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by leleko747
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 2760

Re: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa

Not sure if it counts as "West Africa" but Cabo Verde Airlines flies from SID to FOR, REC and SSA using their fleet of 757-200 jets. The first city served was Fortaleza, since 2001, if I remember well. LAM Moçambique (again: not sure if it counts) also had a few flights to FOR (maybe chart...

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by leleko747
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: So there has been a 747-100 with four GEs after all...
Replies: 32
Views: 9480

Re: So there has been a 747-100 with four GEs after all...

A bit of thread drift.. Pratt and Whitney did make a variant of the JT9D which looked like the a bit like the CF6... the -70A variant, But only offered on the 747-200. It was not a great success. I worked for Flying Tigers/Fedex and they had one of these not very popular with the technicians. One w...

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by leleko747
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: So there has been a 747-100 with four GEs after all...
Replies: 32
Views: 9480

Re: So there has been a 747-100 with four GEs after all...

...or kind of. Up until today I always thought GEs were first installed on -200B. Was RA001 GE-powered the whole time it had the other regisgtration? It originally had the JT9D. Probably it was a testbed for the GE CF6-50 engines. I remember seeing a pic of it with a GE90 at some point! :eyepopping...

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by leleko747
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG Transatlantic (ASL ‘737-7) to St. Pierre
Replies: 5
Views: 2166

Re: CDG Transatlantic (ASL ‘737-7) to St. Pierre

ghYHZ wrote:
737-7


The MAX is grounded and ASL doesn't operate the variant. I believe you mean "737-700".

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by leleko747
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus airliners name conventions
Replies: 27
Views: 4410

Re: Airbus airliners name conventions

In my opinion, the logical thing should be: the A318, A319 and A321 should actually be variants of the A320 type. Something like A320-300, A320-400, A320-500. Basically the same thing Boeing does. However, this wouldn't work too well, since the A320 have two versions, the 100 and 200. Same for the A...

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by leleko747
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?
Replies: 25
Views: 5833

Re: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?

Looks awful. Not because it is Eurowhite, but because it is so obviously the old design with bits missing. If it is the new standard, they should really have redesigned it completely so that it didn't look so cheap and slapdash. Eurowhite done well can be very classy. This isn't. Truly agreed. Actu...

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by leleko747
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 33472

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

It looks like it's still busy flying, at least for the first half of July! https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/cs-toi According to this website (Portuguese only), it will be flown to Twente for scrapping by the end of this month. https://newsavia.com/airbus-a330-200-da-tap-cs-toi-vai-ser-de...

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by leleko747
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6521

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

Because unfortunately the 777-300ER killed all the hope for the success of a new 747 variant. The 747-8, in this case.
If the 300ER didn't exist, I bet the 747-8 would have been a better seller. Maybe not so much, but definitely more airlines would operate it.

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by leleko747
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 15641

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

There are many 747-400s being parked. United had some young (manufactured around 1999) Jumbos seeing the scrapman at Tupelo.
With pure cargo birds being picken up by Atlas, Kalitta and Cargolux, why can't airlines convert these younger 747s?

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by leleko747
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 33472

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

TAP A330-200 CS-TOI will soon be retired and be flown to The Netherlands (Twente Airport) for scrapping.

It is the second prototype A330-200, first flown in 1997. Delivered to Austrian Airlines as OE-LAN in 1999, and picked up by TAP in 2007.

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by leleko747
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee has become an A350 only airline
Replies: 26
Views: 7340

Re: French Bee has become an A350 only airline

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
However it seems TX has another A333 (F-GOTO) stored at BOD since April.


According to Skyliner, this A333 will be picked up by Russian carrier I-Fly.

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by leleko747
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 316
Views: 53685

Re: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat

Sad. Really sad to see Air Transat go.

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by leleko747
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 15641

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

Ronaldo747 wrote:

I thought both JASDF 744 are slated to go to museums?


