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by itisi
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A380F a failure?
Replies: 75
Views: 11417

Re: Why was the A380F a failure?

Something that never happened can hardly be a failure .... Airbus cancelled the plane right, not FX and 5X cancelled their orders.

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by itisi
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 372
Views: 120367

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Any more delivery / production news.... rest of the news is....

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by itisi
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1084
Views: 195202

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Great scheme, very very professional

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by itisi
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1084
Views: 195202

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

If it's real, I love it. Very clear and sharp. Different yet the same, very clear corporate identity.

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by itisi
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair A330F Added to Fleet.
Replies: 7
Views: 2397

Re: Icelandair A330F Added to Fleet.

Don't play with the text colour... can't read it.

Not looking at the link but are they EY freighters by any chance?

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by itisi
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of ex-SQ A380 9V-SKA?
Replies: 12
Views: 2968

Re: Status of ex-SQ A380 9V-SKA?

Reregistering a plane means it will be scrapped... really??

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by itisi
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Express banned from adding new aircraft
Replies: 12
Views: 5759

Re: Hong Kong Express banned from adding new aircraft

They retire old aircraft and take the new ones.

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by itisi
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 372
Views: 120367

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

http://twitter.com/Hafedh955/status/955074480119926784


Think it's visiting Hong Kong at the end of the month too.
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DOHspotter wrote:
According to this tweet, the A350-1000 will be in Oman this weekend.
Could anybody here confirm this, and if true, what is the reason of such a visit?
http://twitter.com/Hafedh955/status/955074480119926784


Think it's visiting Hong Kong at the end of the month too.

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by itisi
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58080

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

zkojq wrote:
Wonderful news though I'd imagine that all the Airbus haters will be very bitter right now.


Oh they will :D

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by itisi
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Adds Addt'l B777 to Fleet OE-LPF
Replies: 10
Views: 4238

Re: Austrian Adds Addt'l B777 to Fleet OE-LPF

It arrived in Hong Kong this morning, basic Aeromexico scheme with titles and most of the tail logo removed.

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by itisi
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 69
Views: 16658

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

The 772's should he going this year I heard. As for the EK 773's I've heard it's off... and it's on so who knows ....

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by itisi
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 372
Views: 120367

Re: Airbus A350 production and delivery thread - 2018

scotron11 wrote:
Cannot wait to see the 1st CX A350-1000 roll out and 1st flight! Their livery on the A350 looks great!


Agreed, then again the 350 is such a good looking plane it's hard to look bad!! The one I like least has to be QR.....

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by itisi
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 138
Views: 24321

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread

CX are due to retire their 5 x 772's in 2018. Does anyone know if Boeing will take back B-HNL, the first 777 ever built?

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by itisi
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA
Replies: 62
Views: 23668

Re: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA

I'll assume Christmas Holidays and flights cancelled.

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by itisi
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help identifying this A330
Replies: 13
Views: 2679

Re: Help identifying this A330

vhqpa wrote:
And not just a blatant BA copyjob but if you look at the lines on the fuselage it appears they are quite fond of the Boeing Dreamliner scheme too


Nothing like the Dreamliner scheme.... BA, a little.

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by itisi
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Retro 77W Coming Soon?
Replies: 18
Views: 4973

Re: British Airways Retro 77W Coming Soon?

crownvic wrote:
It's what you do when a model manufacturer is stuck with unsold models. Strip them down and make up something silly and get the world to think that it is really happening!


Those in the model industry will know this well :bouncy:

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by itisi
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000
Replies: 77
Views: 21407

Re: CX to launch IAD

This Marco Polo event will have a great background (picture wise) :D

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by itisi
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 20752

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

Varsity1 wrote:
Just some 250 hour wonder with 5 failed checkrides at the controls of an airplane he shouldn't touch for another 20 years.


What a stupid comment.....

