Earlier this year I had a very special cruise experience: Quarantine, confined to the cabin/balcony due to Covid-19 from the evening of the first to the very last day on a Norway cruise on Board QM2. Excellent food and wonderful views, but I couldn't leave the cabin for 8 days. What was sad when bei...Jump to post
The most impressive public ceremony I have ever seen, fitting for one of the greatest women in history of mankind. Well never seen anyone like her again. R.I.P. QEII For all those uninformed, lamenting the cost: The monarchy earns much, much more (about 20 times) revenue for their country than what ...Jump to post
A USAF C-17 (O2-1111) just passed low over my house in Central Frankfurt. I can't remember seeing that since after 9/11, and its years ago that saw a jet as a large as a C-17 flying over the center of the city. The transporter came from Tbilisi/Georgia, and apparently has just landed at Wiesbaden-Er...Jump to post
Reuters article discussing Russia cannibalizing aircraft for parts, including a brand-new A350: https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/exclusive-russia-starts-stripping-jetliners-parts-sanctions-bite-2022-08-08/ Seems to be VP-BYF as the aircraft in question. Only delivered on invasion ...Jump to post
773 JA751J, ln.458, del. 2003, wfu 2021
https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb. ... av4&page=4
Another JAL 777-346 has had its last flight. No surprise if the last sistership JA8944 is to follow soon or will be scrapped "at home" like JA8945 which has been broken up at HND in May.
https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb. ... av4&page=4
Both their 777 "preighters" have been returned to lessor, meaning the whole "fleet". No plane left. Is Alis Cargo of Italy gone, or just in the process of getting real freighters?
https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb. ... av4&page=2
Conviasa is receiving a Mahan Air A340-600.
A leftist regime and Islamic fascists proudly working together.
Quite surprisingly LH is holding back repaints of their fleet flagship. The 747-8 has the lowest percentage of aircraft in the new livery. Its still only D-ABYA, the plane which was used to introduce the current design more than 4 years ago, which carries the new look, and that in the short-lived al...Jump to post
I always liked the Utopia scheme. A unique idea.
However, it was a marketing mistake that they painted mostly exotic schemes first. 50% British, and 50% from the rest of the world, I think that would have worked with the public.
Does anybody know the ANA hours and cycles of the retired 777-300er planes? I think they might be all high-hour frames. I flew on all of the retired frames multiple times (mainly between IAD-NRT). Maybe that is why they cannot be sold? These planes are certainly not high-hour retirements. They were...Jump to post
Just reported on skyliner-aviation.de:
772 JAL JA771J, ln.437, built in 2003 and retired in Feb.2021, was ferried to MHV for scrap earlier this month after less than 18 years of service.
77Ws in storage or scrapped with a line-no. below 1000 (built until 2011). So add the Garuda fleet and some CX, Etihad and other frames, which then sums up to more than 100 77Ws in storage (among them the frames destined for F-conversion and some which surely will be returned to service). The non-RA...Jump to post
Sadly the ANA All Nippon Star Wars logo jet 77W JA743A to have its last service on March 31th. Official announcement on twitter: https://twitter.com/FlyANA_official/status/1508999408867807238?s=20&t=5R0ilL3stZL8vwcdHBz59A May be the force with her. Still not get it 1.why is ANA retiring some 77...Jump to post
RMTAviation wrote:Any more being scrapped?
´ I expect as more A350, 787, and (eventually) 777x enter service, the used value of 77W will drop too low for any interest to convert. I hope this estimate of the conversion cost per aircraft being $40 million is way too high! ´Lightsaber As we speak, there are more than 70 (!) retired 77Ws stored...Jump to post
So who did this? LH crew at the gate of the connecting flight? Airport crew? Would they ban all "jewish looking" passengers boarding a flight to Israel? How would this work? I don't dispute the event it is just hard to imagine what exactly happened and why? If there are -say- two drunk yo...Jump to post
https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/24181/12587990/lewis-hamilton-defying-formula-1s-jewellery-ban-as-he-refuses-to-get-earrings-chopped-off In the twilight of his career, his vanity puts former F1 world champion Hamilton in "real trouble". Good taste and style hasn't been one one of virtues...Jump to post
On the 'unrestricted' portions of the German Autobahns, what is the speed of most cars on them ? 110 - 130 Kmh (66 - 79 MPH) ? Between 110 and 160 kmh I would say. With about 10% either faster, or slower. On an unrestricted Autobahn I am usually driving at speeds between 130 and 160, sometimes 180....Jump to post
I disagree with the title. The accident wasn't caused by the pilot smoking. It was caused by the oxygen leak. Any source of fire would have ignited the air. The pilot smoking did nothing wrong. These reports don't exist to point fingers. They exist to learn things so they don't happen again. The pl...Jump to post
[... Also, if you loose and engine on a 777W you would need to abort the mission and land as soon as possible. Exactly the reason why I prefer Quads on transoceanic flights. I once witnessed the white faces of arriving passengers of a twinjet (767) after it had to make an emergency landing due to a...Jump to post
Its being covered here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1468463
Very strange why the Saudi Royals did not fit it out, the 77W appears as a poor neighbors transport among the Royals of the Middle East.
Seems AF has retired another 77E. The fifth frame has been ferried to the boneyard:
https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb. ... av4&page=4
F-GSPC was wfu in December.
