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by gabep
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL Network And Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 117
Views: 18712

Re: DHL Network And Fleet Thread - 2021

How many outstanding 777F a/c do DHL have yet to be delivered? Are they likely to be handed out to the current operators of the type? New from Boeing, four more. The first 10 are operated by either Aerologic, Kalitta, or Southern Air. Unless someone offers a much better deal, there's no reason to t...

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by gabep
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 70976

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

The most important point that you are missing is that the crews are flying those airplanes broken. That's how they are getting their "reliability" numbers. Any air cargo professional knows that SkyLease is one of, if not the lowest of the 36th St. bottom feeders. Those planes are MEL'd be...

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by gabep
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United to insource rampers at DEN
Replies: 69
Views: 9619

Re: Rumor: United to make announcement at DEN

usxguy wrote:
maybe TED is coming back? :-D :-D


They already have! Except this time they called it Basic Economy.

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by gabep
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 333523

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

https://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2020/American-Airlines-Improves-the-Travel-Experience-OPS-POL-08/default.aspx Same day standby and no more change fees on AA flights have just been announced. A direct response to UA. This is a very good move. I won't be surprised to see DL and B6 follow. DL fo...

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by gabep
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 139
Views: 18591

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

In this case airfare is a poor tool for analysis; it is not an indicator of demand. Looking at future bookings in September and October into PEK on United there is almost 0 demand, with single or low double digit load factors. AA is merely facing the reality before them (with regards to China) by o...

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by gabep
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 139
Views: 18591

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

Why is AA not flying given that this is probably one of the few long haul routes that can make money right now with higher ticket price and belly cargo? I am sure they can fill up 1-2 flights per week on a 77W or a 789 out of LAX or DFW ? Is AA even flying cargo into China now? It seems they are sl...

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by gabep
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 135989

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

What's taking CX so long to announce redundancies? Every other major carrier around the world has been quick to react and shrink to the optimal level, but over in HK, it's like CX is paralyzed and not sure what to do. Do they know something the others don't, or are they banking on a quicker recover...

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by gabep
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS to park most of the 787 fleet
Replies: 86
Views: 29998

Re: QANTAS to mothball most of the 787 fleet

Has there been any public explanation for why the B789s are being parked rather than the A333s? It would seem to me that given the B787’s technical advantages over the A330’s in cargo volume, payload, fuel efficiency, etc. it would make more sense to fly the Boeing. Any insight into the Qantas thesi...

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by gabep
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 55716

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Last I checked JQ have 11 x B788’s, 3 of which they were keen to offload pre-COVID19. I’m sure in the current environment QF wouldn’t mind offloading these birds to VA when the time comes. Just a thought. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 788s are not very attractive, poorer economics compared to ...

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by gabep
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 37632

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2020

https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=4 Air Atlanta rejects former EK 77W. Skyliner link indicates the frame was simply Not Taken Up. What data lead you to the conclusion the frame was rejected––which implies ABD is still in the market for a 77W––but this particular frame was...

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by gabep
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 19225

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020

Found an interesting flight. PR has been operating 77Ws into the Caribbean. Anyone have information on the nature of these flights?

Flight PR8102 from Los Angeles to Bridgetown
https://fr24.com/PAL8102/24a9a28d

Gabep

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by gabep
Sun May 31, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 60599

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Its been postulated in the past, but not on this thread yet. USAF orders. With the retirement of all the C5A's, the USAF has a much less capable heavy lift capability. We have a unique President that is sensitive to products built in the USA. It may not be likely, but it is not impossible that USAF...

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by gabep
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 472
Views: 111944

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

It looks like VH-OEG is preparing for departure to MHV as QF6001. She will be missed. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vh-oeg Gabep She still here..Looks as though they filed for the flight, but she never took off. Same thing happened on Monday. She's really resisting this retirement thi...

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by gabep
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 226289

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

An interesting route map of cargo only flights using 77w and 789 aircraft.

https://www.aacargo.com/downloads/World_Map_Cargo_Only_Flights_Final.pdf

Gabep

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by gabep
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 472
Views: 111944

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

It looks like VH-OEG is preparing for departure to MHV as QF6001. She will be missed.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vh-oeg

Gabep

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by gabep
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1289
Views: 362990

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Long live the Queen! I am delighted to see she'll be reactivated for a good cause.

Gabep

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by gabep
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 343484

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

So, KL's and QF's 744 all retired today, and TS' 310 in two days. Sad day. I wonder how many complete fleets will have been retired when restrictions are lifted. And how many carriers will have failed. [edit: corrected date for TS A310] KLM certainly has retired their 747 fleet, but QFA seems to st...

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by gabep
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Retiring 747 Fleet on March 29?
Replies: 73
Views: 13437

Re: Qantas Retiring 747 Fleet on March 29?

