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by leleko747
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 F-HSUN On The Move One Final Time
Replies: 7
Views: 3121

Re: B747 F-HSUN On The Move One Final Time

Interesting to see a 747 taking off from Kemble, since they usually land there for the very last time. Any chance to see her being prepared for a new operator?! EDIT: Just seen the Skyliner info: Boeing 747 -422 26880 984 F-HSUN Corsair International ferried 12aug20 EGBP-BGR-MZJ by Azur Aviation, fo...

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by leleko747
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JL123 spotted at NRT 35 years after crash
Replies: 12
Views: 9357

Re: JL123 spotted at NRT 35 years after crash

I confess I imagined a Boeing 747 in JAL old colors taxiing between 787s, A350s and B777-300ERs... lol

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by leleko747
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: July 17th: Deadliest Date in Aviation History?
Replies: 20
Views: 5264

Re: July 17th: Deadliest Date in Aviation History?

The interesting thing is that two of the four accidents are shrouded in conspiracy theory - TW800 & MH17. What's the conspiracy theory about MH17? I thought it was easily ruled out as shot down by a surface-to-air missile. Sure, there were some questions about who fired: Russians or Ukrainians,...

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by leleko747
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 335
Views: 71970

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

I put together this comprehensive look at which 747s are still active and which have been doing any flying here, in case it's of interest! https://www.flightradar24.com/blog/how-to-track-the-87-remaining-passenger-747s/ Wamos Air have 5 Jumbos indeed, but I believe at least 3 are currently stored d...

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by leleko747
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !
Replies: 84
Views: 13936

Re: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !

Does that also included the E195? If so, for Embraer commercial, only: E175 E1 E175 E2(?) E190 E2 E195 E2 That's assuming the E175 E2 catches a break. Yikes. An efficient, but small, lineup I believe the OP is referring to the original ERJ family only, not including the E-Jets. Although first marke...

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by leleko747
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 284
Views: 75652

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

My biggest money bet is on Rossiya right now. People seem to forget they have 10 or 9 in their fleet.
Mahan Air, from Iran, also have a single one, EP-MNB.

There is still hope.

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by leleko747
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 284
Views: 75652

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

It seems every 747 fan is losing a relative lately... it feels like losing a close person...

2020 will forever be remembered as a bleak year.

I must admit I was expecting a drastic fleet reduction, maybe coming back with 10 frames or so. But retiring them all at once... that hit hard.

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by leleko747
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 335
Views: 71970

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

According to Skyliner, Wamos Air sent EC-MQK to storage at Ciudad Real (CQM).

Boeing 747 -4H6 28427 1157 EC-MQK Wamos Air ferried 10jul20 MAD-CQM for storage ex N897AS

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by leleko747
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc to sell 20 aircraft
Replies: 61
Views: 14040

Re: Royal Air Maroc to sell 20 aircraft

If Condor had a better financial shape, I guess these ex-RAM 787s would be interesting to them, to replace the ageing fleet of 767s...
But I know, this is pretty much far-fetched in these difficult times, even more if we consider the recent ownership change at Condor.

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by leleko747
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation plans to have a fleet of A340 cargo
Replies: 36
Views: 6366

Re: European Aviation plans to have a fleet of A340 cargo

so many 747s being fired from airlines and they want to invest in cargo A340-600s with no cargo doors? lolwut.

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by leleko747
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17597

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

How about the Lockheed LM-100J? A brand new civilian version of the C-130.
It can haul some cargo, land in unprepared strips and is a modern aircraft, with upgraded engines and avionics.

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by leleko747
Fri May 22, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154451

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

I can't think of any accident like this, scraping the bottom on landing then making it back in the air (well there is the Emirates 777 I guess, but not very high) aside from tail strikes I mean. This scenerio is similar to Malév flight 262, a Tu-154 which ended up landing with gear up at Thessaloni...

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by leleko747
Sun May 17, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 17454

Re: First SkyCourier Wings Mated

What a neat little plane. Indeed, I hope this bird will succeed in passenger services aswell! Maybe as a competitor to the Viking Air Twin Otter...?