My thoughts too. Actually, their interior will. The airframes are supposed to be scrapped. But then, Skyliner posted about one being converted to cargo at TLV, so I don't know which information is true.

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by leleko747
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 15641

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

Not sure if mentioned here before: - Atlas Air recently picked up ex-UA 747-400 N119UA. It was flown to HKG for a D-Check and will be registered as N480MC at Atlas. - OneCaribbean , an operator based at St. Vincent and Grenadines, have put their hands on an ex-China Airlines 747-400, registered N508...

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by leleko747
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Classic B Variants
Replies: 41
Views: 4711

Re: 747 Classic B Variants

There was no real rule for Boeing for series designations. Early 707s were 707-100s (Pan Am got 707-121s for example). Early 727s were just 727s. No series at all. Northwest got 727-51s, for example. They didn't get a series until after the -200s went on the market. Later deliveries did become 727-...

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by leleko747
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 47
Views: 16201

Re: SAS new livery?

Really hope not. Their current is fine. This trend of replacing nice and fresh livery with new ones (which are, most of the time, too white or low budget) is really tiring to see. If SAS will come up with a new livery, I can only hope it will be as good as their current.

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by leleko747
Thu May 30, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 3199

Re: Best Airline Ads

This one seemed cool with the pterodactyls (Mexicana). I actually just know understood what they're trying to say though, ahhahah. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFuzbk4_lhw The narrator says: "After knowing the most modern fleet of the world, the others won't look so modern to you. Mexicana:...

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by leleko747
Fri May 24, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline routes and colonial legacies
Replies: 35
Views: 3592

Re: Airline routes and colonial legacies

TAP flies to several Brazilian cities: São Paulo, Rio, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Recife, Fortaleza, Salvador, Brasilia, Natal... I think Belém too. Guess what: Brazil was a Portuguese colony.
Similar case as British Airways and the USA.

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by leleko747
Thu May 23, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated
Replies: 53
Views: 7196

Re: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated

Spanish group Globalia (owner of Air Europa) have been approved by Brazilian authorities to launch domestic flights in Brazil. Much probably they'll set up a new carrier here, maybe picking up the imminent void going to be left by the demise of Avianca Brasil. https://noticias.r7.com/economia/global...

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by leleko747
Tue May 21, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SF Airlines applies for U.S. service
Replies: 5
Views: 1844

Re: SF Airlines applies for U.S. service

Really awesome. Their livery is amazing and look great on their Jumbo!

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by leleko747
Tue May 21, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 7794

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

Not sure if it fits the thread, but the Short Field Performance (SFP) package for the Boeing 737-800 was developed by Boeing specially after a request from Gol, because they wanted to operate the B737-800 in short runways, specially Santos Dumont (SDU) airport, which have a 1323m (4341ft) runway. So...

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by leleko747
Sun May 19, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?
Replies: 20
Views: 6262

Re: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?

A beautiful livery for this A330. The silver and blue combination vaguely remind me of the small Aigle Azur A330 fleet. Odd to see the A330 being used for charter operations in the US. Defunct carrier Ryan International also had some. Would be wonderful to see some passenger 747-400s in NATIONAL col...

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by leleko747
Fri May 17, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question
Replies: 15
Views: 5977

Re: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question

All hail the perfection of the Queen of the Skies :praise:

The now-gone B747-400D, operated in Japanese Domestic Market, also had these extra windows.

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by leleko747
Fri May 17, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Soviets never try making a domestic twin IL-96 using the Lotarev D-18T engine similar to the A330 and A340?
Replies: 25
Views: 5029

Re: Why did the Soviets never try making a domestic twin IL-96 using the Lotarev D-18T engine similar to the A330 and A3

And Im still waiting for the Il-96-400 to fly and hopefully be delivered to Cubana in this lifetime. Surely you mean the modernized M version? The -400 already exists and is flying, same with the -400T which is the freighter variant. Just a little update to your info: as far as I know, the only 400...

