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by FRA2DTW
Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?
Replies: 23
Views: 16237

RE: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

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by FRA2DTW
Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?
Replies: 23
Views: 16237

RE: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

My guess is the non-stop from Houston, Texas to Luanda, Angola, flown by World Airways three times weekly for SONAIR, Angola's national airline on a specially configured aircraft - only 113 seats. The trip is well over 7,000 miles.

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by FRA2DTW
Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Airways Pilots Go On Strike
Replies: 47
Views: 6974

RE: World Airways Pilots Go On Strike

Are the parties talking to each other at all? Haven't seen any of the usual posturing on part of the company. The union, however, seems to have filed a lawsuit that sounds bad as far as management's conduct is concerned. What's happening, if anything at all?

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by FRA2DTW
Wed Feb 01, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Airways Pilots Go On Strike
Replies: 47
Views: 6974

RE: World Airways Pilots Go On Strike

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by FRA2DTW
Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Airways Pilots Go On Strike
Replies: 47
Views: 6974

RE: World Airways Pilots Go On Strike

This strike is all about SCOPE, not money or bennies, at least for the majority of the pilots.

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by FRA2DTW
Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop To Iraq From US
Replies: 46
Views: 10809

RE: Nonstop To Iraq From US

World Airways has route authority from Washington-Dulles to Baghdad. Don't know whether it's non-stop or what the intermediate stop might be. This would be mostly for Government travel, I assume, although the market for ethnic travel might also be there. By the way, the Arab/Iraqui population in the...

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by FRA2DTW
Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Strike Looming - World Airways
Replies: 2
Views: 2769

Pilot Strike Looming - World Airways

The pilots at World Airways probably will strike as of midnight, January 28. For those interested, there is good discussion on this at the Yahoo message board for WLDAE in the financial section. The disagreement seems to be mostly over World's purchase of North American Airlines as an alter-ego oper...

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by FRA2DTW
Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA, Now Departing SFO For OAK
Replies: 18
Views: 4032

RE: ATA, Now Departing SFO For OAK

If they are using 737s, how long will the WN pilots allow that to go on? Flying to HI has got to be a choice route not to be left to a codeshare partner?

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by FRA2DTW
Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just In, TZ LGA-HOU
Replies: 45
Views: 6244

RE: Just In, TZ LGA-HOU

I think what's equally interesting is that <acronym title="American Trans Air (USA)">TZ</acronym> is adding one daily frequency <acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DF...

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by FRA2DTW
Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Legacy's In 5 Years
Replies: 29
Views: 3721

RE: Legacy's In 5 Years

In five years, Southwest will have bought AA and shut it down. Then they'll move to DFW. LOL

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by FRA2DTW
Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Saipan's 757s
Replies: 5
Views: 4287

RE: Air Saipan's 757s

Rumors are that they will be wet-leased from a U.S charter carrier, perhaps North American or whoever else has spare 757's and crews. Destinations to include Australia, I hear.

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by FRA2DTW
Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Chance For New Trans-Atlantic Service From BWI
Replies: 16
Views: 6436

RE: Any Chance For New Trans-Atlantic Service From BWI

There has been speculation that Southwest may start transatlantic service out of <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> to connect with one of the discount carriers in Europe. ATA has been rumored to be doing this for <acronym ...

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by FRA2DTW
Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do Pilot Salaries In Mexico Compare To U.S.?
Replies: 9
Views: 9072

RE: How Do Pilot Salaries In Mexico Compare To U.S.?

Now I understand why U.S. airlines haven't outsourced flying to Mexican airlines. NW, etc. wouldn't pay those kind of salaries.

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by FRA2DTW
Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TZ Update, Looking Good!
Replies: 17
Views: 3823

RE: TZ Update, Looking Good!

World/NAA's first 767, the one to be delivered in March or April, will be coming from KLM. Don't know about the second one.

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by FRA2DTW
Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Kind Of Airline Was Pro Air
Replies: 30
Views: 8168

RE: What Kind Of Airline Was Pro Air

DTW is Detroit Metro, the area's major airport (the W is for Wayne County). DTT is Detroit City which was home to Pro Air and also Southwest flew from there for a while. Willow Run is <acronym title="Detroit - Willow Run (YIP / KYIP), USA - Michigan">YIP</acronym> for ypsilanti - it is the home of K...

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by FRA2DTW
Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Airways To Lease 3 747SF Freighters
Replies: 22
Views: 4564

RE: World Airways To Lease 3 747SF Freighters

So this fleet was pretty well picked over before World got to choose? I would imagine they are all due for C or D checks. The press release stated they would be converted to <acronym title="STAF Airlines (Argentina)">SF</acronym> freighters - doesn't that mean that the nose can tilt upwards for load...

