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by eicvd
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 169
Views: 17782

Re: Irish 7/19

Who says these airlines "don't want jet bridges". Air Moldova use the 300 gates so clearly want jet bridges. The Blue Air 01:30 to Bacau also use the 300 gates as does the occasional TUI charter flight. I'm sure Croatia Airlines, TAP, BA, Iberia, Icelandair, Luxair, SAS, Air Transat and W...

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by eicvd
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 169
Views: 17782

Re: Irish 7/19

Apart from West Jet 787 (300 gates not full at scheduled time) and the odd Air Canada there is no scheduled wide bodies from 100 gates so not sure there is a case for adding an air bridge. 100 gates can handle wide bodies however it was designed as narrow body pier up to Code C aircraft. Maybe I ha...

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by eicvd
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 169
Views: 17782

Re: Irish 7/19

AmricanShamrok wrote:
I see this evening’s EI277 (BHX-DUB) is being operated by a WX AR8. Are they no longer exclusively operating DUB-LCY?

Read on another aviation forum a few weeks ago that WX would be operating this flight so yes it’s not just LCY they’re operating for EI.

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by eicvd
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 169
Views: 17782

Re: Irish 7/19

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Skyblue39 wrote:
Air Canada Rouge have finished up at DUB. All 3 flights from Dublin to Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are now operated by the mainline A330. (Today saw a B789 operate YYZ-DUB though).

Saturday’s flight was a 777-300, didn’t depart until 2300 for crew rest.

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by eicvd
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair to KIR?
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: Loganair to KIR?

IMO LM would be the perfect airline for WAT

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by eicvd
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 26904

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

EI321 wrote:
Anyone know what the bookings are like on Great Dane airlines Aalborg-Dublin route? I think today was the inagrual flight.

No idea about the loads sorry but it was on the boards for a few days, not sure when I first noticed. Previous flight to yesterday’s was flown by a leased in ATR.

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by eicvd
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 26904

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Two small observations from the last few days in DUB. On Monday afternoon there must have been some problem at the Terminal 1 departure gates, queue snaked half way back down the terminal towards the FR check in area. For the time of day to have that many going through security there has to be a pro...

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by eicvd
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 26904

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Never mind the XLR, will some of those Max’s be seen in an EI livery?

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by eicvd
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32507

Re: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options

[threeid][/threeid]

ORDfan101 wrote:
Does anyone else think an order of a220s and a321s is possible for virgin? They have short and long haul networks but virtually no medium haul network.

Thoughts?


No, unless suddenly they get tonnes if LHR slots which is impossible

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by eicvd
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 61
Views: 9318

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

There’ll be no space left on the Maltese register soon!

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by eicvd
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 26904

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

The Ethiopian service looks really great - hopefully they can make it work long-term. Used the T2 DAA lounge last week, it's terrible. The space has no sense of welcome, its tall and makes no use of the apron views. the furniture is drab and uncomfortable, the space looks tired and in need of both ...

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by eicvd
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 26904

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

The Ethiopian service looks really great - hopefully they can make it work long-term. Did you visit any of the lounges in DUB? Thinking of using them on my next trip away, any feedback would be appreciated. Used the T2 DAA lounge last week, it's terrible. The space has no sense of welcome, its tall...

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by eicvd
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 26904

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Flew on the new 5th Freedom DUB-MAD with ET. Aircraft was changed to a 77L due to being full of Liverpool fans on the inbound. Have to say it was an excellent flight and highly recommend it to fellow Anetters. I know a few are booked already and sure they will enjoy it. Im certainly going to do it ...

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by eicvd
Fri May 24, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25689

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Was 28 operating with a displaced threshold last night? I was on the apron at about 7.30-8 and noticed a number of aircraft, including the EK 777, landing quite long. Any idea of why this might have been? Also, I see an AC 788 on the ground - which flight is this operating? Its operating for the AC...

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by eicvd
Wed May 22, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Equine Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5022

Re: Equine Flights

Did quite a few horse charters when I flew boxes for money. A couple of our regular 757s had their rear pax and service doors reactivated, and removable slides were installed. A pallet with 18 seats was placed in the last position, and a box carrying supplemental oxygen was also loaded. We used a s...

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by eicvd
Tue May 21, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Equine Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5022

Re: Equine Flights

Godolphin, one of the racing worlds biggest owners/breeders have 2 aircraft operating equine flights for them. A 737 operated by West Atlantic on their behalf & a 747 by the Dubai Air Wing. Coincidentally Godolphins rivals Coolmore charted the 747 to fly their horses out to Dubai for World Cup n...