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by itisi
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: ANZ B789 near Auckland on Dec 5th 2017, engine shut down in flight
Replies: 44
Views: 13792

Re: Incident: ANZ B789 near Auckland on Dec 5th 2017, engine shut down in flight

VS from Hong Kong last night arrived back in Hong Kong this morning, turning around near Ulan Bator and flying back to Hong Kong.... 9 hours flight to nowhere!!

This was a 789 and I'm wondering if engine related

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by itisi
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore A350 #SQ422 mistakenly made final approach to small Juhu airport instead of Mumbai
Replies: 17
Views: 4420

Re: Singapore A350 #SQ422 mistakenly made final approach to small Juhu airport instead of Mumbai

SQ... always said I would never fly them and thanks for reminding me why.

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by itisi
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 87388

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

andymartin wrote:
Is there any point to the Dubai Airshow??


Yeah... for the show. Orders are not the reason for Air shows...

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by itisi
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore tail logo slightly modified?
Replies: 9
Views: 4207

Re: Singapore tail logo slightly modified?

Cunard wrote:
You could have posted a couple of photos so we can see what your talking about!


Could not have said it better myself

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by itisi
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508790

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 98 JD #1 and MSN 112 JD #2 have emerged from paint and are both parked at the flight line.

Image
Caf msn153 F-WZNU 10/11/2017 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr


Wow, had to check that was TLS!

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by itisi
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural CX A359 HKG-EWR en route
Replies: 42
Views: 7990

Re: Inaugural CX A359 HKG-EWR en route

Seems the 359 is not the best for this flight.... offloaded pax, no luggage and no cargo!!! But they saved fuel.. What do you mean ? The A359 can easily do HKG-MIA with full pax and some cargo. Thats what I was told. The first flight from EWR had no freight, no luggage and pax offloaded to make it ...

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by itisi
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural CX A359 HKG-EWR en route
Replies: 42
Views: 7990

Re: Inaugural CX A359 HKG-EWR en route

Seems the 359 is not the best for this flight.... offloaded pax, no luggage and no cargo!!!

But they saved fuel..

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by itisi
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM no longer flies daily B747-400 to HKG?
Replies: 9
Views: 1922

Re: KLM no longer flies daily B747-400 to HKG?

Double daily?? Not in the last 30 years.

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by itisi
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways launches flights to Pattaya
Replies: 15
Views: 3457

Re: Qatar Airways launches flights to Pattaya

Many years ago I flew KA to Pattaya... back on the 737-200's!!

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KarelXWB wrote:
itisi wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
leaving at the moment as CX3510. Delivery #56 of the year.


Heard it never made it to the runway and taxied back....


It's flying over Russia right now.

https://fr24.com/CPA3510/f57bc71


Good news it made it out.

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by itisi
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508790

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 148 CX #20 has been fueled up and is ready for it delivery flight.

leaving at the moment as CX3510. Delivery #56 of the year.


Heard it never made it to the runway and taxied back....

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by itisi
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508790

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

MSN 150 VN #9 and MSN 151 CI #9 have been moved to the DC. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4477/37816149531_d4f23c2d9f_z.jpg Msn150-151 20/10/2017 by A380_TLS_A350 , on Flickr MSN 158 CX #19 made its first flight today. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4499/37106009714_81c147f919_z.jpg AIB01NZ msn158 ...

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by itisi
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the last economy section of the A380 noisy?
Replies: 10
Views: 2926

Re: Is the last economy section of the A380 noisy?

Flew BA Y (A380) back in August, flew upper deck and lower deck. There is NO sound!! Also the smoothest flights I've ever been on.

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by itisi
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines to get new visual identity
Replies: 49
Views: 14069

Re: Philippine Airlines to get new visual identity

cedarjet wrote:
I was waiting for my Thai jumbo to Haneda at the weekend and looking at a Philippines A330 and thinking GOD their current livery is very nondescript, I think anything they do will be an improvement. Let’s see what they come up with


It's a simple yet beautiful scheme.

