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by RichardWelling
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 21976

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

Forgive my igornace, Ben Smith is no longer the CEO if Air France; correct?

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by RichardWelling
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes Americas - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2509

Re: Routes Americas - 2019

I am surprised QR is not attending this year.

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by RichardWelling
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone know if the Colombo, Sri Lanka - Colombus, Ohio freighter service by Etihad is still active?
Replies: 4
Views: 1221

Re: Anyone know if the Colombo, Sri Lanka - Colombus, Ohio freighter service by Etihad is still active?

I believe Trinity Logistics renewed their BSA on this which is why the routing still occurs. They have a very strong relationship with EY.

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by RichardWelling
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR and stairs
Replies: 32
Views: 6450

Re: QR and stairs

On a side note, how does that work with handling handicapped people who are wheelchair bound? Would ground staff have to carry the person down the stairs?

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by RichardWelling
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 101
Views: 30033

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

workhorse wrote:
They did:



Technically they didnt as it was a wetlease from Global Supply Systems.

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by RichardWelling
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 42911

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I think the reason why the outbound cargo is low is because of the Qatar cargo service, it's probably easier to send cargo to Luxembourg then ship out to the rest of Europe LUX is QR’s is one of their many EU hubs and moving freight beyond LUX or DOH is not an issue. All freight from LUX is usually...

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by RichardWelling
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 42911

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Sept 2018 Domestic LF (West Coast) PIT-LAX WN 80% NK 67% LAX-PIT WN 76% NK 70% PIT-SLC DL 87% SLC-PIT DL 88% PIT-SAN F9 54% SAN-PIT F9 58% PIT-SFO UA 77% SFO-PIT UA 80% PIT-SEA AS 76% SEA-PIT AS 85% Jun 2018 Intl LF PIT-FRA DE 92% (299 lbs freight) FRA-PIT DE 65% (66,152 lbs freight) PIT-CDG DL 92%...

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by RichardWelling
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future AA widebodies on SJU-MIA routes
Replies: 27
Views: 3964

Re: Future AA widebodies on SJU-MIA routes

I am talking about SJU-MIA, that lane is all pharma. For the MIA-SJU sector its various commodities.

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by RichardWelling
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future AA widebodies on SJU-MIA routes
Replies: 27
Views: 3964

Re: Future AA widebodies on SJU-MIA routes

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Boof02671 wrote:
They run wide bodies for the cargo volume.


And its all pharma traffic.

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by RichardWelling
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargojet Airways fleet update
Replies: 65
Views: 9696

Re: Cargojet Airways fleet update

AC had a BSA agreement with CargoJet and terminated it not too long ago.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unique Flights ex-LON or ex-AMS
Replies: 22
Views: 2862

Re: Unique Flights ex-LON or ex-AMS

KLDC10 wrote:
You didn't specify a departure airport, but Air New Zealand flies from LAX to LHR on the way from AKL, and vice versa. Aircraft type is a 77W.


I believe they make a technical stop in LAX.

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by RichardWelling
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy announces LAX & SFO
Replies: 53
Views: 9512

Re: Air Italy announces LAX & SFO

Exciting! Glad to see IG expand!! Hope we see further expansion out east towards Asia too. How’s their euro network looking? Be good to see them in Oneworld too, at least as a connect partner! I’m sure their routes would enjoy feed from AA! I too would love to see the feed happen between AS and IG....

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by RichardWelling
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 205214

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I've always wondered why Columbus and Cincinnati have such big cargo operations and Pittsburgh have such a basic cargo lineup. I heard someone say that Columbus is in a better spot but I don't think so, Columbus is only 150 mi from Pittsburgh so it's not location and it's not size since Pittsburgh ...

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by RichardWelling
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?
Replies: 127
Views: 10858

Re: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?

One thing the 777F has over the A330F is the fact that you can carry much larger oversized freight through the door. Max height on a 77F is 116” high whereas as the max height on A330F is 94” high. On the A330F you have to manually push the pallets which is not fun. On the 77F, its operated with a j...

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by RichardWelling
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BA interested in non-stop flight to Australia?
Replies: 13
Views: 3099

Re: Is BA interested in non-stop flight to Australia?

Would make sense to just funnel all their passengers through DOH and let QR do the heavy lifting into Australasia.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance
Replies: 130
Views: 32503

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

I feel like QR should start its own alliance. They technically have an equity alliance with all the airlines they have stake in. If they really wanted to spite AA and QF, they could buy all stakes in each OW member. So it would be an alliance within an alliance. But that type of spiteful behavior w...

