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by KarelXWB
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1633
Views: 161793

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

If so, is the version of engines available on the CSeries also affected in the same way? Yes CSeries engine could face similar problems, even Bombardier admitted that PW1500G powerplant requires upgrades. We haven't seen issues on CSeries for the same reason we haven't seen problems on Lufthansa's ...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A320-200 CEO become the next DC-3?
Replies: 41
Views: 6131

Re: Will the A320-200 CEO become the next DC-3?

ESGII Airbus has set a target of 90,000 cycles and 180,000h - three times the original flight hour limit 20 years ago. No pressure to progress. No A320 frame around that urgently needs the "definitive" final extension of service life just now. ESG I was ready shortly after the first frame...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX post first half net loss of $262 million
Replies: 30
Views: 4896

CX post first half net loss of $262 million

CX reports a $262 million loss for H1 2017: Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. is slipping in its efforts to get passengers to pay more for its premium services in a test for new Chief Executive Officer Rupert Hogg as the company reported back-to-back losses. The carrier, undergoing its biggest revamp in t...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 1917
Views: 139875

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

747classic wrote:
The second UPS freighter (however : the first to be delivered) emerged from the Final Assembly Line (FAL)


Could you remind us again why LN 1543 will be delivered before LN 1542, even when the latter has already been painted?

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by KarelXWB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3278
Views: 1046022

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 128 CX #18 has moved to the delivery centre.

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Msn127 D-AIXD 15/8/2017 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 276
Views: 29591

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Ugh, wish we had European regulations over here. AA, DL, and UA should've closed up shop a long time ago. How naive of you to think people would follow regulations and allow large airlines like the US3 or EU3 to fail. People do follow regulations: the loans itself are legal. Giving money away would...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 276
Views: 29591

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I don't think the issue is a matter of security. It is a matter of size. No commercial entity wants to take on a loan of this size in part because when the vultures come out, things can get very unpredictable. So the government steps in because it can absorb losses of this magnitude should it come ...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 276
Views: 29591

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Jayafe wrote:
Similar to the one given to Alitalia?


Technically yes, because Alitalia has to pay back every penny, including interest.

Whether Alitalia survives long enough to pay back the money is a different story.

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 276
Views: 29591

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

MalevA346 wrote:
So when the German subsidize their airline it is all fine and totally acceptable


It's a loan, not a subsidy.

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Flyadeal aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 1833

Re: First Flyadeal aircraft

Here's a better angle with the aircraft on the runway:

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HZ-FAA Flyadeal / A320 / EDHI / D-AXAC / MSN 7829 by Mathias Düber, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 276
Views: 29591

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Etihad's statement: Etihad Airways said on Tuesday that it cannot bail out Air Berlin, which announced earlier that it had filed for administration. Etihad, which owns nearly 30 percent of Air Berlin, said the German carrier's business "deteriorated at an unprecedented pace, preventing it from ...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 276
Views: 29591

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I don't think the EU Competition would allow LH to buy up all valuable assets and slots that airBerlin has now. Monopoly is last thing EU wants in Germany. How large is easyjet or Ryanair operation in Germany? Germany doesn't think selling Air Berlin assets will be a problem: German Transport Minis...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 276
Views: 29591

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Regarding the loan: A German government bridging loan for insolvent Air Berlin (AB1.DE) should be enough to ensure flights for three months, Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said on Tuesday, adding that the loans would be paid back from proceeds of asset sales. "We assume that Air Berlin's air...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 276
Views: 29591

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

and you have people here who hilariously think that the EU governments would let the likes of IAG/LH/AF etc fail if push comes to shove, because remember bailouts are against EU rules which all EU countries follow ;) Sure, IAG/LH/AF are worth saving, but Air Berlin? Lot's of European carriers bigge...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 276
Views: 29591

Re: Air Berlin has filed for bancrupcy

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... roceedings

German government will provide a bridging loan to allow all flights to continue to operate.
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Story in English:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... roceedings

German government will provide a bridging loan to allow all flights to continue to operate.

