US Navy codes do move around and the same code can be used by different aircraft, so you need to know when you saw it and which aircraft was carrying the code at that specific time. For example, as of August 2020, F/A-18C 164719 was coded DR-207 with VMFA-312 having been stored at David-Monthan wit...Jump to post
US Navy codes do move around and the same code can be used by different aircraft, so you need to know when you saw it and which aircraft was carrying the code at that specific time. For example, as of August 2020, F/A-18C 164719 was coded DR-207 with VMFA-312 having been stored at David-Monthan with...Jump to post
I thought Air Peace was a suspected front for money laundering? The CEO, Allen Ifechukwu Athan Onyema, was indicted in the US at the end of 2019: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndga/pr/ceo-nigerian-airline-indicted-bank-fraud-and-money-laundering "charged with bank fraud and money laundering for...Jump to post
Currently in LIS. Joining G-FBJD and G-FBJE. All owned by Flybe Leasing Cayman. All re-registered and at Alverca not LIS: 2-RLBU (ex FBJA) at Alverca 2-RLBW (exFBJC) at Alverca 2-RLBX (ex FBJD) at Alverca 2-RLBY (ex FBJE) at Alverca 2-RLBZ (ex-FBJF) at Alverca I've seen reports for 2-RLBV being at ...Jump to post
Cherokee, Karankawa, Creek, Arapaho, Navajo, etc... There are tons of Native American tribes they can use. I like the nomenclature, it's truly unique and American and shows the fighting spirit of the native tribes. Creek has already been used (TH-67) Arapaho has already been used (ARH-70) and Chero...Jump to post
It appears that 2 x Mirage 5DMs were operated by the Brazilian AF (serials 4908 and 4909). Both returned from Zaire to France, then sold to Brazil in 2006. One (4909) is supposed to be mounted on a pole at SMT (Sorriso Airport). On Flickr, there are photos of 4909 in service and on a pole. 4908 is i...Jump to post
With ~2,000 pilot furloughs on top of ~1,800 pilot voluntary separations I don't think there's any doubt that DL is planning to be a lot smaller. We'll see which carriers persist in scheduling ~75% of last year's capacity and then cancelling just a month ahead (or even day of flight). On the other ...Jump to post
Are there any of the original BA 747-136 left? I flew on BA G-AWNE from LHR - JFK in 1980. It seems to be stored somewhere in Nigeria. Is that still the case? If so its pretty remarkable after nearly 50 years. Boeing 747 - MSN 19765 - 5N-RRR Last Airline Kabo Air Status : Stored Last Registration :...Jump to post
[I think their early build short frame Hercs are in storage/sold off (two went to the blue angels): https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/28671/the-navy-has-bought-the-blue-angels-an-ex-royal-air-force-c-130j-to-replace-fat-albert I really don’t know about the remainder but I doubt they terminate/s...Jump to post
Another factor missed above is the Elizabeth Line. When this opens it will lead to a considerable reduction in the Canary Wharf to LHR public transport travel time, reducing some of the attraction of LCY. Of course, if WFH persists at high levels across the banking industry, then people will be trav...Jump to post
I believe most C130J models produced and sold today are the extended body version although some shorter models are still sold Why would a military or civil customer want the shorter version? Looking at recent production that only realy appears to be true of most C-130Js --- all the special purpose ...Jump to post
I, and many colleagues and friends, were regular flyers (once a month or more) between the UK and US for business. I now don't know anyone who thinks that they will be travelling to the US on business this year (other than one dual-passport holder who has made one trip). I had originally (back in Ap...Jump to post
Just list the G7 or G20's dedicated VIP aircraft fleets and see how the UK looks against that list. You'll quickly see that VIP air transport in the UK is very small and efficient compared with comparable countries. Frankly the UK "fleet" (it barely constitutes a fleet) is embarrassingly s...Jump to post
They are obviously confident that travel restrictions will be eased by then. I note that their website says "We are pleased to announce the resumption of our flights and tour operator activities as of July 23, 2020, provided that the travel restrictions applicable on that date allow it " A...Jump to post
Was looking through AV Herald and came across this incident. What struck me was that is came down with about +2.65G, above limits. 2,65G is quite a lot, but does anyone here know what the limit is for this bird? And to ask the obvious question: did it buff out? :D It appears that VQ-BRS is still at...Jump to post
I hope this belongs here - today was a rather unusual day here in Surrey in that we had a Bangladeshi Air Force Hercules C130J en route from Cambridge to ?, and a Kuwait Air Force C17 en route from Newcastle to ? overflying. Perhaps these are not so rare but stood out owing to the dearth of other f...Jump to post
RCAF appear to have 20+ airworthy Tutors at Moose Jaw on the strength of 431 ADS, so they should be OK.Jump to post
3X3 seems to be more efficient in terms of LF for distancing (4 seats occupied out of 6) and 3x3x3 (6 seats out of 9) than 767s, A330s, E175s etc. with double seats. Will that be enough though? It doesn't leave much space between passengers. Surely you need two seats free between pax? Not according...Jump to post
3X3 seems to be more efficient in terms of LF for distancing (4 seats occupied out of 6) and 3x3x3 (6 seats out of 9) than 767s, A330s, E175s etc. with double seats.Jump to post
MO'L said that Ryanair is assuming no flights in April and May, before a gradual reopening in late June or July. By September the industry could be back near “normal” in a “best case” scenario. They expect that there will be “massive price dumping” by airlines and hotels trying to attract customers ...Jump to post
Opus99 wrote:Razza92 wrote:BA is not having a good time with their A350s.