Is the really the end? It's hard to imagine the 747 will no longer be apart of the Qantas fleet.

https://fr24.com/QFA28/2449cf89

Gabep

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by gabep
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 195
Views: 55396

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

747Classic, Is your database of aircraft info kept somewhere public or is it just kept for you? All info from my own 747-8 digital database (collected over many years) was published every month at A-net (with only the latest detailed updates), but the last two years the complete detailed 747-8 list...

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by gabep
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1289
Views: 362990

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Cargo nets. Sure it is that as easy as I put it as well. But there have been plenty of planes where they take out the seats to carry freight in the night and return them for passengers the next day. Klm must have some people that can think of a way to secure that cargo. Or “seatbags” - basically ca...

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by gabep
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1289
Views: 362990

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

They could take out the chairs. creating more space for cargo. Ok, there is no cargo floor in the passenger cabin and installing one takes way to long. so no pallet and only a limit weight can be loaded. but boxes with face masks ans stuf like that are not that heavy. Plenty of staf to load them by...

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by gabep
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian AIrlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 210
Views: 41953

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

Ethiopian is adding a fourth weekly flight to Houston starting in June. I expect to see it go daily within 2 years. Very happy to hear that! Im taking it in April to JNB. Good luck with that, air travel may be a thing of the past if the virus knocks out the US. You might be taking a slow boat to So...

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by gabep
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 107155

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Only the N8301-8329 are ETOPS -800 A/C and they all have additional POBs and 4 rafts The 737 MAX8 A/C (while not technically ETOPS) also have compartments, but no rafts had been installed yet. There are also -700's which are non-ETOPS, but they are equipped for extended overwater Ops. They have thr...

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by gabep
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do airlines have different products on different aircraft in their fleet?
Replies: 17
Views: 2818

Re: Why do airlines have different products on different aircraft in their fleet?

I know this may be a noob question, but... What's the issue - on similar sized aircraft - in having the same first/business/premiumeconomy products on all of the aircraft in the fleet? People often underestimate the amount of time and resources required for the introduction of a new aircraft interi...

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by gabep
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 195135

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Why are the A319s so valuable to AA operations (besides the Max grounding)? Thanks, GCP Within the network, the 319 is a key piece within the profitability of the PHX & MIA operations and also works well on all the long and thin markets that AA flies. On the DFW/CLT side, they've already been u...

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by gabep
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 36325

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

Seattle's AeroTEC inks deal to modify Qantas Boeing 747 jumbo into Rolls-Royce test aircraft, see : https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2019/10/15/seattles-aerotec-inks-deal-to-modify-qantas-boeing.html VH-OJU was ferried from LAX towards Moses Lake (MWH) with callsign QF6021 at October 15th 2...

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by gabep
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 195135

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

JonNYC wrote:
alasizon wrote:
Would not surprise me in the least if AA continued to go after 319s...

Most definitely.


Why are the A319s so valuable to AA operations (besides the Max grounding)?

Thanks,

GCP

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by gabep
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 227
Views: 68538

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

They should make Atlas Air an offer they can't refuse for LN 1446 and call it a day. The same should be done with LN 1435 unless the Air Force wants it as a hot spare. Atlas Air will eventually need to start replacing some of their 747-400s. Does the 748 consume more fuel than the 744? I think that...

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by gabep
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 55256

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

It looks like SAA is gearing up to lease some A350s: https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/saa-lease-airbus-a350-900-to-help-with-turn-around-strategy/ https://www.enca.com/business/saa-adds-airbus-a350-900-aircraft-its-fleet Anybody know more about this? There’s a thread dedicated to the topic. It ...

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by gabep
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 55256

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

T54A wrote:
MrGtheSheepA346 wrote:
T54A wrote:


MSN 226 & 245


What is your source?



A350 ETOPS CMP Doc


Link source. I'm not certain this is a done deal.

Gabep

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by gabep
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Phuket Spotting Trip
Replies: 2
Views: 2391

Phuket Spotting Trip

I will be traveling through Phuket next week with camera in tow. I have always wanted to shoot around HKT and I do not plan on missing this opportunity. There have been reports that spotting is now prohibited along the beach approach and some indications of police harassment on the famous hillside v...

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by gabep
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 550331

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

TC957 wrote:
Just had an agent's news bulletin from VS saying their first A350 will be named " Red Velvet ".


Thanks for that information. Is the aircraft to be painted in a new or updated livery or will it wear the current (787) livery?

Thanks,

Gabep

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by gabep
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 550331

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

First Virgin A350-1000 has been moved for cabin and engine installation https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dyvl1JOXcAAaWcZ?format=jpg https://twitter.com/Frenchpainter/status/1093220094556147712?s=20 Unlikely to be the first. MSN 274 should be before it. Geoff Delivery dates? Also, anyone know the name Vi...

