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by 76er
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts about UA SFO - AMS?
Replies: 19
Views: 2629

Re: Thoughts about UA SFO - AMS?

KL would gladly give up some slots to enable this route, just like they did recently on behalf of Norwegian and Air Bridge Cargo. Kidding aside, the Randstad area in which AMS is located houses about 8 million people, most within about a half our train ride from the airport. Nevertheless, I don't se...

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by 76er
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread
Replies: 114
Views: 19976

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread

Wow, there goes another A.net myth. The article is now 9 months old however, and we haven’t heard anything since. Not that i doubt Bedek at all, they have a fine reputation when it comes to conversions.

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by 76er
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 527
Views: 136090

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Several media in The Netherlands report AFKL denies to have bid on Alitalia. Can’t find any conformation on any AFKL website though.

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by 76er
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 101
Views: 15668

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

Rumor at KLM has is that from around 2020 the -700s will leave the fleet and that they may be replaced by the E195E2. Just a little lower seatcount, but operated under the lower cost Cityhopper brand. This would of course first have to go by the KLM pilot union VNV.

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by 76er
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow
Replies: 44
Views: 8647

Re: BRUSSELS: WHY SUCH A BIG CHAOS WITH SO LITTLE SNOW?

I wouldn’t say ‘so little snow’. Yes, snowfall in the low countries was only about 20cm over 2 days. That doesn’t sound like much, but it’s the most accumulation in such a short period I have seen locally since I was a kid. And I’m 52 now... AMS has 2 full sets of snowclearing equipment but just cou...

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by 76er
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 22122

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

But the short sleeve uniform shirt looks wrong outside of island hopping. I always thought long sleeve shits presented a possible safety hazard with the risk of getting caught onto someting while moving aroud in the cockpit. The MD11 inadvertent slat extension events come to mind. (Yes, the design ...

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by 76er
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Cargo looking for MD 11 replacement; would be interested in A359F, if realized
Replies: 14
Views: 2653

Re: LH Cargo interested in A359F

: Their MD-11s are not that old, and certainly still very good for cargo runs By 2024 the youngest MD11 will be 23-years old. Remember LHC flies their fleet worldwide around the clock, these aren't package freighters that only fly a couple of hours a night. Another thing that may become a problem i...

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by 76er
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST
Replies: 16
Views: 5550

Re: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST

https://m.planespotters.net/airframe/Bo ... s/17xqsZYY
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According to Planespotters it’s a 15-year old -ERF. Definately worth it to iron out the wrinkles.

https://m.planespotters.net/airframe/Bo ... s/17xqsZYY

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by 76er
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST
Replies: 16
Views: 5550

Re: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST

According to our Professional Pilot cousins, this could have been a low speed RTO. Makes sense, an outboard engine failure right after applying takeoff thrust can turn south very quickly unless the correct actions are taken immediately.

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by 76er
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST
Replies: 16
Views: 5550

Re: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST

Excuse my ignorance in this matter, but isn’t this the same airline that crashed a 747F in Bishkek this january? The runway being relatively short should be no excuse for an overrun. A correct takeoff performance calculation should guarantee a safe stop before the end of the runway. Lets hope the in...

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by 76er
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes
Replies: 49
Views: 13067

Re: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes

https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2017/11/02/ka ... 5-a1579813

We should know by tomorrow.
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Dutch slotcoordinator: Government succumbs to Russian blackmail and more contries will follow.

Article from a respectable newspaper (sorry, Dutch only):

https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2017/11/02/ka ... 5-a1579813

We should know by tomorrow.

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by 76er
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes
Replies: 49
Views: 13067

Re: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes

One of the Dutch newspapers reported this morning that up to 15% of KLM longhaul ops would be affected with flight times increasing by 3 to 5 hours. Ouch.

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by 76er
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL70 ATL-AMS October 26, 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 4521

Re: DL70 ATL-AMS October 26, 2017

B4REAL wrote:
Given it's location, altitude and speed I suspect it has had the de-icing/air bladders fail.


De-icing/air bladders? Do you mean de-icing boots? Modern jets don’t have them.

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by 76er
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 29489

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

hiflyeras wrote:
A reckless stunt that would have never been approved by the local tower.


The guys/gals in the tower knew what was coming, why else would they be filming the whole thing with their phones?

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by 76er
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th
Replies: 77
Views: 17071

Re: A330 neo first flight tomorrow Oct 19th

Well.. it's not even 8AM yet over here. Or are you pointing at this from Airbus:

"Follow live coverage of the A330neo first flight on Twitter and Facebook on October 19* with the hashtag #A330neoFF, starting at approximately 10 a.m. CET, 8 a.m. GMT "

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by 76er
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 230692

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

Live feed should begin around 10AM CET tomorrow, according Airbus.com.

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by 76er
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to fly 787-9 to Bogota
Replies: 17
Views: 3710

Re: Air France to fly 787-9 to Bogota

Will it be nonstop to CDG? The 789 must take quite the a weight penalty then. KL flies via CTG on the way back for a reason...

