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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: 2617

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: 64
Views: 10361

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: 14378

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: 2352

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: 21
Views: 7173

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: 8743

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: 44
Views: 10260

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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by RichardWelling
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo from Zaragoza to Mexico City
Replies: 12
Views: 1635

Re: Cargo from Zaragoza to Mexico City

Inditiex traffic is all BSAs. 1 airwaybill can occupy the entire flight as it will comprise of 27 main decks on 777F. I think on 748F, it might be 30; I could be wrong.

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by RichardWelling
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F
Replies: 50
Views: 8743

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

Cargo catering is always good - always too much, and the ’groundies’ usually have a feast on arrival from leftovers. Is the 748F the same config? I know 777F has 4 supernary generic business class seats and 2 jump seats. If its a 777F configured for a horse charter operation, you can fit up to 9 ec...

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by RichardWelling
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F
Replies: 50
Views: 8743

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

UPS and Fedex have very nice catering. Several choices they can order in advance, as well as coolers full of drinks and a coffee maker. Some of the other carriers like Atlas need to be more creative since they fly to a lot of far flung places. Sometimes they will arrange local hotels or restaurants...

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by RichardWelling
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 - Cargo Market Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 1341

Re: 2018 - Cargo Market Discussion

I thought QR only has 2-3 freighters left on the 777 backlog. Would 33 freighters even remain sustainable? Unless QR is looking to expand their BSA agreement with other oneworld airlines i.e JAL.

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by RichardWelling
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 - Cargo Market Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 1341

Re: 2018 - Cargo Market Discussion

I think QR and EK are in big trouble once TK’s new hub is operational with the addition of their 777F fleet.

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by RichardWelling
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 - Cargo Market Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 1341

Re: 2018 - Cargo Market Discussion

Granted there is an upswing in demand. Airlines and their handling agents need to take in consideration of the load factor.

Source: https://theloadstar.co.uk/iata-review-air-cargo-load-factor-calculations-project-selfie-revelations/

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by RichardWelling
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24121

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

QR is utilising the 748 for the FRA-DOH-HKG-DOH-FRA route. I am assuming this is for their top 5 customers i.e Schenker, DHL, JAS, etc.

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by RichardWelling
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 339
Views: 109194

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

KarelXWB wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 143 (QR) has been painted in the OneWorld livery




Can you kindly repost it again? Seems as if the images are not working.

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by RichardWelling
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24121

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

Sorry, thread drift, but seeing as we are gradulating the queen, how did Qatar get theirs so quick, I completely missed that? Obviously the (political) issues they are facing with the neighbours since last year contributed, but it seems to me like they magically appeared out of nowhere. I was not a...

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by RichardWelling
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14378

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

QR only utilises their 5th freedom rights for their cargo operation ex USA. I wonder if their new agreement will affect their cargo operation. I remember a while back that QR was interested in starting JFK-ATH-DOH. There was quite alot of fanfare but that slowly fizzled and died.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM cargo operations
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: KLM cargo operations

AFKL cargo right now is a fraction of its former self. In terms of freighter fleet size, KLM cargo has 3 744F (as per wiki) and 9 744 combi. I think one of the major reasons why they are shrinking is due to the overcapacity.

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by RichardWelling
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 332
Views: 57058

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Yep, in fact it's far higher. LHR to JFK is the biggest EU to US route and 2nd largest EU to non EU route, only behind LHR - DXB Maybe, if BA changed certain strategies and had more/bigger LH aircraft LHRDXB would be number 2 or even lower as most of the LHRDXB traffic is going on to XXX. More like...

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by RichardWelling
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion
Replies: 90
Views: 19537

Re: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion

They would need to hire a lot of pilots before they can expand as JL has a pilot shortage.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines is investigating third-party freighters
Replies: 6
Views: 2142

Re: Japan Airlines is investigating third-party freighters

As per the article, JAL is facing a pilot shortage and there are not enough pilots to supplement a freighter fleet at the moment. Hopefully things will change as we get closer to 2020. Any guesses on what JAL would operate for their freighter fleet? Mine would be A330F or a converted 767F. I do not ...

