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by TUGMASTER
Wed May 25, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 968
Views: 166366

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Can’t remember seeing it posted anywhere on here, but one of Titan ‘s 321PF, G-NIKO has been running LHR-BRU twice a day since 20th May for Virgin.

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by TUGMASTER
Mon May 16, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IL-62... current interesting routing
Replies: 15
Views: 6246

Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

Libya-Venezuela….
Nothing to see here…
FFS

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by TUGMASTER
Mon May 16, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 347
Views: 65213

Re: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022

FR pretty much killed SK on the LON-GOT route. BA dropped the route after 9/11… even after they couldn’t make it work from LGW. When theyreintroduced LHR -GOT, the writing was on the wall for SK. God knows why they couldn’t make it work. Have flown SK , LHR-GOT on hundred of flights, and never once ...

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by TUGMASTER
Sat May 14, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 968
Views: 166366

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

MO11 wrote:
After nearly 10 years parked in the desert (including a 2-month visit to the California high desert), N805SJ is on the way into MIA this afternoon.

Wow… so that’s 3 MIA based DC8’s , truly amazing.
Plus the Samaritans Purse DC8 knocking about.

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by TUGMASTER
Wed May 11, 2022 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More than 100 Passengers are barred from boarding connecting flight in Germany
Replies: 72
Views: 15141

Re: More than 100 Orthodox Jews are barred from boarding connecting flight in Germany

Change title of thread from “Orthodox Jews” to “passengers”please….
Can’t have all the weirdos on here jumping in the racism band wagon.

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by TUGMASTER
Mon May 02, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 472
Views: 106845

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

3rd May,
ZAPX is planned Venice and Tenerife

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by TUGMASTER
Sun May 01, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 472
Views: 106845

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Current plans are for DBV and ACE for G-ZAPX tomorrow (2nd May)

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by TUGMASTER
Sun May 01, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 472
Views: 106845

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

https://speedbird.online/fleet.php

Brilliant site

Also ,heard the strong rumours re the Titan 757’s op out of LGW.
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With the demise of the BA source, I came across this gem, that some people might like.
https://speedbird.online/fleet.php

Brilliant site

Also ,heard the strong rumours re the Titan 757’s op out of LGW.

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Apr 29, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue
Replies: 106
Views: 31991

Re: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue

Right at the top of this thread, a well respected member,”Cedarjet” called them Air Chance.
I rest his case.

So so many AF incidents should get Bells ringing.!!!!

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Apr 19, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 54
Views: 15094

Re: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

It’s Simply Flying articles that don’t make sense.

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 968
Views: 166366

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Whatever happen to the bird that ended up at Hahn.. N570B…?? IIRC.
Anyone recall..?

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 76
Views: 26557

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

Bloody hell Mario,
What a load of waffle.!!!
But great info none the less
Thanks
I think.

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Apr 05, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 472
Views: 106845

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Just like they outsourced passenger handling at their biggest airports which are useless when the operation falls over. 3rd party handlers are paid the bare minimum and you get what you pay for. FYI Skip, Every handler at LHR is paying more than BA are paying their new hires now. And they were recr...

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Apr 03, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat Guru Not Accurate Anymore?
Replies: 11
Views: 1681

Re: Seat Guru Not Accurate Anymore?

The seat/window line up is accurate.

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Apr 02, 2022 10:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat Guru Not Accurate Anymore?
Replies: 11
Views: 1681

Re: Seat Guru Not Accurate Anymore?

https://www.aerolopa.com/
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This is probably the best out there, but not so many airlines, but they’re adding to it all the time.
https://www.aerolopa.com/

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 472
Views: 106845

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

That’s around the ball park… £60 per hour, however, BA already offer double time for any overtime worked in the past 6-7 weeks, as they’re that short of staff. And because of this , a lot of staff are smashing it, and will already be on long days, and probably have no appetite to stay on any longer....

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Mar 28, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 42159

Re: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...

tonystan.

Spot on…!!! Never a truly word said.!

Sad, isn’t it.!!!

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Mar 27, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 472
Views: 106845

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Pretty sure that range of flight numbers are freighter's.

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Mar 27, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1004
Views: 163517

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

IIRC, Flybe mk 1 we’re just short of keeping their LHR slots that BA have them to use for 3 years..think they missed out on keeping them by around 4-5 weeks. Otherwise, I would have thought Flybe Mk 2 would’ve ran the UK domestics similar to before,… less competition than AMS. Unsure what their rati...