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by leleko747
Sun May 03, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport
Replies: 38
Views: 3741

Re: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport

Fortaleza, Brazil (FOR/SBFZ):

Ethiopian Cargo B777F
SmartWings B737-800
SATA A321-200N

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by leleko747
Sat May 02, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question on Iberia and Aerolineas Argentinas livery
Replies: 24
Views: 5292

Re: Question on Iberia and Aerolineas Argentinas livery

A similar case: Continental and Copa Airlines.

CO also had their share on Copa Airlines, hence the very similar liveries.

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by leleko747
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 474
Views: 58306

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

qf789 wrote:
Air Canada’s 77W recently removed seats now loaded with cargo


So interesting to see an unofficial B777-300ERQC :bouncy:

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by leleko747
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could KLM change their 77W order to 77F?
Replies: 27
Views: 5843

Re: Could KLM change there 77W order to 777F

BasilFawlty wrote:
According to insiders they're satisfied with the three ERF's. They have been looking for a fourth one for a while now to replace the BCF, but there's not much available.


Funny to think they once had a 4th B747-400ERF.
PH-CKD left the fleet in 2014 and is now flying for Air Bridge Cargo as VQ-BWW.

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by leleko747
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 8797

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

SAS operated a repatriation flight to Natal, Brazil, using one of their A350-900 (SE-RSB).

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by leleko747
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight for LN1000 787
Replies: 20
Views: 5541

Re: First flight for LN1000 787

A fantastic milestone for the 787 program. Too bad this happened in such troubled times for aviation and global economy.

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by leleko747
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI freighter "hard" landings
Replies: 7
Views: 3205

Re: CI freighter "hard" landings

he probably meant that his child was ill, maybe crying too much, and the father took care of him late night... thus, not sleeping well. Maybe they just didn't use the right words, I guess.

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by leleko747
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1121
Views: 310203

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Not only KLM, but Qantas also retired their fleet.
What a SAD day for the Jumbo fans.

I f***in hate Coronavirus.

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by leleko747
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet Airliners Outside the Eastern Bloc
Replies: 72
Views: 7969

Re: Soviet Airliners Outside the Eastern Bloc

Here in Brazil, a flying club from São Paulo state, named "Clube Náutico Água Limpa", had a Yakovlev Yak-40. The jet was registered as S9-BAP (registered in São Tomé and Principe, Africa) and operated for a short time in the early 2000s. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zfFyWnvUsrE/XAw_9Oh-phI/A...

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by leleko747
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Does DHL Not Fly The MD-11?
Replies: 12
Views: 3155

Re: Why Does DHL Not Fly The MD-11?

UPS and FedEx fly their own metal. FedEx also have some subcontractors, but they have their own fleet. DHL - apart from the European DHL Air - fly mostly with contracts with other airlines. Kalitta, AeroLogic, Southern Air, etc. If any of these had MD-11F, maybe one could be painted in DHL colors. I...

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by leleko747
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VARIG Brazil/LAN Chile/Aerolinas Argentinas routes to Asia/Oceania
Replies: 34
Views: 3591

Re: VARIG Brazil/LAN Chile/Aerolinas Argentinas routes to Asia/Oceania

Varig used to fly to Japan via Los Angeles using the 707, back in 1970s.
The GRU-GIG-JNB-BKK-HKG route was operated in the 90s, using Boeing 747 and MD-11.
I think Varig also served other Asian destinations, even if briefly.

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by leleko747
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTA Airlines Green Doors
Replies: 34
Views: 5290

Re: UTA Airlines Green Doors

I know I might be going against the flow, but I don't like the UTA livery at all... it was plain boring. Lufthansa current colors and the ill-fated Joon also seem to have taken inspiration from the UTA livery. The green doors look totally out of place. They look like replacement doors, which were in...

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by leleko747
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Complicated Livery?
Replies: 36
Views: 3699

Re: Most Complicated Livery?

I wonder if South African B747-300 "Ndizani" and Qantas B747s "Nalanji/Wunala Dreaming" were hard to make.
The ill-fated Singapore "Tropical" 747 and Malaysia "Hibiscus" 747 were very complex special liveries aswell.

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by leleko747
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarom updated livery
Replies: 12
Views: 3176

Re: Tarom updated livery

I like it! The big blue tail stand out. The beige is indeed odd, i'd replace it with silver.

