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by na
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 22649

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

There have been very few 777 retirements so far this year, less than in recent years. Older 777s from JAL, ANA, Thai and Korean should be due to be parked in the desert though soon. Quite odd that SV is still operating three 77Es, two years after the majority of the fleet has been retired.

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by na
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight
Replies: 27
Views: 6108

Re: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight

They fly to a muslim country because holidays are cheap in Sultan Erdogans empire, and complain about muslims? White trash into the trash can, well deserved.

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by na
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 127
Views: 7334

Re: Antifa Violence

Antifa activists may not be as murderous as neo nazis, but they are extremists and as such potential criminals. Very often they are not only against neo nazis, but against anyone not sharing their pathological extreme-left view of the world. I despise all political extremists, may they be left, righ...

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by na
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4460

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

Most of those connected with Hollywood & rich executives, regardless of political affiliation, have had contact with Epstein and/or have had underage sex. It's revolting but such is the life of the rich & famous while we all fight for a loaf of bread. Don´t generalize. I know some very rich...

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by na
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24678

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

I fully agree with Mr. Spohr, a single aisle aircraft is clearly inferior and unsuitable on longhaul flights. I once flew to the US with an Icelandair 757. I would never do that again, no matter what airline. And as LH does not compete at the very lowest, cheapest end of the competition, the A321XLR...

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by na
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of AI/EY 777-200LRs?
Replies: 16
Views: 3398

Re: Fate of AI/EY 777-200LRs?

LHA320 wrote:
But with LRB, LRC and LRE being transferred to Altavair Air Finance, they maybe have a chance.


There are photos around showing LRC being dismantled at Kemble.

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by na
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Eurofighter collision over Germany
Replies: 6
Views: 1919

Re: Eurofighter collision over Germany

SAS A340 wrote:
SAS A340 wrote:
Great that the pilots are safe, the other stuff is easier to fix! :yes: :wave:


Some news reports that one pilot is dead? :(


Yes, I read that now, too. Body parts found. Very sad.

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by na
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Eurofighter collision over Germany
Replies: 6
Views: 1919

Eurofighter collision over Germany

https://www.welt.de/politik/deutschland/article195798457/Eurofighter-stuerzen-bei-Air-Combat-in-Mecklenburg-Vorpommern-ab-ein-Bundeswehr-Pilot-lebend-in-Baumkrone-gefunden.html Two Eurofighters of the German Luftwaffe (from No.73 Squadron "Steinhoff" stationed near Rostock) have collided a...

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by na
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 12281

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

KLM747er wrote:
G-BNLN of British Airways also made her last commercial flight. Today as scheduled she is going to Sint Athan to be scrapped :(.


With ca. 120.000 flight hours one of the most flown aircraft in BA history, if not the record-holder.

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by na
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PY to replace A340 with B777
Replies: 45
Views: 11111

Re: PY to replace A340 with B777

After the 743 and the A343 another aging plane which won´t last longer than the next D-check.

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by na
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?
Replies: 28
Views: 7657

Re: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?

Seems like Atlas Air is operating. Going for Freighter conversion? Nobody is converting 747's into freighters,anymore. Not true as you can read in my link above! One of the ex Japan VIP 744s has just been ferried to Tel Aviv where Bedek is going to convert it, the second one might follow as it has ...

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by na
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Topic deleted, why?
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Topic deleted, why?

Earlier today I posted a topic with a link about a Air China 77W which went off the runway at FRA today. https://www.stern.de/reise/deutschland/am-frankfurter-flughafen--boeing-777-von-air-china-geraet-von-der-pist-ab-8762504.html This topic was deleted and I ask the moderators why. It doesnt violat...

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by na
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?
Replies: 28
Views: 7657

Re: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?

Thank you,
these two have now been repainted in standard Atlas livery. A few months I saw one of them still in the gold livery at LAX.

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by na
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?
Replies: 28
Views: 7657

Re: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?