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by gabep
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 147
Views: 42592

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

Same here. I was hoping DL would pick them up - but they certainly have a reason they didn't, just don't know what it is. In a word: economics. They just don’t need more 77Ls. Especially, with newer more economical aircraft capable of similar mission profiles at far better costs already online or i...

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by gabep
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 147
Views: 42592

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

I'm sorta surprised that these 777LR couldn't find other operators.....I mean even Delta surprised me by not shaking the tree to see what conditions these Eithad birds were in,given how tight they've (DAL) been on widebodies Same here. I was hoping DL would pick them up - but they certainly have a ...

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by gabep
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 550331

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

bycac wrote:
This afternoon : Image


What a tease. I’m looking forward to seeing her in all her glory. Plus, I’m curious to see their new interior. We think mid year as far as delivery goes?

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by gabep
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 550331

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Quite a number of airlines will be receiving their first A350's this year: British Airways Air France Japan Airlines China Southern SAS Virgin Atlantic evelop! Turkish Airlines (?) Aeroflot (?) Eithad (?) All very exciting. Do we know delivery dates for these carries, or is there a source for such ...

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by gabep
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 643861

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
SXDFC wrote:
Which airlines will get their first A350s next year?

Virgin, Evelop, Etihad, China Southern, JAL, British Airways, Air France/Joon, Scandinavian


What are the delivery dates for Virgin’s A350s? Also how many of the 12 will they take in 2019?

Gabep

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by gabep
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 294
Views: 81966

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018

Update on 13th Dec 2018: B777-237LR 36300 610 A6-LRA Etihad Airways ferried 12dec18 LETL-SBD after storage https://i.ibb.co/47892Tb/B777.jpg Source: https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=4 To further elaborate: A6-LRA is to be scrapped in KSBD. Eventually, her sisterships wil...

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by gabep
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 294
Views: 81966

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018

Update on 13th Dec 2018: B777-237LR 36300 610 A6-LRA Etihad Airways ferried 12dec18 LETL-SBD after storage https://i.ibb.co/47892Tb/B777.jpg Source: https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=4 To further elaborate: A6-LRA is to be scrapped in KSBD. Eventually, her sisterships wil...

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by gabep
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 36349

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

leleko747 wrote:
Too bad this thread is not updated anymore...


Agreed, but we just need to dust it off and keep the pilot light on.

BA retired G-BNLP to DGX on 03 Dec 2018.

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by gabep
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 219
Views: 29318

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

I could see AC ordering them for high volume TATL routes, but that will have to come once they feel comfortable with another period of significant growty, seeing as they have basicially just completed their widebody renewal project. The A333s have another decade left, and that fleet will likely con...

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by gabep
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1177
Views: 319281

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Why would the Tahiti be stopping at Oklahoma City airport on delivery? What is there? Maybe someone could tweet them and ask. https://twitter.com/AirTahitiNui/status/1048638364746797056 I thought the same thing. Maybe outfitting? If you look at the fourth photo in reply #955 above, you will see tha...

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by gabep
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1177
Views: 319281

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Latest photos for first 789 for Air Tahiti Nui https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DmX6rXfUcAY_mbN?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DmX6raBUcAAGsbg?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DmX6rUAV4AAq8hJ?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/airtahitinui/status/10...

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by gabep
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Operations/Network
Replies: 84
Views: 7799

Re: HA Operations/Network

HA could add HNL-DFW nonstop service in order to better compete against AA and WN (who might possibly add 1-stop direct flights with no change of planes between HNL and DAL) on the HNL-DFW/DAL route. DFW is also located in the largest U.S. metropolitan area that has nonstop service to Hawaii on onl...

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by gabep
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM's first pax 77E on its way to SCL
Replies: 52
Views: 13488

Re: LATAM's first pax 77E on its way to SCL

Planes coming back from VCV doing scheduled passenger routes must be the equivalent of a dead person waking up in a morgue! Not if the airline and/or the leasing co. spend the bucks to "pretty it up". Clearly in this case, it is a short term fix and either LATAM or RR/insurance are keepin...

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by gabep
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Emirates 777-200 Reconfiguration Video
Replies: 9
Views: 1619

Re: Emirates 777-200 Reconfiguration Video

Thanks for sharing this video.

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by gabep
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 294
Views: 81966

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018

So B-HNL was retired? I hope 777#1 gets to be in a museum. She's being prepared for transport and display at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Museum of Flight has denied this on facebook. ...and the mystery continues. Here is another source reporting -HNL is bound for the Museum of Flight. https://...

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by gabep
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 In Service Thread 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 23779

Re: 787 In Service Thread 2018

Outstanding work, and thank you for a great 787 thread kickoff.

Gabep

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by gabep
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 294
Views: 81966

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018

It is quite astounding to see that the B777-300ER had it's first flight around 15 1/2 years ago and there is currently only one frame, ex Latam PT-MUI stored/returned to the lessor. I know that EK is parking some of them but they all seem to find their owners in Russia. More than 750 built and stil...

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