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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
...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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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?
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.
I thought both JASDF 744 are slated to go to museums?
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...Jump to post
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-...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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:...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
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.
Dunno why but vaguely reminds me of defunct Russian airline Avianova:
danipawa wrote:Sky High is getting 2 ERJ145 very soon. They started SDQ-SJU and BQN
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...Jump to post
Thunderbolt500 wrote:Why not a 787
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
gatibosgru wrote:Would these be the first CEOs for AD?
sixtyseven wrote:Add to that they were Pratt powered. At time I think only other operator using Pratt’s was Singapore.
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...Jump to post
Fairly common here in Brazil.
Fortaleza, Recife and São Paulo-Congonhas have dense population surrounding the airport.