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by RichardWelling
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines is investigating third-party freighters
Replies: 6
Views: 2142

Japan Airlines is investigating third-party freighters

Source: http://www.asiacargonews.com/en/news/detail?id=2313 Really looking forward to seeing JAL re-enter the freighter market once again. Granted its going to be on a ACMI basis. Overall, its a strong growth indicator for surplus uplift as the demand into Japan will continue for the next olympics.

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by RichardWelling
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 316
Views: 25778

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Could be trucked from Boston down to JFK.

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by RichardWelling
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 8655

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

Source: https://www.wfs.aero/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/WFS-Press-Release-Date-9-Jan-2018.pdf As it is no surprise, looks like WFS will be operating the soon to be built cargo facility in Cargo Area D. Is it me or does WFS have a monoply with cargo handling in JFK? I know Dnata is on the rise for ra...

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by RichardWelling
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates will start SCL
Replies: 50
Views: 11098

Re: Emirates will start SCL

I have a feeling QR will start this route again after EK does since QR has a “me too mentality” when it comes to their route planning. They tend to follow EK alot.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?
Replies: 30
Views: 3972

Re: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?

Well they are going both ways via CVG.

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by RichardWelling
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?
Replies: 30
Views: 3972

Re: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?

Maybe Proctor and Gamble sells a lot of products in Asia. Maybe they MAKE a lot of products in Asia, and ship them to CVG. I think the two biggest reasons why CVG has so much capacity are DHL and Amazon. Both now operate express hubs out of CVG. That's not to say that SQ's freight goes directly to ...

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by RichardWelling
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 8655

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

They have 36 gates in t8. Concourse c is really large. I never got the sense flying out of t8 that they couldn't fit in more flights. I'm not saying that AA couldn't fit any more flights into T8, but T8 cannot fit another nine departures between 1830 and 2300 (not even counting Iberia, QANTAS and s...

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by RichardWelling
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 339
Views: 109194

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

scotron11 wrote:
Interesting to note that CX has stated their intentions of where their A350-1000s will be flying but not a peep out of QR.


My guess it will be LHR or FRA/MUC like when the A359 was released.

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by RichardWelling
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 8655

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

Regarding T7, keep in mind that B6 has asked for proposals to build a new T6 and, potentially, integrate T7 in such proposals. I think we'll hear more about this over the next few months. If AA really is downgrading its presence maybe there will be room for BA at T8 at some point. Do you know if B6...

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by RichardWelling
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 44199

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Any idea of QR will be receiving their frames?

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by RichardWelling
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 8655

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

Really excited about the new cargo facility which will replace Buildings 261 and 260. The last time JFK has a seen a brand spanking new building would be when Building 23 and 21 were built. I know the master plan is to have all the facilties consolidated in Cargo Area D. What will happen to cargo ar...

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by RichardWelling
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 186
Views: 38231

Re: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI

Would it be worth IAG’s while to utilise Niki’s DUS and TXL slots for a Level transatlantic operation?

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by RichardWelling
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to upgrade PER-DOH to A388 from 1 May 18
Replies: 32
Views: 4795

Re: Qatar Airways to upgrade PER-DOH to A388 from 1 May 18

Yes there is no doubt it will. They currently haul over 700 tonnes a month out of PER. In comparison EK hauls not much more and that’s with 2 daily flights. A lot of the cargo that goes out of PER is fresh food, there is normally 4 pallets of meat as well which comes from MEL, perhaps that will get...

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by RichardWelling
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to upgrade PER-DOH to A388 from 1 May 18
Replies: 32
Views: 4795

Re: Qatar Airways to upgrade PER-DOH to A388 from 1 May 18

I wonder if this will affect QR’s cargo operation into PER.

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by RichardWelling
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 777 Flight Testing/Production
Replies: 435
Views: 93278

Re: Official 777 Flight Testing/Production

Correct me if I am wrong but does QR Cargo not have another 2 or 3 frames on backlog?

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by RichardWelling
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508319

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Does anybody know when QR will accept the A350-1000?