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by eicvd
Thu May 16, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair thread - 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4768

Re: Loganair thread - 2019

These guys would be my perfect idea of the airline to get flights from WAT back up & running again to the UK especially when the ATRs arrive. New modern aircraft to LTN, BHX & MAN possibly EDI & GLA. They'd be a much better option than the runway extension & thoughts of European flig...

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by eicvd
Thu May 16, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25689

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Has Ryanair, or any other credible airline signalled they will launch routes from Waterford if the runway is extended? Surely EI regional would have made a route work by now if there was money in it? If Stobart had left the flight run to LTN instead of moving to their own airport there’d still be f...

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by eicvd
Mon May 13, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25689

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

kaitak wrote:
EI321 wrote:
I see Emirates EK164 that departed Dublin tonight was a 777LR, is that regular?


No, that's quite rare - nice catch! I think they've only brought in a 77L on two or three occasions before.

The 77L is back again tonight

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by eicvd
Sat May 11, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 106
Views: 23446

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

VV wrote:
Widebodies, why?

Why not?

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Joelatbsl wrote:
The FC Barcelona team & staff are already on the way home after tonight's heavy defeat at Anfield Road, with lots of fans to follow now:

http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot ... eturn.html

They should have been made walk home after that ;-)

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by eicvd
Tue May 07, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25689

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Apparently LH will use an A340 on the FRA-DUB route, Wednesday’s only, not sure of the flight number but it’s the late morning arrival.

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by eicvd
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 29680

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019

Could someone please post a link to the other website with good info about the LH (& other German airlines fleet) other than the link early in the thread. I’m almost certain there was two similar sites, tried google but it only gave me the site already posted.

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by eicvd
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 8781

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

[twoid] [/twoid]

wjcandee wrote:
Geez, spend the night, go out while you're there, and meet some beautiful Danish women already! (Or do the bars/clubs close early in Denmark?)

As someone already mentions, avgeeks don’t meet women......

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by eicvd
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's intercontinental routes
Replies: 12
Views: 2924

Re: Air Canada's intercontinental routes

I’ve flown DUB-YYZ with AC twice in the last year. Mostly O&D with a few connections to elsewhere in Canada

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by eicvd
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20812

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

Stade Toulousain coming in later this week in Dublin, for the Rugby Champions Cup semifinal against Leinster, using Enter Air and Carpatair: https://championsleaguecharters.blogspot.com/2019/04/heineken-champions-cup-semifinal-20-21.html Just landed at DUB http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/t...

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by eicvd
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus in LHR T2
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Re: Aer Lingus in LHR T2

Having their own lounge in T2 plays it’s part as well.

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by eicvd
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly temporarily replaces A330neo ops with A380 with Air Senegal
Replies: 30
Views: 9412

Re: Air Senegal replaces A339neo with leased HiFly A380 for temporary period of time

emuwarveteran wrote:
so we are back in the 90s with airlines randomly leasing quadjets? :P

An airline replacing one of their tech aircraft with another aircraft of their own doesn’t make it random

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by eicvd
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 15852

Re: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR

my real question, is why would the airport management not consider reducing slots from the existing LCC's in order to gain a valuable connection to a network/long haul carrier like BA @ London? Would that not be desirable for their local clientele? So discriminate against the LCCs purely because th...

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by eicvd
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 question.
Replies: 7
Views: 2383

Re: BA A350 question.

They circle to burn fuel like every other aircraft that can’t dump fuel. If needs be & they must land heavy well then the aircraft may be damaged & a runway/airport closure could follow.

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by eicvd
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK and London
Replies: 64
Views: 10198

Re: EK and London

Just in answer to a previous comment regarding LCY and LTN as destinations for EK. From a technical and performance perspective, there is no way that LCY is even remotely compatible or capable to cope with a 777 let alone an A380. With respect to LTN, the 777-200 could in theory operate there, alth...

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by eicvd
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian EI a/c registration
Replies: 14
Views: 2365

Re: Italian EI a/c registration

Blue Panorama Airlines are starting to reregister some of their EI reg fleet to Malta

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by eicvd
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20812

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

conflats wrote:
EI321 wrote:
Surely the demand is there for Aer Lingus to run a JFK route from Belfast on the A321neo.
Would this not require switching back to BFS from BHD due to runway length?

