Wouldn’t be surprised if National, Western Global and possibly even Sky Lease Cargo are sniffing around these 3 74M’s. KL is also under pressure to cut costs throughout the entire company in order to stay afloat. The last three 74E's are not exactly the most fuel efficient ones either. Behind the fo...Jump to post
Apologies if this has been mentioned before and/or is embedded in another thread. Have seen a image taken yesterday (on a rival site) of N573MA which is a former RSAF KC-135, ex 753 and the photo narrative mentions something along the lines of these being acquired, along with 3 sister-ships to count...Jump to post
Hearing that National has pulled a third 744BCF after being stored at MZJ for over 10years!
N729CA has been ferried to SAT.
Ex KA/CX and was originally delivered to SQ as 9V-SMJ.
Any idea if this includes the 1-2 CI 744F’s sat basking in the Californian desert?
Think one is B-18703 which is painted all white?
Have seen elsewhere that apparently WGN have purchased a KLM B744 (think it was PH-BFL) no doubt for spares, guessing engines possibly for 497MC or future acquisitions, currently sat in AMS missing a couple of her GE’s.Jump to post
Whilst on the topic of engines, I recall seeing something recently that GE had purchased those ex QF and KLM 744’s especially for their engines to support US registered 767’s, I have a vague recollection they were for the FedEx fleet, but it could’ve also been for ATSG/CAM birds. Was it FedEx that w...Jump to post
The most recent photo I saw, one was parked engineless and the other missing 2 of her engines. There’s factory B744F’s sitting in the desert with a rumoured price tag of around $12.5million a piece, the sums just don’t add up, especially as a factory freighter will always be more capable than a conv...Jump to post
In the images I’ve seen recently of the parked BA 744’s their engines are removed quite quickly, is there actually any worldwide demand for the RB211’s anymore? All I can think of is US registered B757’s.Jump to post
So for those who are following my reports on the smaller-fleet 747 and MD11 operators in the time of Covid, I noticed one thing today. I had lauded VT Aero in SAT for getting National's N919CA turned around and back in service rapidly the other day, as it was the only aircraft they had that wasn't ...Jump to post
Is this the airbus ones? Was it a 321 freighter? Yep I was also curious about this - thought it should've been delivered long time ago as it can be helpful during this period Michael According to the following it’s due for delivery in October https://twitter.com/r_wall/status/1296216768487145473?s=...Jump to post
So National Airlines has been flying its aircraft hard during the Air Bridge period and now as extra lift in a still-strong cargo market. Their crews have been working hard (as they have a reputation for always doing), and they took a lot of pride in those long duty days to bring in PPE from China....Jump to post
Things must be looking up at National as they ferried N756CA MZJ-SAT for paint on the 27/7
Ex SQ/CX and KA B744BCF, quite remarkable as records show this frame has been stored since 04/2013, most recent photos of it show it engineless too.
Qantas's last in-service B744, VH-OEJ, has just operated the type's final passenger service - a farewell joy flight around Canberra and the Snowy Mountains. Will position back to Sydney later today before heading to the CA desert next week. All have been sold to GE for their CF6’s which are ultimat...Jump to post
Don't underestimate how capable the A330 fleet is, remember several of the A332's were up-rated to operate LAX flights a number of years ago. The A333's are also incredibly versatile birds, whether it be hauling pax/freight or both. They can also operate PER-JNB-PER flights. Thinking outside the box...Jump to post
Unofficially...have heard there's some talk of converting some 738's to freighters too.Jump to post
Does any know the MSN of the next A321 that will be converted for Express Freighters tbf Qantas? Had read that JQ A321’s VH-VWY and -VWZ were to undergo conversion. MSN 1408, VH-VWY as far as know will come from KeyStone Holding. THE LOI was signed earlier this year. Scheduled to be re-delivered to...Jump to post
[quote="EDP] For anyone interested, the two 777s being "converted" to freighters (having the seats taken out) will be G-YMMG and G-YMMK.[/quote] By "converted" is it just a temp conversation (just economy seats out) or as talking full on fright conversion here.[/quote] Has ...Jump to post
I never understood why MASKargo didn’t extend the lease of the 4th A332F they had -MUC as unlike other MH widebodies the freighters always seem to be active.
-MUC went on to have a diverse career, being NTU by Royal Jordanian then ending up in the Californian desert before being taken by TK!