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by RichardWelling
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo Proposed JFK Redesign
Replies: 101
Views: 17723

Re: Gov Cuomo Proposed JFK Redesign

All I know is that they are in for a challenge to build a new airport whilst the exisiting one is still operating. I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed that this will be done on time as nothing in New York gets built swiftly.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo Proposed JFK Redesign
Replies: 101
Views: 17723

Re: Gov Cuomo Proposed JFK Redesign

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-first-phase-modernization-air-cargo-operations-jfk Granted the old LH and KE buildings were both iconic in the JFK Cargo scene. I am glad to see that something will be done to replace them. It makes a ton of sense to designate the cargo area...

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by RichardWelling
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP
Replies: 38
Views: 6722

Re: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP

LH sold their stake in B6 a while ago.

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by RichardWelling
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why so many cargo airlines at these airports?
Replies: 53
Views: 8967

Re: Why so many cargo airlines at these airports?

Not too sure if antbody has mentioned LUX, that is another important gateway and alternative to AMS or FRA.

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by RichardWelling
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK reconstruction update?
Replies: 27
Views: 3693

Re: JFK reconstruction update?

4. QR still has morning flight from T7...still not sure why AA controls the ramp/gate space in terminal 8. When the AM flight started. AA could not facilitate them when they had already comitted to other carriers or their own ops during the QR AM flight start up. That was the story I was told by so...

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by RichardWelling
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways buys 9.6 percent stake in Cathay Pacific
Replies: 34
Views: 10870

Re: Qatar Airways buys 9.6 percent stake in Cathay Pacific

U Hey guys, What a contrast: Etihad versus Qatar! Alitalia, Air Serbia, Darwin, Virgin Australia etc versus British Airways, LATAM, Cathay Pacific ... And errrr, Meridiana! Still... Wonder if Qantas is on the QR's Wishlist? Cheers, Bunumuring I bet that would make EK feel rather uncomfortable of WR ...

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by RichardWelling
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways buys 9.6 percent stake in Cathay Pacific
Replies: 34
Views: 10870

Re: Qatar Airways buys 9.6 percent stake in Cathay Pacific

I wonder whats the end-game in purchasing a stake in CX?

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by RichardWelling
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM/LAN retires 777F
Replies: 25
Views: 7268

Re: LATAM/LAN retires 777F

If LATAM was smart, they could do a BSA with QR on their DOH-LUX-GRU-EZE-UIO-MIA-LGG-DOH routing. Asset light approach is the best one these days in such a tough environment.

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by RichardWelling
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Freighter Operations and Fleet
Replies: 14
Views: 2970

Re: American Airlines 767 Freighter Operations and Fleet

AA’s MO is just to be a belly carrier and not a combination one. AA cargo prides itself as a specialist belly carrier with connectivity between Europe/Asia and South America. Besides investing in freighter ops is very expensive and there are more headaches involved for so little return on the invest...

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by RichardWelling
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 197171

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

pdxswa wrote:
Proper shot of the second Qatar Aiways Cargo arriving for sanding and repaint.



Hopefully we will see the after shots soon!

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by RichardWelling
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 21715

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

Why would such batteries be transported on a passenger plane when so many fires have been caused by them. If these are lithium-ion batteries, because a shipper decided to ignore the regulations forbidding them: https://www.icao.int/Newsroom/Pages/ICAO-Council-Prohibits-Lithium-Ion-Cargo-Shipments-o...

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by RichardWelling
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar AIrways announces daily service to St Petersburg from 19 December 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 3394

Re: Qatar AIrways announces daily service to St Petersburg from 19 December 2017

As we getting closer and closer to the world cup, I think we will see a rapid expansion in routes.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAB reaffirms LAS; wants to invest in US
Replies: 22
Views: 4520

Re: AAB reaffirms LAS; wants to invest in UA

Interesting one for PIT, possibly getting DOH before LHR. As for LAS, I'm not sure how this route will work operationally in summer, given the hot n' high conditions. QR has already announced PIT with cargo flights That makes sense since PIT has a huge operation with FedEx. Fedex Express is in PIT ...

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