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by leleko747
Tue May 14, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery
Replies: 31
Views: 5615

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery

This new livery really sucks. Absolutely boring, bland and random. The font for the titles is also very strange. I wish they still had the latest TACV livery (before rebranding to Cabo Verde Airlines). Here's a pic of mine here in FOR, few years ago. https://live.staticflickr.com/5644/20167387954_6e...

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by leleko747
Sun May 12, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa Airlines and united new livery
Replies: 5
Views: 1904

Re: Copa Airlines and united new livery

IMHO Copa should really change their livery, to a fresh new one!
They are already unrelated to United... the Continental days are long gone.
Would be nice to see Copa with a radical, fresh change.

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by leleko747
Sun May 12, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargojet private planes
Replies: 14
Views: 2522

Re: Cargojet private planes

Interesting to see this Air Canada-like base livery. This jet used to have a gold and blue livery when operated by Mid East Jet, was repainted in white and black for Cargojet (for a few days) and now is sporting this "ex-Air Canada" livery.

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by leleko747
Wed May 08, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?
Replies: 44
Views: 8245

Re: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?

eta unknown wrote:
I think my favourite routing was at one point the longest flight (not nonstop) in the world: SVO-SCL via MLA, DKR, LIM and somewhere else, maybe Recife?


Recife and Salvador had the Aeroflot IL-86, I believe it was for refuel indeed.

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by leleko747
Sat May 04, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI Charters-no tail logo or titles
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Re: TUI Charters-no tail logo or titles

Maybe this one was leased to Miami Air for a season of charters. Judging by the reg, I assume it belongs to TUI Belgium.

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by leleko747
Fri May 03, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delivery of first Air Transat A321LR
Replies: 24
Views: 6698

Re: Delivery of first Air Transat A321LR

Weatherwatcher1 wrote:
I’m torn. Good to see new airplanes but also this will result in the last passenger A310s going away. The A310s are 30 years old and a tight 9 abreast but they are unique.


Exactely. Would be great to see the A310 in the new livery.

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by leleko747
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New start-up Air Ayiti
Replies: 38
Views: 7287

Re: New start-up Air Ayiti

Funny how they're using pics of both the new Eastern (with 737 and even an MRJ model!) and the original Eastern (with Tristars)

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by leleko747
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 362986

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Dunno why but vaguely reminds me of defunct Russian airline Avianova:



Really unimpressing livery by UA. Sure, it might grow on me, but for the moment, it looks pretty boring.
Bring back the Battleship lol

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by leleko747
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NordStar's Etihad-style new livery
Replies: 15
Views: 4761

Re: NordStar's Etihad-style new livery

Really lovely livery, but damn! Etihad rip-off for sure.
At least it's not as savage as the Regional Paraguaya's B737-200 wearing the Gulf Air scheme!

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by leleko747
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 318
Views: 33771

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

danipawa wrote:
Sky High is getting 2 ERJ145 very soon. They started SDQ-SJU and BQN


They already have one, am I right? Great to see some expansion.

How about InterCaribbean, from Turks and Caicos? They also have a single ERJ-145. Is it operating already? Do they plan to add more soon?

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by leleko747
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 89073

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

DALMD80 wrote:
Well I'm not 20. Also, I don't see any AC aircraft other than RJ's because I spot at BWI.


Yeah but there's the Internet! :spin:

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by leleko747
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 362986

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Maybe something more like this would be good? Keeps the grey under the belly so it's not just fully eurowhite ;-) :D :D :D https://i.imgur.com/czAL0wg.jpg It could also be good to cut the globe as I did here - I find it was quite an awkward shape when some was visible behind the tail This one is wo...

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by leleko747
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 17412

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

Thunderbolt500 wrote:
Why not a 787


I don't think there are 787s available for immediate leasing like the jobs done by Euro Atlantic, HiFly, Wamos Air, etc.

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by leleko747
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that are in trouble.
Replies: 39
Views: 8445

Re: Airlines that are in trouble.