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Mar 27, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 472
Views: 106845

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

While the long haul routes out of T3 have been highlighted, I’d thought I’d mention the large amount of Short haul moving over too. Algiers, Bastia, Billund, Brindisi,Bologna,Budapest , Faro, Gibraltar , Goteborg ,Krakow, Ljubljana, Naples,Marseilles,Lyon,Nuremberg ,Ilbia,Oslo, Bucharest ,Pisa,Prist...

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Mar 24, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1004
Views: 163517

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Yes yes, I get that, and tbf, I used to enjoy using them out of LHR just to avoid the boring 320’s etc.
However, they went tits up owing lots of £££ to passengers /investors and staff.
So like I said why would anyone trust them with £40ish when there’s 47 other options to get you to AMS.

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Mar 24, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1004
Views: 163517

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

LON-AMS…
Are they Mad…?

I did a random one way flight search for May 27th.
Between 0600-2100, EasyJet , KLM , BA , BACF have 47 departures from STN/LTN/LGW/LCY/LHR.
Why on earth would someone fly on FlyBe 2.0 with a known track record of taking your £££.?

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Mar 24, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Satire: IL-86 to be back in the air
Replies: 21
Views: 6012

Re: IL-86 to be back in the air

Caught their (IL86) last week of flying .
SVO- AYT , DonAvia
2 nights in a AYT hotel,
AYT-VKO , Atlant Soyuz.
Total cost around €150 iirc.
Great Adventure and a great airplane for Avgeeks to get a ride on.

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Mar 22, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1004
Views: 163517

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Have said it many times, and I’ll say it again, you have to be completely mad to give this crowd any of your hard earned $$€€££.
Complete basket case Airline .
What they did to their customers/ employees and investors last time was truly awful.

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Mar 21, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 1980 MAC Flight
Replies: 7
Views: 1707

Re: 1980 MAC Flight

Wow… scratching the grey matter now World was pretty much all DC10’s by mid-late 80’s Transamerica DC8’s DC10’s, think the 742’s had moved on. Capitol, DC8’s DC10’s… Other options might be Arrow Air, they also did a stack of US Military work. Unless you can pinpoint specifics from your parents, the ...

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Mar 21, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 1980 MAC Flight
Replies: 7
Views: 1707

Re: 1980 MAC Flight

World / Capital / Transamerica , just 3 to start with….

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Mar 11, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aircraft Lease Return/Repo Thread
Replies: 169
Views: 47007

Re: Russian Aircraft Lease Return/Repo Thread

You have to remember, that these airlines can’t afford these frames anymore. Pretty soon, they’ll have no one to fly on them., so might as well give them back willingly.

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Mar 08, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 472
Views: 106845

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

IAG & SK are not the right fit.
And to be fair SK are quite a basket case airline… too many wrong moves and wonky decisions.
IAG and AY are the more compatible /desirable option IMHO.

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Mar 06, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Movements / Write-Off / Retirements / Scrapping Thread - 2022
Replies: 34
Views: 12643

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Movements / Write-Off / Retirements / Scrapping Thread - 2022

Nope… Rossiya’s 747’s we’re Always flying down to Hurghada and Sharm.
Infact XLC is there now, with XLF just about to arrive in DXB
Now they’ll end their days in the Russian wilderness awaiting parts.

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Feb 25, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 968
Views: 166366

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Info I have from FedEx Maint Mgr says 648 is next… 646/647 undecided… as engines and gear timed out.?

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Feb 24, 2022 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 968
Views: 166366

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

N858AM, looks very much like the livery of a Spanish operator called SwiftAir.
Just missing the titles, that’s all, and fits in with your delivery via BGR.

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Feb 20, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebody Flights ??
Replies: 29
Views: 4324

Re: European Widebody Flights ??

N1120A wrote:
There are also subs. I once flew LHR-FRA on a 744 after an A300 went tech at FRA and they consolidated an A300 and an A321.


That was a long ptime ago…

And I imagine that the point of this thread is bookable Widebodies in Europe, not one offs…

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Feb 20, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Obscure Heathrow Stand Question
Replies: 2
Views: 2909

Re: Obscure Heathrow Stand Question

You’re not quite there. Stand 131 refers to TF3 & TF4 Stand 135 refers to TF5. Believe the reason they also use stand numbers is that they can be accessed from the ATC controlled airport. i.e. ATC will giving you instructions to these stands either via Alpha for TF5/135 or Link 28 for TF3 & ...