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by FRA2DTW
Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Airways To Lease 3 747SF Freighters
Replies: 22
Views: 4564

RE: World Airways To Lease 3 747SF Freighters

Is this a response to Atlas Air's announcement that they are considering going into the passenger ACMI with 747's, thus threatening World's MD-11 dominance of the military pax business ?

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by FRA2DTW
Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA (TZ) To Drop MDW-MCO, RSW, SFO
Replies: 44
Views: 5530

RE: ATA (TZ) To Drop MDW-MCO, RSW, SFO

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by FRA2DTW
Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW - Why Not Do Military Charters W/ 742, D10?
Replies: 12
Views: 3281

RE: NW - Why Not Do Military Charters W/ 742, D10?

TZ like Budapest and Shannon for their tech stops while World are often seen at <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> and <acronym title="Shannon (SNN / EINN), Ireland">SNN</acronym>. As far as military charters by scheduled carriers is concerned...

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by FRA2DTW
Sun Nov 27, 2005 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Transalantic Equipment Problems
Replies: 24
Views: 7626

RE: Aer Lingus Transalantic Equipment Problems

North American Airlines is operating a flight (#133) this Saturday evening <acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB / EIDW), Ireland">DUB</acronym>-<acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>. This is probably one of the su...

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by FRA2DTW
Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ghana Airways DC10
Replies: 12
Views: 4027

RE: Ghana Airways DC10

How is the weekly JFK-ACC rotation by North American Airlines doing? What are load factors on the 763? Thanks.

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by FRA2DTW
Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Purchases Financing Difficulty
Replies: 1
Views: 2032

RE: Aircraft Purchases Financing Difficulty

Thank you for posting this information - very interesting!

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by FRA2DTW
Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need For Trans-Pacific Charters DEC06-JAN07
Replies: 26
Views: 3733

RE: Need For Trans-Pacific Charters DEC06-JAN07

So what is the problem - price or availability?

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by FRA2DTW
Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need For Trans-Pacific Charters DEC06-JAN07
Replies: 26
Views: 3733

RE: Need For Trans-Pacific Charters DEC06-JAN07

Call World Airways/North American Airlines. They have what you're looking for: MD-11, DC-10 or 767 in various configuration. www.worldair.com

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by FRA2DTW
Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Airways' Pilots May Strike
Replies: 7
Views: 3374

RE: World Airways' Pilots May Strike

That's why they bought North American. The World <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11s are valuable as freighyters and eventually will all be converted, especially once the military flying slows down. It lets them get rid of the very expensive flight attendants at World and NAA will be th...

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by FRA2DTW
Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest And ATA
Replies: 33
Views: 5791

RE: Southwest And ATA

If <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> is going to be the predominant national carrier, it has to be at one of the big three NY airport, and their CEO already has said that they are studying <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>. It's no...

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by FRA2DTW
Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Had Our Loved TowerAir Ever Flights To Caracas?
Replies: 9
Views: 3299

RE: Had Our Loved TowerAir Ever Flights To Caracas?

Remember that Tower also operated a 747 freighter or two. Maybe that's why they needed an office there.

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by FRA2DTW
Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 194AT Back In Business?
Replies: 28
Views: 4878

RE: 194AT Back In Business?

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by FRA2DTW
Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential 787 And A350 Customers
Replies: 62
Views: 9639

RE: Potential 787 And A350 Customers

World Airways will continue to convert their <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11s into freighters and replace passenger capacity with the 787 with <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> engines, IMO. Question remains what they will do at their subsidiary North American...

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by FRA2DTW
Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Taking Four UA 767's?
Replies: 37
Views: 6580

RE: ATA Taking Four UA 767's?

No doubt John Tague at United (former CEO of ATA) will cut them a deal they can't refuse. LOL.

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by FRA2DTW
Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Int'l Carriers In The 90s
Replies: 16
Views: 3250

RE: Atlanta Int'l Carriers In The 90s

I remember waiting in line behind a Caledonian plane in <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> about 89 or 90, but don't know whether it was scheduled or charter. For some reason can't recall what type of aircr...

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by FRA2DTW
Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Restructuring News
Replies: 85
Views: 6298

RE: ATA Restructuring News

What will happen in January when the Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays business goes from ATA to United? Are there any reduction in flights from the mainland to HI planned or will the Southwest codeshare take up the seats that become available?

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by FRA2DTW
Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA's 767
Replies: 42
Views: 6985

RE: ATA's 767

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by FRA2DTW
Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Different Security Checkpoints At FRA And HAJ
Replies: 4
Views: 3162

RE: Different Security Checkpoints At FRA And HAJ

The main reason you get screened twice at <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> is that there is a restaurant between the two security gates where you eat with metal forks and knives. There are also shops where you might be able to buy "sharps" t...

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by FRA2DTW
Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question MD-11F Vs MD-11...
Replies: 23
Views: 5726

RE: Question MD-11F Vs MD-11...

