747Dreamlifter
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South Korea Aviation Thread # 1

Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:42 am

SOUTH KOREA AVIATION THREAD

"A.net members NEVER ceases to impress me"!.....Two weeks ago, I restarted the Singapore Aviation Thread, and a few days after, I did a rebirth on the Japan Thread. I am very pleased to announce that both have received good response and are moving along smoothly. I therefore decided to start a China/Hong-Kong/Taiwan Thread and within minutes of posting received surprising participation...."Totally Awesome"  bigthumbsup 

With everyone's blessing, I would like to start one for the Korean A.net enthusiast and encourage them to participate with news or comments on South Korea's Aviation community.

All I ask from everyone is to be "RESPECTFUL" of each others views, opinions, comments, suggestions, etc, etc,....I have read many post on other threads and a few of them have Posters exchanging some "harsh" words of criticism. None of us are PERFECT, nor are we EXPERTS to know everything that there is to know on the topic(s) we wish to share,....."least of all myself". Therefore it is through "RESPECT" that we can gain knowledge and wisdom from others.

This thread is open to everyone and anyone who wish to visit or share. Your topic and comments will always be welcomed and appreciated.

I would like to open the THREAD by introducing the primary airlines from South Korea and the types of aircraft they operate.:......Asiana Airlines, Hansung Airlines, Jeju Air, Korean Air, and Yeongnam Air

ASIANA AIRLINES:
(IATA) OZ (ICAO) AAR (Callsign) ASIANA
Airbus A320, A321, A330-300, Boeing 737-400, 737-500, 747-400, 747-400 Combi, 767-300, 777-200ER.

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ASIANA CARGO:
Boeing 747-400F/BCF, 767-300F

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HANSUNG AIRLINES:
(ICAO) HAN (Callsign) HANSUNG AIR
ATR-72-200

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JEJU AIR:
(IATA) 7C (ICAO) JJA (Callsign) JEJUAIR
Bombardier Q400

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KOREAN AIR:
(IATA) KE (ICAO) KAL (Callsign) KOREAN AIR
Airbus A300-600R, A330-200, A330-300, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737-900, 747-400, 777-200ER, 777-300. **(KE has Airbus A380, and Boeing 737-900ER, 777-300ER, and 787-8 on order)

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KOREAN AIR CARGO:
Airbus A300-600F and Boeing 747-400F/ERF/BCF (KE Cargo has 747-8F and 777F on order)

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YEONGNAM AIR (Scheduled to begin service in February 2008): Fokker F-100

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I will do my best to review daily news available from online aviation sources and post topics related to Korean Aviation. May I please ask all of you to do the same. Thank You!

"This THREAD is for YOU and everyone else to enjoy....Welcome on Board"!  Smile
 
747Dreamlifter
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RE: South Korea Aviation Thread # 1

Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:48 am

"USE IT", or 'LOSE IT" says Korean Air

Korean Air announced that they are modifying their mileage program effective July 01, 2008. Seems that they want to encourage people to use their points or lose it. As of October 07, KAL passengers had W188.6 billion mileage points to redeem. Korean Air uses a formula of (US$1 = W927) which come out to equal (US)$203.5 million in accrued value.

Asiana Airlines reported W59.5 billion, or (US)$64.2 million.

http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200712/200712130009.html


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RE: South Korea Aviation Thread # 1

Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:56 am

KAL 777F

Good news for Korean Air, as Boeing announced that their 777F Freighter program is on schedule with their engineers completing over 90% of the design work for this new aircraft. To date, Boeing has sold 82 777F to 11 customers, which accounts for 20% of the backlog on all variants of the Triple-7. The airplane's basic design is based on the 777-200LR, which is powered by the world's largest and most powerful jet turbofan engine, the GE90.

Korean Air has an order for 5 aircrafts due for delivery in 2009 and 2010. The 777F has a range of 5,000 nm, with a payload capacity of 226,000 lbs. KAL also has 5 747-8F on order to commence delivery in late 2008.

http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=1162
 
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RE: South Korea Aviation Thread # 1

Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:36 pm

Thanks for starting the thread, 747dreamlifter!

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Korean Air is renumbering their Australia/NZ flight numbers from KE8xx to KE1xx next year, according to schedules.
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RE: South Korea Aviation Thread # 1

Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:13 am

Korean Air seems to be expanding their cargo operations into Mainland-China as it invest 47% into new Cargo Terminal at
Tianjin Binhai International Airport.