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avolon publishes assessment of Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 14
Views: 3513

Re: Avolon publishes assessment of Boeing 737 MAX

Lessor Avolon believes Boeing should continue tweaking the 737 MAX family and address the MAX 200, MAX 7 and MAX 9: But the lessor is disappointed with the performance and design of the other three variants. The 737 Max 200, which modifies the 737-8 with a mid-aft exit door to accommodate up to 200 ...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2108
Views: 250226

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Lufthansa's 9th A320neo, MSN 7710, has been spotted with its engines:

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TLS - Airbus A320-271N (D-AINI) Lufthansa by Nathan Walkowiak, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian Cargo adds maiden A330F
Replies: 11
Views: 1791

Re: Royal Jordanian Cargo adds maden A330F

We need to know upper main cargo floor loading to know if it is an upsize or not ! When A310F’s took over B707F’s in RJA fleet it was said A310F takes more cargo by volume, but B707F took more cargo by mass due to its more rigid main cargo floor structure. A330F lifts 65t payload, versus 39t on the...

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by KarelXWB
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian Cargo adds maiden A330F
Replies: 11
Views: 1791

Re: Royal Jordanian Cargo adds maden A330F

bennett123 wrote:
What happened to the other A310?.


Stored at AMM.

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by KarelXWB
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2108
Views: 250226

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Former testbed MSN 6642 is being refurbished and will eventually go to AirAsia. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4305/36027743696_5dcedc137e_z.jpg A320neo Airbus Industrie D-AVVB for AirAsia by Tobias Gudat , on Flickr MSN 6642 has now been repaint in AirAsia livery: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/44...

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by KarelXWB
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian Cargo adds maiden A330F
Replies: 11
Views: 1791

Royal Jordanian Cargo adds maiden A330F

Royal Jordanian Cargo expands its fleet with an A330 freighter: Airbus A330 -223F 1164 OE-IFJ Ames Camo ferried 13/16aug17 AMM-SNN-MHV, Royal Jordanian Cargo cs, ntu ex 9M-MUC Photo: http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=10013 Carrier also operates 2 A310 freighters. The A...

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by KarelXWB
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 516
Views: 129163

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

717atOGG wrote:
Ok, thank you for answering. Approximately how many will be built by the end of the year?


Boeing's official statement is "less than 10% of annual 737 production".

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by KarelXWB
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3278
Views: 1046022

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
gloom wrote:
MSN127 shines DAIXD on FR24. I assume this means LH#4 is delivered.

Cheers,
Adam


Transfer of title, delivery flight should happen on August 12.


Delivery of MSN 127 has been delayed again, to next Tuesday (August 15).

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by KarelXWB
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3278
Views: 1046022

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
Maiden flight for MSN 142 (Thai #7) today. #AIB01NS (unpainted)


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Airbus A350-941 HS-THH Thai International Airways (F-WZNS, MSN 142) | Toulouse Blagnac TLS/LFBO by Horatiu Goanta, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 DL9971 Strange Flight Path Over CVG?
Replies: 2
Views: 1915

Re: Delta A350 DL9971 Strange Flight Path Over CVG?

It's doing crew familiarization flights.

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by KarelXWB
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2108
Views: 250226

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

AirAsia takes another NEO:

Airbus A320 -251N 7778 9M-AGG AirAsia delivery 12-13aug17 TLS-KRW-KUL ex F-WWDR

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by KarelXWB
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More range for A321LR?
Replies: 59
Views: 10343

Re: More range for A321LR?

This may not be what the A322 advocates were hoping to see. On the flip side, A321 is so much smaller than the proposed MOM aircraft that it would allow Boeing and Airbus to avoid 1:1 competition in the MOM segment. So on one hand we have A321LR with increased range that takes the bottom of the mar...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3278
Views: 1046022

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 142 TG #7 completed a RTO today.

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RTO msn142 F-WZNS 11/8/2017 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1633
Views: 161793

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Another airBaltic delivered:

Bombardier CS 300 55009 YL-CSG Air Baltic delivery 10aug17 YMX-RIX ex C-FPBD

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by KarelXWB
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 1176
Views: 180463

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

The first A330 to be completed at Tianjin is ready for its ferry flight:

Airbus A330 -243 1805 B-8596 Tianjin Airlines ferried 09aug17 TLS-TSN, F-reg, 1st A330 to be completed at Tianjin, reg B-005A res. ex F-WWYF


Temporary registration: B-005A.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3278
Views: 1046022

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 151 CI #9 emerged from paint.