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by itisi
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508790

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

B-LRT is on the way home

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by itisi
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese domestic aviation: complete lack of ATRs and DHCs
Replies: 12
Views: 1634

Re: Chinese domestic aviation: complete lack of ATRs and DHCs

Why fly a prop when you can fill a 737?

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by itisi
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA new safety video!
Replies: 6
Views: 1332

Re: BA new safety video!

Can't watch the link... flew BA 2 weeks ago and it was a very simple, uninteresting video.

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by itisi
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508790

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

B-LGA is leaving shortly on its delivery flight to Hong Kong. Guess this makes Hong Kong the first place in the world with 2 A350 equipped airlines :hyper: Depends on how you define "place". There are two French airlines operating A350, although only one from metropolitan France… Well the...

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by itisi
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508790

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

B-LGA is leaving shortly on its delivery flight to Hong Kong.

Guess this makes Hong Kong the first place in the world with 2 A350 equipped airlines :hyper:

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by itisi
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon
Replies: 115
Views: 30639

Re: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon

There is track record of putting 747-400s into the water in Hong Kong during Typhoons (I was there when the CI 744 went into the harbour at Kai Tak), but it very easy to be an armchair pilot and second guess the crew. I would think it likely that the KLM crew was very experienced and so I wouldn't ...

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by itisi
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508790

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

They are a much more reasonable customer when it comes to taking delivery of A350s. Geoff You mean like accepting frames and then asking Zodiac to change the cabin seats few weeks later while the aircraft is on revenue op ? Yeah, makes perfect sense... If the new seats are in Hong Kong then why not...

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by itisi
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX post first half net loss of $262 million
Replies: 30
Views: 5434

Re: CX post first half net loss of $262 million

So it seems disposing of the 4-engined A340's and 744's hasn't helped them much overall then. CX clearly needs to downsize a bit if the loss of southern China traffic is hurting them. They can cut LHR down to 4 a day from 5 to start with. A quick check on availability in the next few days shows goo...

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by itisi
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash
Replies: 93
Views: 19462

Re: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash

They should be going after EK as it was their pilot that almost killed them all.

As for "be happy you survived" WTH??? I would be asking for something too after almost getting killed!!!

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by itisi
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508790

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Francoflier wrote:
itisi wrote:
Had it even entered service yet?


Lol... I believe he meant the actual bird.

:wink2:


:D I see

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by itisi
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines A350 emerges from paint
Replies: 21
Views: 6849

Re: Hong Kong Airlines A350 emerges from paint

VRHNM wrote:
Gross, its absolutely disgusting that a carrier flying under name of Hong Kong can use such a stomach-churning mess of yellow and red.


The colours are Clearly not your issue .... :roll:

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by itisi
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508790

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 121 CI #7 got special decals applied after delivery: https://imagr.eu/up/c63ei_20347252_247255125788229_7324016316061319168_n.jpg https://www.instagram.com/p/BXF3YugD1m2/ https://imagr.eu/up/4pbmE_N170728931.jpg http://www.wingtips.tw/news_detail.asp?UID=84 I went to Taiwan just to see that bir...

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by itisi
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines A350 emerges from paint
Replies: 21
Views: 6849

Re: Hong Kong Airlines A350 emerges from paint

Different shareholder structures in all their businesses result in different AOCs and route permissions. Oh, and because HK airlines is so crap, different A350s will have different J cabins and IFE. Even from the start on a new fleet they are a mess. Skytrax 4star my ass. Only because this was not ...

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by itisi
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 757 built is flying again
Replies: 16
Views: 5399

Re: First 757 built is flying again

Guess the first 777 will be heading back to Boeing soon. 2018 I hear it's finished flying.

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by itisi
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al add "proudly all Boeing" on new 787
Replies: 5
Views: 1971

Re: El Al add "proudly all Boeing" on new 787

Hardly PROUDLY... its politics.

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