There’s a photo knocking about which was taken in MEL today of JT B739ER PK-LJT which is now wearing Lionparcel.com titles with a belt loaded offloading boxes at R1. Looking at the aircrafts recent history it looks to of flown several trips to MEL, CAN and SZX, but spent 5 days on the ground at Jaka...Jump to post
I believe first 77W aircraft destined for conversion to a SF (Special freighter) has recently been re-registered from its EK rego A6-EBB to OE-IHW and will commence conversion in Q4 of 2020 for GECAS. With the sheer popularity and demand for widebody and relatively modern freighters, especially 77F’...Jump to post
I agree that high resale values of the A320 and in particular A321 stopped this from happening. I speculate the A321NEO economics is freeing up frames at values that tip the scale. I also agree the MASSIVE parts availability virtually guaranteed for 30+ years on the A32x family makes this an attrac...Jump to post
Did a quick search and found no reference this this being previously posted.
From this article it would appear LOT is looking at taking 3 former Singapore Airlines B772’s.
https://www.pasazer.com/news/42999/do,f ... i,777.html
No way they'll get rid of any 788's completely, at worst they'll end up in QF colours. I think it is clear that JQ doesn't need anymore 787's though and once the A321XLRs arrive they'll probably give some (5-6) back to QF. You probably already know this, the JQ 788s don’t have crew rest. This will ...Jump to post
Could an existing B789 reconfigured with a higher premium seat count, achieve the range required to make this project viable? I’ve always wondered if sacrificing Y seats in exchange for a bigger Y+ cabin and reducing the overall seat count down from the current 236 would extend the range further, th...Jump to post
Skyliner is reporting ex SQ A330-343 msn1156 9V-STR is joining the AC fleet as C-GKUH.
That might be the identity of the 5th A330 supposedly joining the fleet.
Alliance's F70 -QQW has started her return journey to Oz from the UK, she looks absolutely tremendous in her silver 100 year centennial livery, will be arguably one of the most appealing liveries gracing our skies. Just after confirmation which base she is destined for.Jump to post
I've checked status on all the EK A380 greater than 4 years of age and here's the state of play DWC: EDG, EDN and EEK. However EEQ and EER have both been ferried to AUH of recent, this might just be coincidental and being consecutive deliveries, they're due for maintenance at the same time. It still...Jump to post
Does anyone else think this is potentially a ploy to send a strong message to part suppliers and vendors, to reduce the cost of parts acquisitions?
STC playing hard-ball, similar to what Richard Anderson was iconic for.
This whole EK scrapping A380's just doesn't add up.
The supposedly being scrapped -EEH is currently airborne from DWC-DXB as EK2552.Jump to post
Just something worth mentioning, IF some of the JQ B788's are transferred across to mainline there's a few equations here which could play out. I'm guessing it's safe to say they'll need to be reconfigured into a more QF friendly configuration, however they could be configured into a premium heavy ...Jump to post
Just something worth mentioning, IF some of the JQ B788's are transferred across to mainline there's a few equations here which could play out. I'm guessing it's safe to say they'll need to be reconfigured into a more QF friendly configuration, however they could be configured into a premium heavy B...Jump to post
Anyone know what's going on with B789 -ZND?
It's only operated QF127/128 SYD-HKG-SYD rotations for well over the past week, all other Dreamliners appear to be rotationing normal through the system, apart from -ZND.
Is she flying with a MEL which permits long range sectors possibly?
^ Well there is the constantly mentioned option of moving the 11x 788s to QF mainline. With the few routes that can't be moved to the XLR (namely SYD/MEL-HNL) shifted to QF with it. This would mean more than daily on the SYD-HNL route as QF mainline if that scenario was to occur. A less premium hea...Jump to post
Have just arrived home in Perth after a trip to NYC. We were booked on JFK-LAX-MEL (departing Wednesday 12th NY time) however the night before departing we received a notification via the app that QF94 had been re-timed to a 10am departure the following day, however later the evening we received fur...Jump to post
bhxalex wrote:MH still have several 738s in the old livery which was officially phased out in 2015, although they'd been receiving new aircraft in an updated livery since 2012.
Have just been given some more information about the diverted QR908 DOH-SYD to PER yesterday. Due to the tech issue crew timed out. It was suppose to depart for SYD at 1300 today but that got pushed back to 1400 then 1530, aircraft still remains on the ground . Looks like it is finally on the move ...Jump to post
I asked this question on the fleet thread with no response but does anyone know why QF A332 -EBP is grounded in SYD? It's been there since the 9/4, I've heard whispers it's related to a major system. My QF sources are remaining tight lipped on this one.Jump to post