This A/C will become N480MC Operated by Atlas for its passenger division. She will have 256 seats in a first, business and int'l premium economy. Primarily used for VIP Charters like N263SG and N322SG Anybody who can tell why those two were being registered out of sequence when aquired a decade ago...

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by na
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?
Replies: 28
Views: 7657

Re: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?

https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb. ... av4&page=3
... it seems like the ex Japanese government 744(s) are being converted by Bedek.
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BAorAB wrote:
Seems like Atlas Air is operating. Going for Freighter conversion?

Atlas Air also operates some 744 pax airplanes, though...

https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb. ... av4&page=3
... it seems like the ex Japanese government 744(s) are being converted by Bedek.

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by na
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66533

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Any 747-8F orders?
A new operator, or a 744F operator like SQ, CI or OZ renewing their fleet? Confirmations from Air Bridge or Silkway? Additional orders from Cathay Pacific, Cargolux or Atlas Air?

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by na
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10086

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

The old livery was designed by a world famous artist, the one shown here obviously from the other end of the ladder.

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by na
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3584

Re: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)

A missed chance to finally reintroduce something that deserves the name livery!
JAL´s empty canvas makes LHs new livery look like a flamboyant flash of colour!

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by na
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Classic B Variants
Replies: 41
Views: 4673

Re: 747 Classic B Variants

Here are the delivery dates of the first B747-200: - PH-BUA Boeing 747-206 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines DELIVERY: Jan 1971 4x PW JT9D Mississippi / The Mississippi - N611US Boeing 747-200 Northwest Airlines DELIVERY: Mar 1971 4x PW JT9D N611US however was the first built and first flying 747-200B, line...

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by na
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircrafts parked at RUH
Replies: 6
Views: 1433

Re: Aircrafts parked at RUH

HI everyone, I was recently in Riyadh and noticed around 10-12 Saudia wide body aircrafts parked at RUH with their engines covered. Most of them seems to be 777s. Are they parked because of Ramadan? I was surprised to see so many parked. Thats the major part of the old 77E fleet which was retired o...

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by na
Fri May 31, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1978 vintage 737-200 suffers uncontained engine failure
Replies: 20
Views: 3985

Re: 1978 vintage 737-200 suffers uncontained engine failure

http://www.globalspotting.wixsite.com records YV-287T and YV-296T as derelict in 2017. They did park YV-295T and YV-302T in 2018. It is possible that they could take an engine from one of them. However, if it had not been run for over a year not sure if it could simply be transferred across. Apart ...

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by na
Fri May 31, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1978 vintage 737-200 suffers uncontained engine failure
Replies: 20
Views: 3985

1978 vintage 737-200 suffers uncontained engine failure

http://avherald.com/h?article=4c89c0cd&opt=0

Thank god that they could return to the airport! I expect this old bird will be written off with damage of such extent. Its one of the oldest 737s still active.
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http://avherald.com/h?article=4c89c0cd&opt=0

Thank god that they could return to the airport! I expect this old bird will be written off with damage of such extent. Its one of the oldest 737s still active.

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by na
Thu May 30, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 29211

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Is there a official firing order beyond ln. 1555? L/N 1556, 747-8F, RC683, UPS, serial number 64264, N618UP, del Oct 2019 L/N 1557, 747-8F, RC684, UPS, serial number xxxxx, N620UP, the first of the second order of 14 aircraft, will be delivered Nov 2019 Note : registration N619UP has already been u...

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by na
Thu May 30, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 29211

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

The next 747-8F for UPS emerged at the fueldock. (see in the background) at May 29th 2019. L/N 1554, 747-8F, RC681, UPS, serial number 64262, N616UP, scheduled delivery June 2019 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7xMbRbVsAAMCxn.jpg Thank you. Is there a official firing order beyond ln. 1555? Any info ab...

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by na
Thu May 23, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will Lufthansa do with their 789s?
Replies: 17
Views: 3172

Re: What will Lufthansa do with their 789s?

