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 462
Views: 53235

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Well looks like N377AN will be changing tail numbers, it'll be N366CM, unknown to me the paint scheme it is in. Maybe i'll get a photo of it soon. Indeed! It was kind of uncertain when (or whether) these number changes that we had heard about would occur. But the FAA web site now shows that the rec...

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by wjcandee
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SwiftAir at MKE- Wait, who?!
Replies: 13
Views: 2108

Re: SwiftAir at MKE- Wait, WHO?!

More curious to me -- "Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines"? Miami Air can bring in TUI as subservice on domestic charter flights even though TUI is not a US-flag carrier? That seems to me to be inconsistent with how all this works...

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by wjcandee
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 202
Views: 30217

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

AV8AJET wrote:
Anyone have an update on the passenger Atlas Air N662GT? Ex VIM


It was painted into Atlas colors at AMA; there's a photo out there of it post-paint on June 11, and it moved a couple of days later to SAT, where I assume it's being worked on at VT Aerospace (ST Aero).

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by wjcandee
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 315598

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

So 368AA/396CM is back in ILN. There was some talk that this aircraft might become 399CM and go to Northern, but I think the better assumption is that this will be 396CM as planned, and go to Amerijet. Obviously, if anybody has a photo of it painted, we will know the answer. I think the Northern air...

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by wjcandee
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180343

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Bastian came out today and said: (1) DL will wait to take delivery of the C-Series until a line is running in the US. (2) He expects that to be later than currently-planned. (The deal doesn't close until mid-2018 and doing a new line will take a year from then, minimum.) (3) DL had nothing to do wit...

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by wjcandee
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 315598

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Atlas currently has 3 BCFs and 6 BDSFs in service for Prime Air, plus 1709A (which is a BDSF). One BCF and one BDSF will be in service within 30 days, bringing the total as of YE2017 to 4 BCFs and 7 BDSFs. So they will be at 11 out of the contracted 20 by YE 2017. The remaining 9 Prime Air aircraft...

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by wjcandee
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 315598

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

N1373A rolled out of the conversion line early this morning in preparation for its first test flight in the coming days, I will keep you posted. Thanks, Yochai, for that update! Looks like they are getting them out the door now -- 8 months on this one. I will be interested to see how much exterior ...

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by wjcandee
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 18318

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

FWIW, and I know some are different, but I will always be willing to pay more to fly from the MAT. It's just a vastly-more-civilized experience. Now, for the last six months, unless one is flying at a seriously-shoulder time of day, fuggetabowdit you'd be nutz not to fly to and from the MAT.

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by wjcandee
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 315598

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

As you all know, N1381A is on its way back to the US from QPG. But there was a hiccup over the Pacific and it headed for the nearest land. 1381 left QPG for GUM on Sunday, stayed there for like 12 hours, then kept moving to HNL. It arrived HNL about 1am EST today, and then started nonstop for MIA ab...

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by wjcandee
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N744ST Global Supertanker and the Wine Country Fires
Replies: 18
Views: 4320

Re: N744ST Global Supertanker and the Wine Country Fires

Global supertanker was here in Chile a few months ago and there is no doubt about how good it is. Initially there were concerns about operating such a big aircraft at low altitudes in the complex terrain we have here, but definitely the flight crew is fantastic and did a great job, I’m completely s...

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by wjcandee
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 90290

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

A couple of thoughts: (1) The effect of the Airbus deal may well be felt immediately. It has stabilized the market perception and validated the product. It shouldn't, because there is no deal until there is a deal, but given that so much in business is perception, the perception has changed immediat...

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by wjcandee
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 315598

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

N382AN leaving TLV for SNN last week on delivery Thanks for the great beauty shot! I read the caption on that photo, and I noticed you said she's going to be "operated by CAM". I think that's a typo: It's gonna be dry-leased from CAM, but initially operated by ATI until Aloha is ready to ...

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by wjcandee
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 315598

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Amazon ran a relief flight to STT from CVG on Monday 10/16, using N337AZ.

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by wjcandee
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 315598

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

1337: Interesting point!

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by wjcandee
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180343

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I read this as up to $350M in Y1 and up to $350M during Y2-Y3, but I could be reading this wrong. You're reading it right. And if the cash needs go above that, everyone kicks in proportionally. Obviously, this is a deal that has been structured to address a great deal of uncertainty; it addresses t...