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by 76er
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA investigating Air France take offs at Bogotá - only 5 ft. over threshold
Replies: 114
Views: 24105

Re: BEA investigating Air France take offs at Bogotá - only 5 ft. over threshold

And then fly BOG-CDG non-stop? Interesting.. No room left for flowers I suppose.

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by 76er
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attn CUR spotters: Martinair 744BCF today
Replies: 0
Views: 589

Attn CUR spotters: Martinair 744BCF today

MP6163 is scheduled to land at 1115 local time today, carrying relief supplies destined for St. Maarten. It will remain on the ground till tomorrow for crewrest reasons and continue to BOG and ATL afterwards. Scheduled departure is at 1145 local. Note: PH-MPS is the only airplane in the MP/KL cargo ...

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by 76er
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aeroperu crash question for pilots
Replies: 10
Views: 2488

Re: Aeroperu crash question for pilots

Before the AeroPeru and Birginair accidents the Boeing QRH did not have any procedures concerning unreliable airspeed indication. After the lessons were learned from these two events recall items and an accompanying checklist were introduced to deal with these pitot static system related issues. Not...

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by 76er
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon
Replies: 115
Views: 30514

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

That may have been stated on here by some people however it is not true. For example the tailwind component after passing the initial approach fix at LIMES exceeded parameters. It would also mean the splays used in the procedure design for the missed approach would have been invalid. Also the appro...

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by 76er
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM/LAN retires 777F
Replies: 25
Views: 7208

Re: LATAM/LAN retires 777F

http://www.latamcargo.com/flota
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That sounds pretty harsh. According to the Latam Cargo website the company still opereates 9 767F.

http://www.latamcargo.com/flota

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by 76er
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM/LAN retires 777F
Replies: 25
Views: 7208

Re: LATAM/LAN retires 777F

Just out of curiosity, how many 777F did LAN have? I used to see them everywhere. And where did they all go? One does not hear very often about airlines phasing out the T7F. Only AF comes to mind. For a lot of markets it seems the perfect 744F replacement, similar payload with much lower operating c...

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by 76er
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM bought a 747!
Replies: 26
Views: 18303

Re: KLM bought a 747!

No paint plans and no, it's not possible to swap engine types on a 744.

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by 76er
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM bought a 747!
Replies: 26
Views: 18303

Re: KLM bought a 747!

Do they still lease a 747 freighter from Atlas Air? They are short a frame cycling one at a time to heavy checks. mps just came back from long term maint in China. Nope, the Atlas wetlease ended a few weeks ago after the D-check for the BCF and subsequent C-check for an ERF were completed. MPS will...

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by 76er
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 959
Views: 156731

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Since there is no such thing like Chapter 11 in Europe, i guess "Insolvenz" stands for liquidation?

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by 76er
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are airlines getting rid of their E190's prematurely?
Replies: 68
Views: 18160

Re: Why are airlines getting rid of their E190's prematurely?

The E70 and E75 are regional jets, but I'm not so sure I'd call the E90 and E95 regional jets especially when they have replaced a lot of A319 or 737-700 flying. And retirements of planes only as old as 12 years is really unimpressive even if they are regional jets. There are 20 year old CRJs still...

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by 76er
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 intercepted over the Netherlands
Replies: 0
Views: 1342

BA 767 intercepted over the Netherlands

Several news sources reporting an aircraft being intercepted yesterday over the province of Zeeland, southwestern Netherlands. The operation was performed by a pair of F16s scrambled from Volkel AB. According to spotterssite Scramble it concerned BA663, enroute from ATH to LHR that has misdialled a ...

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by 76er
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All MH 777-200ER stored
Replies: 57
Views: 17713

Re: All MH 777-200ER stored

It's interesting that these 772ERs don't seem to have much of a resale/reuse market outside of the Russian charterers. Is the used 772 now obsolete for new players? Is ANYONE accumulating 772 pax anymore? I suppose you could put part of the blame on the ever increasing capabilties of the A333 over ...

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by 76er
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 5100

Re: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?

barney captain wrote:
As in the case of KLM, a single type on the 777/787 may very well mean the fleet is segregated operationally and no crew would work both interchangeably.


Nope.

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by 76er
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 5100

Re: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?

KLM pilots fly the 777/787 on a single typerating. That puzzles me, since beneath the skin these are two totally different aircraft. The similarities more or less end at the FMC/MCP and FBW.

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by 76er
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to SXM after the 747
Replies: 4
Views: 2494

Re: KLM to SXM after the 747

Nope, the remaining 330's are here to stay. For the foreseeable future at least. Next winter it will be the last widebody type in the KL fleet to go full-flat in business.

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by 76er
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: 779 too big, more 350 for LH
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Bloomberg: 779 too big, more 350 for LH

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... serve-cash
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A rather interesting read:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... serve-cash

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by 76er
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours
Replies: 143
Views: 29039

Re: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours

Newbiepilot wrote:
Who is in the market for more 180 seat jets? United, American, Delta, Air France, British Airways, KLM?


I don't think KL is in the market, their 737's have a lot of life left in them. They have just added a few second hand specimen coming from Transavia-NL.

