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...Jump to post
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,...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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.
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
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.
so many 747s being fired from airlines and they want to invest in cargo A340-600s with no cargo doors? lolwut.Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
Fortaleza, Brazil (FOR/SBFZ):
Ethiopian Cargo B777F
A similar case: Continental and Copa Airlines.
CO also had their share on Copa Airlines, hence the very similar liveries.
qf789 wrote:Air Canada’s 77W recently removed seats now loaded with cargo
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
...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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
And what a widespread use and success it was!
Nicoeddf wrote:The 787 is still a long haul optimised plane with structural weight for 15h flying, not 3-7.