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by RichardWelling
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance
Replies: 130
Views: 32503

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

What I am saying is if AA plays nice, they could get the feed from the zones I mentioned in a JV or code share which would help widen their presence.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?
Replies: 37
Views: 5585

Re: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?

Some cargo airlines are operating round the world flights. QR just started one with DOH-MFM-LAX-MEX-LGG-DOH

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by RichardWelling
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance
Replies: 130
Views: 32503

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

AA would get the Africa, ISC, and South East Asia feed. Granted CX and BA do preform the heavy lifting into those sectors, QR is definitely stronger into the ISC than CX.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA should consider launching flights to Asia from JFK
Replies: 40
Views: 5567

Re: AA should consider launching flights to Asia from JFK

If anything, AA should focus on trying to lure JL into T8 with them to provide a more seamless experience for their NYC-TYO passengers. CX has HKG covered very well. The only market where I could see AA trying to gain some type of foothold is JFK-PVG, but I don't see any reason why that would end u...

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by RichardWelling
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 122
Views: 19204

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

Where are we with revamp of the cargo side of the airport? There was a big annocuement a while back to knock down building 261 and 260 as indicated in the links below but I have yet to hear any further annoucements. https://www.aircargonews.net/news/airport/single-view/news/wfs-to-lease-huge-new-car...

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by RichardWelling
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda enter freighter biz - ATR & 777
Replies: 5
Views: 1733

Re: Garuda enter freighter biz - ATR & 777

QR Cargo has extra frames for ACMI.

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by RichardWelling
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 205214

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Gsasala wrote:
Does anyone know if Qatar cargo is going stay? I saw that for the first flew from liege to Pittsburgh then to Chicago this morning


As long as the airport is paying QR, they will keep operating.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why LGW has so little cargo operation?
Replies: 6
Views: 1732

Re: Why LGW has so little cargo operation?

LGW is more belly focused while LHR and STN has belly and freighter operations.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anyone know any airline graduate schemes where you don't need a 2:1 degree to get onto it?
Replies: 10
Views: 2628

Re: Anyone know any airline graduate schemes where you don't need a 2:1 degree to get onto it?

The LH IAP programme accepts applicants from all over. Richard Welling has the right idea. A person aged 21 fresh out of university with no experience in the corporate sector has relatively little to show for themselves - hence the obsession with a 2:1 Those who have a few years of corporate sector ...

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by RichardWelling
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 68
Views: 13236

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

I wonder if jetsuite x would ever evolve into larger narrowbody scheduled service.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 122
Views: 19204

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

I believe the intial plan is to build this in phases. The PA are definitely learning from the LGA redevelopement project on how to build an airport while its fully operational. I am interested to see how this will pan out amongst the various airlines. I also expect to see some terminals to be full a...

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by RichardWelling
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy discussion thread
Replies: 75
Views: 13603

Re: Air Italy discussion thread

Operationally, Terminal 1 is a zoo and would make more sense to move on over to Terminal 8. I suppose once IG inches closer to OW membership, it would give them more of a justified reason to switch terminals.

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by RichardWelling
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 122
Views: 19204

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

I tried the usual googling the article trick but it seems to not be working for me. Can anybody copy and paste the article?

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by RichardWelling
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy discussion thread
Replies: 75
Views: 13603

Re: Air Italy discussion thread

I wonder if and when IG will be moving over to Terminal 8 at JFK.

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by RichardWelling
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Centurion has surrendered its AOC
Replies: 22
Views: 5493

Re: Centurion has surrendered its AOC

wjcandee wrote:
Quite the implosion from when the two airlines opened that snazzy new warehouse/terminal at MIA.


Is their MIA warehouse/offices vacant? If it is, who occupies the space now?

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by RichardWelling
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc begins ATH
Replies: 7
Views: 1343

Re: Royal Air Maroc begins ATH

What happend to AT joining an alliance? Wasnt QR going to sponsor them into OneWorld?

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by RichardWelling
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 60066

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

The problem with BA slot restrictions at LHR is that for expansion to the USA they require multiple slots since they are sending a/c to multiple airports, now if they were to upgrade their JFK terminal they could consolidate a number of their frequencies into A380's and allow their JV partner AA to...

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by RichardWelling
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anyone know any airline graduate schemes where you don't need a 2:1 degree to get onto it?
Replies: 10
Views: 2628

Re: Anyone know any airline graduate schemes where you don't need a 2:1 degree to get onto it?