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Msn151 F-WZMV 10/8/2017 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Prepares T1000-TEN First Flight
Replies: 99
Views: 17540

Re: RR Prepares T1000-TEN First Flight

The Trent 1000-J2 and K2 (nee Trent 1000-Z) both already offer 78K thrust on the 787-9. The GEnx1B-78 offers 80K thrust, And the Trent 1000‐R3, introduced in July 2016, offers 81K thrust. See https://www.easa.europa.eu/system/files/dfu/TCDS%20E.036_%20issue%2007_20161107_1.0.pdf but I have not foun...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3278
Views: 1046022

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 124 HX #1 first flight today: https://fr24.com/AIB01GE/e6cda08 https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4398/36087860380_ac92933cfd_z.jpg Airbus A350 Hong Kong Airlines B-LGA by Jujug Spotting , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4419/35676353723_e07751b20d_z.jpg Airbus A350 Hong Kong Airlines B-LGA...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3278
Views: 1046022

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

gloom wrote:
MSN127 shines DAIXD on FR24. I assume this means LH#4 is delivered.

Cheers,
Adam


Transfer of title, delivery flight should happen on August 12.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2108
Views: 250226

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

VirginFlyer wrote:

Any word yet on when/if a PW A319neo will make an appearance?



MSN 6464 will be refitted with P&W engines after CFM certification is achieved, sometime next year.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA on track to take A350-1000 next year?
Replies: 40
Views: 12165

Re: BA on track to take A350-1000 next year?

A350s are due summer 2018 to BA. According to the attached production list, BA's first is No.342 and since they're only just at the 100 mark, I think 2018 is not possible. Iberia should receive its first (219) and possibly, VS (284). Last year BA rescheduled A350 deliveries a bit. First one will ar...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR flying A350 to MIA effective 1SEP17-30SEP17
Replies: 22
Views: 2992

Re: QR flying A350 to MIA effective 1SEP17-30SEP17

Astuteman, the ACAP data is for the base 268t a359..... Can I ask how you know this, because it is not clear from the R/P chart. I think it's the 275t for 3 reasons. I strongly believe it's the 268t for 2 reasons: 1) The current payload/range chart is actually the same as the one published during t...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3278
Views: 1046022

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 124 (HX #1) just completed its RTO.


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RTO msn124 F-WZGE 9/8/2017 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2108
Views: 250226

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

kelvin933 wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
How is A319neo testing going?

D-AVWA has flown 9 flights since flying resumed on Aug 2nd 2017
D-AVYW has not flown since July 10th 2017


D-AVYW is not an A319neo.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK A330's
Replies: 20
Views: 3529

Re: TK A330's

There is not much engine choice on the second-hand market. A330s coming off lease are placed quickly. So if you want to grow rapidly, you'll have to take whatever is available.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Prepares T1000-TEN First Flight
Replies: 99
Views: 17540

Re: RR Prepares T1000-TEN First Flight

As Trent 1000-TEN testing on the 787 testbed is nearing completion (note that the engine itself is already certified), RR is ready to dispatch a pair of production engines to Boeing: https://imagr.eu/up/z4yGJ_DGy-ccpWAAATK76.jpg https://twitter.com/oliwalkerjones/status/895299842829844481

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by KarelXWB
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2108
Views: 250226

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Frontier's next A320neo has been named "Shelly the Sea Turtle": https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4429/35502620424_88c8824038_z.jpg F-WWBS by cliper31 , on Flickr Close-up of the tail fin: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4341/36462634285_a55ffa22cd_z.jpg Airbus A320 Neo Frontier N316FR &q...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3278
Views: 1046022

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
Initial engine run on MSN 124 (HX #1) this afternoon.


MSN 124 HX #1 on the move on its own power:

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First engine run msn124 F-WZGE 8/8/2017 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1390
Views: 139142

Re: A380 Production Thread Part 19

It was a CAF apparently, MSN 242 EK #97 should be delivered soon.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2108
Views: 250226

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf- ... AP0ZQ?il=0
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Small update on Qatar's A321neo deliveries:

Al-Baker said he was hopeful that Airbus would start delivering a converted order for only the larger A321neos in the second half of 2018.


http://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf- ... AP0ZQ?il=0

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by KarelXWB
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3278
Views: 1046022

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar ... AP119?il=0


Qatar's first A350-1000, MSN 88, has moved to paint earlier this week. We should see it soon.
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ap305 wrote:
Well.... so far so good... QR still wants the a350-1000s this year...

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar ... AP119?il=0


Qatar's first A350-1000, MSN 88, has moved to paint earlier this week. We should see it soon.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3278
Views: 1046022

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 129 VN #8 has been moved to the delivery centre.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3278
Views: 1046022

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

ikolkyo wrote:
N502DN is now owned by DL, like ship 3501 it will stay in TLS for Wifi


Final registration is now visible:

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Msn135 N502DN 9/8/2017 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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