The777Man
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Flightglobal To Stop Publishing JP Airline Fleets

Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:39 am

Hi !

Flightglobal announced Monday that they are ceasing publication of the JP Airline Fleets Intl book and that this current year's edition will be the last one:

http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace...eets-ceases-publication-98324.aspx

I'm very sad to hear this as I find it very useful. The quality has declined slightly the last few years but it's still the best print fleet book there is.

The JP Fleets Intl book was first published in 1966 and was published by BuchAir until about 5 years ago when they sold it to Flightglobal.

Perhaps someone else will take over and use the same name ?

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RE: Flightglobal To Stop Publishing JP Airline Fleets

Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:52 am

I believe it was just a matter of time before that decision would be made. It was always a bit outdated when it was published and this became even more the case with all the data available on the web. Like for many things, its time is over.
 
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RE: Flightglobal To Stop Publishing JP Airline Fleets

Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:20 pm

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
Flightglobal announced Monday that they are ceasing publication of the JP Airline Fleets Intl book

That's OK. I've ceased buying it.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
The quality has declined slightly the last few years

More than "slightly". It was never the same after FlightGlobal took it over.

Shame. I used to look forward every year to the new edition.
 
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RE: Flightglobal To Stop Publishing JP Airline Fleets

Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:05 pm

Quoting PM (Reply 2):
More than "slightly". It was never the same after FlightGlobal took it over.

yep. people stopped buying it when they made it because it got less and less accurate. not to mention the electronic version was not up to much and you couldn't even check off the planes you had seen.
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RE: Flightglobal To Stop Publishing JP Airline Fleets

Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:57 pm

I contacted the editor for Skyliner Magazine and figured that he could possibly publish something similar.

His reply:

Hi Lars,

the former Swiss guys are back on track and will
make a decision within 3 weeks' time they say

So perhaps BuchAir will take over again. I really hope that they come thru.

We'll see what happens.

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RE: Flightglobal To Stop Publishing JP Airline Fleets

Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:05 pm

I hope so too - there's no doubt the book was better all round when BuchAir published it.
 
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RE: Flightglobal To Stop Publishing JP Airline Fleets

Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:28 pm

I bought my first JP fleets in the middle of the 80ies. Whenever I saw a new registration I "clicked" the little box in front of the registration.

But as all the others said before: today - wouldn't even think of using JP but simply type in the registration into google and check the pictures that will appear.

At that time we had a lot of B 707 and DC 8 in FRA flying MAC- and sub-charter flights. These planes used to change their operators more often than I changed my underwear (well, not really, but you know what I mean). So even at that time JP wouldn't help.
 
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RE: Flightglobal To Stop Publishing JP Airline Fleets

Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:35 pm

Anything on paper is out of date even before it's issued. It's the same reason why very few airlines still issue printed timetables.
 
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RE: Flightglobal To Stop Publishing JP Airline Fleets

Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:47 pm

Exactly right. These days it's extremely difficult to make a business case for a paper directory, because it doesn't sell. It's too expensive to include all the data available, and the selected data which does end up printed is inaccurate before it's out of the door - not because it was bad information but because it can't keep up with changes the way electronic data can.

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