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by leleko747
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 806
Views: 147132

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

I know people may have different opinions but, really... this livery is great. A metallic-looking blue jet, totally away from the minimalistic eurowhite trend we have nowadays, and people still complain (boring? lolwut. See Lufthansa's livery first). The scheme remind me of La Compagnie planes, or e...

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by leleko747
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211176

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Sorry, I got Gran Canaria and Grand Cayman mixed up. :D Still a lot of stops for an Embraer. Didn't the Brazilian Air Force have any larger aircraft? lol no worries Indeed, a long route for these E-Jets. Unfortunately our single 767, FAB2900 (would be great for this flight!), was returned to lessor...

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by leleko747
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211176

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

What a weird route. Never had a Caribbean to Poland flight before. No Caribbean involved here... :boggled: From Fortaleza, the planes landed at Las Palmas, right after crossing the Atlantic. Las Palmas is frequently used as a fuel stop by Brazilian Air Force planes on transatlantic trips. and I gue...

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by leleko747
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211176

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Not sure if posted before: Brazilian Air Force sent two Embraer 190 (VC-2 FAB2590, 2591) to Wuhan, to pick up Brazilian citizens in there. Route: BSB-FOR-LPA-WAW-URC-WUH A quarantine zone have been established in Anápolis Air Base (near Brasília), where the flights will land and passengers will be e...

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by leleko747
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bare metal or silver belly on 747-400
Replies: 20
Views: 3754

Re: Bare metal or silver belly on 747-400

eta unknown wrote:
Add Air India to the 744 list.


Great catch indeed, totally forgot about them! :boggled:

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by leleko747
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bare metal or silver belly on 747-400
Replies: 20
Views: 3754

Re: Bare metal or silver belly on 747-400

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
I was under the impression that Boeing hated the Jumbo moniker for the 747.


Never heard about this but, if true, too bad! Even Air France had the "Jumbo" titles applied to one of their 747s.

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by leleko747
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bare metal or silver belly on 747-400
Replies: 20
Views: 3754

Re: Bare metal or silver belly on 747-400

Hate this thing of calling general widebodies as "Jumbos"... when someone say "i've flown on a Pan Am Jumbo back in 1980s", I simply can't think of a PA DC-10 or L-1011 :duck: Anyway, answering the OP: Yes, the 747-400 could have polished fuselage: JAL Cargo and Cathay Pacific Ca...

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by leleko747
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F first flight
Replies: 111
Views: 27721

Re: A321 P2F first flight

I wonder why it took so long to have freighter conversions for the A320 family. The Boeing 737 have been a freighter since a long time ago, with QC and converted versions of the B737-200 being available by the 70s if I remember well. The 737NG also took a while to be converted (not counting the 700C...

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by leleko747
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asia Pacific updated livery on 3rd 757F
Replies: 7
Views: 2984

Re: Asia Pacific updated livery on 3rd 757F

...and this is how they'll look from now on. I really like the title's typeface. https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=10464 Looks like a green version of the new United livery. I like it a lot. The typeface is indeed great, and much better than the previous. Remind me o...

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by leleko747
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Time for a new livery for Korean Air? Or is it timeless?
Replies: 27
Views: 2674

Re: Time for a new livery for Korean Air? Or is it timeless?

It's timeless! Stop messing with liveries! Most of the airlines end up trashing their brands lately. Japan Airlines, Finnair, Lufthansa, Iberia, Aer Lingus... the list goes on. Being a bit contradictory, I must say I really enjoyed this rendering of a concept new livery of Korean. If they change to ...

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by leleko747
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 61420

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Sky High Aviation retired it last prop today, B1900 HI1007 gone for a new home. Active fleet: 2 ERJ145LR HI1052, HI1053 to destinations: Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Medellin, St Kitts, Antigua, Anguilla, Saint Marteen, Maracaibo, Tortola. Really did not see that coming! Was their Jetstream 41 written ...

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by leleko747
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights
Replies: 46
Views: 6372

Re: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights

I don't know about the travel preferences of the Russian folks, but Azur Air and Nordwind have been expanding their Caribbean network lately. Montego Bay, La Romana, Puerto Plata, Samana and, of course, Cancun & Punta Cana are a few destinations being served by their birds. They use B777-200ER/3...

