Very nice liveries indeed, and always good to see a VLA entering the market. But I must say: sad to see that Japan is basically devoid of all passenger-configured 747s. JAL and ANA had tons of them, and seeing HND, NRT or ITM without the Jumbo is so depressing.Jump to post
Except maybe the CF6/PW4000 on the 747. Those are tricky at a quick glance. I can easily distinguish both engines on the 747... The PW4000 and RR Trent on 777s are really really similar on the outside. I believe they're actually identical. I can only see which one is which because of the RR or PW l...Jump to post
Max is a legit charter operator, and based on my single interaction with them, seem to be a professional outfit. They have 4 747-400 and 2 747-300 now apart from 3x737-700's. Does Nigerian regulation require the inerting? And Saudi Arabia where the aircraft fly often? If yes, then the aircraft will...Jump to post
This Nigerian operator seems to grab 747s from time to time, but they are rarely photographed... I wonder if they are always doing Hajj flights to airport without much spotters of if they simply sit derelict somewhere. This MaxAir is also "supposed" to have an ex-JAL 747-300. While a new o...Jump to post
Because ERJ-170/175/190/195 is still the official designation on the type rating certificates. From an official point of view, ERJ-1xx is more correct than E-jet, just like it is not the ATR 72-600, but ATR 72-212A. How can type rating certificates be more accurate than the labelling done by the ma...Jump to post
Why do people still call E-Jets as ERJs if Embraer have dropped that label for the E-Jets a long time ago?Jump to post
Really cool, hope to see this bird back to New Zealand!
Last month, an ex-Lufthansa B737-200 was flown (inside an An-124) from Fortaleza, Brazil to Friedrichshafen, Germany, to be restored for a museum.
Would be great to see the same fate for this ex-Air New Zealand DC-8!
Hope he gets a water salute during arrival!Jump to post
Several 747s which could be converted, plus 747-8F still being offered by Boeing... why anyone would want an A380 converted to cargo? Sounds pretty nonsense to me...Jump to post
PK-GSH was the only 744 that was flown by Garuda for the past 6 months when -GSG was retired. In other news, United Airlines retired two 744s last week. Both from the first batch of deliveries, built in 1990 (N178UA) and 1991 (N181UA). Both flew more than 105.000 hours and therefore enjoyed a full ...Jump to post
Plus Ultra, from Spain, should get these birds... they have an all-A340-300 fleet, and maybe these quite new frames would be interesting to them.Jump to post
I knew this day would come.
I really like their current scheme and IMHO there's no need to change. It's still classy after all those years!
I hope they change to something good, but I fear they might get rid of the grey belly and engines... and that's all. Ultra boring.
AF-KLM just anounced they will fly to Fortaleza through KLM and Joon, there are the Azul REC-MCO flights and TAP will have the A321LRNeo and the possibility of open new city pairs Brazil-Europe with these A321, and Gol can too reach new international markets with their 737 Max 8 arriving in 2018, s...Jump to post
The change was made tho remove Synchronizing the world of commerce from the planes and tucks because the word Synchronizing does not translate into the languages of new counties severed in South America and Africa. “Sincronizando” translates perfectly to Spanish In Portuguese too. And it's not a ne...Jump to post
Beautiful aircraft in a gorgeous livery. I've read people slate the Thai livery on here but it's hard to see why. It's the perfect modernisation of a classic livery and is unique in motif and colour boldness for a legacy carrier. The only complain I have is that they dropped their gorgeous metallic...Jump to post
Question: I've also noticed that German planes don't seem to have the registration printed under or over the wings (or at least one wing). Many other European aircraft from other countries seem to adopt that, except Germany. Why? But the, i've seen a pic of a SunExpress Deutschland B737-800 sporting...Jump to post
The 757-200 is the perfect aircraft for the KEF-SEA route. Also, what would Icelandair purchase to replace the 757 and 767? Icelandair seems to be pretty happy with their strong 757 fleet. I guess they might replace it in a not-so-near future with a mix of 737 MAX and maybe 797. They already have M...Jump to post
Far too expensive to start cutting into the nose of a PAX 747 with all the wiring and etc. Only a factory option because there are provisions in place for it.
QUESTION: Why converted 747s from pax to cargo don't get a nose cargo door? Why is it only available for newbuild freighters?Jump to post
Hello! Hope someone can help me too: Flight from Atlanta (ATL) to Fortaleza (FOR), July 15th 2009. Aircraft was a B767-300ER instead of regular B757-200 for the route. I believe the flight was DL231. Can someone please confirm the registration to me? I think it was N188DN but not sure. Anyone? Mine...Jump to post
Very nice find!
#3 is by far my favorite
#5 is just a refreshed version of the Widget livery... I fail to see any improvement.
The others are indeed quite forgettable and very 90ish indeed. A few of them remind me of USAir livery with white fuselage, don't know why!
Update: It seems that Spanish leisure carrier Wamos Air recently added 2 747-400s to their fleet. EC-MRM (ex-Malaysia 9M-MPM) EC-MQK (ex-Malaysia 9M-MPK) both are PW powered and both built in 1998. Now their fleet consists of the following Jumbos: EC-MDS EC-KSM EC-KQC EC-KXN EC-MRM EC-MQK EC-MDS is ...Jump to post
That title was... unnecessary :scratchchin: AF/KLM group should end the "KLM Cargo" brand and focus in growing Martinair... IMHO It would be even better if they could develop Martinair as their leisure branch, to compete with TUI and maybe pick up some Caribbean routes from KLM. However, I...Jump to post
Landshut 737 to be ferried from Fortaleza to Germany on the next days. This Sunday, we'll get a Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F bringing equipment to dismantle the 737. Two Antonov An-124 (possibly Volga Dnepr) flights are supposed to transport the 737 to Germany. Here in Fortaleza, all the spotters are very...Jump to post
Hope someone can help me too:
Flight from Atlanta (ATL) to Fortaleza (FOR), July 15th 2009.
Aircraft was a B767-300ER instead of regular B757-200 for the route.
I believe the flight was DL231.
Can someone please confirm the registration to me? I think it was N188DN but not sure.
Not the biggest increase, I guess. But still nice to look!
Too often people get confused or mistake low costs with low fares. I might be wrong but i've always understood like this: Low Cost = an airline with a simple structure, avoiding higher operational costs. Fleet usually with a single type of aircraft, Buy On Board meals, etc etc Low Fare = cheap tick...Jump to post
Here in Brazil, there's no such thing as "Low Fare" airline. Tickets are still expensive even on those airlines who claim to be Low Cost, like Gol and Azul. So, these airlines are actually "Low Cost High Fare". They use many Low Cost strategies, but the fares are still high :( Ac...Jump to post