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Feb 17, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 968
Views: 166366

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

As in G-DHLA…?

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Feb 16, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 968
Views: 166366

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Western Global identified as buyer of two previously unidentified 777F orders. https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2022-02-16-Western-Global-Airlines-Purchases-Two-Boeing-777-Freighters Curious if this is expansion or replacement for some of the older metal on property? OK… all bets Valid… How long before...

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Feb 09, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 968
Views: 166366

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

You say well cared for , but I guess that APU was kaput, as they’re waiting for the mobile GPU to turn up before turning off the motors.
And a open thrust reverser , could also be a bit problematic if not sorted sooner rather than later.

But superb footage.!

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Feb 06, 2022 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA/BA align LHR-JFK schedules when BA moves to JFK T8?
Replies: 44
Views: 9598

Re: Will AA/BA align LHR-JFK schedules when BA moves to JFK T8?

AA90 is/was a great flight.
Crewed with very high seniority too.
Daylight to LHR-Sleep- Daylight to ORD as the 91.

AA have previously run daylight as per

AA90 ORD
AA156 BOS
AA142 PHL then JFK
AA106 JFK

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Feb 05, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 968
Views: 166366

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Great report from zkojq.

I made that 38 A330/340’s operating in the pfeighter role That’s quite impressive.

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Feb 01, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does LHR have "conformance" cutoffs pre-departure?
Replies: 6
Views: 2981

Re: Why does LHR have "conformance" cutoffs pre-departure?

That’s not exactly true…. I nearly always by pass the secondary BP scan when you reach the front of the security queue. It a HAL system to monitor how long it takes you for getting thru the entrance gate of security to the end of the line before you throw your bag through the X-ray machine. BA have ...

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Feb 01, 2022 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA/BA align LHR-JFK schedules when BA moves to JFK T8?
Replies: 44
Views: 9598

Re: Will American Airlines & British Airways align their LHR-JFK/JFK-LHR schedules more when BA moves to JFK's Terminal

With BA having over 50% of the available LHR slots, juggling them around with AA’s 22/23.? Won’t be a problem to consolidate timings.

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Jan 31, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA/BA align LHR-JFK schedules when BA moves to JFK T8?
Replies: 44
Views: 9598

Re: Will American Airlines & British Airways align their LHR-JFK/JFK-LHR schedules more when BA moves to JFK's Terminal

8herveg,
That schedule is pretty much ideal.
Everyone would love to see it happen.
Will it…? $64m question.
Or rather $1b dollar question.

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Jan 31, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reason for the British Airways 747-236BM
Replies: 26
Views: 5650

Re: Reason for the British Airways 747-236BM

I’m trying to rack my brain… I don’t remember BA ever using these as combis… did they ever.? I don’t even remember a BA MDL being around in the ramp to unload them. Same as the two MEA frames, I don’t recall those being used in Combi mode. Maybe as mentioned up thread , BA just got a really good dea...

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Jan 30, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Same airport...same airline over and over again
Replies: 50
Views: 6539

Re: Same airport...same airline over and over again

Can be a bit more specific.
Flew ARN- LPI & vv half a dozen times over the period of a year, and was always on a Sal Air SF340A , SE-ISK.
And they had plenty of Saabs.

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Jan 30, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways Orlando Equip
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

Re: British Airways Orlando Equip

204/205 is a MIA slot sitter

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Jan 27, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 772 L2 door destroyed at jetway at CPT
Replies: 39
Views: 10700

Re: BA 772 L2 door destroyed at jetway at CPT

No pax or crew on Aircraft Was preparing to tow off after arrival. Someone clearly had to release the brakes. Unsure whether a TBL or Conventional Tug was used. If TBL, no brake rider. As DCA350 mentioned upthread, weak point broke to protect the frame. Totally fixable. Most importantly , no one hur...

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 968
Views: 166366

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Didn’t someone buy all the old BA RB211’s.?

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Jan 24, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUH Suspends flights
Replies: 14
Views: 5135

Re: AUH Suspends flights

Ballistic missiles…FFS, what in the hell is going on, and where did the Houthi rebels get hold of these…?

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 968
Views: 166366

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Not sure MND was broken up, just robbed for her motors to keep MNE in the air.
However, correct and factual info out of Iran is hard to get, let alone verify.

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 435
Views: 62442

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order

Off topic , but raising a reply to AA and paint.
aA used to fly there A300s painted originally, before going to the classic all silver look for them.
Indeed, the 787 purchase promised a revised and updated branding from AA.

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