Some 789s will replace AUAs old widebodies, so much is clear. At Lufthansa they will substitute the A343s. The younger A330s also need to be replaced a few years later.

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by na
Thu May 23, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's plan to replace 777's?
Replies: 44
Views: 9794

Re: UA's plan to replace 777's?

As noted, they have 45 A350-900s on order which will likely handle the bulk of the 777-200ER replacement. This will leave 10 777-200ER and 19 777-200 (per Wikipedia) which will probably be replaced with additional 787-10 purchases (they have 8 in the fleet now with 6 more on order). United also has...

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by na
Wed May 22, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Delta keep their 747s longer?
Replies: 28
Views: 2942

Re: Why didn't Delta keep their 747s longer?

Delta operated 1 owned and 1 leased 744 newer than newest UA 744 and BA 744. And DL retired them too early (N675-676NW , both delivered in 2002). I guess you cant economically keep a very small number of new frames (Delta had 6 built between 1999 and 2002) when most of the subfleet (10 frames from ...

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by na
Wed May 22, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Delta keep their 747s longer?
Replies: 28
Views: 2942

Re: Why didn't Delta keep their 747s longer?

wedgetail737 wrote:
They were gas-guzzlers compared to the equipment they have in their current fleet.

Same engines as the 767-Oldies they still have. So the 767s are gas guzzlers too?
Just to note, with a high load factor the per-seat-burn of a 744 is lower than that of a 767.

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by na
Wed May 22, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion to become Lauda
Replies: 28
Views: 6356

Re: Laudamotion to become Lauda

I don‘t get it why they are bringing back that name.. I still associate Lauda with the 767 crash which killed all souls on board over Thailand .. I think the thrust reversers kicked in uncommanded during the flight. ... and one of the most painstaking accident investigations ever, solely initiated ...

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by na
Tue May 21, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 1800

Re: Niki Lauda, R.I.P.

R.I.P, Niki. You will be missed. I saw him winning his last GP in a Ferrari which secured him the second World Championship. It was my first F1 GP visit, back in Zandvoort in 1977. I have two of his (signed) books at home which he wrote in the late 70s. A great driver, surely among the top ten ever....

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by na
Sat May 18, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178111

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

weren't most of the widebodies owned by Jet? Some are owned, Some other are leased. Are you saying these are valid lessors? Never heard of them. MOORGATE AIRCRAFT 2007 LIMITED FLEET IRELAND AIRCRAFT LEASE 2007-A LTD FLEET IRELAND AIRCRAFT LEASE 2007-B LIMITED JIHB LIMITED JIHBTWO LIMITED BISHOPSGAT...

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by na
Sat May 18, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 29640

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 201

A321Lufthansa wrote:
3 A346 during this or next summer season? And, I guess, that are D-AIHD, D-AIHE and D-AIHH?


Four A346s, thats D-AIHE, HF, HH and HP, plus four A343s and three A333s will receive the new livery over the next 5 months as much as I know of.

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by na
Fri May 17, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 9393

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

In a TV duel yesterday with both main contenders for the seat of the chief of the EU (succeeding Juncker) they were asked about a possible ban of short flights. The Social Democrat candidate, Dutchman Timmermans, is an advocate of forbidding short flights - when the train system in Europe is finally...

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by na
Thu May 16, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 9393

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

however the aviation industry overall is very focused on reducing fuel usage (and thus CO2 emissions). Yes, for an individual flight, but not overall, overall the pollution is raising because of all the added aircraft. Exactly. Its not really about the specific consumption per plane/car/ship that r...

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by na
Thu May 16, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 9393

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

Air Travel is the toughest when it comes to change to environmental friendly technologies, the longer the routing the tougher. But I expect a slump when it comes to shorthaul flights. Businessmen around me more and more take the train. Emergencies aside, you normally don´t need to fly when you´re tr...