Mahan Air has reactivated one of their 747-400s: https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=4 EP-MEE, ex EP-MNA, ex N176UA, built in 1990, acquired by Mahan Air in 2008. In other news Rossiya has reregistered their 747-400s to the Russian register following its "theft" by...Jump to post
As a reminder, the title of this thread is " Air Cargo ( non Amazon/DHL ) Thread - 2022 " If you wish to discuss Amazon or DHL-related aircraft and flying, kindly do so in their respective discussion threads. Amazon > https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1468579 DHL > h...Jump to post
For Cargologicair; G-CLAA. Currently overhead Manitoba on it's way from Los Angeles to East Midlands. G-CLBA. Just landed in Atlanta from Frankfurt. So it would seem that the aerospace bans don't apply to Cargologicair. Cargologicair is allowed to operate because Alexey Isaikin (a former Soviet Col...Jump to post
This conflict could lead to the sudden end for Russian holidaymaker airlines like Azur Air (they have already rejected a 77W), Royal Flight or Nordwind.Jump to post
DALCE wrote:Why discussing fleet replacement of the 77W at LX, the paint is barely dried out. How about LX keeping them for 15-20years.... You don't buy equipment like that for 5-8 years....
They could even soldier on until an A350neo is produced....
Kalitta has repainted its second 744 into the new, simplified livery. Its the last ever 744F built and compared to the first freighter repainted it carries restyled titles more resembling the old ones. Anyway, can anyone answer my question why the all white freighters Kalitta operates (not painted ...Jump to post
Kalitta has repainted its second 744 into the new, simplified livery. Its the last ever 744F built and compared to the first freighter repainted it carries restyled titles more resembling the old ones. 6727629 Anyway, can anyone answer my question why the all white freighters Kalitta operates (not p...Jump to post
This is the only one acquired by Eastern, moreover, if Eastern needed spares there are many much cheaper 772s they could buy for spares. I would doubt this one will be used for spares. More to the point: the -300ER[and 200LR] don't have as many common parts to a -200ER as a -200ER has. #6638581 And...Jump to post
..., Eastern recently had an ex ANA Boeing 777-300ER transferred to them. Registration is N776KW...but I've got no idea if this is one for their conversion project or if it's for their pax operations. Either way, I suspect that ANA's rather generous layout with 166Y seats is probably going to be hi...Jump to post
Two 777s are on their way to the US for scrapping, both had been in storage in Japan for some time: JAL 772 JA009D, ln.159, built 1998, wfu 2020, to be scrapped at VCV ANA 77E JA709A, ln. 286, built 2000, wfu 2021, to be scrapped at MHV Also, two out of Etihad retired 77W fleet have been ferried to ...Jump to post
It seems AF has decided to move the titles forward on the 777s. The placement looks nicer on F-GSQN vs. the other 77Ws. -Rowen I agree about the position, but I think the titles are a bit too big. Also of note, the Crevette next to the cockpit has been enlarged as seen on F-GSQB and F-GZNF. Aircraf...Jump to post
Is anyone picking up any of the 13 ANA 777-300ERs at VCV? There is a surplus of 77Ws on the market, especially as this year dozens are added to the retirement list (Etihad and Garudas fleets, plus the scheduled ones from CX, EK and SQ)). At least two of ANAs 77Ws are in the process of being scrappe...Jump to post
Whats the status with their 777 plan? Are any scheduled to be used for pax? The one painted last year seems to be dormant for more than 12 months now. Any word when the first "freighter" is due? To remove galleys and toilets can't be such a difficult job to explain the apparent lack of pro...Jump to post
Besides the racoon eyes not the most exciting livery. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ev33mMzWgAAxYQz?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ev33mMzWgAAxYQz?format=jpg&name=large Not exciting, I agree. But it was dictated by the client to use titles and logo on white only. He didn't...Jump to post
The very last-built 777-200 (non-ER) has been retired after less than 15 years of service. It will be parted-out at MHV: 777-246 JA773J ln.635, built 2007 https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=4 Of note: JA773J carried the "Tokio 2020" special livery. It was quite an...Jump to post
Whats the status of the stored PW-powered 777 fleet? Some of them haven't flown in almost two years. Seems UA can do rather well without these oldies.Jump to post
Most of the ANA 77W must have low cycles and high hours. I flew on all of the retired birds as recent as late 2019 - early 2020 when Corona started. My flights were about monthly from Washington Dulles to Tokyo vv. or Chicago to Tokyo vv. always in business class. All flights were typical 12+ hours...Jump to post
United's A320, 757, and 767 are getting pretty old, on average. (type, number, age) - Airbus A320 96 22.9 years - Boeing 757 72 23 years - Boeing 767 54 23.8 years While 777s and A319 fleets aren't getting any younger either - Airbus A319 66 19.5 years - Boeing 777 95 17.8 years (incl young 77W's) ...Jump to post
Is there a comprehensive list of all 777-300ERs set to be scrapped? 4 - Singapore airlines 13 - ANA 10 - Jet Airways ? any others? I guess some early-built Etihad 77Ws won't fly anywhere else than to the scrappers yard soon. I know some SQ airframes have been retired and they are of the same age as...Jump to post
Are most of the retired 777s still stored at FCO? How many were owned by Alitalia, how many leased?Jump to post
777 wrote:The A320 EI-DTE just flew to OSR to receive the brand new ITA Airways livery.
Expected timing to get the paint job done is Dec 20th.