I think it would be best to apply the experience the OP he/she has towards an airline. CLA at LHR is hiring and no prior experience is necessary: https://www.indeed.co.uk/viewjob?jk=fa02991181ecc1fb&from=serp&vjs=3 Panalpina also has an apprenticeship program. It may not be an airline but it...

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by RichardWelling
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anyone know any airline graduate schemes where you don't need a 2:1 degree to get onto it?
Replies: 10
Views: 2628

Re: Anyone know any airline graduate schemes where you don't need a 2:1 degree to get onto it?

I know LH has their IAP programme which encompasses gaining experience across all business units within LH. Whilst attending the IAP program, you will be sent to an LH outstation to gain hands on experience in PAX and Cargo handling along with sales processes. If you have already graduated from univ...

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by RichardWelling
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 624415

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MileHFL400 wrote:
When is QR getting it's 2nd -1000?


The million dollar question that only Akbar has the answer to.

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by RichardWelling
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition
Replies: 76
Views: 12924

Re: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition

If QR wasnt hurting right now, this would give them more of a reason to up their stake in CX.

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by RichardWelling
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: The fight for the right to expand JFK
Replies: 56
Views: 9227

Re: WSJ: The fight for the right to expand JFK

Who is really left at Terminal 7? Let me know if I am missing anyone: QR704 (Qatar’s Morning Flight) IAG ANA LOT Polish Aerolinas Argentinas Icelandair Ukraine International Alaskan/Virgin America Granted that CX and QF left for Terminal 8, Terminal 7 is still relatively busy. I think the Qatar morn...

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by RichardWelling
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to launch a new route to N. American West Coast in FY2019
Replies: 52
Views: 8498

Re: JAL to launch a new route to N. American West Coast in FY2019

I am surprised the medium turn plan did not include their return to freighter market.

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by RichardWelling
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s
Replies: 127
Views: 22922

Re: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s

Can someone draft up a livery for the freighter? Curious to see what it would look like.

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by RichardWelling
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s
Replies: 127
Views: 22922

Re: NH and the 777F

I know JL will be seeking maindeck uplift via ACMI with the likes of Atlas to provide said lift.

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by RichardWelling
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s
Replies: 127
Views: 22922

Re: NH and the 777F

Both JL and NH see the surge in demand for maindeck cargo once the olympics kicks into full swing. Rather doubt that they're giving much regard to the logistics of a 2wk sporting period, when planning their 20yr+ fleet needs... Both companies see the olympics as the starting point for the surge in ...

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by RichardWelling
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s
Replies: 127
Views: 22922

Re: NH and the 777F

Both JL and NH see the surge in demand for maindeck cargo once the olympics kicks into full swing.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Qatar Airways confirms 787-9 and 737 MAX order
Replies: 6
Views: 3348

Re: Update: Qatar Airways confirms 787-9 and 737 MAX order

QR ususally blocks seats on the 787 for a ULH mission so the crew can rest accordingly.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 16759

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

Akbar mentioned that they will not be code sharing on the USA-EU-USA sectors. I wonder if the recent bilateral talks between USA and Qatar have anything to do with it. From what I remember, Qatar promised no fifth freedom flights from USA origin for their PAX services. But what is stopping from impl...

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by RichardWelling
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 15202

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

Yea, can't say I understand this either. So all of a sudden QR is going to be audited to international standards and that's suddenly going to equate to DL's success in that market? And so what if it is proven QR is receiving subsidy? Not like U.S. carriers haven't. I just don't understand how U.S. ...

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by RichardWelling
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to ferry 1st A350-1000 to Doha on 22nd Feb?
Replies: 9
Views: 2595

Re: QR to ferry 1st A350-1000 to Doha on 22nd Feb?

Arion640 wrote:
Sooner787 wrote:
Where does QR plan on deploying the new A35J's to once the crew fam flights are done?


I expect Heathrow will be in there somewhere.


Or MUC/FRA like last time. Knowing how QR likes to make a statment, JFK and LHR is definitley on their “show off” list.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 53918

Re: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Correct me if I am wrong but will QR take an additional 748F frame?

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by RichardWelling
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F
Replies: 50
Views: 9390

Re: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F

Yeah I agree, always wanted to know what goes on, on those long haul freighter flights, how they are catered for and so on, hope there can be a dedicated cargo thread on a.net. Does Air France still have a dedicated cargo operation? AF still operates their 777F and KLM still operates their 747F fro...

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by RichardWelling
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 33404

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I wonder if QR will ever persue in ordering more frames. As the last frame will be completed shortly.

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