Avianca Brasil is also in trouble and will much probably be taken over by Azul. Well, at least the healthy part of it.

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by leleko747
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines Branding
Replies: 29
Views: 5479

Re: Japan Airlines Branding

Excessive bling, extreme lavish detail, large amounts of bright colors etc. are seen as frivolous, immature and socially wrong. That's kinda funny actually because, back in the 1990s and early 2000s, both JAL and ANA had several special liveries, which were very colorful and eye-catching. JAL had t...

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by leleko747
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion to become Lauda
Replies: 28
Views: 6373

Re: Laudamotion to become Lauda

Now just put back the "Air" after the "Lauda", get some 767s and 777s and paint them on the nice grey and red scheme!

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by leleko747
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair sold to Intro Aviation
Replies: 13
Views: 3256

Re: Corsair sold to Intro Aviation

Sorry, but I strongly beg to differ! I hate the TUI livery and the fact that the TUI(non)brand has killed so many famous names for the sake of boring corporational amalgamation. Urgh. I have loved every Corsair livery out there, bar the TUI one. haha no worries. I just liked seeing the big blue 747...

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by leleko747
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair sold to Intro Aviation
Replies: 13
Views: 3256

Re: Corsair sold to Intro Aviation

Miss the days when the Jumbo had the TUI colors. Although the current Corsair livery is excellent, would be wonderful to see a 747 painted in current TUI livery!

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by leleko747
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul Signs Non-Binding Agreement to Acquire Selected Assets of Avianca Brasil
Replies: 22
Views: 3182

Re: Azul Signs Non-Binding Agreement to Acquire Selected Assets of Avianca Brasil

gatibosgru wrote:
Would these be the first CEOs for AD?


Nope, as they have operated an oddball: PR-AJB, ex-Monarch A320, operated for a few months with Azul while one or two NEOs were out of service.

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by leleko747
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surviving L1011 Numbers?
Replies: 74
Views: 9653

Re: Surviving L1011 Numbers?

AntonioMartin wrote:
And Fine Air before that... :D


haha yeah! I thought about them but could only remember their DC-8s.

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by leleko747
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surviving L1011 Numbers?
Replies: 74
Views: 9653

Re: Surviving L1011 Numbers?

SR380 wrote:
Why haven't the 1011been converted into freighters like the DC10 or the MD11?


A few were. Arrow Air and Kalitta operated some.

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by leleko747
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AC retire their 747-400?
Replies: 28
Views: 6717

Re: Why did AC retire their 747-400?

sixtyseven wrote:
Add to that they were Pratt powered. At time I think only other operator using Pratt’s was Singapore.


lol nope, several other carriers had 747-400s with PW engines. United, Korean Air, Air China, Air India, Malaysia, just to name a few.
The Rolls Royce 744 was the one with fewer operators.

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by leleko747
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Manufacturing-related accident or incident
Replies: 26
Views: 2742

Re: Manufacturing-related accident or incident

klm617 wrote:
Japan Airlines 123


Wasn't that caused by improper maintenance by JAL? Therefore, not related to manufacturing?

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by leleko747
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline sightings
Replies: 80
Views: 9013

Re: Unusual airline sightings

StormRider wrote:

went to get a look at the AI 747, not just that but all of your photos are brilliant!


Many thanks, my friend! Cheers! :highfive:

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by leleko747
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline sightings
Replies: 80
Views: 9013

Re: Unusual airline sightings

Here in Fortaleza, Brazil, we had a BRICS Summit in 2014, which brought Air India and Air China Jumbos at the same day. Very very rare birds here. AI and CA 747-400s in a coastal city of Brazil, with a 2545 meter runway and most of the traffic being domestic (Gol, LATAM, Azul, Avianca). It was a sig...

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by leleko747
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers
Replies: 112
Views: 8893

Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

Fairly common here in Brazil.

Fortaleza, Recife and São Paulo-Congonhas have dense population surrounding the airport.

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