Korean Air presently owns six Cargo terminals world wide: Incheon, Gimpa, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo and Osaka.

http://eyefortransport.com/index.asp?news=58807&nli=freight&ch=


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RE: South Korea Aviation Thread # 1

Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:58 am

I hope India and Korea get around to revising their bi-laterals to allow additional cities and more frequencies to existing cities. On my recent trip back from India--MAA-BKK-LAX--on Thai, I noticed a lot of Korean nationals on the MAA-BKK sector--I am assuming they were connecting to Korea from BKK. MAA is where the Hyundai auto plant is located.

Anyone know if the bi-laterals are being reviewed?
 
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RE: South Korea Aviation Thread # 1

Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:26 am

According to ATW (Air Transport World) daily news, Asiana Airlines is exploring to modernize its long-haul fleet and is evaluating Boeing 787s, 747-8s, Airbus A350XWBs, and even the A380s superjumbo. As per report, it was unclear if Asiana is looking at a mix fleet or just one type. A decision is due soon.

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RE: South Korea Aviation Thread # 1

Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:44 am



Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 5):
Anyone know if the bi-laterals are being reviewed?

Well, Korean side really wants more frequency, but Indian side does not. That is why several recent negotiations were broken. Korean side proposed open sky, but Indian side denied. Currently only 6 weeklies passenger flights are allowed.
 
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RE: South Korea Aviation Thread # 1

Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:01 am

Great thread idea!

From having spent 15 months in S. Korea with the US Army, I got to experience what I believe is one of the most beautiful airports in the world, ICN. just amazing!

I also have the distinction of doing my first solo over S. Korea at RKSO (Osan AFB) in an aero club C172. In the summe
Ok, wait for the RJ to pass, cleared to push tail south Mike, and you're cleared to spin #2 in the push.
 
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RE: South Korea Aviation Thread # 1

Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:58 pm

Does anyone know if Yeongnam's first F-100 HL7774 has been ferried from AMS to PUS yet?



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RE: South Korea Aviation Thread # 1

Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:15 pm



Quoting HeeseokKoo (Reply 7):
Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 5):
Anyone know if the bi-laterals are being reviewed?

Well, Korean side really wants more frequency, but Indian side does not. That is why several recent negotiations were broken. Korean side proposed open sky, but Indian side denied. Currently only 6 weeklies passenger flights are allowed.

Thanks for the info.

I sure would like to see open skies. I hope the Indian side relents, and agrees to at least 7x week to all major cities in India.
 
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RE: South Korea Aviation Thread # 1

Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:34 pm

When is the new dock opening at ICN ?
 
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RE: South Korea Aviation Thread # 1

Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:36 pm



Quoting Sr176 (Reply 11):
When is the new dock opening at ICN ?

The opening of the new dock is now slated for July 2008.
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RE: South Korea Aviation Thread # 1

Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:39 am

Jeju Air to add Boeing 737-800s in 2008.

Jeju Air presently operates 5 Bombardier Q400 turboprops (3 more on option), and will add two 737-800s in April 2008 due to high traffic demand and future expansion plans that may include international routes. The Boeing jets will seat 189 passengers and hopes to have a fleet of 15 by 2013.

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http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2007/12/113_14217.html

Currently Jeju Air only operates between Jeju Island and Seoul's Gimpo and Busan Airports. It celebrated its one millionth passenger in November 07, just 17 months after beginning scheduled service.  bigthumbsup 

Jeju's present competitor is Hansung Airlines who also operates turboprops (ATR-72s), but is expecting stiffer competition in February when Yeongnam Airlines begins flying F-100 jets. Another airline on the horizon is Incheon Tiger Airways, a joint venture between the Incheon municipal government and Singapore's LCC Tiger Airways with Airbus A320s aircrafts.

FLEET DATA: Dec 01, 2007
msn registration del date
4119 HL5251 4/24/06
4124 HL5252 6/12/06
4129 HL5254 7/29/06
4137 HL5525 11/15/06
4141 HL5256 12/27/06

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RE: South Korea Aviation Thread # 1

Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:17 am

LOOKING BACK IN TIME!

Korean Air Boeing 747SP (Special Performance)

The 747SP is 48 ft 4 inches shorter than the standard model and is the only 747 with a modified fuselage until the arrival of Boeings next generation 747-8 due in 2009 who has a lengthen cabin. Main design differences found on the SP included single-slotted flaps and the elimination of flap mechanism housing called "canoes" from under the wings.
The SP also had a larger horizontal stabilizer and a longer vertical tail fin with a double-hinged rudder system.

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Korean Airlines operated a pair for 17 years until finally retiring them in October/November 1998. Both aircrafts were powered by Pratt & Whitney JT9d-7A engines and had a seating configuration of F12/C40/Y200.

FLEET DATA
msn / regis / del date / flt/hrs / cycles / status
22483 HL7456 1/22/81 (67553) (9648) scrapped
22484 HL7457 3/18/81 (66576) (9487) stored


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