It’s so strange. And You never hear these damages with other types in the fleet.
wish full thinking, especially in view of cash-involved. In few months cargo bonanza is over , and yield return to pre 2020 levels. The carona crisis may be over in a few months. But passenger traffic will be lower than before the crises, which will mean less baily space. When factories restart pro...Jump to post
Privilege Style have been operating a good number of repatriation flights. In the last week, their 767 EC-LZO has visited LHR from both FLL and MIA (this morning, already departed for MAD). LHR is seeing a number of interesting downsized equipment changes: JAL 789s (instead of 77Ws), SIA A359s (inst...Jump to post
The UK airports are quiet at the moment (for obvious reasons), the RAF is using the airports for training.
Even SEN has had a C-17 visit.
On 8 April, you saw ZZ171 as RRR829 doing a few circuits at MAN for training.
On 7 April, it was LTN's turn with ZZ171 also as RRR829 doing 8 approaches
What happened to the other frames (N906BN, N907GP, N908GP, N910GP, N911GP, N912GP, N913GP, N914GP, N915GP, N916GP and N917GP)? Had they just painted in Braniff's livery but not taken up by Braniff? If so, then GPA (now GECAS) had taken them over and put them directly into storage until the America ...Jump to post
United is continuing the former Continental style registrations on their 787s and 777-300ERs. American employs a similar scheme on some of their A319s and also used to on the A300 fleet, where the last 3 digits of the registration correspond to the ship number, often times followed by a random lett...Jump to post
CIVB and CIVJ (not "IJ") are showing as heading to Miami on FR24, that's likely to be repatriation not storage or scrapping (assuming that they actually are going to MIA - the tracks they left the UK are towards the East Coast and definitely not in the right direction for the West Coast).Jump to post
BBC: "Nearly a fifth of all small and medium-sized businesses in the UK are unlikely to get the cash they need to survive the next four weeks, in spite of unprecedented government support. That's according to research from a network of accountants which suggests between 800,000 and a million fi...Jump to post
wetpantsmcgee wrote:That Cessna needed to be put out of its misery anyway..
I've had an email from Virgin Atlantic extending the period of my status and the period over which to earn re-qualification.Jump to post
In the recent wake of bids for state aid, could big airline groups be in trouble? As the state aid will, as its name suggest, be on state level, could this lead to a break up of the big airline groups. Why should Great Britain help IAG? If they would help, it would be for BA but if it comes with pa...Jump to post
American capping fares to get everyone home from Europe before travel ban goes into effect. Enormous demand right now for US bound travelers. Hopefully all other airlines follow suit https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/12/american-caps-europe-us-fares-as-demand-spikes-amid-trump-travel-restrictions.html B...Jump to post
FabDiva wrote:Thunderbolt500 wrote:Has there ever been a ban of flights between us and europe
Sept 11th aftermath is the only one I can think of
I reckon it's a T-43 (737) and should be ex-USAF serial 73-1150Jump to post
AA, BA, VS, and DL all flying into LHR. I don’t think everyone is going to be successful. Also DY goes into LGW. SEA-LON is stacked. Now if only SAS or Aeroflot would come back to SEA. Ignoring DY, it's really only two airlines (DL+VS, AA+BA), not four, as they both have immunised JVs. It does seem...Jump to post
Hey guys, on Friday the 14th I flew into PVG and it was an eerie sight to say the least. However one thing that especially stuck out was this Ryanair 737. Any idea what it would be doing in Shanghai? https://previews.dropbox.com/p/thumb/AAtqV_oavfPFdhptYP4vVSMHKlaDceuTNroJUclvyW17tB1GJngwMmzr4tndXg...Jump to post
At Singapore airshow, Zipair said (from Aviation Week Network): "ZIPAIR engaged BGS [ Boeing ] to modify two former JAL 787-8s, refitting the aircraft from 206 seats to 290 seats into two class. It also removed one galley and removed seat-back monitors, opting for Wi-Fi IFE instead. The LCC’s p...Jump to post