It would indeed. Not a chance in hell EI will fly transatlantic from BFS

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by eicvd
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 G-POWI @Jet2Jj
Replies: 3
Views: 1213

Re: A321 G-POWI @Jet2Jj

The lease 321s from one of those Eastern Europe ACMI airlines too. Not sure which as Avion Express & Smartlynx are far too similar, the LY/YL registrations only make things worse!

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by eicvd
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24106

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

One of my fondest earliest aviation memory was the TP 340, IIRC it was a Saturday evening departure.

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by eicvd
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15191

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

Ryanair are still there at the top, all seems fine with me

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by eicvd
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24106

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Galwayman wrote:
It’s just one 330 for all the Vancouver and Montreal routes alternating days etc

These were going to be the ex SQ birds but I see them coming up as Rouge now

It’s supposed to be Rouge at first for a few weeks

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by eicvd
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24106

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

[twoid]c[/twoid] With the grounding of the 737 MAX I was wondering what AC would use for their DUB-YUK flights this summer and it seems an A330 is scheduled. Was this announced before or is it just temporary? So with YVR also switching to mainline AC it may be possible to see 3 Air Canada A330s on t...

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by eicvd
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus RJ85 new livery
Replies: 14
Views: 3845

Re: Aer Lingus RJ85 new livery

I’m still not a fan but I do think it looks good on the Avro.

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by eicvd
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could rename any airport what would it be?
Replies: 43
Views: 3520

Re: If you could rename any airport what would it be?

kruiseri wrote:
seemyseems wrote:
When I worked at MAN someone pitched naming the airport in honour of Alan Turing, I thought it was a good idea!


Are any airports in the UK named after a person ?

Liverpool John Lennon

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by eicvd
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could rename any airport what would it be?
Replies: 43
Views: 3520

Re: If you could rename any airport what would it be?

Dublin, Jim Gavin International

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by eicvd
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does Las Vegas Sands use their aircraft for?
Replies: 33
Views: 8492

Re: What does Las Vegas Sands use their aircraft for?

Flying bunny ranches

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by eicvd
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing produce a domestic version of the 777-9?
Replies: 38
Views: 5317

Re: Will Boeing produce a domestic version of the 777-

It’d be nice if it happened, think of those extra slots you could have if one class 777-9s where flying intra EU or US, never gonna happen though.

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by eicvd
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline sightings
Replies: 80
Views: 8977

Re: Unusual airline sightings

I saw a BOAC plane in DUB, maybe not that unusual 50/60 years ago (I’m no history buff) but it was unusual at 0830 last Monday morning........

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by eicvd
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no TATL from PMI?
Replies: 45
Views: 6058

Re: Why no TATL from PMI?

Skyservice did fly to PMI from YYZ, cruise related I think

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by eicvd
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20268

Re: Irish 2/19

Two rare 747 jumbo jets spotted at Dublin Airport As rare as hen's teeth! Eagle-eyed aviation buffs were astonished to see two rare 747 jumbo jets parked at Dublin Airport at the same time on Tuesday. For the first time in almost three years, two of the jets were parked at the travel hub. A British...

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by eicvd
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 33140

Re: Germania ceases operations

Recent images of LZ-AOA and LZ-AOC in Germania c/s. I understand these are leased from Bulgarian Eagle. Does this mean that they just come and collect their planes. Bulgarian Eagle was just a Bulgarian division of Germania along with a Swiss division. Posts yesterday said both of those airlines are...

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by eicvd
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyValan operations?
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: FlyValan operations?

Hi all, landing in Turin a couple days ago, I noticed a plane of a company I didn't know, FlyValan. Looking up info about them, I only found that they are from Romania and tried to serve different routs from Genoa, but canceled those operations after short time. The aircraft in Turin seems to fly s...

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by eicvd
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Alitalia to cancel Primera A321neo lease deal
Replies: 46
Views: 8410

Re: Updated: Alitalia to cancel Primera A321neo lease deal

FatCat wrote:
Any news about those 3 A321neos?
I read a post of a SAS pilot on IG announcingh SAS will get 3 A321neo... maybe they will stay in Scandinavia?

SAS are getting 321LRs not these orphans

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by eicvd
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 39031

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

Some additional stats as of 01/19 5 oldest active 767 (PAX) LN 30: VP-CME (Midroc Aviation - VIP) - 762 LN 32: N767MW (MLW Aviation - Charter) - 762 LN 118: N603KW (Eastern Airlines - Charter) - 762ER LN 125: N602KW (Eastern Airlines - Charter) - 762ER LN 133: N673BF (Polaris Aviation Solutions - C...

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