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by wjcandee
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N744ST Global Supertanker and the Wine Country Fires
Replies: 18
Views: 4320

N744ST Global Supertanker and the Wine Country Fires

I did a number of searches and didn't see this being discussed. So Global Supertanker's N744ST finally got a chance to try to show her stuff on the Wine Country fires in California. Her first flights on those fires began on 10/9/17, and she did between 4 and 7 runs per day until 10/13 -- so five ful...

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by wjcandee
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180343

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

My impression is that POTUS's interest is in dramatically-growing American manufacturing jobs. That's his base. He doesn't care as much whether American companies make profits, although profits are a good thing because profitable companies pay taxe$ and participate in a virtuous cycle of job growth,...

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by wjcandee
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180343

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

A lot of Americans on social media have been screaming "antitrust" in the comment sections of this CSeries deal. Can anyone with a legal background see possible legal issues for BBD/Airbus? Boeing will certainly try to argue this. I'm no antitrust lawyer, but I think the relevant section ...

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by wjcandee
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180343

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I find it hard to believe that Bombardier sold half the program for "no cash" in order to "save face" and non-financial help with a financial statement. It cannot be like that!!!!! You seem to not realize the program before this deal just wasn't that valuable. It was going nowhe...

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by wjcandee
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180343

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Now the giddiness of the news has worn off my negative outlook has crept back in - If the Cseries doesnt sell, Airbus can just shut it down right? Even worse, with the 'put' options Airbus can force BBD to buy its shares at market value. That value will be low if the product doesn't sell, but if th...

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by wjcandee
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180343

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Wait...BBD has to find any cash shortfalls? Is there a cap on that? Here's what the press release says. It's pretty straightforward: "At closing, there will be no cash contribution by any of the partners, nor will CSALP assume any financial debt. It also contemplates that Bombardier will conti...

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by wjcandee
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180343

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Well, a couple of thoughts: (1) That's the end of the CS-500 dream. Airbus wants a 100-150 seat aircraft from BBD, to slot in UNDER its current product line. (2) After 7.5 years (which is pretty fast), Airbus has a call option for all of BBD's shares in the joint venture at the then current market v...

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by wjcandee
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)
Replies: 188
Views: 42262

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)

Anybody know of the status of N376AN? It flew to TUL two weeks ago and hasn't flown since. It is one of the 767s AA is scheduled to retire before the end of the year. Those aircraft usually fly to ROW or BFM for freighter conversion. FWIW, technically they go to either or both of these places befor...

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by wjcandee
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 315598

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

And the Atlas roster of converted aircraft keeps on growing... N1381A, the tenth conversion for Atlas, is on its way back from QPG to CONUS. FIrst stop...Guam. The aircraft from QPG have been arriving already-painted, so this one should be quickly ready for service. (Note: This is the eleventh xxxxA...

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by wjcandee
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD88/90 Retirements
Replies: 61
Views: 17733

Re: Delta MD88/90 Retirements

In another thread here it is being discussed that Bombardier is looking for a buyer for the Aerospace portion of it's business. How Delta handles the possible shut down of CSeries production would be interesting. Yeah, but nobody at Bombardier is talking about shutting down C-series. The point is t...

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by wjcandee
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 20875

Re: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017

So these guys apparently scored a contract to move some Puerto Rico relief supplies two weeks or so ago from TPA to SJU, but last I heard, the aircraft hadn't shown up. I was trying to see if it ever made it there. Maybe it just isn't showing up for some reason on the reporting services, but I don't...

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by wjcandee
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 315598

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Is there any data showing what the world's fleet of 767 freighters looks like today in comparison to 5 years ago? It truly seems like the 767 is becoming the dominant freighter of the industry despite the A330s availability. I don't know of any currently-maintained list, per se. The raw data should...

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by wjcandee
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 315598

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

FWIW, N382AN, to be N399CM according to FAA, will arrive at CVG around noon EST today, 10/13. To be dry-leased to Northern Aviation for Aloha Cargo. Initially will be on ATI Ops Spec and flown by ATI under CMI contract until Aloha Cargo gets appropriate certifications; expectation is that it ultimat...

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