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by 76er
Fri May 19, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martinair Cargo not doing Asia anymore?
Replies: 19
Views: 2257

Re: Martinair Cargo not doing Asia anymore?

I wonder which pilot 'pool' is more attractive to AF-KL? I could imagine the management team keeping the MP guys stringing along to keep to keep the AF/KL pilots in line. Some airlines have different contracts for the freighter boys so if the unions don't tow the line MP may get to operate the whol...

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by 76er
Fri May 19, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martinair Cargo not doing Asia anymore?
Replies: 19
Views: 2257

Re: Martinair Cargo not doing Asia anymore?

CanadaFair wrote:
Dont think it would get KLM livery if thats what you meat.


With less than a year remaining on its leasecontract, I wouldn't at all be surprised if it comes back all white. Definately not in KL colors.

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by 76er
Thu May 18, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martinair Cargo not doing Asia anymore?
Replies: 19
Views: 2257

Re: Martinair Cargo not doing Asia anymore?

Martinair PH-MPS was flown to China, is this the end of life for the -400BCF? This leaves KLM/Martinair with just 3 freighters. 27 Year-old PH-MPS is presently in XMN undergoing a D-check. During this check AFKL are wetleasing an Atlas 744ERF to operate the AMS-MIA-BOG routes. It will be interestin...

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by 76er
Thu May 18, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the shortest widebody flights regularly operated?
Replies: 28
Views: 2417

Re: What are the shortest widebody flights regularly operated?

LHR-AMS on a BA763, 200NM/370KM.

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by 76er
Tue May 09, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 Years ago Today: Fokker F28 First Flight
Replies: 23
Views: 2528

50 Years ago Today: Fokker F28 First Flight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaejdesD61Q

Funny conversation (only in Dutch unfortunately) between the crew and Fokker HQ during the testflight. A pretty relaxed event if you compare it to today's hoopla.
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Great video of the first flight of Fokker's F28 'Fellowship'. 50 Years ago today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaejdesD61Q

Funny conversation (only in Dutch unfortunately) between the crew and Fokker HQ during the testflight. A pretty relaxed event if you compare it to today's hoopla.

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by 76er
Sat May 06, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 109
Views: 16679

Re: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7HTTcD9I1FM
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Video of the arrival, water salute and and departure from AMS:


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7HTTcD9I1FM

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by 76er
Wed May 03, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS can't grow because of safety concerns - Dutch safety board
Replies: 82
Views: 14372

Re: AMS can't grow because of safety concerns - Dutch safety board

From a pilot's point of view, an airport located in the North Sea is just far too dangerous. The artist impressions shown in the link above proves these guys have no clue what they are talking about. Six parallel runways in the open sea. Sure. This airport would be completely closed due to strong w...

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by 76er
Tue May 02, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS can't grow because of safety concerns - Dutch safety board
Replies: 82
Views: 14372

Re: AMS can't grow because of safety concerns - Dutch safety board

From a pilot's point of view, an airport located in the North Sea is just far too dangerous. The artist impressions shown in the link above proves these guys have no clue what they are talking about. Six parallel runways in the open sea. Sure. This airport would be completely closed due to strong wi...

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by 76er
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martinair Cargo not doing Asia anymore?
Replies: 19
Views: 2257

Re: Martinair Cargo not doing Asia anymore?

But one Martinair aircraft left, it is only a matter of time before Martinair branded aircraft are gone. That I can agree with. MP still has certain traffic rights connected to its own AOC, and serves as a vehicle to employ the 100 pilots or so that the KLM pilot union wants to keep out the door. T...

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by 76er
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martinair Cargo not doing Asia anymore?
Replies: 19
Views: 2257

Re: Martinair Cargo not doing Asia anymore?

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Not too long from now Martinair will cease to exist.



Source?

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by 76er
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF and BOG plans after A340 retirement
Replies: 47
Views: 8235

Re: AF and BOG plans after A340 retirement

b747400erf wrote:
KLM serves BOG daily on a 747 freighter


Not anymore. With the all but complete shutdown of MP's activities, full freighter movements are now down to just 3 flights a week. Perfectly in line with KL's belly first, combi second, freighter last policy.

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by 76er
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Fall 2016
Replies: 68
Views: 21469

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Fall 2016

LAXintl wrote:

I'll start assembling data for a "Spring 2017" edition.

Will try to get it up this week if schedule permits.


Fantastic!
If I may, I'd like to put in a request for the T7F and all 744F versions. (F, ERF, BCF and BDSF) ;)

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by 76er
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 329
Views: 118592

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

KL has no plans to phase out the 3 -ERF's in the foreseeable future. Cargo boss De Nooijer has said the freighters will stick around until well into the 2020's. The fate of the oddball BCF in the fleet has not been decided on yet, although its lease is up for renewal in early 2018. Also don't forget...

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by 76er
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to RTM
Replies: 41
Views: 12250

Re: Rumor: United to RTM

That would be great news!
But... can a fully laoded 757 make it off the 2000m/6000ft runway with enough fuel to make it back to EWR?

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