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by na
Wed May 15, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 29211

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

National Airlines Cargo acquired a third -400 BCF, LN1023 ex CX as B-KAI and stored at Mariana since May 2013. Now Boeing must have had some good deals on these freighters as this is already the fourth one they sold recently. If I am correct that leaves Boeing with only one -400 converted freighter...

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by na
Thu May 09, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 608
Views: 208254

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

According "Dutch Scramble Messageboard" PH-BFU has been retired with 112.422 hours and 12587 cycles, see : https://forum.scramble.nl/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=55049&start=3510 Any info available for verification ? For comparisson : BFA 125.836 / 16.881 BFB 134.729 / 18.024 BFC 140.929 ...

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by na
Thu May 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 608
Views: 208254

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

steeler83 wrote:
The end of an era. In about 10 years or so, aviation is going to look so boring. All the major 747 operators are replacing these fleets with more efficient, yet boring 777s and A350s. :(

So true. Boring uniformity is awaiting us enthusiasts. Sad prospect.

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by na
Mon May 06, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139716

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

The pilot of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 Denis Evdokimov told why he decided to deploy the liner back to Sheremetyevo: according to him, the plane was struck by lightning. It is reported by telegram channel Baza. After a lightning strike, radio communication was turned off and equipment malfunctions be...

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by na
Mon May 06, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139716

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

The pilots had serious control problems on landing. High speed, bounce, then the nose went down and just before the plane touched down hard the nose was raised rather steeply to avoid a nosewheel first landing (overreaction?), causing the airplane to hit the runway with the center of gravity further...

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by na
Wed May 01, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 29211

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb. ... av4&page=4
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Meanwhile largescale 748F-operator Cargolux keeps adding 744Fs (like Atlas Air), in this case a 12-year-old 744ERF in the beautiful TNT livery:
https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb. ... av4&page=4

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by na
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 29211

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

A 747 in 21 Air livery will look stunning, they have a drawing on their homepage. However, what's the chance they just paint it all white? If they care to paint the 767, then it should be selfunderstood they will also paint their new flagship. The other way around I would be less sure. However, its...

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by na
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 22649

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

This may partially be the reason - second hand market doesn't exist and the planes might be worth more being in parts, since there's such a big fleet of 772LRs and 773ERs worldwide. Michael Exactly, there is basically no second hand market for the 77L, just as there is none for its older competitor...

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by na
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 29211

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Don't know if that is the best thread for it but I would say the most appropriate. I saw that 3 744(BCF)'s have found new owners. LN 852 & 921 ex-CX birds, that have been stored at Marana since about 6 years, were acquired by National Airlines LN853 ex-KE, also stored in Marana for 6 years now,...

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by na
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 22649

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb. ... av4&page=4

A6-LRD has been sent on its way to the scrapyard.

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https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb. ... av4&page=4

A6-LRD has been sent on its way to the scrapyard.

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by na
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 38734

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

According the latest Boeing Orders& Deliveries page four (4) 767-300F aircraft are ordered by an unidentified customer at Feb 22th 2019. Any thoughts about the customer ? The 767-300(F) is late 80s/early 90s technology equivalent to a 744F. How come the 767 is still somewhat competitive that so...

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by na
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 385967

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

VTCIE wrote:
An infographic.

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All but two 77Ws are still flying. That would be 1/3rd of the shrinking active fleet right now.

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by na
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 132885

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

The titles are too high up. The B shouldnt touch the upper deck windows. The grey belly is not a big issue here as its only a narrow stripe so to say.

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by na
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 132885

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Overall, a great job from BA. Particularly the Negus and Landor schemes, which in their time were among the very best in the world. I am still a bit disappointed about the dull grey belly of the BOAC retro scheme though.

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by na
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 22649

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

juliuswong wrote:
DENTK wrote:
Thai's HS-TJA soldiers on...

She is in dire need a new coat of paint.......


Very unlikely so short of permanent retirement.

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