It is very easy for disgruntled pilots and/or mechanics to do things to an aircraft, or make "diagnoses" about the condition of an aircraft, that keep it from flying. When you look at all the operators of the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11, only a few have had persistent problems wi...

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by FRA2DTW
Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question MD-11F Vs MD-11...
Replies: 23
Views: 5726

RE: Question MD-11F Vs MD-11...

The systems that have been affected are those of the pilot. The <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 is not an easy plane to fly and McDonnell-Douglas can justly be blamed for some poor design features. However, a skilled and well-trained pilot can compensate for that. Pilots transitionin...

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by FRA2DTW
Sun Oct 30, 2005 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Pilots Offer To Take Pay Cuts
Replies: 49
Views: 6209

RE: Northwest Pilots Offer To Take Pay Cuts

Steenland will take no prisoners. I am convinced that he will not compromise, even if he risks strikes and liquidation, unless <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> can emerge from Ch. 11 as a profitable and competitive carrier. Just my take on the man and I don't like what's being ...

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by FRA2DTW
Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question MD-11F Vs MD-11...
Replies: 23
Views: 5726

RE: Question MD-11F Vs MD-11...

Production of the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 was prematurely closed down shortly after Boeing bought McDonald-Douglas (MD) because they had a competitor in the 777 which required only two engines. The last production run was for 19 freighters for Lufthansa and <acronym title="Lu...

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by FRA2DTW
Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-11 Fire
Replies: 37
Views: 14307

RE: Delta MD-11 Fire

It was repaired and is now parked at Montreal, according to the info I have. There have been rumors that it will go to World Airways, to join the three other Delta MD-11s already there. N802DE.

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by FRA2DTW
Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gemini Air Cargo
Replies: 6
Views: 3315

RE: Gemini Air Cargo

Thanks for the feedback - I didn't know about the Air Canada contract. Thought the plane in <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> was doing <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> work. Now, does anyone know their current fleet composit...

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by FRA2DTW
Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gemini Air Cargo
Replies: 6
Views: 3315

Gemini Air Cargo

It's been a long time since I've seen information on Gemini Air Cargo on any of the boards. Saw one of their planes in <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> last week, so I assume they are doing work for <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</a...

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by FRA2DTW
Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier: Emergency Application DEN-MID
Replies: 16
Views: 3951

RE: Frontier: Emergency Application DEN-MID

North American Airlines has three 757 roundtrips JFK-MID today and probably more throughout the week.

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by FRA2DTW
Sat Oct 22, 2005 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The USAF Base At Frankfurt Main
Replies: 36
Views: 5447

RE: The Usaf Base At Frankfurt Main

Back to the topic, how will they connect the new terminal (T3) with the existing terminals? Will they build an access under the runways for the tram or do they plan to run buses all the way around the perimeter of the airport? Anyone know?

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by FRA2DTW
Fri Oct 21, 2005 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA: What Fate?
Replies: 21
Views: 3095

NWA: What Fate?

After watching for years the trials and tribulations of U.S. Airways, I have come to the conclusion that it is virtually impossible to kill off any American legacy carrier. <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> has some very powerful friends in Congress and they will be looked after...

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by FRA2DTW
Thu Oct 20, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Is Probably Next To Go
Replies: 96
Views: 13061

RE: ATA Is Probably Next To Go

Today's announcement from Southwest, that they will be starting service out of Denver, is another serious blow to ATA's survival efforts. They've code-shared from DIA with <acronym title="Air Namibia">SW</acronym> to Midway and to Hawaii via Phoenix. With last week's announcements that they are also...

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by FRA2DTW
Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG To Sell MD11's
Replies: 65
Views: 8787

RE: TG To Sell MD11's

World Airways might still be looking to add to their present fleet of five freighters and nine passenger MD-11's, if the price is right and the planes are in good maintenance.

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by FRA2DTW
Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transmeridian Just Ceased Operations
Replies: 109
Views: 14583

RE: Transmeridian Just Ceased Operations

I've seen North American and World on flytecomm doing some flights <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Port of Spain / Trinidad - Piarco International (POS / TTPP), Trinidad and Tobago">POS</acronym> and <acr...

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by FRA2DTW
Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biggest Cargo-Operator Out Of MIA?
Replies: 17
Views: 3203

RE: Biggest Cargo-Operator Out Of MIA?

Gemini Air Cargo used to be big out of Miami with their DC-10's to South and Central America. What happened to them? Did they get bought out or go out of business?

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by FRA2DTW
Sat Oct 01, 2005 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Approves Larger Planes In Tunica, Miss
Replies: 3
Views: 3096

RE: FAA Approves Larger Planes In Tunica, Miss

Tunica may be in for some hard times if Arkansas legalizes gambling, which is on the ballot. A lot of Tunica's revenue comes from a fleet of buses out of Little Rock and other AR cities. They'll need lots os planes to make up for that.

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