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by leleko747
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of BBJ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1388

Re: Future of BBJ?

Correct me if i'm mistaken, but every commercial jet might be available for VIP fitting... just need someone rich enough to buy it. Many of these big business jets were already commercial passenger jets at some point. So I guess it's totally possible to see a B777-9 or 737 MAX becoming a BBJ version...

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by leleko747
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the Lone Ranger mask on the new Airbus'?
Replies: 81
Views: 14850

Re: Why the Lone Ranger mask on the new Airbii ?

You talk about silliness, yet you use "Airbii" as the plural of "Airbus"... :vomit: Anyway, as stated before: it's just a marketing thing. The mask is present on the "brande new, high tech" A350 as a eye-catching item, so Airbus decided to line the other models up and a...

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by leleko747
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor unveils modified livery post-Thomas Cook
Replies: 37
Views: 9023

Re: Condor unveils modified livery post-Thomas Cook

I LOVE it!!!!!! She's so beautiful!!!! I know it's an impossibility but wouldn't it be just AWESOME if DE returned to LH and operated its vacation destination network (Example: Tampa, Ft-Lauderdale, Cancun, Mauritius, re-open a bunch Caribbean routes,...) while EuroWings turns its focus to being a ...

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by leleko747
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal 2020 Summer Expansion
Replies: 61
Views: 11603

Re: TAP Portugal 2020 Summer Expansion

There are other network adjustments that TP is doing in Brazil with the A321 that are very positive. REC is going to be up to 10 x week with a daily A330 plus 3 x week A321 NAT transitions to A321 at 6 x week BEL transitions to A321 at 5 x week. That puts TP in an incredibly strong position in Braz...

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by leleko747
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama becomes Luke Air.
Replies: 26
Views: 4000

Re: Blue Panorama becomes Luke Air.

I must say I kinda like the livery. It's weird, but at least have some color! Much better than Lufthansa's crap haha.
The name is awful indeed. By the way, I really wish they didn't rebrand. Blue Panorama is a classy name and their livery was very nice and low profile.

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by leleko747
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 142161

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

It's funny how Airbus' "Raccoon Mask" presented first on the A350 now finds it's way to ATRs and likely CRJs as well. The "Raccoon Mask" is not an Airbus invention, though. It's just a livery trend which popped up not long ago, and Airbus took advantage of it. Some private jets ...

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by leleko747
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing revive 787-3 for NMA project instead of re-desiging the 764?
Replies: 91
Views: 21643

Re: Should Boeing revive 787-3 for NMA project instead of re-desiging the 764?

And those were bought by what, a grand total of two airlines? ...not exactly sure why anyone would use that as a successful example of anything. lol you probably missed this post of mine: It was not meant to be a sale success, it just had to meet the demands of Japanese operators. Sure, if other ai...

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by leleko747
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing revive 787-3 for NMA project instead of re-desiging the 764?
Replies: 91
Views: 21643

Re: Should Boeing revive 787-3 for NMA project instead of re-desiging the 764?

Nicoeddf wrote:

And what a widespread use and success it was!


It was not meant to be a sale success, it just had to meet the demands of Japanese operators. Sure, if other airlines decided to buy them, Boeing would certainly sell.

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by leleko747
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing revive 787-3 for NMA project instead of re-desiging the 764?
Replies: 91
Views: 21643

Re: Should Boeing revive 787-3 for NMA project instead of re-desiging the 764?

Nicoeddf wrote:
The 787 is still a long haul optimised plane with structural weight for 15h flying, not 3-7.


Well, so was the 747, but Boeing could modify it for domestic flights (B747-100SR and 400D versions).

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by leleko747
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New airport killed the old airport
Replies: 44
Views: 7597

Re: New airport killed the old airport

here in Brazil:

Natal had Augusto Severo Int'l Airport (NAT/SBNT), which is a civil/military airport.

in 2014, the new Aluízio Alves Airport (NAT/SBSG) was opened, and SBNT was fully handed over to the Brazilian Air Force.

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by leleko747
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Second Hand 787
Replies: 55
Views: 15124

Re: Second Hand 787

The 787 second hand market would be great for charter and leisure airlines.
Would be great to see Condor renewing their long haul fleet with Dreamliners, for example.

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